Category Archives: food

Getting to the root of soup

It’s still that time of year when we need to be wrapped up warm and have an urge to eat heart warming food. Here’s how to make the most of seasonal carrot into a perfect soup. 1 tbsp vegetable oil … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Creative, food, fun, Gardening, Veggies, winter | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebration of life day

We’re slightly late with this post but hey, we still think it’s worth writing about. Did you know that Tuesday 22nd January was ‘Celebration of Life Day’? This day is about truly appreciating our children and grandchildren.  Some of us … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Cooking, Family, food, fun | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in food, fun, holiday cottage, Veggies, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cooking, cottages, food, holiday cottage, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in cottages, food, holiday cottage, walking, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in cottages, food, holiday cottage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in art, cottages, food, fun, holiday cottage, walking, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment