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Bring On The Beetroot

For me, beetroot was more of a punishment growing up than the wonderful earthy reward that it is today.  All kids in the 80’s knew that beetroot was something that grew in jars far, far away. If you were posh your mum would buy the crinkle slices and it served …

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Time For A BBQ!

These days it seems that life is just a little more hectic; we’re all working harder and stressing more. It’s at times like this that I look for some simple, old fashioned comfort which for me will always take the form of my favourite foods. In winter I’ll always go …

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Glorious Gooseberries

I love this time of year – what chef doesn’t? Every corner of the kitchen garden is brimming with fresh, seasonal produce and for a few short months Scotland comes into its own with an abundant harvest of berries.   Now, I could do the predictable thing here and go strawberry …

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Hot Cross Bun Bread And Butter Pudding

There is a tradition in our family at Easter that involves everyone freezing their hands off at the top of a hill in Perthshire.   You see, for some unknown reason we’ve by-passed a leg of lamb in a warm kitchen for a chilly picnic in the April wind.  Because it …

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A Mother’s Love

You will always find seasonal ingredients at the heart of this blog but it struck me just recently,  as I was writing our Mother’s Day menu (incidentally, the only Sunday in the year worthy of a Tay Street opening – make sure you book>>> ),  that we’ve never given thanks to …

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Mussel In – It’s Time For A New Tea!

One of my favourite menu items of all times is, in my humble opinion, one of Scotland’s most under-rated food heroes. Low in calories but packed full of protein, the wonderful Scottish mussel is one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. Offering high levels of vitamins C …

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The Wonder of Root Veg

It may take some slack for being the dullest of seasons when it comes to vegetables, but winter’s harvest is only as limited as your imagination.  Vegetables such as carrots, neeps and beets are made all the sweeter for our cold, Scottish frost and after the autumn’s bounty of ‘above …

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Stew Glorious Stew!

Food has that wonderfully unique gift of being able to bring comfort while mending and transforming your mood.  Whether it’s cheese on toast after a hard shift or an ice cream when you fall off your bike as a kid (or adult for that matter), food is here to help. When …

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Food and Exercise From The Chef

Regular readers will know that outside of 63 Tay Street my passion is running and exercise.  There is nothing better than a dig-deep workout to dust off 10 hours in a kitchen.  I’m currently obsessed by cross training and I’ve been hitting ‘The Box’ up at Claymore Crossfit to keep …

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Value For Money At 63 Tay Street

I’m sure you’ve all seen the brilliant post from a restaurant manager in response to a negative Trip Advisor review that’s doing the rounds of Social Media at the minute.   The reviewer complained at being charged for a pot of hot water and lemon… More here>>> The manager quite politely …