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27 January 2015

Posted by in Latest News on Jan 27, 2015 .

 

Resignation as trustees of the Soil Association

On November 18th we – Joanna Blythman, Lynda Brown, Pat Thomas and Andrew Whitley – resigned as trustees of the Soil Association. We expect fellow members of the Soil Association will wonder why. In a democratic organisation they certainly have a right to be told without delay. 

Below is an edited version of our resignation letter and a shortened summary of the concerns which led to our collective action, following a vote by a majority of the Soil Association Council not to hold an...

17 December 2014

Posted by in Latest Blog Posts on Dec 17, 2014 .
 

Tony Singh, the Scottish half of the BBC's The Incredible Spice Men, has kindly shared this recipe with us - just in time for the preparation of this year's organic geese. 

Many of Tony’s recipes combine the influences of his Sikh upbringing with his love of Scottish produce. Here he has added spices and replaced the traditional goose fat with rapeseed oil to cook and preserve the goose legs.

 

 

 

Ingredients 

2 goose legs (this recipe is enough to do 4)

a bunch of fresh thyme

500ml to 1 litre of rapeseed...

05 December 2014

Posted by in Latest Blog Posts on Dec 05, 2014 .
Can we help you?

- to find the right gift for your favourite master baker or beginner? 

Here are a few suggestions from the Bread Matters Bakeshop, starting at less than £5.  

Where there is an option to source something sustainably, we'll find it and choose it, so shopping with Bread Matters will help to reduce the environmental footprint of your Christmas presents. 

 

         Under a Fiver

At £4.95 the Bread Matters Original Sourdough Starter makes a great stocking filler. 

As easy to post and to use as a...

21 November 2014

Posted by in Latest Blog Posts on Nov 21, 2014 .
Oranges come into their own during the midst of our winter here in the UK. They are a main ingredient in two of our favourite cake recipes: navel oranges are used in the first and, unusually, boiled clementines in the second. 

The clementine cake was a new addition to the menu on breadmaking courses last winter and it’s a big hit, so here to stay. One for the gluten-free repertoire - and dairy-free if you don’t grease the tin with butter. 

I’ve included the zucchini loaf because courgettes are still appearing in veg boxes and local...

19 November 2014

Posted by in Latest News on Nov 19, 2014 .

Andrew Whitley is interviewed by Edi Stark on Radio Scotland Stark Talk. Andrew describes some of the key moments and people who inspired his passion for real bread, including a book which landed on his desk in the BBC World Service and a Russian visa officer's grandmother. 

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