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at The Cud Life

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Welcome to Cooking Fantastic

at The Cud Life

We have designed this site to be unique like our shop and where you can find recipes, information, tips and ideas as well as products. And, of course, you can still purchase any of our products; all we ask is that you email or call us so we can ensure you get the right product at the right price. Your item will then be posted out to you on the same day.

Our mantra is Tried, Trusted, Tested – not only by ourselves, but by our suppliers and customers as well. We always listen to feedback and if we find a supplier is not living up to expectations, we will reconsider ordering from them in future, as we believe honesty is the best policy and trust has to be earned.

Good feedback is what we always strive for.

Tried, Tested, Trusted

About Cooking Fantastic

Having built up a solid reputation and a loyal following of customers in our old home on the High Street Knaresborough, Cooking Fantastic has now relocated to our farm in Killinghall. 


We are now pleased to have everything under one umbrella at THE CUD LIFE at Spruisty Hall Farm. 

Cottages, Camping, Cookware and Coffeeshop! 

We are still an ‘Aladdins Cave’ of fantastic quality and value cookware products not to mention fabulous gifts for every occasion. We still have everything from potato peelers and pans to pickling jars and pressure cookers!

Where possible products are sourced and made in the UK, including the ever popular Silverwoods bakeware range and lots of cake decorating equipment. We still source new products all the time. 

We will still hire lots of things out from cake tins to fish poachers, offer honest advice and have lots of fun along the way.

Take Home Meals

As well as our own soups and apple pies (frozen to reheat at home), Acorn Organic Milk and Free Range Eggs, we have now started stocking Kendall's Sausage and Bacon along with a few of their delicious readymeals and also some from Simply Suppers.

Kendall's at Cooking Fantastic

We are delighted to let you know that we have now officially started our new venture with Kendalls Farm Butchers in Pateley Bridge.

You can also now order ANY meat or fish or pies from Kendall's to be delivered to us Tuesday to Saturday which we are REALLY excited about!! Mmmmm, constant supply of pork pies.

Orders can be placed up to 5pm the day before collection with us (01423 565855) or Kendall's (01423 711342)

We are open Tuesday to Saturday 1.30 - 5.30pm for collection and a piece cake, of course, while you come to pick them up oh and roasting tins to cook the meat in and plates to eat them off and fantastic knives to bone the fish with and cutlery to eat it all with and pans to heat the veg in and bowls to eat the soup from and serving dishes to serve and tablecloths and fish bone tweezers and carving boards (I'd best stop there - you get the gist!)

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We Are Unique


Well, let's face it....... we are!  We are not the average run-of-the-mill, cookshop selling a load of expensive products. 

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Retro Style

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 Tobs breadbin £24.99
biscuit tin
Tobs biscuit tin  £8.99
(doggy biscuits recipe- here!)

Words of Wisdom

Question: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?

pumpAnswer: Pumpkin pi.

Elephant Stew

~ 1 Elephant, Medium size

~ 2 rabbits (optional)

~ gravy

Cut elephant into bite size pieces and cover with gravy. 
Cook over kerosene fire for about 4 weeks at 465 degrees F. 

This elephant serves 3,800 adults and 35 children. 
If more are expected, two rabbits may be added. 
Do this only if absolute necessary, as most people do not like to find a hare in their stew.


Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday

1.30 - 5.30pm

(drinks and cakes served 2 - 5)
Also, if you need an item in a rush we will do our best accommodate you out of the usual hours. Just give us a call or send an email.
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The Cud Life at Spruisty Hall Farm
Killinghall, HG3 2AU
01423 565855
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Time for a Cuppa?


Polish Pottery




We now have a growing range of supplies for cake decorating - from white or coloured fondant and petal paste to glitter, gel colours, cutters and sugarcraft tools.



......because good food makes you happy 

He Didn’t Like My Pudding

He didn’t like my pudding, 
     and he didn’t like my cake. 
My biscuits were too hard, 
     not like his mother used to make. 
I didn’t perk the coffee, 
     and I didn’t make the stew, 
I didn’t mend his socks 
     like his mother used to do. 
As I pondered for an answer, 
     I was looking for a clue. 
So I turned and boxed his ears, 
     like his mother used to do.

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