Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Al-Fresco Dining

  An invite
A celebration of friendship
food and laughter

Malaysian/Singaporean Ladies get-together
this time hosted by the Briggs

Their lovely home is situated on top of a hill
which overlooks the River Forth, the naval dockyard and the famous Forth Bridge

Friday, 25 September 2015

Grub At A Grab - CheesyEggy Toast

A champion breakfast fare!

CheesyEggy Toast

You will need:
a shallow frying pan or a pancake pan
a piece of parchment paper, bigger than the toast but small enough to fit in the pan
1 egg
1 slice of wholemeal bread
1 small handful of favourite hard cheese (I'm using Cheddar)
1 slice of bacon (I'm using Turkish Turkey bacon lol)
black pepper, for funsy!

Using any implement you can find at hand, like  fingers (a-ha!), flat bottom of a glass or spoon,
make an indentation in the middle of the bread. 
Feel free to release your inner artist; make any shape you like, 
making sure no holes develop in the process. 
You are, essentially, making a shallow vessel for the eggy to sit in.

Place the bread on parchment paper
Place both parchment paper and bread onto the pan
This is important as it minimise cleaning!
Crack an egg in the middle of the bread

Sprinkle cheese around the edges

Followed by chopped bacon

Place in a 200C grill oven (I'm hoping by now you're familiar with THE OVEN)
and toast for about 15 minutes or before it burns, whichever comes first

There you go...
Champion breakfast, for my little champion!
p.s. don't forget to sprinkle some black pepper

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


It is the day I dread the most
Autumn Equinox
The start of autumn, astronomically speaking

From tomorrow till the winter solstice,
days will be getting shorter and shorter and shorter
I know Elsa loves autumn
but I'm more of a Spring person myself
Ever the optimist, some say
I quite agree!
A quiet optimist

Monday, 21 September 2015

Food Fair

To celebrate the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 
this one-day food festival was held at Cults Academy on 20th September. 

At the heart of the event there was a farmers’ market, with over 20 stalls, where visitors can enjoy
 meeting a wide selection of local food producers and sampling their creations. 


Craig Wilson, The Kilted Chef, from Eat on the Green were at the event performing cooking demonstrations, using ingredients from the farmers' market. 

There were lots of tasty options for lunch including 
a hog roast from Andrew Gordon The Lean Butcher, 
authentic Mexican food from FreshMex, 
Malaysian food from Mary’s Kitchen 
and freshly made pizza for kids from Euan Abel Pizza. 
Steamin-a-Heid will be serving hot drinks from their Piaggio van 
and for dessert, cakes from Marianne’s Market and ice cream from Stew ‘n’ Drew’s.


  There were lots of fun foodie activities to entertain the kids including crafts, quizzes, competitions, a food trail, balloon modelling and facepainting.