Cooking

  • Valentines Day Ideas

    With the day of love falling on a Thursday this year, you may be tempted to celebrate a day late. But here at Leekes we've thought about everything you need to make it an extra special night in instead. If you're struggling with a way to melt the heart of your loved one, we've put together a few simple yet thoughtful ideas that won't break the bank. For a classic way to show you care, why not surprise your partner with breakfast in bed? Nothing quite beats waking up to the smell of coffee and…

  • AEG Live at Leekes Llantrisant

    Discover how you can take taste further at home with AEG this January. If your New Year's resolution is to improve upon your home cooking, or simply to cook more often, come and join us at Leekes Llantrisant on Saturday 5th January for in-store demonstrations from our AEG expert - Penny Rumford. The fun and informative day will involve live cooking demonstrations featuring a selection of recipes from Penny, including the following: Sundried Tomato Bruschetta Bacon and Onion Mini Quiches Cheese…

  • Seasonal Bites- July

    With Summer in full swing, enjoy experimenting in the kitchen with these beautiful produces and whip up some tasty dishes for you and your loved ones to devour together. Vegetables Artichoke- Perfect for salads, artichokes are packed with fiber that can help lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Aubergines- An excellent source of fibre, aubergines are also the perfect substitute for meat when you're having a BBQ. Simply roast or grill thick slices of this vegetable and marinate with some…

  • Seasonal Bites- June

    As we make the transition from Spring to Summer, now is the best time to eat fresh, local produce. Follow our handy list below to incorporate these seasonal bites into your meals. Vegetables Broad Beans- Not only are broad beans an excellent source of protein and fibre- they are also delicious. Add them to salads and as an accompanying side to a Sunday roast to really get their benefits. Mangetout- Perfect to throw into stir-fry's when you want to add that extra crunch, mangetout's can also be…

  • National Burger Day: 23rd of August

    National Burger Day celebrations will be kicking off on 23rd August so why not celebrate this delicious day in all its glory by gathering your loved ones together? History Of Burger Day Burger Day was established by Mr Hyde here in the UK to celebrate the glories of this perfect meal. Burgers are believed to have been invented in Hamburg, Germany as the ground beef used was considered a waste product, and the leftovers of the prime cuts were then sold off on the cheap. However, premium ground…

  • Valentine's Day Dining

    With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, love is definitely in the air. Here at Leekes we know the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! If you are looking for an extra special way to show how much they mean to you this year, then why not treat them to something delicious. For a classic way to show you care, why not surprise someone with breakfast in bed? Nothing quite beats waking up to the smell of coffee and melting butter on crunchy toast. For the ideal way to serve up in style,…

  • Take Taste Further with AEG at Leekes

    With the new year comes new aspirations and goals. If you’ve resolved to better your culinary skills this season, visit Leekes Llantrisant on Saturday 27th January for in store demonstrations from the experts at AEG. This fun and informative day will involve live cooking demonstration featuring a selection of recipes from the AEG Take Taste On The Road event including: Bruschetta Mini Quiches Tartlets Brochette Rocky Road Cakes and Scones The day will provide you with helpful cooking hints…

  • An Introduction to Induction Cooking

    Nothing beats sitting down to a home cooked meal, or tucking into a freshly bake cake. Here at Leekes we know that the kitchen is the heart of the home and it is where your family are at their happiest. If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen with your loved ones, then it is likely that safety is something that is constantly on your mind. Hot pans and naked flames can make the kitchen a dangerous place, but what if you learnt that this is all a thing of the past? Introducing induction cooking. Offering…

  • Spring Kitchen Essentials

    The warmer weather of spring makes it the ideal season for friends, family and food! If you are longing for picnics, parties and everything in between, at Leekes you’ll find everything you need to serve up a storm this season. Find our top ten spring cooking essentials below to get you started: GreenPan Venice Pro - When the weather is warm you don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen. The GreenPan Venice Pro collection is perfect for everyday use and makes light work of cleaning! Wham…

  • Turkey Leftovers

    With the big day now just three days away your thoughts may be turning to the most anticipated dinner of the year. When it comes to Christmas there are bound to be leftovers. But waste not, want not - find our favourite leftover turkey recipes below, to make sure you are getting the most out of your festive meat this year. Fresh Turkey Salad If you are still stuffed from the almighty feast the day before, why not use your leftovers to create the perfect seasonal salad? Ideal for a health boxing…

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