Christmas Traditions: Stir-up Sunday

Christmas Traditions: Stir-up Sunday

Stir-up Sunday is just a few days away and, for many people, the ceremony of stirring mincemeat and puddings or making the Christmas cake on the Sunday before Advent marks the start of the Christmas preparations.  As with everything we do over the next few weeks,...
Ready, steady, bake!

Ready, steady, bake!

As the Great British Bake Off draws to a gripping close, many of us will be inspired to rush in to the kitchen, grab an apron and rolling pin, and recreate our favourite recipes.  Baking has enjoyed an increase in popularity recently, perhaps in part due to Bake Off,...
Little Seeds Bar and Kitchen

Little Seeds Bar and Kitchen

From Little Seeds, Big Things Grow Meet Sophie and Jake, two entrepreneurs with a passion for food who had a dream to launch their own restaurant. They wanted to create a menu that reflected the Staffordshire landscape by using the finest and freshest local...
The Start of Summer

The Start of Summer

The arrival of Wimbledon always marks start of summer for me; it’s not just the tennis but it’s also the time that I notice all those ‘Pick Your Own’ signs popping up in the countryside, advertising the start of the fruit season.  In fact, we...
What is Motherhood?

What is Motherhood?

What is Motherhood? Motherhood often starts with a dream, one full of hope and anticipation.  It’s the start of a lifelong bond, a love like no other for someone that you’ve yet to meet.  It’s more than a role, it’s a purpose: it defines some...