New Menu at Contini George Street


Delighted to be launching our new Contini George Street menu with lots of delicious treats. Chefs Suzanne, Marcin and Sarah have [...]

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An Immigrant’s journey 100 years later


As you may know, Carina was flattered to be asked to talk in the Piccolo tent at the Edinburgh Food Festival in George Square Gardens [...]

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Fancy a day out of Edinburgh…


11 August 2017

Then support these lovely people championing a great story……. AUGUST FESTIVAL DINNER SERIES BY THE FREE COMPANY This [...]

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CARINA IN PRINT: Tastes of the Season


Carina shares a love of Spanish cuisine and her recipe for a summery gazpacho soup in her latest column for The Scots Magazine, out [...]

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Carina in Print: August Scots Magazine column


Carina writes a monthly column each month for Scots Magazine, a monthly publication packed with entertaining and informative features [...]

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Carina in Print: The Scotsman magazine, July 2017


Carina is a regular contributor to The Scotsman magazine. In her latest column, for July, she gave away some of the secrets of a very [...]

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Coffee & Coconut Cake


This delicious alternative to coffee and walnut cake is a long-standing favourite on the Scottish Cafe’s afternoon tea menu, which can [...]

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CARINA IN PRINT: THE SCOTSMAN MAGAZINE, JUNE 2017


Carina is a regular contributor to The Scotsman magazine, and her latest column, for June, talked about Victor’s love of bees, [...]

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Carina in Print: July Scots magazine


Carina writes a monthly column each month for Scots Magazine, a monthly publication packed with entertaining and informative features [...]

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Your local economy needs you


For my 6th birthday I was Doctor Carina.  My nurses uniform and little doctors case, which was a tiny white tin with it’s tiny red [...]

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Carina in Print: The Scotsman magazine


Carina is delighted to be a regular contributor to The Scotsman magazine, and her latest column, for May, pondered the role of the [...]

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Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards


Last week I was delighted to be asked by Scotland Food & Drink as one of their chef Ambassadors to attend the annual Excellence [...]

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The Bellavista Room is Unveiled


We were delighted to launch our new private dining space, The Bellavista room, recently. Some of our favourite foodies joined us for a [...]

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Carina’s Scottish Field “Chef’s Choice”


Carina’s Chef’s Choice Column in this months Scottish Field 

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Carina in print: The Scotsman magazine


Carina is delighted to be a regular contributor to The Scotsman magazine, and her latest column, for April, was about all things [...]

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Slow Food UK – Our Chef Emma Mills Story


Read the article on the Slow Food Website here Chef Emma Mills first began her career in 2011 at Appetite Direct as a kitchen porter [...]

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Carina’s latest Scots Magazine column


Carina writes a monthly column each month for Scots Magazine, a monthly publication packed with entertaining and informative features [...]

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Spring in the Scottish Kitchen Garden


The carrots, beetroot and leeks that were planted at the end of autumn are looking good and will prove to be a fruitful harvest in the [...]

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New Spring Pasta Dishes at Contini George Street


Well spring is here and we’ve added a lovely new selection of fresh pasta dishes to the menu at Contini George St.  We’re serving them [...]

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Edinburgh Gin Team Visit


Gin. What is that? Some sort of magic spell? A secret potion? Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavor from juniper [...]

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CONTINI GEORGE STREET HITLISTED!


Delighted to announce that Contini George Street was HITLISTED in the Italian section of the List Eating & Drinking Guide 2017. The [...]

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THE SCOTTISH CAFE HITLISTED!


Delighted to announce that The Scottish Cafe was HITLISTED in the Art Venue section of the List Eating & Drinking Guide 2017.  In [...]

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Verre de Vin


Verre de Vin Creating a wine list is always an exciting part of creating menus in restaurants, albeit a difficult task, but as all [...]

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Carina Recommends


Dear Friends Both my husband and I love to travel and we get so much inspiration from our trips to anywhere we can manage to escape to [...]

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Cooking LIVE on NBC


Monday 13th March will go down in my memories as one of the craziest days of my life! What are the chances of being asked by NBC Today [...]

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Contini in the press


As you may have spotted, Carina has regular monthly recipe columns in The Scotsman magazine and The Scots magazine. Recently [...]

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Mother’s Day


MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 26th March Book lunch or dinner at any of our venues and mum will get a [...]

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Save Monarch of the Glen


19 February 2017

The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer is one of the most famous paintings of the nineteenth century. For many people around the [...]

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Contini Ristorante Refubishment

Exciting New Changes for Contini George Street


This week we are starting a very new, and very exciting, journey for our beautiful Italian Restaurant on George Street. Over the next [...]

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Connect Local launched at The Scottish Cafe


7 December 2016

No one is more passionate about using the very best Scottish produce than the Contini team, which is why I was truly delighted to [...]

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The Scottish Cafe Breakfast Edinburgh

A Lazy Traveller’s Guide to Breakfast


6 December 2016

International travel blog The Culture Trip recently compiled “A Lazy Traveller’s Guide To Edinburgh”, highlighting [...]

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Cannonball Restaurant & Bar Edinburgh Royal Mile Contini Events

Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems


29 November 2016

When you’re visiting Edinburgh, the choice of historic attractions, galleries and dining experiences can be a little [...]

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Cannonball Christmas Exclusive Use Edinburgh

Christmas Fizz offer


25 October 2016

Get into the Festive spirit with Contini… From 4th until 21st December, we’ll give you a complimentary bottle of Prosecco [...]

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Cannonball Christmas Exclusive Use Edinburgh

October bubbles


29 September 2016

Throughout the month of October you can enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco for all adults at your table when you book online for [...]

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A round of applause for Chef Marcin


7 September 2016

Everyone at Contini was delighted to hear that our Senior Head Chef, Marcin, had been invited to join the Chef Alliance last month.  [...]

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Festa della Republica Contini Ristorante Italian Edinburgh

‘Experience Southern Italy and Beyond’ between 5th – 9th September 2016


2 September 2016

The Italian Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with IS.NA.R.T. and Unioncamere, and with support of the Italian Ministry of Cultural [...]

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Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight 2016


31 August 2016

After a full year of celebrations with our Year of Food and Drink in 2015, Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight returns again in [...]

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Italian Earthquake Appeal


29 August 2016

Like all of us, Victor and I were stunned and saddened to hear of the devastating earthquake which hit central Italy on Wednesday [...]

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Menabrea with Contini pop-up on George Street


12 August 2016

Those looking for the most authentic Italian experience of the Edinburgh Festival are in for a treat this August with our amazing new [...]

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Team Contini on tour to Glengoyne


26 July 2016

Nestled into the beautiful Scottish countryside in Dumgoyne, just north of Glasgow, is the long running Glengoyne Distillery. Located [...]

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Claim your Contini Friends July offer before it’s too late…


20 July 2016

If you’re a member of the Contini Friends loyalty scheme then you’re eligible for our July offer. Don’t worry if [...]

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Contini Edinburgh Family Kids

Carina’s mothering mishaps


4 July 2016

On Sunday I had a revelation and boy it hit me like a tonne of bricks.  I work Monday to Friday but am always wired to my mobile phone [...]

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The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, The Mound

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant listed on Food Made Good


30 June 2016

Following our commendation in the recent report by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant has [...]

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Carina to host cookery demonstration at Cockenzie House & Gardens


23 June 2016

Carina will be hosting a very special cookery demonstration at Cockenzie House & Gardens tomorrow night from 7pm. She will be [...]

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Festa della Repubblica Contini Ristorante Edinburgh Italian

Festa Festa Festa!


14 June 2016

Who remembers their first Gala Day? Cockenzie and Port Seton galas were always special for our family when we were little. The flags [...]

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Cannonball Restaurant and Bar Royal Mile Edinburgh

We did it! Welcome to the all-new Cannonball Restaurant & Bar


8 June 2016

I love it when a plan comes together and what a plan we’ve been working on over the last few months! Cannonball Restaurant & Bar is [...]

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Festa della Republica Contini Ristorante Italian Edinburgh

Festa Della Repubblica


15 May 2016

News Flash – This is not a political broadcast! At the beginning of the year I thought let’s do something fun and bring a bit [...]

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Ark of Taste Large Black Pig Slow Food Contini Edinburgh

Spreading the word about our rare breeds


12 May 2016

Wow Monday night was a busy one! I love being a member of the Slow Food Chef’s Alliance and we regularly host Slow Food Edinburgh Big [...]

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Cooking in the community


4 April 2016

Last week I hosted a cookery demo at Glencorse Community Centre, a brand new building with enviable facilities, opened in 2014 at [...]

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Sugar drinks tax? This isn’t enough to tackle our sugar addiction, says Carina.


21 March 2016

Well Mr Osborne has announced a sugar drinks tax in his budget. Certainly a surprise, nobody was expecting that one. Some people are [...]

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Edinburgh Food Trail. Showcasing Contini Ristorante and Cannonball House

Edinburgh Food Trail – Contini Ristorante and Cannonball House


9 December 2015

2015 had been a fun packed full on year! So many exciting new partnerships. One of our favourites was working with Edinburgh World [...]

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Cook with Carina Contini

Brilliant review for ‘Cook with Carina’ event


10 November 2015

We received some wonderful feedback from our first ‘Cook with Carina’ event. It was a huge success and Carina is really [...]

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Cannonball Restaurant shortlisted for a Thistle Award!


9 November 2015

We are thrilled that Cannonball Restaurant has been shortlisted as regional finalist in the Visit Scotland Thistle Awards 2015. Because [...]

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We love Mr Apple!


10 September 2015

 What a fantastic article in The Herald recently about our dear friend Graham, affectionately known as Mr Apple! Collaboration at [...]

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History of Porridge – The perfect start to 24 hours at Edinburgh Festival


19 August 2015

#24HoursInEdinburgh  We were delighted when we received this request from BBC journalist Becca Bryers: “I’m producing a series of [...]

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Chef Emma represents Contini at The Highland Show


22 June 2015

Chef Emma Mills, Senior Sous Chef at Cannonball Restaurant enjoyed her time on the stage at the Cookery Theatre at The Royal Highland [...]

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Charlie Reid talks about Hibs and HSL at Ristorante


22 June 2015

Charlie Reid visited Contini Ristorante this week, taking time out from the Proclaimers nationwide tour to talk about Hibs and HSL. [...]

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Carina’s July column in The Scots Magazine


25 June 2015

Carina writes a monthly column each month for Scots Magazine. The Scots Magazine is a monthly publication packed with entertaining and [...]

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Success at The List Eating & Drinking Awards with Four Awards!


22 April 2015

We are beyond delighted! We scooped four awards in The List’s 2015/16 Eating & Drinking Awards. Our newest restaurant [...]

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Recipes from The Lost Supper STV 15 May 2015


5 May 2015

Due to very popular demand further to Carina’s recent appearance on The Lost Supper, screened on ITV on 04 May 2015, here are the [...]

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Celebrate Easter Contini style


1 April 2015

We’ve not just got a spring in our step, we’ve got springs in our steps! So much going on with us, and we’re feeling [...]

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Mothering Sunday this Sunday – let us spoil your Mum!


11 March 2015

With Mothering Sunday fast approaching, let us help you make it a day to remember. Each of our stunning locations is perfectly suited [...]

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Victor’s done it! Well done everyone


10 March 2015

We’re SO proud of our Arctic Trek team – yesterday after 3 grueling days they finished their 100km. The first day saw [...]

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six nations at Contini Edinburgh

6 NATIONS IN EDINBURGH


15 February 2015

From Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile to Princes Street Gardens and George Street, Victor & Carina Contini offer you three [...]

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It's Good 2 Give - Arctic Challenge

VICTOR’S ARCTIC DINNER


13 February 2015

What an incredible night we had on Friday 6th February! We are truly overwhelmed with the support we received for Victor’s Arctic [...]

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The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant Roe Deer with Cabbage and Red Currant Jelly

Year of Food & Drink Scotland 2015 – Roe Deer Recipe


20 January 2015

The roe deer is the Monarch of the Glen. It’s also the food of kings so it’s not cheap but rather a treat for that special occasion. [...]

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Scottish Kitchen Garden

January in Our Scottish Kitchen Garden


15 January 2015

What a windy day, but Kerry our Head Garden at Casa San Lorenzo, our Kitchen Garden and Jess her budding new apprentice are hard at [...]

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A wee new year holiday


1 January 2015

Happy New Year to all our lovely customers, friends and family! Wishing you all good health for 2015. Our Cannonball team will be on [...]

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Christmas Gifts 2014


28 November 2014

We have the perfect gift ready for you and your loved ones! Please give us a call at 0131 225 1550 to order your gift or visit our [...]

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Cannonball – Winner of Opentable Diner’s Choice Award


28 November 2014

We’re delighted that Cannonball has been selected by OpenTable diners as one of the best in the area! Thank you to all of our [...]

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Contini Cannonball

Cannonball rated as ‘Top 5 Historic Places to Dine in Edinburgh’


10 November 2014

We’re delighted that our new restaurant, Contini Cannonball is featured as one of the ‘top 5 historic places to dine in [...]

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Carina in Scots Magazine: November


6 November 2014

This month, as the nights draw in and thoughts turn to winter warming suppers and evenings beside the fire Carina’s column in the [...]

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Budding Chefs: Scots go to Brittany


3 November 2014

This week our Sous Chef at Contini Cannoball, Emma Mills, is on her way to France! Travelling in association with the Institut Francais [...]

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Cannonball Review – LeilAppetit – October 2014


28 October 2014

Thank you for the wonderful review Leila Kean of Leilappetit.com! To see the original review, please click here!   A night out at [...]

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Contini Ristorante is ready for her close-up


27 October 2014

Earlier this year the first restaurant in the Victor & Carina Contini family, Contini Ristorante on George Street, underwent [...]

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Cannonball Review from Joanna Blythman


22 October 2014

We’re absolutely thrilled to see that Joanna Blythman enjoyed her evening at Cannonball so much. Read her fantastic review in the [...]

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Proud Moment


10 October 2014

It’s been a busy few weeks for us all at Victor & Carina Contini. Opening our new venue Cannonball and whizzing round the [...]

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All Venues Closed from 5PM Sunday 5th October


29 September 2014

For our annual team party to celebrate a full on year of activity and thousands of happy customers we are giving our team a shift off. [...]

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Cannonball Countdown


10 September 2014

We’re brimming of excitement this week as the newest addition to the Victor & Carina Contini family gets ready for her big [...]

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Nairn Book and Arts Festival


3 September 2014

Victor and Carina travelled with their daughters to Nairn over the weekend to showcase some of the abundant fresh produce from the [...]

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Carina on the page with Scots Magazine


26 August 2014

It has been a year of exciting firsts and wonderful partnerships for us here at Contini’s and this month we are delighted to celebrate [...]

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Celebrating the Festival


It would be hard to miss the largest and most colourful arts extravaganza in the world in full swing right here in Edinburgh. Contini [...]

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Carina Contini's Kitchen Garden Cookbook

Carina at Edinburgh Book Festival!


Italian-Scot Cuisine – 16th August 2014 The Continis have been an integral part of the Scottish food business for generations and [...]

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Al Fresco Dining Comes to George Street!


We’re excited about Al Fresco Dining on George street! We’re loving the look as all the construction progresses! What do [...]

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Peas & Beans Pulsing with Flavour


20 May 2014

Our kitchen garden is looking fabulous. Green shoots and flowers are everywhere. When I open the gate and step into the plot, despite [...]

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The new Contini Brand


1 May 2014

We are thrilled to unveil our brand new look! To our brand that is...

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Piece of Cake


2 April 2014

Are you a baking goddess or a patisserie prince? Some of the most prized skills in any kitchen are those learnt in the pastry section. [...]

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Contini at the SRA Awards


3 March 2014

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Restaurant Awards took place on the 17th of February 2014. Carina and Suzanne were cooking at Roast [...]

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Shrove Tuesday Pancakes with a Little Vice


1 March 2014

Shrove Tuesday heralds the start of Lent, where temptations come in all flavours. Patience is a virtue, they say. I’m short on virtue [...]

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A Healthy & Warming Winter Recipe


16 January 2014

Our own winter chard is looking majestic in the garden and British chard is all over the shops. Here is a lovely, healthy and hearty [...]

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