Category Archives: Foraging

Michelin chef confirmed for Dales Food Festival

Swinton Park’s charismatic Michelin-trained Chef Director, Stephen Bulmer, is one of the stars set to feature at the Dales Festival of Food and Drink taking place this Bank Holiday weekend. Stephen will hold a seasonal foraging-themed demonstration on Monday 5th May at 1pm, … Continue reading

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Take Three Chefs 2013 #Take3Chefs

Take Three Chefs made a triumphant return to Settle Victoria Hall in May 2013 with some new faces gracing the stage along with our local celebrity chef herself, Stephanie Moon from BBC Great British Menu. First up for his first … Continue reading

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Sloe Gin

We have a fantastic crop of Sloe’s this year, the blackthorn bushes are full of big juicy fruits, so here is a simple method for Sloe Gin ready for Christmas, to drink yourself or bottle for Xmas gifts, Frugal Xmas … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales Food Festival, Leyburn

What fantastic weather we had for the 10th Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales food Festival, blue skies and sunshine all weekend. This event has grown into a great foodie treat with over 80 local food producers on site, a beer festival, cookery … Continue reading

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Stephanie Moon’s Great British Menu at Rudding Park

On Wednesday last, I was invited to Rudding Park, Harrogate to watch the Great British Menu featuring our own Stephanie Moon in the hotels luxurious  mini cinema and then Stephanie’s own Great British Menu was served in the Board room upstairs at … Continue reading

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Foraging for Wild Food with Stephanie Moon

As part of our Fresh Radio Podcast Series (now available on iTunes here) myself & Ian Smith visited Rudding Park near Harrogate to meet up with Stephanie Moon for a spot of Wild Food Foraging.  Stephanie the acclaimed Yorkshire Chef … Continue reading

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How to make Cider – Naylor’s Community Cider Day

What a fantastic day we had in Crosshill’s on Saturday at Naylor’s Brewery & Beer Emporium. Apples from far and wide were brought in by everyone from a couple of kilos in a carrier bag to several hundred Kgs in … Continue reading

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Sloe Berries & Cheap Gin!

If you see some cheap gin on offer in the supermarket or off licence buy a bottle, drink a third (maybe a nice gin cocktail or classic G&T) then top up with wild sloe berries and sugar, replace the lid … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Dales Food Podcast – FreshFood

During the summer Ian Smith and I have run a small Foodie Feature on our local radio station Fresh Radio, you can catch us on the Steve Joy Afternoon Drive Show, Wednesday afternoons between 2pm and 3pm. As we have … Continue reading

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