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Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

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

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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Chickens, kittens and eggs in a fine cosmic balance

“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

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…

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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