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The State of Play 9

I’ve been meaning to write a business update for a while now, but I didn’t expect to look back on the last one and find it’s been almost exactly 2 years since I’ve written one. Clearly, I have a lot to catch up on. It’s been a big couple of years! From where we left off last time, our next hurdle was a crowd funding campaign. We decided that we needed to give this business a good run for it’s money (of which it had none) and the bank wouldn’t touch us so we launched a Pledgeme campaign on a whim and frantically tried to drum up support for it. It was a nerve wracking month long process, with hundreds...

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Introducing Kanuka Honey

Well they say good things take time. Like this Kanuka honey. We have been keeping this one under the radar for a while now, waiting until the research has been good enough and people are starting to get keen. So when I got asked 4 times in one week when we were going to do a Kanuka honey, we knew the time was right!  The buzz (sorry, not sorry about the pun) around Kanuka honey has been steadily growing and we have been seeing a lot on line and in the media about it, with lots of people touting it as 'the next big thing'. It stands up very well against it's better known relative in terms of antimicrobial activity...

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Red Wine and Pink Peppercorn poached Pears with Miso Honey Caramel

Well this recipe wins the prize for the longest recipe name ever! It came about at the Cambridge Farmers' Market where I was chatting with our friend Jan from Bellefield Cultured Butter about recipes. The idea for a miso butterscotch came about and I reckoned I could make a miso caramel with honey. Turns out it works! Pears were in season at the markets too, and our local raw milk supplier also delivers cream to our doorstep so the ingredients are super local and well sustainable. I must say, I'm pretty chuffed with the result. This caramel would be great with loads of other things, and could be cooked down more to make it thicker. We are lucky enough to...

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Raw Raspberry Brownie

This brownie is actually very close to being better tasting than any regular brownie. It has the perfect texture and you just know it's so much better for you.

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Honey nut banana bread

Everyone has one of those bananas. They have long been overlooked and now lurk sadly at the bottom of the fruit bowl. This banana bread is delicious, and a great way to use up those old bananas. I used buttermilk in this recipe which keeps it light and moist, but if you don't have it, you can substitute with milk. Ingredients 200g salted butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup honey 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 egg + 1 yolk 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 cup mixed nuts, chopped 2 cups plain flour 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda Method Preheat your oven to 160 degrees...

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