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Posted by valeofmowbray on 5th Sep 2019 11:11am

Another fine blog from our guest blogger Lee, with a tasty recipe to try with you Pork Pies this month... Top 5 things I hear a lot. Is that cake real? If tomatoes are fruit, does that mean that ketchup is a smoothie? Can you make a four-tiered decorated c...

Do I have to call it a salad?

Posted by valeofmowbray on 6th Aug 2019 2:36pm

We welcome back our guest blogger, Lee, she's here to share her first recipe with us, and we are very excited to give this one a go. Take it away Lee... ---------- Salad. That’s a bowl of limp green leaves, with a few over ripe tomatoes thrown in for colour, ri...

Bangin' Chilli BBQ Beans

Posted by valeofmowbray on 25th Jun 2019 10:55am

You’ll want to pile them on fresh baked jacket potatoes, pour them over a thick slice of toasted sourdough bread, and the more tantalising option of spooning them on to a wedge of scrumptious Pork Pie! This tangy, sweet & spicy side dish is going to be a hit at your picnics & BBQs this summer. A...

Jack Daniels Sauce Recipe & Pork Pie

Posted by valeofmowbray on 3rd May 2019 12:22pm

If you're a whiskey fan, this recipe is for you. As we all know, a pork pie pairs beautifully with craft beer, but have you ever tried it with a Jack Daniels? If you have a favourite drink or cocktail to drink whilst enjoying a pie, then let us know! Below is our Jack Daniels sauce recipe - b...

Roasted Beetroot Chutney Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 25th Apr 2019 3:27pm

As always, our latest recipe is easy to make and quite quick. We never want to create a recipe that takes too much time or energy - giving you enough time to have a delicious dish to eat and also time to enjoy! Store in an airtight container to enjoy at your next picnic - it's a definite cro...

A Pork Pie Easter Sunday Dinner

Posted by valeofmowbray on 17th Apr 2019 5:11pm

We're excited for this weekend; an Easter weekend filled with friends and family is just the ticket! Hopefully, it will be sunny and warm so that the outdoors Easter egg hunts are more fun! We're planning a fun weekend at home with friends; along with a pork pie Easter Sunday dinner, you'll f...

Caramelised Onion Dip Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 27th Feb 2019 3:22pm

The sun is shining (in February!) so we're finding ourselves making more sunshine filled recipes. This winter has found us eating lots of winter veg and rich foods. But, for this week in Feb, we're reaching for something indulgent but light. Our caramelised onion dip is perfect for this and can be m...

Pork Pie Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 30th Jan 2019 3:15pm

We've got the cooking bug over at Vale of Mowbray. Winter nights in during the colder weather is encouraging us to cook more since we've got the time and actually do really enjoy cooking. Creating food for the whole family to enjoy brings us joy - as huge foodies, sharing the joy of our cooking is a...

Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th Jan 2019 12:12pm

In these wintery blustery months, we're turning to cosy comfort food. Gone are the days of the Summer salad - instead, give us the winter veg and delicous treats please and thank you. We wanted to share with you our recipe of the moment; mac and cheese bites with mini pork and pickle pies....

Cranberry Sauce Recipe to Accompany a Pork Pie

Posted by valeofmowbray on 18th Dec 2018 10:24am

December is our favourite month of the year. A whole month filled with fun, family, friends and food. There's so much to do and so many places to go (did you see our top things to do in Yorkshire this Christmas?) but sometimes, it's best to stay in, put the fire on and invite friends and family roun...

Autumn Flavours with a Pork Pie Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 5th Nov 2018 2:41pm

As we move into Autumn, there's a chill in the air that we've not felt in a while. The leaves are such a beautiful colour so we've been on quite a few Autumnal walks in the Yorkshire countryside to really take in the views before we move into Winter. There's so much to look forward to at this time o...

A Cheese Platter Treat for our 90th Birthday Celebrations

Posted by valeofmowbray on 29th Oct 2018 4:45pm

This month, we're celebrating our 90th anniversary! We've been baking pork pies in the heart of Yorkshire for 90 years now, perfecting that golden brown bake and making pies just right. We wanted to show you throughout the month how we're celebrating; beginning with our pork pie chees...

Nanny Oliver's Tomato Chutney Recipe - Perfect with a Pork Pie

Posted by valeofmowbray on 17th Oct 2018 12:51pm

We always want to know what you eat with your pork pie - whether you're more of a warm pork pie and baked beans or a cold pork pie and branston pickle person. If you ever have any recipes to share with us for your ideal accompaniment for a pork pie, please send them to us, we'd love to share them on...

Pork Pie and Smokey Baked Beans Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 21st Sep 2018 9:29am

When the weather changes, there's no doubt that our taste in foods does too. Seasonally, we do tend to eat very differently. Crunchy Summer salads are our go to with some creamy coleslaw (have you seen our mango and pomegranate coleslaw recipe?) Autumn brings us slightly smokier flavours; perhaps a...

Pork Pies and Guacamole Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 29th Aug 2018 12:01pm

As Summer comes to an end, our love for Summer flavours does not, so we're here with our latest recipe; guacamole. Though traditionally seen as a Summer flavour, the rise in popularity of avocados has pretty much made this a year round staple! A really easy recipe to create, it's quic...

Beer Dip Recipe - A Perfect Pairing for a Pork Pie

Posted by valeofmowbray on 9th Aug 2018 10:33am

We're really enjoying posting in our recipe section and ran a Twitter poll to see which recipe you'd like to see next, you said our beer dip recipe perfect for pairing with our pork pies, so we listened and here it is! A really easy dip to create, there's no cooking time and you can store it...

Homemade Mango and Pomegranate Coleslaw Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 19th Jul 2018 10:41am

As self confessed foodies, cooking is something that we love to do, especially when it comes to pairing new flavours with our delicious pork pies. We're very seasonal - we love using vegetables and fruits that we can get that season but also ones that reflect the weather outside; comforting rich and...

England V Belgium; A World Cup Pork Pie

Posted by valeofmowbray on 28th Jun 2018 5:25pm

There's excitement and nerves rising ahead of Thursdays World Cup match against Belgium as we cross our fingers we continue our winning streak. Will you be watching at home or at the pub? We're planning to have a few friends round and relax in the garden pre and post match - with weather like we're...

The World Cup - Tunisia V England!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 4th Jun 2018 11:30am

Get out your face paint and prep yourself for a few rounds of the Three Lions chant, the World Cup is almost here. For an entire month this Summer, from 14th June - 15th July we'll all be glued to the telly as we watch the best players in the world play some incredible football. The first game for E...

A Roman Pork Pie Twist

Posted by valeofmowbray on 21st May 2018 11:30am

We've written before about how the first recorded recipe for the pork pie was in King Richard II's kitchen back in 1390. The original intention of the pork pie was a logical way to preserve the meat for longer; they didn't have fridges to chill the pork so they used different methods of preserving s...

A Yorkshire Rhubarb and Pork Pie Combo

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th May 2018 3:28pm

Yorkshire's famous for a number of things, and growing delicious rhubarb is something we're known for. Rhubarb season peaks at May/ June time though crops are possible into Autumn. The rhubarb triangle is an area that lies between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell in a 9 square mile triangle that grows...

Our Yorkshire Pork Pie Television Debut - Night In Telly Night Recipes!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 6th Apr 2018 10:22am

You may have seen by now - especially if you follow our social channels - that we're very excited for our TV debut all about our Yorkshire Pork Pies! On Tuesday 17th April at 9pm, you'll find us on the telly over on Channel 5 in a program called 'Made in Yorkshire.' As you may know - we're a very pr...

Pork Pie & Quinoa Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 28th Mar 2018 12:23pm

Finding new ways to eat a pork pie is something we take seriously over here at the Vale of Mowbray. Recently, we've really been enjoying a pork pie with a Californian twist - with all this snow and poor weather here in Yorkshire, we're needing the thought of sun to keep our spirits high. Roll on Sum...

Pork Pie & A Pint

Posted by valeofmowbray on 14th Mar 2018 10:15am

A pork pie and a pint have long been two of our great loves. Is there anything more satisfying after a long day than settling down with a pork pie and a cool beer? In this blog, we've given you our a beer based recipe for our beer dip that will be delicious when coupled with the humble pork pie - we...

British Pie Week

Posted by valeofmowbray on 8th Mar 2018 4:55pm

Happy British Pie week everyone! Any week that's called 'Pie Week' definitely holds the full potential to be the best week of the year for us. Since the weather here in Yorkshire has been incredibly snowy lately, we've been enjoying hot pork pies with a delicious warm side; it's the ultimate treat t...

A smokey BBQ twist on the pork pie...

Posted by valeofmowbray on 12th Feb 2018 4:42pm

As foodies, there's little we like more than experimenting with different recipes and flavours. One flavour we will never get enough of is a BBQ tang coupled with a creamy 'slaw and a delicious pork pie to sink your teeth into! So without further ado, here's our latest delicious recipe for y...

An Indulgent Valentine's Day Night In

Posted by valeofmowbray on 6th Feb 2018 5:05pm

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, have you got plans? We like to take national days like Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day and so on, and make them into days filled with delicious food. There's no better way to show your love than by making a yummy meal to enjoy together! Going out for a meal...

Our Top January Healthy Pork Pie Accompaniments

Posted by valeofmowbray on 22nd Jan 2018 11:33am

As we're coming to the final weeks of January, have you stuck to your healthy eating resolutions? It's never too late and let's not forget that healthy doesn't mean boring - so let's have a healthy pork pie. As part of a balanced diet, our pies are crafted with delicious seasoned pork and a hot wate...

Lunch on the go: The Pork Pie Ploughman's

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th Jan 2018 2:56pm

If you've hit the slump January brings, we're here to help. After the excitement of Christmas and the festive flavours, January food doesn't need to taste bland in comparison. Today, we're bringing an idea for your lunches: the pork pie Ploughman's! It's easy and quick that won't take up all your ti...

A Christmas Tipple and a Pork Pie Treat

Posted by valeofmowbray on 20th Dec 2017 10:52am

We're on the final countdown to Christmas, so we're getting all our Christmas food and drink organised so we can settle down and enjoy a fantastic few days filled with friends and family - and food! When considering our Christmas drinks, there's the traditional mulled wine and eggnog,...

A Christmas Buffet to complete any party!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Dec 2017 4:21pm

With Christmas and New Year quickly approaching, one thing is for sure; there'll be quite a few parties coming up for both family and friends. When asking around pork pie HQ, it's clear that the buffet is the hero of the season! With minimal culinary expertise and fuss free, what staples so you incl...

Your ultimate Christmas Dinner recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 28th Nov 2017 12:33pm

Don't get us wrong, a traditional turkey Christmas dinner is delicious. But, pork pies are easier and quicker to cook and will give you more time to enjoy your Christmas morning without waking up at the crack of dawn and - dare we say it - are way more yummy! So, without further ado, here's your ult...

Friends-giving calls for delicious Pork Pies (and brussel sprouts!)

Posted by valeofmowbray on 20th Nov 2017 5:14pm

We've always looked enviously upon our American friends this time of year when they get a Thanksgiving feast - so this year we've decided that we're going to throw our own dinner party this week following the 'friends-giving' trend. We're planning to use many elements of our typical Sunday roast/ Ch...

Christmas pork pie accompaniment: Cranberry Sauce

Posted by valeofmowbray on 17th Nov 2017 4:56pm

The Christmas lights are starting to light up Yorkshire and with that special festive buzz in the air, it's time to get our Christmas recipes sorted. This cranberry sauce recipe is not only ideal for the big day, but also for the festivities leading up to the 25th - with family and friends visiting...

A Chilli Chutney Kick for your Pork Pie

Posted by valeofmowbray on 7th Nov 2017 12:51pm

Lately, we've been craving a cheese board with pork pies, chutney, crisps and crackers. We've planned to invite friends round this weekend, get some board games out and enjoy a delicious cheese board! Whilst we're not fussy about the cheese eaten (though we're pretty devoted to mature cheddar with o...

An Autumn Warmer Pork Pie Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 27th Oct 2017 4:37pm

We've been loving posting our pork pie recipes over the last few weeks into our new recipe section. We admit that we end up in the same routine of how to eat our pie but whenever the season changes, there's a new lease of life in our office and we switch up our routine! The weather here in Y...

An Ultimate Pork Pie Brunch

Posted by valeofmowbray on 26th Oct 2017 11:30am

One of our life mottos has always been that 'brunch is always a good idea.' We stand by this, and wanted to see how we could incorporate our beloved pork pies into our brunch. Whilst some may never have had a pork pie brunch before, let us run you through our thinking: 1. pork pies are always...

A Halloween Treat; pork pies and a pumpkin rice recipe! 🎃

Posted by valeofmowbray on 23rd Oct 2017 11:24am

Halloween in Yorkshire has become a bigger and bigger event every year. Though haunted houses and trick or treating is a lot of fun, it's always the food aspect of Halloween we're the most interested in! Inviting friends and family round and having 'spooky' buffet style party food has been our tradi...

An Aussie Recipe: The Pork Pie Floater

Posted by valeofmowbray on 18th Oct 2017 11:46am

Our eyes lit up when we saw this Australian tradition of a 'pie floater.' In general, if a recipe involves a pork pie, we'll try it. We do find that we love soup during the autumn/ winter months to warm us through on a cold lunch or dinner time. The problem is that soup never fills us up for long, a...

A butternut squash slaw to go with your pork pie

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Oct 2017 12:33pm

You might have noticed by now that we're pretty huge fans of Autumn. We love cosy nights in by the fire, a crisp morning when Jack Frost has made everything just that little bit more magical and the colourful leaves causing everything to be seen in a warm pretty light. We ignore those that say it's...

Get well soon: a wellness boost with kale & pork pie!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 9th Oct 2017 11:11am

As we're coming into that time of year where everyone seems to get the sniffles, we thought we'd share a wellness recipe for a bean and kale salad. Leafy greens are important to pack in when you're feeling under the weather because they're packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Kale, romaine l...

Comfort Food: Pork Pie and Veggie Bake

Posted by valeofmowbray on 6th Oct 2017 4:47pm

Warm food on a cold winter evening is a must. Warm up your pork in the oven and get some veggies roasting - the perfect easy meal. A short prep time is something we love to see and then let it roast in the oven and voilà! A tasty and nutritious tea....