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Marmalade-making time again at The Dulaig B&B

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Marmalade-making time again at The Dulaig B&B
Just finished making the first batch the year of of Seville orange marmalade. These little bitter oranges are too sharp to eat uncooked but they do make amazing marmalades! The batches I made today include Seville and Ginger, Seville and Demerara and our own very special recipe, Whisky Mac which has a good measure of Laphroig Scotch Malt whisky.  As you can see I like to use recycled glass jars. Our guests will have plenty of delicious marmalades to choose from, ...
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Look - Otter still visiting us at The Dulaig!

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As you see here, a year after we first discovered it an otter is still visiting us regularly. Being a river otter it is usually out and about in the evening so our films of it are in the dark. It is feasting on troutlings and tiny salmon which are in the burn.   
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An "Ode to The Dulaig" by musician Mike Stout!

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An "Ode to The Dulaig" by musician Mike Stout!
We were quite overwhelmed and humbled to receive this poem written by US musician Mike Stout about The Dulaig B&B. Mike and his wife Stephanie stayed with us in July 2017 during their tour of the UK and this terrific poem reached us just a couple of days after their visit.  Mike has given us his permission to share the poem, and incredibly says that  some day when he has the right melody he may record it as a song for us - how wonderful is that?   Thank you, Mike and Ste...
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Marmalade-making!

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Marmalade-making!
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...
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Huffington Post & Good Hotel Guide - The Dulaig is one of the "Top Ten Hotels for Whiskey Lovers"!

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Huffington Post & Good Hotel Guide - The Dulaig  is one of the "Top Ten Hotels for Whiskey Lovers"!
Thanks to The Good Hotel Guide we have two pieces of fabulous news tonight for The Dulaig! The Good Hotel Guide 2017 includes The Dulaig in their "Top Ten Hotels for Whisky Lovers", and the Huffington Post, one of the top 50 American internet sites, has published an article about this, including us! We know from experience here in Grantown-on-Spey that most of our B&B guests have an interest in malt whisky, some starting out on their own whisky journey and others already whis...
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