Guest post: Natoora, “Let Them Eat Kale”

Image of Natoora purple kaleKale is one of the tastiest greens (or purples!) to arrive on British plates each autumn, and in the past few years it has become one of the most talked-about vegetables, often dividing opinion. It is extremely nutritious and full of health-boosting vitamins and minerals; it has a lovely sweet flavour; and it is very versatile in the kitchen, working wonderfully in a wide range of recipes, from smoothies to soups.

When and where

Our purple kale comes from two farms in Cornwall and Lancashire. Grown in the open air, slowly and without excessive watering, it develops tender leaves with no trace of sponginess, and a deep, complex flavour. In season from early autumn to mid-spring, kale grows better and more widely in cooler climates, as the cold temperature keeps its leaves more tender, and the stalks crunchier and sweeter. Continue reading

NOW CLOSED: Hurry – win a masterclass at Michel Roux Jr’s Cookery School

Image of the prizeHead to our Facebook page now to win one of three masterclass cookery experiences designed by Michel Roux Jr.

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Guest post: The best British blueberries

Want the best quality berries available in the UK? At family-run Hall Hunter Partnership, that’s what we’ve been working hard to produce for almost 50 years.

We have farms in Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex on which we grow strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and, most recently, blueberries. Here’s how we produce them, and how you can store and cook them for maximum enjoyment.

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Britain’s Next Top Supplier entrant: Tom from Annings Cider

Today’s our speed dating event for our Britain’s Next Top Supplier Competition! I’ve been chatting with one of our shortlisted hopefuls, Tom from Annings Cider, to find out why he thinks his product should be in your shopping. Read on…

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