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Educated Flea in Edinburgh

Just before the wedding we took a break from planning and treated ourselves to a date night at a new hidden gem in Edinburgh, the Educated Flea on Broughton Street. This is the latest restaurant from the team that own Three Birds in Bruntsfield and Apiary in Newington.

In case you’re wondering where this eclectic range of restaurant names came from, here’s the answer…

“And that’s why birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love” – Cole Porter

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Sunday Steak in Edinburgh

WARNING! Veggies, please look away now!

This is one of the meatiest blog posts I have ever written. It might even be meatier than my Steak on Stones visit.
If I was on death row (bear with me) and had to choose what my last ever meal would be, I think it would have to be a Sunday roast. Followed by a cheese board, obvs. So when I was invited to the best steak restaurant in Edinburgh (aptly named Steak) I jumped at the chance! My other half didn’t need much any convincing to accompany me either.
Steak Edinburgh

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Olive it!

Olives are the Marmite of the fruit world (yes, they are a fruit!), you either love them or hate them. I used to hate them and now I love them. I’ve spoken to many, many people about this and they all say the same thing, “I just kept eating them until I liked them. It was probably after the seventh time of eating them!” Over the past few years I have been trying to convince my (stubborn) other half of this, so when I was invited to an Olive it! cookery masterclass in Edinburgh, he was the prefect candidate for my plus one.

Before we begin the three-course olive based feast, I thought I’d start with some outstanding olive facts:

  • As I said above, they are a fruit!
  • Olives are healthy – approx. 37 calories for a whopping 7 olives
  • Good source of vitamin E
  • Black olives are also a good source of iron
  • Virtually cholesterol free!

So if you didn’t fancy making yourself love olives before, maybe you should!

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Our survey said… Celebrity host will turn heads at Ladies Day

Lucky racegoers are getting the chance to saddle up with Family Fortunes heart-throb Vernon Kay as it’s announced he is to be this year’s VIP host at one of Musselburgh Racecourse’s most prestigious events.

Vernon Kay in Edinburgh

The popular TV personality will join attendees at Stobo Castle Ladies Day, widely recognised as one of Scotland’s biggest fashion extravaganzas.

Vernon, who is best known as the presenter of prime time TV show All Star Family Fortunes, will host the after racing party in the Stage Marquee at the five star attraction just a few miles from Edinburgh city centre.

The race meeting, which also features Musselburgh’s richest horse race of the season, the £100,000 William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup, attracted a sell out record of 10,300 people last year.

Sarah Montgomery, Senior Operations and Commercial Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, said: “As guests go, Vernon is a real thoroughbred. Not only is he one of the best-known faces on British TV, but he has the perfect fashion credentials to fully appreciate the riot of style and colour that is Stobo Castle Ladies Day.

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Best cheese in Edinburgh

It is a well known fact in life that cheese improves any meal (sorry to all the lactose intolerant people out there). As a result, the recent influx in cheese related eateries in Edinburgh has made me a very happy cheesy bunny indeed. So here is a rundown of the best places to indulge in cheese in Edinburgh… (yes I am aware of the vast cheese repetition in those 2 sentences. Cheese!)

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