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The Benefits of Eating Buckwheat

What is Buckwheat? Buckwheat is a ‘Super Grain’ full of nourishing vitamins and minerals for your body and gut health. It is part of a group of foods often called ‘pseudocereals’, whereby they are consumed the same way as cereal grains but are in fact seeds. The sneaky buckwheat, isn’t actually related to wheat at … Read More

What is Organic Barley Grass?

Barley grass is believed to be the first cultivated cereal grain, dating back to ancient Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Vikings all used barley, and Columbus carried it to the Americas in 1493. Before World War II drugstores in the US sold tablets of dried barley grass as a primitive … Read More

Bake Yourself Happy the Organic Way

You find yourself in the baking aisle, surrounded by shelves and shelves of flour. What’s actually inside those packets, beyond the fine, powdery substance that we know as flour, that humble of ingredients that gives us countless delicious baked goods? It is an ingredient that has been part of our culinary history since ancient times … Read More

What is Maca?

Green Origins Maca is grown high in the Peruvian Andes. This is its native territory and is held in high regard by the local people. In Peru, almost every part of the plant is utilised and legend has it that it was consumed by the Incan warriors prior to battle to increase their fighting spirit. … Read More

Natural Goodness in Just Four Minutes

Clearspring Organic Brown Rice Ramen Noodles with Soup in two delicious flavours It can sometimes be hard to balance the need for a healthy diet with the busy schedule of our daily lives. Clearspring Organic Brown Rice Ramen Noodles with Soup in two delicious flavours, Miso Ginger and Soya Sauce, have been developed to help … Read More

No Eggs, No problem!

Here are a few suggestions and alternatives that can be used as a replacement. There is no household (except vegan ones) that do not have a packet of eggs in the fridge. For most of us it is practically inconceivable to make a cake without eggs, or a cooked breakfast whether they are scrambled, poached … Read More

What is Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass dates back to the ancient Asian and Middle Eastern cultures where was a prominent food source. Green Origins Wheatgrass Powder is grown in organically certified facilities in a pristine, unpolluted area of China. It is harvested only a couple of weeks after the young grass are seeded; at its most nutritionally rich and fertile … Read More

We’ve had a FREEE makeover!

You may have noticed something a little different. Not only have Doves Farm launched a new website, but they have also created a new look for their gluten free and free-from products. FREEE by Doves Farm®: is the new brand that will be the home of all the gluten free products that you know and … Read More

Clearspring Organic (Nigari) Tofu – Taste the difference

The UK’s first organic ambient tofu made with the natural setting agent Nigari Clearspring is launching the UK’s first organic long life nigari tofu which does not need to be refrigerated, but tastes as fresh as though it was made this morning. Conveniently presented in ambient tetra pack style packaging. Now you can always have … Read More

What is Hemp Protein Powder?

The hemp plant is one of the oldest known plants in the world and it belongs to the mulberry family. Hemp protein is produced with minimal processing. Once harvested, the hemp seeds are cleaned and sorted. They are then cold-pressed to remove their oil content. The resulting paste is dried, stone-ground to powder and then … Read More

Foods To Help Soothe And Prevent Sunburn. Yes, Foods.

You know the drill for preventing a sunburn: wear good broad-spectrum sunscreen, avoid the sun’s strongest hours, stay in the shade, and reapply your sunscreen after sweating or swimming. But unfortunately, sometimes summer sun means a sunburn. The good news is that there are plenty of things in your kitchen that can help you and … Read More

Green tea fights weight gain and memory loss, research shows

Drinking green tea may be good for your brain as well as your waistline. That’s the takeaway from a new study from the University of Yangling in China, which adds to the “superfood” status of one of the world’s most popular beverages. It’s been known for some time that green tea is rich in antioxidants … Read More

Eating walnuts may boost gut health, cut cancer risk

Consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and ward off risks of heart and brain disease as well as cancer, researchers say. The findings, from the animal study, showed that a walnut-enriched diet reshapes the gut microbe community … Read More

Organic Instant Power Porridge

Wake up to Clearspring Organic Instant Power Porridge and start the day as you mean to go on. Made with three organic and gluten free ingredients: nutty buckwheat flakes, Chia seeds naturally rich in Omega 3 and the ancient wholegrain quinoa. Ready to eat in just five minutes this gluten free alternative to traditional oat … Read More

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a single celled, blue green alga produced by photosynthesis – the natural process by which plants absorb energy from sunlight. It is a rich source of protein and is abundant in all nine of the essential amino acids. It is highly concentrated source of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. The spirulina … Read More

Getting Ready for Harvest 2017

This time of year is always eagerly anticipated by all at Doves Farm. You will find us repeatedly checking the forecast, hoping for a well-timed dry spell, you’ll see our farmer inspecting the grains for indications of their moisture levels, and our faithful combine harvester out being serviced. It is of course, harvest time – … Read More

Ecover Ocean Plastic Project

Ocean Plastic is the biggest issue most of us have never heard of (yet). It affects every major body of water, with 46, 000 pieces of waste plastic in every square mile of ocean. This plastic damages the marine environment, harms fish and sea mammals and is all out bad news. Seem like a cause … Read More