Category Archives: Shop Local

Croft 36 – Harris truly a Showcase of Scotland’s Natural Larder #scotlandhour

I have been meaning to write a blog on our food experience during our holiday in Harris since we came back.  With one thing and another I hadn’t got round to it which I felt guilty about but then I … Continue reading

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Do you seize opportunities or do you sit back and moan?

I wrote in February about the opportunities for butchers in the light of the #horsemeat scandal.  https://fionadranesblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/a-great-opportunity-for-butchers-and-local-retailers-horsemeatscandal/.  Since then the scandal seems to have grown and grown to the point that even kids are very aware that there are issues … Continue reading

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Final Episode #Alex Polizzi #Fixer – Walk Away

Finally got to watch the last in the series of the Fixer. I missed it last week and then assumed that it had taped and then found out it hadn’t!  My children of course told me to watch on the … Continue reading

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Alex Polizzi and the Fish and Chips Shop

This week’s episode of Alex Polizzi had her eating fish and chips.  Something that Alex Polizzi confessed she didn’t often do!  I suspect I was not alone in wishing I was joining her as I watched the programme.  But realistically great fish … Continue reading

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#Horsescandal#Sleeze#judgingchurch

2013 has seen yet more scandals of bodies that are British institutions.  First we had #horsemeatscandal where it became apparent that we have been lied to about what is in our food with big brands and supermarkets particularly coming under strain.  … Continue reading

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A great opportunity for Butchers and Local Retailers #horsemeatscandal

I have been listening to the #horsemeatscandal with interest from the start.  Why?  Well I have a great interest in what I eat and where it is from.  And for the past few years I have banned myself from shopping … Continue reading

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Black Friday or Shop Local?

A couple of years ago I learnt about the concept of Black Friday in the USA.   It takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving and is when the USA shops go into the black as people shop till they drop after a … Continue reading

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