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How to travel without leaving home

Over the past two years many of us have missed out on holidays – travelling abroad has been especially tricky with all the uncertainty, extra costs and restrictions

Hopefully, 2022 will be better and our wanderlust – or at least a desire for some holiday sunshine can be satisfied!

But if you can’t travel, if you are waiting for a trip later in the year or even if you have been lucky enough to get away and are suffering from the post-holiday blues – you could try Armchair travel?

Armchair travel is learning about the world in as many ways as possible without actually visiting.

Here are a few ways you can invoke the sights, smells and mindset of travel without actually leaving home!

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Try this Italian Style Salmon Pasta recipe

Katy Hackforth

I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!

The first Sunday in February is Yorkshire Pudding Day!  

Pride of the north and an essential accompaniment to the most British of meals – the Sunday Roast – the Yorkshire pudding is one of my ultimate comfort foods

The first recorded recipe of the Yorkshire Pudding date back to the 18th century. In the 1737 book called The Whole Duty of a Woman, reference was made to “dripping puddings” as they were originally made from the dripping that fell from the meat as it was roasted on the open fire.

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Don’t miss our fabulous Toad in the Hole recipe!

Katy Hackforth

I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!

January Comfort Food

January is often a cold, dark month and one way to make us feel better is to turn to comfort food

That warm, satisfying feeling of eating something delicious. Comfort food is sometimes associated with treats such as chocolate or other foods that are high in fat or sugar and while that is sometimes the case, comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy.

Comfort food can evoke memories and feelings of nostalgia – tastes and smells of our favourite childhood dishes can be quite powerful.

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Don’t miss this simply yet delicious Broccoli & Apple Soup

Let’s celebrate Burns Night!

Burns Night is celebrated annually on 25 January to commemorate the life of the Scottish poet Robert Burns whose hundreds of writings include the world-famous Auld Lang Syne

The first Burns Night is said to have occurred back in July 1801 when Burns’ friends gathered together to mark the fifth anniversary of his death. They ate haggis and performed his work. The night was a great success and his friends decided to keep up the traditional yearly, to celebrate his birth. From this, the Burns Night we celebrate today was born.

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Celebrate with Haggis with Scallops, Apple and Whiskey Sauce

Welsh Valentine’s Day

St Dwynwen’s Day, otherwise known as Welsh Valentine’s Day, falls on 25 January each year

I knew that the Welsh have their own term for a special type of hug – a “Cwtch” – (incidentally, this is a term that was used within the UK Parliament for the first time on 5 January 2022). I didn’t realise until recently that there is also a Welsh Valentine’s Day.

Who was St Dwynwen?

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Plus don’t miss this delightful recipe for Anglesey Cakes!

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