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    Plantains - have you tried them?
    23/06/2017
    You could be forgiven for mistaking a plantain for a banana if you passed it in a market – but what really is the difference between the two? Plantains are a member of the...
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    Turmeric: The Health Hero
    19/06/2017
    Turmeric has had a huge amount of good press in recent years - and there’s a reason why. Studies show that turmeric is one of the most effective nutritional supplements available to us. We’ve...
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    BBQ Season!
    26/05/2017
    National BBQ Week begins on Monday – perfect timing with the bank holiday! If the weather is anything like it’s been today, we’re in for a treat. With summer just around the corner this...
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    National Vegetarian Week
    16/05/2017
    Did you know that this week is National Vegetarian Week? We’re celebrating all things meat and fish free! Vegetarianism has continued to rise in popularity over the last few years for a number of...
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    National Real Bread Week
    09/05/2017
    Today marks the beginning of National Real Bread Week and we are excited! This annual campaign started back in 2009 and is a celebration of real bread and its makers, by ‘real’ bread we...
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    National Beef Week
    24/04/2017
    Today marks the beginning of national beef week and we couldn’t be more excited! We think it’s important to support British beef farmers. Shopping locally at our market is a great way to ensure...
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    St George's Day
    12/04/2017
    Sunday the 23rd of April is St George’s day, when we celebrate all things English, and what could be more English than a pie? The popularity of pies harks back to the 12th century...
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    National Gardening Week
    07/04/2017
    National gardening week runs from the 10th to the 16th of April and it’s the perfect chance to encourage new gardeners to get their green fingers going. Why not get involved by attending an...
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    Mother's Day
    24/03/2017
    This Sunday is Mother’s Day and it’s time to spoil the lovely ladies in our life, more than usual that is. Studies show that all our Mums really want is “peace and quiet, a...
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    St Patrick's Day
    17/03/2017
    Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! We think one of the best ways to celebrate Irish culture is to celebrate Irish food. These classic Irish dishes would feature on our St Patrick’s dinner party menu;...
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    National Butcher Week
    14/03/2017
    National butcher week begins today and we’re celebrating the quality meat available from our butchery department. We receive a daily delivery of meat to ensure that as customers you receive the freshest and best...
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    Fairtrade Fortnight Begins!
    03/03/2017
    Fair trade fortnight begins this week and we’ve rounded up the top 10 products you should be buying fair trade. We believe every purchase matters when it comes to your groceries. Buying fair trade...
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    Drinks Retailer of the Year – Winners!
    20/02/2017
    If you’re a regular reader of our blog you’ll know that, recently, we were nominated for the Convenience Drinks Retailer of the Year at the Drinks Retailing Awards. Well, we have some more good...
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    5 Fillings for Pancake Day
    16/02/2017
    With Valentine’s Day done and dusted, we’re planning ahead to Pancake Day! On Tuesday 28th February we'll be tucking into some of our favourite flavour combinations, any excuse to indulge in some delicious food,...
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    National Pizza Day
    03/02/2017
    Did you know there is a whole day dedicated to pizza? On 9th February foodies around the country will be celebrating National Pizza Day – as if we needed an excuse! Traditionally, pizza isn’t the...
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    Chinese New Year
    27/01/2017
    Happy Chinese New Year! How are you celebrating the festivities? Whether it’s a low-key takeaway or an all-you-can-eat buffet, we all love tasting a bit of Chinese culture in the midst of gloomy old...
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    Beating the January Blues
    20/01/2017
    We’ve passed the half-way mark in January (hooray!) and we don’t know about you but we’re ready to get rid of these pesky blues once and for all. Since exercise is proven to release endorphins,...
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    Healthy Eating With Flavour
    09/01/2017
    January diets – there is no escaping them. On TV, the internet, magazines and newspapers, getting that new-year health kick is the hottest topic this month. And it’s no surprise why – it is in...
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    Ending 2016 with a bang (and gin)
    21/12/2016
    London’s new gin hotel opened on Friday and to say we were excited would be a little bit of an understatement. The Distillery, situated in Portobello Road, is a gin-lover’s haven. And, opening just in...
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    Exciting News & A Taste of Romania
    15/12/2016
    We have some exciting news to share – we have been short listed as a finalist for the Convenience Drinks Retailer of the Year! The Drinks Retailing Awards 2017 will take place in London on...
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    Christmas Around the World
    07/12/2016
    Christmas is a time steeped in nostalgia. Every year brings back memories of Christmases past, and if you’re anything like us you’ll know just how comforting it is to repeat certain traditions – mince...
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    Celebrate Christmas with Freshfields Market
    28/11/2016
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Here at Freshfields we go all out at Christmas. From food and drink to Christmas trees and gifts, it’s go big or go home. We’ve got some...
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    Children in Need
    16/11/2016
    With just one day to go until BBC’s Children in Need Appeal show, isn’t it about time you got your bake on? We’ve picked some of our favourite recipes for some delicious baked goods...
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    Beginners' Guide to Nuts, Seeds & Pulses
    08/11/2016
    If you read our blog on veganism, you’ll know just how inspired we have become by all things plant based recently. Choosing a vegan lifestyle means replacing your main protein source to a plant-based alternative,...
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    TURMERIC - The True War On Drugs
    05/11/2016
    Let’s start with the basics. Turmeric is a plant that originates from the same family as the ginger plant. Native to southern Asia, the root is widely used throughout food in both dried and...
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    REVIEWING AN EXPERIENCE: A Dinner With Bagatti's
    03/11/2016
    There’s no doubt that Bagattis has been a feature in South End for many years. So much so the last time I went was over 10 years ago. Now if a restaurant has stayed...
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    Veganism - What's The Story?
    31/10/2016
    To celebrate World Vegan Day, we thought we would take the time to see what being vegan is all about, and why so many people are turning to it as a new way to...
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    Jackfruit - The Ultimate Chameleon
    30/10/2016
    This giant fruit resembles something from the Jurassic era and emits a sweet yet putrid stench. But don't be fooled: The fruit, known as a jackfruit, is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could...
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    5 Ways With Pumpkins
    28/10/2016
    It’s October, it’s officially autumn and that can only mean one thing – Halloween! And what comes with Halloween? Pumpkins – lots of them. But why limit the pumpkin appreciation to just one day of...
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    REVIEWING AN EXPERIENCE: Croydon Craft Beer Festival 3 - The Revenge
    27/10/2016
    Another year is drawing to a close, and as such we managed to have the wonderful opportunity of being invited to the 3rd Croydon Craft Beer Festival. This October it was hosted in Braithwaite...