Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Tasting Whisky in Edinburgh

Tasting Whisky in Edinburgh

We have a confession: we are not whisky drinkers. But as malt whisky is Scotland’s national drink, in keeping with our mission of immersing ourselves in the culture of the places we visit, whisky drinkers we are determined to become immersing ourselves in the world...
Weekend Oats: Savouring Porridge in Scotland

Weekend Oats: Savouring Porridge in Scotland

There’s no dish that reminds me more of my childhood than porridge. This humble and much-maligned breakfast of oats, soaked and cooked in milk or water, was a winter favourite for my family growing up in Australia. While we had no ties to Scotland, where...
The Dish: a Scottish Produce Dinner Party

The Dish: a Scottish Produce Dinner Party

This post continues from the last post about Local Produce here. When I put out a call on Twitter for ideas as to what I should make in Edinburgh for my series The Dish, about the quintessential dishes of the places we visit, Scottish chef Gary Robinson...
Local Produce: Edinburgh Farmer’s Market & Specialty Shops

Local Produce: Edinburgh Farmer’s Market & Specialty Shops

We must admit that we were pretty spoilt for good local produce to cook on our stay-at-home nights in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. When we checked into our elegant apartment the owner told us there were a few speciality food shops worth visiting in our neighbourhood, as...
Sustainable Shopping: Guide to Stockbridge Charity Stores Edinburgh

Sustainable Shopping: Guide to Stockbridge Charity Stores Edinburgh

The first time we strolled down Stockbridge’s high street, we couldn’t help but notice the abundance of charity shops. There are literally dozens of the things. And these are no dusty old stores crammed to the rafters with junk either. They’re smart, and sometimes chic,...
Local Knowledge: Owen from Edinburgh

Local Knowledge: Owen from Edinburgh

We’ve resisted using mainstream guidebooks on our grand tour this year, choosing instead to rely on local people for advice. However, wherever possible we’ve sought out local guidebooks written by residents of the places we’ve visited. In Venice, we used the illustrated My Local Guide...
Price Check: an Edinburgh Shopping List

Price Check: an Edinburgh Shopping List

When we arrived at our ‘home away from home’ in Edinburgh, we soon found there were enough supplies in the fridge and in the cupboards to delay our usual initial shopping trip until our second day in Stockbridge. The next day, as we wandered around...