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Takeaway afternoon tea on the menu as Down Hall hotel announces reopening

Takeaway afternoon tea on the menu as Down Hall hotel announces reopening

Takeaway afternoon tea on the menu as Down Hall hotel announces reopening

Collect or enjoy the finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones and a selection of cakes and patisserie as a picnic in the grounds.


Plant to Plate: The humble cucumber really does have lots to offer

Plant to Plate: The humble cucumber really does have lots to offer

Plant to Plate: The humble cucumber really does have lots to offer

Top chef Alistair Dibbs says it's a myth that cucumbers are difficult to grow - and they have a huge variety of uses in the kitchen


Plant to Plate: Courgette is a vegetable that's just so versatile

Plant to Plate: Courgette is a vegetable that's just so versatile

Plant to Plate: Courgette is a vegetable that's just so versatile

Courgettes are super-easy to grow and, in the kitchen, can be a main ingredient, an accompaniment and even a cake


Diet Talk: It's time for a fresh approach when it comes to managing diabetes

Diet Talk: It's time for a fresh approach when it comes to managing diabetes

Diet Talk: It's time for a fresh approach when it comes to managing diabetes

Alex Ballard, who lives in Stortford and works as a specialist dietician in West Essex, pens the second part of her Diet Talk column on diabetes


Get summery with chef Alistair's delicious strawberry tart and berry sorbet recipes

Get summery with chef Alistair's delicious strawberry tart and berry sorbet recipes

Get summery with chef Alistair's delicious strawberry tart and berry sorbet recipes

Top chef Alistair Dibbs, who extols the virtues of growing, cooking and eating your own food, gives Indie readers his favourite strawberry tart recipe


Diet Talk: Alex Ballard debunks all of those myths around diabetes

Diet Talk: Alex Ballard debunks all of those myths around diabetes

Diet Talk: Alex Ballard debunks all of those myths around diabetes

In the first of a two-part series, Diet Talk columnist Alex Ballard irons out some of the uncertainties surrounding diabetes


Wine and dine in the park with Smoke BBQ Kitchen and Twisted Cellar

Wine and dine in the park with Smoke BBQ Kitchen and Twisted Cellar

Wine and dine in the park with Smoke BBQ Kitchen and Twisted Cellar

The Hockerill Street restaurant and South Street wine, beer and gin bar set up socially distanced operations in Sworder's Field.


Chef and new Indie columnist Alistair Dibbs on how growing your own produce will expand your menu options

Chef and new Indie columnist Alistair Dibbs on how growing your own produce will expand your menu options

Chef and new Indie columnist Alistair Dibbs on how growing your own produce will expand your menu options

Top chef Alistair Dibbs, from Little Hallingbury, extols the virtues of growing, cooking and eating your own food in his new Plant to Plate column


Couple behind Nelson + Pops drinks van are boxing clever during lockdown

Couple behind Nelson + Pops drinks van are boxing clever during lockdown

Couple behind Nelson + Pops drinks van are boxing clever during lockdown

The newly-wed owners of a luxury drinks van have adapted their business by launching drinks experience kits for customers to enjoy at home


Diet Talk: Keeping the glass half full while still following health guidelines on alcohol

Diet Talk: Keeping the glass half full while still following health guidelines on alcohol

Diet Talk: Keeping the glass half full while still following health guidelines on alcohol

Alex Ballard, who lives in Bishop's Stortford and works as a specialist dietician in West Essex, writes about how to reduce your alcohol intake


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