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Etive Restaurant with rooms

Taynuilt Etive Restaurant with rooms I was helping my wife the photographer Caroline Trotter to do a “shoot” she had over on the west coast at what was the Taynuilt hotel. Now in my memory of having run a hotel over in that neck of the woods, the Taynuilt hotel was, well let’s be frank … Continue reading Etive Restaurant with rooms


SPEND A LITTLE EXTRA ON CHEESE THIS CHRISTMAS If you value food and where it comes from and the people who make it, then this Christmas please set a little aside to help make sure that you can continue to be able to do this. We have a very serious battle on our hands and … Continue reading SPEND A LITTLE EXTRA ON CHEESE THIS CHRISTMAS

whats coming up?

What’s coming up? At this time of year people often say to me “Christopher you must be coming to your busy time” Well if the truth be told, every time of year is busy, I think what people mean that as it is Christmas and I must be doing lots of outside catering, when in … Continue reading whats coming up?


ROOT CAMP Consider all the core skills that go to making a balanced socially comfortable person who can thrive in his or her community with confidence. The ability to get on with others The ability to challenge oneself The ability to cope with being out of one’s comfort zone Root camp offers this to young … Continue reading ROOT CAMP

Say “Cheese”, yes please!

  IAD 2016 Cheese: -why cheese? Well as I said in my July blog we have a strange bunch of bedfellows for this quarter and apples and cheese go so well, but my main reason for needing to have cheese somewhere in the Year of Innovation Architecture and Design is that I wanted  to celebrate … Continue reading Say “Cheese”, yes please!

Innovation in action event – come along!

Welcome to my July posting, no recipe this month, but an invitation to join me and some wonderful Fife people to celebrate IAD 2016 please read on and join me at Lindores Abbey on Friday 26th August e mail with any questionsct@christophertrotter.co.uk or just book now! Thanks Christopher   Douglas Dunn Christopher Trotter Brian Johnstone … Continue reading Innovation in action event – come along!

Pork, Cheese & Apples!

Stuart Minick of “Minick Butchers” is nothing if not an innovator, and in light of the theme for this year, and this quarter, I am starting with a blog post about him. Our food elements for July, August and September are; cheese and pork or butchers in general, then sneaking in at the start of … Continue reading Pork, Cheese & Apples!

Crail and Ballantrae Food festivals June 2016

What a week end! from Crail To Ballantrae, some really lovely people and of course really great produce. Honoured to be asked again to work with Ardross Farm Shop at The Crail Food Festival First off was a chat about mutton and lamb with Claire from Ardross hosted by Rachel Gillon a full house and … Continue reading Crail and Ballantrae Food festivals June 2016

Kale with sausages and potatoes

Use your favourite sausage for this; it doesn’t need to be anything fancy just a good pork sausage. You can also add some spice like cumin or paprika, just after the garlic stage.  Only peel the potatoes if the skins are particularly blemished or hard.  Most of the nutrients are just under the skin which … Continue reading Kale with sausages and potatoes

Ten things to do this June

As the Summer kicks in there is loads to see and do in Fife and so with an eye on our Innovation Architecture and Design theme I have pulled together some ideas of what to see and do whilst enjoying the great outdoors in Fife. Every one of these ideas offers the opportunity to see … Continue reading Ten things to do this June