Search

Blue Star Foodie

Kellie Craig: Blogging the Best of Yorkshire's Larder

The Arrival of the Blackberry

IMG_9871

While temperatures are dropping, and the nights are drawing in, a culinary seasonal shift is gradually occurring in the kitchens of Yorkshire. The autumn harvest has arrived.

When I think of autumn I think of the arrival of the blackberry, or bramble as we call the bushes in our garden. What is often seen as a creeping thorny invader for the majority of the year, its spiky reputation is forgiven by the annual arrival of its sweet-tart bulging berries.

Continue reading “The Arrival of the Blackberry”

Wimbledon Celebration Cake

Well well well what a busy few weeks it has been indeed!

Having recently returned from a fantastic holiday on the Isle of Arran (fantastic local produce, including copious amounts of whisky and seafood), graduating from university AND my second radio feature, it’s time for me to get back into the swing of writing more lovely new recipes for you all to try. Although there’s a lot to catch up on, I’d like to share my *brand new recipe* for my Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream Celebration Cake as featured on the Bake of the Day section of Sunday Gardening with Julia Lewis on BBC Radio York.

Strawberries and Cream Celebration Cake

IMG_9486

Continue reading “Wimbledon Celebration Cake”

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re a bit of a Millie’s fan, you’ll love these cookies. After some trial and error, I’ve perfected my dream cookie recipe; crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. No spongy cookies here!

Continue reading “Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies”

All-British Biltong

Happy Friday readers!

Now that my final university deadlines have passed (phew!), I have much more time to develop my recipes and talk about the great products coming out of Yorkshire. For all you healthy-protein-lovers, Kings Elite Snacks have created the perfect product: Beef and Pork Jerky and Biltong made right here in York.

IMG_9212 Continue reading “All-British Biltong”

“Yes, it’s fruit. It’s definitely fruit!”

As the Women’s Institute celebrate their centenary, the 100th Annual General Meeting was today opened by Her Majesty the Queen.

Although the WI do very much more than baking nowadays, I just had to share this pearl of a moment from the press today. Any appearance of the Queen is a delight, but this clip is a joy to watch. Fruit cake is a struggle for anyone to slice- we are only human after all!

Video courtesy of ITN Productions

 

A chat with Tarte and Berry

Untitled

Tarte and Berry are a brand new bakery business based in York, set up by sister-duo Jane and Lucy Batham. They are already famous for their signature luxury salted caramel brownies, having made appearances at York Chocolate Festival, and more recently The Good Food Show Spring 2015. Holding accolades such as a Good Food Show Producers Bursary Award, and being named as a Small Business Sunday winner by Theo Paphitis, I wanted to find out more about their transformation into some of York’s best artisan producers. Continue reading “A chat with Tarte and Berry”

You’ve got to try: Fig & Sparrow

Another of Manchester’s finest coffee outlets, Fig & Sparrow do things a little differently. Not only does this uber-cool Scandi-style coffee shop serve tasty offerings of food and drink, it also sells freshly baked goods as well as Manchester-made design led gifts.

IMG_8677

Continue reading “You’ve got to try: Fig & Sparrow”

YouTube Adventure!

I’ve now decided to take the plunge and make my very first YouTube video!

On my new channel you will soon be able to find new recipes to accompany my blog posts.

Welcome to my channel! Don’t forget to subscribe and share with your friends.

Recipe: Spiced French Toast

Those who know me by my every-day persona will probably know by now that I have been a member of Slimming World for just under a year now. Having achieved my target weight in 9 months, I am proud to say I still stick to the Slimming World way of eating. Continue reading “Recipe: Spiced French Toast”

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑