Reaping the Home Grown Harvest from our Allotment

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:58

It has been three months since we told you about our new venture to 'grow our own' on a small allotment space we have been given. This past week has seen us harvesting produce that has matured, learning a lot about what not to do and freeing up space for some more seeds to grow.


Super Quick Store Cupboard Cottage Pie

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:49

We love Cottage Pie but get tired of the long time it takes to put together sometimes or the lack of ingredients we have available, so to make it easy we are sharing our super quick, ingredients in the cupboard, recipe. These were made before work in 30 minutes, ready to heat and eat when we get home tonight.


Pick of the Day - Lucy's Dressings

Tue, 2014-07-22 10:40

Our Pick of the Day today has got to be Lucy's Dressings. For the 'Great Golden' alone Lucy wins hands down - and her other taste creations will have your tastebuds in a jive in no time too. Lucy's Dressings were inspired in a rather busy family kitchen, using Lucy's own unique recipes. Having handpicked the finest quality ingredients, the dressings have been lovingly created to dress, marinate or roast delicious local produce.


Could Standing at Your Desk Improve Your Health and Wellbeing?

Mon, 2014-07-21 13:39

Our yoga teacher is always extolling the virtues of the standing desk. Not a session goes by without a reference to the benefits of not spending the day sitting crooked on a chair - but simply standing to work without effort or strain. But could a standing desk really be the answer for many office workers? Nick Scott White, MD of was able to demonstrate to us exactly how the standing desk could help when we met at the Back Pain show, Olympia.


Show Your Support for Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity at Just Giving

Wed, 2014-06-25 10:16

Wallace & Gromit’s Children's Charity is a national charity raising funds to improve the quality of life for sick kids in children's hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. To show our support we aim to raise £1,000 to donate to the Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity so that they can continue to improve the quality of life for sick kids in children's hospitals and hospices throughout the UK - and you can join us by donating directly through our Just Giving page.


Editor's Choice

Going Free-From for Breakfast without Losing Out on Flavour

Going Free-From for Breakfast without Losing Out on Flavour

When it comes to following a freefrom diet, the breakfast cereals, bars and bread options available to replace 'regular' food is often more than a little disappointing. So at this year's Allergy & FreeFrom Show at Olympia we were quite excited to discover an extensive collection of breakfast options on offer.


What's Hot

Hail the Kale - Fresh From the Allotment

Hail the Kale - Fresh From the Allotment

Back in March we started clearing a section of abandoned land to create a 'grow your own' space where we could try our hand at growing some produce to use in our kitchen. After three short months we have transformed this barren stretch of garden into a growing frenzy, complete with potatoes, strawberries, beans, peas, tomatoes and of course some Kale.


What's On

CARFEST - The Final Countdown

CARFEST - The Final Countdown

Carfest - the Chris Evans inspired fund-raisers for BBC Children in Need, where Ferraris, Maseratis and Mustangs top the on-track bill, comes to you in the form of two fun-filled festivals packed with family entertainment. As the sun sets on Goodwood Festival of Speed, British Grand Prix and Glastonbury 2014, the spotlight switches to August's two award-winning CarFest extravaganzas.


Good Causes

The Royal Surrey County Hospital Tomosynthesis Appeal

The Royal Surrey County Hospital Tomosynthesis Appeal

This vital equipment is proven to detect breast cancer earlier. Help the Royal Surrey County Hospital's appeal to raise funds for a Tomosynthesis and support continued research into new cancer treatments. Tracey Irvine, Clinical Director of the Royal Surrey Breast Unit, tells us why a Tomosynthesis machine will make all the difference.


Recent Articles

As the Summer Shines Ahead, So Does the Season for Making Jam

Over recent years the UK has seen a revival in jam making as we've got back in touch with our heritage of preserving the bounties of summer and autumn. Aside from being wholly delicious, home-made jam is fun to make and gives you control over the level of fruit and sugar content. And this year is one of the best years ever to turn your hand to jam making. The mild winter and sunny spring have given rise to a prolific soft fruit season starting with an abundance of plump and juicy raspberries and strawberries.

Footballer Fabrice Muamba and wife, Shauna, Launch Charitable Sauces at MediaCityUK Booths

Miracle footballer Fabrice Muamba and his wife, Shauna, will be launching Mrs Muamba's Caribbean cooking sauces at Booths MediaCityUK on Wednesday 23rd July. Fabrice and Shauna will be meeting Booths customers from 12 - 2pm, serving samples of Mrs Muamba's five Caribbean sauces which launched into Booths stores across the North West this month; Caribbean Curry, Sweet & Spicy Sauce, Caribbean Brown Stew, Caribbean BBQ Sauce and Jerk Sauce.

Tasty Tacos

If, like us, you get stuck with the same meals over and again through lack of time or imagination then hopefully this easy recipe will help you out. Having never tried making tacos we cheated slightly and popped along to our local Waitrose for an Old El Paso Taco Kit - and added it to the great ingredients we already had, as an alternative choice for minced beef.

Pão de Queijo with a Twist from Soft Sage

Being on a FODMAP diet is no fun - not even at this year's Allergy & FreeFrom Show, Olympia, where a vast amount of the food either contained soya, coconut or dates. So, as I walked around with a very rumbling tum, while my wonderful food editor, Sarah, sampled all the delights on offer, I can assure you it was with great personal delight that I stopped at the Soft Sage stand.

The Changing Shape of Beds with the N:rem Sleep System

How many times do you wake up feeling less refreshed than the night before? Does your partner toss and turn all night, interfering with your rest? Does arthritis or injury prevent you from sleeping? Or do you simply wish you could adjust your mattress to suit the day your body has had? With the N:rem Sleep System you can now 'make' your own bed, choosing the level of support that suits your individual needs.

Eight British Touring Car Champions Set for Goodwood Revival Battle

As many as eight British Touring Car Champions are set to do battle at the Goodwood Revival (12th - 14th September 2014) in the St Mary's Trophy for 1950s production saloons. Jason Plato, who holds the record for BTCC race victories with an incredible 83, and claimed the title in 2001 and '10, will partner TV chef and Goodwood regular James Martin in an-ex Alan Mann Racing Ford Prefect 107E of 1959 specification.

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