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We’re less than 3 weeks away from the big day, and if like some of us you are hosting a big family lunch then you may wish to read on! No knickers getting in a twist here please; military precision is what is needed so you can get to enjoy the day and not be stuck in the kitchen swearing like a sailor! Although everyone’s ideas of Christmas vary and we all have our own traditions, we can all agree that the lunch takes a starring role. Here are a

Anna’s Family Kitchen is sharing a quick and easy one tray roast. When I cook my turkey at Christmas I cover it with a maple glaze so I thought I’d try the same with a roast chicken and root veggies. This is the result! I used baby carrots and parsnips as they don’t need peeling. I just topped and tailed them and left them whole. If you’re feeding four or more you’ll need two chickens and a large roasting tray. Serves: 6 Prep: 5 minutes Cooking: 90 minutes Total: 95

It’s always tough coming up with ideas for Christmas presents for the kids, especially when they seem to have everything and more! And with the bid to reduce waste and be more mindful on our impact on the environment, it seems like a good idea make at least one or more of their gifts an ‘experience’! With this in mind, we’ve come up with a list of local ideas that might tickle your fancy:   Chocolate making workshop at Temper Temper in Southborough -designed for enthusiastic budding chocolatiers of any

This is the ultimate vegetarian comfort dish. I love the texture of spelt – it has more crunch than regular risotto and this one pot is also lower maintenance than arborio risotto as it can simmer without needing to be stirred constantly. Serves: 4 Prep: 5 minutes Cooking: 25 minutes Total: 30 minutes Difficulty: easy   INGREDIENTS 200g pearled spelt 30g dried porcini mushrooms 100g chestnut mushrooms sliced 200g mixed mushrooms torn or sliced 1 onion chopped 2 garlic cloves crushed 100ml white wine 1l hot stock 50g grated pecorino

Effective treatment for Anxiety, Habitual and Obsessive Behaviours, Depression, Phobias, Insomnia, Weight Loss, IBS and other conditions related to Mind/Body interaction Everyday life can often present challenges that can sometimes overwhelm us. It can be a juggling act to balance family life with work commitments and continue to feel good about ourselves and the things that we do. Sometimes, our expectations are overambitious and exceed our physical abilities and striving for success can come at a cost. When stress gets its hold on us and becomes a chronic stress, it

Last week we hosted a fantastic Meet the Bloggers event. Three local bloggers were invited to join us, Anna from Anna’s Family Kitchen, Gem The Organised Mum and Jo The Guilty Mother to talk through their success stories, the reality of blogging and to share some top blogging tips with our audience. One of the questions the panel was asked was around the use of devices and the fact that we’re using them for our day-to-day busy lives, our jobs and socially. How do we balance this to ensure that bad habits

Pretty Edible Stylist shares with us her delicious Vietnamese Pork Curry… Sunday night curry cravings are going live!  My one weekly tradition is exactly this & tonight’s top choice is a favourite from my cookbook The Goodness of Nuts & Seeds, Vietnamese Curry with Pork & Tahini. All the spicy, sweet, salty & sour vibrant flavours of Vietnam, packed full of veg & goodness, topped with fresh herbs (Thai basil & coriander), crunchy salted peanuts & sesame seeds. Served here with udon noodles but equally long-grain rice (more commonly used in

Saturday 3 November displays Edenbridge Bonfire Night – Sat 3 Nov Famous for burning two giant effigies, a torch lit carnival procession and a fabulous firework display, this one is not to be missed! Beginning at 6:30pm with the procession touring through the town and continuing into the local rec for the finale. Adult tickets from £8, children £4 and Family ticket £20 Sevenoaks Fireworks – Sat 3 Nov Fun and excitement kicks of from 5pm in Sevenoaks town centre with live entertainment and food and drink stalls. The torchlit

Sometimes it’s good to have a little reminder of trick or treating etiquette so that everyone gets to enjoy the activity… If there’s a pumpkin outside/& or the house is decorated then it’s OK to knock. If the lights are off – that means no trick or treaters welcome. Don’t forget your manners! Wait your turn, take one sweet (don’t be picky) and always remember your please and thank yous. Stay away from any lit candles as costumes tend to be highly flammable! Respect people’s homes – stay off lawns

We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite walks to do with the kids – perfect for these stunning autumn days…. Take a walk around Chipstead Lake, there are open fields and little alcoves where you can dip your toe in or throw sticks, watch the ducks or even the sailing. It’s beautiful there and on the way back you can stop at The Bricklayers for some crisps and juice – if the weather is nice, why not sit outside on the green and look across the lake.       For

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