International Hummus Day

International Hummus Day

I absolutely love hummus; it’s one of my favourite things to eat in the world, so I am all for International Hummus Day.

I do however draw the line at eating it every day.

That’s exactly what an Israeli man is doing in the run-up to the day on 13th May.

He is eating nothing but hummus and pita every day for 30 days – now that’s a lot of hummus.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Mother's Day

Mother’s Day

Ah, Mother’s Day, the time of year when restaurants and pubs across the UK rub their hands with glee at the thought of a fully booked service.

For some, it may be the one of the few times of the year that they are full because, let’s face it, you can’t be choosy when you leave the booking until the last minute can you?

Not that we are speaking from experience though, honestly mum….

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Another Millennium Bug

Another Millennium Bug?

Do you remember the Millennium Bug?

As we approached the year 2000, there was genuine fears that the worldwide computer systems around the world would not be able to cope with the numerical change.

Doomsday ‘preppers’ predicted the end of the world, where planes would fall from the sky and nuclear missiles would launch on their own.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
vegan sausage roll

Vegan sausage roll

With the news this week that Greggs have launched a vegan sausage roll (available from today Thursday) and McDonalds following this up with its first vegetarian happy meal, it’s safe to say that the meat-free trend is here to stay.

More and more people are going vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian if the thought of giving meat up forever is too much to swallow.

Whether you stand on the debate, it’s good to see so any different options now available, and Greggs and McDonalds couldn’t have timed their announcements any better, what with January being a time when people are looking to eat healthier after gorging over the festive period.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Expensive taste

Expensive taste

Do you recall the scene in Pulp Fiction when John Travolta’s character asks Uma Thurman’s character whether she had just ordered a $5 milk shake, suggesting she had expensive taste?

He tastes the drink and declares it to be pretty ‘bleeping’ good, although he is still not sure whether it’s worth five bucks.

Granted, 20-plus years have passed, so a $5 milk shake would seem cheap compared to what you pay these days, but we’re setting up the story so bear with us.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
National Seafood Week

Seafood Week

Oh my ‘cod’, it’s Seafood Week.

When I ‘seafood’ I eat it.

Do you like my new ‘herrings’?

Isn’t this blog ‘brill’?

No we haven’t lost our marbles; we’re just getting ready for the first day of Seafood Week on Friday which starts with National Fish Pun Day.

‘Seabass’ me the remote, I want to watch ‘Tuna Half Men’. OK, that’s enough of the fishy puns, for now!

 

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Zero waste week

Zero Waste Week

It’s Zero Waste Week, which is a grassroots campaign raising awareness of the environmental impact of waste, whatever type that may be.

In our case, predictably, we are focusing on food waste.

Firstly, let’s start with some facts.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Be frugal

Be frugal

Interest rates have increased for the first time in what feels like forever (it’s actually since March 2009), and while it is in itself only a small change, it can have a big impact on a family’s budget so perhaps it’s time to be frugal.

Eating out has become one of the nation’s favourite ways to spend leisure time, as has cooking more elaborately at home. There’s no doubt that food is very important to us……

One of the largest portions (if you’ll forgive the pun) of an average family’s monthly out-goings is on food, whether that be in a supermarket for the weekly shop or as a leisure purchase in a restaurant. It’s third only to housing and transport in terms of costs.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
World Cup

World Cup

So, the World Cup is underway and England kick off their campaign tonight against Tunisia.

There then follows games against Panama before the final group match against Belgium.

No doubt, if England manage three wins, the national expectation will skyrocket (again) and this will definitely be the year right?

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Barbecue

Barbecue

Ok, hands up, who had a barbecue over the Bank Holiday weekend?

Is there an actual law that says you have to have barbecue over a three-day weekend. Well, it seemed rude not to, especially when the weather was so good.

As we wipe the last remnants of ketchup from our chins following the last long weekend until August (Noooooooo!) we should pause to appreciate the mighty beast that is BBQ.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.