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The Scottish Kitchen Garden

We’ve always wanted to grow our own produce for the restaurants.  Now an opportunity has arisen to make that happen. We’re moving out of town to give the children some more space – and we’re gaining a one-acre site in the heart of the Esk Valley Conservation area.

With the help of our dear friend Mr Apple, Graham Stoddart at Cuddybridge and Erica Randall our Head Gardener (formerly of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh), we’re going to bring a dream to life and start growing our own produce for The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant and Centotre.

Victor and Carina Contini



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Carina joins this years Women in Food talk series in London!

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Scotsman Article – Piece of Cake

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Scotsman Article March

3 March 2014

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SRA Awards

22 February 2014

What a fantastic experience we had cooking at this years SRA Awards.

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Scotsman Article February

11 February 2014

Our winter chard is looking majestic in the garden and British chard is all over the shops. Here is a lovely, healthy and hearty recipe for this cold month.

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