Knutsford Market Hall, Silk Mill Street, Knutsford WA16 6DF
Phone: 07979155605

Category: December

A delicious warming soup, perfect for a simple and quick meal, serve with crusty bread.


Serves 6


2 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon of vegetable Oil

1 onion chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2cm piece of ginger, chopped

1 chilli deseeded and chopped, or chilli flakes

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

1 carrot, chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 leek, chopped

4/5 parsnips peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons of fresh chopped coriander

900ml veg or chicken stock read more

Read more

The key to a successful and stress-free Christmas dinner (or any other dinner) is in the planning.  You don’t want to be rushing around at the last minute on Christmas day, so the key is in preparing in advance.  Work out what you are going to eat on the day and discuss any specific dietary requirements in advance.  Plan your menu and pre-order any items in advance – such as turkey (make sure it fits in your oven!) or vegetable boxes.

Prepare vegetables in advance – this can be done the day before, peel, dice and chop vegetables and leave in cold water in the fridge.  Alternatively, some dishes can be made in advance and frozen. read more

Read more

This dish is fabulous with any meal but is also great with a Christmas dinner, it can be prepared in advance and put in the fridge beforehand, leaving more time for opening Christmas presents!!


Serves 6


2 red onion, peeled and quartered

1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chopped into 2cm pieces

2 parnsips, peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces

4/6 carrots, peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces

3 beetroot peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces

Mixed herbs or fresh herbs such as parsley and thyme read more

Read more

It’s that time of year when we all look forward to taking a break and spending some time with our friends and families. It’s also an expensive time of year, with gifts being purchased in preparation for Christmas Day. One of the ways to reduce your costs when having a large gathering is to cook foods that are in season.

This month we have a variety of traditional fruit including Apples, Pears, Cranberries and Clementines.

On the vegetable front we have Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Swede, Turnips, and Watercress. read more

Read more