Sadlers Peaky Blinders Rhubarb Cider

Colour- Golden Pink Aroma- Strawberry, Apple Taste- Rhubarb, Strawberry ABV- 4% Cost- £1.50 I’ll be honest with you folks, I think Sadlers might be slightly over doing the Peak Blinders thing. On what planet do you think Thomas Shelby would drink a rhubarb cider? Can you imagine Arthur quaffing a cheeky one? I think the…

Brew Dog Quench Quake

Colour- Straw Aroma- Grapefruit, Tangerine, Sour Taste- Sweet, Sour, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Tart ABV- 4.6 Cost- £1.80 I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Brew Dog. Some of their beers are excellent- really unique. Bur others are, well, let’s just say they probably wouldn’t even score a whole number on the Food and…

Manchester Union Lager

Colour- Light Straw Aroma- Hoppy, Caramel Taste- Dry, Smokey, Hops, Bitter ABV- 4.8% Cost- £2.50 I came across this lager at my local post office come cheese shop. It might sound like a rather strange place to buy beer, but Chinley Cheese has a fantastic selection of local brews! And having recently started a new…

Perfect Yorkshire Puddings

A terrifying moment every Sunday, have the Yorkies risen? Or do you just plump for a certain Aunties from the freezer? This recipe works every single time. Take the stress outta Sunday roast and follow this easy recipe! Ingredients Equal quantities Eggs Flour and Milk Salt and Pepper Vegetable Oil Method 1. Use a pot…

Strawberry Jam

Preparation and Cooking Time: 1hr The end of August is the perfect time to make jam. The shops often have reduced summer berries as they are becoming over ripe and absolutely perfect for jam making. Homemade jam is so much fresher and tastier than the stuff you buy in a jar from the shops (and…

Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale

Colour- Amber Brown Aroma- Malt, Sweet, Hops, Nuts Taste- Dry, Nuts, Malt, Bittersweet, Hops Cost- £2.79 ABV- 5% As you’ll all probably be aware, I am Tadcaster born and bred. Having grown up around a mile from the Samuel Smith’s brewery, and having worked in their pubs many times in my life, I will always…

Zingy Chicken

Serves 2 Preparation and Cooking Time: 2 hour 20 Everyone loves chicken (unless of course you’re you’re from Mars. Or a vegetarian). From casseroles, to roast dinners, this humble ingredient is versatile and a reliable crowd pleaser. My recipe for zingy chicken is a perfect way to jazz up this trusty ingredient. Spicy, citrusy and…

Garlic Parmentier potatoes

Serves 6 Preparation and Cooking Time: 1 hour 45 I know it’s impossible to get sick of roasties, they are of course one of the best things to eat and you can find out the best way to do them here. However there is an alternative. They’re a little more sophisticated, and a lot littler….

Christmas Barbecue Pulled Pork

Serves Eight Preparation and Cooking Time: 5 hours 30 minutes Christmas pulled pork, what could be a better alternative to turkey (although if you still fancy turkey check out my guide on getting the perfect bird here). With subtle warming winter spices infused into the barbecue sauce and into the meat, this really is an…

Bad Seed Brewery Descent into Madness Winter Stout

Colour- Black Coffee Aroma- Vanilla, Citrus, Chocolate, Malt Taste- Citrusy, Sweet, Bitter, Chocolate Cost- £4.15 ABV- 6% This rather interesting tipple was found at The House of Trembling Madness in York and is in fact a collaboration between Bad Seed Brewery and The House of Trembling Madness. Now The House of Trembling Madness is my…

Hardys & Hanson Rocking Rudolph

Colour– Bronze Aroma– Malt, Dried Fruit, Bitter Taste– Lightly Malty, Fruity, Spicy, Bitter Cost– £1.29 ABV– 4.2% The first festive beer of the year for me this year was Rocking Rudolph by Hardys & Hanson. A well balanced, fruity, malty beer, which absolutely had me rocking. The aromas of dried fruit on the nose are…

Halloumi and Bacon Garlic Bread Bites

Halloumi and Bacon Garlic Bread Bites Serves 4 Preparation and Cooking Time: 25 mins In all honesty who doesn’t love the three above ingredients. Garlic bread, Awesome. Halloumi, Awesome. Bacon, the food of the gods. So why not put them all together to bring this unholy matrimony into the light. This is absolutely perfect as…