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  • 27 May 2015

    Five quick and cheap family midweek meals

    You've just got in the door and everyone's hungry and you're not sure what to cook tonight for family dinner. Never fear... here is our failsafe selection of midweek meals that are quick, easy, cheap and super nutritious. These great ideas are compiled by our writers to offer plenty of variety and flavour, whilst also being really simple to prepare, meaning that you can drop through the door and have dinner on the table in under half an hour in most cases. […] more

  • 26 May 2015

    Make nettle soup

    Thanks to River Cottage for the inspiration for this super tasty, nourishing soup that is easily made with a few store cupboard essentials and a big carrier bag full of nettles from the garden. Use gloves to pick the nettles and rinse in a large colander before use to remove any debris/insects etc. Adding a potato to the soup gives it body and the stock adds flavour. You could make a perfectly delicious soup with just these three ingredients but if you have a carrot and onion to hand so much the better. […] more

  • 8 May 2015

    8 ways with cherries

    Driving through Kent recently, I was amazed at the number of roadside stalls selling cherries. Nearly every road had their own cherry stall, complete with hand-drawn cherry sign. It was a heartening sight, given that Britain’s cherry orchards have been in decline for the last fifty years and we now import around 95% of our cherries. […] more

  • 30 Apr 2015

    Win a hamper of seasonal treats

    Enter a free draw to win a bespoke seasonal hamper of fresh produce, put together to take your likes and dislikes into consideration. London Farmers Markets run Certified farmers’ markets all over London selling seasonal, fresh produce direct from the farmer, fishermen, plant grower and beekeeper. […] more

  • 30 Apr 2015

    Ask a question: chocolate and nutrition

    My children love chocolate but with all the refined sugar that milk chocolate contains, I’m reluctant to let them eat it. I’ve also heard that dark and raw chocolate contain significant amounts of stimulants. Are there any healthier ‘chocolate’ alternatives? Chocolate can have a surprising effect on our systems, especially for children. A dramatic burst of energy is soon followed by an energy crash, leading to temper-tantrums, poor concentration and restless sleep. […] more

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