Browsing 54 posts tagged with food.

 
 

Three Steps To Heaven

There’s an independent, family run ice cream parlour in Byres Road, Glasgow. They do this wee gem of an ice cream treat called a Coldstone where they mash up two of your favourite flavours, merge it with two toppings of your choice, then finish it off with sauce on a frosted slab (hence the name). Tonight I was naughty and had one, specifically the apple pie and coconut flavours, mashed with strawberries and snowballs, then topped with melted chocolate sauce. Dee-lightful!

 
 

Edinburgh

Nipped through to Edinburgh this weekend seeing as it’s less than an hour from where I now live, and I had to drop off secret files to my sister on a secret hard drive like a secret agent. Yeah. We had a sisterly couple of days together where we did more shots for our fashion blog (which I’ll be updating early next week) and had lunch at Frederick’s Coffee House on Frederick Street.

Okay, let me tell you about this coffee shop… They do white hot chocolate and white mochas, which you just have to try because white chocolate is the best chocolate. The food is good, too (next time I’ma get some cake). And the colour of the walls is the colour I’ve bought for my living room. Yaldi.

 
 

Carolyn Visits

Carolyn, my sister, is letting her flat out during the Fringe festival, so she’s house hopping for the next month and will be through in Glasgow for a chunk of it. Everybody knows I like my own space (I’ve lived on my own for 7 years), so I find it really difficult having people in my home for lengthy periods of time. Further to that, we both work from home so have been in one another’s company allll day. Agh! Anyway, the nice thing about having my sister here is we can go for lunch and talk about business and I can take photos of her pretty face. So it ain’t all bad.

 
 

The Hidden Lane Tearoom

The Hidden Lane Tearoom is true to its name, tucked away in a charismatic courtyard that you have to venture down a discreet alley off of Argyle Street to get to. I went with Shona, who was the perfect person to discover this gem with as she enjoys her vintage crockery, classic tea and so on. We went late afternoon when it wasn’t busy, which was good as this place is tiny. The food was good, chai tea was on the menu, and the general atmosphere of the place was… different, but definitely in a good way.

 
 

Greek Salad

Oh, I do love my life in Glasgow, and one of those (trivial) things that makes me love it is having a deli on my doorstep. Fresh fruit and veg makes me happy, as does this wee tub of greek salad I treated myself to today.

 
 

It’s all about the roast…

I can’t remember the last time I had a Sunday roast. It was very likely when I lived with my parents, which was a good 7 years ago. I’m not sure what brought the notion on but I just had to have one today! So a trip to Big Slope with Ryan was in order, followed by hot chocolate at Eati Boutiquie. I had been meaning to stop by there before; a “delicatessen and vintage boutique”, which doesn’t seem to be such a rare thing in Glasgow.

My family is also visiting this evening as they’re off to some big do in Glasgow (I wasn’t invited, but I’d rather stay home and play Dragon Age II as I’ve just worked 6 of the last 7 days). Naturally, I took photos of them in their dresses. My sister made the one she’s wearing in the picture.

Man, it felt good to whore my camera today. I love how something so simple makes me so happy.

 
 

Yo! Sushi

I had a really enjoyable lunch at Yo! Sushi the other day. As much as I like that place, I usually find it too busy and polluted with noise, but we seemed to find a reasonable time to eat (just after 1pm on a Monday). I think I’m borderline addicted to sushi, though there could be worse foods to crave I guess. Anyway, the format of Yo! Sushi suits my appetite; I like the small dishes you can choose as you please and pick at. I wasn’t overly impressed with the pancakes though. Oh, and the lighting is awful for photos!

 
 

Om Nom. Nom.

Food. Food. Food. I love food, maybe a little too much. I’ve done a little bit of exploring over the past few days, visiting a few of the coffee shops on Finnieston Street in Glasgow with Mark. There are some really interesting options there, for example a vintage shop / cafe combo that I was too intimidated to drink in (it was dark and quiet and… odd). There were lots of tasty cupcakes on offer elsewhere, but I managed to resist them ALL, preferring to photograph them instead (cupcakes are really photogenic, don’t you know).

 
 

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday and not a chocolate egg in sight, but I did have a great day outdoors in the West End of Glasgow. We turned up late to a charity bike rally, so late in fact there were no more than six bikes left. This was followed by lunch at The Loft, which reminded me of the underwater world, Rapture, in Bioshock (that’s the gamer geek coming out in me).

There was a street market happening in Ashton Lane offering cupcakes, vintage clothes and the like. I do love Ashton Lane with its cobbled street and cool bars, good restaurants etc. It has a great vibe. This was the Ashton Lane Street Market in its first week, so I hope to see it pick up steam and perhaps come back for better photos.

 
 

Early Summer Nights

These warm evenings are making me feel summery, even if it is only April. I can’t wait to get some garden furniture for my terrace and enjoy a few ice cold ciders out there. Last night, however, my friend Gary and I enjoyed dinner and Diet Cokes at Nando’s. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a Nando’s, but a Nando’s at golden hour = perfection.

 
 
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