The Cookery School at the Grand, York | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The Cookery School at the Grand, York

If you follow me on social media, specifically Instagram, then you will probably have noticed that I enjoy food. More specifically, I enjoy cooking food. However, I have never had any formal instruction in cookery. I know, hard to believe, isn’t it! So, when The Cookery School at The Grand York got in touch and invited me […]

Quick homemade tomato soup

A Quick Homemade Tomato Soup

What’s a dad to do when his two little girls ask for tomato soup for their dinner and there’s none in? Make some, of course! Here’s a very quick way to rustle up a delicious homemade tomato soup. Print Quick Homemade Tomato Soup Prep Time 2 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 12 minutes […]

3 things to make at home bread beer soap

3 Things You Should Learn To Make At Home

There is a certain joy that comes with making things at home, and it’s something that can’t easily be replicated or replaced by anything else. If you are someone who is keen to get a little creative in the home, then it’s likely you will want to make sure that you are going to do […]

home made mayonnaise

Mayonnaise Nice and Easy

I recently had the predicament that I needed mayonnaise but had none in the fridge (or cupboard). Because of a craving for a BLT, I had just arrived home for lunch having stopped off at our local Co-Op Food Store for the bacon and a teacake. Once I was cooking the bacon and slicing the […]

gnocchi in a chorizo sauce

Gnocchi in a Chorizo Sauce

Gnocchi is an often overlooked staple of Italian food. Pasta and pizza take all the limelight from this fantastic ingredient to delicious meals. If you’ve never tried it, gnocchi is delicious and really easy to make. Of course, it’s even easier to buy it and that is what I do. Here’s a simple gnocchi recipe I whipped up […]

jars of homemade blackberry jam

Making Blackberry Jam

We have dabbled with jam making in our household before. One drawback when on a budget is that the cost of purchasing the fruit as well as the preserving sugar works out to be far more expensive that jams you can buy in the supermarket. Even more expensive than your more artisan jams on the […]