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  • Cook *this* at the weekend

    Here's a scrumptious Donna Hay weekend lunch recipe for you - and a chat with the super-chef herself.

  • Friday night Curry Club

    The Friday night curry has just got better, healthy, homemade and utterly delish.

  • Speedy supper – prawn pilaf

    Haven't got a clue what to make for dinner? We're here to help. Well, top food writer Diana Henry is.

  • Goat’s cheese & greens frittata

    Step away from that tin of baked beans lady, here's a Speedy Supper for tonight courtesy of The Food Medic.

  • Eat here: Michelin Star magic in Berks

    Woop woop! If ever there was a call for pants of Bridget Jones-esque dimensions – this is it. our county has done us proud with TWO Berkshire restaurants receiving new Michelin stars in the revered 2017 guide – strap me in and pass me my golden fork… it’s time to EAT! Yes folks, The Michelin Guide got very funky this year as […]

  • Live near Wokingham? Order Supper!

    Have you heard of Supper? If you live in or around Wokingham you’re going to be praising me to the skies for this little nugget of info. It’s a brilliant healthy home-cooked food delivery service that delivers food to your kitchen table, woop! woop! Perfect if you’re short on time but still want to eat nutritious, home-cooked […]

  • Make this: Peach & lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin

    I saw this recipe over on Hero’s site this morning and totally pinched it because it looks so summery and delicious, and dead easy to make. Plus, tinned lentils means super quick and super healthy. That’s supper sorted for tonight. Tuck in Mudsters! You are going to love this cook book. I can say that with […]

  • Muddy eats: The Bladebone Inn, Bucklebury

    Bored of the formulaic fakery of the average pub makeover? Rest assured, the newly refurbished Bladebone Inn has the stamp of individuality. Although some of the quirky touches might not be to everyone’s taste, it’s a nice relaxed space that’s certainly been done with a lot of love, and the new chef owner, Richie Sanderson and his wife […]

  • Muddy eats: Brebis, Newbury

    Brebis sadly closed in July 2016. To find out about Chef Sam Mansfield and his brother James’ new venture check out: They would love your support. A couple of months ago, shortly after yours truly had launched this very blog that you’re kindly perusing now – I saw this tweet pop up in my Twitter feed… …and […]

  • The Muddy Guide: Thurs 28 April – Weds 4 May

    Henley Arts Trail, various venues around Berks & Oxon, 30 Apr – 2 May I love this brilliant art trail, now in its 11th year! There are 25 free venues in Henley and surrounding villages (9 of which are in Berks) displaying over a thousand art works (such as this one above by Este MacLeod) […]

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