Yelvertoft mum's latest from The Countryside Kitchen

Hello, I’m Milly Fyfe, mum of two boys and farmer's wife, based on our livestock and arable farm in Yelvertoft.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 11:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 11:22 am
Milly supports Great British Beef Week.

I’ve a real passion for growing food and cooking delicious meals the whole family can enjoy. That’s why I created a food blog and Facebook page called No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents to share recipe ideas, local ingredient suggestions as well as focus on food producers, providing a connection between the food produced in the UK and how to make quick and easy meals.

You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram @NoFussMealsForBusyParents or the website is:

From April 23rd – April 30 I’ll be celebrating Great British Beef Week on my food blog by featuring easy to prepare beef dishes as well as shining a light on beef producers from across the country.

Supporters of Great British Beef Week outside the farm shop.

Ladies in Beef are the driving force behind the campaign, created by Minette Batters and Jilly Greed, two passionate women on a mission to promote all that is great about the British Beef industry.

What’s more, farming charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution will benefit from any proceeds raised through the campaign.

If you want to pick up some delicious, locally produced beef, look no further than Noborough Lodge Farm shop at Brockhall, just outside of Daventry. Run by the Elliott Family, they rear their own native breed of cattle on farm, including Aberdeen Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Hereford and South Devon.

The Elliot family have been farmers and butchers in Northamptonshire for over 100 years and in June 2020, during the height of the pandemic, made the brave move to open a new farm shop to the public.

When it comes to provenance and a short supply traceable supply chain, look no further than Noborough Lodge Farm Shop.

Here is a quick, simple, no fuss ‘Beef Week’ recipe for you to have a go at:


You will need:

500g diced stewing beef

3 carrots

1 pepper

1 tbsp of Chinese five spice

1 onion

clove of garlic

1 beef stock cube

carton of tomato passata


Fry the stewing beef in a casserole pot on the hob in rapeseed oil until the meat starts to brown

Add 1 chopped onion and the garlic and stir

Add 1 tbsp of Chinese five spice and beef stock cube and stir

Add chopped carrots and peppers to the pot

Add the carton of tomato passata and stir

Place the lid on the casserole pot and place in a slow oven for 4-5hrs at 110c

You can also make this dish in a slow cooker.

Serve with rice

This dish is so quick and simple, which can be prepared in the morning and enjoyed at tea time. It makes my kitchen smell wonderful and there are always clean plates after my boy’s tuck into this beefy dish.

I’ve produced a short video on my food blog with a step by step guide of how to make Chinese One pot Beef. Visit @NoFussMealsForBusyParents during Beef Week to watch and let me know if you have a go!