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Chilli-Innovation in food in Fife!

Chillilicious There is so much to see at the Chillilicious base in Ceres and so much which connects with our theme of Innovation Architecture and Design   Innovation Tricia and Stacy are nothing if not Innovative, a chilli farm in Fife for a start! It’s the first in Scotland and they have been growing chillies […]

My “Places to visit in Fife” post for “Welcome to Fife”

About a month ago I was asked to put together a unique list for the website “Welcome to Fife” that encompasses many of the elements of my project with Fife Council linking Fife food with the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, for places to visit at this time of year. This post was far […]

March

I have just bought my seed potatoes in readiness for planting shortly and it made me think about the all the Fife connections to potatoes and how the IAD theme fits in. Well, needless to say you don’t need to look hard. In Auchtermuchty, there is a bronze plaque to Archibald Findlay who developed many […]

The launch of IAD 16 in Fife

Welcome to 2016 and to Fife Year of Food in Innovation Architecture and Design, in the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of launching this exciting new project, here is a little more about it. This year has been deemed by our promotion bods at Visit Scotland and The Scottish government as the: […]

Rocca Restaurant

Rocca February 16 Rocca is the Italian style restaurant within the Russacks hotel right on the edge of the golf links, in St Andrews, American visitors must love this place with views straight onto the old course not to mention golf paraphernalia everywhere, our view of the R and A golf club was about all […]

Pop-up menu

At the beginning of November I held my pop up dinner which promptly sold out, hurray!! But it did mean a few missed out, so I said at the time that I would be able to squeeze in a few private dining experiences before the big day – (a month tomorrow by the way). For […]

Food Classes & Gift Vouchers

Hello, Here is my autumnal recipe of the month. I am lucky enough to have several apple trees and try to use the fruit as much as I can so this is a favourite recipe, at the moment it’s based on a Dan Lepard recipe. I hope you enjoy it, But before the recipe, let […]

The Little Vegetable Books

The Little Vegetable Books I really enjoy writing these little veg books because of the research I have to do and the discoveries I make about the vegetables. For instance Kale, my latest book really is the quintessential Scottish vegetable. Church bells in Edinburgh were named after it, as when they chimed at noon it […]

“Kale” is here!

It’s very exciting having another book coming out and it has made me think back to when I wrote my first book in 1998! I was running Scotland’s Larder then, my project to teach Scotland about its own food! We had a restaurant where the menu changed seasonally, we had a shop which celebrated the […]

Farmers markets east and west

Farmers markets The east west divide For some time now I have been doing demonstrations at both Fife farmers markets and at Loch Lomond Shores and it is interesting to consider the differences. In effect my job is to chat to the stall holders and get small amounts of produce from them and then cook […]