Waste Not Want Not

According to published data, the average family throws away £60 worth of food each month! Just imagine, that's the equivalent of THROWING AWAY SEVERAL WHOLE ROAST CHICKENS! You just wouldn't, would you? But, of course, it doesn't usually happen like that. It's a bit...

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Three Little Piggies

We're very lucky here in the heart of rural Devon to have access to local farms and farm shops to buy the meat for Ruth's Real Food and for our own table. Knowing the "provenance" of your food is, for me, critical when it comes to meat. I figured years ago that if I...

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Lovely Customers!

One winter's Saturday last year, whilst manning my market stall, trying to keep warm and bemoaning the difficulties of running your own small business with a fellow stall holder, he suggested we think about what we enjoy about our businesses rather than those things...

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Time to get growing…..

A good place to start for a food blog I reckon is the growing of food and it’s just that time of year when my green fingers are itching to get going in the vegetable garden. That said, my lovely polytunnel (just as good as a man shed) is invaluable in the colder...

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Hi and welcome to my blog….

Well, this is a first for me, sharing my news and views and foodie stuff on a blog.  There'll be information on Ruth's Real Food of course, new dishes, information about my suppliers and such as well as my musings on growing food, new recipes I've tried, loving...

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Ruth's Real Food added 2 new photos.5 days ago
Phew. HOT two days at Crediton Food Festival. Survived my demo - video will be shared soon once I've checked it for clangers! Spent today clearing up
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Ruth's Real Food feeling proud.2 weeks ago
Absolutely delighted to now be supplying Hope Barton Barns with a range of my meals, puddings and soups for all of their visitors. It's such a lovely place overlooking Hope Cove and in a favourite area of mine - having had many a happy holiday in the South Hams. A good excuse for lots more visits this summer!

https://www.hopebarton.co.uk/
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Ruth's Real Food shared Crediton Food Festival's post.3 weeks ago
Hoping to see some friendly faces in the audience for my first ever cookery demo - please do come along if you can!
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Ruth's Real Food added 2 new photos.3 weeks ago
Harvesting oregano from the garden today, some fresh for the Chorizo Cassoulet, but most washed and ready for drying.
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Ruth's Real Food3 weeks ago
Loving leftovers today. Made a delicious Panzanella salad with some forgotten (read stale!) sourdough bread. I started with Sarah Raven's recipe and added fried halloumi to finish. V. tasty.
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Ruth's Real Food added 3 new photos.4 weeks ago
Really good 2 days at Dartington Food Fair. Exhausted - am I getting too old for this?