We have great ambitions: to show the world you can be happier when you are in tune with the seasons while creating amazing memories and making the world a better place for future generations.

So let us take you on a magical adventure of a world where all plastic isn’t seen as evil and we know the season to eat sardines.

We know we aren’t perfect and don’t get everything right but we are honest! That is how we can all be the catalyst for change. Rise up and join us in Starting a Revolution from your Kitchen Table and get mouth watering recipes, magical event invites and seasonal news you won’t believe you lived without?
21/10/2021
13 Fang-tastic Family Films your Little Monsters will love This Halloween

One of the main reasons Bangers and Balls have come up with the Halloween festival is to prize children away from their screens and spend some good, old fashioned, family time together.   We are creating bonds and memories that will last a lifetime, either out in nature or around the kitchen table.

That being said, we at Bangers and Balls don’t think that the screen is the root of all evil.  What we do believe is that story is what brings us all together, and story on screen is no exception.  The Magic of the Movies is something that can enchant and bewitch us all, young and old. Something that, when experienced together as a family, has the power to unite us in delight, fear, excitement and joy.

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07/10/2021
Brace for the Turkey Nightmare before Christmas 2021.

t’s a bit of a cliche these days to say that Christmas comes earlier each year. In the Kitchen Table Revolution, we started preparing for yuletide festivities way back in January when we set aside a special jar of home-made marmalade. It continues throughout the year, having just bottled our stash of Sloe Gin and visited a pear tree (minus the partridge) to gather the main ingredients for this weekend's make; Rosehip and Pear Jelly (see recipe below). The perfect alternative to cranberry sauce to go with this year's Turkey.

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29/09/2021
Juniper 101; Terrific Tipsy Tales and Sozzled Stories.

Researching for this blog I opened a veritable Pandora's box of folklore.  Apparently juniper could be used for anything from Protecting your home from thieves and witches, treating burns and even a vaginal douche. Oh, and making Gin of course.

It is my job to distill the stories to the very spirit of what this seemingly powerful plant meant to our ancestors and indeed still means to many people today. This is no mean feat, as Juniper turns out to be one of the most widespread shrubs in the Northern Hemisphere, being found from the arctic tundra in the North, right to the edge of the tropics in the South, and everywhere in between.

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30/07/2021
Umami: The Mysterious History of the Elusive Fifth Flavour

Come with me now on a journey through time and space, to the fifth dimension of flavour, Umami. It’s the dawn of time.  Our ancestor is examining the remains of her charred jungle home after narrowly escaping a devastating forest fire with her life.  Just a little way from the edge of where the inferno […]

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30/06/2021
Foraging Fairy Tales: Elder - North American Folklore

When I think of Native Americans I am guilty of being influenced more by old cowboy films than real life.  In my mind I see feather headdresses, redskins and peace pipes.  I also hear the very haunting, smooth montage music as my ‘Indian Brave’ is at one with nature and sending smoke signals across the […]

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11/06/2021
Is Foraging harmful for the environment?

Myth: Foraging is harmful to the environment and not sustainable and should be avoided for both  personal use and commercial gain. The Wild Food trend continues to grow in the uk, with more and more restaurants and supermarkets offering foraged foods to their customers as the demand for delights like wild garlic, ceps and elderflower […]

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21/05/2021
Debunking Outrageous Sugar Myths: You will be Shocked at what you will Discover.

The myth: Sugar is evil, it should be avoided at all costs and replaced with natural sweeteners. Imagine a caveman.  A stone aged hunter gatherer,  struggling to survive after a long hard winter.  It’s early spring and although there are plenty of flowers and blossoms, we are well and truly in the hunger gap and […]

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12/05/2021
Foraging Fairytales; The Legendary Birch Tree

The changing of the seasons is the most magical time of the year.  As we gently say goodbye to Spring and hello to Summer we notice little signs that the ‘Hunger Gap’ will soon be over, giving way to the ‘Time of Plenty’. We’ve filled our foraging basket with wild garlic, young nettle leaves and […]

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07/05/2021
The Land of Milk and Honey

Last week we opened the lid of the honey pot and were shocked to find that not all was as it seemed.  As we continue our journey towards Foodtopia we dive into the milk lake and you will be surprised by what we found. Does the Dairy industry deserve the bad press that it gets?   […]

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