Win a Brindisa Spanish Christmas Hamper
Nov26

Win a Brindisa Spanish Christmas Hamper

This Christmas we’ve teamed up with Brindisa, suppliers of the finest Spanish food for over 30 years, as the brand will be stocking shelves and filling hampers with founder Monika Linton’s festive favourites. New this year, is the Brindisa Christmas Hamper packed full of Spanish staples sourced from the very best producers in the country – and we’re giving one away just in time for Christmas! Exploring the far reaches of Spain from...

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Win a Delimann Christmas Grande Celebration Hamper
Nov26

Win a Delimann Christmas Grande Celebration Hamper

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without some luxuries to share with the family. Which is why we’ve teamed up with Newton Abbot based company, Delimann, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this magnificent hamper brimming with delicious West Country artisan produce! The Grande Christmas Celebration comes in a large wicker hamper packed with wood wool and includes Prosecco, Red Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Mince Pies, Brandy...

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Chocolate, Almond and Poppy Seed Cake
Oct28

Chocolate, Almond and Poppy Seed Cake

Add a little something extra to the run of the mill chocolate cake recipe by including the wonderful nutty flavour of poppy seeds. This one is simple to make and is sure to impress. Serves 8 Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes, plus cooling Ingredients: 2 tbsp poppy seeds 2 tbsp hot milk 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g caster sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten 175g self-raising flour 2 tbsp cocoa powder 75g ground almonds Icing sugar, to dust...

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Sesame Chicken and Crunchy Veg Stir Fry
Oct28

Sesame Chicken and Crunchy Veg Stir Fry

A mid-week stir fry is a great way to use up any leftover veggies in the fridge – this one has added crunch with red cabbage and a nutty sprinkling of sesame seeds too. Serves 4 Ready in 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp grated root ginger 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced 350g chicken breast fillet, cut into thin strips 2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely grated 225g...

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Eat the Bird, Exeter
Oct28

Eat the Bird, Exeter

Meet the new Exeter restaurant on the scene that’s redefining chicken as you know it. ‘Prepare to have your mind blown by chicken’. That’s how I was invited to one of Exeter’s newest city centre restaurants. Modestly positioned on Sidwell Street, in what was previously a well-known spot for hip, indulgent burgers, some might say that Eat the Bird has big shoes to fill. But as we stepped inside and up to the front counter, we realised...

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