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Yorkshire Pub review: Cap & Collar , Saltaire
I was pottering around the excellent Saltaire Arts Trail and someone thrust a flyer into my hand encouraging me to visit the Cap & Collar. Never one to turn down the prospect of a good pint, off I trotted, finally finding this minute bar up ...
13 June 2016
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Iberica, Leeds
30 May 2016
Schoolrooms, Low Bradfield
22 April 2016

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B&B review: Tigh an Dochais, Isle of Skye
We have recently strayed beyond Yorkshire to the far reaches of Scotland and can heartily recommend this very excellent B & B on the Isle of Skye. Run by Yorkshireman Neil Hope, it is an architect-designed gem overlooking Broadford Bay and it&rsq...
30 May 2016
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Clitherow Cottage, Hotham, Yorkshire Wolds
6 April 2016
Atelier 22, York
21 March 2016

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Smoked Salmon & Lemon Risotto
Risotto is made from special short grain rice such Arborio or Carnaroli which release their starch during cooking to give the dish a creamy, semi liquid consistency. It takes about 20 minutes to cook. The more it is stirred during cooking, the cream...
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The North York Moors and Dales
Enjoy this short film about the beautiful North York Moors and Dales and then book one of our special places to stay.
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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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