Archive of February 2015

February 23

The year of the sheep and Fairtrade fortnight

It was a busy week last week - Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday and then Chinese New Year! Today's Guardian newspaper has a photo of yesterday's Chinese New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square. Apparently the London parade is the biggest outside Asia!
It's not too late to celebrate the year of the sheep with a Chinese meal. We have a range of lovely ingredients for a stir fry including pak choi, fresh ginger, garlic, onions, savoy cabbage, spring greens, carrots and mushrooms.
See our organic fruit and vegetable price guide for a full list of what's available in the shop this week. We will also have organic beef: mince and braising steak, pork: mince and chops, whole chickens, bacon and cooked ham.
This week is the beginning of Fairtrade fortnight. Do please try and support it. What is Fairtrade? Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.
You can support Fairtrade fortnight by buying products from us - we have bananas, teas, coffees, dried mangos, gluten free biscuits to name but a few of our Fairtrade products.
Have a good week!
02:19 PM
February 09

Valentine's Day

It's February already and Valentine's Day on Saturday. Aren't these longer days lovely. By Friday sunrise will be 07:28 and sunset 17:06 instead of those dark winter days when darkness falls at 3:30/ 4:00pm!
For a romantic Valentine's supper why not try seared salmon with dill hollandaise and griddled courgette salad. We will have organic fresh and smoked salmon in the shop on Thursday so get your orders in now!
For dessert you could try our local chef James Martin's recipe for pistachio and chocolate souffle.
We have a selection of greeting cards and Valentine gifts. See our organic fruit and vegetable price guide for a full list of what's available in the shop this week.
In case you are wondering about my feline friends - Vitamina has gone back to Hull and it's all quiet on the western front. Maggie now has the house to herself!
07:08 PM