Edinburgh’s five best coffee spots

Edinburgh's best coffee

I may be literally addicted to caffeine–I get headaches if I don’t have enough daily…oops–but that doesn’t mean that I’l drink any old coffee. I’m not at the stage of only drinking nitrate coffee brewed by hipster unicorns, but I think instant coffee is the drink of the devil and loathe foam or anything too […]

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Cookbooks – four healthy(ish) gems

‘Healthy’ is such a controversial word nowadays, with the low-fat brigade fighting it out against those who think an avocado a day keeps the doctor away, watched by the passionate paleos and militant vegans and vocal 5:2ers, all of whom believe that their way of eating the most healthy – and most of us are […]

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The best brownies ever (maybe)

  I’m fussy to the point of violence quite particular about brownies, which will surprise no-one who knows me as, apparently, I can be rather fussy about most things. I don’t think I am – I just know what I like – but that’s beside the point. Until recently we’ve had a crap oven which […]

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Warming Winter Teas

I’ve recently found myself drinking a lot more herbal tea than usual. I used to be welded to a mug of coffee at all times but have made a concerted effort to drink less in 2014, in an attempt to get more (and better) sleep. I do find hot drinks helpful, both to stop me […]

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Ice Ice Baby

Apparently it’s quite hot this summer in 99% of the UK and we’re all melting. If this sounds familiar, or if you just like a good G&T*, you’re probably getting through a fair amount of ice at the moment. I see no reason why ice has to only come in boring cubes so here are my […]

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Jamsmith: jam through the post.

Everyone loves getting exciting post, especially when most of the things that come through the letterbox these days are bills and pizza delivery fliers. I love that there are now lots of different companies offering subscriptions to monthly treats, from coffee to stationery, flowers to beauty. And then there’s jam. The Jamsmith Jam Club was actually one […]

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3 of the Best…Hot Chocolates

It’s no secret that one of my favourite things about winter is hot chocolate and it will also come as no surprise to those who know me that I’m really really quite fussy about it. I try not to drink it very often so when I do I need to be rich and velvety, like […]

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