Moon & Hare: Don’t be fooled by the name – this Clean Eating cafe serves vegetarian and vegan fare that is a far cry from Rabbit Food

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Do you think healthy food can’t taste good?  Do you think you can’t get healthy food in a hurry or that locally sourced, healthy food costs the earth?  Then you probably haven’t been to the new Moon & Hare artisan eatery and deli at 167 Bruntsfield Place. And if you hate having to ask – … Read more…

Is it a Bike?  Is it a Raft?  Is it Boat?  No, it’s Akwakat!

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It’s early on a Friday morning; we wake up and anxiously check the weather.  Our planned outing on the canal will be so much better if the weather holds out. The forecast for the week was pretty bleak but today stood out as the brightest, driest day – unlike our first booking in April which … Read more…

Contini Cannonball – lovingly bringing together history, heritage and the best Scottish, seasonal produce

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I’ve been going to quite a few ‘Yelp’ events lately.  Sure, they are often centred around food, but I’ve found that they are also a great way to meet people who love going out and exploring their city and to get to try out and support local businesses; supporting your local businesses is a great … Read more…

Earthy Foods – Edinburgh’s coolest place to buy and eat fresh food

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It seems like ages ago since I watched the odd little building sitting on its own just where Canonmills meets the Water of Leith metamorphose and blossom into ‘Earthy Foods’.  Just the name alone gave a BIG hint as to what I would find inside – food from the earth – not from a factory … Read more…

Dig-in Bruntsfield –  Greengrocer at the heart of the community

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Walk down nearly any street in one of Edinburgh’s many neighbourhoods and you’re bound to see at least one shop with carboard boxes of veg out on the pavement.  But have a closer look and the veg may not be so fresh, or local and once you get into the shop – you find it’s … Read more…

Guest Blog: ‘Eat Minus Wheat’ checks out Gluten Free options at Ronde Bicycle Outfitters, by M. Munro

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This month’s Guest Blog is from an Edinburgh blog I’ve just recently come across, ‘Eat Minus Wheat’. Cutting out one of the most widely used ingredients – gluten – from your diet can be frustrating and challenging, but following a gluten-free lifestyle shouldn’t mean you have to give up the things you love. Melissa shares … Read more…

Budding Chefs – France and Scotland, the Auld ‘Gastronomic’ Alliance

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On Saturday I dragged my husband to an all day foodie event organised by Budding Chefs.  The inspiration for Budding Chefs, a culinary exchange programme, comes from Fred Berkmiller and the Institut Francais d’Ecosse; Berkmiller is a Frenchman living in Edinburgh running two successful restaurants, l’escargot bleu and l’escargot blanc.  The programme gives French chefs … Read more…

A Sneaky Peek through Open Doors in Edinburgh

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If you were wondering what all the blue balloons and banners were doing tacked up on door frames throughout the city; this past weekend was Edinburgh’s turn to open doors to about 127 of its buildings as part of the Scotland-wide Doors Open Days.  I look forward to this every year but each year something comes … Read more…