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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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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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Make this delicious spring lamb dish in 5 simple steps..really!

3 Apr 2017

Feeling uninspired in the kitchen? Want to mix things up when it comes to supper, but not sure where to start? Well i’ve joined forces with Robin Stewart, chef/director at the newly opened Rutland Cookery School to bring you a simple and seasonal recipe (don’t let the picture fool you. It’s easier to make than you think).

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27 Mar 2017

I don’t know about you, but my house is in need of a refresh. I could spend hours scrolling through the likes of @onekingslane and @mydomaine getting inspiration, but when i try to recreate the look in my own home, it doesn’t quite have the same swoonworthy effect. So I asked Yvonne Wigsted, Director at Indigo Acre Interiors for her top tips to get a home from drab to fab in six simple ways…

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