first_imgPine nuts: Pine nut prices have remained at incredibly high levels since the last report with a growing sense of further supply issues as the season progresses. With a weaker sterling, dwindling supply and a strong demand for seeds overall, it is difficult to see where any respite can come from other than a wholesale defection away from what has effectively become a punishingly expensive commodity.Pumpkin seeds: Prices have remained, and continue to remain, extremely firm and at levels that confound any historical precedent for this product. Prices are now over 100% higher than their “usual” pricing range, but clearly the impact on the failed Austrian crop has hit China, with additional levels of demand when supply is at its lowest and most critical.Sunflower seeds: Although sunflower seeds have not experienced the supply issues that have rocketed pumpkin and pine nuts to high price levels, demand for them has seen a marked increase as a reflection of their price discount compared to other seeds.l Based on information provided by ingredients supplier RM Curtislast_img read more

first_imgTwiddle hit NYC’s Irving Plaza last night to bring a scorching show to the sold out, energetic crowd along with support from Teddy Midnight. The band is on fire with their current Plumperdump Winter Tour and continues to bring the funky jams on each stop.The Frendly Horns were a powerful addition, helping to open up the show with “Amydst the Myst”. 12-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer took a break from his starring role in School of Rock on Broadway to join the band on “Lost In The Cold”. Naturally, fans were mesmerized by the talent coming from this tiny shredder. The band closed out the show by letting fans know that they will be returning to NY on May 7th to headline the historic Capitol Theatre, before encoring with the debut of a new tune, “Collective Pulse”. Check out fan shot footage from Nicole Quartarone.Setlist: Twiddle at Irving Plaza 2/27/16Set 1: Amydst The Myst*, Beehop, Indigo Trigger, Hatti’s Jam > When It Rains, It Poors, Hattibagen McRatSet 2: Syncopated Healing, Lost In The Cold**, Wasabi Eruption > The Box, TiberiusEncore: Collective Pulse*ft. Frendly Horns**ft. Brandon “Taz” NiederauerPhotos by Bahram Foroughi: Load remaining imageslast_img read more