Looking At Edinburgh

25 October 2008

Feeding the family

a family buying lunch at the farmer's marker

A family getting well hung and tender (beef, that is) at the farmer’s market.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Feeding the family.

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5 July 2008

Farmers’ Market, 28th June

Approaching the farmers market

These photos were all taken at the farmers’ market, Saturday 28th June, on Castle Terrace.

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9 March 2008

For sale at the farmers market

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Possibly the best vegetable in the world. Also, protects against vampires! Available from the farmers market but also on Redbubble: Garlic.

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3 March 2008

In the Forest Cafe

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This photo was taken here. It’s on Redbubble: In The Forest.

The Forest is an organic cafe and a not-for-profit arts space. It is a perfect place to sit, dream, talk, surf the Internet, drink tea, and relax.

1 March 2008

Farmers market: First day of spring

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at the market

Today was the first day of spring. Also, it was Saturday. I went to the farmers’ market. I bought a Savoy cabbage, carrots, an Arran cheese, a couple of brezeln and a cat’s tongue – which is like a brezeln, but flattened, split open, with Emmental baked on top – and two bottles of wine.

But first of all I did what I always do: I walked all the way through the market, glancing sideways at the stalls to see who was here, and bought myself a cup of coffee at the coffee stall at the far end of the market. The coffee is exactly the same – same franchise – but the queue is usually shorter.

Coffee stall

All of these photographs were taken here. They’re all in this set on flickr: Edinburgh Farmers Market, 1st March 2008. (If you want to see them on Redbubble, just ask.) (more…)

Brezeln at the farmers’ market

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This photograph was taken here . It’s on Redbubble: Brezeln at the farmers market.

These brezeln were baked by Falko (Konditormeister) and can be bought at the farmers’ market in Edinburgh any Saturday. If you get there early enough and are willing to queue, that is. See you there!

28 February 2008

At the baker’s

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I took this photo here. It’s on Redbubble: An Edinburgh baker’s window.

Douglas the baker’s has been at 105 Leith Walk for decades: a small survivor of the old independent Scottish bakers’ tradition. I used to live just off Leith Walk, and it was my boast that within ten minutes walk I could buy bread of six different nationalities: Italian, Sicilian, Polish, Bangladeshi, and Chinese, and Scottish, of course, from Douglas.

Next to the gloss of Gregg’s or the fall of Crawford’s, Douglas looks basic, but everything they make tastes good, from the bran scones you can see piled in the left-hand corner of the window to the apple sponges at the right.

A look inside and a couple of close-ups under the cut.
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24 February 2008

Welcome to the farmers market

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This photograph was taken here. It’s on Redbubble: At the farmers market.

The farmers’ market is every Saturday, 9am to 2pm, at Castle Terrace. Get there early, have yourself a hot cup of coffee from the Torchwood stalls at either end, a hot bowl of porridge from Stoats, and browse for fresh, fresh, lovely food.

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