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Locally sourced fresh produce from hand picked suppliers,
throughout the changing seasons

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deliciously local

The provenance of our food is of enormous importance to us and we are absolutely committed to delivering menus that are as seasonal and local as they can be.

Seasons menus always feature carefully sourced local produce from hand picked local suppliers meaning that they genuinely reflect what is available throughout the changing seasons. We are passionate about good food and have the ability to provide winning menus which always feature delicious seasonal ingredients. This extends to Roger curing his own meats and making all his own breads, pickles and jams from scratch.

We really are full of local flavour.

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August

Virtuous Venison

In a previous life, Bea and I were proud to own a venison business ‘Wild Venison’ near Fort William, therefore it will come as no surprise to you that we are keen to use this wonderful, delicious and healthy meat whenever we can here at Seasons.

And as loyal supporters of good quality Scottish venison, we thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at the facts about this superb product along with tips about how to cook and prepare it.

Venison is the name given to any of the species of deer which are sold as meat here in the UK. This lean, red meat is low in fat and full of flavour and has become increasingly popular and widely available. Deer can be categorised as wild d…

August

Putting Borders Food and Drink on the Map

As a restaurant which is passionate about using local food and drink, we are really proud to play an active role in the Scottish Borders Food and Drink network.

‘Passionate about local food’ very succinctly sums up the ethos of Scottish Borders Food and Drink and the shared values of this collaborative group of food producers and suppliers completely match our own. The provenance of our food is immensely important to us and our menus always feature delicious produce from handpicked local suppliers, that is why we are keen to use, recommend and support fellow food suppliers and producers as much as we c…

July

Whats in Season this July

Sea Trout.. with samphire and crab
Courgettes, peas, runner beans, broad beans , beetroot, spinach and chard
Herbs from our garden – and see our window boxes and herb box at the front door
Strawberries, raspberries, Logan berries, blackberries from Border Berries
Lamb from Huntington Farm
Greengages
Mackerel
Fennel..lovely with chicken or fish
Asparagus
Cherrys
Tomatoes
Scallops..with Martins black pudding and bacon
Elderflower..great to make cordial or infused t…

July

Strawberry Fields Forever

At this time of year, it’s absolutely impossible to resist a fresh, juicy strawberry. And since it’s the height of strawberry season, we thought it would be interesting to take a much closer look at this delicious red berry which is the very epitome of British Summer time.

The strawberry or Fragaria to use it’s official scientific name, is one of the most popular berry fruits in the whole world. There are actually more than ten species of Fragaria which differ in flavour, size and texture yet they all have the same characteristic heart shape, red flesh and seeded coat with leafy green caps and stems which adorn their crowns.

But what you might not know is that s…

July

Anyone for Pimm’s?

As we enjoy these lovely, longer days of summer, we thought we would take a look at what has to be the most quintessential of British summer drinks – Pimm’s.

Of course Pimm’s goes with Wimbledon and the Chelsea Flower Show like strawberries & cream and champagne, but what are the origins of this delicious tawny coloured gin based drink that the British love to enjoy during the Summer months?

It was in the late 1840’s that James Pimm, a farmer’s son from Kent and the landlord of an oyster bar in the City of London, originally invented and marketed the drink as a health tonic. He offered the tonic (a gin based drink containing a secret mixture of herbs and liq…

June

The herb garden

As you know we are absolutely passionate about using the freshest ingredients in our menus and food doesn’t come any fresher or more delicious than produce that you have grown yourself. As keen gardeners ourselves, we work hard to use as much of our own home grown fruit, vegetables and herbs in our changing menus in the restaurant. In fact we love herbs so much you will even see them growing in our window boxes at Seasons!

There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh herbs picked fresh from your own garden and they are so easy to grow whether in beds, containers or on windowsills. Many herbs can even be grown all year round – saving you money on expensive supermarket produce and pack…

June

Whats in Seasons this June

This month fresh in at Seasons

Broad beans…I use with chicken
Surf clams … Great with a sauce and fresh pasta
Sea vegetables…samphire, purslane, beat…fantastic in a sauce with fish
Elderflower… I pick and infuse in the cream for panacotta
Gooseberries.. Will be our crumble with clotted cream this month
Raspberries… I make into jam and serve with our brulled rice pud
Fantastic range of herbs and leaves
Local borders lamb
Mackerel… I cook the fillets with a blow torch with fresh grated horseradish root from our garden,…

May

Asparagus and Pea Risotto

In season this month, asparagus – here is a real favourite recipe of ours…

 

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May

Local Champions

Introducing Martin Baird Butchers from Melrose

As you know the provenance of our food is immensely important to us and we are proud to champion the finest produce from here in the Scottish Borders. With this in mind we are proud to showcase our local butchers in Melrose who we trust implicitly to source all of our meat, game and poultry.

Martin Baird comes from a family who have farmed near Kelso for generations and because of this he totally understands the conditions required to produce high quality beef, lamb and pork. He and his team of experienced butchers pride themselves in offering a comprehensive …

April

Drip, drip drop little April showers

After a long and very wet winter we are all delighted that British Summer Time has finally arrived!

The bulbs are flowering, there’s blossom on the trees and we can look forward to the longer, lighter and warmer days of Spring. In actual fact, April is officially the second month of Spring and as we allude to in our title is often characterised by changeable weather, with sudden April showers interspersed with bursts of sunshine. ‘April showers bring forth May flowers’ – this traditional rhyme illustrates the importance of rain in early spring for growing plants.

And of course the growing season heralds the arrival of delicious new produce, it’s the time of year when comfort fo…

April

Rogers Soda Bread

We are passionate about good food and have the ability to provide winning menus which always feature delicious seasonal ingredients. This extends to Roger curing his own meats and making all his own breads, pickles and jams from scratch….