Author: Jamie @ Withies Deli

This drink, known as the Elixir of Life in its native China, has had a resurgence in popularity recently. It is essentially a sugary tea that is fermented with a Symbiotic community of Yeasts and Bacteria, or a SCOBY, until …

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I love the smell of sheep. Some people will crinkle their nose up thinking of wet wool, others of footrot and blowfly, but to me it’s the warm smell of the barn, the gentle nuzzle of a soft nose or …

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We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give Winston Churchill I like the scouts, cubs and beavers. I’ve been involved with them for a while now. Whether it’s helping out, doing …

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Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man George R R Martin Cheese is selling well at the moment. Beer & Cider have tapered off but the miniatures of gin and vodka …

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The quiet pig gets the most food. John Pettipas My friend John told me that. He pulled me to one side one day and said it in a conspiratorial keep it hush hush kind of way. Everyone thought he was …

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Many of you will know that I am Canadian. It’s a well known fact to anyone who has met a Canadian abroad that they will espouse that Canada is the greatest country on earth, despite them choosing to leave it. And …

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Chocolate Alcohol Coffee Cheese Swearing   Seriously, these are all in the list of Top Ten Things People Give Up For Lent. I mean really? No swearing for forty days? Don’t you have children, work colleagues or rush hour? I …

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