Chicken Marbella recipe Spanish food

Recipe: Chicken Marbella

A seventies dinner party favourite rediscovered. Chicken Marbella supposedly first appeared in “The Silver Pallate”, a US cookbook. Though you have to wonder what the good people of Marbella did with their chicken in the thousands of preceding years. The chicken is marinaded in a sweet and sour mix, then braised in the marinade. The

Sekanjabin Persian drink recipe

Recipe: Sekanjabin – refreshing soft drink

Refreshing Sekanjabin drink recipe Sekanjabin is sweetened vinegar. It might sound odd, but in makes a great cooling drink that is perfect in the summer sunshine. Originating in Persia, it is one of the oldest soft drinks in the world. Needless to say, something that has been around that long has lots of variations, so

Robyn’s nest cafe Maryhill Still Game breakfast

Food Review: Robyn’s Nest, Maryhill, Glasgow (Still Game Cafe)

Breakfast with Jack and Victor at Robyn’s Nest Robyn's Nest on Glasgow's Maryhill Road has a special claim to fame. It is the cafe where the cafe sequences for Still Game are shot. For big fans of the TV series Robyn's Nest is a place of special pilgrimage. We visited recently to check it out.

Galloway country fair Innis and gunn hot dog

Galloway Country Fair with exclusive Innis and Gunn Beer Dog

Innis and bun: exclusive beer hotdog to sell at Galloway Country Fair One of the best parts of Summer is visiting country fairs. They are a great excuse for a great family day out. This year Galloway Country Fair is firing with both barrels as Scottish brewers Innes and Gunn join the fun with the

Fish stew Samphire seafood restaurant Inveraray scotland

Food: Samphire, Inveraray

Seafood at Samphire Inveraray Popped into Samphire at Inveraray for lunch recently. What a treat.  Samphire specialise in seafood, a sensible choice when you are on the banks of Loch Fyne. You can find the restaurant at the top end of Inveraray, just past the church-cum-roundabout. Once inside you will find a small dining room

Chez Mal Malmaison glasgow Summer Menu Signature cotes du boef

New Summer Menu at Malmaison including vegan and gluten-free menus

Malmaison's Chez Mal introduces new summer menu Summer is here with the introduction of the new Summer Menu at Malmaison and we were invited along to preview the new dishes. Start off with a drink in the bar... We made sure to sample two of the new cocktails. Below, we have a Tang Dynasty (£9),

World Buttery Championship

  World Buttery Championship this weekend The 16th of June is a big day for Rowie fans. North East Scotland College will be hosting the World Buttery Championship at their Aberdeen City Campus. For anyone unfamiliar with butteries, or rowies, they are a crisp flakey bread roll made with lots of butter. They don’t rise

glasgows whisky festival

Event Review: Glasgow’s Whisky Festival

Glasgow's Whisky Festival Whisky festivals are always a pleasure. For the cost of a ticket, you get to sample old favourites and are introduced to new tastes. As days out go, they are a real bargain. November saw Glasgow’s whisky festival return to Hampden Park. The festival is an annual fixture organised by Julie Hamilton,

Mandira London yoghurt Covent Garden

Food Review: Mandira, London

Time to think outside the strawberry yoghurt pot I’m  a big fan of strained yoghurt.  Not only is it tasty, but it’s sugar free and full of healthy probiotics that are good for your tummy. So an invite to Mandira on London’s Long Acre was more than welcome. Mandira specialise in yoghurt based meals along