Meet our new Baby Eclipse

Meet our new baby Eclipse was rescued off a free site she had claw caps on and is going in to get neutered on monday. teddy and tilly the dogs will have been here a year on sep 1st best year of my life. there also off to the vet monday for their jabs. i have a week off my work i work in a nursing home nightshift its hard but so rewarding my daughter is driving me potty since its school holidays and my partner steven is recovering from a heart attack my life is busy busy with five cats and two dogs and a ten yr old lol  but i like it that way. my dad is 60 this week too so its all hands on deck

 

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Bumble on my old new blog!!

so I have been having a lot of problems recently in the cat fancy  people starting personal vendettas against us and things well im happy I have my daughter and bella boo milo and sylver . we went on Friday to get a cat called bumble hes a ragdoll pics will follow soon! hes really struggling to settle in with us but in time I know he will come round and make an absolutely amazing cat. I am in the process of starting my own business and really looking forward to that I cant wait till next Monday im off to the caravan with my daughter and two 13yr old for a few days  ill write again sooin love ya all Rona x

The Foodies Festival Inverleith Park 10th, 11th, 12th August 2013

1003373_206487339515252_1169671238_nWe Went to the Festival on the 12th of August and what a superb day it turned out to be.

 Arrived and went to collect some tickets for some of the events throughout the day. it was very busy but the sun was shining and there was a really good buzz about the place it was very well laid out.

I thought there was something for everyone and even if you had small children with you there was a theatre where they did pizza making and  things with the children.

you could get everything from ice creams to specialized hand decorated cookies, coconuts filled with cocktails and all other food you could ever imagine.

My friend and i got hungry so we went over to the Soba  stand  Soba have a restaurant in Edinburgh apparently will need to go and see if the food is so bad there!  Once we had placed our orders we both had a chicken satay burger on a bun it was cold not very tasty either and that was not just my opinion, there was a girl there demanding her money back as she had waited just over an hour for some noodles. she was really disappointed and after that they stopped selling noodles altogether and shut their stall early. http://barsoba.co.uk

However on the upside we had some fantastic superb food later aberdeen angus burgers  cooked fresh to order on a barbecue yummy.  followed by ice cream and everything else  lol. also the alcohol was flowing rather freely!

My highlight of the day was wine tasting with Charles Metcalfe , he is on twitter @thewinesinger We had a selection of Bordeaux wines four red and two white!

 

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We then went to see the cook off  with comedian  Gyles Brandreth http://www.gylesbrandreth.net/ he is a really interesting and funny man and he made a Victoria sponge cake alongside 3rd best chef in Scotland  Jacqueline O’Donnell on twitter @chef_jacqueline   her websites are http://www.jacquelineodonnell.co.uk/   and her restaurant  http://thesisters.co.uk is in Glasgow  was an absolute joy to watch and also hilariously funny!  He has a show at the fringe called looking for happiness well worth a look if your out and about at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.

I really enjoyed browsing the stalls as well, Was nice to see some new faces as well as some old ones and some local companies http://sucrecoeur.co.uk/  and not forgetting http://www.trottersindependent.co.uk @trotters_IC on twitter had a lovely chat with Brian from there if you havent tried their Hot Pepper  Jelly WHY NOT??  you really should!  well thats about all from me cannot wait until next time! object004

 

 and last but not least follow the Foodies festival on twitter  @foodiesfestival

Simple Birthday Cake!

 I wanted to make my mum a birthday cake for her birthday, I think this is a very easy recipe to follow  i really enjoyed making it and the end result is pictured below. Here is my Recipe and How I made it!

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You Will Need:

8 oz  Self Raising Flour,

8oz Butter Cut into cubes

8oz Caster Sugar

4 medium eggs

1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

 

Method:

Cream together the Butter and Sugar  till light and fluffy, add in the vanilla extract Gradually add the flour and last but not least add the eggs. split into two  9 inch cake tins and  bake at 180C for approximately 15mins or until they look risen and if you  put a skewer into the middle it should come out clean. Turn out onto a baking tray and leave to cool

Then you Will Need:

Jam, Pre rolled icing and a ribbon if desired

cover one half of the cake in jam and sandwich the other on top you may also add some butter cream (icing sugar vanilla essence and butter) then sandwich the two cakes together.  Roll out enough icing  to cover the cake and transfer it onto the cake make sure theres no holes.

You may make some royal icing to pipe  a message onto the cake or some trims like i did. for that just add 2 egg whites with enough icing sugar to form a stiff  pipeable paste

Voila a nice easy birthday cake in less than an hour😛

THE PITTENWEEM INN

THE  PITTENWEEM INN

Pitenweeminn.co.uk
http://pittenweeminn.co.uk

42 CharlesStreet

Pittenweem
Fife
KY10 2QJ

Tel: 01333 311326

 pittenweeminn@yahoo.co.uk

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Went to the Pittenweem inn for lunch. It is situated in the pretty coastal village Pittenweem not far from Anstruther or Crail even St Andrews is not far away I

must say I was very impressed with both the restaurant and the Staff it is owned by Brian who is a Great chef mad as a box of frogs  and Odette. Who have had the Restaurant for about 3 years.  It is very nicely decorated with nice comfortable surroundings and very pleasant indeed.

We were seated promptly given some menus and we had the special set lunch menu which was very reasonably priced.

1 course £6.95 2 courses £8.95 3 courses £10.95

I had the Fruit platter as a starter it tasted absolutely divine with a kiwi sorbet presentation was also very good. BJDipQkCEAAdIrQ

My friend with whom i was dining with had the St Monans Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Pate he really enjoyed it

For my main meal i opted for the Bacon Steak with Fresh Caramelised Pineapple and my friend ordered the Salmon and Dill Fishcakes
Fresh vegetables and lemon butter sauce. BI8bPNCCEAIJDVb

I thought this was very well presented and he ensured me  that it tasted absolutely delicious. It certainly looked very well executed.

Then it was time for dessert  and i had the most beautiful meringue with fresh raspberries and  a lovely sorbet and my friend had  a strawberry Shortbread sundae.food4

One thing i will say about this place is the food is delicious and all the bread is freshly made on the premises and all of their ingredients are sourced locally as far as physically possible. I think this place is well worth a visit if you’re in the area but be warned it can be a very busy little place so maybe worth calling in advance to book so you are not disappointed.

When i am next in the area i will be back thank you for your Hospitality.

Their opening times are as follows
Thursday & Friday – Lunch 12 noon to 1.45pm – Evening Meals 6pm to 8.30pm

Saturday – Lunch 12 noon to 1.45pm – High Teas 4pm to 6pm

Evening Meals 6pm to 8.30pm
Sunday – Lunch 12 noon to 1.45pm – High Teas 4pm to 6pm

Booking Essential for High Tea

The Restaurant can be booked out with these times for private parties