Persephone Books: new reads

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This month, The Simple Things is on the hunt for new reads. Persephone Books – a small, independent publisher – takes an unconventional approach to book selling, with its female-only catalogue.

Recipe: Chocolate rum and raisin fudge


There’s something satisfying about making fudge. This chocolate rum and raisin fudge recipe from Will Torrent’s Chocolate at Home is a great place to start.

Sponsored post: September’s cut flower patch planting diary


Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Competition: win £500 of Inntravel holiday vouchers

Win holiday vouchers with Inntravel

In our competition you could win £500 worth of vouchers towards a Slow Holiday courtesy of Inntravel, the Slow Holiday people. Just click here to ‘like’ their Facebook page, enter your details, and then imagine where Inntravel could take you. Walk the wild undiscovered coastline of Portugal; cycle the back lanes of France; discover the… Continue reading

Fruits of the hedgerow

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Go foraging this month and find out what you can make with the fruits of the hedgerow.

September sea swimming

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Dive in, the water’s lovely! Try sea swimming this September.

Recipe: Shakshuka

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Shakshuka: Tom Hunt’s Middle Eastern breakfast, taken from The Natural Cook.

Organic September

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Make one small change this month with Organic September.

Autumn fruit jam recipes

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Go foraging for fruit and get jamming with some autumn preserve and jam recipes.

The Simple Things September issue cover reveal!

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Psst! Have a look at the cover of the August issue of The Simple Things.