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”

Sand Hutton Asparagus pilaf

It’s spring time and we’re in love…. Sand Hutton asparagus grown by Rich and Ronnie Morritt near York is something we look forward to for ten months of the year and it never fails to disappoint.  But because of the lockdown we’ve had to ration ourselves to getting hold of it just once a weekContinue reading “Sand Hutton Asparagus pilaf”

Smoked salmon and asparagus risotto

This really is a match made in heaven and is one of the best ways we know to enjoy a spring risotto with fabulous Yorkshire ingredients. We’ve been big fans of Staal Smokehouse near Beverley since we began our Yorkshire food-finding venture 8 years ago. Husband and wife team Justin and Georgina Staal have createdContinue reading “Smoked salmon and asparagus risotto”

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”

Mergeuz pasta with mint pesto

Yorkshire butcher Paul Potts is a true independent. All of the meat for his business, Food 2 Remember in the lovely Talbot Yard in Malton, is locally sourced, most of it coming from within 10 miles of his shop. And where it doesn’t, he knows exactly where it’s come from and how the animals haveContinue reading “Mergeuz pasta with mint pesto”

Hash reds

You’ve heard of hash browns… well, now there’s hash reds! If you end up with leftovers from that lovely red salad you knocked up, don’t waste it. You can turn it into a lovely bowl of spuds, bubble and squeak style, that makes a great side dish. The potatoes are also in this week’s Bert’sContinue reading “Hash reds”

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”