Festive Gift Wrapping Ideas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas which means you’ll soon be preparing gifts for your loved ones. Once you’ve found the perfect present it’s time to get wrapping! …

Cacao or Cocoa: What’s the difference?

Chocolate is healthy – right? Not quite, but like most ingredients, how you process them makes a huge difference to their benefits (or indeed their disadvantages). That’s definitely the case …

The beautiful benefits of Star Anise

Thanks to its distinctive taste and aroma, star anise is often used in rich and delicious dishes and is an important ingredient in the well-known spice blend Chinese 5 Spice, …

Bee pollen: The latest superfood trend

Considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods, bee pollen is creating quite a buzz around the world. Even celebrities, such as Victoria Beckham, are raving about the multitude of benefits …

Long Peppers: The forgotten spice

Long peppers, Piper longnum, are the fruits of an aromatic, perennial climbing plant native to India and South Asia and now found cultivated in Indonesia and Thailand. It’s a spice …

Bio Foods: Farming with a face

We are pretty proud of our Fairtrade range of products and we’re not the only ones… All of our wonderful Fairtrade herbs and spices, everything from Cloves to Curry Leaves, …

7 benefits of Dandelion Root

Whilst it may be a source of frustration to many gardeners, there are some persuasive reasons why we should be celebrating this pervasive little plant. From the root to the …

The hottest benefits of cayenne pepper

A powerful ingredient with a host of health and beauty benefits, cayenne pepper has been used within Chinese medicines for hundreds of years. It’s common knowledge that cayenne pepper is …

Healthy herbal teas

A wonderfully British past-time, tea drinking has seen a huge resurgence recently, with so many new flavours to choose from. When the sun’s out, a refreshing lavender and Lemon Balm …