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Goodness greatness me; win a weekend at the Abergavenny Festival; going, going, scone
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Goodness greatness me

Goodness greatness me

Improves your sex life, who cares? Protects your heart, so what? Protects you from skin cancer, yeah right! Pomegreat is making great claims about its medicinal qualities, but even if you don't believe a word of it (and it might take years to find out whether there is any truth to the medicinal claims), you should try pomegranate juice anyway. And not just because Cameron Diaz drinks it either. Pomegranates are as full of Eastern promise as they are packed with antioxidants and polyphenols. But try the pink drink simply because it really is refreshing, delicious and not too sweet. Developed by three young Brits who got the taste for it in India, Pomegreat is £1.39 a litre or 99p for a 330ml bottle from Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Booths supermarkets, Moto service stations and Whistlestop stores.

Win a weekend at the Abergavenny Festival

The Welsh market town of Abergavenny on the edge of the Brecon Beacons goes gloriously gastro in mid-September. The Abergavenny Food Festival ( www.abergavenny
foodfestival.com
) on 18 and 19 September sees feasting in the streets, munching in the market and foodie fun for families in the castle grounds. There's talking, tasting and food for thought at debates, shows, masterclasses and demos (from, among others, The Independent Magazine's Mark Hix and Anthony Rose, John Burton Race and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall). Photography, ecology, coffee, honey, cookery, butchery, biology, whisky and whimsy are all part of the heady mix. We have a weekend for two at the Festival to win. Two nights (including dinner on Friday and Saturday) at the Gliffaes Hotel ( www.gliffaeshotel.com), an Italianate Victorian country house in fabulous grounds on the River Usk within striking distance of Abergavenny. Weekend entrance tickets to the Festival, tickets to the Hospitality venue, plus two tickets to a Festival event are included in the prize.

To enter the competition, answer the question: "After which local mountain is the vineyard just outside Abergavenny named?"

Send your answer on a postcard by 6 September to: Abergavenny Competition, The Food & Drink Editor, The Independent Magazine, 191 Marsh Wall, London E14 9RS, making sure you write in your name, address, daytime telephone number or e-mail address clearly. The winner - the first correct entry picked at random - will be notified immediately. The editor's decision is final. Visit www.independent.co.uk/legal for a full list of terms and conditions.

Going, going, scone

Who says you have to be on holiday, or in Cornwall, to enjoy a splendid cream tea? Seriously Good, another company formed by downshifters heading west to sell food back to those of us left behind, sends hampers and food parcels from Cornwall, including the Seriously Good Cornish Cream Tea. Visit www.seriously-good.co.uk or call 0870 241 7027 for next-day delivery of a box of scones from Chough Bakery in Padstow, with Boddingtons Berries jam-packed fruit preserve and organic clotted cream and butter from Barwick Farm. From £12 + £5 delivery for a knock-out tea-time extravagance (calories included!).

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