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…Read more
Wouldn't you though?
Have you ever come across something so far from your own style and taste that you just had to have it? Case in point this lovely pair of flamingo salt and pepper shakers...Read more
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Being a highly fragrant bunch here at Muddy HQ, we’re obsessed with scented candles – and we think they make a brilliant Mother’s Day gift for this Sunday (you had remembered, right?) Here’s our edit of the Muddy favourites.Read more
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…Read more
Have you been to the new cafe/coffee shop, 200 Degrees that’s opened up in the city centre? It’s been open a little under a week and Muddy Leics were one of it’s first few customers…Read more
I popped over to the recently opened Pumping Station, Cropston over the weekend to have a nose round and while i was there, picked up some lovely gifty bits and bobs at the spring shopping event, organised by the lovely ladies at Florence and Bow…Read more
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!Read more
Hurrah it’s British Pie Week (6 – 12 March). What do you mean you didn’t know!? It’s a good job then that i’ve rounded up the best places to pick up a piece of flaky pastry goodness…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more