9 reasons you should be cooking with Himalayan Salt blocks

Have you ever tried cooking with Himalayan salt blocks?  I saw somebody doing this on the TV late last year and instantly put “salt block” on my Christmas list.  Jonnie obliged with a beautiful block and with all that has gone on this year it has been a few months before I have had a

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“Touch Free Meat” What a time to be alive

Did you see the headlines this week that Sainsbury’s are introducing “touch free meat“?  What a time to be alive.  Seriously. This has all come about because apparently Sainsbury’s has found that under 35 year olds are afraid of touching raw chicken. Katherine Hall, product development manager for meat, fish and poultry at the supermarket

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Saddlescombe Farm Open Day

Sunday 22 April sees the National Trust’s hamlet at Saddlescombe open to the public – a rare opportunity to visit this secluded farm on the South Downs – once owned by the Knights Templar.  Visitors can enjoy specialist tours, craft and farmers market & children’s activities. Saddlescombe will be open for just one day for

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Do you know about Ronald McDonald Houses? You really should

Do you know about Ronald McDonald Houses?   Yes, that Ronald McDonald.  The one with the big shoes who advertises burgers and hash browns (that quite frankly are one of the greatest foodstuffs known to mankind).   Did you know though that this staple of the high street is a corporate supporter of an independent charity who

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The Amazon Echo really could be life changing

  That sounds like a bit of an exaggeration doesn’t it?  We often refer to things as being life changing.  Take our coffee machine for instance.  Every morning when we grind the beans and then make that perfect coffee we mutter “life saver, thanks” or feel that mug of steaming hot caffeine has just changed

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Cooking with Comte

  Three years ago I was lucky enough to be taken to the Jura region of France to see where Comte cheese is made, and to meet some of the producers.   It’s a trip I remember well because the food and wine were incredible, and the scenery was stunning.    Fast forward three years and

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