A History of Jam and Preserves

A History of Jam and Preserves

Jam conjures comforting memories for many of us; whether it’s a spoonful of jam spread on a scone, jam sandwiches as a child, or cooking up jam as a homemade gift. This sugary condiment dates back much further than you might think, and jam making has interesting links to ancient methods of preserving food. Jam…

Fresh, Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Spring

Fresh, Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Spring

It’s safe to say that many of us are looking forward to the new year after the turbulence of 2020. Spring is often associated with fresh starts, new beginnings and forming new habits, and this can cover everything from a work goal to your diet. While crash diets aren’t healthy or sustainable in the long…

The Food Trends That Defined 2020

The Food Trends That Defined 2020

This has been a year to say the least. We all know the words by now – ‘unprecedented’, ‘exhausting’, ‘trying times’ – but one thing that kept many of us going was food. Many of the food trends for 2020 have a different feel to previous years. With restaurants closed for the majority of the…

A Guide to Milk

A Guide to Milk

Whether you add it to your coffee, cover your cereal in it or enjoy a warm glass in the evening, milk is an ingredient that is found in almost every household fridge. Today, there are so many milk options available to suit all palettes and needs, so what do you need to know? In this…

How to Enjoy the Perfect Winter Picnic

How to Enjoy the Perfect Winter Picnic

Picnics are a summer staple for many people and a great way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a park or garden. The ongoing situation with Covid-19 has also placed a new focus on outdoor socialising, with most of us heading outdoors to help keep friends and loved ones safe. As we head into winter,…

The Best Breakfasts to Fuel You Through Winter

The Best Breakfasts to Fuel You Through Winter

The phrase ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ dates all the way back to the 19th century. It’s credited to James Caleb Jackson and John Harvey Kellogg as a tactic to sell their newly invented breakfast cereal, but countless research since has found that they’re not wrong. We all need a kick…