Asparagus focaccia

The Yorkshire asparagus season is now if full swing, and our nearest grower, at Sand Hutton, has recruited local workers to keep up with demand. Keeping a lockdown safe distance for the team has been a challenge for farmers Rich and Ronda Morritt but their asparagus is as good today as it’s always been. There’sContinue reading “Asparagus focaccia”

Bert’s best ever potato salad

This potato salad is just that little bit different because almost every element of it can be sourced from the fabulous Bert’s Barrow drive-thru farm shop near Selby. It makes a beautiful spring/summer dish to go with anything you might care to fling on the barbie – and Bert’s have plenty of local meat onContinue reading “Bert’s best ever potato salad”

Staal smoked salmon with leeks, potato and cheese sauce

We’re always looking for new ways to enjoy Justin Staal’s fabulous smoked salmon. We love it just as it is with a salad too celebrate spring, poshed up a bit into a mousse or terrine, and it makes a perfect companion to Sand Hutton asparagus, not to mention poached or scrambled egg for a leisurelyContinue reading “Staal smoked salmon with leeks, potato and cheese sauce”

Beef koftas & Tzatziki

The beef koftas were a hit here at Yorkshire Food Finder made all the better with the beef from Ryan Atkinsom’s R & J Farmers and Butchers of Kirkby Malzeard near Ripon and sourced from Bert’s Barrow drive-thru farm shop just off the A63 at Monk Fryston. That’s also where I found the ingredients forContinue reading “Beef koftas & Tzatziki”

Bert’s burgers

There’s no stopping the folk at Bert’s Barrow drive-through farmshop. In the continuing spirit of helping Yorkshire producers, they’ve now teamed up with R & J, who bill themselves as Yorkshire’s finest farmers and butchers, to supply beef and lamb to their hungrily loyal band of customers. We’re all fed up that Easter in 2020Continue reading “Bert’s burgers”

Red Salad

A gorgeous red cabbage from this week’s Bert’s Barrow box got the old creative juices going. We normally associate red cabbage with Christmas and winter comfort food, but it more than holds its own as a salad or coleslaw, especially that we’re now heading towards the summer. This cabbage came from grower Jonathan Westwood fromContinue reading “Red Salad”

Fridge bottom curry

I’ve been gaily using the gorgeous fruit and veg from the Bert’s Barrow drive-thru and find that I’ve got all sorts of left-over bits and bats lurking in the bottom of the fridge. The odd carrot here, the solitary spud there, a couple of wrinkly mushrooms, a threatening-to-go-soft green pepper – you know what it’sContinue reading “Fridge bottom curry”

Yorkshire root veg bake

You can use any combination of root vegetables in this dish, which makes a great side or a hearty supper. I used swede, carrot, parsnips, potato and an onion, all of which are in this week’s Bert’s Barrow veg box. I also added some chopped sage from the garden – you can use any freshContinue reading “Yorkshire root veg bake”

Bert’s Barrow drive-thru

We’ve often championed Bert’s Barrow farm shop a stone’s throw from the A63 on the road to Hillam for their total commitment to truly local Yorkshire produce. Now, Charlotte and Jason have gone the extra mile by concerting their farm shop to a drive-through with their staff and customers self-isolated throughout. What’s more, the demandContinue reading “Bert’s Barrow drive-thru”