Heading to Hugh Lowe Farms between Tonbridge and Maidstone, it does not take long to understand why Kent is known as the garden of England. With its abundance of fruit orchards, hop gardens, vegetable fields and even some vineyards, the county is home to many favourite British crops. Amongst them, the quintessential English strawberries and […]
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f A couple of weeks ago I headed to Hampshire to visit Drayton Watercress Farm. Located right next to the tracks of the Watercress Line railway in Alresford, Drayton Farm was set up in the 1880s in response to the huge popularity of watercress, which at the time was a staple of the working-class diet. […]
The growing demand for plant-based, meat-free products is undeniable, and although there is widespread debate surrounding the potential health benefits, health experts agree that a diet high in vegetables is the way to go for improved nutrition. If you’re considering trying a dairy and meat-free diet, we’ve pulled together just a few reasons to take […]
Our addiction to meat has grown to disproportionate levels. You only have to go back to the middle of the last century to see that at that time we only indulged in eating meat occasionally. Since then, consuming meat on a daily basis has become the norm, bringing a host of associated health issues. Switching […]
Detox and cleanses are controversial topics. What do they do? Do they work? Are they safe? Whilst the benefits of true detox in a chemical-filled world are very real, there is so much information out there that it becomes, well, tricky to separate fact from fiction. I recently embarked on a personal quest to figure […]
Trying to encourage my kids to have a healthy and balanced diet, I am very often frustrated to see the poor choice on kids’ menus when we are out and about. In restaurants, we now resort to ordering from the adults’ menu. In order to avoid the sugar-laden and unhealthy pre-packaged lunch box (and if I […]
Three times a year, my parents visit a small independent mill in the South of France to stock up on olive oil. The production quantity is tiny, the oil is delicious. I have been known to bring back a couple of jerricans at a time in my luggage. If you are lucky to have enough olive trees in your garden, the miller […]
A healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet are the keys to long-term good health and illness prevention. We all know that. Yet, in the midst of our busy schedules, simple health checks are often left behind until something goes wrong. Simply put, keeping track of your health can be a bit of a hassle. Just […]
It is hard not to be fascinated by Matcha. Its gorgeous ceremonial accessories and superior health benefits have propelled the green tea powder into one of the trendiest foods. Originally used in traditional tea ceremonies in China and Japan, Matcha is now found across the globe claiming its own dedicated bars in places like New York, […]
A few months ago, I received some sets of Top Chomps to try out. The timing could not have been more perfect as, this year, I have been working as a school Cook Club tutor with Sutton People’s Kitchen. Our aim is to engage kids and parents to cook from scratch and learn what a balanced […]
Cooked in creamy coconut milk, this Golden Rice with Kale...
This roasted butternut on toast recipe makes a tasty lunch...
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Juicy stuffed portobello mushrooms baked in the oven to perfection...