Welcome to Stirring Stuff – My platform for sharing with you my recipes along with a few tips and thoughts on food and current food trends and issues. I am an energetic believer in home cooking and fresh food. I know, from my ten years of experience of teaching, that with a few skills and carefully written recipes everyone can put together a tasty meal.

Every day I am inspired by seasonal ingredients, local markets, foods and dishes that I have eaten when out and about and abroad. The recipes in this blog are all mine unless otherwise credited.

I spend a lot of time in Cumbria and in Argyll. Last year At Home in Cumbria, my first cookery book, was published. It is a compilation of over 120 delicious recipes including the artisan Cumbrian food producer stories that inspired them. It was written to raise funds for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland where I am a patron.

In 2019 I am planning to walk from Penrith to the West coast of Argyll and will bring you food stories from these travels and hopefully in time another cookery book.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy the recipes and writings here and please do contact me, I love to hear from people and to discuss food, food trends and issues.


Happy Cooking


At Home in Cumbria, A Recipe Book

At Home in Cumbria: A Recipe Book by Belinda Hill

The pages of this heartening and colourful book contain over 120 versatile and delicious recipes alongside the stories of the Cumbrian artisan food producers who inspired them. Written to support the twentieth anniversary of the work of Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland to which every penny that you pay for your copy is donated. Happy Cooking!




  1. Jim Aldridge says:

    Also sorry to hear you closed the school. I very much enjoyed the sessions. I am looking for a carvery/butchery day course for my son in law. Any suggestions please, he lives near Guildford?


    • Belinda says:

      Thanks Fran, Yes I miss the school too and I am very much hoping that this site will fill the gap. I am planning on posting the favourite recipes from the cookery school courses as well as my ongoing ideas as they arise. There will be some teaching videos too once I have plucked up the courage to stand in front of a camera! Do let me know if there are any recipes or foods that you want to know more about and I will see what I can do. Best Wishes, Belinda


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