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With the endless grey skies and rain in the UK right now, these drinks warm us from within. Check out how easy they are to make. Don't worry if you don't have all the ingredients, just experiment with the spices you have and see what...

Merchant Gourmet products are exactly what they say on the packaging…. ‘Simply Cooked’. The 100% cooked quinoa pouch that I have used in the recipe below contains: white quinoa (81%, water, white quinoa), red quinoa (18%), olive oil. No additives, no preservatives. This pouch just needs a...

One of the best ways to make the house feel seasonal is to fill the house with those traditional Christmas fragrances: Ginger, clove, orange zest, ginger and cinnamon blend to create a comforting scent that gently nudges you into the festive season. You might think that...

As 2020 is drawing to a close, it's becoming increasingly difficult to resist decorating the house early this year. I think we all deserve a little sparkle after what has been quite a year! When I was a child we had the most amazing decorations....

Digestion begins before we even take our first bite. While we prepare food the aromas and textures and sight of food help stimulate our body to prepare for digestion. So it's important not to rush the process - cooking doesn't have to be elaborate but try...

Every time I see something green I am always reminded of words from the poem by Rupert Brooke called The Old Vicarage, Grantchester…. ‘A tunnel of green gloom, and sleep Deeply above; and green and deep The stream mysterious glides beneath, Green as a dream and deep as death.’  My...

In recent months many of us were forced to rely on independent, local stores. They have proved themselves most worthy of our continued support. Their hard work to provide their local communities with great quality produce should not be forgotten now that restrictions have eased...