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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STARS! - AUGUST 2018

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STARS! - AUGUST 2018

This morning the 2018 Great Taste results were announced and I am over the moon that, for the second time, the Fino Dark Balsamic has been awarded 3 Stars, and the Fino White Balsamic has been awarded 2 Stars. Yippee! I am so happy, and I know many of you Fino followers will be delighted too. What great taste we all have! Great Taste is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards.  "Putting your food or drink to the test with our panel of over 500 experts is a quick way to get honest, straightforward and impartial feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers. Whether your product receives a 1-, 2- or 3-star accolade,...

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SPRING WAS SO NEARLY HERE - March 2018

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SPRING WAS SO NEARLY HERE - March 2018

SPRING WAS SO NEARLY HERE - FEBRUARY 2018 Last weekend it really seemed like spring was here - dainty little snowdrops, the first daffodils, and shoots appearing all over the garden ... and now the Beast of the East has arrived and it is all change. Until today we had got away with it here in Oxford but as I am writing this the snow has started to fall and everywhere is turning white. At times like this I can understand people asking me why we came back from Spain! Despite plummeting temperatures outside all is good here at Fino HQ...

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Simple Things are often the best - August 2017

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Simple Things are often the best - August 2017

SIMPLE THINGS ARE OFTEN THE BEST - AUGUST 2017 I have just returned from a charity trip to Kenya where I was one of a group running a week long summer camp for hundreds of children, in one of the many desperately poor communities around Kisumu, near Lake Victoria. I have been there before but even so I found it shocking seeing how they live – their homes are tiny mud huts, often dilapidated and with no electricity, hunger and dehydration are not uncommon, their clothes are generally threadbare, and many of the children have no shoes yet they often have to walk miles to get to school. Interestingly, and possibly because they...

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Love Food - February 2017

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Love Food - February 2017

LOVE FOOD - FEBRUARY 2017 With Valentine’s Day round the corner there has to be a ‘Love’ theme, and what better to love than good food. Eating has always been high on my list, but I haven't always loved cooking, but that’s probably because when life is pulling you in lots of different directions, putting a meal on the table becomes just another thing on the list of “to do’s”.  I really love it now - with a bit more time it’s so much more enjoyable, and sitting down to a delicious meal is unquestionably one of the best parts of the day.  I love...

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It's just like Spain! - August 2016

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It's just like Spain! - August 2016

These geraniums outside Fino HQ are loving the weather and so should you – it is not the time to be spending hours sitting at a computer or fiddling about in the kitchen, so really really quickly here are two very simple foodie ideas which you can enjoy whilst eating out in the sunshine. Kale Crisps Kale is healthy so I am sure these must be healthy. For a home made version of crisps simply put a single layer of chopped kale on a baking tray and drizzle with delicious olive oil and sprinkle with rock salt.  For a slight “lift” squeeze on the juice of half a...

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