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Hallowe’en Pumpkin Soup

At the risk of looking like I’m turning in to a food blog, this week is going to be a bit food heavy here at The Bear & The Fox, as I have a couple of recipes I simply must share with you before Hallowe’en. The first is a soup recipe. When we were at […] Read more…

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Our Favourite Hallowe’en Picture Books

One of my favourite times of the year, other than Christmas, for seasonal books has got to be Hallowe’en. There’s just something about snuggling up on a dreich and dark Autumn afternoon to read some spooky stories together. It’s still over a week to go until Hallowe’en, but I thought I’d share some of your […] Read more…

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Family Recipe: Mama’s Apfelkuchen

In case you’ve all been wondering what we did with the remainder of the apples we picked at Craigie’s Farm a couple of weeks ago, I have one more, magnificent apple recipe for you! Although most of the credit for this recipe goes to my mum, I’ve only adapted it a little. This cake, heaped […] Read more…

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Review: University Games Bundle

As I have mentioned here on the blog before, I come from a family of board game lovers and we are big board game fans in our house. I was therefore delighted to be given the chance to review a bundle from University Games, who had presented a range of their games at the BlogOn […] Read more…

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September Snapshots

We’re already half way through October, and I just realised I never posted our September Snapshots. Well, better late than never. Here are the highlights from the past month, according to my iPhone (mostly): Everyone should eat fresh cotton candy bigger than their head at least once in their life! Glorious September sunshine by the […] Read more…

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Easy-Peasy Music Shakers

We’ve been really lucky with the weather in Edinburgh, since moving back three months ago. Lots of blue skies in summer and golden sunshine in Autumn. But, of course, we do also get rainy days, and in a quest to stop the kids begging for Netflix all day, it’s good to have some quick and […] Read more…

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Parsnip & Apple Soup

At the risk of this turning in to a ‘soup of the week’ feature, I wanted to share another soup recipe with you. Parnsip and apple is one of my favourite flavour combinations for soup. In the past I’ve made this with cooking apples, which are a lot more tart, but since we are still […] Read more…

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5 Sweet Picture Books About Apples

This week has been all about apples, starting with our review of apple picking at Craigie’s Farm, and then my recipe for a simple and yummy apple crumble. So to keep in with the theme, my latest round-up of book recommendations is all about apples too! Clockwise, starting from the top: Apple Pie ABC, by […] Read more…

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A Simple & Yummy Apple Crumble

Earlier this week, I posted about our apple picking trip to Craigie’s Farm near Edinburgh, and I promised to share my apple crumble recipe with you. Well, here it is. It’s very simple – no faffing about – but super yummy, even if I do say so myself. And while nothing beats eating home made […] Read more…

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{Edinburgh} Pick Your Own at Craigie’s Farm

Every year, I have been looking on with a little envy at the pictures of apple picking and pumpkin patch outings filling up my social media streams. Last year, we visited the US during October and got within reach of an all-American pumpkin patch, but ultimately sadly couldn’t make it there. So when I heard […] Read more…

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