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 CAFES AND COFFEE HOUSES RECOMMENDED BY YOU, THE PUBLIC
PLEASE NOTE - THESE CAFES AND COFFEE HOUSES HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND NOT YET VISITED BY THE GOOD SOUP GUIDE.


CUPAR - CAIRNIE FRUIT FARM, Cairnie. This is a recommendation from Susan, who was particularly fond of their homemade 'Yellow Split Pea' soup. As you may gather from the title, this is a fruit farm where you may pick your own raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and brambles, depending of course on the time of year. I like gooseberries. You don't often see them in supermarkets these days, and it is a lovely fruit, particularly sweet when turning from green to yellow. In the farm tea-room their homemade soups are made, wherever possible, using their own vegetables or vegetables from the local area. What you get is therefore very much dependant on what season it is, which is how things should be. In autumn, for example, they use their own pumpkin, beetroot and parsnips. In summer they might throw their own home-grown courgettes and tomatoes into that big soup pot. Use what's at hand, that's what I say; at least you know where it's come from and what's in it. In this world of ours far too much time, effort and energy is wasted transporting goods around the world instead of around the corner. Well done to the Cairnie Fruit Farm. And, once you've picked some fruit for later, slurped some soup and bought some jam and chutney and honey and other bits and bobs in the shop, you can take yourself outside and plunge into the Mega Maze. A very good day out is most certainly on the cards. The farm is a little north of Cupar.