Food & Drink, kitchen, Review

A taste of California in Edinburgh

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As much as we both absolutely love cooking at home, we are both keen on dining out and love trying new restaurants. For our anniversary treat, Kathryn took us out to try a fantastic little restaurant tucked away in one of Edinburgh’s trendy little streets. It’s a Californian restaurant, specialising […]

Food & Drink, kitchen, Recipe

The nights are fair drawing in.

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It’s that time of year when the daylight hours are getting shorter, the wind is getting chilly and the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn their Autumn shades. Gone are the thoughts of crisp summer salads and ice cream sundaes to be replaced with soups and hearty meals. […]

Food & Drink, kitchen, Recipe

Panna Cotta Pleasures

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Panna cotta (from Italian for cooked cream) is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk, vanilla and sugar, mixing this with gelatine, and letting it cool until set. Panna cotta is one of those things I order in a restaurant and savour, feeling like it’s one of those […]

Food & Drink, kitchen, Recipe

Best chocolate brownies recipe

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Today is our friend Luke’s birthday and as a treat, we’re baking him a batch of Brownies to remind him what he’s missing from the states. Brownies are one of those things which scream USA along with cookies and pumpkin pie and the one thing us poor Brits need to […]

About us, Ar Bruadair

About us

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We are Kate and Eli and we love gardening, growing veggies and cooking. A great combination. We live on the East Coast of Scotland and tend an average sized household garden. Our house is called Ar Bruadair, which is Scottish Gaelic for “our dream”, the house and garden very much […]

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Pedal for Scotland 2010 – done!

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Well we are here at last, the final post on this blog. Pedal for Scotland 2010 was yesterday and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was dry and bright but not too hot and not too much wind. Perfect! I was really lucky to have my cousin Stewart […]

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Pedal for Scotland 2010 – the build up

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I am currently marking off the days in my calendar until the big day on Sunday. Yes, Sunday this week. Just 4 days away! I’m at that stage now where I am just incredibly excited and want it to be Sunday already and must have gone through my bag of […]