Organic Supplies

The blog recipes are based on a very high percentage of organic ingredients.  I am trying to achieve a 100% organic input as the mainstay of my baking.    Some supplies are easy to get some are not. Suggestions and links to other organic food sites will be here.

'What is organic?

Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and the food we eat. Strict regulations, known as ‘standards’, define what organic farmers can and cannot do – and place a strong emphasis on the protection of wildlife and the environment. In organic farming:
  • pesticides are severely restricted – instead organic farmer develop nutrient-rich soil to grow strong healthy crops and encourage wildlife to help control pests and disease
  • artificial chemical fertilisers are prohibited – instead organic farmers develop a healthy, fertile soil by growing and rotating a mixture of crops using clover to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere
  • animal cruelty is prohibited and a truly free-range life for farm animals is guaranteed
  • the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers is disallowed -  instead the farmer will use preventative methods, like moving animals to fresh pasture and keeping smaller herd size
  • genetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are banned under organic standards'

more info

Butter - most supermarkets

Flour - health food shops , delis, some supermarkets, Dove's Farm UK

US Supplier, King Arthur Flour :

Sugar - some supermarkets - Billington's

Baking powder - Dove's Farm

Milk - Most supermarkets

Colourings -natural from flavourings where possible- ready bottles tricky to find in the uk - I am working on this.

Cocoa and chocolate - Green and Black's  and Plamil

I have pre-ordered this, not that I need inspiration but...