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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 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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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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Teens love baking – it’s official – it’s “sick” (that’s a good thing…)

Teens love baking – it’s official – it’s “sick” (that’s a good thing…)

Posted on 03. May, 2011 by .

What to do with teens over a week end at the end of school holidays.  Been there, done that - nothing exciting to do ever again.  Mope Mope Mope Mope Mope - is anyone familiar with this story or is it just us? Last week end teen terrors were at their zenith - as were […]

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Seventh from The Italian Bread Project – Sourdough pane di Genzano

Seventh from The Italian Bread Project – Sourdough pane di Genzano

Posted on 03. May, 2011 by .

The Italian Baker by Carol Field just keeps on giving.  I have had a break from the Italian Bread Project for a few weeks but have come back to it after a discombobulating Easter and Royal Wedding double bill. Sourdough pane di Genzano is sensational.  Like all these bread recipes it turns out an incredible […]

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Confirmed by the BBC:  Local is here to stay

Confirmed by the BBC: Local is here to stay

Posted on 10. Apr, 2011 by .

A post has been brewing for the past few weeks and the broadcast of today's On Your Farm (BBC Radio Four) tripped the creative switch.  The farmer being interviewed has been incredibly successful over the decades at spotting consumer trends and understanding what they mean for farmers.  He identified the trend for lean meat in […]

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What’s your purpose?

What’s your purpose?

Posted on 04. Apr, 2011 by .

I just got back from spending the day with Dolly, Cecily, Joan, and 9 other elderly ladies at a charming residential care home in north London.  Ranging in age from their early 80s to 95 the ladies gathered together today to bake bread with me.  Some cannot stand, some cannot really interact with people any […]

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The Bread Angels pilot – Part One

The Bread Angels pilot – Part One

Posted on 24. Jan, 2011 by .

It was not perfect and I feel terrible about that.

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The morning after the day before

The morning after the day before

Posted on 17. Jan, 2011 by .

My friend and erstwhile baking student, Nicola, sent me this amazing photo today of her kitchen - the morning after the day before.  Although she thinks they might be inedible because she forgot to turn the heat down, we say "oh well, we do that every once in a while and although the crust may […]

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