Food and drink

Fife Farm Shop, Inverkeithing

Fife Farm Shop, Inverkeithing Pia Gradaus decided to open the Fife Farm Shop, Inverkeithing in July 2016. Inspired by the Fife Diet, she co-founded the Inverkeithing Food Group two years ago, and that experience led her to the shop idea. Originally from Germany, she settled in Scotland after studying at the University of Edinburgh and became a qualified paralegal after a variety of jobs including building fences in the north

Sizzling prize to be won: Woodland Trotters

Fancy winning a packet of outdoor, free-range pork sausages and streaky bacon? Of course you do! This week’s Christmas competition prize comes from Woodland Trotters in Saline, a small local business selling pork products from free-range, hand reared Gloucester Old Spot and Saddleback pigs. All products are labeled and vacuum packed and frozen on date of collection from butcher to ensure freshness. Russell of Woodland Trotters says, ‘Having started with a

Foraged Bouquet Workshop by Tupelo Tree & Rosyth Eats

Using materials foraged from in and around the Rosyth Community Garden, talented woodland wedding florist Tupelo Tree will teach a free workshop at 1pm on Sunday 2 October showing how to style and shape flowers and foliage for a unique bouquet. Spaces are free but limited. If you fancy going along, email karen@eatsrosyth.org.uk to book your place. Rosyth Eats was founded in 2015 by Rosyth Community Council. Edible And Tasty

Buy locally-caught langoustines and lobster in Pittenweem

Locally landed lobster, crab and langoustine caught in the Firth of Forth, with no food miles, is now on sale to the general public at a brand new Seafood Kiosk in Pittenweem Harbour, where the shellfish are landed. The new initiative is led by the Fisherman’s Mutual Association (Pittenweem). The outlet, which will be open every day until the end of August and run by local fishmonger, George Allan, has

Rosé tinted wine glasses by Paul Rudge, Reubens Winestore, Dunfermline

Rosé Wine by Paul Rudge, Reubens Winestore, Dunfermline Here’s latest piece from our wine columnist, Paul Rudge of Reubens Winestore, Dunfermline On the GRAPE VINE Summer is officially upon us and so far it`s not been too bad considering where we live. You can`t confidently plan a barbeque in advance, a family picnic or a camping weekend. However, we are optimistic that we’re in for a good summer this year

Recipe for trout from Fyfe Smokery, Dunfermline

This week we have a recipe for trout from Elaine Hardie at the Fyfe Smokery, Dunfermline. ‘This recipe is suitable for trout or Char. Locally many people fish for trout as a hobby, and most trout is farmed. But the season for wild sea trout is right now, so ask your fishmonger to source some for you. Wild sea trout are bigger than river trout, as they have an abundance

Royal Highland Show – new gin bar with gin tastings

One of the new bars at this year’s Royal Highland Show is The Botanical Garden run by Edinburgh catering company Hickory. There will be talks and tastings by mixologists, 13 Scottish gins for sale such as Isle of Harris, Rock Rose, Arbikie and Pickering’s and a range of gin-based cocktails.  The Show is open until 8pm today, Saturday 25 June and 6pm tomorrow, Sunday 26 June.

Mackerel California-style; recipe from the Fyfe Smokery

Here is our latest recipe from Elaine Hardie at the Fyfe Smokery, Bruce Street, Dunfermline. Mackerel is a sustainable choice of oily fish, found all around the coast of Scotland and is abundant in health benefits and flavour. Try this Californian style recipe, made with common store-cupboard ingredients, and dream of sunshine…. Mackerel California-style Serves 2-4 2 fillets of mackerel 115g butter 2 tsp paprika 1 ½ tsp salt ½ tsp

Lebanese Wine, by Paul Rudge, Reubens Wine Store

Here is the latest feature on wine from our wine columnist, Paul Rudge of Reubens Wine Store in Dunfermline, Fife. This week he writes about Lebanese wine. Lebanon is said to be the ancient home of the vine and it is quite certain that wine production has played an important role in the indigenous culture for centuries. Lebanon is a paradise for grape growing with its limestone soils, high altitude

New Italian restaurant, Incontri, opened in Dunfermline

Cristiano Guarnacci, the chef pictured above, has been creating Italian food for diners in west Fife for many years; first as the owner of Italian restaurant, Taurasi, and then, as a chef at Ciao Italia. His latest venture, Incontri, also in Dunfermline, opened on 23 March. The Bruce Street restaurant is a joint venture with Paul and Nicola Mitchell; Nicola manages front of house while Cristiano runs the open plan