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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 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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The Real Taste of Scotland

The Best in Scottish Produce Run by VisitScotland, Taste Our Best aims to promote the very best of Scottish produce in season as it has become more apparent that more and more of our visitors to Scotland are particularly interested in learning where our food comes from and who supplies it. Emphasis on Provenance With […]

Posted on: 08 April 2014
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