Copland’s Cookin: Broccoli and Stilton Soup

  For Four: 1 small onion 1 stalk and broccoli head 1 celery stalk 2 cloves of garlic 2 Large potatoes 50-100g stilton blue 100g of butter 10-25ml of oil Salt and pepper Optional Ingredients (for four): 200ml of double cream 5g of dried mixed herbs 5g dried oregano 5g dried coriander 5g celery salt … Continue reading Copland’s Cookin: Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Food Review – Cafe Koko

This review is from a meal we had at Cafe Koko, Kilmarnock on Wednesday 18th September 2019. Enjoy! Before we get started you can check out their Menu, for an idea of the prices and food on offer. So instead of ordering a full meal we decided to just order a dessert this time. So … Continue reading Food Review – Cafe Koko

Food Review – The coffee Press

This review is from a meal we had at The Coffee Press, Kilmarnock on Monday 16th September 2019. Enjoy! Main – Haggis and Cheese Toastie Thomas: I like haggis but I don't usually combine it with cheese, and I don't think I've ever actually had it in a toastie before, but that's apparently a mistake on … Continue reading Food Review – The coffee Press

Food Review – Unity Grill

This review is from a meal I had at Unity Grill, Ayr on Thursday 14th August 2019. Enjoy! Before we get started you can check out their Menu, for an idea of the prices and food on offer.     Main – BLT with Sourdough Bread The Bacon was superb and it really complimented the … Continue reading Food Review – Unity Grill

Food Review – The coffee Trader

This review is from a meal we had at The Coffee Trader, Kilmarnock on Thursday 8th August 2019. Enjoy! Before we get started check out this menu, I wasn’t happy with the photos I took of the menu so I had to take the menu off their website instead so some of the prices may … Continue reading Food Review – The coffee Trader

Cheats Pizza (Two Ways)

You’ll need -  For the dough: 1 cup plain flour 1/3 tsp salt 1tbs baking powder 2ts olive oil 1/3 cup warm water Or 2 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup water For the sauce: 1 small onion 1 clove of garlic 1 pepper 800g of chopped tomatoes  3tbs of tomato puree 2tbs … Continue reading Cheats Pizza (Two Ways)

Sleepy Sunny Honey Bear Cookies

These Sleepy Sunny Honey Bear Cookies have an especially magical meaning to them! The recipe comes from the celebration of the summer solstice - the longest day of the year! - using herbs and ingredients to welcome the magical powers of the sun.  It includes lavender buds to make them sleepy, they welcome the summer … Continue reading Sleepy Sunny Honey Bear Cookies

Salt and Chilli Chicken Chow Mein

The official top 5 list of the best Chinese takeaway meals goes as follows: chicken noodle soup, chicken balls with curry sauce, chicken curry, spare ribs, salt and chilli anything and chicken chow mein. I will accept no arguments. While hungry one night, I decided to do some experimenting and tried to make my own … Continue reading Salt and Chilli Chicken Chow Mein

Lentil Soup and Pan Loaf

Lentil soup is one of life's few true joys. Warm, filling and always homely but what makes a truly perfect lentil soup? Well, that’s for you to decide! Below is my recipe for the perfect lentil soup along with some pan made bread to go with it but the most important thing to remember is … Continue reading Lentil Soup and Pan Loaf

Food Review – Rock Diner & Aces

This review is from a meal we had at the Rock Diner & Aces, Kilmarnock on Sunday 30th June 2019. Enjoy!  Before we get started check out this menu, I wasn't happy with the photos I took of the menu so I had to take the menu off their Facebook instead so some of the … Continue reading Food Review – Rock Diner & Aces

Food Review – iCafe (Kilmarnock)

This review is from a meal we had at iCafe, King Street, Kilmarnock on Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Enjoy!  Before we get started check out this menu, I wasn't happy with the photos I took of the menu so I had to take the menu off their website instead so some of the prices may … Continue reading Food Review – iCafe (Kilmarnock)

Food Review – Oceans 11 Bar and Diner

This review is from a meal we had at Oceans 11 on Friday 12th July 2019. Enjoy! Before we get started check out this menu, I wasn't happy with the photos I took of the menu so I had to take the menu off their Facebook instead so some of the prices may be out … Continue reading Food Review – Oceans 11 Bar and Diner

Food Review – Cafe Velvet

This review is from a meal we had at Cafe Velvet on Monday 15th July 2019. Enjoy!  Before we get started check out this menu, I wasn't happy with the photos I took of the menu so I had to take the menu off their Facebook instead, but I've put the photos in so you … Continue reading Food Review – Cafe Velvet

Product Review: Irn Bru Energy vs Coca Cola Energy

Before I do the actual taste tests and tell you what I think, a quick bit about each company/product: Irn Bru, often called Scotland’s other national drink (after Whisky for which Scotland is famous for producing) is a product of A.G. Barr more commonly known as Barr's, and is one of their most popular products, … Continue reading Product Review: Irn Bru Energy vs Coca Cola Energy

Interview with Nicola Caldwell (WG13)

First off, tell me about yourself? And the rest of the core team at WG13? My name is Nicola Caldwell, I am employed by the CVO East Ayrshire as Senior Job Coach with in their Social Enterprise café WG13. CVO East Ayrshire developed the WG13 project as an avenue into employment for those with additional … Continue reading Interview with Nicola Caldwell (WG13)