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  • 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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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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Menu for May 2017

  Menu for Saturday May 13th 7.30pm   Starters   Shropshire asparagus mille feuilles with lemon hollandaise Twice baked goats cheese and sweet leek souffles Free-range chicken liver parfait with white wine and thyme home-made breads and toasts   Main Course Shropshire fillet of beef...

by Milly on March 19th, 2017
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Quince

@millysmenus suggests you try an ingredient – quince. It really cuts through the pork. No runcible spoon required. https://t.co/fcnka6THSp pic.twitter.com/D0PFbg4mCg — ShropsHills DC (@SH_DiscoveryCen) November 22, 2016

by Milly on November 22nd, 2016
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november recipe

Yesterday's cold wind makes this recipe from @millysmenus really hit the spot – a warming bean casserole, Caponata. https://t.co/fcnka6THSp pic.twitter.com/xDghrBCJrd — ShropsHills DC (@SH_DiscoveryCen) November 8, 2016

by Milly on November 15th, 2016
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weekly recipes

Butterscotch Angel Delight, a guilty pleasure for many, @millysmenus too. Here's more grown up version, yum https://t.co/AHBPhN2nRO pic.twitter.com/fhxkTxzBJc — ShropsHills DC (@SH_DiscoveryCen) November 15, 2016

by Milly on November 15th, 2016
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October menu

Menu for Saturday October 22nd 2016 The Laurels – 8 guests 7.30/ 8.00 pm Starters Local goats cheese soufflés with sweet tomato relish Smoked trout pate with horseradish and herb cream  with salad and home-made breads Main Course Beef Wellingtons with field mushrooms and wine...

by Milly on October 9th, 2016
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