Goodfellows at Home | We Love

17/04/2019
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GUEST BLOGGER: THE FAMILY HOME COOK

GOODBYE WINTER, HELLO SPRING We are delighted to introduce you to Richard Rodriguez; a passionate self-taught home cook and Master Chef Contestant 2017. We first came across Richard when we were scrolling through Instagram and spotted one of his pasta dishes. It was winter, it was cold and his image was comfort food goals! How could he make a simple pasta dish look so good? We instantly wanted to know more. After a few months of working together on social media, we just had to feature Richard on our blog.... Read More

20/03/2019

HELLO SPRING!

Well hello there Spring! Today marks the first day of Spring (20th March). We wave good bye to the grey winter and welcome a fresh new season with open arms. There is always something so refreshing about the start of a new season, especially spring. Rhubarb, asparagus and spring greens come into season, which means dishes burst with colour. In the home, people start their ‘big spring clean’, we have already started this at Park House, which always ends up being like a military operation! Although it hard work, it... Read More

28/02/2019
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CHEF OF THE MONTH: KENNY ATKINSON

There’s a reason why Kenny Atkinson is the first chef to be crowned our Chef of the Month. Actually, there’s more than just one reason! Chef owner of Newcastle’s renowned House of Tides restaurant, Kenny Atkinson is the man to follow if you are looking to start a career in the hospitality industry. We are in awe of his talent and success! Kenny is well known in the North East region because of House of Tides (seriously, his restaurant is just pure class, find out more here), however, if you... Read More

15/02/2019

Bringing Home Metallics

Metallics Plates. You would probably never think to put the words metallic and plates together, but trust us, it is a match made in heaven. Metallic plates are currently being used in some of the best restaurants around the UK. This is a hot new trend and we are delighted to be able to introduce this to you and for you to be able to bring this restaurant look home. As you probably know, if you follow us on social media, we were involved in Rockliffe Hall’s Artisan Food Fair... Read More

06/02/2019
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A FOODIES DREAM

Delectable scents of pastry and spices waft tantalisingly through the air. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming with a tinge of anticipation. People are scurrying around, putting the finishing touches to their displays. These are just some of our first thoughts whilst waiting for the doors of Rockliffe Hall (a beautiful hotel and spa in Hurworth, just passed Darlington) to open and for their Artisan Food Fair to officially begin. Before the first flurry of visitors push their way into the hall, we take a moment to look around. There are... Read More

10/01/2019
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COME AND SEE US AT ROCKLIFFE HALL

Happy New Year! Our schedule for 2019 is jam-packed already and we love it! We don’t know about you, but we love having lots of business and social dates in our diary and having lots of exciting things to look forward to! One of the first major events that is happening at the beginning of the year is The Rockliffe Artisan Food Fayre! As soon as we found out that Rockliffe Hall were hosting a Food Fayre at is Festival of Food, we just had to get a stall!! In... Read More

07/12/2018

CHRISTMAS PUDDING – LOVE IT OR HATE IT?

You either love it or hate it. Yep that’s right, we are talking about Christmas pudding. This year, we are looking for an alternative to the traditional fruity pud. Every year, we have this as a dessert option, but hardly anyone goes for it (well, apart from Grandpa who loves his drowning in brandy sauce!) It’s more of a tradition than anything else, but we feel that this year, the good old pud is out, it’s just too rich and heavy after a two course meal. So we caught up... Read More

04/12/2018

CELEBRATE IN STYLE

Personally, we start planning Christmas food from 1st October! With a family as complicated as ours, there are so many different tastes and eating events to think about; from drinks parties for friends and neighbours to the big event itself. My favourite though is not Christmas Day but Christmas Eve, when the sense of excitement and anticipation wafts through the house, carried on scents of Cinnamon, Ginger and fragrant candles. The simple joy of cooking the Christmas Eve meal through the years has filled the memories of our extended, sprawling... Read More

29/11/2018

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COMPETITION

We are well and truly in the Christmas spirit here at Goodfellows at Home! So much so, that we thought we would spread the Christmas cheer by running a 12 day competition! Yes, you read that correctly, we will be giving away 12 prizes over 12 days! How exciting!! We have teamed up with the lovely Savour Magazine to bring you the 12 Days of Christmas Competition!! From December 1 to 12 head over to Savour’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page, as each day we will be giving you the... Read More

26/10/2018
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Pumpkin Stories

In case you haven’t noticed, pumpkins are everywhere! Not only can you literally buy them by the trolley-load from supermarkets (yes, we are guilty of this too!), but you can also go to a restaurant or café and indulge in pumpkin pies and even pumpkin spiced coffee!! We’ve even spotted food bloggers getting really creative and conjuring up things like pumpkin spiced porridge, cookies, smoothies, granola, even cocktails – everything! So why are pumpkins so popular?? Personally, we love them! We associate pumpkins with Autumn and Halloween. Every year, we... Read More