We then ventured on a lovely walk, partly along the canal, to Saunderson's butchers. This is a fantastic butcher and Nathan has been going there for a number of years. I love when you go to shops where the owner knows your name.
They were really helpful and we bought a lot of meat for a bbq we were attending that night. Nathan managed to get a full rack of ribs which he marinated when we got home. I love how much he enjoys preparing his food!
We then wondered into the grassmarket to see if I could find a funky second hand fasinator/ hat for a outfit for a wedding. We went to Armstrongs and I tried on some amazing 30's hats- complete with netting at the front but they weren't quite right!
I opted for the hog roast roll with crackling but I found the crackling way too hard to eat so Nathan had to nibble it instead. The meat was delicious though and I was pleased with the apple sauce and, sage and onion I chose to accompany my meat. Nathan had haggis and spicy relish on his!
I know a number of people who are planning hog roasts as part of their evening wedding buffet. I think it's a great idea and the meat was so tender!