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Meet the Producer:  Eleanor from Riverford Organic

Meet the Producer: Eleanor from Riverford Organic

Friday mornings are a bit exciting in my house; it's Riverford delivery day.  At around 9.30am a friendly driver drops off the weekly box (hiding it behind the recycling bin if no-one's home) packed with a delicious selection of organic fruit and vegetables.  And,...

Nutrition tips I’d share with my 14 year old self!

Nutrition tips I’d share with my 14 year old self!

If I had a magic time machine I'd go back to the early 90s and have a quiet word with myself about food.  I'd also have a quiet word about hairstyles and picking at spots, but food would be first. At age 14 I was a terrible pescetarian.  I lived on tuna pasta bake,...

Sourdough September

It's that time of year again...the ninth month... it's Sourdough September!  This month-long celebration of all things sourdough is a national event run by the Real Bread Campaign with the aim of encouraging people to enjoy genuine sourdough products and support the...

Gluten: What happens when we eat it?

Gluten is a type of protein found in the grains of wheat, barley, and rye.  It's made up of several different protein fractions, and can be difficult for some people to digest. But why? Haven't we been eating wheat, barley, and rye for thousands of years?  Surely...

What to eat to help you sleep

Can you remember the last time you had a refreshing, restorative night's sleep? Do you struggle to get to sleep, or wake up in the wee small hours wide awake and unable to drop off again? Just as certain foodstuffs can keep us awake (here's looking at you caffeine...)...

7 Steps to Mindfully Manage Acid Reflux & Heartburn

It's a familiar situation: you've been dashing round all day grabbing food on the go when suddenly, heartburn starts. Ouch. Heartburn (also called acid reflux) is caused by stomach acid escaping up into the oesophagus (the tube that runs from your throat to your...