Oh sorry… I didn’t realise you were there… I was miles away! On my smallholding, in fact. I was just enjoying the view watching Derek & Clive (my pet donkeys) grazing quietly in their paddock. Ethel and Stan, my
If you’re a regular to this blog, you’ll know I’m always harping on about the traceability of the food we put on our plates. When I investigated the plight of the not-so-happy chickens, I was sickened by Viva’s
When Nina first asked me to write a blog on my Student Trend Report findings, I didn’t really know where to begin. I think the most interesting fact about this blog is who is writing it, a student. But
Diets are nothing new. They’ve been around since Roman times, although it seems the Victorians are to blame for our obsession with the faddy ones. Slimming advice in those times included sprinkling your body with hot sand and eating
You don’t have to go far today to bump into people with food allergies. I know three people with Coeliacs disease and another four who are wheat intolerant, and these are just the tip of the iceberg.
I’m an animal lover, as you might know. The idea of eating horse appals me, and Captain is certainly ‘Top Dog’ at Nina & Co HQ. So when it comes to putting meat on my table, I want to
When Martha Payne’s blog NeverSeconds was catapulted into the limelight last year, I’m sure she never imagined how it would have changed her life, or improved the lives of countless other children across the world. Less than a year on,
When we think of the war years, we think of rationing, the blitz, camaraderie, and a nation of patriots digging up their lawns in the name of victory. Even more than seventy years later, the war years still have a
I am incandescent! Reading about Sir Terry Leahy’s glib comments on Dessert Island Discs took me from rant to full-blown rage in less than 60 seconds.
Are food processors backing the wrong horse? If you haven’t heard all the furore about horsemeat found in burgers, I don’t know where you’ve been hiding for the past couple of weeks.
I’m sure the creators of the ‘5 a Day’ campaign are patting themselves on the back. After all, they’ve come up with one of the most successful marketing slogans of the decade. For the past 10 years the phrase ‘5
As we say goodbye to the 1970s, life takes a whole new turn in the 80s. The nation was enraptured by the fairytale romance of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles, and the UK was ruled with a rod