The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Leicestershire Edition

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SPEEDY SUPPERS: THOMASINA MIERS’ FISH TACOS

19 Apr 2017

This week we welcome Thomasina Miers to the Muddy (not literally, don’t worry) kitchen. The former Masterchef winner is a leetle bit busy running her Wahaca restaurant empire, writing books and newspaper columns and looking after her three daughters so she’s a big fan of the no-fuss supper and fortunately for us, an even bigger fan of Muddy (honestly, her dog told me). Over to you, Thomasina…

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Alison Moore: A few of my favourite places

18 Apr 2017

Author Alison Moore has written a string of successful novels and is working on her first children’s book, due to be published next year. She’s grown up exploring all the nooks and crannies in and around Leicestershire and shares with us some of her favourite spots covering everything from ghosts, good food to fab shoes…

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11 cool and creative things to do this weekend in Leicestershire and NEWSFLASH

12 Apr 2017

It may well be the long Easter weekend but there’s plenty going on for grown-ups that has absolutely nothing to do with bouncing bunny rabbits, chocolate Easter eggs and treasure hunts. From spoon carving to screen printing, tap into your creative side and try your hand at something new or just simply explore some of the other fun events around Leicestershire. Here’s the lowdown of the best things to do over the weekend and beyond…

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3 NEW burger joints to sink your teeth into

11 Apr 2017

Burgers are coming up trumps in Leicestershire and just when you think there’s no more room for a new one, up pops three in one go! And we’re not just talking about your average bap, no sireee it’s all about the posh patties, quality ingredients and hand-made sauces not to mention wings, fries, shakes and more. Thanks America for introducing us to these juicy delights, but we’ll take it from here. Here’s everything you need to know about the new buns on the block…

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THE MUDDY BOOK CLUB: APRIL’S BEST BOOKS

11 Apr 2017

Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her April picks, so clear space on your Kindle or bookshelves pronto. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – what are you reading right now? What’s been abandoned on your bedside table for months? Bookish musings in the comment box below please!

 

 

Ice Cream For Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams

Being a grown-up is a bit boring sometimes I find – responsibilities, bills, remembering to put out the bins, blah blah blah.

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Muddy Eats: Gray’s at The Cookie

10 Apr 2017

When we say we’re on it at Muddy, we’re literally on it. Gray’s at The Cookie opened just last week and I’ve already been there, done that, got the t-shirt and ohhh boy did i like the food. It’s the second outpost for Gray’s which bangs on about using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, so it’s the perfect place for someone with fussy foodie habits *cough* like me…

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Joe Swift’s April gardening tips for dummies

8 Apr 2017

Photographer: Richard Hanmer

TV presenter, author and gardener Joe Swift can add a new string to his beanstalk – he’s now a performer, with his own one man show A Man About the Garden (catch in Somerset next week if you’re down that way). Still, let’s not encourage him to give the day job until he’s given us some April Gardening Tips for Dummies.  Off you go Joe, and no tea and biccies for you till you’ve sorted out my mossy overgrowth.

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