Guide to Buying & Cooking Lamb

Cuts of Lamb

The world of food has never been as confusing as it is right now and sometimes it can be difficult to know the best approach to take when buying and cooking meat. Time was that the butcher’s shop would be the place for knowledge and information and here at West Coast Foods, we believe that […]

Eat Seasonal – Lamb and Mint

Lamb & Mint

If you’re eating the seasons then Lamb is an absolute must in April, even more so than the Easter eggs! But why do people in mint with lamb? No one quite knows the exact point at which mint became associated with lamb but one thing’s for sure they have been a well-known combination for an […]

Eating Seasonal

Eating Seasonal

In a world where all varieties of food are available all the time, it’s easy to forget that seasons actually exist when produce is at its best quality and available locally. However, there are some very good reasons why eating seasonal is a great idea… To reduce food miles and the impact on the environment    […]

Why Choose Stornoway Black Pudding?

Stornaway Black Pudding

Black pudding, it contains the humblest of ingredients and has been made the same way for centuries, but are all black puddings made equal? In the UK there are countless regional variations of black pudding each with their own blend of suet, oatmeal, onions, sheep’s, cow’s or pig’s blood and seasoning, but the one that […]

Why Choose Wild Venison?

Wild Venison

Venison is a truly versatile meat. A Scottish favourite for years it has started to grow further in popularity because of its health benefits and is now sold in supermarkets across the country. However, much of the venison that you see on the shelves is from red deer and in fact, much of it has […]

Eating for Autumn: Lamb and Pumpkin Bake

Pumpkin

If you’re anything like us, as soon as the big, exciting orange pumpkins appear in the shop, you rush to buy them, dreaming of hand-carved masterpieces in your window, and pumpkin pie on your table.  In reality, mine have sat in the kitchen, looking at me with uncarved faces for a week now…because all that […]

Eat Seasonal – Lamb in October

Scotch Lamb

In New Zealand, sheep outnumber people 10 to 1!  That’s why there is always an abundance of cheap, imported New Zealand lamb all year round.  But when Scottish lamb is in season it’s hard to beat!  Spring is the most famous season for lamb, and it’s when the meat is at its most tender, but as the […]

Eat Seasonal – Pork And Apple

Pork & Apple Pie

Every month we’re going to give you some hints and tips on what’s in season in the UK to help you choose good, local produce for your meals.  By choosing seasonal foods, you get the freshest produce that’s been allowed to ripen and grow slowly as nature intended. The flavour and nutrition are unparalleled compared […]

Guide to Steak Cuts

Steak Cuts

Steak is the ‘connoisseur’s meat’.  Like knowing which wine to order with your fish, there’s an element of pride in knowing which steak cut you like and how to prepare or order it.  On West Coast Foods’ online store you can buy four different steak cuts: fillet, sirloin, rib-eye and t-bone.  Here’s a quick tutorial […]

Submit a Recipe to Win a Prize!

Wild Venison

Every month we’re going to give away a £25 voucher to be spent online or in-store with West Coast Foods.  To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is send us one of your own recipes using ingredients bought from West Coast Foods. Recipes should be original and tasty.  Please […]