December 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Happy Christmas from everyone at SK Chilled Foods. As today is Christmas Eve, in many homes people will be putting out some milk and carrots out for Santa’s reindeer – or perhaps a tot of whisky and a biscuit for the old man himself. Like many of our Christmas traditions, it’s a practice dating back […]

December 16th, 2021   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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How would you fancy celebrating Christmas this year with a delicious feast of caterpillar? Or perhaps a small decomposed bird wrapped in seal skin? Your reaction may be similar to someone who has never tasted Christmas Pudding before and is advised to mix breadcrumbs, dried fruit, treacle, suet and a sixpence in a bowl, then […]

November 25th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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The end of November is the traditional start of Winter north of the border and the first of three landmark days in Scottish culture – St Andrews Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night. As with many patron saints, St Andrew’s association with Scotland – a land he never visited – is shrouded in folklore, poetic licence […]

August 6th, 2021   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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Considering it has been around for an estimated 10,000 years, it’s taken a while for the world to realise the vital role that beer has played in the advancement of the species. International Beer Day, celebrated each August, has only been with us for 15 years and you still won’t find many people putting “beer […]

July 16th, 2021   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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As Freedom Day dawns and lockdown restrictions are eased we can (look forward to getting back to normal and enjoying the pleasures of life we have been denied for the past 15 months, hopefully anyway. We say hopefully because ‘Independence Day’ in 2020 didn’t end up the way we all hoped, but there is genuinely […]

June 17th, 2021   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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It’s a rivalry which stretches back centuries. Whether it was Emperor Hadrian (not even English!) building a wall to keep the marauding Scots out, the invasion of King Edward the First’s army which led to the legend of ‘Braveheart’ William Wallace and the subsequent defeat of the English at Bannockburn by Robert the Bruce, it’s […]

April 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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We couldn’t have chosen to focus on the theme of Great Britain for our blogs and recipes without talking about St George’s Day could we? Obviously we know this only applies to England so sorry Scottish and Welsh readers but you have already had your St days this year! The funny thing about St George […]

April 2nd, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, how many of you took advantage of the latest lifting of restrictions to play outdoor sports this week or meet outside with six people or two households? You could even meet people in your own garden! Imagine if just over a year ago (we no call it PC – Pre-Covid) someone has said you […]

March 19th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Although we’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel (touch wood) after the last 12 months, if there’s anything we need right now as we wait for restrictions to lift, it’s a good laugh. So, Red Nose Day has come at exactly at the right time and as staying in has become […]

October 30th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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From trick or treating to apple bobbing, Halloween is always a highlight, particularly with people taking inspiration from across the Pond and really making a ‘thing of it in recent times. In our day, Halloween consisted of carrying a carved out turnip (yes dear reader, there were no pumpkins back then and you try hollowing […]