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  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with everyone's favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Put your baking skills to the test with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Beautiful bee-friendly blooms to brighten your garden

    Lavender Bring the fields of Provence to your own patch this year with these perennial purple classics. Place them in a sunny spot, with good drainage, and they’ll keep you, and the local bumble bees, happy for years to come. Easy peasy. Where to buy it: The Lavender Garden specialises in bee-friendly lavender and buddleia. […]

  • Pimp your patio with these 18 outdoor buys

    Disco diva We’d be happy too if we had one of these bad boys in the back garden. Designed by Alice Temperley’s other half, this awesome disco pizza oven comes in three sizes and brings guaranteed party vibes to your space. £POA Buy Now Bottoms up Planning on drinking your way through the summer? This […]

  • House swap: what does £250k get you?

    £250k for a house? You betcha! If that mortgage is feeling like a millstone, take a peek at these properties across the Muddy counties and start mentally moving in ASAP. 

  • Sézane’s sexy homeware (and hot interior deals)

    We're lusting after the chic French brand's new homeware range, plus we've rooted out the best interior and home bargains online to add to your shopping basket pronto.

  • Pimp your patio with these 18 outdoor buys

    We’re swapping holidays abroad for le jardín this summer, so best make it the ultimate destination. Cue the Muddy shopping edit of the coolest accessories to deck out your outdoor space.

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • All cooped up! Check out these cool hen houses

    Attention, would-be chicken farmers! We've rounded up nine of the most stylish chicken coops for your feathered friends. Has it been worth the oeuf-ort? (I'll get my coat)

  • Grow your own vegetable garden

    10 idiot-proof veg to grow now

    (Or how not to get scurvy during lockdown). Here's how to go self-sufficient, thanks to TV gardener Toby Buckland's top veg patch tips. Ready the trowels!

  • Dorset coastal property

    On the market: 13 coastal do-er uppers

    Looking for a seaside bolthole, or a more significant lifestyle move? Snap up these stunning coastal properties for a post-lockdown project.

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    Desk delights

    Working from home? Sounds like the perfect excuse to pimp up your workstation with the loveliest stationery and desk accessories.

  • 8 flowers to choose for a cutting garden

    Dibbers at the ready! Garden broadcaster Toby Buckland picks a pocketful of posies that anyone - yes, even you with the dead house plants - can grow.

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • The 33 best local artisan gins

    Was there ever a time of greater national need? The 33 best artisan gins across the Muddy counties - rack them up, throw in some Juniper berries and rosemary, and let's get drinking!

  • Super speedy supper!

    A super simple tart recipe that makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes? Count us in! Spring, is that you? With the weather finally on the turn, we fancy something a little fresher on the menu – especially as we’re all missing our standard restaurant scoffs (*sob*). Luckily, organic queen of the […]

  • 5 of the best… soft furnishings for spring

    Major interiors updates on the horizon? Feast your eyes on these five gorgeous pieces from Arlo & Jacob's new collection.

  • VW Golf Mk8

    Start your engines!

    Looking for a new runaround to get you from A to B? We've rounded up 6 of the best new cars to buy in 2020 - go on, treat yourself to new wheels.

  • Speedy supper – tonight’s dinner dilemma solved!

    Dinner dilemma? You need Melissa Hemsley's easy-peasy, super-healthy fried chermoula cauliflower on herby bean dip with slaw. I'll be around at 7, OK?

  • Gotta Have It

    Bottom's up! We love this cheeky Anissa Kermiche vase that's cropping up on every fashion editors' Instagram. It's just one of a new wave of quirky vessels for displaying your blooms this spring.

  • Car review: I did it MyWay with the Mazda CX-30

    Forget what you know about the humble Mazda. The brand new CX-30 is bringing out the big guns in the safety, efficiency and power departments. Muddy put it through its paces with a personalised MyWay test drive.

  • Feb gardening tips

    No idea whether to mulch, prune or - goddamnit - both?! Here are the top things to do in your garden in February to get it in shape for spring.

  • Speedy supper – cook this tonight!

    Sticky soy and honey roasted salmon with asparagus and sugar snap peas? Yours in just 30 minutes, madame!

  • House beautiful! 5 chic interiors trends for 2020

    New year, new decade, new home trends - time to go shopping, methinks...

  • Home truths

    Buying a house is an emotive act, fuelled by all kinds of desire - protecting a family, starting a new life, following a dream. Three local Muddy readers open the door to their homes to share their personal stories.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Homemade Christmas decorations - part of the festive fun or a totally twee step too far? Two Muddy staffers duke it. What do YOU reckon?

  • Top local tipples: Say cheers!

    Say pfft to Dry January and fill 'yer boots with these locally produced boozy bevs.

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • Gotta Have It

    This brand new interiors styling subscription box is totally genius. It'll give your house an easy-peasy autumn refresh - and you can pretend it was all your idea. Boom!

  • Speedy supper anyone?

    If you're sick to death of your weekday cooking repertoire (yup) then here's some quick and classy culinary inspiration for you. Yum!

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

  • Quentin Jones X Habitat

    I've got my eye on this gorgeous graphic cushion, part of Habitat's new collaboration with supercool artist Quentin Jones. Wanna see more?

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