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Vegetable Bouquets


This fun and healthy snack idea is so easy to make with small children – a vegetable bouquet.  Simple to put together and makes a fun edible craft project for kids. bamboo skewers mini shaped cutters some fruit and veg we used cucumber, carrots, blueberries, strawberries and grapes. Top tip: I cut my...

Yoghurt Cake

French Yoghurt Cake


Made by French grandmothers and taught to toddling grandchildren since time began. It’s a wonderfully moist, light crumbed, simple cake that’ll make quite the impression come tea time... 1 pot of natural yogurt (sugar free about 125mls but don’t be too strict on this) 2 pots of self raising flour...

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Hot Cross Buns - Easter


Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, we think you will be tucking in everyday of the week with these tasty treats 2 x 7g sachet dried yeast 455 g strong bread flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 55g caster sugar...

Éclairs

Homemade Eclairs


You can’t go wrong with this classic French patisserie treat, topped with traditional chocolate or for a twist, try crunchy caramel icing. Try not to eat them all!choux buns 140g plain flour pinch of sugar 125ml milk 125ml water 100g butter 4 eggs For the filling 300ml double cream For the icing: 100g...

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Hake Coconut Curry


One of the most sustainable fishes in UK water, hake surely deserves to appear on your plate more often. 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped chunk of ginger, finely grated 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp shrimp paste 1 small red chilli, shredded 2 lemongrass stalks, split and bruised...

Grilled Lamb Feature

Grilled Lamb & Spring Vegetables


Lamb, considered a traditional spring dish,...

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Margate's Turner Contemporary to host Turner Prize 2019


One of the best known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. Every other year, the prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented...

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Jellyfish, filmed in Margate


Award-winning film Jellyfish was shot entirely in Margate and will premiere at the Carlton Cinema in Westgate. Following success at several international film festivals, where it has won so far seven awards, Jellyfish is to be shown at the...

Mince Pies

Stollen Mince Pies


A combination of two festive favourites, would it be Christmas without a mince pie or two? A mixture of mincemeat, marzipan and Madeira Cake, these sweet treats are perfect for parties or for leaving out on Christmas Eve for Father Christmas.   Makes approximately 12 mince piesIngredients For the pastry: 175g (6oz)...

Stephen McClarty

Margate chef to feature on BBC2 in the Spring


“The Brigade” will take a crew of undiscovered talent from British catering, under the leadership of distinguished chef Jason Atherton and transform their careers, turning them into a Kitchen Brigade to take...

Marzipan Pudding

Foodie Christmas Ideas


When else in the year can you legitimately have a cheeseboard on the go from morning till night? One of the major perks of winter is that no one will judge you for eating cheese, chocolate and basically anything bad for you all day long! Here are some great foodie treats to have a...

Wreath Making

Christmas craft ideas


These crafts that are my tradition to make each year, there is no better way to get into the festival spirit than making and decorating. Salt Dough Decorations The perfect way to add a homemade touch to your decor this season, salt dough decorations are so simple, even the...

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Thanet Thursdays at Buoy and Oyster


Buoy and Oyster is a family run restaurant & cocktail bar overlooking the beach in Margate. First opening their doors in November 2015, they take pride in providing their customers with great quality food & drinks served in a relaxed & stylish seaside setting. The proud winners of Kent...

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Nails Bars in Thanet


Confidence isn't a feeling you want to...

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The Taco Experience


Tacos are arguably the best communal food and taste even better while sharing a few bottle of wine. Following their sell-out supper club series, Scotch + Ginger are back with a Margate...

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Zen Product Guide


With winter here, it's the season for nights in filled with self love and pampering. To match our guide on where to Zen we thought we'd share with you some of our favourite products too.Metabolism Boosting Seaweed Tea Heackles herbal tea has a mild vegetal flavour with umami and...

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Where to Zen in Thanet


From facials to feet, there are some great places in Thanet to really relax and have some serious me time. Massage Massages are so much more than just relaxing. In fact, our natural instincts turn to them in moments of need. Massages come in a variety of lengths and styles, which means that even...

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Modern Provider - From Burberry to Baking


We spent an afternoon with Ben from Modern Provider,  who told us about his journey from Burberry to baking:

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Dog-friendly Thanet


A day out simply isn’t complete without your canine companion in tow

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Ale and Arty


Nothing beats a day of mooching around seaside towns; ride the Loop between Ramsgate and Margate and hop off for a day of ale, art and adventure...

Autumn evenings in Thanet


Keep yourself entertained this Autumn. From family days out and fireworks displays to spook-tastic Halloween nights...

Baking away the Autumn days


Make this delicious Autumnal treat with ripe buttery pears and liqueur...

Greens of the Sea


Crispy Kale Kale crisps are amazing and given how easy they are to make and how delicious they are to eat. Making your own is a good way to use of excess of kale, even slightly-past-their-best leaves. They make a great nibble to go with drinks, or you can use them as you would crispy...

Fresh from the sea


Grilled Fish Just how easy can supper be? This mackerel dish is completely hassle-free – everything is cooked in one dish, and so you save on the washing-up, too. 
Samphire is one of nature's gems. The delicate sweet and salty taste of this plant bears evidence of its mineral-rich coastal habitat, thriving where conventional crops cannot....

Autumn Pie

Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Pie


Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Pie This butternut, mushroom and blue cheese pie makes a great autumn seasonal vegetarian pie. Butternut squash and mushrooms both taste fantastic with blue cheese. If you are entertaining, you can easily make this recipe into 6 individual pies for a special effect.Make sure you remove the extra olive oil...

Toffee popcorn snaps


This sweet treat is so simple and fun to make, you can tailor this edible chocolate gift to anyone's sweet tooth tastes by playing around with colours, toppings and sweets you know everyone will love Toffee Popcorn Snaps This sweet treat is so simple and fun to make, you can tailor this edible chocolate gift to...

Autumn Days Out in Thanet


We might be waving bye-bye to the summer, but we’re all up for embracing autumn and all it has to offer. From crisp, sunny strolls to cosying up in the cold; welcome the new season with open arms and a sense of adventure as you explore our hit list of top autumn days out...

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Can you introduce yourself?  Where are you from and what you do? My name is Jess, I’m originally from Malta, I grew up there and planned on spending the rest of my life in Malta and settling with a family, I never expected to leave. Then I met my now husband (who is from Margate) while...

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Vegetable Bouquets

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This fun and healthy snack idea is so easy to make with small children – a vegetable bouquet.  Simple to put together and makes a fun edible craft project for kids. You will…

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Hot Cross Buns – Easter

Hot Cross Buns – Easter 1500 1000 Lo

Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, we think you will be tucking in everyday of the week with these tasty treats Ingredients 2 x 7g sachet dried yeast 455 g strong…

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary to host Turner Prize 2019

Margate’s Turner Contemporary to host Turner Prize 2019 1081 958 Lo

Turner Contemporary in Margate will host the Turner Prize 2019. One of the best known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public…

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Thanet Thursdays at Buoy and Oyster

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Buoy and Oyster is a family run restaurant & cocktail bar overlooking the beach in Margate. First opening their doors in November 2015, they take pride in providing their customers…

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    Hake Coconut Curry 1500 1000 Lo

    Hake Coconut Curry

    One of the most sustainable fishes in UK water, hake surely deserves to appear on your plate more often. Ingredients…

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    Vegetable Bouquets 1500 1000 Lo

    Vegetable Bouquets

    This fun and healthy snack idea is so easy to make with small children – a vegetable bouquet.  Simple to put together…

    Éclairs
    Homemade Eclairs 1000 1500 Lo

    Homemade Eclairs

    You can’t go wrong with this classic French patisserie treat, topped with traditional chocolate or for a twist, try crunchy…

    Grilled Lamb Feature
    Grilled Lamb & Spring Vegetables 1000 667 Lo

    Grilled Lamb & Spring Vegetables

    Grilled lamb chops are perfect for a quick meal. Prep them first thing in the morning or even the night…

    Hot Cross Buns Smaller
    Hot Cross Buns – Easter 1500 1000 Lo

    Hot Cross Buns – Easter

    Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, we think you will be tucking in everyday of the week with these tasty treats…

    Yoghurt Cake
    French Yoghurt Cake 1000 1500 Lo

    French Yoghurt Cake

    Made by French grandmothers and taught to toddling grandchildren since time began. It’s a wonderfully moist, light crumbed, simple cake…

    Turner_Contemporary_night
    Margate’s Turner Contemporary to host Turner Prize 2019 1081 958 Lo

    Margate’s Turner Contemporary to host Turner Prize 2019

    Turner Contemporary in Margate will host the Turner Prize 2019. One of the best known prizes for the visual arts…

    Jellyfish movie
    Jellyfish, filmed in Margate 1777 972 Lo

    Jellyfish, filmed in Margate

    Jellyfish, filmed in Margate, to premiere at the Carlton cinema. Award-winning film Jellyfish was shot entirely in Margate and will…

    Marzipan Pudding
    Foodie Christmas Ideas 1200 1800 Lo

    Foodie Christmas Ideas

    When else in the year can you legitimately have a cheeseboard on the go from morning till night? One of…

    Mince Pies
    Stollen Mince Pies 1500 1500 Lo

    Stollen Mince Pies

    A combination of two festive favourites, would it be Christmas without a mince pie or two? A mixture of mincemeat,…

    Stephen McClarty
    Margate chef to feature on BBC2 in the Spring 960 959 Lo

    Margate chef to feature on BBC2 in the Spring

    Buoy and Oyster chef Stephen McClarty is to take part in new six-part series for BBC Two. “The Brigade” will…

    Wreath Making
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    Christmas craft ideas

    These crafts that are my tradition to make each year, there is no better way to get into the festival…

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