Monday, 27 February 2012

Fairtrade Fortnight!

This year for Fairtrade Fortnight, there is a campaign called Take a Step for Fairtrade

Here's a lovely film showing us how swapping your shopping to fairtrade can change lives!

Here at The Bear we offer lots of fairtrade produce and by just swapping one thing, maybe your cuppa in the morning, you can be part of that change!

Here are just some of the brands we have to offer.

Equal Exchance Coffee supporting Women Growers!

Grumpy Mule Coffee - Roastery based in Meltham, Yorkshire.

Other products include:
Divine Chocolate, Dubble Chocolate bars, Equal Exchange Coffee and Tea, Cafe Direct Teas, Pukka Green Teas and Chai, Meridian Molasses, Crazy Jacks Golden Syrup, Geo Mango Chutney, Suma Golden Sugar, Live a Little and Moonlight Organic Wine, and many more!

Take a step, let us know what you are going to change.
The Fair Bear Bunch X

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Organic Variety Boxes

5 new varieties and prices for our brilliant organic veg boxes.

Simply Beautiful Organic Veg Box- £10

Fabulous Fruit and Veg Box - £15

Fabulous Fruit and Veg Box with Saker Bread - £17.50

 Fabulous Fruit and Veg with Dairy - £25

 Fabulous Fruit and Veg with Soya - £25

Contents may vary but they are always Organic and as local as can we can get it. In association with Incredible Edible Todmorden.

Deliveries over £20 - Free
Deliveries under £20 - £2.50

Local deliveries 10 mile radius. Boxes delivered on Mondays.

We are in the process of setting up an online shop, but for now please ring with your orders. 01706 813737 or Email us

Anything else from the shop can be added to your order. Just ask!

Keep warm,
The Bears X

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Dalit Spices and Candles

Dalit are a wonderful fairtrade company helping the lives of people in India,
We sell their beautiful handmade candles and their authentic spices sourced straight from the growers in India. All the money goes to the Life Association Charity.

All their products make perfect gifts or a special treat for yourself.
(My house smells lovely!)

Spinach and Coconut Dahl

Here's a quick and easy recipe to go with your 12 new spices,

3 hand fulls of Suma red lentils,
A bunch of Local spinach,
Lots of grated coconut, (save some for serving)
1 onion
Lots of Garlic (to taste)
flat teaspoon of Dalit Turmeric,
a sprinkle of Dalit Cumin Seeds,
half a teaspoon of Dalit coriander powder,
2 teaspoons of Dalit chilli powder,
Ground white and black Dalit peppercorns (to taste)
Squeeze half a lemon,
1 teaspoon of Marigold's Bouillon,
A pinch of Suma asafoetida,
Hot water.

-Rinse the lentils and put in a medium sized pan.
-Pour boiling water over the lentils, and stir in the bouillon, asafoetida, and all other spices. Cover and leave on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
-Chop the onion, garlic and spinach and add to the lentils.
-Now add coconut and lemon.
-Put it on a low heat and cover.
-Keep checking back and stirring, and cook till it's soft and yummy.
I think you can keep it cooking for as long as you want and it'll get even tastier.

I enjoyed mine with a cup of Pukka Chai Tea, and to make it extra scrummy I popped in some extra cinnamon and a few cardamon pods ! (using 8 out of my 12 Dalit spices in one sitting, how many can you use?)

We have everything you need for a dahl, and much more!

The Bears

Remedies and Products of the month

It’s a new year, and it’s the year of the DRAGON. It’s considered the luckiest and most empowering year in the Chinese Zodiac!

Are you ready to embrace the Dragon? Be colourful, energetic, powerful, and ambitious.

Remedies for the Dragon inside you
Start with a good body cleanse to get rid of 2011’s toxins with Pukka’s Clean Greens. This powerful blend of 12 chlorophyll rich nutrients including organic spirulina, kale sprouts and wheat grass juice helps the bodys natural ability to cleanse itself. Clean greens also helps us to cope with our polluted environment, and gives us a great boost this time of the year
To keep up with the Dragons energy levels, we’ll have some Spatone Liquid Iron and some Pukka Vitalise. Vitalise is a powerful formula of 22 nutritionally concentrated foods to help maintain energy levels and deal with the stresses of modern life. This colourful blend contains a full spectrum of organic extracts from 3 fruits, 4 vegetables, 6 herbs and spices, 3 seaweeds, 2 freshwater plants, 2 grass juices and flower pollens and so helps broaden the spectrum of energising foods you consume.

Essential Oils
For Energy – Rosemary, Peppermint, and Basil.
For Confidence – Rose and Jasmin for women, Cedarwood and Clary Sage for men.
Ambition – Rosewood
And after a productive day of being fantastic – Camomile, Lavender, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang.

Pukka Skin Care Range
Now we are powerful and strong Dragons, we can’t forget about our skin. Dragons are perceived as scaly, angry monsters in Western culture, whilst in Asia they are beautiful, colourful creatures. I know which one I’d rather be.
We have a wonderful organic Ayurvedic skin care range with Pukka. All fantastic, but a here’s a few of our favourites.
Nourishing Brightener – Freshly ground Bilberrys and Almonds to gently exfoliate your skin.
Uplifting Toner – A light, refreshing toner that will leave your skin feeling clear and bright, gently fragranced with orange flower.
Radiance Serum – A wonder serum that will leave your skin feeling fresh and bright, gently fragranced with sandalwood.

Have a fantastic and exciting New Year,
熊 The Bears.