Freshers Fair!

September 25, 2013

The dairy team has just been along to the University of Nottingham Freshers Fair to check out the various goodies we provided for the Nottingham City Transport stand. The place was as packed as usual and the pizza was as good as usual – we suspect the NCT team had more than their fair share…NCT But the best use of balloons award goes to the local taxi firm – Balloons

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.

Another busy week here at dairy towers that included a two day visit to the annual bus conference at The Belton Woods Hotel near Grantham. Our lovely client Nottingham City Transport had organised the event this year and asked us to create an overall design style and the delegate brochure. Much hard work in April culminated in a great event attended by the good and the great of the industry. The dairy had a stand in the exhibition area and attracted lots of interest from companies around the country. Marketing Manager Anthony Carver Smith spoke on the subject of social media which is now nearly a full time job as NCT have 44,000 followers across Facebook and Twitter.   All good fun…. NigeACS at ALBUM 13

Spirits were high at the office of our good friends at Nottingham City Transport. There was no ‘elf loathing or lack of ‘elf esteem to be found here, just plenty of festive cheer as the Christmas Turkey was served.

Take a look at marketing manager Ant, looking very ‘elf satisfied as he puts on his Sunday best ready for the staff party!

This little fellow is far from ‘elf centred though, as he’ll be out and about in Nottingham this weekend handing out presents to lucky members of the public.

Catch him if you can!



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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……

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