Beautiful Cicerchia Flowers (Lathyrus sativus)

Beautiful Cicerchia Flowers (Lathyrus sativus)

by Josiah Meldrum June 16, 2015

Last autumn Christine Smallwood, good friend of Hodmedod and a writer with a passion for Italian food, sent me a small packet of Cicerchia (Lathyrus sativus also called 'grass pea') to try cooking with. 

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A Fortnight in the Organic Quinoa Field

A Fortnight in the Organic Quinoa Field

by Josiah Meldrum June 13, 2015

William is making regular checks on the organic quinoa being grown for Hodmedod on the sandy soil of south east Suffolk. We thought you might be interested (amazed even) to see just how quickly the quinoa grows at this time of year. I've stitched together two photos taken from the same viewpoint a fortnight apart - the difference is impressive.

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A Field of Naked Barley

A Field of Naked Barley

by Josiah Meldrum June 05, 2015 1 Comment

We're very excited to be working with East Anglia Food Link and a small group of farmers to revive British production of naked barley, a remarkable crop. We hope to have small quantities for milling and for sale as a whole grain this autumn. We now offer a range of naked barley products - wholegrain, flakes and fermented.

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Two Years of British Beans, Peas & Quinoa

Two Years of British Beans, Peas & Quinoa

by Josiah Meldrum December 31, 2014 2 Comments

Back in 2012 when we founded Hodmedod it was nigh on impossible to reliably find British-grown pulses in the shops – and the range was tiny. Two years on and we’ve got 16 varieties of dried British peas and beans plus...

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