Inspiring new recipes and dining ideas

The sun is shining and the weather is (slowly) getting warmer which has got us thinking about inspiring new recipes and dining ideas for a new season. Here are some of our favourites.

Table setting

If you’re considering a spring clean, why not treat yourself to some new tableware, too. We love Denby’s ‘Blue Haze’ range for a statement set, or John Lewis’ ‘Puritan’ tableware if you want a minimal look to let your culinary creations take centre stage. To boost your homeware in the style stakes, we love the one-off range of scallop-edged napkins the fashion-forward interior designer Matilda Goad has created.

Have you seen the latest competition we are running with ProCook? You could win a set of their gourmet kitchenware to help you take your home cooking to the next level. It’s free to enter, simply follow this link and enter your details –

Drinks and dining

What do you associate with spring/summer? New things, fresh flavours, and switching heavy winter comfort food for light, bright summery recipes.

We have a whole host of recipes on our website that are perfect for spring dining – whether you’re cooking for one, two, or twenty! Our duck and orange wraps make an easy, tasty springtime supper – make sure to cook extra for lunch the next day. Or try our duck steak with baked sweet potato and pea hummus for a recipe brimming with freshness and flavour. Hoisin duck lettuce parcels mix rich flavour with satisfying crunch as a party-pleasing canapé or a light supper.

And what to drink? Try this BBC Good Food recipe for a fresh spring cocktail with elderflower, rosemary and gin. For a non-alcoholic alternative, try Seedlip, the first widely available grown-up alcohol free spirit, which works well as a gin substitute.


Botanical prints and natural green hues are still a big homeware trend as we move into the new season. As nature gets a new lease of life outside, give your home a breath of fresh air with new pieces inspired by nature in calming green shades.

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