Wednesday, 28 February 2018


  1. Bar Gumbo. I attended the exciting re-launch of Bar Gumbo in the west end a couple of weeks ago where we were treated to some deep south style hospitality with Southern Comfort cocktails and a delicious mix of food including burgers, oysters and jambalaya. I was always a fan of the original bar (because deep fried cheesecake for goodness sake), but after a recent make-over the place is looking amazing and the updated menu tastes great! If you are in the west end then this is somewhere you should definitely be checking out.
  2. Adventures in the borders. I recently went on a little road trip with my good pal Sarah where we enjoyed an overnight stay at The Buccleuch Arms hotel and did some adventuring across a part of the country that so often gets overlooked. I got loads of pictures so will update you all with a proper blog post soon.
  3. Cheese. Christmas must have re-ignited my love of the stuff because ever since then I have been keeping at least 3 or 4 different kinds in the fridge so I can treat myself to a nice little cheeseboard at the weekend (usually in front of a movie and accompanied by a large bag of Haribo for afterwards). Since the demise of my beloved Whole Foods I can no longer get their amazing brie with truffle anywhere however the Pecorino Tartufo from George Mewes has been going some way to filling that void. 
  4. Largs. We LOVE Largs. In the summer it's all about the beach, the ice-cream and maybe a cheeky boat trip over to Millport to play some crazy golf. But in the winter we can have just as much fun! We headed through recently for fish and chips, a pocket money spending session in the arcades and then a tour around Kelburn Castle. Best fun ever and only an hours drive from Glasgow.
  5. Loch Lomond Brewery.  After recently re-branding, these guys threw a little party to celebrate at Inn Deep Bar on Great Western Road and what a party it was! The place was buzzing, the new branding looked amazing and the beer tasted even better!
  6. Loop & Scoop. I kid you not, my child is addicted to this place. And with things like a chocolate fountain, Nutella filled churros and churros cups filled with Oreo ice-cream on the menu who can really blame her? We're already planning our next trip back. Which MIGHT be this weekend.
  7. Mongolian Chicken. I was a teensy bit apprehensive about this recipe as I haven't had a huge amount of experience in Mongolian cooking but the other week I made a huge batch of this chicken dish in the slow cooker and it was the best decision ever. I've been enjoying it tossed through noodles with some crispy stir fried broccoli as well as served with some fluffy white rice and sprinkled with chopped spring onions and toasted sesame seeds. It's incredibly easy to make and tastes great.
  8. Mull Planning. I'm heading over to Mull in a couple of weeks for 2 nights and I'm getting really excited about checking out my next island! Plans include some of those battered scallops I've been hearing so much about from Fisherman's Pier, a pint in the famous Mishnish and weather permitting some further island hopping over to the Isle of Iona.  
  9. Brewdog. I attended a beer school here last night and it was seriously good fun. Not only did I get to learn more about their craft beers (Elvis Juice & Alice Porter are my faves for life), but I discovered that as I love their Jet Black Heart so much, the chances are that I'm now probably a Guinness drinker. It was always gonna happen eventually. We were also treated to lots of yummy food including pulled pork, slow cooked brisket and some delicious tasting chicken. It doesn't matter how many beautiful skinny models I follow on Instagram in the interests of emulating, I'm basically just a beer and meat girl.
  10. Waffle weekends. These days we are all about the waffles. After weeks of perfecting our waffle recipe and lots of practising with the waffle maker we picked up over Christmas, we've been enjoying lazy Saturday mornings in our PJ's catching up at the table and road-testing lots of delicious toppings. Pancakes are so 2017.

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