Claire is a food blogger, cheese fiend, reluctant non-drinker and all round food lover. Now she is sharing stories of her favourite producers and her favourite food and drink. She who eats wins!
Ep 7: tiny bottles, big taste - Holy Lama Spice Drops
After years chatting on social media it was great to finally speak to Gouri Kubair who runs the UK and European arm of Holy Lama Spice Drops and Holy Lama Naturals from here in the UK.
Find out about these tiny bottles full of natural flavour, their fairly traded approach to business and the effects that COVID-19 has had both here in the UK and for the team in India.
Buy them direct on the Holy Lama Spice Drops website, via Ocado, Amazon and Sous Chef. Loved by home cooks, Bake Off contestants, Nigella...and me!
Ep6: beautifully brewed Calyx Drinks
Wholesome drinks with flowers and natural ingredients at their heart. Brewed in Lancashire, Calyx Drinks are a refreshing addition to the the drink scene - either as a unique non alcoholic long serve or to add pep to your spirits! CEO Raphael Ogunrinde joined me to talk about zobo, brewing and his love of Lancashire.
Visit the Calyx Drinks website or find them in Booths, John Lewis and in bars and shops across the UK!
Ep5: coldpressed rapeseed the bee friendly way with Wignalls Yallo
Tucked away on a beautiful farm on the outskirts of Standish, Wigan, Wignalls Yallo is a coldpressed rapeseed oil winning favour with Michelin starred chefs and home cooks alike. I caught up with Wiganall's Sandra to talk about bees, baking and why everyone should try cooking with coldpressed rapeseed oil.
Ep4: The Wirral Wonder Women!
Chocolate, cookies and chillis - we are covering all the major food group in this episode! I met Janie from Chilli Gourmets, Katie from Squidges Bakery and Bala from The Chocolate Cellar to talk about their amazing products, the passion that drives them and the support network that makes these ladies super producers!
Ep3: Spice Kitchen, the family business with a big heart
When Sanjay Aggarwal and his mum Shashi decided to sell spice tins (masala dabbas) as a retirement project for Shashi, they had no idea that it would grow into a thriving premium spice business. I caught up with Sanjay to hear how they have slowly grown the business into Spice Kitchen UK, their extensive range and we (well, me!) do some geeking out over za'atar!
Ep2: The best no/low alcohol beers for 2020 & Dry January
Whether you are doing 'Dry January' or, like me, don't drink at any time of the year, non alcoholic beers are having a moment. The no/lo beer market is full of interesting drinks, so join me to find out what should be in your fridge.
The beers mentioned can also be found on the She Eats website at https://she-eats.com/drinks/best-non-alcoholic-beers-2020/