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Throwaway Loaf

Throwaway Loaf

I heard a statistic on the radio today. A horrifying one about bread waste.  Apparently, in the UK, we throw away 24 million slices of bread every day.  Let me repeat that.  We discard 24 million slices of bread EVERY DAY!  For something which, for […]

Let’s Talk #realbread

Let’s Talk #realbread

Artisan bread, real bread, proper bread, these terms are sprinkled about like a flour shaker with little attention to what they mean, or why we’re using them. At one time people made bread at home, or bought bread from a baker – someone who actually […]

O Artigos de Pastelaria Portuguese

O Artigos de Pastelaria Portuguese

I love visiting places and trying the local cuisines.  A recent trip to Portugal was no exception. I was prepared for the sardines, the abundant fresh seafood, the black pig, and the ubiquitous Pastel de Nata, (custard tart). What I was surprised by, was the […]

Eat the Seasons – September

Eat the Seasons – September

Anyone who has read my blog will know I’m a proponent of seasonal eating. There are lots of reasons why: it’s generally cheaper, as ‘in season’ UK produce is more abundant and forces down the market price; it’s certainly fresher than imported counterparts shipped half-way […]

Get your Oats!

Get your Oats!

The Scots have always liked their oats. And not just for breakfast. They’re used in the national dish, simple savoury delights such as skirlie, the ubiquitous oatcake, and brilliant puddings such as cranachan. You could do worse than up your oat intake.  They’re a great source […]

Go to Work on an Egg…

Go to Work on an Egg…

Are you old enough to remember the ‘Go to Work on an Egg’ campaign?  I am!  Apparently it is one of the most successful campaigns ever run, and the cheap and nutritious protein had a champion outing as a breakfast option until the evils of […]