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”

Roasted ragu sauce

This roasted ragu is a favourite of family and friends, It’s made all the better using meat from mature animals locally sourced via Malton’s Food 2 Remember, a traditional butcher specialising in traditional breeds. In this case I’ve used Hereford beef and Gloucester Old Spot pork. The Food 2 Remember approach provides access to theContinue reading “Roasted ragu 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”

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”

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”