What's special about your ingredients?

What's special about your ingredients?

I believe that we should be mindful of what we put into our bodies and the effect that our diet has on the environment around us. That is why I use ingredients which are organic and as minimally processed as possible, preserving their nutritional value without unnecessary chemicals and additives.

I source my ingredients from producers and suppliers who support sustainable, responsible farming practices and promote soil health, environmental and social responsibility. I am particularly proud of my relationships with Gilchesters and Shipton Mill who provide the excellent, organic and stoneground flours used in my breads. 

I use natural sweeteners in my granola: honey and coconut blossom syrup, instead of refined sugars. The honey I use in my bread and granola is organic, unpasteurised and untreated, with no additives or preservatives. It is full of natural vitamins and minerals. The coconut blossom syrup I use is organic, sustainable and vegan.

Salt is a necessary ingredient, controlling the fermentation process, gluten structure and shelf life of my breads and acting as a flavour enhancer in my granola. The salt I use is natural, non-iodised sea salt with no anti-clumping agents or preservatives. I use as little of it as possible.


Why don’t you use locally grown ingredients?

Whenever I can, I use local producers and suppliers. Unfortunately this is not always possible. I continue to hope that there will be an increased local use of organic farming methods and I am always on the look out. If you know of a producer who you think I should get in touch with, I would love to hear about it. Contact me here and let me know.