The British Hamper Company | Tuggy Tucks In

I was delighted to be gifted a Luxury Scottish Hamper to review from The British Hamper Company. The packaging is undoubtedly British with mini red post & phone boxes. Unwrapping the box and lifting the lid revealed a whole host of Scottish goodies: Mackie’s Scotch Bonnet Chilli Pepper Crisps, Duncan’s of Deeside Oatcakes, Shortbread House of Edinburgh shortbread, Nudie Snacks Premium Coconut Chips (I’ll tell you now, my favourite item in the box), Coco Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate and Galloway Lodge Poacher’s Pickle & Raspberry Jam. Continue reading

Asda Extra Special Scotland | Tuggy Tucks In

I had the privilege of being invited to Asda’s Extra Special Scotland event by my friend Tartan Spoon Blog in conjunction with Asda, Edinburgh New Town Cookery School and Morrow Communications. Continue reading

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges | Tuggy Tucks In

Romantic, luxurious, escapism; are just some of the words I’d use to describe my 2 nights at RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges In Glencoe. I have thought twice about writing this post as with only 8 lodges they are somewhat a hidden gem that I want to keep all to myself because I enjoyed my time there so much! However I really must commend the family run business for their spectacular hospitality and therefore I am going to share with you how good a time I had there. Continue reading

Groats | Tuggy Tucks In

Gourmet porridge? I hear you ask, well yes, the absolutely most delicious porridge of its kind! It was my good friend Sophie over at Life with Clarity, that first mentioned Groats to me and her love for their porridge. Fortunately for me, I was then invited to Cafe Milk in Leith to try a combination of Graham’s gold full cream milk and Groats aphrodisiac porridge around Valentine’s Day and I’ve been desperate to consume their delicious porridge combinations ever since! Continue reading

Cringletie House Hotel | Tuggy Tucks In

Cringletie House Hotel is located near Peebles in the Scottish Borders, a mere 30 minutes drive south from Edinburgh. They house 12 unique bedrooms and a self-catering cottage with a hot tub! As we drew up to the stunning castle structure, I was mesmerised by it’s romantic turrets and impressive baronial architecture, I instantly felt like a princess. Continue reading

Oak Tree Inn | Tuggy Tucks In

Take me away from the big city, I hear my soul cry from time to time, and after the busy Christmas period I needed to be rejuvenated, so off we went to Balmaha on the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Continue reading

Pumpkin Soup | Tuggy Tucks In

It’s that time of year again when pumpkins are in season. We only get a short window in the UK to which to use the bright orange fruit from the squash family. However, unlike little brother, butternut squash, pumpkin is often seen as a gimmick for carving into jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. When I lived in New Zealand, they were nuts about pumpkin soup and they even sell it by the tin like we do with tomato soup. With us Brits jumping on the bandwagon of picking our own pumpkin at pumpkin patches (check out Arnprior Farm, famous for being Scotland’s first premier pumpkin farm) like the Americans, there’s really every excuse to get cooking with our favourite October seasonal fruit. This autumn, I’m here to tell you how to turn your pumpkin purchase into a delicious pumpkin soup.

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