Archives for February 2011

Fairtrade Fortnight

28 Feb – 13 March is  Fairtrade Fortnight. So do your bit for this worthy cause  by ensuring the tea, coffee, chocolate, herbs and spices, honey and even yoghurt you buy are fairly-traded. There lots of events across country showing the diversity of what’s available as Fairtrade. More info at

40 years of cooking all over the world

“Oh, I still use my Prestige pressure cooker which has been making my life easier in London, Africa and now in Cyprus; although I do sometimes wonder if it could/might blow up after 40 years!” Yvonne, Nicosia

Under pressure

Sally drives a local community bus, she sent us this little story: “One of my ladies (in her 80’s) was talking to me about how she still has her pressure cooker, it’s 30 odd years old and she still uses it regularly. Thought this might be a good topic for you… I can remember my […]

Beer, Beer And More Beer

Well go to the foot of our stairs. This week you’ve got more opportunities to down a pint or two of real ale than you can shake a stick at with CAMRA beer festivals in Bradford, Derby, Stockton, Liverpool, Luton, Gosport, Chappel and Wrexham.

Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb

Friday 25 – Saturday 26 February Wakefield Town Centre, Yorkshire It’s back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. The Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb is – naturally – all about their Champagne rhubarb, currently in season. Talks and tastings on rhubarb cheese, displays on medieval food, cookery demonstrations and much more. More […]