Scotland

Proudly Celebrating National Family Business Day

September 23, 2019

Proud to celebrate National Family Business Day 2019 Victor and I are third generation Italian Scots. Our grandparents were great friends and lived very close […]

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight at Cannonball House

August 29, 2019

SCOTTISH FOOD & DRINK FORTNIGHT The Fortnight takes place between 31 August and 15thSeptember and this year we will be celebrating 10 years of the […]

Victor’s Bees – winter update

January 15, 2019

Victor’s Bees – winter update by Margaret Forrest, Beekeeper 2018 was an amazing year for Victor’s bees at Modern One and the Kitchen Garden at […]

Brexprest

October 8, 2018

I’ve spent years of my almost 50 worrying about things that will never happen. Maybe menopause has brought the wisdom that I’ve been seeking and […]

Erringtons Victory

September 6, 2018

Victory for injustice but at what price. Firstly we are all so relieved that our dear friends the Erringtons have won their fight to clear […]

Carina in print – Daily Record

March 19, 2018

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 […]

Would you be embarrassed to ask a restaurant for a doggy bag?

March 15, 2018

Delighted to be featured in Cate Devine’s Herald piece about food waste and doggy bags. Online article 14th March 2018 ARE you still too embarrassed […]

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

December 19, 2017

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

A Spectacular Christmas at The Scottish Cafe

October 24, 2017

Get into the Christmas spirit with The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant   “A spectacular Christmas for the whole family.We all had a fantastic time and […]

Scottish Veg Summit 24th October

October 24, 2017

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 […]

Best Ways to Cook Scottish Lamb

October 10, 2017

Carina is featured in today’s The List Magazine’s article together with Tom Kitchin, Dominic Jack and Fred Berkmiller. They have all shared their favourite Scotch […]

An Immigrant’s journey 100 years later

August 23, 2017

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 […]

Proudly Celebrating National Family Business Day

September 23, 2019

Proud to celebrate National Family Business Day 2019 Victor and I are third generation Italian Scots. Our grandparents were great friends and lived very close […]

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight at Cannonball House

August 29, 2019

SCOTTISH FOOD & DRINK FORTNIGHT The Fortnight takes place between 31 August and 15thSeptember and this year we will be celebrating 10 years of the […]

Victor’s Bees – winter update

January 15, 2019

Victor’s Bees – winter update by Margaret Forrest, Beekeeper 2018 was an amazing year for Victor’s bees at Modern One and the Kitchen Garden at […]

Brexprest

October 8, 2018

I’ve spent years of my almost 50 worrying about things that will never happen. Maybe menopause has brought the wisdom that I’ve been seeking and […]

Erringtons Victory

September 6, 2018

Victory for injustice but at what price. Firstly we are all so relieved that our dear friends the Erringtons have won their fight to clear […]

Carina in print – Daily Record

March 19, 2018

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 […]

Would you be embarrassed to ask a restaurant for a doggy bag?

March 15, 2018

Delighted to be featured in Cate Devine’s Herald piece about food waste and doggy bags. Online article 14th March 2018 ARE you still too embarrassed […]

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

December 19, 2017

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

A Spectacular Christmas at The Scottish Cafe

October 24, 2017

Get into the Christmas spirit with The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant   “A spectacular Christmas for the whole family.We all had a fantastic time and […]

Scottish Veg Summit 24th October

October 24, 2017

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 […]

Best Ways to Cook Scottish Lamb

October 10, 2017

Carina is featured in today’s The List Magazine’s article together with Tom Kitchin, Dominic Jack and Fred Berkmiller. They have all shared their favourite Scotch […]

An Immigrant’s journey 100 years later

August 23, 2017

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 […]

Festa Festa Festa!

June 14, 2016

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

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

June 9, 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 […]

Festa Della Repubblica

May 15, 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 […]

Bowled Over – Soup & Selkirk Bannock

January 29, 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 […]

Celebrating Burns

January 26, 2016

We’ve justreceived this lovely blog about our Burns supper. Thank you much Tuggy Tucks. For the last 6 years we’ve been hosting our burns ceilidh […]

Small but beautifully formed

January 12, 2016

Come and see our tapestry showcase! Our stunning Bute fabric wall in The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant will be transformed between 28th January and 20th […]

Cannonball Restaurant wins Thistle Award!

November 16, 2015

We are thrilled to bits to announce that Cannonball Restaurant won ‘Best Restaurant Experience’ South East Scotland at VisitScotland’s prestigious Thistle Awards this week at […]

CARINA TALKS AT THE PORTOBELLO BOOK FESTIVAL

September 29, 2015

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

**** Four Star reviews for History of Porridge ****

August 25, 2015

**** ‘Fascinating and filling! So well presented I could have happily stayed another hour to listen to more. And the selection of porridges was delicious. […]

FESTIVAL FEVER!

August 6, 2015

From our Fringe events, including theHistory of Porridge and exclusive Gallery Suppers to Dinner whilst enjoying a live webcast of the Tattoo, we are delighted […]

Cate Devine article on Food fraud

July 11, 2015

Last week The Herald publisheda brilliant piece by food writer and critic Cafe Devine on food fraud. It’s amazing what can be packaged so cleverly […]

Carina’s July column in The Scots Magazine

June 25, 2015

Carina writes a monthly column each month for Scots Magazine. The Scots Magazine is a monthly publication packed with entertaining and informative features on Scotland’s […]