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Foraging Tips for the Spring

With the last of the frost far behind us, and the warmth of spring breathing new life into the countryside, the Cambridgeshire landscape has become a treasure trove of wild edibles waiting to be discovered. Foraging during the spring is not only a wholesome outdoor activity but also a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the freshest flavours of the season. In this blog, we'll explore the art of spring foraging in Cambridgeshire, sharing tips, safety guidelines, and some delicious recipes to inspire your culinary adventures.  [...]

Celebrating Easter: A Feast of Tradition

Easter is not only a time of spiritual reflection and renewal but, in modern times, a period when families get together and enjoy egg hunts, roast dinners, and other culinary treats. As spring blossoms, families across the nation gather to enjoy a sumptuous array of traditional dishes that celebrates the start of this joyous season. But why chocolate eggs, and where did hot cross buns come from? This article looks at the origins of some of the most well-known Easter traditions in the UK. [...]

Healthy, Wholesome Salads for the Winter Season

During the cold weather we often gravitate towards hearty, warming meals that can sometimes leave us feeling a bit heavy and sluggish. However, don't let the cold weather deter you from enjoying a nutritious and satisfying salad. [...]

The Benefits of Participating in Veganuary

Dry January has been a tradition in the UK for many years, but Veganuary is quickly becoming a popular tradition worldwide that encourages people to try a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. It’s a great way to start the year off on a healthy note and it also gives you the opportunity to explore new foods and recipes. If you’re looking to participate in Veganuary, here are some reasons why it’s beneficial for the environment and has a positive impact on the local community. [...]

Homemade Christmas Decoration Ideas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by adorning your home with homemade Christmas decorations? In a world filled with mass-produced ornaments, adding a unique and eco-friendly spin to your decorations can bring warmth and personality to your home. This year, why not embrace that homemade, ‘hygge’ aesthetic, such as dried fruit or pine cone decorations, that can give your home a cosy and festive ambiance. [...]

The Benefits Of Shopping Locally For Christmas

As the holiday season approaches, the anticipation of festive feasts and gatherings fills the air, which can bring both excitement and sometimes anxiety. One integral aspect of preparing for Christmas is the food shopping, and there's a positive trend that is seeing more people considering shopping locally through small businesses. We’ve put together a list of rewards (and a few challenges) to doing your Christmas shop locally.  [...]

Spook-tacular Halloween Food Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen and serve up some spine-tinglingly delicious treats. Whether you're hosting a ghoulish gathering for adults or a family-friendly bash for your little monsters, we've got you covered with a range of party food ideas that aren’t time consuming and won’t break the bank! [...]

Zero Waste Week and Beyond

Zero Waste Week, an annual event that encourages waste reduction and sustainable living, has concluded in the UK. But why stop the eco-friendly momentum after just one week? In this article, we'll explore the highlights and provide tips on how to continue the zero-waste trend throughout the rest of the month and beyond. [...]