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The Big (Virtual) Lunch and some good news

The big lunch

The Big (Virtual) Lunch


At such a difficult time, where people are struggling in so many ways, it’s heartwarming to hear of so many positive stories in local communities.

There are countless acts of community kindness in our own little village every day, but these are most memorable for me: The tiny village bakery now delivers food parcels to the elderly and vulnerable.

We found a leaflet featuring local walks on our doorstep one evening, and one local even dresses-up as Walley (from Where’s Walley?) on his daily walk so that people can spot where he is!

Now more than ever, we need to make
time for each other and say thanks.

The Big Lunch is the UK’s thanksgiving weekend for neighbours and communities; a time where people come together (virtually, of course) to celebrate community connections and get to know one another a little better.

So, let’s get the nation talking with a bite to eat and have some fun with The Big Virtual Lunch this coming weekend.


For details on how to hold a virtual lunch for your community take a look at the Eden Project Communities webpage



And to eat?

I would opt for something simple and delicious. You don’t want to be slaving for hours in the kitchen. Give these two recipes a try, they are quick to prepare but sooo good.


Sea Bass and Chocolate Fruit


Pan-Fried Sea Bass & Scallops with Hollandaise Sauce

Fresh Fruit with Chocolate Dip


Both these recipes are from our super-popular cookbook, Just for One or Two.


Oh, and the good news? 40% off!

Yes, for a limited time only we now have 40% off everything on our website!!!

Stock up with goodies for yourself and maybe even treat someone in your community too?


Keep safe and well.







Special Summer Sale

Get a whopping 50% off
these fabulous cookbooks!

But only while stocks last.

50% off selected cookbooks

50% off these fabulous cookbooks

Don’t miss this opportunity to buy a super cookbook from the publishers of the Dairy Diary at half price!

With over 3 million sales we know our books are loved, by novice and experienced cooks alike, throughout the UK.

Delight family and friends with triple-tested recipes that ensure great results every time.

Choose from:

Dairy Diary Favourites – was £8.25, now £4.12

Just for One or Two – was £8.25, now £4.12

Dairy Book of Home Cookery – was £10.49, now £5.24

Fantastic Food For Less – was £5.99, now £2.99

Take a Box of Eggs – was £7.49, now £3.74


Buy now at DairyDiary.co.uk

Offer closes 24 August 2017.


Recipe of the Week: Grilled Goat’s Cheese Salad

Grilled Goat’s Cheese Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 500 per portion
Fat 34.5g (19.9g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians


  • Oranges 4 large
  • Firm goat’s cheese 4 x 110g (4oz) pieces
  • Bistro salad 150g bag of lamb’s lettuce, baby red chard and beetroot strips
  • Cooked beetroot in natural juice 200g pack, drained and cut into thin batons
  • Wholegrain mustard 1 tbsp
  • Clear honey 1 tsp
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Slice the tops and bottoms from the oranges. Using a small, sharp knife, slice off the skin taking away as much of the pith as possible. Holding each orange over a bowl, slice in between the segments to release the flesh and juice into the bowl.
  2. Preheat the grill to a hot setting. Line the grill tray with foil. Place the cheese on the foil. Cook under the grill for about 2 minutes until lightly golden and slightly melting.
  3. Arrange the salad leaves on four serving plates. Drain the orange segments, reserving the juice, and arrange over the leaves, then sprinkle the beetroot on top. Top the salad with the goat’s cheese, cut in half if preferred.
  4. Blend the mustard, honey and oil with the orange juice. Season the dressing and spoon over the salad. Serve immediately.

Read Grilled Goat’s Cheese Salad on the Dairy Diary website


Clever One Pot cookbookRight now Clever One Pot,
which features this recipe,
Yes, that’s just £3.99.

Get in quick!







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National Cherry Day

Enjoy National Cherry Day with Meringue Nests filled with Chocolate, Cherries & Cream and a HALF PRICE cookbook offer!

This year, we are enjoying a bumper crop of cherries in the UK – hurray! As my all-time favourite fruit I am delighted. And as it’s National Cherry Day on Thursday, it’s the perfect excuse to make this exquisite but very easy dessert. After last week’s blog, you will be an expert in meringue making, so you should be able to make it standing on your head! (Don’t try this at home folks)

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Top tips for spending less and eating well in January

Half price sale


Top tips for spending less and eating well in January

Back to reality and time to reign back a little. After an indulgent time, January is a good month to eat a little less and spend a lot less.

To do this, I shall be planning all our meals in advance, so I can keep track of what we eat and what we spend.

Taking inspiration from our cookbook,
Fantastic Food for Less, which advocates
forward planning, making a shopping list
and sticking to it!

Dairy Diary recipeI have decided to make planning easier for us by first listing all our favourite meals (including the recipes that we most like from our cookbooks). This seems quite an arduous task, but once done I can print and laminate our list and glance at it for inspiration each time I plan our weekly meals (which are written on each day in the Dairy Diary).

No more umming and aaahing about what to eat each week, and by making a list of our meals and sticking to my shopping list, we should waste less and spend less too!


Half-price cookbook sale!

For more tips on how to save money and waste less food, as well as 100 delicious low-cost recipes see Fantastic Food for Less.

AND just for this week, it’s half price!


Here’s a taster of what Fantastic Food has to offer…..


Pea and Ham Quicke recipe

Pea & Ham Quiche

Time 1 hour
Per portion: 608 Kcal, 44g fat (22.1g saturated)
Serves 6
Suitable for freezing

Ready-made shortcrust pastry 375g (13oz)
Eggs 4, beaten
Crème fraîche 250ml tub
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Frozen peas 110g (4oz), defrosted
Spring onions 3, trimmed and finely chopped
Ham 250g (9oz), chopped into chunks
Double Gloucester cheese 75g (3oz), grated
Mixed leaf salad to serve (optional)

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.

2 Fold the pastry in half and then roll out until a little larger than a 23cm (9in) fluted flan tin. Lift the pastry over the rolling pin, drape in the tin then ease up the sides pressing it in place with your fingertips. Trim the top of the pastry so that it stands a little above the top of the tin. Prick the base of the pastry and then chill for 15 minutes.

3 Line the pastry case with non-stick baking paper and baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes.

4 Meanwhile, in a jug, mix together the eggs and crème fraîche and season well with salt and pepper.

5 Remove the paper and beans from the pastry case and reduce the oven temperature to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Pour in the creamy mixture and then evenly sprinkle in the peas, spring onions, ham and grated cheese.

6 Return the quiche to the oven and bake for 25–30 minutes, until it is just set and golden. Serve with a mixed salad if you like.

A Fabulous Food For Less recipe.








Sale | Last few copies of Dairy Diary 2011

Dairy Diary now just £3.00 while stocks last!

Dairy Diary SaleWe are clearing our shelves for new stock.

So if you missed the Dairy Diary 2011 (or know someone who did) this is your last chance to grab a copy and at less than half price too!

To order visit http://dairydiary.co.uk

Competitions www.dairydiary.co.uk/competitions.html

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