Celebrate Burns Night Friday 25th January 2019

Celebrate Burns Night Friday 25th January 2019

Celebrate Burns Night at home or out At home If you are celebrating at home we have some suggestions to make things a little easier.  Start by reading the VisitScotland e-book all about Robert Burns and how to organise your own Burns Night celebration. Scotty Brand have introduced Potato MashRead More…

Recipe: Scotty Brand Vegetable and Lentil Soup

Recipe: Scotty Brand Vegetable and Lentil Soup

Warming vegetable and lentil soup mix from Scotty Brand After slaving away over a hot stove this Christmas probably the last thing you really want to do is prep more veg!  Our chums at Scotty Brand have it sorted – pre-prepared veggies and lentils included in their ready to makeRead More…

A week in pictures with Foodie Explorers

A week in pictures with Foodie Explorers

A week in pictures with Foodie Explorers Mr Foodie went along to Chez Mal with the Don to see what was on offer with their new summer menu… I think it went well as he was stuffed full and had a happy face when he returned.  See The Don’s reviewRead More…

Recipe: Asparagus, Potato and Egg Salad

Recipe: Asparagus, Potato and Egg Salad

Summer on a plate – Asparagus, Potato, and Egg Salad Asparagus season is well underway and with the good weather an excuse for something a little lighter for lunch or an evening meal. I received some Scotty Brand asparagus and potatoes, so put them to use in this seasonal dish.Read More…

Celebrating Summer with Scotty Brand

Celebrating Summer with Scotty Brand

Scottish summer produce with Scotty Brand We joined a group of fellow food lovers at The Sisters Kelvingrove  to meet up with Scotty Brand as they celebrate summer and showcase their fresh new Scottish produce. We were focusing on asparagus, strawberries and smoked salmon.  The Scottish asparagus season lasts just 6Read More…

Royal visit for Hawick grown tomatoes

Royal visit for Hawick grown tomatoes

Scotty Brand State of the art facilities officially opened The Princess Royal officially opened Standhill Farm Glasshouse in Hawick, today ( 20th September 2017).  I had the pleasure of visiting earlier this year and try the tomatoes straight off the vine. Click here to find out more.   The custom-builtRead More…

Recipe: Andrew Fairlie Chilled tomato soup

Recipe: Andrew Fairlie Chilled tomato soup

It’s National Tomato Week and it’s sunny! So perfect weather for some chilled tomato soup.  This recipe is from Andrew Fairlie who made some and gave us all a taste at the launch of Scotty Brand Scottish tomatoes earlier this year. Click here to read about our visit.  I’m notRead More…

Scottish Asparagus Season is here!

Scottish Asparagus Season is here!

Scotty Brand Scottish asparagus set to hit Waitrose shelves Scottish asparagus will soon be appearing in all the Waitrose branches across Scotland soon as asparagus season arrives. The Gijnlim variety of asparagus has been grown by James Brunton in Angus.  His family has been growing potatoes for three generations andRead More…

Scotty Brand tomatoes – home grown Scottish tomatoes

Scotty Brand tomatoes – home grown Scottish tomatoes

Scottish homegrown tomato industry receives a boost Mrs Foodie received an invite from Scotty Brand to go along and visit one of the suppliers to Scotty Brand to find out more about Scottish tomatoes and Scotty Brand. I’ve seen Scotty Brand in my local supermarket, I’m a big fan ofRead More…

Scotty Brand Strawberries

Scotty Brand Strawberries

Part of the Bartlett family, Scotty Brand has a wide range of products such as carrots, tomatoes and strawberries.  The Bruce family have been farming since 1898, and it shows. We saw the strawberries on special offer and they looked plump so gave them a go – I am reallyRead More…