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Provencal Barbecue Lamb

Why not ditch the kitchen oven and slow roast a leg of lamb in your kettle or kamado barbecue.  Using a “rub” of ingredients from the Provence region such as lavender flowers and rosemary, I personally think this is the ultimate lamb roast. 

What Lurks Below the Sahara Desert?

Scientists studying images of radar data of Egypt taken by the Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, have discovered mammoth lakes, river beds and coastal cities along these river beds under the sand.

The Best British Gardening Shows to Visit in 2020 By The Greenhouse People

YOU MAY BE HUNKERING DOWN FOR WINTER IN THE GARDEN BUT IT‘S NOT LONG UNTIL SPRING ARRIVES. A FRESH CROP OF GARDENING EVENTS ARE ON THE HORIZON AND ITS THE PERFECT TIME TO PLAN WHICH ONES YOU WANT TO EXPLORE. WHETHER YOU'RE A BUDDING BEGINNER OR A SEASONED PRO.

Help Hedgehogs Survive This Winter

Homeowners are being encouraged to look after any prickly visitors they could find in their gardens this autumn as hedgehog numbers continue to fall.

News from the Farm Gate by Milly Fyfe

When will it stop raining? We are desperate to get out onto the fields and plant the crops for the 2020 growing season, however it is just too wet.

Feeding Your Dog A Raw Diet - Facts & Fallacies

A raw food diet is unlikely to be complete and balanced. FALSE. Able® make sure that every diet provides precise nutrition for your pet. We perform over 40 pieces of nutritional analysis on each and every ingredient and build recipes using this data.   Eating a raw food could make my dog poorly.

Scarecrow Festival fundraiser in historic Hallaton

Historic Hallaton village, nestling on the Leicestershire and Rutland border, is holding a Scarecrow Festival that is set to amuse and amaze in equal measure.  The two-day event is being held on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019, from 11.00am to 5.00pm, and will feature up to100 scarecrows

Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

  Do join us to celebrate our annual Autumn Footprints Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival. Set in the heart of picturesque Derbyshire, enjoy sixteen days of walks, Saturday 14th September to Sunday 29th September 2019. 

British Red Cross Theatre Night Fundraising at the Harborough Theatre

On the 30th of September, Harborough Theatre will be giving their first evening performance of Moliere’s The Miser, the British Red Cross have been fortunate to be chosen as the charity to benefit from the proceeds of this event.

News from the Farmgate by Milly Fyfe (Ed 130)

A lot has happened since I last wrote my column. Our lambing season has been and gone and was quite successful this year. The spring weather has been kind to us with dry and mild temperatures, meaning we have been able to turn the lambs and ewes out quickly to enjoy the grass.

Stratford Firm Sponsors Pacific Beach Clean-up

Stratford company Valpak is joining world—famous scientists to tackle plastic waste on a remote UNESCO World Heritage site in the Pacific.

The Exquisite Charm of Lake Garda and Verona by Adam Jacot de Boinod

“Where the Mediterranean meets the Alps” is a fair claim for Lake Garda as its sub—tropical climate thrives under the sunshine and is protected from the northerly winds by the high Alpine foothills. Lemons grow here and people came historically t0 convalesce.

Mattioli Woods Launches Fight Against Dementia

  Wealth manager Mattioli Woods plc has launched a new national partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK focused on boosting research, improving treatments and raising awareness about dementia.  

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing (24 May — 13 October 2019)

  In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master‘s greatest drawings in the Royal Collection went on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK.  

  Makes 8 prep time 15 minutes + chilling cook time 40 minutes   3759 light shortcrust pastry sheet 2209 used   2 eggs   459 caster sugar   300ml skimmed milk   1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg  

Ruby Bhogal’s Mother’s Day Recipe The reason I am a real foodie and my passion for all things cooking comes from my Mum. I have been so lucky to grow up in a household where food is in abundance and I was introduced to a plethora of spices from an early age.