christmas for the gardener news story
christmas for the gardener news story

Each year, usually some time in October, my local garden center is magically transformed into a gaudy temple to Christmas tat. As obese ceramic robins jostle for space with tinselly goblins and meerkats to a seasonal soundtrack of twee electronic chimes, numerous other forgettable products plead with me to ‘Keep Calm …’. Not really my Read the full article…

xmas-market-news-story
xmas-market-news-story

We’re all counting down the days until Christmas, but now there’s another super-exciting date to put in the diary! Start Christmas early by wrapping up in your woolly scarf and bobble hat and heading down to Fifteen for a heartwarming Christmas market on Saturday 15 December from 11am-5pm. To help us get in the festive Read the full article…

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Getting fruit into kids at breakfast time is always difficult, especially with all those tempting and colourful cereals; but Jamie has a surefire way of doing it with his breakfast smoothie. Using frozen fruit, honey, ginger, nuts and oats he blends the perfect breakfast drink – Buddy, Jamie’s two-year-old boy, definitely enjoys it! This is Read the full article…

COOKING-WITH-KIDS-DECEMBER
COOKING-WITH-KIDS-DECEMBER

So far we’ve skipped the topic of breakfasts, which is bad because it really is the most important meal of the day and vital for setting up kids for school. There’s loads of things you can have for breakfast but a lot of shop-bought stuff is packed with sugar, which won’t keep children going all day and Read the full article…

NOVEMBER STORE CUPBOARD
NOVEMBER STORE CUPBOARD

By Pip Spence These gorgeous little flavour bombs can totally transform the taste and fragrance of a tagine or curry. Popular in Asian and African cuisine, preserved lemons offer a sour and zesty balance against sweet, floral and spicy notes. Half a lemon stirred into the stew whilst it is ticking away will boost all the Read the full article…