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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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We are quite (very) excited to have some very special loose leaf teas in our midst. Based in Manchester, Bohea Teas was founded by husband and wife team Chris and Sophie.  Combining a joint passion for tea with Sophie’s background in horticulture their aim is “to help people enjoy the amazing breadth of tastes and […]

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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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I was lucky enough to live in South Africa for a while and became a little (quite a lot) obsessed with the ‘milk tart’… a bit like an egg custard but creamier and, well, not so eggy.  I was stewing some of Andy’s infamous rhubarb whilst telling the kids about my favourite childhood rhubarb and […]

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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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