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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

Scotsman Article – Piece of Cake

25 March 2014

Are you a baking goddess or a patisserie prince? Some of the most prized skills in any kitchen are those learnt in the pastry section.

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Scotsman Article March

3 March 2014

Shrove Tuesday heralds the start of Lent, where temptations come in all flavours for Carina Contini of the Scottish Cafe

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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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19 September 2013

What a year it has been! This summer we took a wee video showing you what we have done so far at our fantastic Scottish Kitchen Garden. Erica, our gardener extraordinaire and Carina explain how this year at the garden…

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