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British Seasonal Food in February in season ingredients UK

British seasonal food in February

  It’s time to pick out the best British seasonal food in February. It might be cold outside but it’s warm in the kitchen, with apple and rhubarb crumble, and casseroles filled with late winter root vegetables. Kale, winter cabbages, leeks and sprout tops can all be turned into healthy, hearty side dishes too. Fruit […]

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British seasonal food in January foods in season UK ingredients

British seasonal food in January

Start the year as you mean to go on, with lots of fresh seasonal UK foods in January – they’re at their best and most of them are cheaper at the market too. There’s a good range of healthy fruit, vegetables and fish in season this month, and a few tasty treats, including cheeses and […]

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Christmas leftover recipes turkey and cranberry mayo sandwich

This year’s Christmas leftovers ideas

Last year we had a big list of ideas for all kinds of festive leftover foods – you can find that here if you’re interested – so this time around I thought I’d share exactly what we’re up to with our Christmas leftovers at Golightly Gardens. To begin with, we planned our food shopping fairly […]

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Stocking filler ideas for foodies food gift guide

Stocking filler ideas for foodies

Stuck for present ideas for your foodie friends and family? Have no fear, I’ve put together a last minute Christmas gift guide for stocking fillers for the food fans in your life. If you like the look of any of these tasty treats, remember not to leave it too late. Allow for postage times, or […]

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Best value Christmas drinks alcohol 2017 best buys award winning taste test

The best value Christmas drinks for 2017

Stocking up your fridge and drinks cupboard for Christmas and New Year 2017? Yesterday we had my massive list of the best value festive foods, and today we’re moving on to look at the best value seasonal drinks. It can often be tricky to work out whether you’ve bagged a bargain or not, and spending […]

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Christmas food best buys value for money groceries

My MASSIVE list of best value Christmas food 2017

You could spend an almost infinite amount on Christmas food and drink in this country, but spending a lot isn’t always a guarantee of getting the best groceries. Many budget and mid-priced ranges fare better than premium brands and ultra-premium own brand products – so it can all get a little confusing – when exactly […]

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British Seasonal Food in December fruit veg in season uk

British seasonal food in December

Which ingredients are in season this month? If you love British seasonal food then December is full of festive feasts and hearty ingredients. There are some well loved seasonal imports at this time of year too, including fine cheeses and the best of the bright, tangy citrus fruits. Here’s what to buy this December at […]

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British seasonal food in November in season fruit vegetables UK

British seasonal food in November

  Which British seasonal foods are at their best in November? Well, you’re in for a treat with all kinds of in season vegetables, fruits, fish, meats and cheeses – and there are some tasty imported November ingredients to try as well. Here’s what to buy at the market or pick from the allotment this […]

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Christmas 2017 supermarket food and drink trends festive treats

Christmas 2017 food and drink trends

I’ve been asked for lots of different Christmas guides this year, and have been lucky enough to attend most of the big high street festive showcases – so here are the hottest food and drink trends that are hitting the supermarkets from now until the end of the year. The biggest trend is that there’s […]

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British seasonal food in October wild mushrooms

British seasonal food in October

What’s good to buy at the market this October? Here’s the big list of all the best UK seasonal foods to enjoy at peak freshness this month. Fruit in season in October Apples, blackberries, figs, grapes, pears, plums, quinces, raspberries. Best imported seasonal fruit Figs, grapes. Nuts in season in October Cobnuts and hazelnuts, sweet […]

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