Bone Up on Bone Broth – it’s good for you

Bone broth is good for us: fact.  Searches for ‘bone broth’ are up 163% year on year according to Waitrose.

Used for centuries to soothe the body and support the immune system, nutritionists have long hailed its benefits: glycine to support sleep; collagen to slow the ageing process; gelatine for gut health and amino acids for joints, immunity and inflammation.

Whether in soup, bowls of noodles in broth, or a stew, they‘re highly versatile. Simmered for 24 hours using organic ingredients and British spring water, Borough Broth’s Great Taste award-winning, delicious and easy-to-use pouches have deep flavour and nourishment.

Waitrose is stocking its 324g pouches of Free-Range Organic Chicken Bone Broth and 324g Grass-Fed Organic Beef Bone Broth, for £5. 

They’re also available at Ocado, Wholefoods and other health food outlets.  And a host of other delicious flavours available on the Borough Broth website here

Tomlinson’s Forced Rhubarb Kombucha

Another Great Taste Award winner, MOMO Kombucha, has launched a new, hyper-seasonal, limited-edition Tomlinson’s Forced Rhubarb Kombucha (RRP from £4.50 per 330ml glass bottle). 

It’s in collaboration with Natoora (, and available from MOMO, Natoora, Selfridges and Whole Foods, (due to be available until the end of April). 

It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit tart, and delicious. It uses forced rhubarb from Robert Tomlinson, one of few left in Yorkshire’s “Rhubarb Triangle” still practising this age-old technique.

10p from every bottle sold is donated to Natoora’s Farm Fund, supporting young farmers committed to agroecological methods.

Find MOMO Natoora Tomlinson’s Forced Rhubarb at Selfridges, Whole Foods, Natoora and via 

A Strong Reason to stock up with Strong Roots

You may already be aware of the Strong Roots range of yummy frozen vegetable fries, but these pioneers in plant based frozen food have just launched a range of ready meals. 

They’re low calorie and fat, and high in protein.  There are five in the range: Thai Green Veg Curry; Veggie Masala; Creamy Mac; White Bean & Lentil Tomato Stew and Mediterranean Orzo Bake.  At around £3.50 a pack, they either provide a meal for one, or a delicious side for two.

Available from Ocado and Sainsburys. 

Such Good Saké from SoGood Saké

Saké’s a versatile alcoholic beverage made from rice, comprising four ingredients: rice; water; yeast and fermenting agent koji. 

Appropriately-named, SoGood Saké Junmai Daiginjo, is, actually, so good as a cocktail ingredient (served with tonic for a lighter abv alternative to a G&T). 

It’s also vegan, gluten, preservative and sulphate free and low calorie. 

I love it chilled, and served over ice: well-balanced and easy to drink, with crisp minerality and citrus flavours rounded out with hints of sweetness,  melon and a nutty finish.

Around £35 a 75cl  bottle from Master of Malt

Climate Positive Vodka from Sapling

Sapling Spirits was founded as the world’s first climate-positive British-made spirits brand.

Made in the U.K, Sapling Climate Positive vodka uses local ingredients to reduce transport emissions. It’s four times distilled from 100% British wheat and blended with charcoal filtered, deionized water.

For every bottle sold a tree is planted. A unique code tells you what tree was planted where, and about the planting project. One tree can absorb 1.5 tonnes of carbon in its lifetime. So a bottle of vodka emits about 2.5kg of carbon, meaning each bottle of Sapling pays back over 535 times.

It’s gluten free, vegan, incredibly smooth  and available in Waitrose at £32 for a 70cl bottle.

Limited Edition Häagen-Dazs for International Women’s Day

Häagen-Dazs is celebrating its female founder, Rose Mattus and The Rose Project, with the launch of a limited edition run of Vanilla pints, available to purchase from Sainsbury’s stores nationwide and online from late February to mid-March.

Following the launch of The Rose Project last year, Häagen-Dazs is continuing its commitment to empower women by donating 50p per limited edition pint created (40,000 pints will be available in total) to The Prince’s Trust Change a Girl’s Life campaign.

The vital funds raised (a total of £20,000) will be used by The Prince’s Trust to support young women who are facing disadvantage and adversity to overcome challenges in their lives and build a better future for themselves; funding courses, equipment and travel expenses to help young women across the UK to establish lifelong careers.

The pints have been transformed to showcase a commemorative Rose Mattus design to celebrate her and the brand’s global commitment to support women.

In recognition of Rose’s lifelong love for Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream, the flavour has been coined as the ‘Founder’s Favourite’, marking how she shaped the brand and its #DontHoldBack ethos. Häagen-Dazs Vanilla is made with real Bourbon vanilla extract for a rich taste without any artificial flavouring, resulting in a particularly luxurious ice cream.

In 2023, over 2,500 applications highlighting pioneering efforts and societal contributions made by women worldwide were submitted to The Rose Project. From these, 50 talented and inspirational women have been shortlisted and put forward to win one of five monetary grants of $20,000 USD. The top 50 shortlist includes women from 17 countries hailing from Europe, Asia, Africa & Middle East, Australia and the Americas.

The winners will be selected by an all-female judging panel made up of inspirational figures from across the world, including Katie Piper OBE. The winners will be announced on International Women’s Day 2024.