Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Spiced Pear at Hepworth, Holmfirth

Great use of regional produce with Chef Tim Bilton, lovely examples of Seabass with samphire and clams, Brisket with flat iron steak and venison with liquorice sauce.

At StJames Market Bradford, 11am the -quiet time.

At StJames Market in Bradford is bursting with amazing produce from Okra to scorpion chillis. My eye was caught by the Honey mangos.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Support healthy eating and preventing obesity

"Chefs to combat obesity & to inspire healthier eating through schools & colleges" has now been published. 

You can support this by signing the petition on line. It takes a couple of minutes and could make a big difference.

Thank you Chef Benson-Smith

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

My favorite Mincemeat

My Favorite Mincemeat


150g currants

150g raisins

150g sultanas

150g bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped

150g shredded vegetable suet

50g Chopped Almonds

100g soft brown sugar

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground mixed spice

1/2 large lemon zest and juice

65g whole mixed peel

40ml dark rum

40ml port

80ml brandy



Place all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix together, leave to stand for 24hours before using.