Across Europe, small rivers are now contaminated with traces of pesticides, and in US, pesticide residues are found in 70% of produce (Guardian, 29 May 2019).
Why do we need more of these frightening date to understand that there is serious problem?
This problem becomes immediately a serious threat to our health and therefore continuation of life on this planet. Glyphosate (Round up), genetically modified organisms and material, armitraz, neonecotinoids are some of the names of serious contaminants in our food.
Worldwide consumers remain in the darkness with regards to risks/hazards posed to our health derived from use of pesticides and their leftovers (residues) on the cultivated food crops. Pesticides are toxic chemical compounds, which can easily damage vital organs, or disrupt critical biological processes within human body.
As the time passes by, we have become so senseless that we do not see something serious things happening in front of our eyes, and we remain unconvinced that pesticides can be seriously harmful.
Organic farmers, growers and producers have to inform more and more consumers. It is their obligation to do so apart from selling their organic harvest or products.
We have found an interesting inititiative called PAN UK, a pesticide action network: promoting safe and sustainable alternatives to hazardous pesticides.
It is wise to develop more of these initiatives as soon as possible. Soon this world might not have anything which will not be contaminated with pesticides residues
We mentioned in the past that we will be expanding the range of our organic products as long as they come from a country which is full of those soil and sun elements.
Now this time is a honey with a very unusual flavour for many foodies.Unusual for many reason
it is a thyme honey with also conifer tree elements and more specifically pine tree honey.
No, it is not a mixture of two different honeys but a honey produced by the bees when the beehives are transferred from a full of thyme blossom area to a pine tree area.
The origin of the product is Eastern Crete - Sitia and it is a certified organic product.
Are you a foodie or a fine foods sourcing expert? Then we might have something in common with you.
But if you would like to become one, then maybe it is time to start your research and tasting sessions as tabula rasa, with lots of energy. Remember to ask questions
We do not believe that new products are found in food markets but in a food kitchen from some innovative and persistent people.
When we do the research for the fine foods, we search for something out of the normal:
Taste comes first and packaging follows .
We do not look for normal ingredients only but something extraordinary. We go to people's place where they produce these fine ingredients, where possible.
We do not search for just another Extra virgin olive oil but:
We supply to market with the Organic Wild Mint, with entirely different flavour to spearmint and peppermint, known for its help towards muscular pains.
Same principle applies to the selection of our herbal teas, unique herbal ingredients are part of the blend (not nasty flavouring boosts):
As regards packaging and its usage, we believe we have got it right, every single product appears to have something unique.
However if the packaging does not follow the superb taste of the product, then the customer will put some things into the right place in other words the food product will have a repetitive sale.
And the other way around too, packaging is not enough to support repetitive sales of a product.
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We have met many customers in London and around the country, searching online and in reality for the ideal or best delicatessen shop. We are talking about the shop which has got everything, from exceptional service and best coffee up to widest selection of fine products.
That ''everything'' which still remains mostly a subjective matter and less a subjective one. Therefore one will have a different opinion to second one for the same delicatessen shop.
We are not the experts or judges for such thing and we are not planning to do so in the future either. But what we would like to share is a few things and our little experience defining such ''title'':
The best or top deli shop around the country.
It is difficult task to unearth the top shop. There are so many factors, just to name a few:
- variety of the products,
- Range of fine foods,
- service level and its quality,
- the type and variety of sandwiches and food offered, cold or hot.
We are sure the relevant annual awards have strict criteria for selecting the best amongst several scores of applicants. Still we recognise something else is critical too: ''soft'' factors, not easily revealed by visiting the deli or the fine grocery. These factors are often masked by the award.
We have experienced these soft factors and that's what we wanted to share before you discover your best deli.
It is the passion of the owners for managing and developing a progressive business,
it is their passion for introducing new foods, flavours and aromas: to learn more about the texture, the origin and the combination of food elements or to learn more about the coffee beans and coffee drinks served. Passion to manage better and teach more about food and management to their employees.
In several occasions, we have seen this passion reaching its highest point converting owners into experts in specific food categories.
We applaud such curiosity and thirst for knowledge which earns ''awards'' for the customer's benefit. Owners have taken the responsibility and risk to experiment with new flavours and stock some of the multi-awarded exceptional foods and finest ingredients. We have seen these shops in London but also in some less populated areas, away from big cities.
Those owners remind us of bees collecting the nectar from the best flowers, Well done to All of You!