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Downland Produce enjoy free range meat live a healthier life

I love to cook and eat but I am always conscious about when it comes to cooking with anything as it can make a big difference to when it comes to taste, that is why it is important to buy good quality products. Apart from that it is also very important to me to know that the produce has little impact on the environment hence why I usually buy organic, free range or fair trade produce.

Meat in particular though is very important when it comes to buying any as I am an animal lover I would love to believe that the animal had a good life beforehand, such as roaming fields, not locked up in a cage. So when I discovered about Downland Produce who only sell free range meat it made me very happy to hear as not all butchers sell free range meat.

I was gifted a meat box on a courtesy basis from Downland Produce to show me how good their free range meat is.

Downland Produce

In 2018 Chris took on after months of planning Downland Produce, a small and passionate business in the heart of Wiltshire.

Downland Produce produces sausages and bacon in small batches. Their sausages are handmade and their bacon is cured using traditional methods, we also have a custom built smoker to complement our award winning products. Working closely with local food producers to help keep the food miles down and the traceability of each product crystal clear.

Chris wants to provide intimacy between not only the butcher and his craft, but also the customer and the industry.

Downland Produce sell quality meat from locally reared beef animals to the high welfare chickens. All their meat is naturally reared, totally traceable and locally sourced in Wiltshire and across the South West. They are especially proud of their Red Tractor Assured, RSPCA Assured, locally sourced, Award-winning, Wiltshire pork. All their meat is produced to the highest welfare and quality assured standards.

You can visit Downland Produce in Melksham or find them at Broadway market every Saturday and Chatsworth market every Sunday in London.

When sending out all packing of their products it’s done by them, meaning you can be assured that the products quality and traceability. Our sausages are handmade and our bacon is cured using traditional methods, they also have a custom built smoker to complement their award winning products.

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Cheaze – Make your Christmas a Cheaze-mas one

Christmas most of us enjoy the festivities by opening up gifts from loved ones, followed on by tucking into a roast turkey or salmon, pulling open crackers, reading cheesy jokes, and ending with a flaming Christmas pudding. For those though who might not like desserts or even fancy a nibble later on then you might just want to check out Cheaze Cheaze-mas selection of their Christmas cheese boxes.

Cheese though can be enjoyed not just with crackers but can also be used to make some incredible tasting dishes in which I have shown below. Also check out my past blogs on Cheaze for other tasting recipes using cheese by Cheaze. Just search Cheaze.

Cheaze Christmas box selections are perfect for that after dinner delight, snack or even as a gift.

Cheaze also has a new subscription service so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Courtesy of Cheaze I was gifted one of their new Christmas boxes to welcome in Christmas in style.

Cheaze

For over 30 years+ Cheaze have been selling cheese giving us all the opportunity to enjoy tasty cheese which has been sourced from Britain as well as Europe.

  • Cheeze sell award winning cheeses from British and International cheese makers. 
  • They sell a selection of cheese made from cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk as well as vegan cheese.
  • The packaging they use is thermal insulated and can be recycled and reused. 
  • Their ice-packs are also re-useable.

Cheaze is there to help you save time bringing quality cheese straight to your door so you don’t need to trull through the supermarket.

Buy from a range of boxes, have them delivered direct to your home and enjoy the wide range of different cheese at home.

Enjoy a cheesy Christmas

Having had numerous cheese boxes from them before which has contained such cheeses like Old Amsterdam, and Ossau Iraty and so much more I was excited to discover which tasty cheese I will be enjoying this time around.

Cheaze-mas box is perfect for a Christmas gathering as you can enjoy a range of 6 different cheeses plus tantalising accompaniments.

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Haufson wok & steamer recipes for Halloween

Haufson’s kitchen utensils and cookware products are classy and high in quality giving the best cooking experience. I have a number of their products such as their unique pink cute heart shaped pancake pan which is ideal for Valentines.

To make my Halloween spooky recipes I used my newly acquired Wok I will be explaining but never knew about their wok until now.

I was kindly gifted a Haufson wok and steamer after attending a special Haufson event in which I was inspired by the great Nancy Lam as she cooked up a storm using the wok.

Haufson Cookware

Haufson Cookware was founded back in 2017 and bought to the UK and global markets their range of innovative non-stick cookware.

Haufson’s kitchen utensils and cookware will make your food memorable and exquisite wherever and whoever you are, be it for Asian cuisine, French delicacies, British meals or other cuisines. Their products combine quality and design giving the best cooking experience.

Their quality non-stick pots and pans use a special new coating technique, which continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge technology in cookware production.

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Bays Kitchen produce tasty FODMAP food perfect for those with IBS

Are you looking for a sauces, chutneys or soups which contain no dairy and no eggs? then Bay’s Kitchen food is the perfect solution as not only are their sauces dairy free, but is gluten free and FODMAP friendly.

What is FODMAP though you might ask?

FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols, which are short chain carbohydrates (sugars) that the small intestine absorbs poorly. Some people experience digestive distress after eating them.

Low-FODMAP diets can provide remarkable benefits for many people with common digestive disorders. Simply FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates found in certain foods, including wheat and beans.

Many foods that contain FODMAPs are considered very healthy and some FODMAPs function like healthy prebiotic fibers, supporting your friendly gut bacteria. Therefore, people who can tolerate these types of carbs should not avoid them.

Bay’s Kitchen produce award winning low FODMAP sauces and chutneys which is suitable for all with diet issues and for those who might be suffering with IBS. Bay’s Kitchen healthy produce is not just a healthy source to have stored in your cupboards but they are also a great way to cook some easy quick tasty meals for example with their Korma you can make a vegetarian one or if you like meat a chicken korma.

I was gifted a few of their sauces from Bay’s Kitchen to try on a press related basis to show me that you don’t always have to have dairy or egg within produce to make it tasty.

Bay’s Kitchen

Founder Bay Burdett of Bay’s Kitchen produce award winning low FODMAP produce which ideal for people with IBS plus those who are vegan and who are gluten tolerant.

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Oxford Rye Whisky nutty and spicy

If your looking for a new kind of whisky which is smooth, nutty and spicy then I highly recommend Oxford Rye. What makes Oxford Rye’s special compared to other whisky’s is that their whisky is distilled using an ancient heritage rye, a crop which used to be commonly cultivated across the English countryside in pre-industrial times. Did you know to qualify as a pure rye spirit and not a rye whisky, a liquid must be under three years old, which Oxford Rye is.

I was gifted a bottle courtesy from The Oxford Artisan Distillery on a press related basis to sample their Oxford Rye whisky and I discovered not only is it great as a drink but works well within bakes.

The Oxford Artisan Distillery

In 1994 John Letts discovered over 200 almost perfectly preserved examples of traditional wheat and rye landraces in the bottom layers of thatched buildings dating from the late Medieval period (1375-1550 AD). His work showed that, in spite of poor soils, these ancient crops grew to over 1.5 metres tall and that if these fields had been manured crops it would have grown much taller and fallen over in the wind and rain, ruining the harvest.

Today, his fields are monocultures of uniform dwarf wheat varieties that are only a third of the height of older heritage lines, which can be seen in artwork from earlier centuries. The tall stems of older cereals are matched by their much larger root systems, which allows them to absorb moisture and nutrients from deep below the soil surface. This means they are better at surviving drought, but will also grow very tall and fall over if grown with fertilisers or in rich soil.

They produce whisky, gin and vodka.

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Fish To Your Door from the seaside to your door

You don’t need to live near the seaside to have fresh seafood, as Fish To Your Door can deliver a wide range of seafood straight from the sea to your door.

As I am trying to get a bit healthier after putting on nearly two stone due to all the lockdowns because of the Covid pandemic I have decided to cut down on meat and eat more fish, as fish is much healthier and not fatty. Did you know? that seafood is packed with nutrients which is needed for our health and wellness, including omega 3, iron, protein, and vitamins B & D.

Courtesy of Fish To Your Door I was gifted a few samples of their fresh seafood from tuna to lobster to try at home. I discovered it really does make a difference having fresh fish that comes straight from the coast as it is not only looks fresh, better in colour, but has great flavour.

Fish To Your Door

Fish To Your Door has been delivering fresh seafood out of Sussex for over 25 years and is family run.

As to ensure there is continuous stock for all their customers Fish To Your Door purchase fish from all major fish markets around the UK. They source the majority of their fish directly from local fishermen from Brighton, Eastbourne, Littlehampton, Newhaven, Portsmouth and Seaford. Plus they only stock responsibly sourced fish from aquaculture farms all over Europe and the Mediterranean.

All the fish they do source are from fisherman and coastal communities that are part of the ‘Under 10 Meter Artisanal Fleet’. The under 10m sector employs the highest number of fishermen nationwide while having the lowest environmental impact, creating jobs and food while acting ethically and responsibly with our shared marine resources.

Fish To Your Door sells only the freshest fish and their traceability system means that every product can be tracked all the way from the sea to the saucepan! Coupled with their new Sustainable Certification, this means that when you buy from them you are getting the freshest, most responsibly sourced fish money can buy.

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Cheaze cheese makes me smile

Cheaze allows me to explore the world of cheese in the comfort of my home one bite at a time. Whether you’re a cheese connoisseur or a complete novice Cheaze has a cheese suitable for everyone. Cheese can be enjoyed anytime of the day be it breakfast within an omelette, or a cheesy soufflé for lunch, or perhaps a cheesy gratin or just simply on it’s own. Cheese can be enjoyed in so many different ways and for me always brings a smile to my face. Now Cheaze has a new subscription service in place so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Courtesy of Cheaze I was gifted one of their new subscription boxes to sample at home. The beauty about their subscription boxes is that not only will you receive five different cheeses which have been hand selected from around the world but also you’ll receive crackers as well as a few free mystery surprises.

Cheaze

Cheaze sell a selection of a great tasting range from British to Continental cheeses providing customers an exceptional cheesy experience at home.

They deliver a range cheese that have been produced all over the world, so there is no need for you to dash around the supermarket or surf the net to discover a decent cheese. With Cheaze you can also learn how to pear and eat each cheese with their handy instruction cards taking you on a Cheaze journey.

Apart from a selection of cheese boxes Cheaze now sell subscriptions so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis.

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SuperGlow ayurvedic superfood

We are always looking at ways of getting healthier be it exercise or eating food which is healthier. SuperGlow sell a range of ayurvedic powders that are healthy and can be combined in foods or drinks. Plus their powders help the mind, body and soul in a number of different ways thanks to the minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Superfoods have gained quite a popularity recently as food trends have evolved rapidly over the years.

I was gifted a selection of ayurvedic powders by SuperGlow to show me that adding their powders within my food or drink can help improve my health in a number of different ways.

SuperGlow

SuperGlow is founded by Demi.

SuperGlow sell ayurvedic powders which are all organic and vegan friendly. The powders can be added into food or drink easily adding that extra nutrition to anyone’s diet. Souring only the best organic produce, from around the world, Demi creates single and blended powders that can be used easily.

The powders can help the body manage stress. It can also help fight symptoms of anxiety, street and depression and boost brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels. As all their powders are designed for everyone who wishes to improve their overall well being, boost their immune system or simply look better. 

Since SuperGlow’s launched it has had much success amongst food enthusiasts, writers, yogis and even athletes who have proved that they work. SuperGlow superfood powders are not supplements, they are an optional way to increase the amount of nutrients in your everyday life. Simply add a teaspoon to your soups, meals, smoothies or juices.

Helping my mind, body and soul

Not really having ayurvedic powders before I was excited when I received my four different flavoured powders by SuperGlow. Each came within easy reseable colourful packets, which each was marked clearly in how they are good for the body or mind.

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Slate sell the finest artisan cheese

Cheese is one of the most popular consumed foods in the world. Did you know? that in Britain alone there are in fact over 700 British cheese producers. With such a wide range of cheeses sold within supermarkets not just from England but all over the world it can be hard to decide what to choose but thanks to cheese suppliers Slate Cheese whom sell the finest British and European Cheeses, cheese making has been made that much easier.

Cheese is generally made from milk from grass fed animals. Did you know? though that eating cheese is actually great for your health in so many ways. It is a good source of calcium, protein, omega 3 and provides a vitamins A and B-12, along with zinc, phosphorus and riboflavin. In fact medical studies have proved that eating around 40 grams of cheese a day could in fact help to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. These nine cheeses are regarded as the top nine healthiest cheeses to eat:

  • Mozzarella,
  • Blue cheese,
  • Feta,
  • Cottage cheese,
  • Ricotta,
  • Parmesan,
  • Swiss, and
  • Cheddar

Courtesy of Slate I was gifted a variety selection of cheese all of which have been produced within East Anglian, Norwich.

Slate

Slate is a family run business which came about in 2017 by Clare Jackson and her father John Ormerod. They are a specialist cheese retailer and delicatessen with shops in Aldeburgh and Southwold, Suffolk. Both stores sell the finest curated range of British and European artisan cheeses.

Within any of their shops you will be warmly welcomed by their friendly and knowledgeable staff who are all cheese enthusiasts and have been trained by the Guild of Fine Food and Neal’s Yard Dairy. They will be able to advise you on storing and serving their variety of different cheeses and even offer tips for creating a fabulous cheeseboard.

Slate cheese can also be purchased online and delivered to your home directly. With such a vast choice of deluxe cheeses to choose from soft to hard you can always call Slate team for any questions you might have for advice on cheese.

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Sheese I can’t believe it’s not cheese

Vegans can now enjoy the taste of cheese which is not made from dairy but still tastes exactly like cheese thanks to artisan makers of Sheese.

Did you know? that non-dairy cheese originated from China back in the 16th century, which was made using fermented tofu or whole soy. Since then home made vegan cheese evolved and many ingredients are used such as nuts, soy milk, and soy yogurt. Around the late 90s vegan cheese became popular in the commercial field. Within the 00’s a number of different types of vegan cheeses such as mozzarella, cheddar, etc. became available.

Courtesy of Sheese via Gifta I was gifted a few packs to try out and I was highly surprised by the quality, look, texture and taste of all the cheeses.

Sheese

Back in 1988 Sheese was founded by Debs, Frans, Guy and Mark who each are intolerant to dairy products. They bring to the UK an array of award winning Scottish vegan cheeses. All of their dairy free vegan cheeses are a healthy cheese alternative, perfect for people with plant based diets and people with dietary restrictions like lactose intolerance. All are gluten, dairy, lactose & animal free, and certified Vegan & Kosher (Pareve).

Years of research, development and production was involved to bring original, traditional cheeses, from taste to texture, to our tables. Their new range of vegan cheese is made from coconut oil, and doesn’t contain Hydrogenated Fat or Palm Oil. Their soya comes from an IP Source, and is made from the best quality, clean, dehulled soybean seeds as GMO is an important issue to us, and all of their ingredients they use are sourced as non-GMO.

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