It feels like I haven't written anything on here for ages!
For those of you who don't know, I'm 6 months pregnant. So many people have said to me recently that they thought I'd be blogging furiously about all things related to food during pregnancy. But in all honesty - I've been more 'off' food and haven't had any weird cravings - although I have been partial to more than my fair share of ice cream... I've certainly not really felt like cooking up a storm in the kitchen!
One place I did visit recently was out in Midlothian, where I now live, called The Howgate. It's a really cute place hidden in the hills (about a mile from Penicuik) - a converted stable block I believe. Think candles and log fires. It's a really cosy welcoming place, lovely atmosphere and the food was great. I had stuffed my face earlier that day at Frankie and Benny's (!) so didn't go for a starter. But my dining companions had the mussels and the Cullen Skink and both were very happy! I opted for the beef stroganoff which I've not had for years, and it was really tasty - the beef melted in the mouth.
I was delighted that the Lucas ice cream on offer didn't contain raw egg, so I went for 3 huge scoops of ice cream to finish off. Delicious!
Worth a visit if you're out that neck of the woods.
The Howgate Restaurant and Bistro
Howgate, Midlothian, EH26 8PY
Tel: 01968 670000