Phew, here are some of the jars of marmalade I made this week for guests' breakfasts at The Dulaig!
For just a few short weeks in January Seville oranges become available in the shops. These special fruits are perfect for using to make mamalade. Bitter to taste when fresh, with the addition of sugar and lemon juice (and plenty elbow-grease to chop and slice them) they are transformed by cooking into zingy gorgeousness! Adding demerara instead of refined sugar gives the marmalade...
Since arriving at The Dulaig eight years ago we have tried to make our gardens a haven for wildlife as well as for our guests.
We know that every year we can see more and more birds and mammals visiting us and for fun we installed some cameras to see what is visiting us when we are not looking. We could not believe our eyes when one of our cameras picked up an OTTER!
From the spraint (you can see it on the rock above and behind the otter) we know it is visiting regularly and have managed t...
Our garden at The Dulaig is so full of flowers and other life that it is hard to show all of it. Instead here is a little snaphot of what is here now.
Thie beautiful deutzia attracts bees and other pollinaters to feed.
Some combinations work really well, like this Acer Dissectum, paeony, Japanese anemone, Japanese granite bowl....and blackbird. It is The Dulaig after all!
We are honoured and absolutely delighted to say that The Dulaig won the AA Award for Guest Accommodation of the Year for Scotland 2016-17! Here we are with our award which was presented at the lovely Landmark Hotel in London.
In March we received a letter telling us confidentially that we had won the award.....then came the hard bit of keeping the news quiet until the ceremony on 9 May!
We were nominated for the award by inspectors who incognito inspect and assess B&Bs all over the Uni...
We have had snow today in Grantown-on-Spey. Our neighbours, this little flock of sheep in the field next to us, were well wrapped up and well fed and did not seem to mind at all!
More snow is forecast for tonight, great news for those keen to head for the ski slopes at Cairngorm Mountain and The Lecht.