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.
TV chef Jamie Oliver’s education programme for 4 to 11-year-old children has now been rolled out to include all primary schools in the UK - previously, it was open to a list of Government-approved schools only. The Kitchen Garden Project offers teachers a range of digital resources, equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to […]
Following the discovery of bird flu at a Peking duck farm in West Yorkshire earlier this month, the authorities have confirmed that our Christmas turkeys are unaffected. Defra says bird flu is "no risk to the food chain" Following the bird flu outbreak on the 16 November 2014 - the first to be seen in Britain in six years […]
Dundee Cake could be given Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status after Scotland's Food Secretary Richard Lochhead launched a national consultation. Dundee Cake is famously decorated with a carefully laid-out pattern of whole, blanched almonds that immediately distinguishes it from other fruitcakes. The distinctive recipe is light and buttery containing sultanas, chopped almonds, Amontillado sherry, dried […]
A new pop-up café called Skipchen has opened in Stokes Croft, Bristol, which serves up meals created using surplus food picked out of supermarket skips. Dishes made entirely from ingredients that have been thrown away may not sound particularly appetising, but Sam Joseph, co-director of The Real Junk Food Project, which runs the not-for-profit Skipchen, is […]