Stephens Drive thru Bakery scotland

Drive-thru bakery opens in Scotland

First drive thru Bakery for Scotland? Stephens Bakery have opened what we think to be the first drive-thru bakery in Scotland. Located in Dunfermline, the drive-thru bakery is the latest development in the 145-year old company. André Sarafilovic, managing director, says the idea of a bakery drive-thru came from his wife, Rona, who has worked

Macsween Innis and Gunn burns night Haggis Afternoon Tea

Celebrate Burns Night with Macsween Haggis and Innis & Gunn

Instead of a Burns supper why not try a Burns afternoon tea? Looking for something a little different for Burns Night this year? Then head along to Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen on Ashton Lane, Glasgow or Lothian Road in Edinburgh. Innis & Gunn are partnering with the makers of Scotland's national dish, Macsween, for

Whyte and Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Dram fine comedy coming to Glasgow this March Last night saw the launch of The Whyte & Mackay sponsored Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) programme for 2018.  We joined Fred McAuley and 20 or so other comedians at The Stand Comedy Club on Woodlands Road to down a few Whyte and Mackay-Ball cocktails (their version of

Panettone pudding recipe Christmas leftovers

Recipe: Panettone Pudding (posh bread and butter)

Posh bread and butter pudding recipe Got any panettone left over from Christmas or did you pick up some cheap in January? If yes, then this posh version of bread and butter pudding is for you.  Rich and creamy with lots of luxury...there’s no need to give up the Christmas food just yet! Croissants and brioche can

Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Winners 2018

Scottish Craft Butchers release 2018 winners list

Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Products Awards 2018 There have been celebrations all over Scotland for Scottish butchers as national awards were announced for the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Awards 2018. Scotland’s Best Scotch Pie Renowned Edinburgh butcher, Crombies of Edinburgh scooped the coveted Diamond Award in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Products Awards 2018

Authentic Slovakia pub crawl iron curtain memorial Devin castle

New Year Escape 2018 – Day Four

Bratislava - Day Four We started the day by heading to Kamzik TV tower, about a 90-minute walk from the old town - well, we were going to walk but the day we decided to visit it started to snow - just our luck! So, Not known to knock back a challenge, or should I say

Lacinka Bratislava

New Year Escape 2018 – Day Three

Bratislava trip - day three So much for “we’ll get up early and see stuff”, it was lazy bones again as we staggered out for “brunch” at 12:30!  Kava.Bar was nearby and had been recommended to us, so we wandered there for some sustenance. We woke up after our coffee and fresh orange juice accompanied

New Year Bratislava

New Year Escape 2018 – Day Two

Bratislava trip - day 2 The morning after the night before, or should I say the afternoon after the night before as we didn’t waken up until 12 (lazy gits!), well if you can’t have a lie in on the 1st January, when can you? It was all quiet out, and the fog had disappeared.

Lamb biriyani recipe

Recipe: lamb biriyani (Christmas leftovers)

 Easy-to-follow lamb biriyani recipe This Christmas we had a rolled shoulder of lamb for our dinner.  Tasty as it was, there was far too much for just the two of us, so mucho leftovers to play with.  I decided to make some lamb biriyani as not only did Mr Foodie have a cold, but my curry

New Year Bratislava

New Year Escape 2018 – Day One

  New Year can be a bit of a sad and boring time to spend at home watching Jools Hootenanny whilst slowly getting drunk, well I’d prefer not to!  It’s a time to see other places, and see what they get up to for new year.  Last year, Mr Foodie surprised me with a trip