National Pie Day!

Did you know that today is National Pie Day? So for all you pie lovers out there whether it’s Cheese & Onion, Meat & Potato or Apple why not treat yourself today!

2 months ago

Vegetable of the Month – Kale

A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and curly kale, which has crinkly leaves. Curly kale is the most common of the two. Instead of forming a head, the leaves grow in a loose rosette at the top of a stem. The leaves are green, sometimes …

2 months ago

Vegetable of the Month – Red Cabbage

The red cabbage is also known as purple cabbage, red kraut, or blue kraut after preparation. Its leaves are coloured dark red/purple. However, the plant changes its colour according to the pH value of the soil. It can be found in all of Europe, throughout the Americas, in China and especially in Africa. On cooking, …

4 months ago

Remember, Remember The Fifth of November….

Remember, remember the Fifth of November gunpowder, treason and plot! So today we celebrate Guy Fawkes night or Bonfire night as most people now call it. The events of the 5th November 1605 nearly changed the course of the nation’s history, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives …

5 months ago

National Food Day

Today is National Food Day and focuses on healthy and nutritious food. The idea is to to help people to “Eat Real.” cutting back on sugary drinks, overly salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favour of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustainably raised protein. To celebrate the day why not have any extra …

5 months ago

Stunning Salads for Autumn

Summer has passed us by and the wonderful colours of Autumn are upon us. The time of year that Keats called the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, autumn is a season famous for its harvest times, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights. Crisp cold mornings and stunning sunsets are all part of the …

5 months ago

Vegetable of the Month – Pumpkin

During the month of October Pumpkins make their appearance. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses. For cooking, most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, steamed, or roasted. In its native North America, pumpkins are a …

6 months ago

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that baked and brought in cakes and savoury treats to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research last week when we took part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee morning The thought, effort and time everyone put in was fantastic and we raised £313.45 a magnificent effort from everyone!

6 months ago

National Corned Beef Hash Day

September 27th is National Corned Beef Hash Day. Corned Beef Hash is a great way of cleaning out the fridge, as you can use any vegetables that you may have. Corned beef hash became popular during and after World War II. Since rationing limited the availability of fresh meat, corned beef filled the gap. Cooks …

6 months ago

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