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.

Take a twilight walk

take a twilight walk | the simple things

As the sun lingers longer on the horizon, dusk in high summer is an opportunity to take a twilight walk and revel in the nocturnal nature on all our doorsteps. 

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.

Sponsored post: July’s cut flower patch planting diary

july-cutting-diary | the simple things

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

Wordless Wednesday


Trail of Aphrodite along the Akamas Peninsula in Cyprus. Photograph: Linda Lashford for Inntravel, the Slow holiday people

Competition: Win tickets to The Big Feastival!

big feastival competition | the simple things

Win a family camping ticket to The Big Feastival with Wyld Wood Organic Cider.

The Simple Things has a new home!


New independent publishing company Iceberg Press has purchased The Simple Things magazine from Future plc.

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!

Simple style: The Tea Dress

tea dress style | the simple things

Read our potted history of the tea dress in July’s issue of The Simple Things? Have a little look at our top dress and shoe combos.

Learn something new: Fly fishing for ladies


  Ever fancied fly fishing? This July, female fly-fishing experts from Orvis US are heading to the UK to offer their unparalleled instruction and share their passion for the sport during a whole week of fly-fishing events for ladies.