We recently caught up with Designer Claudette Andrew of Westborough Design Center to talk holiday traditions. As one of the region’s top kitchen designers, Claudette’s work has been featured in various regional and national magazines and she designed one of the inspiring kitchens at Clarke’s Milford, Massachusetts showroom. Westborough Design Center is a family owned company established in 1988, so it was only natural to ask what her family typically does to celebrate the holidays.
“If we were blessed with lovely singing voices,” she explained, “caroling would be such a wonderful family tradition! That is not the case – but what we do love to do is eat!” According to Claudette, her holiday tradition has become all about scran. Scran is a Scottish word meaning provisions or food.
“My husband is from Scotland and his ‘mum’ makes an amazing and traditional Scottish Soup called Scotch Broth,” Claudette explained. Scotch Broth is a deliciously warming soup made from barley, lamb, mutton or beef stock, a selection of vegetables and split peas. It is so ingrained in Scotland’s cuisine a Scotch Broth recipe can be found in every Scottish family cookbook, with recipes tending to be handed down in families over hundreds of years.
“I have attempted to make this a few times,” shared Claudette, “but I’ll admit that it tastes much better coming from my husband’s mum’s kitchen! My mother is mostly of Scottish/Irish heritage, but she makes French Meat Pies for Christmas Eve dinner in recognition of my father’s French-Canadian heritage.”
Thanks to Claudette Andrew for sharing her family’s holiday cooking traditions. So many families mark the holidays with delicious recipes handed down through generations and at this time of year we are reminded of the many ways Wolf appliances can make holiday preparations easier.
Looking for recipes for your specific Wolf appliance? Check out this Recipe Gallery and remember that if you have any questions about how best to prepare you holiday recipes on your Wolf appliances, you can always Ask the Chef at Clarke for assistance.