Jun
16
Growing up on the Greek island of Crete, oil from the family olive grove was a major feature of Maria Koinaki's daily meals, so when she moved to the UK to study she was determined to bring a taste of Greece to our shores.
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May
20
When guests kept asking Sally Newall where they could buy the ice cream she served at weddings, she knew it was time to quit catering and start making ice cream full time. So she set up Simply Ice Cream in October 2005 and hasn't looked back.
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Apr
27
A busy mum to two young children, Lucy McKenzie could have been forgiven for snatching every opportunity to put her feet up. Yet, after deciding to take a well-earned break from what she describes as a “very intense job” as a London head hunter to spend more time with the family, the change of pace started her thinking up ideas for a business that could be run from home.
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Mar
23
Andy Clarke’s family has been farming for nearly 40 years, more than three quarters of which has been spent at Park Farm in Hawkhurst, Kent, so it would be fair to say he knows a thing or two about rearing quality meat – or, as he calls it, ‘good, honest meat’.
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Tags : Park Farm, meat, lamb, beef


Mar
05
March is a very exciting month as we start to head into spring. Lots of great produce is back in season, and we have lots of great new products.
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Jan
22
What would you do with a medlar? (a) Store it in sawdust (b) Leave it to rot (c) Make vinegar with it ... find out in our interview with aficianado John Stratton of Stratta
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Dec
03
The onset of the winter chill is just the excuse we need to toast our toes in front of a cosy fire while tucking into warming comfort food. Now that we have the freshest fish literally available from our doorstep, thanks to Veasey and Son setting up their stall right outside the farm shop for the weekly ‘Fish Friday’, we’re really enjoying discovering what the latest catch has brought us.
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Oct
22
Amanda Hamilton knows how to create a stir. She also understands tea. From her days brewing cuppas for commuters, the Farnborough-based founder and CEO of Drink Me Chai now exports her award winning instant chais to over 20 countries and has won a caddy-full of awards along the way.
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Aug
13
When she found herself jobless just before Christmas in 2012, keen cook Emma-Jane Slack wasted no time in reacting to an opportunity to start her own business after spotting a poster in the local Job Centre. Less than two years later she has developed a collection of 10 condiments and won two awards in the process.
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Jul
31
Take home a piece of Keith Brymer Jones’ iconic contemporary ceramics from the homeware range at Holwood Farm and you could be adding a touch of A-list celebrity glamour to your pad ...
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