Mince and tatties

This dish is such a classic and a favourite of the Scottish people, especially here in the North East. It’s a hearty yet easy meal to make and is delicious on a cold Autumn of Winters day. We love making this dish now and again and enjoy it with fresh garden tatties (potatoes) and creamy neeps (turnips).

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toffee apple pecan cake

I seem to have developed quite a habit of turning my healthy garden produce into delicious sweet cakes dripping with toffee or fruit sauces but hey we need to find a way to use up that excess produce after we’ve consumed it in a healthy manner of course! Thank god I have four hungry children to eat it all for me or I may need to up my outdoor exercise plan!

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Blackberry, Apple & Bilberry tart

I love the deep purple colour of this Scottish blackberry, apple and bilberry tart its so beautiful and the flavour certainly doesn’t dissapoint either. It’s such a delicious warming tart to eat when the seasons change to Autumn and can be enjoyed with freshly made warm custard, whipped double cream or vanilla ice cream. My kids really enjoy this tart after a delicious hearty Scottish stew and it also works really well the next day for leftovers.

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Smoked Salmon pate

We love this creamy traditional Scottish smoked salmon pate. It works really well with pasta, oatcakes, toasted sourdough and you can even make a delicious smoked salmon and prawn terrine with this recipe. My favourite has to be traditional Scottish smoked salmon pate on my home made Scottish oatcakes.

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Beetroot Brownies with cacao nibs

I can’t possibly think of a better way to use up the garden beetroot than in these beetroot brownies! They are so good and most definitely count as one of your five a day right?! They add a healthy dose of fibre and the kids are eating beetroot so that’s surely a win?! They are delicious though and the perfect way to use up the garden glut of beetroot at this time of year.

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Hotch Potch Soup (Hairst Bree / Harvest Broth)

We love this delicious Tradtional Scottish Harvest Broth called Hotch Potch. It’s so delicious to have at the end of Summer and is the perfect way to use up all of the Summer garden peas and broad beans. The sweetness of the Scottish Summer peas and broadbeans works really well with the lamb neck and other vegetables. This is definitely one of our favourite soups at the end of the Summer and we love to freeze it too to enjoy in the Autumn.

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Scottish Crowdie Cheese

This traditional Scottish crowdie cheese is so delicious and creamy and spreads really well on Scottish oatcakes, biscuits or even in a sandwich. Its really easy to make and traditionally was a great way to use up excess milk.

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Traditional Scottish Oatcakes

We love these traditional Scottish oatcakes as they are so easy to make yet so delicious with a slice of cheese and fresh jelly from the garden. I always thought that traditional Scottish oatcakes were difficult to make but they are acutally pretty easy. It just takes a little patience and careful preparation to make sure they don’t break. The warmth and smell that these traditional oatcakes bring to the kitchen is worth the little extra effort to make them fresh.

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Traditional Scottish Beef Stew

We love this traditional Scottish beef stew. Its very simple and very much like how Scottish beef stew would have been cooked traditionally. I like to use the slow cooker for this beef stew as it creates the most delicious melt in the mouth stew and the kids absolutely love it! Its packed with nutritional wholefoods and you can serve it up alongside delicious seasonal vegetables too for an extra veggie boost. I like to serve my traditional scottish stew with creamy mashed potatoes to mop up the beef gravy, stir fried kale fresh out of the garden and a whole head of buttery broccoli. What a treat!

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Broad bean & Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broad beans seem to grow really well in our Scottish climate and they create the most delicious creamy recipes like dips, sauces or spreads. They always make such a delicious creamy spread or dip but I love to use them in a soup too as they create such a creamy base. This soup is creamy but without the addition of extra cream and the kids love it with a sprinkle of sharp cheddar grated cheese. Its a great way to get the green stuff into the little ones!

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