carina in print – daily record


Carina’s Daily Record recipe this week is the perfect Monday pick me up. In print Monday 8th October 2018 Lemon Syllabub Serves 4 [...]

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carina in print – daily record


In print Monday 1st October 2018   Walnut Espresso Cake   Ingredients 140g Unsalted butter, softened 140g Caster sugar 3 free [...]

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Carina in print – daily record


Carina’s Daily Record recipe this week is an easy step guide to homemade sausage rolls. In print Monday 24th September 2018 Makes [...]

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Carina in print – september scotsman


In print September 2018 If you know me you’ll know I say it as it is!  No fluff just straight to the point. It’s the Scottish [...]

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Lemon Posset In print Monday 17th September 2018   Ingredients Makes 6 1 liter double cream Juice of 3 large lemons 275g caster [...]

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carina in print – daily record


Carina’s Daily Record recipe this week is a true classic – Easy Quiche Lorraine. In print Monday 10th September 2018 Serves [...]

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carina in print – daily record


Every week Carina writes a baking column in the Scottish Daily Record. The below was in print Monday 3rd September 2018 Chocolate & [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


Every week Carina writes a baking column in the Scottish Daily Record. The below was in print Monday 27th August 2018 Cantuccini Makes [...]

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Carina in print – Daily record


In print Monday 20th August 2018 Ricciarelli by Carina Contini Makes 40 Ingredients 600g ground almonds 450g icing sugar Lemon zest 4 [...]

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carina in print – july scots magazine


Published July 2018 The Scottish Car Show is on at Ingliston on 15th July.  As the youngest of 8 children with four older brothers, [...]

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carina in print – daily record


Cherry Cannonballs – In Print 13th August Every week Carina writes a baking column for the Daily Record to align with our baking [...]

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Carina in print – Daily record


Pistachio Meringues – In print 16th July The trick with meringues is to add the sugar, slowly, slowly, slowly.  It makes all the [...]

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Carina in Print – Daily Record


Nonna Olivia’s Pancakes – In print 9th July Every week Carina writes a baking column for the Daily Record to align with our [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


Lavender Truffles  – In print 2nd July Every week Carina writes a baking column for the Daily Record to align with our baking and [...]

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Carina in print – Daily record


Carina’s weekly baking column in the Daily Record Rhubarb and Fresh Ginger Jam – In print 25th June Ingredients 1 kilo [...]

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CARINA IN PRINT – DAILY RECORD


APPLE AND VANILLA CRUMBLE In print 18th June There is nothing that looks better or is more comforting than hot apple crumble with [...]

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Carina in Print – June Scotsman


In print Saturday 9th June Have you noticed how happy everyone is.  This beautiful weather we’ve had is the best medicine.  No wonder [...]

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Carina in print – Daily record


Boozy Strawberry Milkshake – In print 11th June Fantastic for a warm summer afternoon to cool down! Ingredients 225g [...]

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CARINA IN PRINT – DAILY RECORD


Cinnamon Waffles – in print 4th June 2018 I like my waffles soft, my children like them crispy so whatever you fancy. Serve with [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


In print 28th May 2018 Onion Scones Get organised and be ready to enjoy these hot from the oven.  They really are delicious. 125g [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


In print 21st May 2018. Carina’s Daily Record recipe today couldn’t have been better timed for a sunny Bank Holiday Monday! [...]

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Carina in print – June Scots Magazine


16 May 2018

A sneaky preview of of Carina’s June 2018 article! When I was little June was always a very special month.  The Cockenzie & Port [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


In print 14th May 2018. Pick up a copy today or enjoy them at The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant all this week. This week’s [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


In print 7th May 2018. Pick up a copy today or enjoy them at The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant all this week. APRICOT & CHOCOLATE [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


Carina writes a weekly cake column for the Daily Record. Buy it every Monday or check our blog for the recipe. In addition you can [...]

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Carina in print – May Scots Mag 2018


A sneaky preview of of Carina’s May 2018 article! May is our anniversary month. Next year is the big 25 years.  Oh my goodness. I [...]

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Carina in Print – April Scotsman Column


Published in the Scotsman Saturday 14th April 2018 We love our customers. They can visit once a year on a flying festival flurry in [...]

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Carina in Print – Daily Record


Carina writes a weekly cake column for the Daily Record. Buy it every Monday or check our blog for the recipe. In addition you can [...]

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Carina in Print – Daily Record


Carina writes a weekly cake column for the Daily Record. Buy it every Monday or check our blog for the recipe. In addition you can [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


Carina writes a weekly cake column for the Daily Record. Buy it every Monday or check our blog for the recipe. In addition you can [...]

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Carina in Print – March Scotsman Column


Published in the Scotsman Saturday 17th March 2018 Life is full of surprises.  You think the first day of Spring is upon us and the [...]

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Carina in print – Daily Record


Carina writes a weekly cake column for the Daily Record. Buy it every Monday or check our blog for the recipe. In addition you can [...]

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CARINA IN PRINT – FEBRUARY SCOTSMAN COLUMN


Read her full article published 17th February in the Scotsman Magazine   I visited Blackpool in January. Carla was dancing along [...]

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Slow Food Farmers Market


There are very few things that would get me out of bed on a very dreach Saturday morning at the start of February other than a [...]

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Carina in print – January Scotsman Column


Grains of truth Cutting down on sugars and carbs is easier than cutting out –and more realistic in the long-term, says Carina Contini [...]

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Carina in Print – Scots Mag January 2018


A sneaky preview of of Carina’s January 2018 article! Hands up who eat too much in December.  Every year we say we’ll resist, [...]

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Hogmanay Party Show-Stopper – Cook Carina’s Festive Trifle


Scotland has one special claim to fame at this time of year and that’s Hogmanay. The restaurants are open on 31 December and Victor [...]

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Carina in Print – Scotsman Recipe November 2017


November is always a tough month.  Darker, cooler and always a little harder to motivate the children to get out of the house on time [...]

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Carina in Print – Scots Mag December 2017


Scots Magazine December 2017 – Out in Shops Now! We got a new cleaner in September.  You may ask what has this to do with [...]

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Halloween Pumpkin & Pear Soup


Pumpkin & pear soup with onion scones Pear in soup? It makes a really light, fresh addition to this hearty, earthy autumn dish [...]

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Scottish Veg Summit 24th October


Carina was delighted to be invited to be on the panel for The Scottish Veg Summit held at The Royal Botanics in Edinburgh on 24th [...]

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Carina in Print – Scots Mag November 2017


Recipe extract from Carina’s Scots Magazine Column. Full article out in shops now. courgette & lanark blue soufflés What [...]

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Best Ways to Cook Scottish Lamb


Carina is featured in today’s The List Magazine’s article together with Tom Kitchin, Dominic Jack and Fred Berkmiller. They [...]

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Carina in Print – Rose Crema Cotta – Scotsman Magazine September 2017


Taken from Carina’s Scotsman Magazine column 30th September 2017. Out in shops now! Rose Crema Cotta   This recipe is [...]

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The Edinburgh Food Festival – Carina’s Story


The Edinburgh Food Festival – Carina’s Story Last week our fabulous senior head chef Marcin and fellow member of the Slow [...]

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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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Pasta pomodorini


Pasta Pomodorini   We make homemade pasta every morning at Contini George St. We use trifoliate in the restaurant which is a small [...]

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Scottish Stout Stew


A hearty stew that makes you think of crisp, cold days up in the Highlands of Scotland and all the comfort you’ll need to get you [...]

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Haddock Fish Cakes



I love homemade fish cakes at this time of year. They take some effort to make but they are totally worth it. Ingredients Serves 4 500g [...]

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Fennel and Orange Salad


I love raw salads.  Vegetables become fun when you enjoy them as nature gifted them to us, fresh at their best.  Hope you like this [...]

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Coda di bue – Oxtail Sugo


Oxtail sugo is something Victor’s mother cooked for high days and holidays as it took so long.  Oxtail is an ingredient you’ll [...]

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Roast leg of lamb


This time of year is when the good old Sunday roast really comes into its own. In our house there is simply no argument, lamb wins [...]

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Christmas Yum Yum Pudding


I love Christmas. I think it stems from the two days of the year that my parents closed the cafes. My seven brothers and sisters, [...]

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Pumpkin Dumplings with Sage and Almond Butter


19 September 2016

There is nothing more comforting to me than a dumpling. Even the word gives me a warm feeling inside. These little beauties may look [...]

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Sugo Di Salsiccia with Pasta al Forno


16 August 2016

This is a staple in our family. Double up the recipe and freeze for a late supper. This is a very traditional recipe with no garlic or [...]

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Celery, Gooseberry and Smoked Mackerel Salad


2 July 2016

Now, as much as I enjoy a sweet treat, something savoury to start is always advisable! There is nothing better, or more summery, than a [...]

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Strawberries with Black Pepper and Vincotto


11 June 2016

If you have a bottle of vincotto or an aged balsamic vinegar then this delicious summer treat will help you use it up! Serves 3 or 4 [...]

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New Potato and White Onion Omlette


26 May 2016

Choose a variety of potato that is quite waxy so they keep their shape when cooked. If they are new potatoes, I like to leave the skins [...]

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Glengoyne Whisky Chocolate Pots


7 April 2016

Now we can’t have a bar with over 120 whiskies without a dessert using a wee dram or two! As a chocoholic, this is one of my favourite [...]

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Carla’s Coconut Cupcakes


21 March 2016

Carla loves making cupcakes and these are so easy and quick. We often use fresh coconut instead of desiccated as it really does taste [...]

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Kale and Hake Pie


12 February 2016

Hake is a great, sustainable local-waters fish and it’s hard to beat on quality or price. The rich flakiness  of the flesh is [...]

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Carina Contini Scotsman Recipe

Bowled Over – Soup & Selkirk Bannock


23 January 2016

Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit. I’ve never [...]

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Carina Contini Scotsman

Carina’s Kedgeree


2 November 2015

At the beginning of the month we hosted a Friends of the National Gallery event at The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, centred around [...]

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CARINA TALKS AT THE PORTOBELLO BOOK FESTIVAL


29 September 2015

Carina Contini talks at The Portobello Book Festival this weekend, about the influences and philosophy behind the development of her [...]

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Cannonball Restaurant now open 7 days!


14 September 2015

Cannonball Restaurant, Victor & Carina Contini’s newest addition to the family is now open 7 days (Sunday lunch 12-5pm) Join [...]

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Royal Mile Cafe Milkshake

Scottish Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake


21 August 2015

Sometimes only Carina’s Scottish Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake will do! Ingredients (Serves 1) 225g [...]

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Carina’s seasonal syllabub


18 July 2015

Strawberry, Honey and Pickering’s Gin syllabub Serves 4 300g fresh strawberries, hulls removed, washed and dried (reserve 4 with [...]

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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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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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AN ABUNDANT AND PRECIOUS LARDER - Carina Contini - Scots Magazine

An Abundant and Precious Larder


4 February 2015

In Carina’s latest article published in February’s Scots Magazine she notes that unbelievably, we import more fish than we [...]

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Carina Contini - A Little Treat

A Little Treat – Moderate portions for a healthy January


25 January 2015

Carina’s article in this weekend’s Scotsman is full of delicious recipes to help moderate your portions during January, [...]

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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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Kitchen Garden Cookbook

Best cookbooks for Christmas presents!


8 December 2014

We are thrilled to feature in The Telegraph’s list of the ten Best cookbooks for Christmas presents! Carina’s Kitchen Garden [...]

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Daily Record Recipe – Shin of Beef in Gold Ale


Check out Carina’s recipe of Shin of Beef in Gold Ale – a fantastic recipe from her Kitchen Garden Cookbook. If you decide [...]

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