In the Kitchen

Tangy lemon loaf

Lemon loaf

Drizzled with fresh lemon curd, this butterfinger loaf is the perfect zingy treat.

Rhubarb jelly with rhubarb fool

Rhubarb jelly

Traditional fruit fools and jellies - especially rhubarb - are making a welcome return, writes Ruth Pretty .

Recipe: Return of 'real' jellies

Rhubarb jelly

Traditional fruit fools and jellies - especially rhubarb - are making a welcome return.

DIY creamy vanilla custard


Home-made custard, served warm with pudding, is the ultimate comfort food. Here's how to make it from scratch.

Recipe: Easy dumplings


A dumpling recipe for people who always order potstickers at restaurants but never make them at home.

Perfumed, poached quinces


Sniff out some delicious quinces - but you'll have to be quick, writes Ruth Pretty.

The jarring of pasta sauce


It's bad for you, it tastes gross and the alternative's easy to make. Why to we buy off-the-shelf pasta sauce?!

Top dessert baking tips


An award-winning dessert master shares his tips for home bakers and some might surprise you.

Perfect dinner party dessert


This soft chocolate, coconut jelly and hazelnut macaroon creation will have your guests begging for seconds.

Espresso vs. energy drink


How does a short black, a can of Red Bull and a cup of tea compare in the caffeine stakes?

Drink your greens?

green smoothie

What's your favourite green juice recipe? Don't have one? Are you really serious about your health?

Season's eatings

Fresh fruit

For fruit lovers, there's no better month than March - so it's best to make use of it.

Chicken with cauli & pumpkin


This flavour-packed one-pan dish is a simple way of taking roast chook to the next level.

How clean is your kitchen?


From tea towels to chopping boards and pantyhose, banish the bugs with these tips.

Recipe: Sweet & sour chicken


This is a retro dish that really deserves a comeback and can be on your dinner table in under an hour.

Scones on steroids


Ruth Pretty shares her love of sweet and savoury homemade breads.

Recipe: Fish and fennel linguine


It's healthy, it's simple and best of all - it's delicious.

Temperature tantrums

How hot should your coffee be?

'An extra-hot latte please'

Does a man who asks for an 80-degree latte care what a barista thinks about coffee?

Recipe: Warm chickpea salad


This easy dish makes for the perfect light dinner and will do you nicely for lunch at work the next day too.

Recipe: Seafood chowder

seafood chowder

This easy but satisfying chowder can be knocked up in less than half an hour.

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