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MOST RECENT

No I’m not dressing up as an astronaut (though I wouldn’t mind that)!
I finally got to do the Introduction to beekeeping course @colstoun and learn about honey bees. I’ve been bee obsessed for quite a while and just find them fascinating. Beekeeper Brian Pool explained the how’s and why’s of these amazing insects and after a stunning picnic lunch from @al.macchiato with foraged goodies, we got to go to the hives. We saw Brian deal with a swarm and re-home it in an empty hive, as well as put in queen excluders and new honey boxes on the existing hives. It was as exciting as I thought it would be and now I’m desperate to learn more. Sadly I’ve nowhere to put a hive in my matchbox garden but I can dream 🐝 #bees #beekeeping #beekeepersofinstagram #honeybee #colstoun #edinburgh #beehive #edinburghfoodie #honey #honeylover #honeyoneverything

Last weekends cake was made by a friend of the bride and was beautifully decorated with adorable figures - #colstoun

This was the pièce de rèsistance of the food we feasted on during our time on the foraging course @colstoun #cookeryschool.
Elderflower sorbet, topped with homemade sherbet, chopped sweet cicely pods and wild strawberries. This has to be the most decadent cone I have ever had! And it was just sublime. I drifted off into another world whilst devouring this! Oh my goodness, this was AMAZING! @al.macchiato you are a genius 🙌
Get yourselves booked into the foraging course @colstoun #cookeryschool or any of the fantastic courses they have to offer, because you don’t want to miss out! Go to learn, but also to feast with like minded souls in beautiful surroundings! .
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One month ago today: two things I quite like- this guy and lots of books. (📸 thanks to @solenphotography 📖 thanks to @colstoun 🤵 thanks to @lorraineb60 😂) #colstoun #library #ursamajor #books #wedding

Floral hoopage, a firm favourite this wedding season. We love them, they are so versatile... suspended from the ceiling, hooked on the wall, table plans- they work amazingly! These hoops were suspended as a room separator @colstoun #sweetpeasfloraldesign #weddinginspo #weddingideas #colstoun #floralhoop #venuedecor #eastlothianflorist #weddingflorist

Bread making for lunch on our foraging and bee keeping courses. What is your favourite variety of bread? #colstoun

Let’s not forget the drinks! Cordials made using foraged ingredients from @colstoun
Elderflower cordial, pineapple weed cordial, and rose petal and elderflower cordial. I tried the pineapple cordial and it was just 👌Which one would you chose?! Oh and there was wine and beer too!
A fabulous feast of food and drink for lunch on the foraging course @colstoun cook school.
I highly recommend a cookery course @colstoun the day was just amazing! Go check them out! Whether you live near or far, you won’t be disappointed! .
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Wild sushi prepared by @al.macchiato and @pattiandjules for part of our lunch on the foraging course @colstoun #cookeryschool
Mackeral sushi, and asparagus sushi, using wild garlic rice wine, wild wasabi using seashore foragables of scurvy grass and sea rocket, and wait for it, PICKLED MAGNOLIA PETALS! This food just blew my mind! It was fantastic to have such an amazing feast with so many foraged ingredients 🙌 This is proper thinking outside the box cuisine. I am just in awe 🤩
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One of the most beautiful pieces of food I have ever seen, and tasted. This gravadlax was stunning. Fresh Scottish salmon from Belhaven cured at @colstoun by @al.macchiato with NB Gin @nb_distillery , beetroot and chopped foraged sweet cicely. It just melted in your mouth. This salmon to me encapsulates the food @colstoun ; using the best local and seasonal ingredients there are, and in a way that gives you beautifully tasting and visually stunning food.
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After our morning foraging session @colstoun we all sat down together, along will the students on the bee keeping course running the same day, to an amazing shared feast! Roasted tomato soup to start.
Smoked trout pate, rabbit rillette, rye bread, rowan jelly, smoked salmon, all served with the 20 or so foraged leaves we gathered in the morning! And there was so much more delicious food which had been equally thoughtfully and lovingly prepared by @al.macchiato and @pattiandjules. Washed down with a variety of drinks; I chose pineapple weed cordial 👌and a cheeky white wine!
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One of my new favourite free foods, sweet cicely! Found whilst foraging with @al.macchiato on the @colstoun foraging cookery course at the weekend. I need to find some of these plants near me! I fell in love with sweet cicely when @cottagegardenkitchen made a syrup of it with rhubarb for my birthday celebrations! Such a delicious aniseed taste 👌
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I have had the most wondrous day today foraging with my fellow foragers @colstoun under the tuition of the genius that is @al.macchiato . Not only did I forage around the beautiful gardens at #colstounhouse , but I also feasted on beautiful food and drink prepared by @al.macchiato and @pattiandjules , learnt so much about free foods and flavours, which has totally inspired me for my own cooking and baking, all with lovely like minded souls.
Thanks again for the very kind invite @colstoun for me and my friend @scottishoysterlady We both had an absolute blast! What an amazing cookery school you have there. I will certainly be back sometime soon!
If anyone is looking to learn to cook, bake, forage then you must go check out this place near Haddington, East Lothian; it’s just perfect
www.colstoun.co.uk/the-cookery-school
Don’t worry everyone, there are plenty more photos to follow very soon, and of course a review soon on my blog too!
But for now check out my insta stories ☝️
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The Coach House at Colstoun - #colstoun

The time is almost upon us for elderflower sorbet topped with wild strawberries 🍓 - #colstoun

Polytunnel 2 is exploding right now! How quickly it changes. #colstoun

Summer evenings over Colstoun. #colstoun

Rolling wild sushi with @al.macchiato @colstoun yesterday for a special event. Ali had made a wild garlic dressing for the sushi rice and foraged coriander grass (sea arrowgrass) for the occasion. This one is using local asparagus, wild garlic leaves and pickled magnolia petals which are a total revelation. They’re like pickled ginger but a bit sweeter. I could have eaten the jar they were so delicious!
#sushi #wildsushi #colstoun #eastlothian #forage #preserve #whatimade #foodie #edinburghfoodie #foodforfoodies #rollingsushi #kitchenprep #chefslife #adayinsomeoneelseskitchen

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