What exactly is the magical Matcha elixir? Matcha is finely ground green tea leaf powder and is the most prized amongst Japanese teas. Consumed as part of the tea ceremony for 900 years and by Buddhist monks during long days of meditation, Matcha is deeply rooted in Japanese tradition.
Today we are increasingly hearing terms such as gluten intolerance, wheat allergy and coeliac disease. On top of this, the words wheat and gluten are often used interchangeably too, even though there is a very clear difference between the two substances. So what do they actually mean and how are they different?
We all know how versatile a jar of miso paste can be. It can instantly transform a multitude of everyday dishes; try adding a spoonful to your next spaghetti Bolognese, or add to your salad dressing for an extra kick. Not forgetting how it can be enjoyed in its most classic of forms: a quick, easy and tasty miso soup.
There is no official definition of ancient grains but it is widely accepted to mean grains which have remained unchanged for several hundreds of years. As opposed to more widespread cereals such as corn, rice and modern varieties of wheat, which are the product of thousands of years of selective breeding.
I keep telling people that this spring has been is an exciting time for organic, but then organic is always exciting from my perspective. 2016 however has seen the alignment of some critical factors – some new, some- not so new – which create conditions ripe for further growth in organic.
With a little bit of menu planning it is easy to whip up a tasty vegan Easter meal for the whole family.
During the 18 years he lived in Japan, Clearspring's founder Christopher Dawson became an expert on miso quality, and the Clearspring range is his selection of the finest traditionally made Japanese miso.
Macrobiotics is a way of life based on ideas about the interconnectedness of all things and encompasses ways of eating, thinking and seeing the world.
Demeter certifies food produced from biodynamic farming, a methodology created and defined by philosopher Rudolph Steiner in the 1920s, combining agriculture, cosmology and herbalism/homeopathy.
Vegans do not eat animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances such as honey.
Macrobiotic Chef Marlene Watson-Tara is hosting a two week intensive Macrobiotic Health Coaching Programme - 19th - 31st October 2015. All 12 classes throughout the course use Clearspring Products.
Here's a short video of us at Natural & Organic Products Europe 2014. It was a great show this year and we'd like to thank everyone who came to visit us!