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The brave new world of nutraceuticals

Relax gentleman, size doesn’t matter after all. Not when we’re talking about garden herbs it doesn’t, anyway. Indeed during these interminable winter months, what the punters wants is not something
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Chilli out

The first time I ever had a chilli was when I was 18 years old and working as a door-to-door salesman in Italy. In those days I could pretty much
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Xmas dinner

With a week to go before Christmas most people have finally solved the riddle of where to actually spend it, although not without offending those family members who were spurned
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An object of Desiree

It was with great pride that this Saturday afternoon my son Alex harvested his first potato crop. The story started some months earlier when I explained to my two-year-old how
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The great chip race

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, golden in colour and chunky. We were agreed that these were the quintessential components of the great British chip. But which potato
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mixed fresh berries closeup, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry

Gr-eatings

As the wettest summer in living memory drizzles its way into autumn under a dark cloud of rising inflation, plummeting house prices, imminent recession and the distant rumble of gunfire
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