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Saturday Night Coldstone

I know it’s winter and all, but you can’t pass up the opportunity for ice cream on a Saturday night. We went to Three Steps To Heaven, and what you see below is turkish delight and macaroon ice cream, mashed with white buttons and an Oreo, and topped with chocolate sauce. Beautiful.

 
 

Three Steps To Heaven

This needs to happen again, and it needs to happen soon. Screw you, Glasgow, and your delectable offer of naughty foods while I’m trying to shape up. *drool*

 
 

Lunch at Lebowskis

Carolyn, my sister, was in Glasgow for meetings with factories to produce her dresses, so we caught up over some lunch at Lebowskis. This place is known for its burgers, and, well, that is what I finally had after many times eating here and opting for the salad. It was delicious, though I couldn’t finish the entire thing (maybe the black pudding sandwiched on top of the burger wasn’t the best idea), and I hated myself after it.

 
 

Autumn Cake

My friend, Shona, is amazing in the kitchen. In fact, I’m going to ask her to marry me when I’m older. We thought it would be fun to welcome the new season with apple and roasted hazelnut cake, which we’ve otherwise dubbed as Autumn cake.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 4 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 200g softened butter
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 140g flour
  • 50g ground hazelnuts
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Brandy

Okay, this is the first recipe I’ve ever written, even though I’m copying from Shona’s notes. Here goes…

  • Soften the apples on a low heat with some water and the brandy
  • Mix the butter and sugar until creamy, then add the eggs
  • Fold in the flour
  • Add 1/2 the apples and spoon into cake tin
  • Top with the rest of the apples
  • Bake for 1 hour at 180°C / gas mark 4
  • Halfway through, top with the ground hazelnuts and cinnamon
  • When ready remove from the cake tin an top with apple slices
  • Sprinkle with sugar and caramelise top
 
 

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.

 
 
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