September 26th, 2007

Scotland: Foodie Presents Category: Other Foodiness

We managed to bring back quite a few foodie treats from Scotland, mostly with thanks to the Spey Larder in Aberlour. Here is a quick list:

Spey Larder Deli -

  • Eggs from a local farm in Elgin
  • 4 Butteries (the nicest we had!)
  • 1 real Haggis
  • 2 x bags of polenta
  • 1 x quinoa (let me know if you have any ideas for this please!!)
  • Celery salt
  • Bay Leaves
  • Organic Sesame seeds
  • Blue Poppy Seeds
  • Ground Mace
  • Gardeners Spicy Tomato Chutney

And from other places -

  • Isle of Arran Cheese
  • Real Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Veggie Haggis
  • 2 Mealy Jimmies (white puddings)
  • Walkers Shortbread
  • Black Isle Brewery beer
  • 6 Posh Chocolates
  • 1 Granary Loaf from the Water Mill at Blair Atholl
  • 1 bag of bread flour from the Water Mill at Blair Atholl

I think that’s about it… some bits I bought for cooking whilst up there, others I just fancied picking up for a change. I’m looking forward to making some nice soups & home-made bread rolls – hence the sesame seeds & poppy seeds. I did take a picture of my haul but due to us having broken one camera the photo is quite poor in quality..

3 Responses to “Scotland: Foodie Presents”

ginger@dinnerdiary.org Says:

What are butteries Claire?

I like the sound of the blue poppy seeds, are they very blue?


I think you need to do explanation post Mrs Wife. (Actually it’s something I might do myself…)

The neglect of the buttery south of Edinburgh is a crime to breakfasts.

The word needs to be spread so we can buy them anywhere!


Ginger, its kind of the Scotish equivilent to a croissant – imagine a flattened croissant (just not floppy) but with a slightly more salty taste. Nice with marmalade on them. And as Hubby says you can only get them up North of Edinburgh.

Nice once in a while, like croissants – you cant eat too many of them!


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