Cooking and Dining

  • Valentine's Day at home 💕

    Valentine's Day at Home With Valentine's Day fast approaching, love is definitely in the air.  With the day of love falling on a Friday this year, it is the perfect excuse to cosy up with your loved on. Here at Leekes we have everything you need to make it an extra special night for two.  Take time out by snuggling up on the sofa with a film. Whether there is one that has been on your list to watch for a while or you are taking a walk down memory lane with an old favourite, what better way to…

  • Helping you find your dream home with Llanmoor Homes. 🏡

    The team at Leekes are delighted to announce our new partnership with fellow family owned business Llanmoor Homes. We are working together to help create beautiful homes and interiors across the South Wales region starting with our first collaboration  at Llanmoor Homes latest development, Bedwellty Field, located just off the A4049 on Pengam Road, Aberbargoed. The site comprises of 55 two, three and four bedroom homes and includes 12 of their most popular house types. There are also three open…

  • The year we fight back 💪💚

    Leekes are joining the rest of the world in the fightback of the climate war, and we hope you can join us. Help the environment from home, it's easier than you think! Don't feel discouraged or overwhelmed by the environmental issues we are facing in 2020. Let's help the environment together. We have decided as a company to stop selling bags for life in a bid to help reduce plastic waste... but we need your help. As an alternative, why not grab a friendly member of staff to help you carry your…

  • National Cupcake Day 2019

    Another National food day is here and this time it's National Cupcake Day. On the 13th June 2019, people, cafes and institutions around the UK will be baking a range of cupcakes to help raise funds for Alzheimer's Society and the fight against Dementia. You can show your support by joining in and baking or simply buying cupcakes to enjoy. It is an easy way to raise money for important research into a disease that so many people are affected by. National Cupcake Day has been a successful event for…

  • National Fish & Chips Day 2019

    The nation's favourite dish, Fish & Chips, is so iconic it's been recognised with its own National Day to be celebrated each year! Taking place on the first Friday in June, this year on the 7th, the celebration of this quintessentially British dish is supported by retailers, pubs and restaurants, fishermen and farmers and of course fish & chips shops across Britain. The aim of the dish having its own day is to give it the recognition it deserves whilst maintaining its prominence as the nation's…

  • Le Creuset Cooking Day

    Recently our Kitchen and Tableware buying team, Chloe and Lawren, had the pleasure of taking part in a cookery day hosted by Le Creuset. Known for their cookware and bakeware ranges, Le Creuset hosted the event with one of their chefs to showcase how their products can be used to make delicious dishes. Our team were shown how to make various sweet and savoury recipes, which they have gone on to make multiple times at home so they must be good! Read on to see what they got up to and learn some of…

  • National BBQ Week

    National BBQ week is fast approaching and is happening for an amazing 23rd time! From the 27th May to 2nd June households, pubs, restaurants and everyone in between will be encouraged to dust off their barbeques and embrace outdoor cooking. This week is not just about enjoying delicious bbq food, but also about spending quality time with your family and friends. To make sure you are ready and prepared for the week-long event we have created a quick list of the must-have items. Our recent post about…

  • Summer Dining - Ideas and Solutions

    Who doesn't love being able to eat and drink outside during the summer months? We know the lovely British weather isn't always blue skies and blazing sun, but that doesn't have to stop your al fresco experience. Whether you're wanting to relax outside in the day, or host parties in the evening, we have come up with the best ideas and solutions for outdoor dining. Furniture It sounds obvious but investing in a good garden furniture set will make outdoor dining 100 times easier and a lot more comfortable.…

  • BBQ Technology with Weber

    With so many types of barbeque out there, with different ranges of technology, it can be difficult to know which one to go for.  Weber has a whole range of barbeques, so whether you are a bbq professional or a complete newbie, read on to find the right one for you.   Charcoal Charcoal barbeques are normally seen as the traditional and cheaper option to cook your food. The charcoal gives a lovely smokey flavour, as long as you leave the lid on! Rule number one from Weber is to cook with the…

  • Weber Cookery Course

    Recently we had the pleasure of hosting a cooking course in our Llantrisant store, showcasing all Weber barbeque products. Hosted by American chef Shane who was trained by Le Cordon Bleu school in San Francisco, members of the public were treated to a 3-hour interactive course where they learnt how to make 7 separate dishes, all on BBQs. Here, we have highlighted the main tips and tools needed to recreate these recipes so you can make them yourself at home. First, you need to know the 3 Golden…

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