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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
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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
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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
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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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Summer is Finally Here

‘Garden pea & broad bean panna cotta served with seasonal beetroot, radishes, kohlrabi and crispy carrots’ is one of our new starters. It is not only tasty, but includes an array of summer colours, flavours and textures. If this new dish inspires you, our head chef has created an easy to follow recipe to make […]

Posted on: 16 July 2014
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