Oh dear, resolutions time again

I don't usually start my new year's resolutions until well into January, there's always too much pressure earlier and most of the things I want to change are better done on a slow burn as it were.  Of course, I have the usual resolutions like most people - do more...

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Christmas starts early…..

I usually complain about how early the shops start promoting and selling Christmas stuff but, this year, I count myself guilty of the same offence.  In my kitchen, Christmas preparations began in August but, in my defence, it's been a bumper year for my Christmas...

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I’ve struck gold….and silver…..

Having just blogged about plucking up the courage to enter awards this year,  I'm absolutely delighted to have been awarded 3 Gold awards and 1 Silver award at the recent Food & Drink Devon 2017 Awards ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Nigel Barden on Monday 9 October....

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Too Much Salt?!?

When I set up Ruth's Real Food in 2008, I deliberated for quite some time about salt. I’ve never used a great deal of salt in my cooking. It's not a health thing per se, more one of personal taste. I like salt on chips and some hits of salty flavours like soy sauce,...

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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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Ruth's Real Food shared The Salcombe Deli's post.5 days ago
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So, plastic in tea bags...can you guess which of these piles of tea is from a tea bag and which is loose leaf? Not difficult, but I was also perplexed as to what the tiny white pellets were in my Earl Grey tea bag. They taste like really,really strong eg tea. Are they to add taste to the dust? I shall be contacting Twinings. Have now purchased a handy little gadget to make one mug of proper leaf tea - no more work than a tea bag.
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Said Lamb Rogan Josh - and this one’s mine!🌶
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Sizzling Sandford lamb ready for my Lamb Rogan Josh. Curry tonight!
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Ruth's Real Food shared Eat Seasonably's post.2 weeks ago
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Here’s a good way to use up some not so fresh root vegetables in the fridge. Cut up and coat with a mix of oil with a teaspoon or two of turmeric (lots of health benefits) then roast. Taste great as they are or add water and liquidise into a warming soup. 😋😇