Archive for May, 2017

  • My name is Melissa Rees. Originally from Suffolk, I met my husband Jeremy while living in Brixton. We moved to Shropshire in 1997 and have 3 daughters and a young son. Of course I love to cook but I wouldn’t be happy to be without writing, planting and reading.
  • "Hi Melissa, My friends and I want to thank you so much for your wonderful meal. We all thoroughly enjoyed your splendid food and were so impressed by how you managed it all so wonderfully and unobtrusively. It was also so kind of you to help our stranded friend while cooking for 25 simultaneously!! We couldn’t recommend you highly enough; a business like yours deserves to succeed. We had high expectations and you didn’t disappoint. Warm regards June"

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souffles and mussels

My year of teaching at Telford is coming to an end and I shall miss my students very much. My goodness they have really raised their game and it is so good to see how much they have learned about balancing flavours, using herbs and...

by Milly on May 23rd, 2017
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example of October dinner

Example of October dinner party for 8 guests   Starters Butter-fried scallops with caramelised apple, hazelnuts and pancetta Sticky roast duck salad with fennel and grapes home-made breads   Main Course Local fillet of beef with wild mushroom sauce Rack of Shropshire lamb with honey,...

by Milly on May 23rd, 2017
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Example of a July dinner party

  Example of a July menu Family celebration dinner 20 guests   Starters Local goats cheese double-baked souffle with roast beetroot salad Crab and watercress pastries with lemon hollandaise Free-range chicken liver parfait with white wine and thyme home-made breads and toasts   Main Course...

by Milly on May 23rd, 2017
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