The Cooks Larder Blog

What To Do With Swede

You’ve probably come across the humble swede before. Mostly likely served up by your Nan, heavily underseasoned (sorry Nan!), in mashed form and almost always combined with either carrot, potato or turnip.  But what if we told you there is more you can do with this misunderstood root vegetable?! What if we told you mashing […]

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Smoked Trout Pâté

We discovered this great recipe when we were living in Australia. Our great friends the Andrew’s always bought this amazing pâté round to share when having drinks over Christmas. It is extremely moreish and great for entertaining whether it’s for Christmas or in the Summer. Ingredients 2 tsp Horseradish sauce 1 tbsp Lemon juice 1 […]

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Beef Casserole

Serves 4-6 This is a firm favourite in our household in the winter months and is an adaptation from The Good Housekeeping Recipe-A-Day collection. The original recipe added Mixed Mushrooms peeled chestnuts right at the end but we just love the simplicity with just the beef and the rich sauce. What makes this special is […]

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Eating Pumpkin: More Than Just a Decoration

Pumpkins are a versatile, delicious and nutrient-dense vegetable that can be cooked in many different ways. They’re cheap and you don’t need to wait until Halloween to start eating pumpkin! Pumpkins are grown abundantly in the UK, with an estimated 10 million being grown every single year. What’s staggering is that 95% of those pumpkins […]

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20 Questions with Hovingham Bakery

We recently sat down with Hovingham Bakery to give you a behind-the-scenes look into the day to day life of a baker.  Hovingham, the village where the bakery is located, is situated within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire. Since taking over the bakery in 2016, […]

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The Wonderful World of British Pears: A Comprehensive Guide

Originally brought over to the country by Roman invaders, pears have become an iconic symbol of British cuisine. After all, out of the 1,000 varieties of pear worldwide, 700 of them were developed on UK soil! It’s safe to say, British pears are an important fruit for us islanders. Today pears are found in many […]

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20 questions with Award-Winning Poultry Producer Herb Fed

What’s the difference between Herb Fed chicken and a supermarket free-range chicken? What are some of the challenges that you face in the poultry business? We sat down with award-winning Yorkshire based poultry producer, Herb Fed, to get the answer to these questions and more. Herb Fed was founded by Edward Wilkinson with the objective […]

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Mak Tok’s Nutty Chicken Curry

Recipe supplied by Will from Mak Tok A great Malaysian curry that is mild and nutty. It’s easy to make. We marinated the chicken slightly longer (1 hour) than Will recommended which enhanced the flavour. Perfect served with Sticky Thai Rice and Naan Bread. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 jar Mak Tok’s Satay Chilli Paste 500g […]

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The Berry Essentials: Your Guide to British Blackberries

It’s berry season here in the UK and if you’re looking for a fun activity to do as Summer draws to a close, then why not go on the hunt for British blackberries? British Blackberry season starts in late summer and the brambles can be found anywhere from dense woodlands to wasted shrubbery in villages […]

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