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Just Add Water

I stopped writing these articles because I suspected that nobody was reading them, but I was told today at the market that I have in fact a reader. So I have settled down with my wife's laptop in front of the fire on this chilly night, to the accompaniment of Shaun Rafferty on the radio … Continue reading Just Add Water

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Taunton Farmers’ Market is Not Closing

You may have read in the Somerset County Gazette on 8th November 2017 that the Panier Market in Taunton High Street is set to close at the end of the year. As it states in the article, this development affects only the general market, which takes place on the High Street on Fridays and Saturdays … Continue reading Taunton Farmers’ Market is Not Closing

Toby’s Red Sauce for Pan-Fried Duck Breast

So far, my articles have been short, pithy and brief. (I looked “pithy” up in the Oxford Dictionary. It means “Condensed, terse, or containing much pith”, which presumably means that I have been giving the pith rather than taking it, which is good, as I suspect nobody is actually reading these articles.) I am going … Continue reading Toby’s Red Sauce for Pan-Fried Duck Breast

Clean Energy Won’t Save Us – We Need Clean Soil

The government proposal to ban fossil fuel cars by 2040, has been criticised by many as woefully inadequate, and much too slow. Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s leading climate scientists, has warned that we’ve already blown our chances of keeping global warming below the “safe” threshold of 1.5 degrees. Greenhouse gas emissions need to be … Continue reading Clean Energy Won’t Save Us – We Need Clean Soil

Taunton Farmers’ Market Wins Gold in 2017

Taste of the West are the largest independent regional food group in the UK. They work to promote and support fantastic local food and drink from the South West, an area covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. They champion food and drink producers throughout the West Country, so when we heard that Taunton Farmers' … Continue reading Taunton Farmers’ Market Wins Gold in 2017