Spring Lamb with Salsa Verde

Springtime! A time when we say goodbye to hearty stews, cold, dreich weather (hopefully) and welcome in the new season of warmer weather with lighter and brighter spring dishes. Nothing announces the start of spring more than Scottish spring lamb. In East Lothian, thanks to the team at The Brand Family Larder, we are so…

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Weddings on the Hill

Weddings are back and we couldn’t be happier. And East Lothian’s Whitekirk Hill provides a unique and special place to tie the knot. There’s no doubt that the COVID pandemic has impacted all our lives, but for couples planning on getting married, the stress has been magnified. Some have had to reschedule their big day,…

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Flippin’ Marvellous

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Shrove stems from an old English word shrive, meaning confess all sins. Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday was a time for using eggs, butter and sugar from the larder as these were forbidden during the abstinence. So break out…

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From our Farm to your Plate

Jane Brand of East Fortune Farm tells us that life on the farm continues to be very busy as they welcome the arrival of spring and prepare for the Easter holidays and their next lambing. The winter lambing of the pedigree Hampshire Down flock at East Fortune Farm finished on New Year’s day, ably led…

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Vegetarian Christmas Pie

Christmas has become a much more mindful affair, and for many, it’s about helping the less fortunate and making this special time of year as magical as possible. The same goes for Christmas lunch. These days more and more people are choosing not to eat meat, which, if you’re not a seasoned vegetarian cook, can…

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Why You Need A Culinarian

The Collins English Dictionary defines ‘culinarian’ as a person skilled in cookery. And as the memories of celebrations and gatherings start to return – think; people laughing, music playing, a cork popping, the clink of ice. East Lothian-based Culinarians are just the ticket for helping you rediscover the joy of dining with friends and family…

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