Milk & Honey

Ruth Valerio and Rosemary talk food and faith: delicious, uplifting conversations. You can subscribe in iTunes here.

Milk & Honey #2: A Fairtrade Birthday

Duration 23 minutes

From bananas to wedding rings, there are many opportunities to make consumer decisions which materially improve the lives of some of the world's poorest workers. Ruth and Rosemary discuss Fair-trade and ethical sourcing, and the need for Christians to re-embrace the fair-trade habit as sales drop for the first time in 20 years.

For more information visit the Fairtrade Foundation web site.

For information on fair trade gold visit these sites: http://ido.fairtrade.org.uk  http://credjewellery.com

The Waitrose Foundation: It seems that Waitrose have not yet updated their website with the news of their Fair-trade accreditation for the Foundation, but the background to the scheme is here.

Banana & Walnut Cake

Banana & Walnut Cake

The recipe for the banana cake that was Ruth's birthday cake is here. I baked the same mixture in 2 x 18cm sandwich tins for 25 minutes. They were sandwiched together and iced on top with a frosting made from 200g full-fat cream cheese, 2 tbsp icing sugar and 100g melted milk chocolate, all beaten together. If it is Fair-trade, does it have calories?

Click here to see Ruth and I create a delicious cous cous salad.

The demonstration with Zaytoun products for Fair-trade Fortnight information is here.