Not for a long time have I been to a restaurant quite as captivating and considered as East Pier Smokehouse, straddling the shoreline of the ridiculously pretty St Monans before the expansiveness of the North Sea opens up beyond and below.
The Red Lion
One of my favourite vegetables is the amazingly ugly Jerusalem artichoke, also known as sunchokes in North America and earth apples in eastern Canada.
A new self-help book uses nature analogies to help offer a new perspective on life when the going gets tough. By Caroline Lindsay
Kat lives in Fife and is passionate about seasonality, local produce and home cooking
Ever since the 1870s the humble bicycle has played a role in the emancipation of women and had an impact on their lives. For example, in its early days, the bicycle was used to make a statement about women’s rights and roles in the world as they were freed from whalebone corsets and long skirts.
REVIEW: Go to Newport’s new eatery overlooking Tay for the food, view, interior and charming service
In 1890 Oscar Wilde wrote that ‘it is only shallow people who do not judge by appearance’. Well, some of the old maestro’s aphorisms have weathered the test of time better than others but, with buildings rather than people, what else do we have to judge on apart from appearance and functionality?
In a world filled with discord and unrest it gives inordinate pleasure to be able to be unequivocally positive about a small, perfectly formed business in Highland Perthshire – because truly they don’t come much better than this.
Michelle Maddox, founder of Clootie McToot Dumplings, really is chieftain o’ the puddin’ clan, discovers Caroline Lindsay
Kat and her husband own Lochaber Farm bread barn in Fife, an off-grid bakery which produces organic sourdough bread and holds baking classes.