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”

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”

Rhubarb, rhubarb….

This week’s veg box from the enterprising crew at Bert’s Barrow farm shop – now a brilliant no-contact drive-thru – features the last of the fabulous Yorkshire forced rhubarb. Knowing how much we Yorkshire folk love our rhubarb, Charlotte and Jason who run Bert’s, bought out the last of this year’s crop from grower JonnyContinue reading “Rhubarb, rhubarb….”

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”

Spiced cauli and cabbage stir fry

This is a different way to serve up the humble cabbage, which goes brilliantly well with cauliflower in this quick and easy recipe. You can find both in this week’s Bert’s Barrow veg box, along with a red onion which adds a bit of colour. You will also need a teaspoon of ground ginger fromContinue reading “Spiced cauli and cabbage stir fry”

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”