As Christmas rapidly approaches its always good to get some prep done way in advance. The glorious thing with mincemeat is that it actually gets better with age and will last up to a year in a jar, so its great to get it made nice and early. This mincemeat recipe is delicious and really simple. The only equipment you’ll need is a decent food processor to get all the hard work done. Don’t feel you need to stick to…

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Vale House Kitchen wild-garlic-pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild garlic is one of those delightful plants that makes spring foraging a real treat. We use it for all sorts of things here at VHK – soup, soda bread, even preserving it with salt, but this pesto recipe is one of our favourites. You can use pine nuts instead of sunflower seeds, but please give the sunflower seeds a chance. It is delicious on pasta, works wonders as a simple dip and makes a slightly dull sandwich sing. Go…

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We always make this quick and simple cheese on our Festive Smoking and Curing Courses. It is a Steve Lamb classic. Labneh is a strained yoghurt cheese with a compact, spreadable texture and a slightly sour yoghurt flavour. All that is required for this recipe is yoghurt and salt – the agent that causes the whey to drain off – a small amount of cheesecloth or muslin and a little bit of patience. It is a particular festive favourite as…

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Don’t Forget your Gift Vouchers – latest newsletter

Take a look at our latest newsletter – we talk about Gift Vouchers (it is almost Christmas!), Marmalade Courses and theres a fantastic Mincemeat Recipe as well….. Link below

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Coming up at VHK – latest newsletter

Take a look at our latest newsletter – lots of news courses, making jam and a delicious lamb kofte recipe….  

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BBQ and Beer Competition

We’ve teamed up with the amazing team at The Wild Beer Company to offer an incredible BBQ and Beer competition… Lover of all things BBQ or Beer? or know someone who does? Then we have a treat for you! We’re offering two places on our BBQ and Outdoor Eating Cookery Course on 26th June 2022, not only that, but we’re throwing in free Wild Beer too….what’s not to love! To accompany the course we’re giving away some fan favourites such…

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