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The Ultimate Guide to Picnics in North Yorkshire

Picnics are all about eating and drinking outside in the summer sun with friends and family. Luckily for us, North Yorkshire has some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, so it’s no surprise that we have a wealth of picnic spots to share. We’ve put together a guide to some of our favourites, from […]

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Mak Tok’s Chilli Con Carne

Ingredients 400g Minced beef 1 pc Bell pepper (sliced) 2 tablespoon Mak Tok’s Fire Chilli Paste 1 cube Beef stock 1 medium onion (diced) 400g Canned chopped tomatoes 400g Canned red kidney beans 1 tablespoon Oil Salt to taste A handful of parsley for garnishing Method 1) Pour the oil into a saucepan and heat it up. 2) Add onions to the saucepan and sauté […]

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Why Buy British Tomatoes

British tomatoes are something of a delicacy. They’re a seasonal treat that you don’t get to enjoy every day, but when you do it’s worth savouring the unique flavour and texture. So why should we buy British grown tomatoes? The answer is simple really: they taste better than imported varieties! But why do they taste […]

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How To Cook Lamb On The BBQ

The barbecue season is nearly here and we want to help you make the most of it! When you think about barbecue, what do you think of? A succulent rack of ribs? A spicy pulled pork sandwich? Maybe some hot dogs on a grill. Well, what about lamb? When it comes to barbecue, lamb is […]

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Asparagus Custard with Tomato Sauce

This is one of all time favourite asparagus recipes to have when the new season asparagus arrives. It’s says that it serves 6 but we would recommend 4 as you can’t just have a small portion! The original recipe came from Vegetable love by Barbara Kafka Serves 4-6 Asparagus Custard 400g Asparagus 1 medium Onion […]

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The Top 6 Most Wasted Vegetables in the UK

Food waste is a huge issue in the UK and rightly so. According to research done by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), Britons throw away 7 million tonnes of food each year! That’s nearly 20 kilograms per person every single month. However, since the beginning of the pandemic, the UK looks to have adopted […]

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Wild Mushroom & Pancetta Risotto

This was one of our go-to favourites in our time in Australia. A great way to use Woodland Mushrooms and is a real crowd-pleaser. Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 50gm unsalted butter250g woodland mushrooms125g Pancetta6 cups of vegetable stock (approx 1.4 liters)1 cup of Dry White Wine (240ml)1 small onion, chopped finely2 garlic cloves2 cups of Arborio […]

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The Horny Cow’s Insider Guide to UK Cattle Breeds

After seeing the news that Britain’s oldest breed of dairy cow, the Gloucester, is on the verge of becoming extinct, we wanted to learn as much as we could about the different cow breeds native to the UK. We wanted to truly understand how we can better support the UK cattle industry and local farmers as a whole. So we got in contact with Yorkshire’s very own, The Horny Cow.

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Your Guide to Wild Garlic

Garlic is one of the nations favourite herbs. Its pungent flavour makes it the perfect seasoning or condiment for a wide variety of foods and you’ll find garlic in the base of pretty much all your favourite dishes. Wild garlic on the other hand is a much lesser-known herb. Growing around springtime in Britain and […]

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The UK’s Favourite Easter Egg

For Easter this year (Sunday 4th April), we here at Cooks Larder have taken a deep dive into the easter eggs that the UK is most interested in treating themselves to online. We’ve compiled various bits of data from search terms to online trends to uncover the UK’s favourite easter egg and more.  Around 80 […]

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