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Recipe: A Simple Summertime Sponge

By Blessing Oldeide, Blessing’s Bakery Blessing Oldeide, from Blessing’s Bakery in Whitehaven, shares her recipe for a simple but scrumptious sponge cake that the whole family can enjoy this summer. Here’s a simple sponge cake recipe that can be enjoyed during this gorgeous weather. Even better that it is the summer holidays and the kids […]

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New Cookbook To Showcase Cumbria’s Finest Culinary Delights

A new cookbook will showcase the signature dishes from some of Cumbria’s finest culinary delights.   The newly released, Lakes and Cumbria Cook Book features recipes and stories from some of the region’s best independent restaurants, cafés, bars and bakeries.  With over 30 recipes and stunning imagery, the cookbook uncovers the signature dishes of some of […]

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Roast Rump of Herb-Crusted Lake District Lamb 

The newly released, Lakes and Cumbria Cook Book features recipes and stories from some of the region’s best independent restaurants, cafés, bars and bakeries.  Here’s one of the recipes from the book. Mrs Miller’s Tea Room – Roast Rump of Herb-Crusted Lake District Lamb This dish makes great use of the fantastic lamb that we have available […]

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Ant Brown’s Braised Baby Gem Lettuce with Peas, Mint, Bacon and Mustard Mayonnaise

Cumbrian chef, Antony Brown treats us to another seasonal recipe. Head over to Ant’s Facebook page @antbrown to watch him cook this dish live.   A play on the classic dish Petit Pois a la Francaise, this side dish works really well with a variety of meats, fish, or vegetable main courses. I’ve served it […]

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Fajitas With Salsa & Homemade Wraps

This is a great dish when you’re starving and need food on the table quickly. Here we’ve gone for a traditional filling, but you can add whatever you like to your wraps and use up leftovers. Try frying some chorizo for a bit of extra spice or throw in a few cherry tomatoes for some […]

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Star of Siam’s Thai Massaman Curry Recipe

This Thai Massaman Curry with Chicken is a really popular dish in the Star of Siam. Ingredients 1/2lb Chicken fillet cut into small pieces 3 tablespoons whole raw peanuts 4 cups water 1 large potato cut into 1 inch cubes 1 tablespoon of cooking oil 3 tablespoons Masaman Curry Paste – we use Mae Ploy […]

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Rocky Road Bars

No baking, no fuss, these are the perfect campervan treats for picnics or refueling on long walks. Don’t worry about measuring ingredients precisely—rough amounts will work just fine!   Ingredients 3 ½ oz (100g) your favorite cookies (biscuits) 5 tablespoons (70g) butter 3 ½ oz (100g) chocolate buttons 2 tablespoons honey 3 ½ oz (100g) […]

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Flipping Marvellous Fruit Pancakes

Spice up Shrove Tuesday with these strawberry, blueberry and cinnamon pancakes. Easy to make and tasty enough to ensure they go down a treat with the whole family – and not just on Pancake Day. Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Ingredients 150g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 2 tbsp icing sugar […]

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Ant Brown’s Roast Squash, Chilli and Parmesan Soup

Cumbrian private chef, Antony Brown, has worked with such greats as Pierre Koffmann, Tom Kitchin, Tom Aikens, and Mark Edwards of Nobu. Having trained in London, he now lives in our neighboring county Durham, where he manages the food and hospitality offering for some of the most prestigious Country Estates in the UK. Ant’s food […]

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Tara’s Valentine Tipples

No matter how you choose to celebrate this February 14 –  be it a toast to romance with your nearest and dearest or an Anti-Valentines soiree with your best friends – these deliciously boozy blends will guarantee love at first sip. Love isn’t always on Thyme Ingredients: 20ml thyme infused sugar syrup 20ml chambord Prosecco […]

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