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  • Nettles in a bowl The Pig recipe

    Nettle recipes from The Pig

    Why hit the supermarket queue when you can forage in the hedgerows? We consulted kitchen garden experts The Pig for two simple nettle recipes you can make at home.

  • Daylesford fresh pasta with asparagus and wild garlic

    Fresh Pasta with Asparagus & Wild Garlic

    Want a quick and easy dish during lockdown? Try this 20 minute, delectable and light supper direct from our favourite Daylesford chefs.

  • Herb crust roast lamb Credit Milly Fletcher-1000x666

    Pimp your roast this weekend

    Give your cooking some welly with a zingy springy herb crust. We've twisted the arm of the Wellington Farm Shop butchers to reveal their secret recipe that'll rub your roast up the right way.

  • The Roasting Tin Around the World by Rukmini Iyer

    Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Wellington Farm Shop Sausage and veg in dishes

    Easy peasy midweek meal

    Stuck for a midweek meal that you can sling in the oven while you enjoy a glass of vino? Your wish is our command. Sausage and veg bake coming right up.

  • A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin is easy peasy to make, looks amazing and will impress even fussy young palates.

  • Jane Devonshire's spicy sausage fennel pasta recipe

    Spice up your pasta tonight

    If mealtimes are feeling a bit meh, you can count on a Masterchef winner to spice up your life. Jane Devonshire to the rescue with spicy sausage and fennel pasta.

  • Asparagus-ham-and-quail-egg-tart-recipe

    Super speedy supper

    Looking for a quick, tasty lunch? Try this beautiful asparagus and prosciutto tart, courtesy of Cotswolds chef and organic foodie Kathy Slack.

  • Jessie-ware-turkey_Meatballs in tomato sauce served in cast iron shallow pan

    Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block. Yum!

  • Fried-Chermoula-Cauliflower-Eat-Green-Melissa-Hemsley

    Recipe: spiced cauliflower steaks

    Dinner dilemma? You need Melissa Hemsley's easy-peasy, super-healthy fried chermoula cauliflower on herby bean dip with slaw. I'll be around at 7, OK?

  • 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!

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