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Welcome to our recipes page – we hope that this gets you inspired!

We want to share recipes recommended by local people, ideally those that use our wonderful Dales locally-sourced produce. Using foodstuffs which have been produced locally helps minimise transport emissions, supports the local economy and gives you access to some really top-quality produce.

If you have a recipe to share, please contact us using the web form. Anything goes – we’re interested in snacks, starters, main-courses or puddings…. it can be meat or fish-based, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or cater for other dietary specialities… whatever you fancy!

If you have a good local supplier for some of the ingredients then please include them as a recommendation. Please also see our ‘food map‘ which provides details of local produce suppliers within our area.

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Hedgerow jelly

Serve this at Christmas instead of cranberry as it is so much more local... and more delicious! Lovely with meat or even spread on toast.
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Green tomato mincemeat

A traditional Canadian recipe, perfect for making use of those green tomatoes still in the garden or greenhouse which are never going to ripen once you get into October.
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Lemon posset

A traditional creamy lemon dessert which can be made in advance, only requires three ingredients and takes about ten minutes to make.
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Maids of Honour

My grandmother’s aunt Emma (Wilson) ran the bakery in Reeth in the 1940s and 50s. Here is one of our favourites that she made in the shop!
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Swaledale rabbit

This bunny-free recipe is a shameless celebration of the wonderful Swaledale Cheese – Wensleydale’s smarter brother.
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Kitzbühel Special

This is typical Alpine food - simple, rich, warming and perfect for a winter's evening. All of the ingredients are available from local producers.
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Puff balls

Happy days of warm full tummies with this pud, always served with golden syrup and Birds custard.