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  • chickpea and spinach curry white bowl lemon garnish with striped napkin and knife and fork

    Race you to the stove

    A speedy supper with excellent health credentials? Bring out this easy-peasy spinach and chickpea curry pronto, garçon.

  • New 2019 BMW X5 SUV driving ini woods

    Feeeeeeel the luxury

    Comfortable, luxurious and practically drives itself. Buckle up, baby, Muddy takes the sexy new X5 for a spin.

  • Prawn Laska slate table red cast iron dish

    Speedy supper: Prawn Laska

    Healthy, hearty and faster than Dina Asher Smith with jet propellers, welcome to 2019's first Speedy Supper. Prawn Laska, anyone?

  • Gotta have it

    Woohoo! It's time to partaaaaay. Down tools and dive head first into the bubbles from now until New Year – and we've only found one that tastes like Veuve without the price tag. You're welcome.

  • Lind and Lime Gin pale blue ribbed bottle lying on its side

    Christmas Drinkies!

    Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys? You can do better than that! Nail your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

  • metal birds on a branch robin art Banksy of birds

    Watch the birdie!

    Watch the birdie! We adore these brand new garden artworks from Metalbird. Read on for a Muddy exclusive.

  • Cladesi Ricciarelli biscuits white wavy plates black worktop and two cups of coffee

    Recipe: Italian almond biscuits

    Nom nom nom. I'm loving this recipe for Crimbo. Get your kids to help you if you have the patience, or try it yourself with a glass of Italian red.

  • Cotton and fleece throw with lightening bolt appliqué draped over bench The Corner Shop Woolhampton

    Strike it lucky

    A fleecy throw that's cooler than a house with a broken boiler. Cosy doesn't need to be naff and this blanket from The Corner Shop is proof. Hands off, this one's mine.

  • Giancarlo and Kate Caldesi The long and short of Pasta Tarts Spaghetti with tomatoes olives and anchovies served on blue and white vintage plate

    Speedy supper: Tart’s Spaghetti

    If you're running on empty, make like an Italian lady of the night and whip up Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's energy-boosting speedy supper.

  • chicken melt recipe with wooden handles spatula and blue linen table mat

    Cook slow by Dean Edwards

    Back to work and in need of a speedy supper? Masterchef finalist and TV chef Dean Edwards' Caprese Chicken Melt will do nicely, thank you.

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