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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Win a set of Munchy Seeds and Hillfarm goodies!

posted by Hillfarm oils on December 21, 2017

If you’d like to crunch your way through some nutritious Munchy Seeds, enter our competition to win a set of three Munchy Seeds tubs, snack packs and a munchy seeds recipe booklet along with a Hillfarm goody bag!

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Win Truly Traceable venison pies and hillfarm goodies!

posted on November 27, 2017

We met Truly Traceable when we were both finalists for the Pride of Suffolk category at the Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2017. We were fascinated to learn more about this husband and wife team. Steve hunts and butchers local deer, while Lynn turns them into delicious – and truly traceable – pies.   This … Continue reading Win Truly Traceable venison pies and hillfarm goodies!

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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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Win a bumper set of oil and sausages!

posted by hillfarm oils on October 23, 2017

With both British Sausage Week and firework night around the corner, we’re also celebrating the Great British bange with this month’s competition with Newmarket based Powters Sausages.

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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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Win a hamper of local produce!

posted by hillfarm oils on September 28, 2017

To round off the festival season, this month we’re running a competition for one lucky reader to win an amazing hamper of Suffolk produce, courtesy of the East of England Co-op.

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We investigate the olive oil ‘scandal’

posted by Lawrence Frohn on September 22, 2017

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?

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We’re Returning to Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival for 2017!

posted by Clare Fairs on August 30, 2017

After a fabulous weekend at Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival last year, when we were lucky enough to be sponsors, we are over the moon to be joining the fun again for 2017! On the 23rd and 24th of September, we’ll not only be returning the world’s biggest combine and our popular family meadow, but we’ll also be bringing our all-new pizza oven!

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Win a three-night family break for the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

posted by hillfarm oils on July 27, 2017

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is one of our favourite events, and to celebrate our return as sponsors we’re offering one family a very special weekend at the festival!

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BBQ pork marinade

How to Make Homemade Marinades

posted by Clare Fairs on July 26, 2017

A marinade is a great way to tenderise and add flavour to any meat, but shop-bought versions are often underwhelming and relatively unhealthy. Nothing beats fresh, homemade marinades, especially during barbecue season, so we’ve put together our top tips for making your own.

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