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Food Trends

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

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

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

09/10/2018
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Hello Autumn!

Well hello there Autumn! Aren’t we pleased to see you? I mean, don’t get us wrong, we love Summer. The sun, the barbecues, the Al Fresco breakfasts, the beer gardens, but there comes a point when you are ready for a change. Not only in the weather but in food and the way you dine and socialise too. Autumn is probably our favourite time of year for produce. It’s just so vibrant, wholesome and healthy – think carrots, pumpkins, apples, mushrooms, figs, cauliflower…there is so much colour! And let’s not... Read More

08/08/2018

Poke bowl “The next generation of Sushi, but easier to eat”.

While this may seem like a new trend with poke shops popping up left, right and centre, this Hawaiian dish – typically enjoyed for lunch or dinner – has been around for centuries. Poke (pronounced “Poh-keh”) means ‘to slice or cut’ in Hawaiian and refers to cubed raw fish seasoned to your taste, essentially a raw fish salad. A tactile eating experience, featuring a range of textures and colours, the poke bowl is made up of several elements which are often sectioned rather than mixed in together, making a vibrant... Read More