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Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by .

What is a social enterprise? Social enterprises exist to benefit society; but they are not necessarily charities. There are two sides to a social enterprise - the "social" bit and the "enterprise" bit.  Social enterprises need to make money because they need to spend to help benefit society and because the people who run them […]

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Satish Kumar on Baking and Breaking Bread

Satish Kumar on Baking and Breaking Bread

Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by .

"Bread is sacred", Satish Kumar says.  "It is a holy thing. And because it requires all four elements to make it, it is the macrocosm in microcosm.  Thich Nhat Hann describes it as the body of the cosmos, and I think that is very apt.  When I eat it I am very aware that I […]

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Baking with Teen Camp at MLOVE 2011

Baking with Teen Camp at MLOVE 2011

Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by .

The travelling bread oven loves to demonstrate the sense of wonder, enchantment and achievement that comes with baking bread.  Very little is more satisfying than teaching this to kids and teens.  There is a natural sense of achievement in seeing your dough double in size in the bowl and there is a huge sense of […]

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Buttermilk bread is centre stage at the MLOVE ConFestival

Buttermilk bread is centre stage at the MLOVE ConFestival

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by .

Sadly the rain it raineth every day here at the castle today.  What this means for us is that we are getting wet.  What this means for the bread is that it is taking longer to rise because it is about 10 degrees cooler in the castle kitchen today! At 05.30 Max was already in […]

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Good bread takes time and connects us back to ourselves – notes from the MLOVE Castle

Good bread takes time and connects us back to ourselves – notes from the MLOVE Castle

Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by .

Oh No!  What is the world coming to!  The travelling bread oven decends on Germany and makes bread in the castle! The MLOVE ConFestival kicks off today - a celebration of the mobile industry and an opportunity to think about its future.  The travelling bread oven is here to - well - part of that […]

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Baking bread and making berry jam = heaven

Baking bread and making berry jam = heaven

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 by .

Even in the heart of London it is possible to feel a bit like you are living off the land.  Great ingredients are not too far away and, although I would find it a challenge to pick and grind my own grain for the bread, it is as easy as anything to pick fruit and […]

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Deep in the land of bread….

Deep in the land of bread….

Posted on 06. Jun, 2011 by .

Deep in rural Bavaria there is a particular farm that has diversified into offering holidays, riding lessons, a local produce food store, a high end vegetarian restaurant (yes!  in Bavaria!) that offers cooking classes (vegetarian!  in Bavaria!) and a fantastic bakery/cafe. Through the glass, we watched the bread and cake bakers at work and, even […]

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Chickens, kittens and eggs in a fine cosmic balance

Chickens, kittens and eggs in a fine cosmic balance

Posted on 27. May, 2011 by .

"Which chicken?" The characteristic I-swallowed-a-trombone-for-my-breakfast voice of Pete rumbled down the line. This was in response to the frantic "I killed a chicken and I am so sorry" message that I left earlier in the day. To be absolutely honest, that was not my message. My message went more like this: "Pete, it's Jane here.  […]

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The travelling bread oven takes up chicken sitting – with mixed success

The travelling bread oven takes up chicken sitting – with mixed success

Posted on 19. May, 2011 by .

Virtuousbread.com's travelling bread oven arrived in Firle, East Sussex yesterday to hold three days of baking classes at The Vicarage, thanks to my friend Pete the vicar who is away at the moment on his book tour.  In exchange for the run of the house and the fantastic oven, I was asked to feed the […]

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The world’s first sourdough hotel?  You have got to be kidding…

The world’s first sourdough hotel? You have got to be kidding…

Posted on 09. May, 2011 by .

I am laughing fit to burst.  The world's first sourdough hotel has opened up in Stockholm, Sweden.  You pay to have your dough fed!  Go on holiday: they feed your dough.  Go away for the week end:  they feed your dough.  Cannot be bothered:  they feed your dough. Scared it will die:  they feed your […]

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