Saturday, January 23, 2021

10 reasons to buy our December magazine

Sticky toffee pudding
Our December issue is here, packed with recipes to inspire you right through the festive season, from Christmas to New Year and everything in between. Alongside extra-special festive canapés, nibbles, sides, starters and mains and showstopping desserts, we have plenty of quick and easy recipes too, including Diana Henry’s laid-back New Year’s Eve...

Top 10 immune-supportive recipes – BBC Good Food

A small blue bowl of porridge topped with fruit, seeds and yogurt
Our immune system is never off duty. It carries out surveillance constantly, and when we become infected, it needs extra resources to do its job. A growing library of evidence supports how vital our daily food choices are for the efficient running of our immune system.  That’s because our diet and nutrition play a...

Best Christmas cookie cutters 2020 for gingerbread and more

Lakeland 3D Christmas tree 10-piece cookie cutter set
The beauty of cookie dough is that it can be adapted with a multitude of flavours to suit your tastes. Christmas is a season synonymous with sweet aromatics like cinnamon and ginger; key flavours behind classic gingerbread. And with the right Christmas cookie cutter, the possibilities are endless for shaping your biscuits. Not only can...

Best Black Friday alcohol deals 2020 | Havana, Warner Edwards, Silent Pool and more

Silent Pool Gin, black friday deals
Whether you prefer wine, spirits or craft beer, Black Friday is a great opportunity to find your favourite bottles of plonk for a more palatable price than usual. We usually see offers on well-known alcohol brands in supermarkets around the countdown to Christmas. However, to help combat the lower numbers of shoppers treading the...

Black Friday coffee machine deals 2020 | Sage Barista, Bosch Tassimo, Russell Hobbs, Swan

Bosch Tassimo Vivy coffee pod machine in black
There are several advantages to having your own espresso or coffee pod machine at home: barista-quality brews made in your own kitchen and a happier wallet now that you don’t have to rely on takeaway coffees, which can sometimes be expensive. Known for its discounts across major retailers, Black Friday is a great time...

Top 10 recipes to celebrate Diwali

Barfi with silver decoration
Sweetmeats are the stalwarts of Diwali celebrations, but save space for other Indian treats too. Whether you’re planning a simple meal or a regal feast, do check out our vegetarian Indian recipes, easy curry recipes and regional Indian dishes. This is an occasion when many will enjoy meaty masalas and grills alongside dhals and...

Learning to Embrace Diwali Essay

PATIALA, PUNJAB, INDIA - 2014/10/23: Family celebrating Diwali festival night, also Bandi Chhor Divas celebration for the Sikh religion followers at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Patiala, Punjab, India. (Photo by Marji Lang/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Image Source: Getty / Marji Lang Growing up, I absolutely, without a doubt, rejected my culture. I never wanted to wear the clothes, I rarely enjoyed eating the food (or so I thought), and I dreaded the nights where my family wanted to watch the four-hour-long films in a language I didn't understand. As...

Best beer gifts for Christmas 2020

Smashed Lager in a can
Christmas 2020 is likely to be more challenging than the usual festivities. So why not indulge in something extra special on the drinks front? My search for the top 10 beer gifts was long and hard. (Come on, you can imagine how arduous a job it is being a beer writer!). My priority was to...

Best kids’ advent calendars for Christmas 2020

Joe and Sephs popcorn advent calendar
It won’t be long until Christmas is upon us, and with the countdown already on for some, you might be thinking about what kids’ Advent calendar to buy this year. Advent calendars are one way to add a pop of excitement to the start of each day in December, and there are lots of...

50 best eco-friendly and sustainable gifts

Recycled wine glass, best wine gifts
Planet, people and profit: three pillars on which the complex concept of sustainability is built. The small choices we make as consumers every day can make a big impact on the planet and our community. Whether that’s in our kitchens, where single-use plastics such as sandwich bags are notoriously prevalent, or in the gifts...
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