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Yorkshire Cafe review: Schoolrooms, Low Bradfield
Cursing the 'road closed' sign at the Ladybower end of the Strines moors I petulantly followed the diversion, which turned out to be an absolute revelation. Sometimes fate takes your hand and leads you to special places. You've probably all been to B...
22 April 2016
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Bear cafe-bar , Todmorden
2 April 2016
Crathorne Arms, Crathorne
26 March 2016

Stay Yorkshire

Self-Catering review: Clitherow Cottage, Hotham, Yorkshire Wolds
The Wolds. A stunning part of Yorkshire and chronically under-visited despite the Hockney Factor. There are many reasons to go and Tor Carver’s wonderful cottages are just two of them. Positioned at the edge of rolling parkland on the edge of t...
6 April 2016
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Atelier 22, York
21 March 2016
Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
12 March 2016

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Pink Lady Food Photography
From time to time our chum Joan Ransley contributes to Squidbeak with a delicious recipe accompanied by one of her fabulous photos; she's largely self-taught so is obviously brimming over with natural talent. It's not just us that thinks so; she's wo...
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Courtyard Dairy Settle
A cheese counter, carved out of an old barn conversion in the heart of Ribblesdale, packed with 30 artisan cheeses, nurtured and matured by cheese affineur Andy Swinscoe.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Salmon, Quinoa and crispy potato salad
One in ten people suffer with a sensitive gut and experience symptoms of pain and bloating but with a bit of careful dietary management symptoms can be managed well. This recipe is great because it does not contain any of the foods which we know trigger symptoms in most people such as the white part of onion...
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Yorkshire Rhubarb
There's nothing quite like it in agriculture, the low wooden forcing sheds of Yorkshire rhubarb growers are quiet, warm and dark ....
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