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Healthy Appetite

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Feb 29, 2016

This week, we're sharing oatmeal recipes worth getting out of bed for! We'll be back next week with more specials, recipes, and ideas! Happy cooking, and healthy eating,From The Scottish Grocer  Blackberry and Goat Cheese Oatmeal    Tangy goat cheese balances the tartness of blackberries in this indulgent recipe. Rich in soluble fiber and high in antioxidants, blackberries are a nutritious way to top off an already healthy bowl of nutritious oats. Drizzle Scottish Honey on top for a truly decadent start to your day.   Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal  Use your favorite Mrs. Bridges preserve or jam with this protein...

Getting Creative with Tea Towels

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Jan 27, 2016

Looking for the perfect wedding favor or hostess gift ? Check out our beautiful assortment of Tea Towels. Traditionally these charming towels are used to hold a steamy pot of tea, cover up warm baked goodies, clean and dry fine china and crystal, or simply as a decorative addition to the kitchen. They are a wonderful addition to your household textiles dating back to 18th century England. In those days they were used as a means by which women could show off their embroidery skills. In today’s DIY frenzy we have found a few creative ways for you to show...

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life!

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Jan 27, 2016

The large majority of Americans promise with the New Year to eat, live, and BE healthier in some way. If diet modification or changes is what you're after then look no further than our website! The grains found in porridge boast a large array of health benefits! Porridge is a warm breakfast cereal that has been prepared into a thick consistency. Porridge is an excellent source of fiber and energy; allowing you to feel fuller longer than less healthy breakfast or snack choices. The fuller you feel, the less likely you are to snack and therefor helping with weight loss!...

GREAT SCOT BOASTS "BEST NEW PRODUCT OF 2015"

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Jan 21, 2016

  So excited to share with you that our delicious Japanese Cherry pyramid teabags won a Highly Commended award in the Best Product Awards within the drinks category at the Scottish Speciality Food Show this month!  In addition to amazing taste this tea comes packaged in STYLE with a watercolor design by artsit Holly Sharpe! And if that wasn't enough to lure you.... Brodies is a company with a conscience! They were among the early adopters of Fairtrade, one of the most widely recognized and trusted certification marks in the UK. Fairtrade "tackles all the elements that farmers need to make...

Kick-off To Burn's Night 2016!!!

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Jan 08, 2016

  It’s that time of year again when the famous Scottish Bard,  Robert Burns, is celebrated not only in Scotland but across the globe.  Born on January 25th 1759 into a poor hard-working farming family he made his mark in writing poetry, songs and music – a sort of Wordsworth of Scotland. In his short life (d.1796) he wrote over 500 poems and lyrics in both the Scottish Dialect and the King’s English -   Ae Fond Kiss, A Man’s a Man for a’ that, To a Mouse, Tam O’ Shanter.    His most famous song is Auld Lang Syne which has...

1st Day of CHRISTMAS

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Dec 23, 2015

If you are anything like me you might find yourself in a baking kind of mood during these countless chilly winter nights. Searching for the perfect recipe (that doesn't require 3 trips to the grocery and a hunt down for an obscure specialty ingredient) is not always as simple as you might think . I prefer a recipe that only asks on-hand ingredients of me, and will satisfy my craving relatively quickly. It seems that nearly every flavor in our Mrs. Bridges collection is multi-functional and can serve as both a table-top offering as well as the perfect "secret" ingredient in a multitude...

The 2nd Day of Christmas

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Dec 22, 2015

As the festivities pick up and homes are bursting with company you will certainly be grateful to have warm supper prepared and ready to offer hungry guests! This is a spin on a classic roast that is truly a crowd pleasing dish! You can thank us later for this amazing concoction! Just make sure to toast your favorite bread and pop open a beautiful bottle of red and you're all set!  Mrs Bridges Winter Beef Casserole 4 servings  Ingredients Olive oil and butter for frying 1 onion peeled and chopped 8 fresh sage leaves 800g stewing steak or beef skirt,...

On the 3rd Day of Christmas

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Dec 21, 2015

As I wrap up the 10 days of recipes for Christmas  I give you a house special from Great Scot:  Blackcurrant and Apple Pie with Juniper (a la Peter Wilson)! I like to use a ready made crust in lieu of homemade for ease and timeliness! Whatever tickles your fancy! Merry, Merry Christmas from all of us!  1 15-ounce package short crust pastry, cut in half, room temperature 1 and 1/2 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/3in cubes 9 tablespoons sugar, divided 1/2 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs 1/3 cup Mrs Bridges Blackcurrant preserve with Sloe Gin  5 squirts of...

If you simply can not wait for Burn's night to get your hands on the most scrumptious food ever to be put into a can then give this recipe a try. It's easy, simple and a true crowd pleasing dish! These nachos are an ideal and quick meal for a hungry and lively crowd.  Ingredients:  Caledonian Kitchen Haggis Bag of tortilla chips 1 cup grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese 1/2- 1 cup guacamole salsa sour cream to taste  Jalapeño peppers and black olives  (optional) Fresh chillies, finely sliced (optional)    Credit: www.samcaldwell.com

The Moscow Mule is a long-time favorite of bar tenders and their patrons. Try concocting one tonight in your kitchen using our refreshing and all-natural Barr's Ginger Beer!  INGREDIENTS 1 half lime 2 ounces vodka  4-6 ounces Barr's Original Ginger Beer