Happy Holidays..

How time flies!  We've been so busy this summer that I've not found a moment to write a blog for weeks now.  I'm taking a summer beak for the next couple of weeks so I shall hopefully come back refreshed and ready to write again. Look out for my next posts when I'll...

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Oh those summer fruits……

We're busy, busy bees in the kitchen at the moment and it's hot work I can tell you. Our newest customers, the holiday makers at Hope Barton Barns in the beautiful South Hams, are devouring my meals at an astonishing rate, so keeping their freezer fully stocked is a...

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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 shared Back to Nature's video.5 days ago
The exuberance of youth....hope I can muster the same energy levels getting back to cooking this week. Very cute...
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For Some.... Food Is Music!!
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Ruth's Real Food shared Sandford Orchards's post.6 days ago
Brilliant news for our local cider maker! Well deserved - great things come form Devon......
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Ruth's Real Food shared Eat Seasonably's post.3 weeks ago
Aawww.
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Popped out to the garden this evening and lo and behold more food to deal with after a day's cooking! Think I'll stone and freeze the plums so I can make my favourite Apple and Plum chutney when the Bramleys are ready. Good job to do in front of the TV I reckon.
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Enjoyed the family helping this summer......
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Ruth's Real Food added 2 new photos.1 month ago
Good tasting session at Sheppy's Cider Works today. Lovely atmosphere and lots of delicious food and drinks. Well worth a visit.