The Highlands beg to be explored and a wonderful way to do this is through our magnificent natural larder. This month, WeeBox brings you a wee touch of this magical land to your own kitchen with exclusively curated, stunning gifts …. so hold your breath and dive in!
‘The Scottish Food Bible’ by Lady Macdonald, of the Isle of Skye
Scottish produce is celebrated the world over, so why not create your own Scottish feast. So, you’ve made it all the way up to the Highlands and now the question looms in your mind, what should I eat? Why not try your hand at any of these traditional Scottish recipes, all sure to be delicious and a true Scottish experience! Lady Claire Macdonald is the author of 17 best-selling cookery books, including Seasonal Cooking, The Harrods Book of Entertaining, The Claire Macdonald Cookbook and Entertaining Solo. She is an energetic Patron of Scottish Food Fortnight and The Association of Scottish Farmers’ Markets. In recognition of her contribution to Scottish food Claire was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by National Farmers’ Union in 2011 and the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.
Your own piece of Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail …
Bring authentic whisky making history to your table with the iconic, depth of flavours of Scotland and White Rose Creations whisky barrel shavings. Ideal for your BBQ or home smoker for a true Scottish experience!
Each year, thousands of barrels that have previously contained rum, sherry, port, and bourbon are shipped to Scotland to mature and flavour our iconic drink – whisky. Once they have completed this task, often decades later, the barrels are broken apart ready to be sold as firewood.
This is where White Rose Creations come in. They handpick each piece of wood, recognising its potential to become something very special.
Run by husband and wife team Ollie & Abigail Ellis, White Rose Creations is based just 5 miles from Dufftown, the Malt Whisky Capital, where they source all of their barrels. They are ideally situated at the very heart of Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail – the only trail of its kind in the world – and are privileged to be able to offer such an authentic piece of whisky making history.
The thistle – national emblem of Scotland!
This stunning slate, thistle coaster has been lovingly hand-crafted in Ayrshire, the perfect addition to any Highland Kitchen, no matter where you are in the world! We first met Lesley of Slated a few years ago and knew we had to share her stunning work with you!
She was formally trained as an artist at Edinburgh College of Art where she specialised in painting, becoming a wildlife and landscape painter.
In 2014 she became fascinated with working with stone. Enlisting the help of her husband Geoff, and his amazing cutting machine, Lesley started making her first slate designs and Slated was born!
Since those early days, they have been designing and making many slate shapes for their customers worldwide.
The Highlands … spirit of Scotland at its best
And after you have created your Scottish feast, relax with a hot cuppa in your very own adorable, heilan coo mug. Not forgetting Mrs Tilly’s traditional Scottish tablet made to a secret recipe … and relax!
WeeBox HQ had a ball meeting THE REAL Mrs Tilly at her ‘Indulgence Factory’. As a family run business committed to producing traditional Scottish confectionery of outstanding quality, her tablet is created by hand using traditional methods. The wonderful tablet, made to a secret recipe, has deservedly earned a great reputation for mouth-watering flavour. They only use the finest of ingredients and this world famous award winning confectionery is for you to indulge.
WeeBox HQ hopes you love your journey to bring the Highlands to life in your own family kitchen!