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 […]

A Little Expansion – Our New Unit

February 27th, 2016

It’s still early on, but in January – after many twists and turns – we managed to take on an extra unit at Barker Business Park, just outside of Ripon.  Unit 11 is just across the close from our current unit at 6 Hallikeld Close, which we are keeping. But it’s been empty for years […]

Your chance to win one of three One Pot cookbooks by Hattie Ellis

February 22nd, 2016

Enter for the chance to win a signed copy of Henrietta Inman’s Clean Cakes cookbook and Steenbergs goodies

February 22nd, 2016

Time for Tea with Henrietta Inman

February 18th, 2016

Time for Tea – our regular chat with a fellow foodie. This month we’re delighted to chat to Henrietta Inman, who celebrates the publishing of her fabulous new cookbook Clean Cakes on Thursday 18th February. For some of her delicious recipes try her Chocolate & Hazelnut Torte with Honey Praline Ganache or the Rhubarb & […]