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Enough of the festive spirit: Tips on drinking less in December

It should come as no surprise that some Brits tend to consume a...
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Try these decadent Carthy & Black recipes

Yorkshire based brand Carthy & Black combine Slingsby Gin with locally sourced cream for their...
first cup of coffee

When do you have your first cup of coffee? On average Brits first brew up at 9:01

The average Brit will guzzle down 676 cups of coffee a year, a study has...

Very Vegan | Inspiring healthy vegan recipes

Be inspired to try a plant-based diet with these delicious healthy vegan recipes bursting with...
Dhal Makhani

Three Easy Curry Recipes

With these easy curry recipes you've got no need to call a takeaway. So put...

Proud of northern products and producers

If there’s one thing we love up north, it’s our grub! So we’re celebrating the...

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Nadiya Hussain

We chat to Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain

Life couldn’t be sweeter for Nadiya Hussain. The Great British Bake Off winner is the...
The Peppered Pig

A warm welcome awaits at The Peppered Pig

We’re proud to use as much locally sourced food as possible At The Peppered Pig and...
Antonio Carluccio

IN PICTURES: We join Antonio Carluccio as he celebrates his 80th birthday at the opening of his York restaurant

Friday night was big night for the Godfather of Italian cooking as Antonio Carluccio enjoyed...
Mango Ginger Cheesecake

Mango and Ginger Cheesecake

I spotted these lovely honey mangoes at the market and felt absolutely compelled to take...
Jack Monroe

We chat to ‘A Girl Called Jack’ author Jack Monroe

When Karen the Editor asked if I fancied interviewing Jack Monroe for this issue I...
best gin brands

We get to know some of the best gin brands in the North

Gin has often suffered from bad publicity. Back in the 18th century, the artist William...

Turkey Casserole and Herby Dumplings

If you are looking for a comforting and tasty Christmas savoury recipe, look no further. With Greens Cakes Dumpling mix you can make this...

Carthy & Black Boozy Hot Chocolate

50ml Cathy & Black Yorkshire Cream 150ml Whole Milk 50g Milk Chocolate, choppedWarm the milk in a saucepan over a medium heat until simmering....

Carthy & Black Peanut Butter Martini

50ml Cathy & Black Yorkshire Cream 1 Bar Spoon Smooth Peanut Butter 15ml Chocolate Sugar SyrupShaken and Double strained into a martini glass

Carthy & Black Lemon Cheesecake Martini

50ml Carthy & Black Lemon Gin Cream 50ml Double Cream 25ml LimoncelloShaken and Double strained into a martini glass

Peppers with Puy Lentils

Cook’s tip

You might like to top with some crumbled goats’ cheese or grated parmesan before you pop the peppers back in the oven for the final 5 minutes.

Middle Eastern Panzanella

Cook's tip

Try throwing some red peppers and cherry tomatoes onto the baking tray, too, for colour and sweetness
bolognese

Essential Bolognese batch cooking at 63p per portion

I always try to have some Bolognese in the freezer, divided into portions. It gives...
Wensleydale

Newly completed Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese experience is the perfect family day out this summer

Visitors to The Wensleydale Creamery this Summer will be the first to see the newly...
naan bread pizza with sweet chilli beetroot parsley capers pepperoni and mozzarella

Naan Bread Pizza with Sweet Chilli Beetroot

Serves: 4 or 2 as a starter/light lunch Ingredients 2 plain naan bread 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf...
suet crust pastry

Pies with cheat suet crust and dumplings

I'm rubbish at cakes (no patience to read a recipe and too much faff for...

Beetroot, Salmon, Dill and Creme Fraiche Tarts

Serves 4 as a light lunch or 8 as party nibbles Ingredients • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff...
Blossom Tree Cake Company

Blossom Tree Cake Company discusses 2017’s wedding cake trends

It’s always really exciting as a new wedding season gets underway to take a look...
Kirkgate

To Market, To Market! The North’s Premier Markets

We love markets here at Northern Life and we have a wealth of superb markets...
Caramelised Tartlet of Leeks and Scallops with Saffron Hollandaise

Caramelised Tartlet of Leeks and Scallops with Saffron Hollandaise

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Tartlet • 500g chilled puff pastry • 450g leeks, trimmed and cut into matchstick...
Lemon and Lime Dal

Lemon and Lime Dal

Serves: 6 Ingredients For the dal: 3 tbsp groundnut oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp...
chestnut mushroom and shallot pie

Chestnut, Mushroom and Shallot Pie

Ingredients • 200g cooked chestnuts (such as Merchant Gourmet vacuum packed) • 2 bay leaves • 1 sprig...
COCONUT AND CARDAMOM SWEET BUNS

Coconut and Cardamom Sweet Buns

If you are looking or an alternative use for your cupcake or muffin tray, these...
orange, seed and chocolate cookies

Zesty Orange, Seed and Milk Chocolate Biscuits

These tasty biscuits are easy to make and perfect for when your little ones want...

Whey Hey for the new Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

A new weekend festival will celebrate the rich cheese-making heritage of the Yorkshire Dales as...

Broccoli and Peanut Noodles

Serves - 4 Preparation time - 10 minutes Cooking time - 10 minutes Ingredients • 200g broccoli, stems cut...
watercress

3 great tasting, healthy watercress recipes

With the festive season approaching why wait until after Christmas to begin your good intentions...

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