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As a general rule, councils across the UK will accept simple waste streams but do not want any materials that are costly to recycle… this includes things such as flexible packaging (crisps and biscuit wrappers), waste that is made up of multiple materials (eg. pens and toothbrush tubes), and anything else where the cost of […]

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A fast take on the hot cross bun… Scoop and Scales has all the dry ingredients for these little cases of deliciousness… Easter themed with the piped crosses on here, but pretty delicious all year round to be fair! Hot Cross Muffins (Gluten Free)   What you’ll need: 225g butter (at room temp) 200g light […]

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We foraged lots of wild garlic today and are just about to have a go at adding it to this delicious soda bread recipe….  get gathering folks, the garlic is in abundance and at its best just about now!   Wild Garlic Carrot & Black Pepper Soda Bread What you’ll need: 175g strong bread flour** […]

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For the lazy baker, or those with little helpers with questionable kneading skills here’s an alternative Hot Cross Bun recipe to try. Make, Toast and Slather with butter – what’s not to love?! What you’ll need: 525g plain flour** (plus 3tbsp for the cross and extra for the shaping) 75g soft light brown sugar** 2tsp […]

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Despite Lockdown preventing the launch of a Repair Café for Macclesfield there have been exciting developments taking place. Discussions have taken place to see if the Repair Café could be attached to Scoop and Scales as the two ventures share many of the same objectives and we have agreed this in principle. The Old Sunday […]

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It is with joy that we now have a very lovely range of Fruits of the Forest goods within our shop.  They specialise in preserves, cordials, jams and vinegars made with abandoned local fruits and native plants and are a great addition to our local suppliers.   Fruits of the Forage is a Macclesfield based […]

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Jinny Chivers is a Scoop and Scales volunteer and regular customer.  In this shocking yet motivating article she explains why:   Why I support Scoop and Scales…. I am an experienced sailor, having spent over a decade living and working on sailing yachts, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean 5 times and around the Pacific Ocean. […]

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Here’s a simple recipe to follow to make a traditional Christmas Pudding. We have packaged up the right weights of some of the key ingredients (**) for you, but if you fancy something different you could always try some other fruits such as apricots, dates, figs or cranberries all of which we also have available […]

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Scoop and Scales member Hayley Ashby explains how a global audio project launched in lockdown has tapped into a renewed appreciation of the natural world.  For more information and to listen to some of these incredible recordings click on Timber festival website links in this article….  (guaranteed to make you smile!)   Like many others […]

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           We are plastic free!”   Something which I’m sure we long for all shops and retail outlets to be able to shout. For the time being, striving for the best we can do is ‘good enough’. Matt Todd, manager at the fantastic Scoop and Scales gives his opinion. “That is […]

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As a general rule, councils across the UK will accept simple waste streams but do not want any materials that are costly to recycle… this includes things such as flexible packaging (crisps and biscuit wrappers), waste that is made up of multiple materials (eg. pens and toothbrush tubes), and anything else where the cost of […]

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A fast take on the hot cross bun… Scoop and Scales has all the dry ingredients for these little cases of deliciousness… Easter themed with the piped crosses on here, but pretty delicious all year round to be fair! Hot Cross Muffins (Gluten Free)   What you’ll need: 225g butter (at room temp) 200g light […]

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We foraged lots of wild garlic today and are just about to have a go at adding it to this delicious soda bread recipe….  get gathering folks, the garlic is in abundance and at its best just about now!   Wild Garlic Carrot & Black Pepper Soda Bread What you’ll need: 175g strong bread flour** […]

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