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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A little bit of Devon at Chelsea Flower Show. Congratulations to Anna Slade the florist @dartsfarm for her Silver medal. #chelseaflowershow2019 #Devon #florist
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Ruth's Real Food
I'm absolutely chuffed to bits to have been chosen as a finalist for this year's @FT2G_pitch. Really looking for meeting the other finalists next week and getting stuck in. 😀 https://www.ft2g.co.uk/intensive-programme-finalists
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Ruth's Real Food
Thank you to Thorne's Farm Shop & Cafe for a great evening yesterday and an opportunity to meet a surprising number of local women running their own businesses. Who knew there were so many of us in such a small area.
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A lovely reminder of last weekend's Exeter Food Festival. Thank you Darts Farm and The Butchers at Darts Farm for inviting us to join in the fun.
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Darts Farm
Wow, what a weekend! Thank you so much to everyone that supported us at this years Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink! Here’s a few of highlights... The Butchers at Darts Farm Vicky's Bread Michael Caines @Sharpham Wine and Cheese Otter Vale Products Luscombe Drinks Otter Brewery Lyme Bay Winery Pebblebed Vineyard Exeter Chiefs Official Sandford Orchards Salcombe Gin SeaArch Good Game. Ruth's Real Food @Tarquin's Cornish Gin Chunk of Devon Lympstone Manor I Love Matcha Tea @World Inspired Tents
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Ruth's Real Food
It’s #compostawarenessweek so here’s a piccie of the magic that happens to vegetable waste in a compost bin. The only waste I like is the veg waste from a day’s cooking - it goes into my worm and hot bins to make lovely garden compost #lessplastic win-win!