It’s Pancake Day!

Get your frying pans at the ready for some fun, flipping pancake action this Shrove Tuesday (28th).  Families across the land will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen and creating some wonderful pancake delights – although a few may end up on the ceiling!

If you normally just stick with the classic pancake with lemon and sugar, why not get a little more adventurous with some alternative fillings or toppings.

Here are our 3 favourites:-

1 . Summer Fruit Pancakes

Make a fruity sauce with our Summer Fruits by warming them up in a pan, and adding a little water, sweetener and cornflour.

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2. Very Berry Pancakes

Blitz some frozen field fare strawberries in a blender adding a little finely grated lime rind.  Add some Greek Style yogurt to your pancakes with defrosted field fare raspberries and blueberries & fold in half.  Sprinkle with a little icing sugar and a drizzle over your Strawberry sauce.

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3. Honey & Berries

Pancakes with a drizzle of honey and field fare defrosted berries.  Simple, yet delicious.

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So have a cracking good time, whisking up some delicious fruity pancakes that will be difficult to resist!!

 

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Cook up a Feast for your Loved one this Valentine’s Day

There’s nothing more romantic than sharing a beautiful 3 course meal and a lovely bottle of wine, so take inspiration from the recipes below and cook up a feast for your loved one this Valentine’s Day!

For Starters….

Sweetcorn and Prawn Soup 
Given the chilly temperatures outside at the moment – this is a lovely warming start to your meal – and did you know it’s not just oysters that are an aphrodisiac, other seafood, like prawns, do the same job!  

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For Main…

Pasta with Salmon and Asparagus 

This delicious but easy meal contains salmon which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, proven to elevate serotonin levels in the brain and thereby enhance mood.  The Vitamin E in the asparagus is not only essential for sexual hormone production but is great for your skin too!

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For Dessert…

Chocolate and Raspberry Tart 

This dessert is a winning combination to finish off your Valentine’s Meal!  Dark chocolate contains the chemicals anandamide and phenylethylamine, which boost serotonin levels – the feel-good hormone that increases feelings of well-being and excitement! Whilst Raspberries, so ruby red and beautiful are simply morsels of seductive beauty!   Plus their vitamin content is so high that raspberries boast 50% more antioxidants than strawberries.

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So venture into the kitchen this Valentine’s Day and create some wonderful culinary delights that will be sure to woo your Valentine!

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Save time in the Kitchen this Christmas

Christmas dinner needn’t mean spending hours in the kitchen preparing and cooking whilst everyone else is having all the fun!  You can get ahead of the game by preparing things early or by using some of field fare’s frozen prepared quality food.

The Turkey

This can be prepared the night before and stored in the fridge overnight.  Just remember to allow the turkey to come up to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.

The Veg

Why spend hours chopping and slicing vegetables? Field fare’s range of loose vegetables can be ready and waiting for you in the freezer.  Choose from roast potatoes, farm house vegetables, peas and sliced beans to name but a few.  All the hard work has been done, all you need to do is cook them.

 

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The Trimmings

Homemade Cranberry Sauce can be made up in advance and then frozen.  Defrost in the fridge on Christmas Eve.   Our ready-made sage and onion stuffing balls can be placed around meat or cooked on their own in just 30 minutes. Plus our ready-made Yorkshire Puddings cook in only 3 minutes!

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Dessert

For those that don’t like the traditional Christmas pudding, then field fare’s Chocolate Brownie Sponge Pudding with Chocolate Sauce will do just the job! Simply microwave in seconds.

Or how about a slice of Apple Strudel with raisins and cinnamon in a light puff pastry with a great big scoop of ice cream?

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So don’t stress over cooking the Christmas dinner, start getting prepared now to allow more time for fun times with family and friends on Christmas day!

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WIN a Jamie Oliver’s Tefal Pan Set, Funky Knife Set, plus a hamper full of Frozen Goodies.

With Christmas just a few weeks away, we are offering ONE lucky Reader the chance to WIN an amazing bumper prize of a Jamie Oliver’s Tefal Pan Set, a Funky Knife Set, plus a hamper full of field fare frozen goodies.

These fabulous additions to your kitchen equipment, will not only look stylish but will help you create a meal to remember for your family and friends.

The brightly coloured, funky knives boast a non-stick coating which will slice, chop and dice ingredients with ease.  Whilst the Thermo-spot technology pan set, indicates the optium cooking temperature to help cook food to perfection.

If you need a little helping hand in the kitchen, then field fare’s range of ready prepared foods will make things a little easier!

From Roast Potatoes, Stuffing Balls, Yorkshire Puddings, Potato Gratin and pre-prepared Vegetables; to Cranberries and Chestnuts for the more adventurous cook; to luxuries like Coquilles St Jacques and King Prawns; to party food like Mac N Cheese Bites, Battered Calamari and Spicy Potato Wedges.

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To be in with a chance of WINNING this amazing, bumper prize of a Jamie Oliver’s Tefal  Stainless Steel Twin Pan Set & Jamie Oliver’s Funky Knife Set, simply answer the question below:-

Which field fare product would be essential to your Christmas dinner?

To see the great selection of field fare products, just visit our field fare product range section on our website.  Post your answer on field fare’s Facebook  page and share the competition with your friends.

Closing date for the competition is Friday 2nd December.  The WINNER will be selected at random and notified w/c 5th December.

 

Good Luck!!

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Remember, Remember the 5th November!

If you’re hosting your own bonfire party this weekend, then these delicious family friendly meals are packed full of flavour and will warm you up a treat on a chilly evening!

These wholesome one-pot recipes can be prepared in advance and scaled up, if you have a few friends over for your bonfire gathering.

This delicately spiced Pea & Potato Curry is aromatic and is wonderful with warm naan breads.

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Or this Ham Hock, Leek & Broad Bean Casserole is packed full of veggie goodness and fabulous with some crusty bread on the side.

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Or if you haven’t got the time to cook something from scratch, then our range of field fare pies couldn’t be easier.

Choose from award-winning Steak & Ale, Chicken & Mushroom, Ham Hock and Pea or Butternut Squash and Goat’s cheese.  All boast a generous filling and are made to a traditional recipe, simply cook from frozen for some real comfort food around the bonfire.

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To finish … a generous portion of our ready-made Bramley Apple Pie with a great big glug of custard.

So get your bonfire night celebrations off to a bang with some tasty, wholesome food that your family and friends will love!

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Trick or Treat Specials

With just a few days until Halloween, it is a great opportunity to have some fun with your children or grand children in the kitchen.  Get their imaginations running wild whilst making some devilishy good food.

This Pea & Ham soup recipe will double up as Witch’s Brew & get some veggie pea goodness into their tummies.

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Quench their thirst with some Dracula Blood Punch (excluding the vodka of course!), the added berries can replicate as eyeballs or witches’ noses.

Sweet treats are always a winner at Halloween these Blood Drizzling Fairy Cakes with the runny red icing & raspberries are fun to decorate.  Whilst the Frozen Banana Ghosts & Eerie Eye Ball Cake Pops are always a firm favourite with little ones and big ones alike!

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So enjoy a ghoulishly spooky Halloween and give your little horrors so tasty, home-made treats!

 

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Calling all you Budding Bakers!

National Baking Week is the perfect time to take up a baking challenge in the kitchen and get creating some tasty treats for family and friends to enjoy!

With so many delicious recipes  available from pies and puddings to cakes and cookies, we’ve got a fabulous selection on our website for you to browse through …

Here are some of our favourite recipes, as well as some ‘baker’s cheats’, for when there isn’t quite the time to start from scratch…

Our favourites…

Strawberry Chia Jam & Almond Muffins

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These Almond Muffins are incredibly easy to make and the addition of the Strawberry Chia Jam really is the icing on the cake!  Very moreish & very fruity.

These delicate Raspberry Portuguese Tarts can be a little fiddly to make but trust us, they are worth the effort.  The raspberries complement the custard filling beautifully & are encased in a crisp, golden pastry base.

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If you like the idea of baking but cakes and desserts are not your thing, then have a go at these Blackberry & Goats Cheese Tarts.  Perfect at a dinner party or ‘date night’ with your partner.  Arrange one heart per serving for a starter or two for a main course with a little salad

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Baker’s cheats…

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Descended upon by unexpected school friends? Our frozen pucks of field fare cookie dough can go from freezer, to baking tray to plate in just 15 mins (we’ve got Plain Choc Chip and Pecan and White Choc varieties too…)

Ready Made Fruit Pies & Crumble

Bramley Apple Pie, Dark Sweet Cherry Pie, Blackberry & Apple Crumble, Gooseberry Crumble & Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble are all fully prepared desserts in the field fare range.  All you need to do is pop them in the oven from frozen to enjoy a delicious dessert.  Top with custard, cream or ice cream.

All field fare frozen ingredients and products are available from a farm shop near you.

Happy National Baking Week!

 

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Get Baking for National Cake Week 3rd – 9th October

National Cake Week is the perfect opportunity to get baking in the kitchen and creating some marvellous cakes for friends and family to enjoy.

Frozen berries are a wonderful addition to small and large cakes and can make a sumptuous fruity filling or eye-catching topping.

Take our recipe for Frasier Strawberry Cake, how could anyone resist?

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Or a Raspberry and Hazelnut Loaf, which slices easily into 6 generous portions and goes perfect with a cuppa on the side….

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Then something that the kids will love and could help you bake…these fruity Raspberry Fairy Cakes drizzled with icing.

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So pop on those aprons and bake up something special for National Cake Week as this week gives us all the perfect excuse to eat CAKE!

 

 

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Friday 30th September

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK are being asked to host their own Coffee Mornings and ask for donations on the day for Macmillan. Last year, Macmillan raised £25 million and this year they are wanting to raise even more!

Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause.  If you don’t fancy yourself as a baker, then help is at hand with a platter of field fare frozen pastries.

Choose your favourites from our selection of all-butter croissants, pain au chocolat & pain aux raisins. Simply, place on a baking tray the night before (see how they triple in size overnight as they prove and rise). Then pop them in the oven when you get up for freshly baked delights in just 10 minutes.

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Or alternatively a plate full of freshly baked cookies.  Our frozen pucks of field fare cookie dough can go from freezer, to baking tray, to plate in just 15 mins (we’ve got Plain Choc Chip, Double Choc & Pecan & White Chocolate varieties).

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So order your Macmillan Coffee Morning Kit TODAY & you’ll have everything you need to host a brilliant Coffee Morning.

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Raise the flag for British Food Fortnight!

The British Food Fortnight is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink.  It is the ideal opportunity to tuck into some of your favourite classic recipes made with home-grown produce here in Britain.

Here are our 3 favourite British dishes which are big on flavour, big on comfort & just so quick and easy to prepare.

Ham Hock & Pea Pie

Our Classic Ham & Pea pie is developed to a traditional recipe and boasts a generous & chunky filling. Made with ham hock pieces with tender garden peas in a smooth béchamel sauce encased in a shortcrust pastry base topped with a puff pastry lid.  It cooks from frozen in 35-40 minutes.

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Other British Classic pies in the range include Award Winning Steak & Kidney; Chicken, Mushroom in a White Wine Sauce; and a vegetarian option of Sweet Butternut Squash, creamy Goats Cheese and Leeks.

Steak & Kidney Pudding

Succulent chunks of beef with kidneys in a traditional suet pastry.

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Not only a favourite of ours but we’ve had some fabulous feedback from one of our customers Ms L Goodwin, on our Steak & Kidney Pudding.

Oh my word… we have just eaten your steak and kidney puddings. I felt I had to let you know what an absolute joy these were, the taste was sublime, the meat tender, totally and utterly delicious. Sorry to rave but I was seriously impressed and that doesn’t happen often. Well done all of you”.

Other British classic ready meals in the range, include Cottage Pie, Toad in the Hole, Lamb Hotpot & Liver and Bacon to name but a few…

Bramley Apple Pie

If you have a sweet tooth and crave a traditional British pud, then you really can’t go wrong with a Apple Pie with a great big dollop of custard.

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Made with British Bramley Apple slices in a sweet crust pastry.  All you need to do is pop it in the oven for just under 1 hour.

So go on and raise the flag, be proud to be British and enjoy some of the amazing British dishes produced on our shores.

Click to find your local field fare stockist.  We’d love to hear about your favourite British dish, so please get in touch with us at enquiries@field-fare.com .

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