Nature Watch

Serene September: butterflies and a gentle waning sun

September 16 2017

September air, so clear and fair; a time of swansongs for some creatures whilst others – such as several types of geese  –  will be hitting our shores over the next few weeks as they leave their northern breeding grounds to seek respite from the rapidly approaching arctic winter.

Chef's Table

Don’t just save fruit for dessert

September 9 2017

From tart blackberries to sweet strawberries and juicy peaches fruit obviously lends itself to desserts: fruit pies, crumbles, compote cake, fruit in ice cream ... the list goes on, says Garry Watson, chef proprietor of Gordon's Restaurant in Inverkeilor.


Harvest home continues for John Stoa

August 19 2017

A couple of weeks ago any surplus fruit and vegetables from the allotment plot found a good home at our City Road Allotments open day. We had a fantastic day, people turned up in droves and most of us had a complete sell out with visitors having a great time exploring our plots, along with plenty of activities to amuse the kids.


Large plants for impact

October 29 2016

We try to create beauty in our gardens with flowers, shrubs, trees, beautiful lawns, meandering paths leading to quiet tranquil spots where we can relax away from our daily stresses.

Chef's Table

Lovely lamb: the perfect autumn dish

October 22 2016

It’s a little known fact that the one of the best times to eat lamb is in autumn, says Martin Hollis, executive chef at The Old Course Hotel St Andrews. A spring lamb is fed on summer grass and is every bit as tender and tasty as the lamb we eat around Easter.

Chef's Table

Make the most of vegetables

September 10 2016

As summer turns to autumn, it’s a good chance to make the most of the season’s vegetables, says Garry Watson, chef proprietor of Gordon's Restaurant in Inverkeilor.