For those of you thinking of taking one of our cooking courses, we’d like to introduce you to your cookery trainer, Milly Rees. Milly moved to Shropshire in 1997 and runs workshops and demonstrations incorporating inspirational Shropshire Hills recipes. Each Tuesday she will provide a recipe, cooking tip or introduce an ingredient which will hopefully fire your enthusiasm for cooking. See below our Shropshire Hills recipes.

Check out our events page for courses that you can take with her.


15/10/2019 – Shropshire Apple Chutney
A local apple chutney recipe from Milly to cook while you wait for Apple Day on the 20th.

08/10/2019 – Apple Pie with a Soft Crust
Less than two weeks until Apple Day here on the 20th and a recipe from Milly to get you in the mood.

01/10/2019 – Plum Sauce
Here is one for anyone with fruit still on the tree or in the freezer. I am sure you could use damsons so long as you strain out the pips before bottling. A Nigella recipe from her lovely domestic goddess book


24/09/2019 – Raspberry ripple tart
This is a rich and delicious way to use Autumn raspberries and makes a great celebration dessert for September birthdays.

17/09/2019 – Chicken flats
A delicious way to have some chicken thighs

10/09/2019 – Mussels in minutes
A special meal that can be created in a very short time.

03/09/2019 – Panzanella
One of my favourite salads to do with a glut of tomatoes.


27/08/2019 – Apricot and pistachio tart
I love pistachios and am always looking for more ways to use them, like this.

20/08/2019 – sunblushed tomatoes
Make your own ‘sunblushed’ tomatoes, a delicious treat

13/08/2018 – Turkey and lemongrass meatballs
A healthy and fresh meal for the season.

06/08/2019 – .Coriander Falafels
Another wonderful summer meal from Milly Rees


30/07/2019 – Beetroot Patties with tahini and sweet chilli sauce
My beetroot are now of a size to pick, here is something different to do with them instead of just pickling them.

23/07/2019 – Aubergine and green bean curry
A great curry to tempt your taste buds even in hot weather.

16/07/2019 – Stuffed courgette flowers
These are a delicious treat and make good use of the flowers.

09/07/2019 – Chilled Summer Kedgeree
As we stay on our summer theme, a cooling meal to have on a warm day.

2/07/2019 – Pickled Redcurrants
The pickle itself is quite sweet and spicy but the currants remain sour – ideal for mixing into a salad or jazzing cold cuts.


25/06/2019 – Summer fruit meringue roulade
This can be made with any seasonal fruit.

18/06/2019 – Pan fried trout
A most delicious starter for your next dining occasion.

11/06/2019 – Elderflower panna cotta
Move over cordial, champagne and fritters – make room for something a little different made with elderflower.

04/06/2019 – Easy Lemon Curd
Just in case you have a fete to bake for or a cricket tea coming up. Milly Rees has just done a layer cake for an anniversary.  Or maybe you just love lemon curd….


28/05/2019 – Chicken and chorizo casserole
Something simple for a busy half-term.

21/05/2019 – Rich Chocolate Fudge cake
Another Bank Holiday on the way – Here is a great cake for a gathering of friends or family – I’ve doubled the recipe in this picture in case anyone wonders about the sheer hugeness of it!

14/05/2019 – Iron Age Flatbread
In great demand to make at our stall at the Spring Ludlow Food Festival this weekend. Now you can also make it at home.

07/05/2019 – Asparagus and prawn stir fry
Something else to do with asparagus besides dip it in hollandaise sauce.

01/05/2019 – Ground elder pesto
From ‘Who or What am I?’ If you can’t beat it eat it! Ground elder in salads, soups – and pesto! PICK THE LEAVES BEFORE THE PLANT FLOWERS.


30/04/2019 – Parsley Falafels
Here is a wonderful recipe for the weather to hope to have.

23/04/2019 – Roman Libum
One of the recipes from last week’s Roman family cookery that was well received was Libum was a cheesecake sometimes offered to household spirits and sometimes to the household.

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