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Burns night at hame

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes, News & Contests on Jan 22, 2021

Content provided by from Hamlyns Oatmeal - hamlynsoats.co.uk. Every year on the 25th of January, Scots all around the world celebrate the life and works of the great Robert Burns by hosting Burns suppers in schools, clubs and with groups of friends. With the country in lockdown, and most celebrations happening home, this year’s Burns suppers will be very different, so we’ve put together a few ideas for how you can celebrate Burns’ birthday safely at home, with your own scaled-down Burns supper to celebrate the great man’s life and works.   To get started  A Burns supper has to pack a...

The quintessential cold weather beverage; a Hot Toddy blends wonderful flavors and is both satisfying and delicious. Surprisingly simple to craft, and calls for common pantry ingredients. Try serving these in copper mule mugs for extra appeal!     1 teabag of Brodies Scottish Teatime Breakfast tea 1 1/2 ounces Scotch or brandy1 heaping tablespoon Mellis Scottish Heather Honey Boiling water1/2 cinnamon stick1 slice lemonPinch ground nutmeg Bottoms up and Merry Christmas from The Scottish Grocer.  

A wee history of The Caledonian Kitchen

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes, News & Contests on Nov 25, 2020

The Caledonian Kitchen started as a labor of love in 1995, not long after Jim Walters and his wife Gay returned from a two-week visit to Scotland, the home of their ancestors.  It was then that they had their first taste of haggis, and they both loved it so much that they ordered it at every opportunity.  When it was time to return home to Lewisville, Texas, they stowed away a few cans of “tinned haggis” in their luggage to enjoy until they could find a local source somewhere. Alas, there was no haggis to be found in the USA,...

Cullen Skink   Cullen Skink is a traditional Scottish smoked haddock recipe. It is a fine Scottish soup of great taste and simplicity. This Cullen Skink recipe was provided by Kris Burrin, the exceptional English chef of The Seasons restaurant in Stonington, Maine. Serves 4 2 medium onions 2 pints full-fat milk 1 bay leaf 1 pound Finnan Haddie  2 ounces butter 24 ounces potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes 85 milliliter (2.8 ounces) heavy cream Salt and fresh-ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1.Peel one of the onions, cut in half and put into a pan with the...

5% of all sales through the end of January 2021  benefit the ASF - The American Scottish Foundation, based in New York, is an international not-for-profit organization, looking to support the Scottish heritage and cultural legacy. ASF is a portal for news and events, looking to bring our community together. and is open to all who share a love of Scotland and the celebration of Scotland's past and future. Amongst their leading events: ASF celebrates Robert Burns in words and music, along with a week long series of events. Each April ASF recognizes Tartan Day and are a founding member of...

The Scottish flapjack isn’t be confused with the American pancake.  They are totally different but equally delicious. As a boy growing up in Scotland my sister and I used to make flapjacks in our mother’s kitchen as long as we cleaned up afterwards! Really very simple ingredients but it’s important to use the right kind of oats. Rolled oats are too coarse but oats that are rolled and coarsely milled are just the ticket. Hamlyn’s of Scotland Porridge Oats make the perfect oats straight out of the bag. For the flour use a wholemeal flour or a barley based flour...

Scottish Heather honey made from heather has been official confirmed as a Superfood and in study has been revealed to contain up to 10 times more of essential micro-nutrients than global rivals. Read the full article Here.   when it comes to authentic Scottish Heather Honey John Mellis sets the standard for quality and experience. With over 22 years in business, he has become known as one of Scotland’s most successful bee farmers, with his honey in great demand for it’s unique flavor. The distinctive flavor of his honey is down to the countryside the hives are positioned in, with trees, wildflowers and heather providing...

Doesn't this look like the brightest start to the day - porridge with baked plums, honey and pistachios! This simple and delicious porridge recipe was created by a Hamlyns customer from Belfast Ireland. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Hamlyns Scottish Porridge Oats or Porridge Oats and Bran 1 cup milk or water or a combination of both 3 Plums 2 tablespoons runny honey 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped DIRECTIONS 1.Preheat the oven to 400F 2. Cut the plums in half, remove the stone and put the plums on a baking tray with the cut side up. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the honey and bake for 10-15 min...

Healthy Appetite with the goodness of oats!

Posted By Becki Slocum in Recipes, News & Contests on Apr 28, 2020

This week, we're sharing oatmeal recipes worth getting out of bed for. Happy cooking, and healthy eating.  Blackberry and Goat Cheese Oatmeal  Tangy goat cheese balances the tartness of blackberries in this indulgent recipe from KeyIngredient.com 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. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Hamlyn's Scottish Oatmeal or Porridge Pinch of salt 1 cup almond milk 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1-2 tbsp. Scottish honey, plus a drizzle for the top 3 tbsp. goat cheese...

Recipe Suggestion - Kipper Pate

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes, News & Contests on Apr 14, 2020

This smoked Kipper Pate makes a good first course with hot toast. You can also use stuffing for hard-boiled eggs, as a topping for canapés or a tasty sandwich filling with lettuce. A delicious and convenient for a quick fix of healthy fish oil at the start of the day.  INGREDIENTS (serves 4) 12-oz Stonnington Seafood Kipper Fillets 150 g Creme Fraiche. 1/3rd block Philadelphia Cheese. 2 tbs. butter. 1 tbs. Capers & juice. 1 tbs. Horseradish. 1 tsp Tabasco. 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce. 1 tsp ground black pepper. 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Optional: 1 tbs Brandy or Whisky DIRECTIONS Bring a...