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East Lothian - it's beauty and it's awesome producers!

We are so lucky to live in the beautiful county of East Lothian.  The beaches are incredible and the favorite part of my day is taking my dog, Pixie, out for a walk.  This always clears my head and allows me just to 'be' and to be grateful for all that we have and where we live! For a small county, it's quite incredible what is produced here and you can use other amazing East Lothian produce along side our recipes. The Mango and Chilli Chutney from The Spice Witch is the best I have ever tasted; make raita from the amazing yogurt from Yester Dairies.  Quench your thirst with a cider from Thistly Cross, a beer from The Winton Brewery or if gin is your tipple, taste Fidra Gin. Then treat...

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Store cupboard and Freezer Essentials to ensure quick, no fuss midweek meals

A well-stocked store cupboard and freezer will ensure you can whip up speedy midweek meals with the minimum of effort.  Paired with our store cupboard recipe ideas, you can avoid going shopping during the week when we are all short on time.  Also, brilliant if you get snowed in (as we did last year) or you live in a rural area with limited access to the shops. Store Cupboard Essentials Spice Pots!  If you have the full range, you can cook a huge variety of meals. Korma ·Bhuna ·Goan ·Tandoori Masala ·Sweet Blend Balsamic Vinegar Dijon or wholegrain mustard Soy Sauce Couscous Lentils (red and brown) Rice Tinned chickpeas Tinned tomatoes Coconut Milk Dried noodles Tinned cannelloni / butter beans / kidney...

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