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Fiji Foodie Tour 2018

March 19–25 We had such an amazing time in Fiji with our inaugural tour in June we have decided to do it again. If six days of tropical sunshine surrounded by great people and fabulous food discovering a real taste of Fiji sounds like a great idea, join us this March! This is an AMAZING…

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The True Value of Your Veg

Every winter there is inevitably a story on our television screens about the rising cost of food; fruit and vegetables are usually the prime target of these popularist yet unenlightening pieces. I won’t bother pointing out why tomatoes are expensive in winter or what the simple solution to this is. I do though want to…

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Plastic Free July

The invention of plastic served a pressing environmental problem. Before plastic, ivory, tortoiseshell and other animal products, along with various woods, were used to make everyday products and this was not sustainable. In 1909 Belgium chemist Leo Baekeland created the first entirely synthetic plastic—Bakelite. Lightweight, durable, resistant to heat and non-conductive, it could be moulded…

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Living Plastic-free

My family and I have been consciously avoiding plastic for about two years now. This is no mean feat, as plastic is about as ubiquitous as water these days, and I am well aware that, in spite of our best efforts, we are still surrounded by it in our home—our plastic fridge, our plastic heat…

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Preserve the Holiday Feeling

The summer holidays have been and gone and we’ve all returned to life’s daily realities. With autumn approaching, now is the time for preserving seasonal fruit and vegetables for the winter.  This is a tried and tested way of making the most of seasonal produce and nourishing our families through food. For me, this conjures…

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What Does 2017 Hold For You?

Christmas is generally a happy time. A time for celebration and a time for holidays. A time for sun and summer frolicking. It is also a time to reflect on the year that was and plan for the year to come. I’m not big on making New Year’s resolutions because I don’t tend to see…

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