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  1. November 16, 2020

    Ten Things You Should Know About Almonds

    It is that reach-for-even-more almonds time. Whether it’s the cake, the mince pies, the nut roast, the marzipan, the apricot and almond stuffing or just the gentle crunch of a nut by the fire almonds have had a special place in our Christmas celebrations. ... Read more »

  2. November 11, 2020

    Two Way Classic Christmas Cake

    The Christmas cake is, of course, naturally vegetarian. But this year we have introduced a simple twist that means it can also be naturally vegan. You can make it any time in the run up to the big day and nobody has to miss out on a slice of festive tradition!... Read more »

  3. November 3, 2020

    Five New Stores Open

    Despite the pandemic Grape Tree has opened five new stores and more are on the way. The expansion, which will create dozens of new jobs, comes against the bleak retail background of shop closures and job losses across the whole of the UK.... Read more »

  4. November 3, 2020

    Making the most of Raisins, Currants and Sultanas

    The joys and health benefits of eating raisins, currants, and sultanas were almost certainly discovered when someone stumbled across unpicked grapes that had simply dried in the sun. That may have been around 2000 BC.... Read more »

  5. November 2, 2020

    Honey is the Best Cold Cure

    Scientists have confirmed that the old family remedy for coughs and colds, a spoonful of honey, really does work. In fact, researchers at Oxford University say that honey is a better cure for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) than antibiotics and over the counter medicines.... Read more »

  6. October 30, 2020

    Vegan Halloween Gingerbread Cookies

    A spooky vegan Halloween snack, great for parties or to bake with your family.... Read more »

  7. October 28, 2020

    Peanut Butter Topped Apple Slices

    This is the perfect treat for all the family to enjoy. A simple snack of apple slices topped with delicious peanut butter and decorated with sprinkles of dried fruit, chopped nuts and seeds for extra crunch. They are so tasty and easy to make in less than 5 minutes. You will have lots of fun creating this half term!... Read more »

  8. October 21, 2020

    Date and Walnut Cake

    A delicious and classic comfort cake that makes the perfect afternoon treat. Baked using the Grape Tree Californian light walnut halves and moist pitted dates and finally topped with a creamy almond frosting.... Read more »

  9. October 21, 2020

    Feeding Your Immune System

    The nutrients that help your self-defences stay fighting fit. Our immune systems are immensely complicated. At least six different cell types are involved in protecting our bodies from in-coming disease and illness threats.... Read more »

  10. October 1, 2020

    Fruity Flax Flapjack

    This totally indulgent snack is much easier to cook and eat than it is to say.... Read more »

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