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basket full of wild herbs after foraging 01/03/2022

Foraging – Is Foraging Just A Marketing Ploy

What was once considered an eccentric, niche activity is now becoming a fashionable way to engage with nature through a culinary lens. However, with all the new interest in our green spaces and the resources they offer, sustainability is a growing concern among those tasked with protecting the environment. As the number of people foraging grows, it’s important to ask whether our forests, parks, and coastlines can handle the impact. Defining Foraging First, we should understand what exactly it means to forage. It’s often defined as searching for rare resources,... Read More

man holding juniper berries 26/01/2022

What is Gin: An Expert Guide

Gin has soared in popularity in recent years. Between 2013 and 2019, gin sales almost tripled, and in 2020, gin sales hit £716 million in the UK. The sector is now worth a staggering £3.2 billion, which includes sales in the UK and overseas. Both small, independent, and large producers are thriving, and this trend looks set to continue. But what is gin? Read our expert guide to find out more. What is Gin Made From? Gin is an alcoholic spirit made from grain, typically barley or wheat. Further botanicals,... Read More