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Preparing for entertaining over Christmas

If you are hosting a Christmas party or are having all the family round for Christmas lunch now is the time to start doing the planning for these meals so that you have enough time to batch cook if necessary or get the freezers ready to hold all this extra food. A freezer that has been defrosted regularly will run more efficiently so run down and use up the normal food... Read More

Turning your leftovers into tasty meals

With most people feeling the pinch financially recently minimising your wastage really is key. One great way to do this is through ensuring none of your leftover food goes to waste. Lots of us tend to overestimate how much food is needed for a meal, meaning that lots of extra food can end up in the bin but instead why not try these quick and simple ideas to turn your... Read More

Raspberries are readily available and really delicious

Over the summer months raspberries can be found in abundance at pick-your-own farms, farm shops and in supermarkets. This tasty, British produced fruit is not only healthy but can also be used to make deliciously naughty mouth-watering desserts. There are plenty of different varieties of raspberry available in colours including pink, peach and yellow but all with the sweet... Read More

A Kitchen Island: the Design Choice of 2021

In kitchens, as with any type of home improvement, we see certain trends come and go. One that looks set to remain well into 2021 is the kitchen island. It’s clear to see why – it’s functional, practical and oh so stylish. The island is a welcome option to many people who have a large enough kitchen and want to make the most of it. A kitchen island will... Read More

Designing the Perfect Kitchen to Cook In

Kitchens are a thing of beauty when properly installed and designed by a professional. Remember though, they’re also a practical part of the home – everybody needs space to cook and to be able to enjoy doing so with enough space and the right kitchen equipment. Kitchens should always be designed around the way you want to cook and to use them, not just in the way... Read More