Carrots! Just a vegetable?

How we take the humble carrot as just another vegetable. There is much more to them than meets the eye. Did you know that Thursday 4th April is International Carrot day? It is. It began in 2003 and is celebrated in several countries around the world. There are even...

Home Cooked V Convenience

We all stand divided on the Home cooked V Convenient meal. Life styles have changed over the last 30yrs and how we prepare our meals has changed significantly. As more and more women continue to work after having children, through choice or necessity, cooking a family...

British Pie Week

A lighthearted look at a classic favourite By Jacky Farbrace Pie, not the mathematical kind but the kind that is filled to the brim with succulent chicken and mushroom, steak and kidney or apple and blackberry. Us Brits love a good pie, it says home cooking, comfort...

Fairtrade Fortnight

How aware are you of what you buy when you go shopping? Do you always buy the same items, the same brands , from the same places. Or do you buy what is on offer at the time and brand doesn’t really matter to you? We can all be influenced about what we buy, consciously...

Valentines, Love or Loath?

Here we are in February and that means one thing to most of us, Valentines Day.  Whether you are in to it or not there is no getting away from it.  As soon as the Christmas cakes and mince pies were off the shelves, then Chocolates and cute bears were...

It’s Live

It’s Live OMG, finally after many months of planning the new website is now live! I am so excited yet nervous at the same time. What if no one likes it, what if no one signs up, these are the concerns and nags I have. But, I know that what I have to offer is...