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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Pintura, Leeds
They have 52 different gins on the menu in the cellar bar of Pintura, a sprawling place on the edge of Trinity shopping centre, just behind Whitelocks. The night we were there their chalkboard claimed another 35 more.  I like a gin and tonic but...
7 February 2016
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Zucco, Leeds
5 February 2016
Whitby Deli , Whitby
20 January 2016

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B&B review: Hunters Hill , Sinnington, North Yorks
Drive through the pretty village and up the hill to find this elegant old farmhouse, dripping with wisteria in the summer. I'm not going to pretend it's boutique - actually it's about as far from boutique as it's possible to get. In fact it's unasham...
21 January 2016
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Grassington House Hotel, Grassington
16 January 2016
Dotty's Vintage B&B , Staithes
20 November 2015

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BBC Good Food Show
The popular BBC Good Food Show Spring takes place at Harrogate International Conference Centre (HIC)  8-10 April. It has a celebrity line up of Paul Hollywood, Tom Kerridge, Michel Roux Jr. and the Hairy Bikers. Take your pick according to taste. Th...
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Places to Go Things to Do

Lordstones Country Park
Walking the Coast to Coast or the Cleveland Way or just walking, the Lordstones is a great spot to stop for refuelling, shopping and even camping in one of their timber camping pods.
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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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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

Sandsend Cheese
So what do you do when the kids have left home and you find yourself with time on your hands? Bridge? Pilates? Knitting? No such gentle pastimes for Elizabeth Snowden. She arrived home one day and announced she was going to start looking for premises and make a dairy...
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