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  • How to nail the perfect Sunday Roast

    Wanna add some oomph to your Sunday lunch? We pinned down (not literally!) Olly Varney, Head Chef at Kite at the Red Hart in Hitchin, for his pro tips and tricks to help you elevate your roast to gastro levels.

  • sopwell house afternoon tea

    Tea at Sopwell: review

    With eating out back ON, team Muddy Herts and Beds dutifully stepped up to the plate to try the al fresco Afternoon Tea at Sopwell House...

  • Valentine’s date night delivered with love

    Cupid’s in the kitchen! Here are 10 of Herts & Beds best takeaways bringing the food of lurve to you this Valentine’s Day, all wrapped up and sealed with a (socially distanced) kiss!

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The Pig is one of my favourite boutique hotel chains, and it’s sister hotel Lime Wood (above) is just as lovely – a five star country house set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. And while indulgent hotel jaunts obviously aren’t allowed just yet, here’s a little taste of both hotels for you in the form of Lime Wood’s ultimate burger recipe, nestling in The Pig’s gorgeous Tales & […]

  • RECIPE: Baked Cookie Dough Pudding

    If you haven’t made it to The Pudding Stop in St Albans yet, I very much recommend you high-tail it over there and stock up on some stash. And by stash, I mean PUDDING. Specifically, the most delectable sweet treats, cakes and pastries that every were. Sticky toffee pudding, crumble, cake, brownies, doughnuts, cinnamon buns, […]

  • Recipe: Elderflower Cordial

    Kick things off by working up a thirst – and then quenching it – with this gorgeous recipe for Elderflower Cordial (what else) from the Elderflower Fields Festival director Maria. This is her own family recipe passed down through the generations, but we’ve wrestled (well, more like sweet talked) it off her so you can […]

  • Speedy supper: Fresh Pasta with Asparagus & Wild Garlic

    Those gourmet gods (and goddesses) at The Cookery School at Daylesford, have created a Spring meets Summer spectacular – ready in just 20 minutes. Isn’t that nice of them? Delicious asparagus is thankfully pretty easy to get hold during lockdown as it’s seasonal, but you can go all Insta-swanky too and substitute shop-bought garlic for wild […]

  • Focaccia recipe – from The Fox & Hounds at Hunsdon

    Serves 12 PREP TIME 20 MINS, PLUS 1 HR 15 MINS RESTING.COOKING TIME 25-30 MINSYou will need a large 40×30 cm baking tray lightly oiled Ingredients 1KG Organic unbleached strong bread flour (Or as close as you can get!) 2 teaspoons easy-blend dried yeast 1 dessertspoon caster sugar 1 dessertspoon salt 75ml olive oil, plus […]

  • Welwyn’s secret supper club

    The supper club at Welwyn's White Hart is a secret I have to share. A fun atmosphere, good company, charming hosts and delicious food and wine.

  • Super flashy newsflash

    New foodie openings for Easter! River Cottage Kitchen & Deli at Hatfield House; The Potting Shed at Carpenter's Nursery & Farm Shop.

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