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.

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Competition: Win! A £500 new wardrobe from People Tree

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People Tree, the ethical fashion website, is giving away £1,000-worth of vouchers with four brilliant prizes in this month’s competition.

How to ripen tomatoes indoors

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This month, the plot’s most versatile fruit makes a blushingly late arrival. Find out how to ripen green tomatoes with our top tips.

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.