Win the Ultimate Festive Christmas Experience
Oct21

Win the Ultimate Festive Christmas Experience

We’ve teamed up with InExeter to offer one lucky winner the chance to win a festive day out in the beautiful, historic city of Exeter. The winner and a guest will be treated to a £75 InExeter Independent Gift Card to spend in over 70 independent businesses across the city – a perfect opportunity to get started on the Christmas shopping or just a good excuse to treat yourself! When all of that shopping has whet the appetite, the...

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15 Minutes with… Cathy Saunders, Home Library Service
Sep25

15 Minutes with… Cathy Saunders, Home Library Service

One Magazine’s Jake Tucker finds out more about the volunteer-run service reuniting Devon’s libraries with those who are confined to their home. The Home Library Service is a partnership between Devon Libraries and the Royal Voluntary Service, managed by Cathy Saunders with a team of volunteers and funded by Libraries Unlimited. There are many heart-warming stories of how the Home Library Service has brought the joy of reading back to...

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Roberto’s Pizza and Pasta, Cullompton
Sep25

Roberto’s Pizza and Pasta, Cullompton

Hidden in plain sight on the high street of Cullompton, is a humble, idyllic and family-run Italian which feels like an Italian home from home right on your doorstep. As soon as you walk in the door, you are greeted with smiling faces and made to feel welcome straight away. Owner Rob is no stranger to working in the kitchen. He moved from the Highlands to the West Country where his mum and stepdad took on the running of the Merry...

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Leek, Aubergine and Tomato Gratins
Sep25

Leek, Aubergine and Tomato Gratins

This dish is simpler to make than a vegetarian lasagne, but just as tasty. Serves 4 Ready in 55 minutes Ingredients: 1 large aubergine, trimmed and thinly sliced 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large leek, trimmed and halved widthways then cut into strips 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 600g bottle passata (sieved tomatoes) 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 tsp dried oregano Pinch of sugar Salt and freshly ground black pepper 200g...

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Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake
Sep25

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rich, creamy and spiced with cinnamon, this autumnal cheesecake is delicious and looks the part – making it great for a Halloween party. Serves 8 Ready in 2 hours, plus cooling and chilling Ingredients: 200g digestive biscuits, finely crushed 85g unsalted butter, melted 500g full-fat soft cheese, at room temperature 100g caster sugar 75g light soft brown sugar 3 large eggs, beaten 425g can pumpkin puree 2 tsp vanilla extract 1½ tsp...

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