Category Archives: food

Growing Your Own

As some of you may know, we like to grow our own fruit and veg her at Layhead, and June is usually pretty busy for us. Each year we have a plentiful supply of soft fruit from our well established … Continue reading

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National Roast Leg of Lamb Day.

Whether it is a celebration day from across the pond or not, I think Roast Leg of Lamb Day should be a definite day of celebration in the UK. After all, roast lamb is one of THE traditional roasts you … Continue reading

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A Story in Stone

Part of the wonderful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, and indeed around Layhead Farm Cottages, are the very impressive drystone walls.  Built predominantly as boundary walls and a way to keep the farm animals in, they stretch for miles around … Continue reading

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Easy to make Christmas Cake

It’s only two weeks until Christmas and if you’re a bit like me, short on time but still want to make some traditional Christmas fayre, here’s a really easy Christmas cake recipe that is made in one pot and poured … Continue reading

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5 Simple Tips for a Happy Holiday Cottage Christmas

Being away from home at Christmas can be great fun if planned correctly.  Here are 5 simple tips for a happy holiday cottage Christmas. Tip 1 – Most holiday cottages will already have Christmas decorations.  To make it a bit more … Continue reading

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Stir-up Sunday

There’s nothing nicer than a homemade Christmas pudding.  And there is nothing more fun than children getting involved in making it. Dating back to Victorian times in Britain, stir-up Sunday falls on the last Sunday before advent (the last Sunday … Continue reading

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Eggstraordinary Girls

There’s nothing nicer than a home produced bright yellow egg for breakfast, and my ‘girls’ do a wonderful job in providing Layhead guests with delicious fresh eggs. Sadly, hens don’t last forever and I am now down to ten hens, … Continue reading

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