It’s Easy Peasy!

September 11, 2013

It’s coming to the start of the University year and here at The Dairy we understand the need for students to budget their cash, and how food and transport can take a large cut in the daily budget!

With this in mind we have joined with Nottingham City Transport combining a source of food and transport which are both cheap and easy, forming our latest ‘Easy Peasy Campaign’ which will be released in the fresher’s fair week commencing 23rd of September!

For those interested in the campaign, here are a sneak peak of  some of the recipes…


Pea and Ham Soup


Can of Mushy Peas

Smoked Ham

Vegetable/Chicken stock cube


  • Put peas in a microwavable bowl and heat on full power for 2 minutes or begin heat up in a pan.
  • Add half a sock cube to half a cup of boiling water.
  • Add to the bowl/pan and heat for a further couple of minutes.
  • Slice the ham and add.
  • Take off the heat and blend with a hand held blender.
  • Season to taste and serve.

Mushy Pea Curry


3x tins of mushy peas

1 tin of baked beans

1 tin of tomatos

1 onion


Curry Powder


  • Lightly fry the onions.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook until tender.
  • Add all the other ingredients and stir together
  • Put a lid on your pan and leave on a low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with rice or naan bread.

Salmon and mushy pea fish cakes


Can of salmon drained

Can of mushy peas

500g potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 beaten egg

Bread crumbs

Olive Oil


  • Boil the potatoes until soft, drain very well, mash and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon in a large bowl; remove any large bones and skin.
  • Add the mushy peas and mashed potato and mix together well.
  • Divide into 8 portions, and shape into a fishcake shape, place on a baking sheet, cover and chill.
  • Brush the fishcake with egg and coat well with breadcrumbs.
  • Shallow fry the fishcakes for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Mushy Pea and Leak fritters


Can of Mushy peas

60g butter 

1 medium leek (trimmed, halved, finely shredded and washed and dried)

Vegetable or corn oil for frying

3tbsp self-raising flour

150ml beer or cider to mix



  • Cook the peas in a pan then blend in a food processor until smooth.
  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the leeks, season and gently cook on a medium heat for a couple of minutes, stirring every so often.
  • Transfer into a bowl and add the peas.
  • Line a tray with Clingfilm and spoon heaped teaspoon-sized pieces of the mixture on to the tray. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours, until set.
  • To make the batter, mix the beer or cider with the flour in a bowl to make a fairly thick batter.
  • Heat 8cm of oil to 160-180C in a large thick bottom sauce pan or deep fat fryer.
  • With a spoon, drop the pea mixture into the batter then straight into the oil.
  • Leave for a few minutes until golden then remove and let dry.

Nottingham City Transport has won the Operator Training Award at this year’s Route One Excellence Awards.

The need for training and staff development should be at the heart of any business aiming to be the best it can be. Your company’s success depends on your employees having the right skills, whether it’s keeping your products at the cutting edge or delivering excellence in customer service.

The numerous awards and accolades gained by NCT over the years show that time dedicated to training employees is time well spent.

The Route One Excellence Awards – a nationally-recognised scheme, now in its seventh year,  are held in particularly high regard by bus and coach operators, as the nominees are short-listed by their peers in the industry.

NCT learned of their success in front of over 600 industry VIPs at a special ceremony held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Wednesday night.

NCT has delivered 8,738 ‘person training days’ in the last 2 financial years, and staff qualifications range from NVQ Level 2s in Road Passenger Transport, to Customer Service Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees in Business Management.

Congratulations to all at NCT.

Helping to unite Nottingham

February 3, 2011

Despite the weather, the dairy really looking forward to today’s PR event which brings together Nottingham Rugby and Nottingham City Transport. The event sees the unveiling of a promotional bus back featuring club captain Craig Hammond that will be on the streets of Nottingham for 12 months. More on this later……

We are delighted that Nottingham City Transport today announced that it is putting on an extra 135,391 seats a week as a result of more and more Nottingham residents and commuters ditching their cars in favour of public transport.

With NCT on the client list at the Dairy and with the recent Green route campaign launching the new buses on the West Bridgford route we can’t help feeling like once again, with great creative and strong strategic marketing skills we’ve helped to make an impact on the shift from car to bus in Nottingham.

Check out some of our recent creative below.


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