Brexit, Steenbergs and the future

June 26th, 2016

While I had been nervously expecting that Brexit result, it’s not until you hear it that the impact really hits you.  And while it remains a shock, we must look forward and deal with the additional risks that it throws at us, as well as seek out those opportunities that we have been told are […]

Enter our competition to win Esther Veerman’s new cookbook From Field & Moor + Steenbergs Spices

June 8th, 2016


Enter our competition to win a signed copy of Nadiya’s Kitchen

June 8th, 2016

North Yorkshire Nature Notes – May 2016

June 1st, 2016

  Spring sprung really late this year.  Today’s another bitterly cold day – overcast with a biting wind. The wisteria in our garden never really came out, so even by the second May bank holiday, only a few fronds were dangling down.  A real disappointment – normally there’s a full wall of deep purple and […]

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 […]