Staal Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Risotto

Main courseServes 4

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

Port, Mint & Balsamic Pulled Lamb with Feta

Main courseServes 8

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

Mini Strawberry cakes with Slingsby Rhubarb Gin

DessertServes 30

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 For the ganache:

Yorkshire Root Vegetable Bake

Main courseServes 4

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  

Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Main courseServes 4

In these testing times, comfort food is a must and what’s more simple and delicious than a good roast chicken? This recipe from award winning East Yorkshire based Soanes Poultry uses lemon and herds but really bring out the flavour.  Serve with simple seasonal vegetable for a delicious spring supper. Soanes products are available throughout the region at farm shops and butchers. For more information visit

Roots Pork tenderloin stuffed with black pudding and wrapped in smoked bacon

Main courseServes 4

Weekend cooking at its finest! This hearty pork tenderloin recipe from the team at award-winning North Yorkshire based Roots Farm Shop is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Pairing locally sourced pork and smoked bacon from their butchery alongside Yorkshire black pudding, serve with seasonal vegetables for a truly scrumptious Sunday lunch! For information on Roots Farm Shop along with more recipe inspiration visit their website

Mushroom and Ale Pie

Main courseServes 6

Celebrate the start of British week on Monday with this tasty classic from the team at Sheffield based Henderson’s Relish.  This heart recipe is featured in their new recipe book Strong and Northern which features iconic recipes from their hometown of Sheffield.  For more recipe inspiration and to buy online visit

Easy Cheesy Chicken Nachos

Side dishServes 4

For a quick and easy snack that everyone loves this Chicken Nachos from Wold based Soanes are hard to beat.  Using their award-winning chicken which is available from independent butchers, farm shops and convenience stores throughout Yorkshire, this simple crowd pleaser is a perfect weekend treat.

Sticky Gingerbread Loaf

DessertServes 8

Weekend baking at its finest with this sticky ginger loaf from the team at Thixendale based Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil. Tried and tested using with their Original or Ginger oil, try swapping the treacle to golden syrup if you prefer a slightly lighter bake. For more recipe inspiration and to buy their award winning product online visit

Deep-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Hesper Skyr

Side dishServes 4

Tis the season to embrace the humble sprout and this quirky recipe from the team at Yorkshire Dales based Hesper Farm Skyr is certain to hit the spot. This Nordic style recipe is perfect for the festive season and uses Viking smoked salt with its wood-fire aromas to create a really unique dish. Balancing the flavours and bringing a smooth, creamy cool freshness, the Hesper skyr is a great with the addition of plenty of fresh dill. Great as a side accompaniment, serve as a dip alongside the sprouts and enjoy.