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...

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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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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 — feeling fabulous.1 week ago
Very proud to display my awards....

GOLD - Homemade Christmas Pudding
GOLD - Sticky Toffee Pudding
GOLD - Caponata - Sicilian Vegetable Stew

And, late to the celebrations, is another award......a SILVER award for my Chicken in Sandford Orchards' Cider. What a week....Please share these posts if you wish. Ruth.x
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Ruth's Real Food shared a Page — celebrating this special day.1 week ago
🏆 NEWS FLASH....I've just been awarded 3, yes 3, GOLD awards in the Food and Drink Devon - Love the Flavour Awards ! #FDDAwards17.


The awards are for my Christmas Pudding, my new Sticky Toffee Pudding and my Caponata - Sicilian Vegetable Stew.

I'm absolutely chuffed to bits....
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Ruth's Real Food is feeling delighted.2 weeks ago
Very proud to be supplying my meals to Kevin and team at Salcombe Deli as they really champion great Devon food and drink. A great end to the week!

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Ruth's Real Food added 3 new photos.3 weeks ago
Finished the week making specially commissioned Christmas Puddings for Sheppy's Farm Shop using their Oak Aged Vintage Cider. Homegrown Bramley apples too. The puddings smell absolutely delicious and no doubt will taste great...we just have to be patient whilst they're given time to mature.

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Ruth's Real Food added 3 new photos.4 weeks ago
It's pudding week this week....today, from my new Bake at Home puds menu, gorgeous Chocolate & Orange Bread & Butter Puddings. Ready for delivery to Hope Barton Barns. Soooooooooooooo tempting.
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Ruth's Real Food shared Good Game.'s post.4 weeks ago
Good to see great food from Devon showcased in London........