Bank Holiday Breakfast

Posted on May 5, 2014
Bank Holiday Breakfast

This morning I started the bank holiday with a delicious breakfast of croissants and pain au chocolat, thanks to Genius Foods.   When these gluten free goodies arrived in the post recently I couldn’t wait to pop them in the oven. Being a coeliac has meant saying goodbye to flaky pastry and crispy patisserie, or […]

A farmers market with a scientific twist

Posted on Apr 6, 2014
A farmers market with a scientific twist

Today the family and I visited Summerhall. The former Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, now a creative hub for the arts played host to SciMart, a farmers market with a difference.   Along with the usual cooking demonstrations and local food maker stalls tempting us with wee treats there was also a few rarer […]

Food glorious food

Posted on Mar 27, 2014
Food glorious food

I left the buildings of Edinburgh alone this week and sketched a few delicious looking plates of food instead. This one I saw in one of the weekend newspaper magazines, a colourful fish soup in a lovely Mediterranean bowl. Think I might do more of these, they would look great in print next to the […]

Mighty fine dining

Posted on Feb 25, 2014
Mighty fine dining

Fancy some fine dining this lunch time? Steak restaurant in Edinburgh has a new lunchtime menu with two courses of mouth watering treats for less than a tenner.   I took along my paintbrush and paper to capture each course as head chef Jason Wright, previously of Ondine seafood restaurant in Edinburgh, created them. The apple […]

Tummy rumbles and sketching doodles

Posted on Jan 20, 2014
Tummy rumbles and sketching doodles

When out for a meal we always have pens and paper to keep the kids amused while waiting for our food. On Sunday we were at Dobbies Garden Centre for a wander and grabbed a bite, or rather lots of bites to eat before visiting the rabbits, hamsters and tropical fish.   Inspired by our […]

One more slice..

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Is anyone else still eating Christmas cake… for breakfast?! Thanks to Mrs Sketcher for giving me the wonderful Letraset pens for Christmas. 🙂 I love them.

A RealFoods day

Posted on Sep 25, 2012

Head along today and fill up on all those superfoods, looking at the weather forecast I think we are going to need all the energy we can get!

The Haven Cafe

Posted on Jun 16, 2012

Be sure to head down there early to grab the comfy chairs by the fire!

Simmering pots

Posted on Dec 18, 2011

Stewed apples, turnip, sweet potatoes and new potatoes, all boiling away.