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  • 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…

  • Weber BBQ Demonstrations

    Get inspired and become a BBQ expert with the Weber Cooking Course. After recently taking place in our Llantrisant store, the event is back, this time in Cross Hands and Melksham. Learn how to master different types of Weber barbeques whilst learning how to make delicious BBQ recipes, ranging from snacks to main meals. Sounds tempting? We know. Here's all the info you need: The next event will be held in our Cross Hands Store, 1st June 13:00 - 16:00. The following week, on the 7th June our Melksham…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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