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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.


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.

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.

Lemon posset

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

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!

Summer Pudding

We knew that summer had arrived in our family when we had the first summer pudding of the year

Swaledale rabbit

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

Yorkshire curd tart

A local recipe for Yorkshire Curd Tart, from the archives of the Millennium Exhibition held at Reeth Memorial Hall

Homemade ice cream

A simple and reliable homemade ice-cream recipe, delicious on a hot summer's day.


A flour-free flapjack recipe, so handy at this time as flour is hard to find!

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.

Country broccoli

This is a hi-veg recipe laced with bacon, for which all of the ingredients grow well in Yorkshire.