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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Lucy Turner, aka Lucy Moose, is the maker behind stuffyourdoodles – 3d stuffed figures custom made to look exactly like your children’s doodles and drawings. She also makes other delightful things using state-of-the-ark technology: keyrings, russian dolls, bags, cushions – all are unique and hoofmade by moose herself from recycled materials. Individual and corporate commissions are welcome. Lucy Turner studied textiles at DJCA in Dundee and, after years travelling, working in the
This section of Avocado Sweet is dedicated to gathering together a list of all the creative and innovative talents in Fife. We hope it will become a contacts directory, a network and a source of creative inspiration and confidence for all involved. We will be building up the list over time so watch this space and do let us know of anyone you think we should include.
Genius lyrics and great accents here from legendary country partnership Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty.