Food & Drink


Buddha bowls, also known as nourish bowls, poke bowls, grain bowls and even glow bowls, offer a perfect, nutritionally balanced way of eating. By their very nature the diversity of goodness in every bowl means they are beautiful to look at and beautiful to eat. So where does the term Buddha bowl come from?

Food News

Experimenting with vegan cakes can be soul-destroying if you don’t have a few basics up your sleeve to help you navigate the science of baking. Understanding the essentials of cake chemistry can help you enjoy consistently successful results.

The Love Thief

Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate the season of romance than with a cocktail that steals your heart? Enter ‘The Love Thief’. This delightful elixir combines the boldness of gin, the bitterness of Campari, and the citrusy zing of pink grapefruit and fresh lemon juice. This one is guaranteed to leave you and your loved one swooning.

Beetroot and Gin Cured Salmon with butter poached lobster mousse

Beetroot and Gin Cured Salmon
with butter poached lobster mousse

Q&A with Kevin MacGillivary: A Culinary Journey

Kevin MacGillivary is one of Scotland’s most respected and well known chefs. Cooking from the young age of 15, Kevin is passionate about food. He has travelled and competed around the world giving him a wealth of culinary knowledge but he has always remained passionate about Scottish produce.


Whether you’re a devout believer in the power of New Year’s resolutions or not, the chances are you’ll have some changes in mind as you step into a brand new year. At the very least, most of us will be quietly committed to cutting back after a bit of festive overkill on the chocolate, cheese and booze.

Ayrshire & whisky

Ayrshire, the home of Robert Burns and the inspiration for much of his poetry, was at the same time a bustling region for whisky smuggling.

Choc Orange Espresso Martini

For the holidays this year, we’ve combined two of the great luxuries life has to offer. The Espresso Martini and Chocolate Orange.

Arran Festival of Food and Drink

As well as being the most southerly of Scotland’s populated islands, Arran is one of the largest, having a total area of 167 square miles and being home to just under 5000 people.
Although best known as a tourist destination, Arran is also home to several producers of fine foods, from ice cream to oatcakes, marketed under the ‘Taste of Arran’ banner. And whilst produce from Arran is quite widely available in the west of Scotland, there is no better place to sample it than on the island itself.


It’s a well-known fact that more and more farmers are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to secure a sustainable future through farming. As a result, they are looking to diversify, with many turning to glamping pods, alpaca rides, or wind turbines to subsidise their farming income.
Neil and Jen McGeoch, however, had other plans for their cattle farm in the South Ayrshire countryside.