Author Archive | Richard

Recipe of the month: Apple Charlotte

It’s been a tremendous year for apples in the UK.  So here’s a delicious recipe for a warming autumn dessert using some of the crop! Apple Charlotte Makes 4 Ingredients 1 loaf thin sliced organic white bread (you’ll end using most of the loaf) 125g vegan margarine 2 cooking apples 2 tbsp golden caster sugar, […]

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Come to us for your 5 a day!

We have a stunning range of fresh fruit and veg in the shop at present.  As always we try to source as locally as possible and our main suppliers are Wayside Organics and Sunnyfields Farm. 75% of the stock is organic…….      …..and is Fairtrade wherever possible.             

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Pay it Forward

Pay It Forward…… I came across this idea recently after chatting with someone at a party.  It’s by no means new although it was to me and I thought I’d share it with you.  It seems to me to be a concept that’s wonderfully in keeping with the ideas that Rice Up embodies and generally […]

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Reasons to be vegan

I used to write quite a lot for various blogs and sites about veganism and environmentalism.  Out of the blue I had an email today asking if I would mind if one of my posts could be re-posted on a new vegan site in the north east.  On re-reading it I was quite pleased with […]

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Pressing matters

As we enter the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness there’s a bountiful harvest to be had.  This year has been a great one for the apple crop….trees are groaning with fruit! Sadly much of the fruit goes to waste.  People get overwhelmed by a sudden glut and using it can be problematic.  I’ve also […]

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Supplier Spotlight: The Sunnyfields Partnership

  We’re delighted to be sourcing some of our fresh, local organic fruit and veg from Sunnyfields. Sunnyfields was started more than 25 years ago and has in that time had many successes as well as some hard times. It was always the plan of Ian and Louise to do more than produce food, with […]

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Muesli Musings

I was doing a bit of research recently into the development of the raw food movement and was interested to learn that muesli was the ‘creation’ of one of the original pioneers of eating raw fruit and veg.  According to Wikipedia Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner (August 22, 1867, Aarau – January 24, 1939) was a Swiss […]

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Books For Free

We now have, in the shop, a selection of books provided by the wonderful ‘Books For Free’ group.  They save books that are heading for the tip and give them away…… So next time you’re in Rice Up you can pick up a book and feed your mind as well as your body 😉

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Rochdale Pioneers

The co-operative street gallery is visiting Southampton from 18th September thru to 8th October.  It will be located outside the Guildhall at Above Bar Southampton.  For more information on the street gallery click  http://www.co-operative.coop/streetgallery To co-inside with this there’s a film screening of The Rochdale Pioneers to be held at Southampton Solent University conference centre […]

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Why not make your own soya milk….

With all the varieties of soya milk that are commercially available why would anyone want to make their own at home?  Well actually there are many good reasons! I’ve been making my own for nearly 10 years and I’m now using a Tribest Soyabella electric soya milk machine.  I would thoroughly recommend it.  Admittedly the […]

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