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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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vegetarian weekend menu

Friday Supper – Dinner to be delivered late afternoon so that your guests can cater for themselves at times that suit them. The hot dishes will be in foil oven dishes with salads and breads to accompany the meal. Instructions for reheating together with details...

by Milly on February 17th, 2019
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June Menu

Menu for Saturday June 29th The Bringewood 7.30pm 20 guests Starters Summer herb and cashew nut pots with sweet chilli dressing Scallop and rocket salad with balsamic glaze Double baked goats cheese soufflé with roast beetroot home-made breads and toasts Main Course Shropshire sirloin steak...

by Milly on February 17th, 2019
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January menu

  Sample Menu for January 2019 Please note that all my menus are individually designed but this should give you an idea! Starters Crab and coriander patties with sweet chilli sauce Sticky duck salad with pear and walnuts Smooth free-range chicken liver pate with white...

by Milly on November 7th, 2018
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cookery workshops

I love my workshops! I always come away thinking it was time well spent. Thanks to Ludlow Food Festival for their funding of a course of six cookery sessions at Shrppshire Hills Discovery Centre. My own daughter took part this time so if nothing else,...

by Milly on March 29th, 2018
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puddings to please

Here is a random and varied selection of  sweet treats – some for friends, some for family and some for paying customers

by Milly on March 1st, 2018
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May buffet

Buffet Menu for May 2018 20 guests   Main Dishes Cold Dishes £4.00 per head Coronation Chicken Medium rare roast sirloin with horseradish cream and pickles Honey glazed ham with mustard and pickles Traditional long pork pie with mustard and pickles Main Hot Dishes  £4.00...

by Milly on March 1st, 2018
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May Sunday Lunch 2018

Menu for Sunday lunch in May    14 guests   1.30 pm   Main Course Boned, rolled and roast free range chicken with pancetta and Spring herb stuffing and chipolatas served with cider gravy Side dishes to include Roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese and Yorkshire puddings Puddings...

by Milly on March 1st, 2018
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April Menu 2018

Menu for April 2018 Dinner for 14  7.30pm   Starters Double baked goats cheese soufflés with roast apple and leek Warm salad of roast fennel, asparagus and aubergine with cashew cream and  lime and sweet chilli dressing (vegan) Pate of locally smoked trout home-made breads...

by Milly on March 1st, 2018
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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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