Saturday, April 9, 2016

Balgove Larder and steak barn

40 miles from holiday cottage

Steak barn -
Open Friday to Sunday from midday



Rustic, open fire cooking  of
Balgoves own steaks, sausages and burgers.


 









Some real cheeses





Meringues



Speciality chocolate bars



Coffee and vegetables




Drinks



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Food - Cowdenbeath. Butchers

Hugh Black (formerly Tom Courts) quality local butcher


Good quality  pakora.
Shop cooked and Hand sliced pork and lamb
Lamb chops


 traditional butchers
(next to Morrisons supermarket)
Famous "Scotch pies" (lamb mince in a hot watercrust pastry)

Good meat and ready prepared meal suggestions.
Cooked meats, chicken or portions
Pies and pastries

Their own ready cooked meals.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh - Concierge service

 We provide a concierge type service:-
On line or in person
to fix or replace items, give further local information, etc.

 There are maps, books, leaflets, menus in the cottage and we
 will happily provide any further specific local information that you request.

Local suppliers 
these are the ones we use...
  • Real bread, cake, free range eggs, etc.Woodlea stables, 2 miles north.
  • Butcher Hugh Black at Cowdenbeath  also does excellent home made meals.
  • Puddledub pork outlet at Dobbies, Duloch Park,Dunfermline


Phone numbers for  deliveries:-
  • Fish at Fyfe smokery 01383 620263
  • Tesco deliveries 0345 677 9211
  • 3 really excellent takeaways:-
  • Dalgety Fish Bar 01383821599
  • Indian 01383 821313
  • Chinese 01383 823 143 
Hair and nails 01383 824586
Handmade soap  07772 825948
Taxis 07952 5156080

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Soap - Local producer Cluny


A brilliant endeavour

phone 07772 825048

Lavender from Star Fife


wrapping guest size bars (or wedding favours)





The green and white bar is part aloe vera
(apparently men like it for shaving as there is it has moisturising qualities)




Nettle soap




Re-stocking the shelves after a sell out



some essential oils


Good for vegans





Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Culross

Culross
Stills video
11 miles from holiday cottage


Palace






Film locations

Biscuit cafe
01303 882050

http://www.culrosspottery.com/garden/index.html




It has been featured on the T.V. programme "Coast" and is packed with character such as the roof pan tiles, heritage colours, crow steps, quaint narrow roads between distinctive buildings.

It's wealth came from exporting salt and coal to the Low Countries,
returning with ballast of terracotta pan tiles.

Outlander film location


Rating - Alastair Sawday

Inspected and Selected by Sawday's - a Special Place



Our holiday cottage has now been inspected and accredited by Alastair Sawday.
Their criteria is not "posh" properties but somewhere 
that will fit in with the Sawday's ethos of good unusual places to stay.
Click on their link and browse the type of properties and areas they recommend.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dundee

40 miles from holiday cottage



 

City of Jute mills, jam and journalism






Home made sweet and savoury pastries



Arancini

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Food - Local - Bread and Free range eggs




Taste the huge variety of cake or bread

2 miles north of the holiday cottage on the B981
 John and Fiona "Woodlea stables" Crossgates KY11 7ER 
Friday to Sunday
07970908882 or 07803053005
9.5.2015
Cakes - Almond, fruit, ginger,citrus, etc.

Bread rolls, french stick, etc.



Free range hens 11.4.2015

Fruit scones (also plain, cherry and wholewheat)


4 kinds of cake this week

Light and delicious scones

Rolls 29.11.2014


22.11.2014

Flours



Midnights

Chocolate and almond cake,
Rye and caraway bread, etc..



9.11.2014

Pumpkin bread


 10.10.2014 Bread, cake, eggs ,  locally produced potatoes

18.9.2014
Fiona's lemon cake mmm
John's ciabatta mmm


slow dough



12.7.2014
Bread and the best fruit loaf ever

woodlea stables facebook
28.6.2014
 Panini roll

 Malted wheat, Italian white, Ciabatta, etc

22.6.2014
Walnut, Brown, rye, white stick


Local  bread (toasted) and woodland brambles jam


14.6.2014
Also tomato bread



24.5.2014



10.5.2014

Farmhouse white, Ciabatta, French stick, rye, etc.


23.3.2014
Rye, regular white tin, rolls a deux




15.3.2014
Speciality tomato bread and a rye

Staple Farmhouse


2.3.2014
Parmesan and thyme
Even better after John's 2nd bread course


15.2.21014
Bread "Peel"

" Sun dried tomato"
 white farmhouse
and wholemeal


8.2.2014
This weekend, Sourdough bread, wholewheat rolls
 

New batch lovingly watched over


White farmhouse, parmesan farmhouse

and of course the eggs.

2.2.2014
Rosemary and parmesan baton and farm wholewheat





 3 types of  bread- slow ferment. (18.1.2014)




Stone bake oven




Farmhouse round - stone baked