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Celebrating the Natural Larder of Scotland and the Royal Highland Show

This week we are talking all things Scottish to celebrate the 179th Royal Highland Show, near Edinburgh this weekend..  A show celebrating the best of food, farming and rural life. This is the 4th year that we have exhibited on the stand of East Lothian Food and Drink and we are proud to share the stand with East Lothian's best producers and produce. See our blog post about these incredible producers here. If you are coming to the show, come and see us!  We are excited to share that we are running a massive Special Show Offer of 2 for 1 on absolutely everything allowing you to make huge savings!  See details below. To celebrate all the wonderful food that is Scotland's...

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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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India | Kids | The Journey of Spice Pots

My name is Melanie Auld and I am the Founder of Spice Pots. I often get asked why Spice Pots?  Well it all started back in 1993 when I went on a life changing trip to India. I worked in an orphanage in Madras for 3 months and then traveled all over India, eating my way around the country!   I returned to the UK when I was 19 and although there were a few years at university where I ate nothing but pasta, pizza and peanut butter sandwiches, when I moved to my first little flat, I began to cook the dishes that I had loved in India, the curry and the street food. I had learned to cook curry...

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