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Resulting from Brexit and the UK’s current precarious position, there are real concerns about lower food standards as well as threats to the NHS and other public services and environmental/animal welfare protections that new deals with the US raise.  In this hugely important article, Global Justice Macclesfield member Natalie Abbott explains another real danger of […]

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As we are going to be spending more time at home over the next few weeks, why not get ready to try some festive baking? Here’s our favourite recipe for an easy to make and utterly delicious Christmas cake.   Even if you’ve never attempted one before this is a super recipe for novice and […]

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It’s definitely hoodie weather isn’t it? We happen to have the softest and cosiest range of ‘Inland Sea’ clothing for sale at Scoop and Scales which are happily made ethically and from 100% recycled material and organic cotton. Adam, the founder and creative talent behind Inland Sea has been an important member of Scoop and […]

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Did you know that a cashew nut is actually a seed that comes from a tree and grows out of the bottom of a cashew apple? Nope, nor did we!! We were also surprised to discover that cashews are not as innocuous as one might think and the truth of their journey to the UK […]

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As you are carving out your artistic creations this Halloween, don’t waste the lovely flesh from the inside of your pumpkins.                                         Here are two lovely recipes that use the seasonal pumpkin:  for the virtuous, a […]

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Harry’s Hot Chocolates are, without doubt, a necessary treat for the winter months… and Scoop and Scales are a happy supplier. We basically couldn’t decide which flavours to stock so got them all,  leaving you, the customers, with this terrible dilemma! We speak from experience however to confirm that all varieties of this powdered goodness […]

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Andrea is one of our committee members and as well as working for a children’s charity (and being one of the most warm and positive people you could ever meet), she also happens to be a local potter (@hendrypotters). Amongst many other lovely items, she makes exquisite bowls and mugs which are available to purchase […]

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We have a colourful and mouthwatering supply of the irresistible Neary’s Sweets. Neary’s mission of leading the race for sweet companies to clean up their act whilst supporting new suppliers to find solutions to plastic alternatives is admirable and one that we are happy to support. Neary’s supply treats that don’t cost the earth….and they […]

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We are pleased and proud as punch to have some of the incredible work of Illustrator Dick Vincent on display and for sale at Scoop & Scales.  Dick is a Macclesfield based artist with an international following.  He has a love of nature and the great outdoors and he also just happens to be an […]

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Did you know that a plastic toothbrush takes over 400 years to decompose?   The Sutcliffe Toothbrush Company are a Cheshire family run company with environmentally conscious dental products designed by Daniel (who happens to also be a UK based dentist). Their aim is to reduce plastic pollution with an eco-friendly range of products including […]

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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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