10 Jul 2019

The Greek 'pita' pie is a firm favourite in our house. Most widely known as 'spanakopita' (spinach pie) it comes in many guises and uses up a lot of greens!

26 May 2019

Here are just a few of the things that we put on the shelves recently on customers' requests (click on any image below to see the gallery with captions).

We will always try our best with special orders: often it turns out that others want just that very thing too so it's always worth our effort. So don't be shy, just ask if you can't find what you n...

24 May 2019

We had a pile of leftover greens from the shop the other day and this Nigel Slater recipe for a 'Verdant' Coconut Curry caught my eye. Simplified it a bit to fit what I had to hand, it still turned out absolutely delicious!

17 May 2019

After almost 7 years of living in Llanrwst we still can't possibly claim to speak Welsh. OK, I can say a few phrases and catch the odd word in a conversation, even occasionally understand a customer request, but that's not enough to even pretend. And as someone who grew up in a bilingual family and already speaks 5 languages it really gets to me th...

19 Apr 2019

We are so pleased these pretty glass bottles of local apple juice have recently found their way onto our shelves. Made from heritage apple varieties, grown, pressed and bottled at Bryn Cocyn farm in Llannefydd, North Wales' oldest organic farm.

The farm grows twenty varieties of apples for picking from August to November – early apples to eat straig...

17 Apr 2019

We get a lot of questions from folks confused about what to eat after a diagnosis of high blood sugar. The confusion is not helped by the fact that traditional guidelines and new research often seem contradictory. Cutting down on sugar is the obvious standard advice but many of us do not realise that starches will affect blood sugar levels too. Thi...

16 Apr 2019

A simple tomato sauce must be one of the quickest (and cheapest) meals one can throw together. That doesn't mean it has to be boring! A common stand-by in our house, this is a dish that can be adapted infinitely - just make sure you always add big bold flavours!

YOU NEED:

tomatoes (from a tin, or fresh)

onion

garlic

olive oil

flavour boosters (at least t...

11 Feb 2019

If you love bread but need to avoid wheat, gluten or carbs this is a great alternative. Packed with healthy seeds & nuts it is satisfyingly substantial.

27 Dec 2018

This warm lentil salad (or lentil stir fry, if you will) is a staple in our house. The basic idea - lentils, greens and soy sauce - can be endlessly adapted depending on what you have to hand. It can be eaten warm or cold, as a mains or a side, and easily made in advance for a quick fix or to take somewhere. A winner in every way!

YOU NEED

lentils -...

13 Dec 2018

Slightly odd looking and not very common on British menus, kohlrabi is a vegetable you are unlikely to come across around here unless it appears in your vegbox or farmer's market. It a member of the brassica family with a delicate taste, not unlike a cabbage heart or broccoli stem (if you throw away your broccoli stems, think again!) and comes in p...

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