Food from afar: Pasteis de nata recipe

pasteis de nata | the simple things magazine

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

Recipe: Chocolate fridge cake

chocolate fridge cake recipe | the simple things

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

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.

Recipe: Berry coconut ice lollies

berry ice lollies recipe | the simple things magazine

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…

Recipe: Chilled prawns with garlic mayonnaise

chilled prawns recipe

The finest of finger foods, especially dipped in aioli, this recipe for chilled prawns with garlic mayonnaise makes the perfect summer lunch.

WIN £50 worth of Dragonfly tea

Dragonfly teas

WIN £50 worth of Dragonfly tea We love a cuppa here at The Simple Things and so are pleased to tell you about a competition to win £50 worth of organic Dragonfly tea. Five winners will receive a mahogany tea chest filled with all 15 speciality teas (96 sachets in total). For your chance to… Continue reading

Recipe: Garlic potato salad with lemon creme fraiche

potato salad recipe | the simple things

Reinvent the picnic for the modern world with made-to-be-mobile dishes, such as this potato salad recipe. A garlicky mustard kick rescue potatoes from potential blandness.

Recipe: Sweetcorn with flower and herb butter

sweetcorn recipe | the simple things

Corn on the cob and butter are the most natural of double acts. Flowers and herbs picked from your plot take this melting accompaniment to the next level in this sweetcorn recipe.

Food from afar: Granita recipe

granita recipe | the simple things

Granita refers to the coarse, grainy texture of this sweet, frozen treat. Delve into the history of the flavoured ice and try your hand with a summery granita recipe.

Recipe: Brazilian cake – Broa de Fuba

brazilian cake | the simple things

Tonight’s the night! Let’s celebrate the FIFA World Cup Final in a very British way. Tea and cake, anyone? Brazilian cake, of course!