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The Perfect Sunday Roast

After a long working week and a Saturday filled with all the jobs you couldn’t quite get to, is there a more satisfying sound than the sizzle of searing meat or the crunch of a roast potato? The mighty Sunday Roast has been at the heart of British tradition for centuries and, like any national […]

Posted on: 02 April 2016

Food and Wine at Knockderry House

It is 14 years since Murdo and I, as novice hoteliers, found ourselves trying to create a wine list for our small hotel. The previous owners had in their wisdom decided that wine was superfluous to their needs, or perhaps as a result of an ecstatic party to celebrate our purchase (another story) had consumed […]

Posted on: 27 February 2015

Marmalade – A Knockderry Favourite

I remember my mum making marmalade in a large copper pot and telling me as she stirred, that this favourite breakfast preserve was created after a ship full of Seville oranges was wrecked off the coast of Dundee. If legend was to be believed the citizens of Dundee gathered up the lost fruit and made […]

Posted on: 22 February 2015

Chieftain of the Puddin’ Race

It is that time of year again when all true Scots living south of the border hanker after a haggis supper.  And by that I mean a traditional Scottish sausage made from a sheep’s stomach stuffed with diced sheep’s liver, lungs and heart, oatmeal, onion, suet and seasoning, not the deep fried imposter with chips, […]

Posted on: 16 January 2015

Summer desserts

Our pastry chef has been busy creating some lovely new summer desserts for our evening A la Carte menu. One thing that is season right now are delicious Scottish strawberries which we have sourced from The Clyde Valley to create a ‘Strawberry and clotted cream tart with macerated strawberries, basil gel and strawberry sorbet’.   […]

Posted on: 10 August 2014

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