Good Hemp Oil

Good Hemp Oil

Henry Braham and Glynis Murray, the people behind the Good Hemp company, are both film industry practitioners who, after meeting 15 years ago while filming together, found they had something more in common than movies – both grew up on farms. They bought Collabear Farm in Devon in 1996, and started farming themselves. They started by looking at options… Continue Reading Good Hemp Oil

Bartenura Balsamic Vinegar

Bartenura Balsamic Vinegar

The Bartenura Balsamic Vinegar is a good example of the Italian ‘Modena’ appellation. It’s a far cry from the ‘Traditionale’ Balsamic Vinegar which is aged for at least 10 years (and would cost 100 times more…), but is a smooth and fruity ‘watered down’ version that will add a touch of class to any salad. For… Continue Reading Bartenura Balsamic Vinegar

French Red and White Wine Vinegars

French Red and White Wine Vinegars

It would seem that wine vinegars are much more common on the continent than in the UK. Lack of grapes is one explanation, but also kosher rules make it easier to use non-grape versions. That’s a shame because wine vinegar is a much more flavoursome choice. Here are two very decent examples, both white and… Continue Reading French Red and White Wine Vinegars

‘Oro del Desierto’ Organic Olive Oil

‘Oro del Desierto’ Organic Olive Oil

A very nice cold pressed organic extra virgin olive oil from Rafael Aguilera’s solar powered olive farm in Almeria, Spain. Of medium intensity but with a subtle, light perfume. Comes in a beautiful bottle and a spout that works (unlike some you buy in shops) which can be re-used and looks great on your table.… Continue Reading ‘Oro del Desierto’ Organic Olive Oil

Zeta Basil & Garlic Olive Oil

Zeta Basil & Garlic Olive Oil

Here is a bit of a novelty: aromatic olive oils. And they’re really lovely. The olive oil is of medium intensity and the flavourings are natural and subtle, giving your food a few extra layers of fragrances. We tried the Basil and Garlic edition but the Zeta range also include Chilli and Lemon versions. Creative and… Continue Reading Zeta Basil & Garlic Olive Oil

Il Casolare Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Il Casolare Extra Virgin Olive Oil

As some of you may know after tasting your Channukah lights oil, not all olive oils are created equal. In fact, very much like wines, there is a huge variety of qualities even within the Extra Virgin category, depending on age, the quality of the olives used, whether they were cold-pressed (preferable), etc. Whereas the… Continue Reading Il Casolare Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Natural Earth Organic Balsamic Vinegar

Natural Earth Organic Balsamic Vinegar

First of all let’s just make it clear that real balsamic vinegar has very little to do with what is available in kosher and non-kosher shops. The real thing comes from Modena in Italy, is matured for years, like the finest wines, and has a thick, syrupy texture. The concentration of flavour is so great that… Continue Reading Natural Earth Organic Balsamic Vinegar