The Timberyard - on Lady Lawson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland – is on the site of a former… timber yard and warehouse. It’s run by a family, and features food from local artisans and growers, which sounds very similar to the kind of restaurant we’d check out in Seattle. It’s a beautiful little gem of a spot, and its popularity is a tribute to the quality of its food. We highly recommend paying them a visit.
Drinking a Green Door
The weather had been warm and bright… But now, it’s downpouring in Edinburgh. Perfect! Time to go get cozy at the Black Cat pub. Wait, where are we? Oh, right. 168 Rose Street.
The Bar at the Black Cat
We love oysters. And we love oysters in Scotland. So, you can imagine how excited we were to see a food truck serving oysters! It was closed, but we walked up anyway to check it out. Upon further inspection, we saw it was an ice cream truck… Also serving oysters? What? Who knew? I mean we had sorbet with crab the other night, maybe it’s a Scottish thing.
Ok, Why Not?
We’re fortifying for this morning’s adventures with an americano and croissant at Patisserie Valerie. We’re on Rose Street in Edinburgh’s New Town neighborhood. Depending on your perspective, New Town isn’t so new – it’s about 200 years old. How darling is this little place?!
The FoodShed is on the loose! For the next ten days, we’ll be blogging from the lovely, verdant green location you see below. Guess where we are?! We can’t wait to start sharing some lovely food and new sights with you… Some more clues and an answer after the link…
Patchwork of Green
The mint in our garden is pernicious. It pops up next to the bok choi, insinuates itself into the kiwi beds, and goes absolutely nuts in its own special metal bin, until you might think you can hear it banging its tiny, minty fists against the sides in breezy-fresh refusal to be contained. And so, the mint-eating season begins. We took this fast and easy, sweet and tangy dessert to our friend Sara’s house for Mother’s Day, where it proved popular with the young and old alike.
Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
It’s been hot in Seattle! And, as a delicate northwest flower, it’s nice not to heat up the kitchen with too much cooking. So, this orzo salad (plus the abundance of tarragon and parsley) made sense as a bring-to-work lunch this week. It would also be fabulous for a picnic or a potluck.
Orzo Spinach Salad – Perfect Picnic Fare