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The Low Down: Baking

The Low Down: Baking

Baking is the new black. No, sorry, sourdough cake baking is the new black. Or is it artisan doughnuts (they’re a thing – promise!), vegan and/or gluten-free baking, beetroot where there may once have been chocolate, and cakes for breakfast ...

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How does your garden grow…

How does your garden grow…

Dean Bailey travels from podiatry to fine dining via the intricacies of vegetables growing, foraging and spice blends with Hamish and Vanessa Dow The Art Deco-inspired home of Hamish and Vanessa Dow is one of flavour magic and horticultural wizardry. Trays ...

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Drink: Into the black

Drink: Into the black

As autumn brings with it a switch from light pale ales to darker ruby reds and deep, dark porters, we offer up 10 of the best regional ales to take you into the dark nights Unless you’re up for hypothermia, ...

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Beat the bloat

Beat the bloat

It’s the scourge of the 21st Century digestive system, so how do you avoid it? Try these bloat-busting tips, and never have to loosen your belt after lunch again… UP YOUR INTAKE Water A smart water bottle may be a ...

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Take me to the bridge

Take me to the bridge

Ahead of Corbridge Food & Drink Festival, which takes places October 4-7 and celebrates the best food and drink from across Northumberland, we sample the best of Corbridge – a village made for foodies. A food and drink tour of ...

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Last Word: Simon Hicks

Last Word: Simon Hicks

This Month: Simon Hicks, Head Chef, The Lord Crewe Arms What do you eat for breakfast? Generally nothing. If I do have something though, I’ll have Vegemite on toast – you take the boy out of Oz, but you can’t ...

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Last Word: Richard Allen

Last Word: Richard Allen

This month: Richard Allen, Rockliffe Hall What do you eat for breakfast? Scrambled egg on toast with some really good butter. If we’re going out I’ll have poached eggs with smoked bacon and toast – nice and simple. And your ...

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