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  • Cookbooks-2020

    The best cookbooks for 2020

    Got a foodie in your life? Sick of making the same seven meals? Just a sucker for pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • CAMP HOPSON CHRISTMAS TABLEWARE

    Festive FOMO? Find home comforts and Xmas joy!

    No parties (fewer hangovers), but more time to jingle your bells and nail Christmas at home. Go wild with decs, create new traditions and sashay up to the 25th in style.

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    Let’s shop! Budget-friendly stocking fillers for her

    It's time to start ticking off your list! Luckily, Muddy's done the hard work for you - here are the best stocking fillers for under £30, all available from The Indie Store.

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    Get sprucing! Where to buy your tree

    It's December and that means it's time to drag a 7ft tree into the house and cover it with sparkly plastic! Here's where to go to make it happen.

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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s winter warmers

    Spent all of lockdown scoffing crisps and mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook, 'Eat Better Forever: 7 Ways to Transform Your Diet'

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    Best wines to buys for Christmas

    From the perfect red to pair with mince pies to the best bubbles for your NYE celebrations, these are the bottles to pick up for the festive season.

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    Bonkers baubles for your Christmas tree

    Forget subtle sparkle and colour co-ordination - this year we're embracing kitsch and dressing our Christmas trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find! Which is your favourite?

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    Make this! Espresso Christmas pudding recipe

    Get your bake on with this twist on the trad Christmas pudding recipe from Rupert Cooper at Philleigh Way Cookery School.

  • Six stylish home bar essentials

    We won't be propping up bars any time soon, so create a clink station at home to get off your trolley in style. Here's six bits of kit to get you started,

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    Thinking of buying an electric car? Read this

    Boris has signed the death warrant on petrol and diesel cars, but are we ready for the green revolution? Muddy examines how practical electric cars really are…

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • Bottoms up! The best new indie drinks

    Got a large glass to hand? We’ve rounded up 43 of the best new independent drinks from across the Muddy counties from wine and gin to rum and beer.

  • Lockdown garden stunners

    Entered Muddy's Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

  • Muddy ‘Lockdown Gardens in Bloom’ is GO!

    Calling all green fingered goddesses! We want to see your lockdown gardening handiwork. Snap your space and post it on Instagram for the chance to win vouchers (there's £1000 up for grabs) to spend online at gorgeous garden and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Sézane’s sexy homeware (and hot interior deals)

    We're lusting after the chic French brand's new homeware range, plus we've rooted out the best interior and home bargains online to add to your shopping basket pronto.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • All cooped up! Check out these cool hen houses

    Attention, would-be chicken farmers! We've rounded up nine of the most stylish chicken coops for your feathered friends. Has it been worth the oeuf-ort? (I'll get my coat)

  • 8 flowers to choose for a cutting garden

    Dibbers at the ready! Garden broadcaster Toby Buckland picks a pocketful of posies that anyone - yes, even you with the dead house plants - can grow.

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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