The beautiful Ardbeg Distillery, Islay

If you happen to be on the island of Islay check out the Ardbeg Distillery. Like many of the other whisky producers on the island, Ardbeg is housed in the immaculately restored white distillery buildings with the distinctive black roofs. The larger whisky distilleries are to Islay what the grand bank buildings used to be for the mainland – beautiful and impressive landmark buildings which have received significant investment. No

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016!

Farewell to 2015 which, for the Avocado Sweet team, has been one of new jobs, travel, studying, babies, puppies and of course lots of interesting things happening locally which we’ve enjoyed sharing with our readers. Big thanks to everyone who has supported the magazine this year. We’re excited to see it continue to grow and have loads of new ideas for 2016. We’re signing off now for Christmas but we’ll be back

Orange Crumb Salmon by Fyfe Smokery

Today, Elaine Hardie from Fyfe Smokery in Dunfermline brings Avocado Sweet readers her latest recipe. This really simple dish works well for both salmon and trout.  Salmon is mostly farmed nowadays, and therefore it is sustainable and has no impact on wild fish stocks. It is more affordable than ever, so is ideal for a dinner party when feeding a crowd. Try doing this recipe in one whole side of

Beautiful views & good food, Forrester Park, Fife

Known more for its golf course and as a wedding venue, Forrester Park Resort, in the village of Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, tends to get overlooked as a restaurant. Often it’s not busy and Trip Advisor comments point to a lack of atmosphere. That may be true but the views across the 350 acres of parkland are beautiful and the food is good. Robert Forrester, the owner who built the course

We’re off on holiday!

So long folks – Avocado Sweet is taking its annual summer break until 20 August. Some of us are off to exotic, sunny climes, some of us aren’t but, with this wonderful weather we’ve been having, Fife will be fun too right? Anyway, look forward to seeing when we get back XX

First pop up restaurant near Crossgates, Fife

Couple, Jock Sharp and Fiona Frazer, who run a small holding near Crossgates selling fresh eggs and homemade bread, hosted their first pop up restaurant on Saturday 16 May. The Flamkuchen was the brilliant idea of Liane Cumming who has worked at Woodlea Stables since 2014. From Fife originally, Liane had spent two years living in Germany where she discovered a love of flammkuchen, the German version of pizza, which

Moonfish Cafe, Aberdeen

Masterchef has a lot to answer for. Try getting a table at a restaurant where the chef has made it to the semi-finals. Despite Head Chef Brian McLeish’s celebrity status, a table was booked at Moonfish Cafe in Aberdeen. For an aperitif there’s a long list of gins to choose from and the Caorunn Gin, served with apple, distilled at the Belmenach Distillery at the foot of the Cromdale Hills

Bridge Street Kitchen, new restaurant in Dollar

Bridge Street Kitchen may ‘ feel like a restaurant in the west end of Glasgow’ but the rural backdrop is the beautiful tiny town of Dollar in Clackmannanshire. The city centre ambience probably has a lot to do with the owners previous stints at Terence Conran restaurants such as Zinc Bar & Grill in Princes Square as well as The Metropolitan in Glasgow, Harvey Nichols & One Devonshire Gardens. Kerry