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Superfruit cinnamon loaf

Superfruit cinnamon loaf

Just over a year ago I took the Tree Aid Tree food challenge, and created a recipe using several ingredients harvested from trees – Superfood, superfruit, supertasty flapjacks. That’s not hyperbole, they really are good! They involve mango, cashew nuts, honey and baobab, and they disappeared pretty quickly after they were made 🙂 A little […]

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  22nd December 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: Baobab & Raspberry Clusters

Graze Deconstructed: Baobab & Raspberry Clusters

Being an ethnobotanist, I was pleased (in a very nerdy way) when Graze brought out their new set of ‘Supersnacks’, with unusual botanical ingredients. One of the ones I was most eager to try was the Baobab & Raspberry Clusters, because I’ve had baobab smoothies at the Eden Project (yum!) and I’ve been experimenting with […]

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  22nd December 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: Chia & coconut cookie

Graze Deconstructed: Chia & coconut cookie

I haven’t been snacking much of late. I have been working very hard to finish my latest book – The Small Harvest Notebook. It’s a book about kitchen gardening with a different mindset, aiming for interest and diversity rather than gargantuan harvests of anything in particular. It’s aimed at the increasing number of people who […]

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  25th November 2016   No comments
Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Over the summer I was sent two jars of Jim Jams chocolate spread to try – one jar of Milk Chocolate spread, and one of Hazelnut Chocolate spread. Their selling point is that they contain 83% less sugar than other chocolate spread brands, and yet still taste yummy. We can certainly vouch for their yumminess, […]

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  25th October 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: The Cheese Board

Graze Deconstructed: The Cheese Board

In my last Graze Deconstructed post I talked about a box I didn’t particularly enjoy, but mentioned that the cheese cashews were the best bit. And – lo and behold! – The Cheese Board was included in my next delivery. It’s a good job you can’t watch me eating these things, because this time you […]

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  4th August 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: Brooklyn Bites

Graze Deconstructed: Brooklyn Bites

I have been neglecting my Graze snacks of late, and eating too many crisps instead, so I need to get back onto the healthy snack wagon! It has to be said that Brooklyn Bites isn’t one of my favourites. Whilst Ryan really loves pretzels, I can’t get excited about them. Eating pumpkin seeds is a […]

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  26th July 2016   No comments
Graze deconstructed: Sweet Memphis Barbecue

Graze deconstructed: Sweet Memphis Barbecue

I have been hard at work in the garden this morning, dismantling the cold frame for the summer and planting the edible dahlias. So I get to enjoy a guilt-free snack for elevenses 🙂 I tend to prefer savoury snacks in the morning and sweet treats in the afternoon, so this morning I picked a […]

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  6th July 2016   No comments
Product reviews: The most important meal of the day

Product reviews: The most important meal of the day

The current trend in mainstream media is to portray gardening as ‘easy’ – apparently we like quick, we like easy, we like low maintenance. It’s instant gratification gardening, but as we gardeners know gardening is often hard work! Which is why we like to be refuelled a lot with tea and cake, but gardeners can’t […]

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  16th June 2016   No comments

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