Food from afar: Pasteis de nata recipe

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It’s got sweet, flaky pastry, it’s got custard – what’s not to love about Portugal’s Pasteis de nata?

Potato print competition: Winner announced

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Back in April, The Simple Things teamed up with Kettle Chips and Red Hen Originals to invite you to create a potato print. Were you the winner of our competition?

Sponsored post: August’s cut flower patch planting diary

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

Recipe: Chocolate fridge cake

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No need to bake in August with our indulgent chocolate fridge cake.

Wordless Wednesday

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  Flying boat on the water in Mortsund, Norway. Photograph: Inntravel, the Slow holiday people

Recipe: Three ways with cherries


Go cherry crazy! This year’s crop of British cherries looks like it is the longest and largest ever, mostly due to our mild winter.

Get creative with herbs

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Copious crops? These culinary ideas will help you cope with a herb glut

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The Simple Things are recruiting!

Simple style: Flip-flops


Read our potted history of flip-flops in August’s issue of The Simple Things? Have a little look at our top flip-flop outfits.

Recipe: Berry coconut ice lollies

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Berry coconut ice lollies are perfect for hot days. The good news? You’re only two steps away from this wholesome treat on a stick…