Chefs Blog

Chef's Blog

View From The Kitchen Window

Knockderry Haggis

“But mark the rustic, Haggis fed, The trembling earth resounds his tread. Clap in his walie nieve a blade, He’ll mak it whissle; An’ legs an’ arms, an’ heads will sned, Like taps o’ thrissle.” – Robert Burns, Address to a Haggis Haggis is a very old Scottish delicacy, traditionally prepared by the wives of […]

Posted on: 25 January 2012

Oxtail – Food to Nourish Those We Love

Recently, oxtail has become rather fashionable in restaurants and with some well-known chefs increasingly offering the humble oxtail on their menus. And no wonder. It is full of sweet and succulent flavour which comes from the meat being so close to the bone. It is therefore excellent as the base of stocks and sauces but […]

Posted on: 09 January 2012

In Celebration of the Hare

January is a cold, wet, and dreary month. Christmas is over, the hours of daylight are short and it’s a long time ‘til Summer. On top of which we are often found struggling with new diets and saving our pennies after the excesses of Christmas and Hogmanay. What we don’t need to do is make […]

Posted on: 20 December 2011

Venison Pie Recipe

Venison is the culinary term for any kind of deer be it hunted or farmed; the meat is some of the best you can find in Scotland. The meat is somewhat like beef with a more gamey flavour and tends to have a much leaner texture than beef. It is best served with a sweet […]

Posted on: 14 October 2011

Brambles are Back!

We are blessed in this part of Scotland to have a profusion of wild blackberries or brambles in our hedgerows and woodlands – they thrive in poor soil and along our country lanes and have a depth of flavour rarely matched by cultivated types. Our advice is, do as we do at Knockderry Country House  […]

Posted on: 22 July 2011

Quick Enquiry Form

For More Information

Subscribe NOW to our newsletter to receive our latest news, special offers