Remember, remember… the black badger peas!

As Bonfire Night approaches it’s time to make sure you have plenty of our black badgers in the cupboard ready to make delicious parched peas. Black badgers (or brown badgers, grey peas, carlins, maple peas, black peas…) make a great substitute for Puy lentils or chickpeas in salads, stews, curries and dips, but traditionally they’re […]

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We’re 2014 Organic Award Finalists – twice over!

A couple of months ago we completed forms for the Soil Association’s 2014 Organic Awards. We were excited to be able to enter our organic split fava beans and organic vaal dahl in the store cupboard category – this time last year we didn’t even have any organic products! For the 2014 Awards the Soil […]

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Quinoa, broad beans, dill, saffron, pistachio & pomegranate salad

We were delighted when, earlier this year, Patrick Campbell, one of the the team behind pop-up restaurant The Dressing Room asked if they could used our British-grown pulses and quinoa. To describe The Dressing Room as a restaurant specialising in salad would be to seriously under-sell the amazing food they create and serve in quirky […]

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Filling the hungry gap with dried beans

Growing vegetables year round in the UK has always been a challenge and it’s for good reason that gardeners and farmers know the most difficult period – between April and early June – as the “hungry gap”. It’s the time when winter crops are coming to an end but the new season summer vegetables haven’t […]

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