Hog Roast for 40th birthday party

Spit Roast was absolutely fantastic, it was amazing + everyone commented on it, thank you so much for all the hard work you put into making it so special, and I, and the Rugby Club will definitely be using your services again. Joanne Thornton Billingham

Autumn produce worth trying

by Jenny Myhill Say goodbye to summer and those crisp and bright fruits and vegetables But don't worry, Autumn is here and it's the season of deep green, dark yellow and brilliant orange coloured fruit and vegetables. These colours mean the fruits and vegetables are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals. The more colourful the fruit, the […]

Working Lunch: Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Overview Prep: 25 min, plus soaking Cooking: 35 min Serves: 4/5         Shopping List 50g butter 1 onion, finely chopped 300g superfino carnaroli rice 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon white wine 20g dried porcini, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes 1 litres hot chicken or vegetable stock, preferably home-made 2 tablespoons […]

Working Lunch: Cottage Pie Recipe

Overview Prep: 35 min Cook:1 hr 40 min Portions: 5/6           Shopping List For the meat 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 sticks celery, finely chopped 2 large carrots, diced 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 675 g minced beef or lamb 1 tablespoon of tomato purée 3-4 drops Worcestershire […]

Working Lunch: Goulash Recipe

Overview Prep: 5 min Cook: 55 min Portions: 4/5 Shopping List 750 g stewing steak, cut into 4cm pieces 4-6 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp plain flour 2 onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeds removed, roughly chopped 50 g piquillo red peppers, from a jar, cut into strips 2 tsp […]

Working Lunch: Chicken Casserole with Cheesy Dumplings Recipe

Overview Prep: 20 min Cook: 1 hr Portions: 6-8         Shopping List 1 whole chicken, (1.8kg) salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 350g unsliced rindless streaky bacon, cut into 1–2cm 1 large onion, roughly chopped 2 large carrots, cut into 2cm slices on the diagonal 700ml chicken or […]

Working Lunch: Retro Beef Lasagne Recipe

Overview Prep: 20 min Cook: 40 min Portions: 5 (good portions)         Ingredients olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 100g salami, or bacon, finely chopped 1kg minced beef 2 tablespoons tomato purée 3 teaspoons dried oregano 800g plum tomatoes, chopped 150ml beef stock 60g butter 70g […]

Working Lunch: Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Overview Prep:  20 min Cook:1 hr 30 min Portions: 6         Shopping List 2 large onions 700g lean stewing beef, fat removed and cut into 1-2cm cubes 5 cloves garlic, crushed 800g (canned) chopped tomatoes 2 green peppers, sliced thinly 3 green or red chillies, chopped, leave seeds in for spice 2 […]

Sandwich of the month: Apple B.L.T

Pan fried crispy smoked back bacon from a Northumberland pig, a frisee, rocket and endive salad dressed in a sweet lemon and balsamic homemade dressing, sun-ripened juicy spanish vine tomatoes, with a chunky granny smith and cinnamon chutney on a sesame seed torpedo baked white bread bun.

Jackson’s Catering Carrot Cake

This recipe will roughly make 10 portions. Recipe by Kris at Jackson's Catering of Newcastle Making the Cake: 2 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached if possible 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 tsp ground allspice 2 teaspoons baking soda 3 large eggs 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 […]

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