As a mum of two and running a small business, this is one of the rare opportunities I have to reflect on the passing year.
On a personal level I watched my son set off on his journey as a university student, and in my business we welcomed two new members of our small team. I started Scotia Spice to share my passion for my family’s food, but also to allow me to be there when my kids got home from school. So having our two new members work during school hours, so they can be home to see their wee ones back from school, feels good.
We’re very proud to see our kits in the prestigious Fenwick’s food hall in Newcastle and a growing number of delis and farm shops around the UK.
It was a big surprise and an honour to receive the title of Curry Queen 2016 at the Scottish Curry Awards, more so because the nominations came from the public, and the final decision from a panel of judges within the industry. For a small company, in a very noisy world, it’s great to know that we’re being noticed.
The big day approaches…..
All those around me seem to have sorted out their Christmas shopping whilst all I’ve done is ponder and now I can feel a rising sense of panic! However, come the 25th I’m sure the four of us will have a lovely time as we indulge in our wee traditions: opening our stockings all piled onto one bed, scoffing chocolates and panettone for breakfast and opening presents one at a time so we can see everyone’s reaction.
Before then, there are cards to be written and presents to choose and send. If someone in your life might like to learn the art of authentic Punjabi curry making don’t forget to take a look at our website this Christmas.
Coming very soon…..
If you caught up with us at Country Living or Hopetoun House this year you will have had a sneak preview of our brand new ‘Yasmin’s range.’ Containing a spice blend hand crafted in the Scotia Spice kitchen and a recipe card featuring one of my authentic Punjabi dishes, these wee pouches just require fresh ingredients to make four portions. We’ve been delighted with how quickly they’ve flown off the stand and will be featuring them on our website very soon. Watch this space but in the meantime if you would like to purchase the new product please email us.