July 20th 2017
How to adjust your diet to work in the summer
"Watermelon's high water content keeps you cool and hydrated," says registered dietitian Janel Funk. That same high water content will also keep you feeling full, which can help curb carb cravings.
July 12th 2017
What could be lovelier than a fruit salad?
You could just hastily chop a whole load of fresh fruit and bung it in a bowl but where’s the fun in that? But how would you m...
June 28th 2017
Speedy Summer food
You may all love a risotto primavera with asparagus and peas sometimes broad beans but it can be just as delicious and a little faster to make to work along the same lines but with pasta.  Pea pasta is a speedy summer food bringing the delicious and taste of summer freshness to the dinner table even when made with frozen peas!
April 3rd 2017
Food for Festivals through Lent
In St Albans and Harpenden we are spoilt for choice with fantastic pubs, bars and restaurants to book into, not least the Winners of 2016 St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards such as...
March 8th 2017
Spoilt for choice in St Albans
 Every year the St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival serves up a platter of prestigious awards for the very best of the local areas food venues. If you haven’t worked your way round the 2016 winners yet there is still time to get over to the Best Newcomer on Spencer Street. 
January 30th 2017
Best St Albans and Harpenden takeaway…
If at the end of last year you didn’t have a chance to check out some of the winners of the 2016 St Albans and Harpenden food and drink awards, a cold grey 2017 evening might be the best time to sample the best local takeaway
January 18th 2017
There is always a New Year diet but which one?
One of the most recommended ways of eating and losing weight recently has been the 5:2 diet with its plain and simple method of simply limiting yourself to 500 calories a day (600 for men) twice a week
January 4th 2017
Good Eating in 2017
With each new year so many resolutions are made and many of them involve food so to help us on our way it looks as if vegetable yogurts will become the new food of choice, replacing traditional sweet flavoured yogurts in the fridge.
December 14th 2016
Brandy and vanilla butter
Whether you are hosting the entire family for a few days or just having the neighbours round for a quiet drink or a cup of tea to toast the season there is one very simple treat that is a must at Christmas time- Brandy butter.
September 20th 2016
Cabbage delight
At this time of year cabbage in its many forms is seasonal and widely available in and around St Albans.
September 19th 2016
Harvest Festival inspiration
As Autumn starts in St Albans and Harpenden memories of school harvest festivals come to mind as we help our kids prepare for theirs.