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  • New wines to try this summer

    Naked Wine sommelier and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Ray O'Connor spills the grapes on why he won't pay thousands for wine, what's in his cellar - and how to dodge hangovers

  • Speedy Supper: spice up your cauli

    Feeling a bit chilli? (budum tish!) Introduce some heat and drama to your food with this piquant cauliflower steak recipe from South African chef Karen Dudley.

  • The Muddy Stilettos guide to hangover cures

    Socialising is back (and so are the hangovers). From gravy granules to cold lager, we asked some Muddy hell-raisers for their emergency remedies.

  • Gotta Have It

    These handy little mini gin bottles are perfect to pack for a socially distanced picnic with friends and family.

  • 7 Easter Eggcentrics to eat on the big day

    Plain eggs are out, novelty chocolate is in. We're after a bit more pizazz. Popping candy? Shaped like a sandwich? Take your pick with these 7 alternative Easter eggs.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Sunday roast takeaway

    Don't fancy cooking for the family this weekend? I hear you, which is why I've hunted down some of the best takeaway roasts to enjoy during lockdown across Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • Valentine’s day love lockdown dinner sorted

    Nothing says 'I love you' like a slap-up meal neither of you have had to prepare. Here are six of the best takeaways in Leicestershire and Rutland for your lockdown love-in.

  • Best takeaways for Veganuary

    Yummy, fresh and healthy vegan food to celebrate Veganuary because, let's face it, we're not going to be doing Dry January during lockdown 3.0!

  • Tonight’s dinner, sorted!

    Too many mice pies? Try this cod one-pot from hot healthy eating guru, Dr Rupy Aujla, plus top tips on eating clean in the new year. The doctor will see you now…

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s winter warmers

    Spent all of lockdown scoffing crisps and mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook, 'Eat Better Forever: 7 Ways to Transform Your Diet'

  • Bottoms up! The best new indie drinks

    Got a large glass to hand? We’ve rounded up 43 of the best new independent drinks from across the Muddy counties from wine and gin to rum and beer.

  • 3 tempting traybakes from Jo Pratt

    Never tried to make a traybake? They're the perfect solution for a quick and easy dinner, plus it means less washing up.

  • 6 of the best boxed wines to drink now

    Boxed wine has a bad rep, but forget everything you know - it stays fresh for longer, contains litres of tipple and can actually be really tasty. Here's what we're sipping.

  • 5 of the best posh takeaways

    Desperate to sink your teeth into some fancy food but not ready to take your chances at a restaurant? Rutland and Leicestershire's fanciest takeaways.

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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