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Chargrilled Watermelon Salad with Sol & Mar Flavours of the Med

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Rejoice! The sun has got its hat on and its happy face is beaming. And with the school summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to make heavenly food … Continue reading

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Lurpak Food Adventures: T-Bone Steak with Tarragon, Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Butter

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This is the third recipe I’ve developed using Lurpak’s Clarified Butter from its new Cook’s Range. Last week I made Indian-Spiced King Scallops, then Potted King Prawns. They were delicious, … Continue reading

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Lurpak Food Adventures: Potted King Prawns with Pink Peppercorns and Tarragon

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Here is my second endeavour for the new Lurpak Cook’s Range Food Adventures challenge: a meatier version of potted shrimps: chunky King Prawns potted in fragrant spicy Lurpak Clarified Butter. … Continue reading

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Indian-Spiced King Scallops in Lurpak Clarified Butter #FoodAdventures

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I’ve been a fan of Lurpak butter (slightly salted, for me) since long before the adverts featuring Douglas, the little trombone player, made us smile with his attempts to steal … Continue reading

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Lemon & Garlic Roast Chicken with Aunt Bessie’s Roasties and Yorkshire Puddings

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Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day to cook a whole roast dinner from scratch. All that peeling the veg; all par-boiling the potatoes for roasting; all that … Continue reading

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The ‘Walkers Mighty Lights’ Workout Video!

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My three kids’ main mission in life seems to be to chomp through as many crisps as their little stomachs can contain before exploding. So a new variety containing 30 … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: Men’s Sport Performance

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In an effort to keep my middle-aged spread at bay, I went for a jog the other day and was quite taken by the admiring smiles and glances that were … Continue reading

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    Somehow I earned a few quid last year. A bit of writing here, a bit of freelancing there. And before I knew it, what appeared in my bank … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: What are your health goals for 2013? Make a smart start – and leave a question for a chance to win a £75 pampering pack from The Sanctuary

Like a lot of people, I’ve used the start of the New Year to have a long, hard look at my health habits.  I’m en route to 50 years old … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: Do you suffer from smartphone envy?

  There is one thing in the world I love more than my wife, and it is my wife’s smartphone (only joking, dear, put the kettle on and calm down). … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: 5 Fab kitchen products for the housedad who (thinks he) has everything!

My kitchen is fit to bursting with all the equipment, utensils and gadgets I’ve built up over the years, which makes present-buying for my wife a bit tricky. I am … Continue reading

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*Warning: This post contains nuts!*

  Ten years ago, van driver Dave Willis earned his living delivering crisps. But after months of munching on what he thought were sub-standard offerings, he decided to make his … Continue reading

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Little Big Things can help beat cancer. Get help and share your experiences on a Facebook pin-board

Very few of us haven’t been touched by cancer in some way or another. My grandfather died from the terrible disease when I was 16. He had been a giant … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Dark thriller ‘Sorry’ – the best-selling debut novel from Zoran Drvenkar

  One day I will publish the novel I wrote two years ago and that has been sitting in my bottom drawer ever since. One day I will give away … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: When wheat-based snacks meet art! Proof that you CAN play with your food

My kids love arts and crafts. My kids love crisps. My kids are very special and unusual, aren’t they? Different, see. Arty AND snacky. And I’ll wager that no other … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: The Secret Lives of Cars – why millions of families do their talking on the road

I don’t get time to talk to my kids very often. You know, the deep meaningful stuff, the stuff that matters. Stuff that doesn’t involve me bawling: ‘Have you finished … Continue reading

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How to handle anxiety: join in a live chat plus a chance to win THREE pampering packs, worth £80 each

At a friend’s 50th birthday party last year, I was asked to say a few words about the Man of the Moment. Just a few. Nothing special. In front of … Continue reading

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How to beat stress: Chillax and talk to an expert LIVE

Stress is an odd thing. What twists one person’s melon is a honeydew of happiness for another. Take Saturday night for example. My wife and I had friends around for … Continue reading

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Win a copy of The Hobbit – one of the greatest children’s books of all time

To coincidence with the re-release of one of children’s literature’s greatest books, I’ve got THREE copies of The Hobbit to give away. To win, leave a comment about your favourite … Continue reading

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Save £310 a year by getting your loft insulated for FREE

Hands up anyone out there that would like to save a few bob? Mmm, yes, I see that’s quite a few of you. As always, your loving reluctant housedad is … Continue reading

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Review: We Bought A Zoo, plus win a detox at a luxury spa

Last week, I accompanied my seven year-old son and his classmates on a trip to London Zoo. At one point, he looked at me and said: ‘Dad, I wish we … Continue reading

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5 Ideal Home Show tickets to be won: What would you like to change about your home?

Our home is far from ideal. Aside from the wet towels, the mountains of plastic junk that clutter our children’s rooms, the thick layer of dust that coats every surface … Continue reading

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And the winner of the Green Giant organic hamper is…

I am delighted to announce a nice, timely Christmas present for the winner of my recent Green Giant competition to win a fantastic organic Abel & Cole veggie hamper.  I … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed Special: How to cook (and eat) Chinese chicken feet and cow peas

As culinary challenges go, this one was plucking outrageous. But it certainly gave me claws for thought. OK, I’ll stop now. I’ve been sent some chicken feet and cow peas … Continue reading

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Meet the Jolly Green Giant at Manchester’s Trafford Centre on October 29-30. Plus your chance to win an Abel & Cole veggie hamper

I’m writing this as I sit with my dad in Manchester while he flicks through a dozen channels looking for something to watch. In a valliant attempt to distract him … Continue reading

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Win an organic veggie box – share your tips on how to get kids to eat 5-a-day

At the risk of sounding smug, I’ve always been lucky when it comes to my kids’ eating habits. They get their 5-a-day and more because of a simple tactic I … Continue reading

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