Archive for August, 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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lamb day

I am becoming aware how little lamb is bought and cooked by anyone under 30. What a shame! At this rate, lamb cooking in the UK will die out so that my grandchildren’s generation will not know the joys of a roast shoulder or how delicious a...

by Milly on August 17th, 2017
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recipes for baking

A mini baking workshop here at Bank Cottage for two delightful youngsters. They both love to bake but wanted some recipes that they could manage to replicate at home with confidence.   Classic Chocolate Cake   275g salted butter, softened 275g light brown sugar 75g...

by Milly on August 17th, 2017
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