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All the latest news from the farm and the kitchen
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but too many of us are opting for breakfast products that are high in sugar and additives and low in nutritional goodness. We take a look at some of the worst offenders and offer some simple suggestions for healthier alternatives.
Salads are a wholesome, low-calorie meal – until your smother a supermarket salad dressing on them! If you’d like to start whisking or shaking up healthier salad dressings or marinades, we’ll show you how with our simple recipes and tips!
It’s National Picnic Week! To help you find the perfect spot to lay out a blanket and indulge in an al fresco feast, we asked our new intern Sophie to list her top ten picnic places in Suffolk. Thursday is Suffolk Day too so fill your hamper with local produce and celebrate the best of Suffolk in style!
Making time for activities aimed at encouraging secondary school students to take an interest in agriculture and the food industry is very important to us at Hillfarm. We’re involved in a range of projects to promote our sector to the next generation, as we explain here. In March we shared a little of what we … Continue reading Inspiring the next crop
At the end of a long and busy week, it’s all too easy to pick up a takeaway on your way home or order a delivery with a quick call or a few clicks. If you’re concerned about the impact your takeaway habit is having on your health, it’s time to try your hand at a healthier ‘fakeaway’!
Say arrivederci to unhealthy jars with our simple homemade pasta sauces!
A couple of years ago, the firm behind Dolmio admitted their sauces were too unhealthy to be eaten more than occasionally. But don’t despair – it’s easier than you might think to whip up healthy homemade sauces.
When we’re busy, it’s all too easy to turn to jars, packets and ready meals to feed your family or yourself. But you don’t have to! Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing our tips and ideas for steering clear of unhealthy processed foods without spending hours in the kitchen.
Education is an important issue for all of us at Hillfarm Oils, and we love to get involved with activities and events that teach children and young adults about farming and the food industry. Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing some of what we’ve been doing, kicking off with our work with primary school … Continue reading Teaching the next generation
Acclaimed private chef Mike Fishpen says he’s been “hooked” on Hillfarm oil since the first time he tried it. Here, he tells us why he is such a fan.
Lottie and Harry may now be in their teens but they both still love carving a creepy face on a pumpkin at Halloween. After all these years carving and cooking pumpkins, we thought we knew a thing or two about them. But when we started researching them, we were amazed by these peculiar pumpkin facts! We’d love to know how many you already knew!
This month, we’re throwing the spotlight on recent reports that one third of all olive oils currently sold in the UK are ‘adulterated or breach quality standards’. What does it all mean, and how can you avoid buying sub-par cooking oils?