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Every month we publish new articles to inspire you in the kitchen, keep you up to date with the new trends and provide you with some tasty recipes to try!

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No matter whether you have only a couple of minutes or half an hour, why not have a look at our articles to get inspired and discover more about the latest cooking trends, seasonal recipes and upcoming events.
8 kitchen electricals for efficient, healthy, fun family cooking

8 kitchen electricals for efficient, healthy, fun family cooking

Cooking in large enough volumes, ease of cooking, healthy cooking, and of course, having fun with the kids are all factors which can be a concern in...

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What makes a good Pancake?

What makes a good Pancake?

Is it a good basic recipe? Or is it all about technique, kit and filling? Here are our top tips to turn Shrove Tuesday into a delicious pancake...

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Which teapot do you need for your perfect cup of tea?

Which teapot do you need for your perfect cup of tea?

Do you use tea bags or loose tea leaves? Do you like your tea very strong or quite light? Do you know what teapot you need to prepare that perfect...

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The perfect glass to join in the 'Gin Craze'

The perfect glass to join in the 'Gin Craze'

Do you know what gin is made from? And when the 'Gin Craze' started? But most importantly, do you have the perfect glasses to serve your favourite...

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For Fresh Start Success: start in the kitchen with our 6 tips

For Fresh Start Success: start in the kitchen with our 6 tips

Winter can often leave us feeling sluggish with poor sleep quality. This is where our Fresh Start campaign can help.

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Top tips for Simnel Cake success

Top tips for Simnel Cake success

Discover the history behind Simnel Cake and enjoy our top tips for a perfect bake.

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Sandwich Day 2018

Sandwich Day 2018

What’s your lunch time munch?

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Shortbread or Whiskey?<br>We say, both!

Shortbread or Whiskey?
We say, both!

Getting ready to host on Burns Night.

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My kid is off to uni… what will they need in the kitchen?

My kid is off to uni… what will they need in the kitchen?

The perfect kitchen kit for students

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Wimbledon – who’s the winner?

Wimbledon – who’s the winner?

Pimm’s, strawberries, cream, scones…it’s Wimbledon time!

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Let's get baking!

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The Secrets of growing Asparagus unveiled

The Secrets of growing Asparagus unveiled

The stunning surrounds of The Walled Gardens at Croome Court make an awesome setting for us to find out a few secrets of the art of growing...

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Tea vs Coffee: an eternal dilemma

Tea vs Coffee: an eternal dilemma

Which side are you on?

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Tastes of the World

Tastes of the World

Take your kitchen on a journey and keep your summer holiday memories alive at your dining table.

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Would you try Veganuary to help the Planet?

Would you try Veganuary to help the Planet?

This isn’t so much about you, but about hugely benefitting the environment.

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Summer Salads – an intriguing side dish or a glorious main?

Summer Salads – an intriguing side dish or a glorious main?

Our Salad Guidelines: there are no rules, let your imagination run wild!

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Do I Need a Slow Cooker?

Do I Need a Slow Cooker?

I used to think, “It sounds useful, but do I really need a slow cooker?”... Now I’m the one telling my friends they need one!

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What’s the fascination of Pizza?

What’s the fascination of Pizza?

As pizza has travelled across the world, the recipe has been modified to suit the tastes of different nations...

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How to reduce your carbon footprint in 3 easy steps

How to reduce your carbon footprint in 3 easy steps

Are you becoming more aware of the environmental implications of your purchases?

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Who doesn’t love the indulgence of Afternoon Tea?

Who doesn’t love the indulgence of Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea – a delicious quest, from luxury hotels right to your doorstep.

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