Our Borough Market neighbours Food and Forest sell a beautiful Walnut Oil from a local East Sussex farm, Old Place Farm Walnuts. It occurred to me that no one ever talks about what happens to the leftovers when pressing nuts and seeds for oils. But one thing is for certain, the entirety of the ingredient does not end up in the oil. So where does it go?
Now, as I'm sure you're aware, a 'produce bag' is nothing new. You've probably seen them anywhere and everywhere from Amazon to Etsy, supermarkets and of course every independent packaging free shop. As is custom with everything we make at nibs etc., it was not going to be 'just another...'. It had to have purpose. It had to upcycle and reduce waste, in some way. It had to be a useful produce bag, but better.
Who better to feature in our month of pairings than a business that seriously knows a thing or two about food pairings. We have been working with Elysia for a while now; one of our longest standing customers, in fact, from using our juice pulp crackers back in the day, to regularly sourcing our brownies made from juice pulp. Founded by Sophie Andre, a fellow food waste worrier since starting in 2017; they have saved more than 9 tonnes of British artisan food from going to waste and served more than 29,000 people around London. That is most certainly something worth celebrating.
Meredith is a qualified Meditation teacher, and holds regular Chocolate Meditations. And only this month, launched the incredible hot chocolate brand that is Calm Cocoa. Encouraging us all to take our Calm Cocoa moment. And when it comes in the form of hand-grated, British-made dark chocolate, recycled glass jars [or home-compostable bags], it is what we want to be drinking this, and every winter.