Vegetable of the Month – Red Cabbage

The red cabbage is also known as purple cabbage, red kraut, or blue kraut after preparation. Its leaves are coloured dark red/purple. However, the plant changes its colour according to the pH value of the soil. It can be found in all of Europe, throughout the Americas, in China and especially in Africa. On cooking, …

2 weeks ago

Remember, Remember The Fifth of November….

Remember, remember the Fifth of November gunpowder, treason and plot! So today we celebrate Guy Fawkes night or Bonfire night as most people now call it. The events of the 5th November 1605 nearly changed the course of the nation’s history, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives …

1 month ago

National Food Day

Today is National Food Day and focuses on healthy and nutritious food. The idea is to to help people to “Eat Real.” cutting back on sugary drinks, overly salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favour of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustainably raised protein. To celebrate the day why not have any extra …

2 months ago

Stunning Salads for Autumn

Summer has passed us by and the wonderful colours of Autumn are upon us. The time of year that Keats called the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, autumn is a season famous for its harvest times, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights. Crisp cold mornings and stunning sunsets are all part of the …

2 months ago

Vegetable of the Month – Pumpkin

During the month of October Pumpkins make their appearance. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses. For cooking, most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, steamed, or roasted. In its native North America, pumpkins are a …

2 months ago

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that baked and brought in cakes and savoury treats to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research last week when we took part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee morning The thought, effort and time everyone put in was fantastic and we raised £313.45 a magnificent effort from everyone!

2 months ago

National Corned Beef Hash Day

September 27th is National Corned Beef Hash Day. Corned Beef Hash is a great way of cleaning out the fridge, as you can use any vegetables that you may have. Corned beef hash became popular during and after World War II. Since rationing limited the availability of fresh meat, corned beef filled the gap. Cooks …

2 months ago

National Cheeseburger Day

Did you know today is National Cheeseburger Day! and you cant beat a bit of salad on your burger. Whether it is a slice of tomato, a fresh onion ring or some crispy salad leaves, adding some salad to your burger not only gives it flavour but also adds some healthy vitamins and minerals. Why …

3 months ago

Keep it Fresh!

Buying bagged Salad Leaves is a great time saving way to quickly whip up a salad or add them to a sandwich to make a delicious healthy meal. However we have all been in the situation where we haven’t used all of the salad in the bag so we have put it in the fridge …

3 months ago

Today is National Wildlife Day. We need all kinds of wildlife to help produce the food we eat. From bees who pollinate and produce honey to animals who improve the health of our soil by grazing. Insects pollinate many of our fruits, flowers, and vegetables and the food we eat we would be very different …

3 months ago

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