Cook Food 

Easy Pumpkin Soup

With Halloween approaching pumpkins are are popular as ever, many in fields go to waste, why not make the most out of pumpkins by making a creamy pumpkin soup. Pumpkin soup in the winter never gets old, it is healthy and easy to make. This recipe serves 4 people, with 10 minutes prep time and 50 minutes cooking time. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Large Onion – finely chopped 4 Garlic Cloves – finely chopped 1 Pumpkin (8KG) 1 Chicken / Vegetable Stock Ground Black Pepper 120 ml Double Cream –…

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Design Featured Food 

Choosing the right microwave for you

Microwaves are a popular kitchen appliance, the are mainly used to heat or reheat food quickly. Choosing the right microwave for you is mainly down to size and the intended purpose. Microwaves these days have many features to choose from. Microwave use less energy when cooking, it cooks food by using radiation. How fast your food is cooked is based on the wattage power. Microwaves range between 600 W – 1200 W power.  Most microwaves come with a turn table which cooks your food evenly by slowly turning around during…

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Autumn Home Decor

The cold weather is here, the nights are drawing in. Making being full of joy hard, unless you are already excited for the festive season ahead, after all it is only 10 weeks until Christmas. By adding a bit of autumn decor to your home, it will instantly become more cosy and look fresher. Porch Decor To start you need to set the tone, place different size pumpkins on your porch or front door area, these don’t have to be real pumpkin, plastic or pot pumpkins are available in stores…

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Featured Interiors 

How to choose the best washing machine for you

Buying a new washing machine is an important decision, they are not a cheap appliance to purchase or to run. The more efficient the washing machine is the cheaper it is to run. Some newer models will have a energy rating of A+++. How to choose the best washing machine for you depends on the size of your household, what features you are after and how efficient you want it to be. The standard size of a freestanding washing machine is 85 (H) x 60 (W) x 55 (D) cm.…

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Apple and Blackburry Crumble

Apple and blackberry crumble is one of the nations favourites desserts. August and September is the best time for picking Blackberries. The best blackberries will stand out from the crowd, they will be shiner and firmer.  Blackberries aren’t restricted to rural areas you will see them along many paths amongst the hedgerows. Berry picking means autumn is approaching. The warm sweet aromas of apple and blackberry crumble cooking in the kitchen as the nights are drawing in and getting cooler. The recipe below serves 4 people, it is easy to…

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Static Or Frost Free Freezers

We all know that freezers come in a range of sizes and colours but not everyone knows they are static or frost free. Choosing the right one for you and your family is important. The freezer is one of the most used home appliance. While static freezers and frost free freezers may look the same on the outside, have similar features the price range on these are very different. Many under counter freezer have a reversible door allowing it to fit perfectly under count tops. Freezers up to 200 litre…

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Featured Interiors 

Spider Season is back!

Spider season is creeping up. It seems each year the spider season is getting longer, and the beasts are getting bigger. This is not good for arachnophobia. Spider season usually occurs at the start of September when the male common house spiders are on the hunt of a mate. Around 80% of the spiders we see in our homes are male. Our homes are the ideal habitat for spiders. The good news is that these spiders are harmless to humans. They like to kill other insects around our homes which…

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Poached Egg and Mushrooms on Toast

Poached egg and mushrooms on toast with thyme is full of flavours, not only is it quick and easy to make, it is ideal for breakfast or lunch all year round. You can also home grow the vegetables and herbs in this dish just like we did. This recipe is for one person and takes around 15 minutes to make. Ingredients 1 large free range egg 1 tablespoon olive oil Sliced toasted bread Fresh finely chopped thyme leaves 100g chestnut mushroom, sliced Season of salt and pepper Mozzarella (optional) 50g…

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Keep cool this summer

The summer months are here, the temperature is reaching 30°C. Whilst it is great to finally get some sun in the UK. Too much sun exposure is dangerous, and the heat can be very uncomfortable for us all. Here are a few ways to keep cool this summer. Stay hydrated Staying hydrated is essential not just in the summer months but all year round. Being dehydrated can affect our energy levels massively, our heart then has to work harder to pump blood around the body. Drinking water will help sweat…

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Iceking Freezers

Freezers are an essential appliance in every household. We use them during the winter months to stock up on frozen food to save us going out to the shops in the dark cold nights and in the summer for Ice-cream and BBQ related food. We understand that each home is different, which is why we have a wide range of freezers that come in a variety of styles and sizes. From under counter freezers to upright freezers with plenty of storage for all the family. As well as chest freezer…

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