The great British weather doesn’t always make this possible, but when the sun does shine, there’s nothing better than dusting down the picnic blanket, packing a hamper with lovely food and drink and sharing it with friends. That’s why we are supporting National Picnic Week, which starts on Saturday 13th June.
This is the day to celebrate all things Boro related as we support our local team through the play-off final against Norwich today, so we are shouting ‘Up the Boro’!
With their full focus on getting to the Premiership, we’re looking at all the ways we can enjoy food while supporting the team, so have come up with a take on the much loved Boro Parmo!
We love veg here in the development kitchen – there’s sometimes a competition on who can use veg in the most creative way.
Lots of what we make here at SK Foods is vegetarian and we think they lose none of the flavour or impact through not having any meat!
Who can resist a doughnut? Like Homer Simpson we certainly can’t! They’re the perfect cure for a sweet tooth, satisfying that need for sugar and cake all in one – and in Doughnut Week there’s even more excuse for eating one, or three!
The humble sandwich, it’s come a long way.
Two slices of bread with any variety of fillings, everyone has their favourite. From the traditional egg and cress, cheese and pickle or tuna mayo to the more “exotic” (we once heard of a person who liked to put a pie between two slices of bread and call it a pie sandwich – that’s devotion!) we all know what we like in a sarnie.
We all love comfort food, food we’re familiar with. We’ve all got a favourite take-away too, and many of us would love to replicate it at home.
In our team in the development kitchen we’re always looking at ways we can take those favourites, that familiarity, that feeling of comfort and give it a twist. How can you take a familiar favourite and make it new and exciting?
Easter is known as the time for sweet treats (and who doesn’t love chocolate and hot cross buns!) and a time for family gatherings – which we all know means lots of food!
We don’t really need much of an excuse to start trying out new recipes for family get-togethers, whether they are picnics out and about, or more formal “gatherings”, and while chocolate and sweets are probably on the menu somewhere, these tend to be where the savoury dishes take centre stage.
This week is Meat Free Week 2015, an initiative designed to get people to think about how much meat they eat, where it comes from and the impact eating too much meat has on your health, animals and the environment.
Critics of the initiative say it is just a ploy to encourage more people to become vegetarian, but we think they are missing the point.
While the usual thing associated with the celebrations of St Patrick’s Day would be Guinness, it’s a good day to remember (and taste) the amazing foods Ireland has brought to the world culinary table too!
Why not start your Irish celebration meal with some of the range of fresh seafood available in Ireland? A reason to visit the Emerald Isle all on their own, the shellfish and seafood are so delicious and fresh – particularly the mussels, oysters and lobster. They’ll make a lovely light start to your meal.
I consider myself to have been working late this week – although I’m not sure everyone would agree with me! Masterchef is back on the TV and it’s my professional duty as a chef to watch. Honest.
In the kitchen we’re always pleased when Masterchef is on (all three versions) . As the competition goes further through the stages, we get more and more involved. We have favourite cooks that we’re rooting for. If you’ll forgive the pun, it can get quite “heated” when we’re talking about who should win!