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Hedgerow Recipes - Elderflower

Posted on 6th Oct 2015 by Polly Robinson in Cook And Eat

Wild food expert and guest blogger, Jon Tyler, on how to slowly transform the unloved elderberry into a rich, piquant sauce - Pontack - which is delicious to serve with meat, particularly game or used as a marinade.
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Our top Pickling Tips!

Posted on 16th Sep 2015 by Polly Robinson in Cook And Eat

Pickling veg and fruit isn’t as fiddly and time-consuming as you might think. It’s a great way to preserve summer and autumn veg for those dull winter months. Great with cold meat and cheese they’ll liven up any lunchtime, but they can also be stirred into stews, curries and soups for a bit of extra oomph.
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Top 10 Pickling recipes

Posted on 15th Sep 2015 by Polly Robinson in Cook And Eat

Once the preserve (literally and metaphorically) of the WI, pickling has risen to the forefront again with chefs like Rene Redzepi, the Pennington brothers of Bristol’s trend-setting Ethicurean leading the way. The food press is are brimming with pickling recipes for you to try this autumn. Here are our top 10 recipes:
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Celebrating nearly 70 years with the Soil Association

Posted on 3rd Sep 2015 by Henry Chevallier Guild in 1728-2028

Whenever I asked my Grandmother about the early days of The Soil Association, conversation would often turn to Lady Eve Balfour, an inspiring character whom Granny would often describe as a “true warrior”.
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Aspall Scoops Family Business Award 2015

Posted on 9th Aug 2015 by Henry Chevallier Guild in 1728-2028

​Over the years, we have been proud to be both recommended for and to receive many awards for our products. It’s not quite as often that we are shortlisted for business awards, so we were thrilled to be shortlisted for the Family Business Awards of the Year 2015 for both East Anglian business and Food & Drink Business.
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Simple dressings to liven up salad leaves

Posted on 28th Jul 2015 by Polly Robinson in Cook & Eat

Many a limp leaf has been drowned in bland, gloopy sauce in the name of salad dressing. But all you need are a few simple ingredients added to good quality oil and vinegar to raise up your rocket, lift your lambs lettuce, pimp your peashoots, or augment your arugula.
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