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  • Before I had experienced depression first hand I could never understand why people didn’t just “pull themselves together” and do something to cheer up. It’s embarrassing to admit now but the truth is, you rarely understand something until you’ve been through it yourself.

  • I was on Twitter the other day and a funny little tweet from KNOB Butter popped up and caught my eye. I laughed out loud, and cheered silently inside because here was a brand with a personality and a sense of humour trying to grab my attention, instead of a faceless corporation bleating their product at me. With my curiosity sparked, I decided to investigate what this humorous little business was all about.

  • I first discovered Free World Cuisine curry sauce kits after a visit to Cafe Domenica – a wonderful social enterprise project that works with young adults with learning disabilities. (I’ll be writing about it separately soon). During a tour of the cafe, I popped down to the basement and discovered a huge bookcase filled with Free World Cuisine pouches, the spices for which are ground by the students at Cafe Domenica.

  • Lately, I’ve been looking at ways I can change my diet to make me happier and healthier. According to Ayurvedic medicine, regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste that could have built up in our immune system. It also helps with dandruff, weight loss, nasal and throat congestion, menstrual cramps, acne and premature ageing – so this is where the herbal teas come in.

  • I had to pinch myself last Wednesday as I couldn’t quite believe that one of my ultimate foodie dreams was coming true. I was heading up to London for a pancake and crépe masterclass at the world famous – Le Cordon Bleu. For those that are unfamiliar with Le Cordon Bleu, I’ll give you a brief overview, just to set the scene and explain why I was so excited.

  • Despite launching in Brighton in 2013, it wasn’t until I went on the VIB Food Tour earlier this year that I discovered Bluebird Tea Co Mixologists (clearly I’ve been walking around the Brighton lanes with my eyes closed!) On the tour I tried a wonderful refreshing cold Lemonade Matcha tea and it was love at first sip.

  • Waiting at the bus stop at Steine Gardens with my dad, I recalled the ‘magical mystery tour’ adventures he would take me on as a child. Back then the bus could transport me on any manner of exciting adventures, and the Sussex Wine Bus Tour we were about to board rekindled those memories.

  • Having lived in Brighton for 28 years, I’ve made it my mission to eat in as many of the city’s 400+ restaurants, as possible. As a result, I like to think I know the crème de la crème of Brighton. But last weekend, thanks to Brighton Food Tours, I discovered there are still some indy gems missing from my radar.

  • Over the last few years, there’s been a rise in the popularity of recipe boxes and food kits. Brands like Able & Cole play to those wanting to support local and eat seasonally with a door-to-door delivery of veg boxes. Brunch Box Brighton is the latest addition to the club, launching at the end of December last year.