Dairy Diary

Autumn Traditions

Hedgehog in Autumn

We all enjoy Christmas traditions, but I suspect that many of us have our own autumn traditions too.

Seasonal changes and events are an integral part of our countryside and also the British psyche.

As a child apple-bobbing was a ubiquitous game at each of every one of my birthday parties. I’m not sure if any of us enjoyed it that much but, well, it was tradition!

Bobbing Apples Cake

Nowadays, I am far more tempted by the Apple-Bobbing Cake from the 2020 Dairy Diary.

The autumn season usually begins with the packing away of summer clothes and the polishing of boots. The flame-coloured foliage and walks in the crisp autumn sunshine is, in my opinion, ones of life’s greatest joys.

And I relish the time when we have candles lit in an evening. It creates cosiness like nothing else.


When the clocks change, we rush to my parents’ house in the hope of seeing one of their prickly nocturnal visitors.

They often have a procession of hedgehogs eager to stock up on mealworms before their winter sleep.

Unlike the hedgehog, our slow cooker comes out of hibernation and resides on the kitchen worktop in October. Sundays see the aroma of many offerings from said gadget.

One of our new favourites is the ox cheeks recipe from the next Dairy Diary. It’s so flavourful and just melts-in-the-mouth. You can cook it in the oven too.


Slow Spiced Ox Stew

Slow-Braised Ox Cheeks



Dairy Diary 2020And, of course, autumn just wouldn’t be the same without the Dairy Diary.

It’s the traditional time to order so why not do so now?






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The gorgeous new Dairy Diary Set!

Dairy Diary Set 2020

Have you seen this year’s Dairy Diary Set?


It is just lovely and, of course, really useful too.


Dairy Diary 2020, Pocket Diary & Notebook Set


It comprises the Dairy Diary, which is, of course, an absolute essential, plus a Pocket Diary for your handbag and also a Notebook, each with a matching pen attached.


Pocket Diary 2020 & Notebook Set


This year the Pocket Diary has a stunning wipe-clean cover featuring purple thistles. It has a practical week-to-view format and it is crammed with useful info that you may need when you’re out and about.

The matching pen is attached with an elastic loop, so it’s always to hand.

2020 Pocket Diary & Notebook Set

The Notebook cover perfectly complements the Pocket Diary and it also has a matching pen and pen loop.

Its spiral-bound pages feature feint lines and there’s a handy pocket at the back. Finally, it’s finished with another elastic to keep everything together.


For only £10.99 this Set is an absolute bargain!


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Dairy Diary 2020 – the big reveal!

Dairy Diary 2020

I am SO excited to share with you the brand new Dairy Diary for 2020.

I genuinely think that this year’s diary is better than ever.

It has an absolutely beautiful cover design; classic good looks inside, fascinating features, and the recipes are just OUT OF THIS WORLD! (Sorry for shouting.)

2020 Dairy Diary A5 weeo-to-view diary

Practical and pretty, the Dairy Diary 2020 is perfect for organising and planning throughout 2020. Day-to-day, month-to-month, the diary is both an indispensable help and a source of information.

Inspirational weekly recipes

You can customise your diary with the coordinated stickers – easily identify your most important events. And the weekly recipes and food features will inspire you throughout the year. Bon appetit!

Dairy Diary 2020 gardening and food features


Dairy Diary 2020

  • A5, week-to-view diary
  • Delicious weekly recipes
  • Plenty of writing space
  • Home/kitchen info
  • Stickers to customise
  • Useful notes pocket
  • Calendars & budgeting
  • Fascinating articles

All this for just £8.75!






5 Christmas Favourites

Treat friends and family to fabulous food this Christmas!


Chestnut & Parsnip Dip

Chestnut & Parsnip Dip


Roast Guinea Fowl


Sparkly Sloe Gin Jellies


Festive Glories


Gluten-Free Mince Pies


Dairy Diary 2019Chestnut & Parsnip Dip, Sparkly Sloe Gin Jellies, Festive Glories and Gluten-Free Mince Pies are triple-tested recipes taken from the Dairy Diary 2019.

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See the new Dairy Diary 2019

Dairy Diary 2019

Do you want to see the new Dairy Diary?

The Dairy Diary 2019 is fresh and lovely, I’m so pleased with it! It has a beautiful wildflower cover and a new elegant design throughout.

It’s packed with mouthwatering recipes – the Peanut Butter & Popcorn Layer Cake is my favourite treat. It also has fascinating articles on food fairs, garden tricks and exercise for fun, and much more.

Of course, you will find those handy dates stickers, a useful notes pocket, a ribbon marker and the cover is wipe-clean.

What’s not to love?

Available now for a bargain £8.50.

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Win a Year of Flowers

Win a Year of Flowers

Last chance to win a Year of Flowers!

Dairy Diary and Appleyard London are kindly offering one very lucky reader a bouquet of their choice every month (each up to the value of £40), delivered to an address of their choice.

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And don’t miss the Dairy Diary 2018

Dairy Diary 2019

2018 Dairy Diary with weekly recipes

A unique A5, week-to-view diary that’s both practical and pretty – the perfect choice for planning your busy life.

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