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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 […]

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 […]

Screen-free Time With Your Grandchildren

A Guide to ensuring you have a fun-filled, screen-free time with your grandchildren You’ve hidden all your precious ornaments, shifted sharp-cornered items of furniture out of the way and stocked up on nutritious snacks. Is it an earthquake warning? A tornado alert? No, it’s not an impending disaster: just a visit from the grandkids. It’s […]

Life in Miniature

Daphne & Clifford Taylor are very giving members of our local community and have an interesting story to tell. In her short ‘going out to work’ life (1957-64), Daphne was a comptometer operator at Yorkshire Farmers, York and then a National cash machine operator in the sales office, Rowntree’s in York where she met her […]

Lazy Days

Whether you’re stretching out on a sun lounger, or just grabbing an hour’s peace and quiet in your garden, a good book is an essential in our opinion. Standard Deviation – Katherine Heiny Graham’s second wife, Audra, is warm, sociable and always ready to throw herself headlong into any situation. The total opposite of his […]

White Chocolate Filo Tarts

Crisp and light pastry cases filled with a rich and creamy white chocolate mousse – these tarts are easy to make but look impressive. Double up the quantities if serving a crowd. Ingredients: 25g unsalted butter, melted 6-8 sheets filo pastry 100g good quality white chocolate 2 tbsp milk 150ml double cream Dark chocolate curls […]