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World Environment Day: four ways to help reduce air pollution

June 5 marks World Environment Day and this year, the theme is air pollution. London is one of the world’s most affected cities, making it even more of a challenge for businesses and individuals to be sustainable. However, we’re not deterred – in fact, knowing that there’s plenty to do only encourages our efforts.  Over the last 16 years, we’ve had success with a number of initiatives. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Recycle everything

Reducing the amount of general waste that is incinerated can go a long way in improving our air quality.

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Ros Rants: On the subject of sugar

I am no stranger to a sweet treat – in fact, I love them! From pieces of Original Beans Pura Malingas Peruvian 75% chocolate to snack on, to gorgeous fruit crumbles, there isn’t much I don’t like.

The one thing that all diets have in common is that sugar is the baddie. However, when humans first started cooking, sugar was viewed as a treat, mainly because it was so hard to come by.

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RECIPE: Courgette Salad

three courgettes on a table

 

June is just days away, which means the season of picnics in the park, BBQs in the backyard and bring a plate dinners is upon us. This courgette salad is ready in minutes and is sure to impress, with simple flavours allowing the produce to shine.

If you’re taking it along to a dinner party, we suggest doubling the recipe – this way, no-one misses out!

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Is the Cook’s Certificate for you?

Three times a year, 12 individuals unite over a love of cooking, transforming from enthusiastic culinary fans to talented and passionate cooks through our six-week intensive Cook’s Certificate. With a sustainable and principle-led teaching approach, students are armed with all the tools they need to be both competent and confident in the kitchen, whatever the end goal. So, should you be enrolling in our next intake?

Student chopping rosemary on chopping board

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RECIPE: Vegetable Bolognese

May 13-19 marks National Vegetarian Week so we’re celebrating with one of our favourite dinner recipes – Vegetable Bolognese. With more than five veggies per serve, it’s a great way to pack in your five-a-day in a delicious way.

It’s a real crowd pleaser – just make sure you make enough for leftovers!

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RECIPE: Passover Nut Cake

With thanks to our founder, Rosalind’s, loving mother.

Passover is the Jewish Festival of Liberation which lasts seven or eight days and this year starts on April 19th. During this period any type of leavened bread or bread product is prohibited, making this delicious nut cake the perfect sweet treat for Passover.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 eggs separated
  • 6 tablespoons caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • few drops boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • 1/2 lb ground hazelnuts- finely ground but not to a paste
  • 1 large finely grated carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

METHOD

-Grease and paper the base of a 25cm”

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RECIPE: Rhubarb Jam

Get lost in some sticky goodness, with our sensational seasonal spring jam! The perfect recipe to get the whole family involved.

INGREDIENTS

450g granulated sugar

450g rhubarb

Juice 1 lemon

METHOD

-Wash and dry the jars, then sterilise in the oven at 150ºc.

-Chop the rhubarb into 1 inch lengths.

– Place the rhubarb, the sugar,

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A Recipe For Success

A recipe is like a strategy. It’s the how you will do the thing you’re doing, or in the case of cooking, it’s how you will make the thing you’re making. It has directions and a clearly defined input and output. It also has an anticipated outcome that can easily be measured – both qualitatively and quantitatively.

When teams collaborate to deliver on a strategy, there is responsibility, accountability, delegation,

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6 Reasons to Book a Corporate Away Day

Team building activities and away-days tend to be unfairly weighted toward Christmas time when the office is ready to go off-site for a bit of a jolly. But just like puppies, team building events are not just for Christmas!

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities where some bonding time is just the ticket to keep your teams, clients and business happy and productive. Here are 6 reasons we’ve come up with:

Leftover budget – Have budget leftover at end of the fiscal year?

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