Care Home Special Article – June/July 22

How To Choose A Care Home

Choosing a care home for yourself or someone you love is never easy. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider. […]

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Recipe Sabrina Ghayour’s Saffron & Lemon Chicken Joojeh Kebab – June/July 22

Sabrina Ghayour’s Saffron & Lemon Chicken Joojeh Kebab

This probably features on the menu of every Persian restaurant in the world, and for me what really makes it special is the way in which the chicken is marinated in yogurt and lemon juice, which breaks down the fibres and tenderises the meat beautifully. The addition of saffron and onions creates the signature flavour that makes this a much-loved dish. This is my simplified version of the recipe, which can be made at home in a conventional oven if, like me, you don’t have a barbecue or flame grill. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – June/July 22

Sea Hollies by Martin Blow

June and July is the time Eryngiums (Sea Hollies) are coming into bloom but they’ve been looking good all spring with their dramatic, exotic looking leaves and will continue to inspire into the autumn as architectural seed heads replace the flowers. […]

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Interiors Column – June/July 22

Choosing Garden Furniture by Katherine Sorrell

We appreciate our outside spaces much more these days and treat them as extensions of our living areas, with lighting, soft furnishings and furniture that suits the way we live. Recent changes in design and technology have brought about great improvements in outdoor furniture quality, making it comfortable to use, good-looking and long-lasting, with plenty of choice. […]

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Horoscopes by Christine Chalklin – June/July 22

Your Horoscopes for June and July 2022 by Astrologer Christine Chalklin

June: June appears to be a turbulent month as the peaceful Pisces influences are waning and mighty Jupiter and dynamic Mars connect in fiery Aries. Jupiter expands everything it touches and together with warrior Mars in Aries we can expect to see a massive amount of raw energy emerging which doesn’t bode well in these times of global conflict. On a personal level the sign of Aries is about asserting yourself and being direct about achieving your goals, ideal for starting anything that requires energy, initiative and courage. The Sun in the inquisitive sign of Gemini is stirring up your curiosity for finding out more about what’s really going on. […]

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Health Column – June/July 22

Get Up, Stand Up

If you’ve been feeling sluggish over the first part of the year, now is the perfect time to get outside and rediscover your fitness, with brighter days and longer, warmer nights combining to create the perfect condition by which you can restore body and mind. […]

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Money Matters – June/July 22

Money On My Mind – The Martin Lewis Column

He’s the UK’s leading money saving expert – a journalist and presenter who has kept millions of pounds in people’s pockets as well as lifting the lid on the threats and dangers we need to be aware of as consumers.

In this month’s column, Martin Lewis looks at haggling, and discusses whether it’s a dying art into which we need to breathe new life. […]

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Castle Medical Centre – June/July 22

Focus on Women’s Health

Tips on managing hot flushes, night sweats and insomnia

With a nationwide shortage of some forms of HRT, especially transdermal Oestradiol gels and sprays, women going through the perimenopause and menopause are becoming anxious about managing their symptoms. Alternative forms of HRT are available which are equally effective, speak to your GP / menopause provider to discuss, these include oestradiol patches of different strengths and new bioidentical tablets. […]

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Baking Recipe Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Pear & Almond Cake – June/July 22

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Pear & Almond Cake

This soft, dense, almondy cake can be served warm for pudding with lashings of cream, or cold with a cup of tea or coffee. Firm Conference pears should work a treat here. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – June/July 22

Take A Seat by Nicki Jackson

We think the furniture we include in our garden is as much a design choice as every other aspect of our garden design so, with that in mind and in no particular order, here are our top 5 things to consider when choosing garden furniture: […]

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