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Spiced Plum Jam & Plum Chutney, perfect for cheese and charcuterie boards

It feels like the summer is coming to an end. The nights are drawing in and we’ve had to put on jumpers and boots on a couple of times already… but we still have one more summer pleasure to enjoy: foraging for the abundant wild fruit that is all around…

Lemon alfajores

Fairtrade Sugar Crisis and Spring time baking

Happy Easter everyone! I’m SO glad the winter is finally over and I can’t tell you how happy the daffodils and the blossom make me. This has been a particularly hard and long winter for me, so I’m very glad to see the back of it.Spring is so full of…

Dear Santa

Damson Gin, the perfect traditional festive offering for Father Christmas

So, it’s all systems go for Christmas  and we are feeling particularly rushed to get all the preparations ready after having spent a very special couple of weeks in the US with family for Thanksgiving. Christmas is about so many things… but for us, it’s all about all the little traditions that…

Tiramisu cup

Raspberry and Amaretto Tiramisu to celebrate World Coffee Day

World Coffee Day is celebrated around the world on the 29th of September and is used as great excuse for everyone in the industry to promote Fair Trade coffee and to raise awareness of the plight of coffee growers around the world, a plight that has been particularly hard for the…

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Foraged Blackberry Recipes

Last weekend we spent an afternoon foraging wild blackberries. The English countryside is so bountiful this time of the year that it seems wasteful not to go out there and ‘help yourself’ to its generous offerings. Opting for an ethical lifestyle involves making decisions daily that force you to consult…

Cinnamon Rolls

Fairtrade walnut and blueberry cinnamon rolls

Most of my family lives in the US and I have spent quite a few happy vacations there. I have many amazing US-based food memories, but one of my most wholesome ones is tightly linked to the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. I don’t really know why they are not so popular…

Macaroons

Beautiful Fairtrade Macaroons

Macaroons are the most beautiful things I’ve ever baked. It’s no wonder that they are so popular at the moment, they are simply gorgeous to look at and have such a delicate sweet and nutty flavour that they absolutely make the perfect treat for any special occasion. After drooling over them outside too…

Profiterole-Canapes

Profiterole-canapes

I read somewhere recently that not travelling is like being given a book and only reading some of its pages. I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently. My husband and I share a love of travel (and food of course) and recently we’ve become very hungry for the contents…