Andrew Caulfield, head chef at Waterhead
Often when one is planning what to make for a dinner party, or even just a large family meal, the two main considerations are not being stuck in the kitchen all evening whilst your guests are enjoying themselves and not breaking the bank when it comes to ingredients.
Andrew Caulfield, head chef at Waterhead has come up with the following recipe which would make a perfect starter for any occasion, especially when you are catering for a large number of people. Not only can the whole dish be prepared well in advance, leaving you time to socialise with your guests, but also the main ingredients, ox cheek and onions, are relatively inexpensive, and make for an incredibly tasty dish. This recipe makes twelve portions. (more…)
The Autumn and Winter Lake District Film and Photography competition came to a close on the 28th February 2011. The competition received over 500 high quality and unique video and photo entries. They were submitted by contributors of varied abilities, making it such a difficult task for Simon Berry, the Chairman and Managing Director of English Lakes to judge. We were looking for films and photography that best portrayed aspects of the Lake District, with this competition focusing on autumn and winter.
The winning film was submitted by Andrew Mason. It is a short video showing a family holiday at Rawfell in the Langdale valley. The video is cleverly edited together similar to a film trailer and really caught the judge’s eye.
The winning photo was submitted by Graeme Nicholson. It features a sheep standing by a tree looking out at the surrounding Lake District scenery. Simon Berry commented “with so many great pictures to choose from this was a really hard decision; however I just loved this shot. The sheep is almost saying: I live in the most glorious corner of England, why not come and visit me?”
Both winners of the Autumn and Winter Film and Photography competition have won a two night break at their choice of English Lakes luxury property, inclusive of dinner on the first night.
Simon Berry says: “When we created this competition we wanted to create a site that would help show off some of the fantastic views and attractions around the Lake District. Many people already make short films and take photos of their visit to the Lakes and this site serves as a showcase to show what they’ve been doing, as well as giving potential visitors the chance to see what’s on offer.” All entries submitted will be showcased on our site for all to see.
As a result of the success of our previous competitions, once again we will be inviting photography entries for a Spring and Summer 2011 competition. Further details on the new competition will be published shortly.
Every winter the team at the Watersports Centre take all of the boats, based at Low Wood Bay Marina, out of the Lake and store them on dry land for maintenance. It is always a sure sign that Summer is on its way when the crane returns to lift the boats back into Windermere once more.
This morning we took a camera down to the marina to film some of the boats going back into the water.
Low Wood Watersports Centre, with its extensive range of equipment and an inspiring setting against a backdrop of the Lakeland fells is a great location for getting out on the water. They offer a wide variety of watersports instruction and boat hire suitable for all ages and abilities. To find out more about Low Wood Bay Watersports & Marina see englishlakes.co.uk.