• Delia’s Royal Icing

    October 14th, 2011

    This is Delia’s recipe for Royal icing and can be found at http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/royal-icing.html

    This is a recipe for a rough snow scene for a 18cm square, or a 20cm round almond iced cake. If you would prefer fondant icing then pick up some ready made icing in store at Scoopaway.


    500g Icing sugar, sifted

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  • Delia’s Christmas Mincemeat

    October 14th, 2011

    Delia’s Mincemeat recipe  makes six 350ml jars and can be found at http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/christmas-easy-home-made-christmas-mincemeat.html


    450g Bramley Apples, cored and chopped small (no need to peel)

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  • Delia’s Almond Icing (Marzipan)

    October 14th, 2011

    Delia’s Almond Icing Recipe can be found on her website at http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/almond-icing-marzipan.html

    If you don’t want to make your own marzipan, pick up 700g of ready made marzipan in Scoopaway to cover your 18cm square or 20cm round cake.


    350g Ground Almonds

    175g Icing Sugar, plus extra for dusting.

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  • Boost your Immunity…

    September 22nd, 2011

    Its this time of year that we see our susceptibility to the common cold,  sore throats, flu and other viral infections increase.  If you have children you will know all too well that when they return to school after the summer holidays viruses spread from person to person so easily.  So it’s now that we need to act to support our immune system so that it is stronger and able to fight such viruses. continue reading

  • Goats Cheese Salad

    September 20th, 2011


    Seasonal Salad Leaves

    Cypressa Roasted Peppers in Jars


    Cranberries – Dried

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  • Herbal Medicines, The Update…

    May 30th, 2011

    Scoopaway and the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product Directive (THMPD)

    The changes in the law regarding the sales of herbal medicines came  into effect on 1st May 2011.

    The law was passed to ensure that herbal medicines being sold have a license, making them ‘safer’ for the consumer.  So since the 1stof May 2011 it is now illegal to place herbal medicines onto the market without a license granted from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).  continue reading

  • Milking It!

    May 4th, 2011

    A short feature on milks not normally found in supermarkets:

    Goat’s Milk – “One of the most unusual things about Goats is that they don’t have to produce kids every year to stay in milk”, says Ros Earthy of the British Goat Society. “Some will go on milking for 3 or even 4 years after a kid, often giving a gallon or more of milk a day. If it is properly chilled, there is not any strong difference between goat’s milk and cow’s”. There are however some health imperatives for making the switch.

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  • Use Your Grains

    March 8th, 2011

    Grains and Cereals offer excellent nutritional value for the whole family. Whole un-refined grains are of course far superior to the refined variety which are lower in fibre and nutrition. They are an excellent source of slow burning carbohydrate and protein. Cereals come from cultivated grasses such as wheat, rice, corn, oats, rye and barley. continue reading

  • Vegan Lentil Stew…

    February 3rd, 2011

    This is such a versatile recipe, not only can you enjoy it on its own as a stew, you can add vegi sausages to make sausage casserole, top it with mash potato to make a vegi shepherds pie, or serve it with spaghetti to make vegi bolognese.  Apart from the vegetables and wine all of the ingredients are available in store at Scoopaway.

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  • Going Veggie?

    January 21st, 2011

    After the excesses of overindulgence at Christmas it’s good to go back to a healthy diet.  Remember to combine healthy proteins, complex carbohydrates and essential fats with every meal including breakfast. 

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