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Food & Drink

Apricot & Orange Cheesecakes

Finish off a meal with these deliciously creamy individual apricot and orange cheesecakes. You can make them a day in advance.   Ingredients:   125g digestive biscuits, crushed 40g unsalted butter, melted Zest and juice of a small orange 2 tsp powdered gelatine 250g full-fat soft cheese 25g caster sugar 200ml double cream, softly whipped […]

Tales From Britain’s ‘Food War’ Zones

Many Brits – perhaps hoping for a repeat of last summer’s heatwave – have decided against travelling abroad this year. Of course, it’s great news for our home-grown tourist industry. If you’re planning to take your annual holiday in Britain this summer, you might be looking forward to the opportunity to sample local brews, cheeses, […]

Chicken & Rice Burritos

Make these quick and easy chicken and rice burritos for on-the-go lunch or supper. Wrap tightly in foil to transport. Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 100g easy-cook long grain rice, boiled, drained and cooled (see tip) 2 tsp chilli powder 350g chicken breast […]

Vegetable And Chilli Noodle Bowls

These vegetable and chilli noodle bowls are a quick vegetarian supper packed with flavour! Soba noodles are Oriental noodles made from buckwheat flour. You’ll find them in most large supermarkets but if unavailable, use egg or rice noodles instead. Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp grated […]

Fresh Cherry and Almond Cake

This deliciously fruity cherry and almond cake can be served warm as a dessert or cold as a classic afternoon tea cake. Ready in: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus cooling time  |   Serves 8   Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 225g golden caster sugar 225g self-raising flour 4 medium eggs, beaten […]

Potato and Broccoli Gratin

This hearty potato and broccoli gratin makes a great side dish for a Sunday roast, or a very satisfying vegetarian supper served with crusty bread and a mixed green salad. Ready in: 1 hour  |   Serves 4 – 6   Ingredients: 750g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks Salt and freshly ground  black pepper 225g […]

Mini Orange & Chocolate Cakes

These lovely little citrus and chocolate cakes take no time to make and are a delicious sweet treat. Ready in: 1 hour, plus cooling and setting  |   Makes 12   Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 12 mini chocolate cookies 225g golden caster sugar 225g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 4 […]

Have Manners Gone For Good?

Have you recently felt ignored, snubbed or belittled by someone’s behaviour? Has a stranger closed a door in your face, or a friend been too busy browsing their phone to talk to you?  Sometimes it really does seem like everyone’s manners have gone ! If you have bemoaned the lack of manners in today’s society, […]

Squash & Spinach Lasagne

If you fancy a meat-free supper this week then try this delicious filling vegetarian lasagne. Serve with a crisp green salad and crusty bread. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash, peeled and flesh diced 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 tsp dried oregano 3 tbsp olive oil 200g baby spinach […]