Few things in life are better than a really great British steak and a salad is a great accompaniment in the hot weather.
This mixed microgreens salad from the team at West Yorkshire based salad growers WS Bentley is tasty and unique with sweet, slightly spicy and peppery flavours, and can be knocked up in just a few minutes.
For more recipe inspiration visit their website www.wsbentley.co.uk
For a quick dish, this pasta salad using Shepherds Purse Cheese’s new Sheep Cheese Fettle is hard to beat. All of the antipasti vegetable ingredients can be bought in jars from the supermarket or deli and once the pasta is cooked it’s a very quick to assemble and delicious to eat!
For more information on Shepherds Purse’s range of award winning cheese including their new Fettle which supports local sheep milk producers, visit their website www.shepherdspurse.co.uk
Comfort food with a twist! Who doesn’t love a rich, homemade lasagne, and this version from Bedale based HECK uses their ever-popular chicken Italia sausages to create a lighter but no less delicious dish! For more recipe inspiraton and to buy their range online visit www.heckfood.co.uk
Missing going out for your favourite curry during lockdown? The team at Harrogate based farm shop Fodder are here to help with this quick and simple Chicken Curry recipe curtesy of their resident chef Cicero.
All ingredients are available to purchase from Fodder and for more recipe inspiration visit their website www.fodder.co.uk
Bank Holiday weekends call for tasty teatime treats and this Raspberry and Elderflower Swiss Roll from Raydale Preserves fits the bill perfectly!
Using a jar of their Raspberry and Elderflower jam this quick and easy cake is perfect for a VE Day stay at home party and would be delicious served with lashings of custard!
For more information about Raydale’s award-winning range of preserves visit their website www.raydalepreserves.co.uk
With baking enjoying something of a renaissance over the last few weeks, why not try your hand at this delicious Honey and Sunflower Bread from the team at East Yorkshire based Side Oven Bakery.
The family run team based at Foston on the Woldsare famous for their bread making and this simple loaf with a hint of sweetness is ideal for your weekend breakfast table.
For more information and recipe inspiration visit their website www.sideoven.com
With lockdown set to continue but Spring definitely in the air, what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than with a simple spring dish in the garden using delicious local ingredients.
This delicious risotto comes curtesy of the team at Yorkshire Food Finder whose blog, Lock Down Eat Up is encouraging people to support and use locally sourced, seasonal products in their cooking during these testing times.
This recipe pairs smoked salmon from award-winning family run business Staal’s Smokehouse based near Beverley, with locally grown asparagus to give you a real taste of the season and a quick and simple supper.
For more recipe inspiration visit their website www.lockdowneatup.co.uk
Take advantage of the abundance of top quality, locally reared lamb with this delicious Port, Mint and Balsamic Pulled Lamb with Feta recipe from the team at Thixendale based Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil.
Using their best-selling Mint & Balsamic Dressing, one of the products from their Spring Bundle, this dish is perfect served in a crusty bread roll with a crisp salad and a great alternative to the traditional pork version.
For the best results, marinade overnight in the fridge before cooking to make the most of the flavours!
For more recipe inspiration and to buy their range of award winning products online visit their website www.yorkshrierapeseedoil.co.uk
With another weekend at home in the offing, what better way to pass the time than to rustle up a bit of Bank Holiday baking.
This delicious cupcake recipe from Brigit’s Bakery’s uses fresh strawberries along with Harrogate based Slingsby Gin to create these tasty teatime treats with a boozy rhubarb twist!
For more information on Slingsby’s range of award-winning spirits and to buy online visit www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk
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North Yorkshire based food tour business Yorkshire Food Finder have diversified during the current lock down period to create a blog encouraging people to use locally sourced and seasonal produce.
Run by husband and wife team Aiden and Sue Nelson from their home in Wheldrake near York, the new blog, Lock Down - Eat Up! provides weekly recipe inspiration using the vegetable boxes from Bert’s Barrow farm shop near Selby, along with a host of other locally sourced goodies.
This hearty recipe for Yorkshire Root Vegetable Bake uses swede, carrot, parsnips, potato and an onion which are all available in the week’s boxes, but you could add in others that you have to hand to create a deliciously warming and comforting side dish or dinner.
For more information and to keep up to date with their weekly foodie inspiration visit www.lockdowneatup.co.uk