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  • Bottoms up!

    To do list: start working your way through these local craft distilled gins from Somerset, Bath and Bristol.

  • Cook *this* at the weekend!

    Here's a scrumptious Donna Hay weekend lunch recipe for you - and a chat with the super-chef herself. If we ask nicely, will she cook it too?

  • The Food Medic recipe

    Fancy a speedy supper?

    Step away from that tin of baked beans lady, here's a goats cheese & greens frittata, courtesy of The Food Medic.

  • corkscrew coming out of a bottle of wine, bbg fire in the background

    First of the Summer wine

    Pop a cork – or should that be unscrew the lid – on the best summer wines for barbeques: what to quaff when you scoff

  • Beetroot carpaccio salad

    The delicious red one has loads of health benefits but don't wear white when you're scoffing

  • Brunchtime booze

    A cross between soup and snifter, the Bloody Mary is the perfect brunchtime booze (tho' it might be pushing it to say it gives you one of your 5-day). And I've got just what you need to make it...

  • Barley Sugar Bakehouse

    It's open just one morning a week and hidden down a narrow lane in sleepy Crewkerne but their freshly baked breads, cakes and pastries are well worth the trip.

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