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Pig Tales and Antibiotics

Pig Tales and Antibiotics

The headlines are scary: MRSA, the antibiotic resistant ‘super bugs’, can be found in more and more hospitals, the WHO is raising the alarm over antibiotics of last resort which may stop working at any time. A lot of blame for this state of affairs is directed at agriculture: 70% of all antibiotics are used […]

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You are what you eat!

You are what you eat!

Now, more than ever, there is a need to get back to basics and consider the quality of our food. What we eat is more than a means to an end. It is an integral part of our wellbeing and as such deserves to be a voyage of discovery, sourcing the best possible sustainable ingredients and […]

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Elegant, Sparkling and Hangover-Free German Chef Gives Rare Meadow Fruit and a Traditional Farming System a New Lease of Life.

Elegant, Sparkling and Hangover-Free German Chef Gives Rare Meadow Fruit and a Traditional Farming System a New Lease of Life.

Swabia is a region in southwestern Germany. It’s ‘capital’ Stuttgart is best known for companies like Bosch, Porsche and Mercedes. Swabians are known for their thriftiness, ingenuity and a certain idiosyncrasy which includes keeping shtum about how good their food is.
With the exception of a small area directly to the south of Stuttgart most agricultural […]

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The Art of Cooking

The Art of Cooking

I love seeing people enjoy themselves while eating something wholesome. There’s something to be said about people coming together for a meal. One of the goals of my business is to empower communities and individuals to eat together and cook from scratch. I love seeing people share their stories and experiencing the love that goes […]

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Question Marks and Elephants in the Room – What Brexit Will Mean For Farmers.

Question Marks and Elephants in the Room – What Brexit Will Mean For Farmers.

To be addressed by a Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was a first for farmers at the Oxford Real Farming Conference last week. And Michael Gove did play to the gallery: the future for food in Britain will lie in high quality, excellent animal welfare standards and provenance, he proclaimed. And […]

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Clean Kilo

Clean Kilo

A former scientist, Tom Pell, is determined to provide consumers with the option to cut down the amount of plastic that ends up in landfill and the environment. This is an issue that has become ubiquitous in recent times with the showing of BBC’s Blue Planet II and the plethora of news articles around the […]

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Christmas & New Year

Christmas & New Year

We have closed for our Christmas & New Year holiday and reopen on Monday 8th January 2018.
We thank you for your support this past year, and wish you and very Merry Christmas and Peaceful & Prosperous New Year

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Caring for carers – not just for Christmas

Caring for carers – not just for Christmas

Talented chefs have joined Slow Food Chef Alliance to promote taste, better food, which is made using local & seasonal produce. The last Christmas blog provided good suggestions for a hearty delicious festive meal. The reality is that not all of us can choose what to have for Christmas.
Slow Food Chef Alliance  member Colin […]

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Here is to a more sustainable Christmas!

Here is to a more sustainable Christmas!

The UN Convention estimates that, in terms of biodiversity, there are around 13 million different species in this planet, however according to the FAO 75% of world’s food production is based on only 12 plants and 5 animal species.
Industrial agricultural goods, highly processed and convenient foods are found everywhere and slowly detaching people from the […]

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Not just Bannocks & Brose!

Not just Bannocks & Brose!

December is a busy time for us, snow lies on the hill more often than not and the animal feeding rounds take longer whilst the days are shorter.  After the lull in November the restaurant & accommodation welcomes in many a festive party and the place twinkles with fairy lights.  Although we are busy, we […]

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