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Posted at November 26, 2011 by 0 Comment

From The Tree: Apple Cupcakes

As you may be able to tell, I have taken this month's theme of From The Tree quite literally.  I was very impressed by Georgia and Emily's ability to think laterally with the choice of venue for this month's Total Food Geeks dinner, Lebanese and Kurdish restaurant ...

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Posted at November 22, 2011 by 1 Comment

From the tree: Pecan Pie

Do you know what these are? Pecan trees from home! Welcome back. As promised, below is the recipe for Southern Pecan Pie. It's so good, I've had marriage proposals over it. This week I handed in my thesis. Three years culminated in one ...

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Posted at November 19, 2011 by 0 Comment

Geeking out over…Soup from Union of Genius

My fellow Lunch Quester and creative inspiration, MJ, is looking after our contribution to this month's theme 'from the tree' by sharing her proposal-inducing pecan pie recipe, so I thought I'd contribute a little soup-related geekery. We're just getting to the time of year where soup starts to become ...

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Posted at November 15, 2011 by 1 Comment

From the tree: Favourite Kitchen Tools

On thinking about this month's theme, I thought about the occasional series on my Edinburgh Foody blog, called useful gadgets. These are things someone has designed to make your life easier. I rummaged around the kitchen drawer so find all the various wooden items I had. Most of these ...

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Posted at November 13, 2011 by 1 Comment

Geeking out over… Cook That!

A few months ago fellow TFGE member Edinburgh Foody introduced me to the talented film maker Marc Grundy of King Film UK. Marc (@kingfilmuk) had recently moved to Edinburgh and, like most newbies to the city, was astounded by the variety of high quality restaurants available. Keen ...

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Posted at November 13, 2011 by 0 Comment

From the tree: Banana and chocolate crème brûlée recipe

Banana = summer. Beaches, cocktails, fruit smoothies and ice-cream splits. Creamy, caramelised brûlée: winter. Thick, comforting, electric-blanketed indulgence, with a shell to crack through like ice on a pond. And dark chocolate – well, no explanation or ...

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Posted at November 12, 2011 by 0 Comment

Geeking out over…Food photography by Darren Mckean

One of the core aims of Total Food Geeks is to support and encourage those involved in the Scottish food industries... Be it a butcher, a baker, a writer, a chef, a producer... we will be there to praise the ...

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Posted at November 11, 2011 by 2 Comments

From the tree: Cuckoo’s Bakery on British Baker [Video]

Last weekend I visited Cuckoo's Bakery to interview the owners Graham Savage and Vidya Sarjoo for my upcoming From the Tree November post. It was a perfect afternoon and I think it's safe to say that a delicious ...

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Posted at November 7, 2011 by 0 Comment

Geeking out over… Great British Bake Off Series Three Applications & Edinburgh

Sometimes it feels like Edinburgh has baking talent running through it's very soul; incredible cafés on every corner, independent bakers filling shops and market stalls, and events such as the Edinburgh Cake Ladies and Sofi's Bake ...

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Posted at November 5, 2011 by 0 Comment

Geeking out over… Harvey Nichols Pop Up Food Market

A quick alert for all you food geeks out there: Harvey Nichols has opened a pop up foodmarket on Multrees Walk. Launched a few weeks ago, it is a wonderland; a bizarre and absorbing mixture of exotic perishables and quirky, temporary design. I don't want to give too much ...

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