You can't beat fresh, homemade soup. But we don't always have the time or the ingredients to hand to make it when we crave it most. And for that reason having a few pots of Tideford Organics soup in the fridge is the perfect answer. With most pots being gluten- wheat- and some dairy-free as well as containing no GM products, they really are a good 'comfort' food to keep to hand - especially as the nights draw in and the temperature plummets.
Whether you are looking for a smart aperitif, a warming liqueur or a bottle of fizz to pop on Christmas Day - we have a few suggestions to help you find the right bottle for that perfect moment.
On the 18th September 2013 Smile Ambassadors 'The Overtones' travelled to an Operation Smile medical project in Ruhengeri, Rwanda to join a team of international volunteers. Lachie, Timmy, Darren, Mark and Mike offered their support to help make the dream of an operation come true for children born with cleft lips and palates. We asked The Overtones about their time in Rwanda and discovered what impact this has had on their lives.
When it comes to chocolate are we really getting the best from the cocoa beans? Many companies overheat their beans and lose all the goodness from their bars. Some add cream and sugar until the original bean becomes less of a chocolate bar and more a butter bar with little nutrition left. But at Ombar they take their cocoa a little more serious and treat their beans with a lot more care, to produce a great selection of 'new' chocolate that should suit every taste.
Following on from our previous blog post, we continue with our search for alternative and unusual gift ideas - and the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fairs have certainly produced a plethora of products that would be perfect for presents. With two more fairs planned for the end of November, book your tickets now to guarantee your place.
Every once in a while we discover a smaller producer that catches our eye. Not because they have a huge marketing campaign, nor an elaborate stall at a grand event but because of the simplicity of their product and the honest way in which it is presented and displayed. Last month (October 2013) we were presented with a jar of pineapple jam and a caramel chocolate spread from EDM - fine groceries online.