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The packaging appeared to show these venison steaks were from Scotland when they were, in fact, from New Zealand.

Check the labels and buy British

By Barbara Cossins. It is so difficult to have any predictions for 2023 – it is hard to see what…

Luciano’s, in Brewery Square, Dorchester, is supporting Dorset County Hospital’s Greatest Need Appeal

Have a cuppa and help out town hospital

A DORCHESTER restaurant is hosting community coffee mornings – and raising money for charity. Luciano’s, in Brewery Square, is supporting…

Sprouts and artichoke hash is a nutritional bounty

Vegetable hash great with leftovers

By Rebecca Vincent. For this recipe I’ve chosen two seasonal vegetables that tend to divide opinion, Brussels Sprouts and Jerusalem…

Yule Log

Yule love this log for Christmas

By Lorraine Gibson. Need to whip up a quick festive dessert? My go-to option is my old-school yule log. There’s no…

Cheesy watercress tortilla cups

Have a tasty and merry Cress-mas!

SIMPLE watercress canapes could wow your Guests this Christmas! After two years of slightly muted celebrations thanks to Covid, we’re…

Brassica vegetables like kohlrabi and cavolo nero are wildly versatile and taste great steamed, stir-fried, roasted and even raw

Super pairing for lovely winter slaw

By Rebecca Vincent. Both stars of this recipe hail from the nutritionally dense brassica family which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage…

PHOTO: Robin Boultwood

Chubby chuffed

CORFE Castle Club steward Brian Varney – known to regulars as Chubby – was celebrating after learning his club…

Roasted squash with a crunchy walnut crumb is great served with yoghurt and a little maple syrup

Comfort food for those cold nights

by Rebecca Vincent. Squash season is in full swing! This family of veg are such versatile ingredients and work well…

NICE ‘N’ EASY Quick pickles don’t require much effort and the house doesn’t end up smelling of vinegar for ages after making them

Make a pickle in double quick time

By Rebecca Vincent. It’s only in recent years that I’ve come round to the idea of vinegar and anything that…

PHOTO: Nathan Dumlao, Unsplash

Going slow is quick way to start saving

WITH the cost-of-living crisis, we are all worried about how to cope this winter. I have been very impressed with…