Category Archives: Food & Drink

Top 5 fad diets – do they really help you lose weight?

Do celebrity fad diets really work?

After another warm and sunny bank holiday where shorts and sundresses started to appear, a lot of us have decided that we’ve really got to step up the diet a notch.

We all know that healthy food and exercise are key for losing weight and toning up, but we still expect miracles and want to see results immediately. Celebrities seem to rave about the latest fad diets that make you lose a stone in seconds, but do they actually work?
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Top 5 easiest fruits and vegetables to grow

Box of home grown vegetablesThe Big Allotment Challenge follows in the footsteps of the Great British Bake Off to try and inspire Brits to be more self-sufficient. I love baking, but as a London resident, the only growing I do is a few tomatoes and runner beans on the roof terrace.

I’m sure that like me, most people like the idea of an allotment – picking vegetables for dinner and feeling that sense of pride because you actually grew them yourself. My godparents live in Norfolk and they grow vegetables, make jam and bake bread – it all tastes so much nicer and I’m really quite jealous of their idyllic way of life.
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Cocktail of the week… Chocolate Martini

Cocktail Friday - Chocolate Martini
It’s the end of the week! That means it’s cocktail time… This week’s cocktail is The Chocolate Martini or as we like to call it: The Chocolatini
It’s really simple to make, but it is Easter weekend (four days off – hurrah) so obviously we had to choose something chocolatey.
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Ten eggstraordinary things you didn’t know about Easter

Easter facts, products & vouchersEaster is usually a lovely time of year, because spring is well underway and everyone’s feeling happier; the trees are covered in blossom, there are lambs on the hills and the sun has finally put his hat on.

Hot cross buns, Creme Eggs and Lindt bunnies fill the shop shelves and everyone is looking forward to that long weekend.
With just one week to go until Easter, we share our favourite eggstraordinary Easter facts:
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