Parnsip puree recipe

    Parsnip puree is a great side dish for all meals, especially Sunday dinner. If you think of a semi sloppy veg dish, similiar in consistency to bread sauce, this is it. Ideal for mopping up gravy or for adding a subtle sweetness to your plate. Parsnips are often relegated to roasting or boiling [...]

Staffordshire Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll

  This is a fairly straightforward party food. The main skills needed are an understanding of how to make rolled sushi. Once you have mastered that, you have a lot of options open to you. For this recipe, which was demonstrated at Betty’s Farm Shop, we used a few local ingredients. In fact the only none local [...]

Vacca Pacca Pickle

        No this is not the eventual descent into madness caused by high exposure to Night Garden with the children. This is about two parents getting a rare escape for a night away. Saturday night was spent over at Sat Bains in Nottingham. Apparently this was for relaxation, but there is always [...]


The North Staffordshire oatcake is such a versatile ingredient. It spends most of it’s time being covered in molten cheese or wrapped around breakfast. This is an alternative use, think of blinis, those little east European pancakes and how often you would see them on platters at parties. If you first grill your oatcakes until [...]


This was the runner up entry in the recipe competition that Brown and Green ran over the summer. Adam Whittaker’s Staffordshire Huntsman’s Pie uses premium quality Staffordshire ingredients to make a rich pie which certainly has the ‘wow factor’ – perfect for a family special occasion, and ideal when the preparation is also shared and [...]


This is a perfect treat after a morning of foraging. Imagine a nice bowl of fresh soup, some warm chorizo and fresh crunchy bread. Ingredients: 2 pints of chicken stock 3″ length of cured chorizo 1 handful wild garlic leaves 1 handful nettle leaves (work on imagination for quantity rather than handling) 1 sprig of [...]


This is a fairly quick but certainly easy recipe with smoked pigeon breast. Ingredients (serves 4) 4 cold smoked pigeon breasts 4 slices white bread 1 small bag salad 1 glass red wine 1 tablespoon cherry jam Method: Pre-heat oven to GM6 / 200C / 400F Put pigeon breasts onto a baking tray and into [...]

British Summer Caldo Verde

  Serves 2 100g of Staffordshire Fine Foods Dry Chorizo 1.5 pints of chicken stock (chicken stock out of the freezer ) 1 large onion finely sliced 1 bulb of wet garlic finely chopped ( ro two cloves of regular garlic) 1 large potato roughly chopped 2 large bunches of spring greens leaves removed from [...]


You know the story, barbecue, lots of friends coming round and you want to spend time cooking on the coals and being a good host? This recipe is for you then. Easy to make and can be done in advance and kept in the fridge. Ingredients: 1kg new potatoes – diced into 1cm cubes, skin [...]


Perfect with smoked salmon At this time of year you will find wild garlic in abundance. You can’t help but smell the pungent aroma as you walk through the woods. If you harvest it yourself, it is always best to use gloves and then wash the leaves carefully when you get home. As long as [...]

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