Enjoy - It's From Europe

Welcome to our blog, where we hope you'll find plenty of food for thought!

  • Get stuck in to Real Bread Week

    It’s Real Bread Week, 23 February to 3 March 2019, the annual global celebration of buying additive-free loaves from local bakeries and baking your own at home. Real Bread coordinator Chris Young shows how choosing organic supports the campaign.

  • Organic food - a question of taste and nutrition

    There are many reasons to love organic food. It’s a way of farming that works with nature, using real ingredients, with animals free to forage and graze on land that’s home to more wildlife. A little-known fact though, is that organic food is also nutritionally different. We look at how organic food has more of the good stuff and talk to two top chefs about the all-important question of taste.

  • Thomasina Miers: organic is a no brainer for me

    We spoke to chef and writer Thomasina Miers about her approach to organic both as a busy working mother of three young daughters and when sourcing ingredients for her business.

  • The beginner’s guide to organic growing

    You don’t need to be an expert farmer, or even a green-fingered gardener to grow some delicious organic produce at home. You don’t even need a garden! Expert organic kitchen gardener, Will Livingstone, shows us how to get started.

  • Understanding meat labels

    Next time you dash around your local supermarket aisles or pop in to your high street butcher to collect a joint for Sunday lunch, don’t forget to check the label or ask how the meat was reared.

  • 8 ways to reduce your food waste

    If someone gave you £700 to spend on food you’d be pretty chuffed, wouldn’t you? You could take care of the grocery bills for weeks! But, amazingly, this is exactly how much food the average UK family throws away each year.

  • ‘Tis the season for winter veg

    From delicious soups to fragrant curries, we naturally choose meals that are warming and satisfying at this time of year - and luckily mother nature has given us plenty of winter veggies to cook with. Katie Roche shares her love for six of the best that will give you a warm glow this winter. Read on for recipe inspiration and advice on how to store your organic veg to keep it fresh for longer.

  • How to shop organic without the plastic

    A zero waste lifestyle and eating organic should, in theory, go hand in hand - after all, both promote looking after our environment and have potential health benefits. In practice it can be tricky but with a few changes to your shopping habits it is possible. Kate Arnell shares her five top tips.

  • Meet the organic farmers

    Ever wondered what it’s like to be at the heart of organic farming? Organic producers - the people who grow our fruit and veg, look after our livestock and make homes for our wildlife and pollinators - are incredible! We get to know the faces behind your organic foods, find out why they’re passionate about organic and why they love life as a certified organic farmer.

  • How to eat more greens (and enjoy it!)

    One in 20 Brits have not eaten a green vegetable in almost one month, according to our recent poll, despite them providing a number of important health benefits. In this article we give you some top tips for sneaking organic greens into some delicious recipes.

  • Love nature? Choose organic!

    At its heart, organic farming is about looking after nature so that nature can look after us. Hayley Coristine explains how the bees, birds, butterflies and all the other creatures that live on organic farms are protected.

  • Why organic is the eco choice

    There are many reasons to choose organic and increasingly, people are doing so for the benefit of the planet. Kathy Slack takes a look into what makes organic farming better for the environment.

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