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  • 7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    The faintest whiff of summer sun and you'll find us out in the garden, chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

  • How to nail the perfect picnic

    The sun's out - quick, grab the wicker basket! If you're partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn't?) here's some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast - including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

  • 10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

    It's World Gin Day on 11 June, so what better way to celebrate than by picking up a bottle of the good stuff? Here are some that'll look as good on your shelf as they taste in your G&T...

  • Gotta have it! Right royal shopping trip

    To mark HRH's Platinum Jubilee, we're celebrating in the best way we know how - a shopping spree! Lizzie would approve.

  • 8 beautiful barn conversions on the market right now

    Ooh, what is it about the combo of an exposed beam and an open-plan room that sets our hearts aflutter? If you're in the market for a barn conversion, here are eight stunners currently up for grabs

  • 10 buys for World Bee Day

    Hey, if it's for the little black and yellow fellas, then who are we to argue with a shopping spree to celebrate World Bee Day (20 May)? Here are 10 on-trend buys we're totally buzzing about

  • 45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    Thinking of a redesign? From classic Shaker styles to sleek contemporary cabinets, these kitchen design companies across the Muddy counties know just what they're doing.

  • A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

    This Mediterranean twist on roast potatoes, with coriander and olives, makes a perfect side dish, or the main event for lunch alongside a crisp green salad.

  • 8 gorgeous new gardening books

    Bountiful borders, striped lawn and artfully placed sculptures here we come, but first, sit down, grab a coffee and get lost in the sublime pages of these beauties (those weeds can wait another hour or so)

  • Your new go-to chicken supper dish by Ella Risbridger

    This easy recipe for cardamom and cinnamon chicken rice is a one-pot wonder from Ella's latest cookbook, A Year of Miracles

  • Gotta have it! KITRI’s first interiors collection

    Palm Springs calling! Mega-chic fash brand KITRI has launched its first homeware collection, and it's giving us major retro vibes. We love.

  • 5 jaw-dropping coastal homes on the market

    From seaside stunners fit for a queen, to A-lister-worthy waterfront homes - these incredible coastal properties are on our 'dream homes' Pinterest board right now.

  • Seven crazy cool kitchen gadgets to buy now

    Time for a gadget glow-up! These seven pieces of culinary tech, from smart cooker tops to sparkling water on tap are the hottest hospitality tickets for spring. Get there before your neighbour does!

  • Shop the trend: Regency interiors

    Bridgerton's back - and so, m’lady, are Regency interiors. If you fancy playing Lady of the Manor, here’s what to put on your wishlist. Yes, you can still include the Duke of Hastings.

  • Arit Anderson: what’s hot in garden design for 2022

    The do's, the don'ts and the garden must-haves! Muddy nabbed BBC TV garden designer, Arit Anderson, for all the intel (and where she gets her fab frocks).

  • House swap! What does £1m get you?

    Upping sticks to pastures new? Let's see what a cool million will get you on the property market across the Muddy counties - quite a lot, as it happens! Going once, twice, SOLD to the lady with the big grin on her face.

  • Try this plant-based curry tonight

    Stuck for dinner ideas? Try this speedy vegan curry from local plant-based chef and food author Arti Chudasama.

  • Flipping good: six new pancake recipes to try

    Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

  • 13 pretty plates for your next dinner party

    They say you eat with your eyes first, so up your tablescaping game for your next dinner party and serve up a visual feast with these totally chic patterned plates on our wishlist.

  • Speedy Supper

    Desperately seeking dinner inspiration? We’ve got a quick and easy recipe to tackle for a hearty and healthy bean soup. Count us in!

  • Makeover! How to paint your perfect feature wall

    Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown has transformed her living room from plain white to wonderful with a brave choice of paint. Here's how to revamp your space with paint brush, roller and a splash of colour.

  • 11 pared-back buys for Scandi chic

    Clutter nutters, look away! We're channelling clean, minimalist interiors with this utterly gorgeous Scandi-inspired collection from Norsk Lifestyle in Buckinghamshire.

  • Fakeaway done right: saag halloumi

    Step away from the takeaway menu! This healthy, tasty home quirk on a delivery classic hits all the right notes of quick, easy, delicious. Oh, and it's chock-a-block with greens. Win!

  • Make this tonight! Black bean tofu & baby pak choi

    It's the Year of the Tiger, don't you know! Earn your stripes with this lucky tofu recipe from Ching-He Huang MBE's bestselling cookbook, 'Asian Green'.

  • Property flirt! Can you guess the price?

    Love peering around a fancy house! Here, have a virtual tour of this four bedroom farmhouse in Rutland and then guess the price!

  • House swap – what will £850k get you?

    Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We've popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

  • 5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

    January means spending a lot of time hunkering down at home and with all that hunkering comes some hankering – and this month, we're after a little interiors update. Here's what's hot for 2022.

  • Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

    A traybake that's actually good for your gut and tastes like a treat? Look no further than this clever recipe from the gut health expert's new book

  • Spinach and ricotta ravioli – revamped!

    Fresh from the new book by gut health expert Dr Megan Rossi is a surprisingly filling and easy-to-make pasta supper - maybe this health kick isn't going to be so tough after all?

  • Gotta have it! Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022

    Pantone, the ultimate colour authority has spoken, and 2022's official shade is 'Very Peri' (aka, very purple!). Here are little ways to get the look, all under £40.

  • Ten bulbs to plant now for a dreamy spring garden

    Want to know how the Wormsley Estate in Bucks looks so fabulous come spring? Head gardener Charlotte Tremlin reveals her secret for glorious beds and baskets.

  • New Year Property Flirt

    Come and have a nosey around this stunning, six bed family house in Rutland (once a former grain store) with gorgeous views - and then guess the price.

  • Make this: Scenic Supper Hot Mulled Gin

    Want to know the winter warmer we're necking at Muddy this Christmas? This spicy delight direct from the gourmands at Scenic Supper is utterly delicious.

  • Anja Dunk’s Advent bake: the perfect Christmas biscuit

    The Insta-star chef has brought out a gorgeous festive book of baking. Not only has she shared a delish (and pretty) recipe with us, but she's offered three copies of her latest cookbook to Muddy readers!

  • The ultimate Christmas gravy recipe

    Jack Stein's simple get-ahead recipe is time saving and might just be the best gravy you've ever tasted

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • Why we love coffee company Jute

    Looking for the perfect bean (coffee, that is, not baked!) and a sustainable, guilt-free caffeine fix? Ohh hello Jute Coffee. If you love your coffee, here's why you should make the switch.

  • Get the look: Clarice Cliff-inspired interiors

    The brilliant Phoebe Dynevor stars as pioneering 1920s ceramicist Clarice Cliff in 'The Colour Room', a new Sky Original film on Sky Cinema, from 12 Nov. But if you can’t wait until then (nope, us neither), channel her bold, playful designs with our pick of this season’s best Cliff-inspired interiors.

  • A quick and tasty mid-week veggie supper

    Ruby Tandoh is known for her fuss-free, delicious recipes like this dish of gnocchi with harissa butter and broccoli. Plus, you've got a chance to win a copy of her latest book, Cook As You Are

  • 5 easy ways to go plastic-free in your kitchen

    You've got your canvas shopping bag and your food bin - now try these five simple swaps to earn serious eco creds (and save the planet, obv).

  • The hottest properties in Rutland

    Ahhh Rutland! You may be England's smallest county, but country life here has never looked so good. Thinking of moving here but wondering who can help find you the perfect house? Oh, hello Stacks, we’ve been expecting you.

  • Raymond Blanc’s Ironbark Pumpkin Soup

    Wondering what to do with those mountains of leftover pumpkin flesh? Ta da! Whip up this wickedly warming recipe, served up with a hunk of sourdough, it's just what autumn ordered.

  • 8 of the best homeware stores

    From binge watching George Clarke's Amazing Spaces and Grand Designs during lockdown, we're feeling inspired to 'do up' our decor! Check out some of our fave interiors and homeware stores across Leics and Rutland.

  • Where are the Best Places to Live 2022?

    Our obsession with upping sticks and moving shows no sign of abating. Lucky then that for our new intake of Best Places to Live we've partnered with Strutt & Parker estate agents!

  • The top 10 trending autumn colours

    Planning on pimping your walls this autumn? Save yourself hours of scrolling through Pinterest and paint charts: Muddy reveals the top ten trending colours this season.

  • 5 of the best… sofas

    Kick those shoes off and settle in: it's the speed-round Muddy edit of the most important thing you'll ever buy — a sofa. Squashy, stylish, easy to clean...how do you like 'em?

  • Peek inside this beautifully decorated home

    Fancy some serious interiors inspiration to liven up your space, or simply want to scroll through a satisfying living space? Drool over this local home that’s sure to knock your socks off.

  • Wow house: how to style (and shoot) your home like a pro

    We scrolled through the fabulous portfolio of photographer Ellie Walpole to glean her top tips and tricks for making your interiors stand out.

  • How to hang art in your home

    Left-a-bit-right-a-bit. Yup, that's it.... we speak to the experts at an award-winning gallery to demystify the art of hanging art. Rawlplugs at the ready?

  • Meet designer Chloe Kempster

    The Chalk Paint® queen and furniture designer behind Maisie's House on TV's Money for Nothing let us in on her top local spots in Leicestershire - how many do you know?

  • 14 seasonal scented candles for autumn

    It's the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness... and of sensational scented candles! Check Muddy's pick of the best candles for autumn 2021, chock-a-block with smoke and wild woods (and a bit of fun).

  • 4 simple, stylish ways to revamp your home

    'Tis the season to make your house beautiful - so kickstart your dream project with our tips on what's trending right now, PLUS £500 to spend at the brilliant Brewers Decorator Centres

  • 10 knockout farmhouses that are up for sale now

    Fell in love with rural life on your staycay? Us too. Quick, before the market turns: check out these absolutely stunning farms to snap up across the Muddy counties (and beyond).

  • Gotta have it! Zingy, light tipple

    Fancy a sparkling little number to style out your summer drinking? We've found an alternative to wine that makes a gorgeous gift for a friend... or save it just for you!

  • Retro homeware must-haves

    Bright colours, bold shapes — the unapologetically brash 80s are back, baby, at least in the world of interiors. Give your home a stylishly retro revamp with these statement pieces.

  • Vroom vroom: Toyota RAV4 review

    Pull up to my bumper baby and check out Muddy's car review. The star of the show? The Toyota RAV4. Let’s push this pedal to the metal.

  • Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

    Need a new speedy lunch? Try this 15 minute fab mozzarella salad from Tart London - the super-cool caterers of choice for the fashion set (plus Naked Wines at 63% off).

  • Glug! New wines to buy and try

    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

  • Pan-fried sea trout with chilli and saffron broth

    Simple to make, yet a showstopper on the plate, this fragrant fish dish is a winner for impressing dinner party guests - especially when served with Naked Wines (at 63% off, natch).

  • Aubergine and Goat’s Cheese Burger Stacks

    Bored of bland bean patties? Then try this delicious alternative to a veggie burger from The Roasting Tin author, Rukmini Iyer (plus delicious Naked Wines at 63% off).

  • Summery strawberry tiramisu

    Nothing says summer like strawberries and cream. This delicious tiramisu with Savoiardi biscuits and soft Mascarpone cream is the perfect seasonal serve.

  • Chicken and mango salad with chilli lime dressing

    Balmy summer days call for quick, easy and light lunches like this chicken and mango salad, ready in just 20 minutes. Pair with Naked Wines at 63% off.

  • Wild mushroom and artichoke tagliatelle

    Veggies, pasta, wine: all the food groups represented. Rustle up this earthy, vegan dish in under an hour and enjoy in the sunshine with a glass of wine (at 63% off from Naked Wines).

  • Cook this speedy summery recipe tonight!

    From River Cottage king HFW, this Moroccan spiced lamb and tabbouleh dish is fragrant, herby and perfect for summer scoffing PLUS pair with Naked Wines at 63% off.

  • Vivek Singh’s lentil and basmati kichri

    Desperately seeking dinner inspiration? We've got a delicious modern-Indian dish for you from celeb chef Vivek Singh, plus 63% off perfectly paired wines.

  • BBQ monkfish tail with sauce bourguignonne

    BBQ but make it fancy! This seafood take on a classic French dish is a dead-cert crowd pleaser (especially when you pair it with wines from £4.17 a bottle in our curated Naked Wines cases).

  • TV’s Georgina Burnett on decor do’s and don’ts

    Why she'll never hang CDs from the ceiling again, plus how to get it right with colour and where to start if you've just bought a new property

  • THE PIG’s sizzling BBQ burger

    BBQ season is upon us and we have just the recipe (with up to 63% off perfectly paired wines) to get the party started, courtesy of Muddy favourites THE PIG and Naked Wines.

  • Tom Kitchin’s Salmon and Spinach Lasagne

    Need a new mid-week meal? This Scandi salmon take on a lasagne (with 63% off Muddy recommended wine pairings) can be prepared in advance and is totally delicious.

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

    The rainclouds may be out in force (seriously spring, what's going on?!), but this sunny griddled pineapple with vanilla and cinnamon ice cream should brighten up your day.

  • Jason Atherton’s Spanish Chicken Casserole

    Michelin-starred casserole for dinner? Yes please! Make this Spanish dish from chef Jason Atherton, plus save up to 63% on Naked Wines to pair with it. Muy bueno!

  • 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.

  • Waffles for breakfast? Yes please!

    What do you get when you cross a chocolate brownie, a waffle maker and a handful of strawberries? Heaven on a plate! Sate your sweet tooth with this delicious recipe.

  • 15 must-have accessories for outdoor dining in style

    Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

  • Easy slow-cooked lamb for a spring feast

    Looking for a low-effort crowd pleaser for a post lockdown get-together? This melt-in-the-mouth lamb recipe with polenta chips is just the ticket, slow-cooked for five hours.

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Downsizing in later life? 9 things to consider

    Got aging parents thinking to downsize? It pays to do your research. Here are 9 key things to look out for when you’re helping your parents find their next home

  • 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.

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • Gotta Have It: spring cleaning gear

    The evenings are getting lighter, lockdown is nearly over and the sunshine is showing up those handprints on the windows and stains on the carpet. Time to bust out your inner Mrs Hinch…

  • Make your home grown up again

    It’s been kid-central for the past 12 months but now, as schools reopen, it’s time to coax your home back into the land of the operational adult.

  • Kitchens 2021: the latest designs and colours

    Gadget garages, working kitchens and unfitted units... This year, says new design company Huckleberry, we're witnessing a kitchen revolution. Here's what it looks like.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • Bring the bar to you: how to have a virtual night out

    Counting down the days until that chilly pub garden come April? God, us too. Here's the next best thing: bar-quality cocktails, perfect ambience, and a whole lot of glam.

  • Face off! Expressive interiors to buy now

    Inject a little personality into your home with these interior buys that feature quirky facial expressions, all from fabulous local businesses on The Indie Store.

  • 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.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • Interiors inspo: bold spring refresh

    Enough with cosy interiors and soft greys - here’s our edit of the fabrics, paints and tiles to lift your spirits and inject some spring into your step, hallway, walls, sofas...

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • The Simple Life: pared-back properties in nature

    Looking to get away from it all? Try one of these dreamy pared-back properties for a taste of pastoral living. From projects crying out for TLC to sprawling listed mansions, we've got it all.

  • 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. 

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • House swap – modern properties we love

    If period properties give you the heebie jeebies, and you'd rather have a glass extension than a thatched roof, then walk this way - we've rounded up some of the best architect-led modernist properties in the Muddy counties.

  • Lockdown garden stunners

    Entered Muddy's Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

  • Muddy ‘Lockdown Gardens in Bloom’ is GO!

    Calling all green fingered goddesses! We want to see your lockdown gardening handiwork. Snap your space and post it on Instagram for the chance to win vouchers (there's £1000 up for grabs) to spend online at gorgeous garden and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • House swap – what will £500,000 get you?

    Nothing like a lockdown to make you appreciate your home - or make you want to move when it gets lifted. But what will your money get you across the Muddy counties?

  • 8 flowers to choose for a cutting garden

    Dibbers at the ready! Garden broadcaster Toby Buckland picks a pocketful of posies that anyone - yes, even you with the dead house plants - can grow.

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • 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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