Make a fresh start
By the time March comes around the first signs of new life will have begun to appear outside. A visit to the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair will help you bring a sense of the new season into your home, with fabrics, flowers, furnishings and accessories, all from hand-picked craftspeople. So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
Not a fan of Christmas pudding? Try this light fruity cranberry steamed pudding on Christmas Day instead. This warming citrus sponge is topped with a fruity layer of juicy cranberries. Preparation: 30 min Cooking: 2 hours Serves 6 Ingredients 175g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 100g fresh cranberries 175g caster sugar plus 1 tablespoon 3 large […]
Clove-studded citrus fruits were used in medieval times to perfume the air but they are equally appealing Christmas decorations today. Learn how to make a pomander by an open fire and enjoy their warming aroma. You will need oranges, lemons or limes ribbon darning needle or similar whole cloves Method 1. Wrap ribbon around the […]
The winners of the RHS Photographer of the Year 2014 have been announced - and the results this year are outstanding. From detailed close-ups to striking shots of landscapes, the finalists have truly captured the beauty and diversity of the natural world and were selected for their overall artistry, creativity and technical excellence. Entrants were invited […]
This braised red cabbage side dish – a perfect accompaniment to traditional Christmas dinner – improves in flavour if made the day before, then reheated when required. Preparation: 20 minutes. Cooking: 1 hour 10 minutes. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 shallots, finely chopped 2 tablespoons soft light brown sugar ½ teaspoon mixed […]