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
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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
One of the big benefits of Muddy tottering its way into so many counties (er, 17 since you asked!) is that we have a raft of on-the-ground experts, squirrelling out the coolest, most useful stuff for the rest of us to plunder. Case in point – beach cottages. Thought about renting one this summer? Yeah me too. So allow me to lay before you a sandy smorgasbord from the Muddy coastal editors – 14 beautiful beach properties for the bucket and spade brigade.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
Kai Kitchen maybe a new addition to the city, but it’s already making it’s mark on the local foodie scene. This healthy hot spot serves a range of tasty options and their delicious pancakes are made with organic flour and come in a delicious stack of five -yes that’s right five pancakes (great for those of us who are never satisfied with just one).
To celebrate Pancake Day, Kiran Nagra chef and manager at Kai Kitchen shares their popular pancake recipe…
It’s cold and wet and storm Doris is about to hit. There’s nothing left to do but curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a good book. If you’re in need of a recommendation (or five) Debbie James, manager of the Book Shop Kibworth has rounded up her top five picks to see your through this month…Read more
Fiona Cairns is probably most well known for creating Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding cake – remember that eight-tiered whopper? She’s lived in Leicestershire for more than 25 years so she’s perfectly placed to reveal some local secrets on the best places to shop, eat and wander…Read more
Spring is just around the corner so i’m saying goodbye to winter comfort foods and hello to fresh, vibrant flavours. If you’re keen to follow suit, start by putting away those dumplings and move towards a healthier option. And healthy needn’t mean liquid diets and punishing exercises. Tantalise your taste buds at one of these healthy hotspots where, if you choose carefully, you can satisfy all your hunger pangs without feeling guilty…Read more
Spring is almost in our sights but we’ve still got a while to go before we can enjoy a long, lazy bank holiday weekend. To soften the blow and to get you through the next few weeks, why not book into one of these spas for a little ‘you’ time?Read more