Gut Instinct

Have you noticed recently that a lot of people seem to be talking about the importance of good gut health? So why so much fuss – and what actually constitutes the ‘gut’? The G word refers to our entire digestive...

Get fit in three months – Month Three: Home Workout

This month, personal trainer and nutritionist Sarah-Jane Holt, is focusing on making the two workouts we’ve been using in January and February that bit harder and increasing the weekly power walk to 40 minutes. She also introduces another nutritional tweak....

Simple Soup Recipes

Look no further for some healthy and hearty soup recipes to pep up your autumn kitchen repertoire. It's easy to keep falling back on all your old favourites but if you fancy a change we've got just the thing. These...

Back To Our Roots

Tis the season for the unearthing of root crops and what they lack in Christmas sparkle is made up for by the comfort and joy they bring to winter recipes. There is magic and quite a lot of mystery to...

Healthy Recipes Ideas

Are you craving some healthy grub to complement our Three Month Fitness Programme devised by nutritionist and personal trainer Sarah-Jane Holt? Or are you just after some fresh ideas to liven up your recipe repertoire? Here are some of our...

Vegetables With Meals in Mind

The soil is warming and it’s time to sow some vegetables. This year I’m trying to tailor the crops I grow to what – and how much – we actually eat. I’m sure that I’m not alone in suffering from...

Harvest Home

It’s been tricky in the veg patch this year. We’ve had plenty of rain, and winds, low temperatures and not much ripening sunshine, combined with attacks from an ever-increasing army of pests. But if you’ve been lucky enough to get...

Soda Bread Tartine with Beetroot Hummus, Avocado and Shaved Fennel

Place cooked beetroot in food processor and blend until smoothish. Add chickpeas, lemon zest and juice, tahini and garlic with ½ of the olive oil and blend until smooth. If you feel it is too dry and needs more liquid...

Feta, Watermelon and Avocado Salad

Cut the watermelon into chunks, removing the peel and seeds. Do this over a bowl to catch the juice and set the juice aside. Put the salad leaves in a bowl or on a serving platter and add the watermelon,...

Eat Well

Ruth Kitchener, Head of Food Technology at Sackville School, shares her secrets for encouraging pupils to develop their cookery skills At what age do children start to learn how to cook at Sackville School? Here all students study Food Technology...

Let’s Stay Outside

At the end of the summer it’s tempting to let the veg patch gently slide and allow the post harvest tangle and torpor to take over. But September, far from being the end of the season, turns out to be...