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Wild Mushrooms make Vitamin D!

Chanterelles in the wild are shown in the picture above.  Mushrooms are apparently  only vegetarian food that can actually make Vitamin D.... because they have “pro-vitamin,” or precursor, called ergosterol that  converts into vitamin D when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radia­tion.  It works in a similar way to  how skin synthesizes the vitamin… Continue reading Wild Mushrooms make Vitamin D!


Eat Seasonally – seasonal food of the week

 May 2016 Fruit: bananas, kiwi, rhubarb ,  cherries, elderflowers Vegetables: asparagus, broccoli, purple sprouting broccoli, samphire, radishes,  Jersey Royals, new potatoes, kale, lettuce and salad leaves, rocket, radishes, rocket, rhubarb, rosemary, spinach, spring onions, sorrel, watercress, wild garlic, wild nettles Meat/poultry/fish: coley,crab, langoustine, lobster, sardines, mackerel, plaice, prawns cockles, john dory, salmon, sea bass, sea… Continue reading Eat Seasonally – seasonal food of the week