Live more with less!

Live more with less

Bask in new-found space and freedom from ‘stuff’

 

Apart from a calm and clean home, decluttering has many life-enhancing advantages including more cash to spend on experiences rather than ‘stuff’ and a happier state of mind free of the compulsion to purchase more.

How should you declutter?

Tackle an area of one room at a time. Hold each item you find and ask yourself, ‘Do I love it or is it useful?’ If the answer is no then it should go. Tips on recycling and selling can be found in the Dairy Diary Live more with lessarticle.

Sort items into different boxes, each labelled with its destination e.g. charity shop, car boot sale etc.

Don’t try to declutter the whole house at once. Plan it in your diary, allocating time to each room, and give yourself a break in-between; otherwise you may just become demotivated by the whole process.

The full article can be found on page 28, Dairy Diary 2019 now available for just £8.50.

 

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Recipe of the Week: Noisette Coffee

Café Noisette

 

Café Noisette

A quick and easy Café Noisette recipe taken from the Dairy Diary.

A must for coffee lovers.

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Win a Nutribullet

Win a Nutribullet Magic Bullet Set

Whizz up any drink with ease with your very own Nutribullet – the must-have for every kitchen (as well as a Dairy Diary of course).

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3 Delicious Bonfire Recipes

It’s Bonfire Night again

A time when we meet to watch bonfires burn and fireworks light up the sky, while we are warmly wrapped in snuggly hats and gloves.

But the celebratory atmosphere is a far cry from the origins of 5 November.

Guy (Guido) Fawkes, from York, and fellow conspirators, rented out a house close to the Houses of Parliament and smuggled 36 barrels of gunpowder into a cellar of the House of Lords. That was enough to completely destroy the building!

The plot began to unravel when an anonymous letter was sent to William Parker, the 4th Baron Monteagle, warning him to avoid the House of Lords. The letter was made public and this led to a search of Westminster Palace in the early hours of 5 November.

Fawkes was the explosive expert, and it was he who had been left in the cellars to set off the fuse. He was caught when a group of guards discovered him at the last moment.

Parliament declared 5 November a national day of thanksgiving, and the first celebration of it took place in 1606.

 


 

Make your Bonfire Night a success with our 3 favourite recipes

Stay warm and stay safe!

 

Smoky Carrot Soup

Smoky Carrot Soup with Quinoa & Feta

 

Cheddar Muffins

Cheddar Muffins

 

Noisetté Coffee

Noisette Coffee

 

All recipes taken from the Dairy Diary.

 

 

 

 

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‘The Big Broth’ and WIN a fantastic soup maker

The Big Broth is a souper fundraising event

Serve soup for friends, top it with a smile and raise money to help homeless young people.

By hosting a Big Broth soup party for friends, family or work colleagues you can raise money for Centrepoint – a fantastic charity providing young homeless people with accommodation, health support and life skills.

This is the perfect recipe – simply adjust the quantities to make your own pot of soup.

 

Smoky Carrot Soup with Quinoa & FetaSmoky Carrot Soup with Quinoa Feta

A comforting, classic soup taken from the Dairy Diary 2019 and a real crowd-pleaser.

For more information click here.

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Win a Morphy Richards Soup Maker

 

Win a Morphy Richards Soup Maker

Dairy Diary is giving you the chance to win this fantastic soup machine.

Much-loved in our office, this souper (sorry!) machine makes delicious soup in just a few minutes.

Add chopped veg and stock, push the button, and in a few minutes – perfect soup.

You can choose chunky or smooth settings so that the soup is made to your desired consistency.

And you can pop it in dishwasher too!

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Don’t forget, your clocks go back tonight!

 

Put your clocks back by one hour tonight.

In the UK the clocks go back 1 hour at 2am on 28 October.

Real Hot ChocolateYes, the nights draw in quicker, but it does give you the perfect excuse to csettle down with a comforting mug of this gorgeous Real Hot Chocolate.

This delicious recipe is taken from the new anniversary edition of the Dairy Book of Home Cookery.

Choc-full (sorry!) of essential classic recipes, our best-selling cookbook celebrates its 50th birthday this year.  This beautifully updated edition contains an additional 50 recipes!

Click here to find out more.

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50 years of  the Dairy Book of Home Cookery!

Dairy Book of Home Cookery fans

We’re celebrating 50 years of making memories

 

Dairy Book of Home CookeryOur best-selling cookbook – the Dairy Book of Home Cookery – is one of the most-loved cookbooks of all time. Many people have grown up with it, raising their families cooking from it, and passing it on to children and grandchildren.

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite and Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner are both big fans of The Dairy Book of Home Cookery.

Since it’s publication, we have been sent a huge number of stories associated with this cherished book.

 

Here are just a few:

‘I still use my Nana’s cookbook (which is considerably older than me!) for all my staple recipes – not only did she teach me to cook, she was my best friend, and this treasured book was left to me when she passed away.’

‘I first started making the Family Fruit Cake with my grandmother as a child. It’s an easy recipe and uses my favourite ingredient – lemon curd – which she made from scratch.’

‘It has the best tasting Victoria Sponge ever!’

‘I remember making Coconut Ice for my Dad, with my Mum, in the 1970s. I still make it for him. Happy Days.’

‘I learned how to make perfect meringues using my first dairy cookbook nearly 40 years ago.’

‘My copy of the book dates to 1983 when our first child was born and it remains one of my go to recipe books.I still use lots of the recipes. The cherry and coconut cake recipe is simple to follow, but always makes a wonderfully moreish moist cake, a favourite with the family and friends, it is also a great reliable cake to bake for charity sales.’

The Dairy Book of Home CookeryHave you seen the Dairy Book of Home Cookery 50th anniversary edition? We think many readers will want to replace their old copies with this lovely new edition.

It has 50 new recipes too! Click here to find out more

 


 

And for me – I have many fond memories, but my favourite is a little more recent.

Eight years ago I created a Cheese Soufflé for a vllog whilst heavily pregnant with twins – I could barely reach the mixing bowl!

Click here for the recipe – it is completely delicious!

 

Cheese Soufflé

 

Cheese Souffle from the Dairy Book of Home Cookery

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