Ancient Roots with Modern Benefits – Steenbergs’ Top 10 Superfoods Selection

January 20th, 2016

With Gwyneth Paltrow extolling the virtues of Matcha Tea and Victoria Beckham tweeting about the benefits of Bee Pollen, superfoods have never been more on trend.  Now through partnerships with like-minded artisan producers, Steenbergs offers a full complement of powders, seeds and teas to boost the body and get you set for 2016. With the […]

Is there aluminium in bicarbonate of soda?

December 25th, 2015

Fairly frequently, we are asked “is Steenbergs bicarbonate of soda aluminium free?” In short, yes it is aluminium-free, as well as gluten-free, and Steenbergs organic baking powder is vegan and phosphate-free, while the non-organic baking powder is vegan with corn flour and free of added aluminium. It’s a weird one this, because bicarbonate of soda […]


December 8th, 2015

Steenbergs Lemon Chicken Rub & Steenbergs organic Smoky Paella Spice Blend This time around our spice taster panel was in for a treat, sampling two different, delicious spice blends, created by Axel and hand-blended in the Steenbergs factory near Ripon, North Yorkshire.  Both of them have Mediterranean influences and can be used for specific dishes, but […]

Meet Sharmini – our new recipe collaborator!

December 4th, 2015

We’re really pleased to announce our new partnership with Sharmini Thomas.  Originally from Kerala, Southern India, but now based in York, Sharmini runs her own cookery courses, is a cookery tutor for the City of York, and is a presenter and judge for York Food & Drink Festival.   We’re delighted to be partnering with her […]

Ingredientia – a new wiki from Steenbergs

December 4th, 2015

Ingredientia the cook’s encylopedia is a simple idea – to build a free, food and drink related encyclopaedia that is open to all to use and all to contribute to. The concept is to build Ingredientia from the base up.  And to develop it collectively as a wiki, rather than by any one person or […]


November 30th, 2015

Steenbergs organic Happy Hippy Herbal Tea Steenbergs Rose & Bergamot Black Tea (Persian Style) This time around our tea tasters had the joy of sampling two very different teas: one of our newly packaged herbal teas, Happy Hippy, to uplift and destress and one of our flavoured black teas Rose & Bergamot, a light brewing […]

Audio Interview from CareerFarm: Building an organic spice business committed to fairtrade and the environment with Axel Steenberg

November 23rd, 2015

I recently did this phone interview with Jane Barrett of The Career Farm, which can be found at Jane’s Blog or listen below:

Delicious porridge recipe from Jo Hodson

November 17th, 2015

This recipe is reproduced by kind permission of Jo Hodson from who has written an e-book on porridge that is dairy free, wheat free, vegan, egg free and sugar free. “I love ginger, it’s one of my favourite flavours and here it complements the apricots perfectly in this easy breakfast oat bake. You can use canned […]

Recipe: Potatoes Dauphinoise With Long Pepper and Grains of Paradise

October 28th, 2015

With the nights drawing in and the leaves turning a rusty orange colour, I had promised Sophie that I would make Potatoes Dauphinoise, one of her favourites.  This is a tasty, homely dish that is full of the richness from the cream and milk.  I prefer a Maris Piper potato for this, as well as […]

Sophie’s autumn books 2015

October 25th, 2015

During the autumn months of September and October 2015, I’ve been reading my usual eclectic mix but also trying to read some of the books that have been on my chest of drawers for a while. Look forward to hearing if you’ve enjoyed or hated any of them and what you enjoy reading. They are […]