Junk Free Lunchboxes for Children and Adults

posted by Clare Fairs on August 17, 2018

Would you like to avoid the artificial ingredients found in many packed lunch staples? If you want to pack up something more wholesome for your child or yourself, take a look at our healthier lunchbox ideas.  A sandwich, a packet of crisps, a chocolate biscuit bar and one piece of fruit. That’s a typical packed … Continue reading Junk Free Lunchboxes for Children and Adults



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Better breakfasts: how to start the day more healthily

posted by Clare Fairs on July 16, 2018

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. 



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Healthier DIY salad dressings & marinades

posted by Clare Fairs on June 20, 2018

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! 



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Best Picnic Spots in Suffolk: Our Top 10

posted by Sophie Lawson on June 19, 2018

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!  



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Inspiring the next crop

posted by Lawrence Frohn on May 23, 2018

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



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Healthy and easy fakeaways

posted by Clare Fairs on May 18, 2018

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’!



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Have you tried our scrumptious new salad cream?

posted by Lawrence Frohn on April 24, 2018

Our new salad cream proves how good salad cream can be when made with proper ingredients. Read on to find out what sets our salad cream apart and where you can try it. 



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No More Dolmio Days

posted by Clare Fairs on April 20, 2018

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. 



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Spring Clean Your Eating Habits with Our Simple Alternatives to Convenience Foods

posted by Clare Fairs on March 19, 2018

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.



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Teaching the next generation

posted by Lawrence Frohn on March 16, 2018

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



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Chef Mike Fishpen tells us why he loves hillfarm oil

posted by Clare Fairs on November 21, 2017

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.



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Ten Weird and Wonderful Pumpkin Facts

posted by Clare Fairs on October 23, 2017

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!



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