Day Three: Eating to a Size Sheffield
06 July 2011
Today I ate:
Sheffield Honey buttered toast served with Yee Kwan ice cream – ‘Turkish Delight’. Yes. No joke, I did have ice cream for breakfast!
2 inch-thick white bread with crust edge (bread made by PJ taste)
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp Sheffield Honey
1 scoop of Yee Kwan ice cream
Preheat the oven to 360 degree F. Place bread, crust edge down, on a cutting board. Cut the inner bread along the crust and cut it into cubes. Spread butter (from OCM farm shop) on top of the bread. Put it in the oven and bake for about 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve it on a plate with Sheffield Honey and Yee Kwan ice cream on top. This brekkie dessert recipe is really nice but you may just want half and save the rest for lunchtime? (but then, who does halves anyway!?) Nice!
Yee Kwan makes sorbets and ice cream inspired by Far Eastern recipes; including black sesame, lychee, ginger and green tea. It was great to finally meet Yee earlier in the week to pick up my delights – it’s always good to put a face to all that artisan crafted ice cream. Although Yee Kwan’s only been producing ice cream for about 18 months she is already supplying the high class chain Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and Manchester Foodmarkets but closer to home you’ll find Yee’s interesting range of ice cream in restaurants and bars across the city including Lokanta, Noodle Inn and Sushi Express. Take it from me, the product is excellent; I’m a big fan and was delighted when Yee said she’d feed me for the week! :)
The Sheffield Honey Company are producers of premium quality local honey and beeswax products. When I first stumbled across Sheffield Honey, I was really puzzled as to which type of Honey to have – what were the differences and could I really tell the difference in taste between a Blossom, Heather or Soft Set? (If I was being honest, I wasn’t sure what the three types really were )…..and so I asked for HELP!
For those who are curious too. Take a read and become ‘a bit of a’ Honey Connoisseur.
Soft Set honey tends to be poly-floral being sourced from many types of flowers, allowed to crystalise (fine) and has a sweet honey flavour.
Heather honey is a mono-floral honey crop sourced from the heather moors in August, its taste is smooth and rich, and is highly aromatic!
Blossom honey is also poly-floral but is an early seasons honey, its runny and mild and great on cereal, toast and perfect for cooking.
Smoked tofu with wheatfree noodles, coriander and salad. Homemade by PJ Taste on Glossop Road served with a huge glass of with a PJ Taste Milk Shake – shakes made with vanilla, chocolate or strawberry Our Cow Molly ice cream and milk.
Tender Coppice House Farm’s chicken breast stuffed with Yorkshire cheddar, mustard and chopped parsley (parsley from PJs allotment) mixed with Sheffield honey and salt for taste, wrapped in smoked Moss Valley bacon resting on a bed of creamy mash potato and accompanied by stir-fried mushrooms and onions (all bought in Sheffield’s Castle market).
I was also lucky to be delivered a special Lorna’s Heavenlies cakes box today – I’ve been waiting for this all week! (and I must say, when that cake lid box opened, I was indeed grinning from ear-to-ear). Lorna’s Heavenlies baked treats are definitely one of the main highlights in my Sheffield food week challenge. Many of her baked goodies are gluten free dairy free and/or vegan, made from top quality ingredients and she uses as much Sheffield produce as she can including Sheffield Honey…a big thanks to Lorna for feeding me this week.
Drinks: Cafeology hot chocolate and coffee, Busters Coffee and Sheffield tea from TeaBox – all served with Our Cow Molly milk.
I’m currently finding that my food menu plan (so far) lacks in bread and baked goods, which are foods I tend to eat on a daily basis if I was on my non-Sheffield diet, and I think that the absence of this food group has been making me feel really tired or constantly snacking and craving for sweet treats? Well, now I have a box of Lorna’s who needs that Bounty bar!? But tomorrow’s menu should satisfy my carbohydrates addiction – there’s fritters for breakfast, cheese toasties for lunch and homemade burgers for dinner!
Finally, remember you’ll be able to find Lorna’s Heavenlies up at the at the Producers Market on Fargate from 8th July to 10th July and if you wear a Missie Cindz badge (show your badge to Lorna) and receive a straight forward 10% off the Orange and Sheffield Honey slice (top left) and chai latte cupcake (top right)…dig in! A very limited edition of Missie Cindz badges are still available – collect your badge TODAY from PJ taste at 249 Glossop Road or at PJ taste@Site Canteen, the Rutland Arms (@RutlandArms) on Brown ST or Sushi Express (@sushiexpressuk) on Milton ST.
There will also be the much talked about Sheffield Food Showcase on Fargate from 8th July to 10th July where you will be able to find Our Cow Molly, Moss Valley Fine Meats, Sheffield Honey, Catherine’s Choice, PJ Taste, Cat Lane Bakery, Tea Box and Fancie – I’m so lucky to have almost all these food producers involved in my Sheffield Food Challenge week so please make sure you pop down and say hello if you’re in the City.
Feel free to download and read my Sheffield Food Week’s full Menu Plan.
Why not even eat along with me too? – Let the food challenge continue…bring on Day 4! – Cindy/Missie :)