The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Leicestershire Edition

HOLLY BELL: A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES

23 Mar 2017

Great British Bake Off Fans will remember lovely Holly Bell, the young mum from Leicester who was runner-up in series 2 of the popular baking show. Fast forward a few years and Holly still lives here and also writes her own blog full of tasty recipes. It’s no surprise then that she has her finger (and taste buds) on the pulse when it comes to fun places to eat around the city…

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NEW SERIES! MUDDY’S SPEEDY SUPPERS FOR FRAZZLED COOKS

22 Mar 2017

Having one of those days when ‘make dinner’ is just one of 8 million things on your to-do list? Totally run out of ideas? Yup, us too. So with frazzled, time-poor cooks in mind, here’s the first recipe in our new series of speedy weekday suppers…

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A HOLIDAY LESS ORDINARY

12 Mar 2017

Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay. The Muddy editors in counties from Cornwall to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire, have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite. And if you know a fantastic quirky stay somewhere that you think should be included, please comment in the box below – let’s share the knowledge!

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Does Gino’s Pear Tree serve the best pizza in town?

6 Mar 2017

Award-winning pizza? On my doorstep? As soon as i heard those words i wasted no time booking a table at Gino’s Pear Tree. I’m a sucker for a good Italian *cough* food that is, and there’s no shortage of Italian restaurants here, but it’s taken me quite some time to hear about this family run place in Loughborough.

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5 UNMISSABLE OSCARS MOMENTS

27 Feb 2017

As you might just have noticed, last night was the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The movie industry’s finest got glammed up, came, saw and conquered… or, at least, thought they’d conquered but then realized someone had a made a humdinger of a boo-boo (more of which shortly). No time to read up extensively on the finer detail of the biggest, glitziest night on the showbiz calendar? Ta-da – here’s Muddy’s two-minute Oscars digest…

Someone had a very bad day at the office.

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The best local farm shops in Leics

24 Feb 2017

Not fallen off your healthy eating plan with a massive thud yet? Wow, respect to you! But whether you’re a celestial eater or an angel-turned-secret-digestive-muncher, this feature is for you. An inspiring smorgasbord of local produce, freshly baked bread, homemade delights and seasonal fruit and vegetables including the new superfood, kalettes (no, me neither) awaits you at your local farm shop. I’ve been on the hunt around Leicestershire to find the most delectable farm shops and here’s the cream of the crop…

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
Leicestershire Edition