Beetroot, Blood Orange & Carrot Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to make while we still have blush oranges in the shops. This is not so much a recipe as an idea for a beautiful breakfast drink. As the three main ingredients go together very well, … Continue reading

Ampleforth Apple Cake

Joan made this delicious cake following a trip to the Ampleforth apple orchard in October, but it can be made at any time with some tart English apples.     Makes ten generous slices. Ingredients: 4 eggs 150g caster sugar … Continue reading

Timothy Taylor Landlord Cake

It’s just the weather to hunker down and make Joan’s Landlord Cake.  It’s dead easy and uses Timothy Taylor’s Landlord for a lovely moist cake singing with spices. Makes 24 pieces Ingredients: 75g raisins 75g sultanas 75g currants 75g dates, … Continue reading

Chestnut, Cranberry and Mushroom Roulade

This recipe is fabulous to eat freshly made or to prepare in advance and freeze. It is perfect for those unexpected Christmas guests and even better if one of them is a vegetarian. Most people think it is some kind … Continue reading

Homemade pork sausages with lentils

Everyone loves a sausage but most ready-made sausages contain wheat and other cereals which can be a problem for some people. Make them yourself and you can leave out the cereals and keep the fat content down by choosing lean … Continue reading

Fruit Syrups

I have just been out running and noticed all the elderberries are now ripe and the apples are beginning to fall to the ground so here are recipes for two lovely seasonal syrups and ideas on how you might use … Continue reading

Baked plums with elderberry honey and almond crackle

Another lovely but simple dish from our recipe writer Joan Ransley who made this after visiting and collecting plums at the Church Orchard, Addingham. You can read more about the orchard in Joan’s article in the Yorkshire Post. If you … Continue reading

Aubergine, quinoa, feta and fresh herbs

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 aubergines cooking salt olive oil 200g quinoa 2 tbsp pine nuts 100g cherry tomatoes 1 tbsp chopped chives 1 tbsp chopped parsley 150g feta cheese sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to garnish Method Preheat … Continue reading

Rhubarb, buttermilk and sweet cicely puddings

Sweet cicely can be found in the herb garden or in hedgerows all over Yorkshire in May and June. Do make sure you identify it correctly. It has been confused with hemlock and cow parsley. The leaves of sweet cicely … Continue reading

Queen Scallops with Ham and Hazelnut Pesto

This is a lovely recipe from Green’s in Whitby. It is simple to prepare and cooks in a flash. The only tricky part is sourcing the tiny scallop shells which you need to cook the dish.  I asked Rob Green’s … Continue reading

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