Delicious Family Favourites from Nadiya Hussain

May 27th, 2016

Have you ever looked for alternative recipes for black sesame seeds, star anise or mustard powder? Have you wanted to add a little twist to your family meals? Then look no further than the new cookbook from 2015 Great British Bake Off Winner Nadiya Hussain. Nadiya’s Kitchen (Penguin, HB, £20) is a collection of over 100 […]

Hemsley & Hemsley’s new cookbook Good + Simple

May 25th, 2016

The lovely Hemsley & Hemsley sisters are back again, with a great new book packed full of ‘Good + Simple’ recipes. Still with the same philosophy for eating food that is ‘delicious, nutritious and sustainable’, they aim to create ‘fast food that is good for you’. Their dishes are packed full of nutrient laden foods […]

Iranian Fairtrade Saffron

May 23rd, 2016

We’ve just been informed that our gorgeous Fairtrade saffron has been removed from Amazon’s listings. Iranian saffron is in breach of US sanctions against Iran, so cannot be sold in the UK.  Despite the nuclear deal signed in 2015, US companies still cannot trade with Iran on many products, so Amazon gets caught under that.  […]

Time for Tea with Food Writer Hattie Ellis

May 12th, 2016

Our monthly chat with someone who cares about tea This month we chat to Hattie Ellis, food writer and prolific cookbook author about the delights of tea. What is your favourite tea to set you up for the day first thing in the morning? English Breakfast perked up with a spoonful of something fragrant put […]

How Steenbergs Tests For Allergens And Other Nasties

April 15th, 2016

Steenbergs’ story is one of “hunting for the best quality, cleanest cooking flavours you can find, from all round the world bought in the most respectful way possible”. For us, this means organically farmed, fairly traded and from suppliers that have been certified by food safety and quality schemes (ideally, BRC or ISO 22000), and […]

Springtime Reaches Aldborough

April 10th, 2016

10th April: today was the first day that really felt like spring in Aldborough – bright blue sky, no wind and a little warmth that seems to have enlivened everyone. When I went out for my Sunday cycle and run, there were definitely more people out compared to the much poorer showing for most of […]

Steenbergs Update on 11 Hallikeld Close

April 1st, 2016

Developments at Steenbergs new unit have been in fits and starts. First coats of paint have been done and meeting room finished, copper for phones and optical fibre (80Mbit/s download, 20Mbit/s upload) connected to building then internal fibre to broadband hub point all in, plus computer cabling and electrical wiring all in. But studio kitchen just started […]

One Pot Wonders from the One Pot Cook – Hattie Ellis’s new cookbook gives us 150 delicious family recipes

March 9th, 2016

We are really excited about the latest cookbook from award-winning food writer Hattie Ellis.  Jam-packed with 150 tasty, wholesome, family recipes, The One Pot Cook is a real feast of flavours. Winner of the 2013 Guild of Food writers Book of the Year as well as the 2013 Miriam Polunin Award for the Best Book on […]

Can you beat 1975? Steenbergs Oldest Spice Competition returns

March 4th, 2016

Following the success of last year’s Oldest Spice Competition, Steenbergs will once again be encouraging everyone to purge their store cupboards in March, in search of the UK’s oldest spice. Last year our winner was a jar of Sainsbury’s Pickling Spices from 1975 costing a mere 19p.  Throughout March Steenbergs is hoping to brush the […]

Fairtrade Saffron In Photos

March 3rd, 2016

It’s Fairtrade fortnight.  As part of this, I thought I would share some photos of our Iranian saffron being harvested.  Steenbergs Fairtrade saffron comes from the Arghavan Dasht Paeezan co-operative in Iran, and is picked and processed by hand. The saffron is harvested in autumn, when the weather is cold and humid enough for the flowers […]