Ten tips for saving money on food bills

The average family of four can save just over £60 per month by reducing their food waste. That’s £720 a year! Here are our top tips for reducing your food waste and pocketing the difference.   1.        Turn your fridge down  The average fridge in UK homes is set to 7C, which isContinue reading “Ten tips for saving money on food bills”

Do you dig it? Getting started with ‘no dig’ gardening

No dig refers to a gardening method where you avoid disturbing the soil, for example by digging or ploughing it. For the lazy gardeners among us, the idea of not having to spend hours doing back-breaking digging may sound too good to be true. However, with the right techniques, it’s perfectly possible to get goodContinue reading “Do you dig it? Getting started with ‘no dig’ gardening”

Recipe: Sunday morning French toast

This dish is an excellent way to use up stale bread. French toast can be pan-cooked; this version is baked – all the more delicious but takes a little longer (Sunday morning breakfast?!) Ingredients 35g butter 200g brown sugar ⅓ loaf of bread, cut into thick slices 2 eggs 375 ml milk cinnamon & vanillaContinue reading “Recipe: Sunday morning French toast”

Recipe: plaited Easter bread

This sweet bread was my favourite part of Easter as a child. It’s a Swiss recipe and is similar to challah, a traditional Jewish bread. In my family we call it tresse, which means plait in French. Not only is it delicious, it’s also a great way to use up old/sour milk – see theContinue reading “Recipe: plaited Easter bread”