Win an ‘Eggcellent’ Villeroy & Boch Piemon Cutlery Set plus a Hamper of Frozen field fare goodies

Make Easter an ‘eggstraordinary’ family affair this year by cooking up a feast at home, then serving it in style with a 24 piece elegant Villeroy & Boch Piemon cutlery set.

There’s no need to spend endless hours in the kitchen preparing as field fare have created delicious products that cook straight from frozen, but taste home-made.

field fare’s Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Potatoes, Stuffing Balls and frozen vegetables– are great accompaniments to a roast dinner.  The best thing of all, is the hard work is done for you – simply cook from frozen. Then for dessert, try field fare’s family favourite Apple Pie with a dollop custard.

We are offering ONE lucky reader the chance to WIN a Villeroy & Bock Piemon Cutlery Set, plus a selection of field fare frozen goodies.

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To be in with a chance of WINNING this amazing prize, simply answer the question below:-

What would be your favourite field fare ready meal and why?

Then post your answer on field fare’s facebook page and share the competition with your friends.

Closing date for the competition is Friday 7th April.  The WINNER will be selected at random and notified w/c 10th April.

 

Good Luck!!

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Go the Extra Mile for your Mum this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show our lovely Mums just how much we care.  So why not spoil your Mum and go that extra mile with some of our home-bake goodies.

Breakfast in Bed

If your Mum is in need of a lie in, why not surprise her with a continental breakfast in bed?  A bowl of freshly, baked pastries which bake in minutes,  Raspberry and Granola Stack, a Summer Berry Fruit Smoothie and a cafetière  of freshly brewed coffee.  Everything you need for a long, lazy morning!

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Afternoon Tea

Create a fabulous afternoon tea experience for your Mum with dainty sandwiches, Strawberry Chia Jam and Almond Muffins, Frasier Strawberry Cake and a pot of tea.  A wonderful afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home.

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Main Meal

Give your Mum a day off from the cooking and treat her to a lavish home-cooked meal.  If you’re wanting to cook something from scratch, we have a wide selection of recipes for you to choose from including fish dishes like Baked Salmon with a Parmesan & Parsley Crust or roast dinners like Roast Pork, Crackling with Bramley Apple Sauce.

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If you are wanting that home-cooked taste, but haven’t the time to make it yourself, our range of ready meals may be just the thing.  Cottage pie, lasagne verde and fish pie all come in double portion size and simply bake from frozen.

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Our great selection of accompaniments are suited to most dishes too, choose from ready to cook roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, stuffing balls and prepared veg.

So treat your Mum like a Queen this Mother’s Day and make it a day that is truly memorable.

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5 Amazing Facts about Pies that you probably didn’t know!

To celebrate National Pie Week, we thought we would share with you 5 things that you probably didn’t know about pies…

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1. Everything used to be a pie!

In Roman times, a pie’s pastry shell was designed to act as a bowl and then filled with meat and seafood.  The pastry was incredibly tough so was designed to be thrown away

2. Shakespeare killed off two characters with a pie

In Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s first tragedy), Titus sought revenge on Queen Tamora and her family for their evil acts by baking her sons into a pie and serving it to her!

3. Pie used to be illegal (kind of!)

In 1644, Oliver Cromwell banned pie as he declared it was a pagan’s form of pleasure!  The ban stretched across Christmas foods like mince pies, turkey and Christmas ales.  The ban was lifted in 1660

4. Live animals were put into pies

In the 16th century, ‘surprise pies’ were all the rage amongst the rich where live animals e.g. frogs, squirrels would jump out of the pie when cut open.  It’s where the nursery rhyme ‘four and twenty blackbirds’ comes from!

5. Eel pie is sent to the Royal family every Jubilee or Coronation

The people of Gloucester send pie to the Royal household made from lampreys, a locally source eel-like fish for every jubilee or coronation.  This odd tradition dates back to the Middle Ages.

Thankfully, most of these facts are no longer practised but pies are as popular as ever!

Field fare’s range of pies have been individually developed to traditional recipes and boast generous, chunky fillings.

Single Portion pies include NEW Chicken, Brie and Cranberry; Award-winning British Steak and Kidney in a rich gravy and Chicken, Mushroom in a White Wine Sauce.  Family Sizes include Steak and Ale and Chicken and Ham.  Sweet pies include Bramley Apple and Dark Sweet Cherry. Something for the whole family!

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Available from your local farm shop.

 

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/pie-facts/

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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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