Freya, lover of food and family days out x

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Summer Bulgar Wheat Salad

Summer Bulgar Wheat Salad

This is my go to recipe that cooks in one pan, sits happily in the fridge and is perfect for those quick fridge raid lunches in the summer months. It's cheap, tasty and will pair with most things, feel free to add leftover chicken from your roast, sliced ham or as you see here - a dollop of hummus, pita and salad. The feta is optional but well worth it! Ingredients: 4oog Can/tin of Chickpeas 200g Tomatoes (cherry preferably) 1tsp Ground Cumin 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon 200g Bulgar Wheat 400ml chicken/veg stock 2 Tbsp Harissa Paste Parsley to garnish Method…
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Stroll on down to Filey Steampunk Weekend

Stroll on down to Filey Steampunk Weekend

Whether you're a Steampunk enthusiast or simply looking for a great day out, the long awaiting Filey Steampunk Festival returns on 14th & 15th May and promises a weekend of full of costumes, activities, music and great entertainment for all in the heart of Filey. Tea Duelling There's some truly unique experiences on offer, rides inside a real tank on the beach anyone? How about trying your hand at the tea duelling event? (that's testing your skills at biscuit dunking by the way) or perhaps you'd like to try burlesque lessons? O la la! Across the weekend street performers like…
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Top 5 Heavenly Cake Shops

Top 5 Heavenly Cake Shops

It's Friday... which means another Top 5 from the Team at LYC! As we begin to welcome some mild Spring weather, the sight of snowdrops and lighter nights usually has me reaching for the recipe books to bake up something to celebrate the turning of the seasons. This year has been a busy one already so instead, it feels only fitting to indulge in some of the fantastic cake shops we have across the Coast. Here's my Top 5 tea rooms from across the Yorkshire Coast if you feel like indulging yourself, too. The Yew Tree, Scalby The cake table,…
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Bake a Royal Cake

Bake a Royal Cake

The majestic Victoria Sponge. A cake popularised in Queen Victoria's reign and is still a classic today. Why not whip up this much-loved classic at home to kick off the Jubilee celebrations and put a smile on your face this March. Believed to be one of the favourites enjoyed by the Queen as part of her Afternoon Tea, this royal cake always delivers on flavour and simplicity. Although there are subtle variations between the fiercely guarded Women's Institute version or the recipe used by Her Majesty's Royal Chefs, for instance, the WI fill simply with raspberry jam, whilst the Queen prefers…
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The Ship Inn Sewerby, a Feast for the Senses

The Ship Inn Sewerby, a Feast for the Senses

As soon as I arrive in the car park and see the incredible view out to sea, I exhale and immediately feel relaxed. A squirrel bounces along in the small woodland in front of me, looking equally as happy, and I think yes, I'd be happy living here too. The grounds of The Ship Inn are spacious, yet when looking at the building, it still manages to feel welcoming and familiar. The place has a real feel of home, no doubt created by Charlie and Lou, who in the last 15 years have raised their family here and welcomed their…
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Indoor Fun for the Family this January

Indoor Fun for the Family this January

January can bring the worst of the weather, but there's still plenty of indoor family fun to be had across the Yorkshire Coast. After the excitement of the Christmas break, ideas on keeping the kids occupied can start to run a bit thin. So here are some ways that I keep my little ones entertained when the weather isn't kind - that don't cost you the earth either. I've provided a few examples here but be sure to check out your local village or town that may offer something closer to home. Swimming - Make a splash and visit one…
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Christmas Party & Cocktail’s Guide

Christmas Party & Cocktail’s Guide

As the Christmas party season is in full swing, let us help you take the hassle out of hosting with our top tips for Christmas Parties & Cocktails Guide. Preparation is key to prevent getting hot under the collar making your Glühwein (that's Mulled Wine to you and me) simply relax and read on, we've got you covered this Christmas. Before your guests arrive Ensure your guests know what to expect: There's nothing worse than serving casual nibbles when your guests are expecting a fine dining feast.  Be prepared: It's helpful to know what types of drinks your guests prefer and…
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Must Watch Christmas Movies

Must Watch Christmas Movies

The team here at LYC loves nothing more on these cold December nights than snuggling on the sofa under a blanket, next to a roaring fire, watching those classic must-watch Christmas movies that seem to get better every year. Whether you love an oldie like It's A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart or the hilarious antics of Will Ferrell in Elf! there's a heartwarming festive film for everyone (and if you HATE Christmas films like my husband, there's always Die Hard) Here's a rundown of our favourites to watch this year, have you seen them all? Home Alone Hilarious story…
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Christmas Food from across the Coast

Christmas Food from across the Coast

We're very lucky to have lot's of great food and drink producers and retailers here on the Yorkshire Coast. Here are just a few of our favourites for stocking up on those Christmas essentials this year, not to mention that you'll be shopping local and supporting our local business community too. Turkey: Redcliffe Farm Shop Redcliffe Farm is a supplier of John Wright Traditional Free Range Farm Fresh Christmas Turkeys which are a proper, old-fashioned breed that is matured slowly on grass to develop a succulent, fuller flavour. They are hand plucked and hung to create a great-tasting bird which…
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Top 10 Festive Family Fun

Top 10 Festive Family Fun

We've passed the mid-November point now, which can only mean one thing - it's full-on Christmas here at LYC!  Everyone loves visiting a Grotto at Christmas, but there's so much more to do with the family! Here's our Top 10 list of extra family fun going on in 2021 across the Yorkshire Coast. Whitby Winter Festival Whitby welcomes you to their first Winter Festival this year, where you can expect a buzzing Christmas market, a real ice rink, and dazzling displays. The Festival runs from 26th November to the end of March 2022. Booking your session on the ice rink…
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