from the EDITOR
A Culinary Journey through
slow cooker recipes
Isn’t it funny how quickly we can go
from loving the hot weather to doing
a rain dance - is there anything more
British? Day one sees us calling every
available neighbour into the garden
for a BBQ, making sangria and filling
up the paddling pool...but by day
three we are complaining about not
sleeping in the heat, getting sunburnt
and worrying about the grass dying
under said pool. At least the garden is
looking pretty happy though...
...and speaking of, we are a nation of
garden fanatics - never more-so than
when our patches of earth became
our social spaces, home gym or just
general respite from our four walls.
Chef Mitch Tonks
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how they did it.
Time to refresh your
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about the humble slow cooker. Once
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appeals to the modern, time-strapped
family cook. They’re as beautiful as
they are tasty, so we hope you enjoy
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TONIQ On Demand
We caught up with personal trainer Arron Collins-Thomas to find out about his new
online fitness offering, expanded from his very successful gym TONIQ...
Your gym, with its fully-rounded approach to health and
lifestyle, has made national news for its incredible client
results – what will the app offer?
At TONIQ we recognise that good health is more than just
regular workouts, it encompasses taking care of every aspect
of your body. We have created a solution where everything from
nutrition, mindfulness, amazing workouts, yoga and more is
available with guidance from fantastic trainers and experts in
Not only this, but as part of TOD you have access to your own
coach, ensuring that you have someone you can speak to, to
keep you on track and accountable as well as supporting you
We have had some incredible results over the past few years at
TONIQ and we want to be able to bring those results to more
people. With the app we aim to give anyone, anywhere in the
world, a taste of the TONIQ-life.
As a TONIQ On Demand member you get to join the incredible
community online, have access to our on demand workouts as
well as live workouts, Q&As and educational talks. We have an
incredible coaching team with a huge array of skills to bring to
you including yoga, qigong, nutrition and mindfulness.
The main workouts are written based on what we are up to at
TONIQ in any given training block and a new phase of workouts
launches every 6 weeks on the app as well as regular bonus
content to keep the training varied and inspiring.
Can you get a good experience with online coaching?
Are you accountable and is it personalised?
With TOD you have a designated TONIQ coach who you speak
to on a one to one basis. When you first sign up with us you
will have a call to help you set up your accountability sheets,
help you curate your workout schedule and set you on the
right nutrition plan for you. Then every month you get another
call with your coach to help keep you on track and answer any
questions you may have. Accountability is key if you really want
to get results and that is one of the reasons why TONIQ has
been so successful.
Are the classes accessible no matter your fitness level?
Some of us are self-conscious about going to the gym or
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No matter what your levels of fitness we can help you. Our
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how hard to push yourself in the first consultation you have
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Learning through play
Katie Paynter - discusses
the value of play in the
development of children
Nothing is as natural as a child at play. It is a
cherished part of childhood. It is important
to recognise that it is difficult to give a single
definition of play. It can be defined as ‘what
children and young people do when they
follow their own ideas and interests, in their
own way, and for their own reasons.’ Play
has also frequently been described as ‘what
children and young people do when they are
not being told what to do by adults’.
Regardless of definition, the importance
of play cannot be underestimated. It is
undeniably instrumental in children’s learning
and development and is particularly integral
in a child’s early years, given it indubitably
supports their foundational social, emotional
and cognitive growth.
Anyone spending any time with young
children will understand that providing them
with opportunities for play provides so much
more than a few minutes or hours of ‘fun’.
Many instrumental skills are developed. It
develops communication and language skills
and vocabulary, an understanding of emotion
and empathy, social skills and creativity. It
also supports and strengthens co-operation,
collaboration, sharing and problem solving.
Children will observe those around them
and mimic language and behaviour. It
teaches self-expression, nurtures a sense of
imagination and simultaneously gives children
a feeling of adventure.
Dramatic play is absolutely essential to a
child’s social and emotional development and
can enhance their physical development too.
It is also very closely connected to intellectual
development. This is when children make
sense of the world in which they live by
acting out situations before they experience
them and by mimicking what they witness
around them. Most children are innately
imaginative and will happily chat away to
someone on their toy telephone or pretend
to travel to hospital in an ambulance made
from a cardboard box! This creativity must be
Encouraging young children to embrace
physically active play is extremely beneficial
and necessary for their development. It
helps them to learn about the ever-changing
environment and gives them the opportunity
to use their whole body and develop their
gross motor skills. It can meet their multisensory
needs and will promote significant
health and well-being benefits. Whether it
is messy play, creative or role play, it is an
essential part of learning.
Play provides a platform through which
children are not only able to learn about the
world around them through interacting with it,
but it also gives them the opportunity to learn
about themselves. As play is fun, children’s
focus tends to be over a sustained period. In
turn, this helps children to develop the ability
to concentrate. It is important as parents not
to push your child too hard. Children develop
in their own ways and in their own time and,
rest assured, their levels of focus will steadily
It is imperative that children are given the
time ‘to be children’ and being able to play
is essential, if the aforementioned physical,
social, emotional and cognitive skills are to be
Katie Paynter, head of pre-prep and EYFS at
Lochinver House School and IAPS pre-prep
and EY adviser
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children and families through the pandemic
In the first national lockdown nurseries could only stay open for
critical childcare - providing care for vulnerable children and those
of critical workers. Once they could open for all children again it
was clear that lockdowns had created a very challenging period for
children and families.
According to the Department for Education’s figures only half of the
usual number of children are back at nursery or other early years
settings. Attendance dipped as low as 30% at the height of the third
As a result of lockdowns children have been going into nursery
having spent either all their lives away from other children and
extended family or having not seen them for weeks or months at a
time, which is a long time in a baby or toddler’s life.
Early years education and care is crucial in a young child’s
development as these are the most important years that help
determine their futures. For many children early years settings have
been the only place of “normality” and a place where they can
interact in a safe environment. Children can play with others the
same age, challenge themselves with risky play and become used
to socialising again. They can also learn or re-learn behaviours
important for being in a large group like exploring, helping others,
sharing, communication skills and learning together.
With time out of nursery or other early education settings,
children’s basic communication skills have suffered, so their skilled
professionals are now focussing on their needs. However, these
dedicated staff need more time and government investment in
training so they can better support children. Practitioners are facing
lots of challenging behaviours from children and any problems
children are experiencing at home have only been exacerbated by
the events of the past year.
Many nurseries have gone above and beyond, for families too.
Many have helped to support children who were unable to come
in – possibly due to shielding or concerns over Covid-19. This
has included innovative ways of assisting them and their families
remotely such as story time, suggested activities and hints and tips
Nurseries have done so much for children and families throughout
the pandemic. Now the attention is shifting to educational recovery
we must not forget children’s early years. This is when they lay down
foundations for lifelong learning. As a country we must invest in our
children and the vital early education settings they need to ensure our
little ones have the best start in life.
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I think that we would all agree that children have had a very
disruptive year and more likely one that has been somewhat
So to encourage children to enjoy themselves and catch up with
lost time a visit to a summer camp could be an ideal solution.
With a summer holiday abroad on hold for many, summer holiday
clubs are the perfect solution to ensure your child enjoys a time
away to remember!
You can choose a club as your child’s summer staycation. There
are many camps across the country which offer an exciting range
The main purpose of many camps is educational, athletic, and
cultural development. A summer camp environment will allow
children to learn new skills in a safe and nurturing environment.
Summer camp experience can have a lasting psychological and
beneficial impact on the development of a child.
It’s also a great chance to make new friends and discover
their potential, which has been put on hold with the number of
shutdowns they have experienced.
We would recommend that you have a chat with the type of
activities they would like take part find one that would suit their
interests will offer your child the adventures they would enjoy. It
could be horse -riding, crafting, camping and much more....
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The Kennel Club advises us on how take care of your
friends during this time of year
Warm summer and autumn months are
great for spending time out with your
four-legged friend, catching up on the
adventures we all missed during the
pandemic, exploring new ‘walkies’ routes
or enjoying ‘staycations’ and trips.
These newly found freedoms and
socialisation opportunities can be very
exciting for dogs, and it is important that
owners know how to make sure their canine
companion is safe and comfortable wherever
The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest
organisation dedicated to dog health, welfare
and training, has rounded up top tips on how
to make sure you and your dog are enjoying
the end of the summer safely:
Seaside adventures and BBQs
If you are planning to enjoy the last weeks
of the English summer by the seaside or
throwing a garden party, keep an eye on your
four-legged friend too.
Many dogs enjoy water and swimming in the
sea, rivers or ponds, especially on a warm
day. To make sure your dog is enjoying the
water safely, always start off in a shallow
water to help them adjust before testing
deeper water. Never let your dog swim in a
rough sea, ensure they don’t swim too far
out, and make sure they come back if you
When taking your dog swimming, be aware
of blue-green algae, which can be found in
water bodies and is toxic for dogs. Algae is
especially common after heat waves and
can cause a range of serious reactions. If
your dog becomes unwell, contact your vet
Whether you are planning your own
celebration or walking around popular BBQ
spots on the beach, make sure to look out
for any leftovers and watch your dog closely.
Skewers, cooked bones and even corn on
the cob can be dangerous for dogs.
Travel and staycations
If you are planning to enjoy a well-deserved
holiday soon, it’s important you also keep
your canine travel companion safe and
Whether you are off on a day trip or a
longer staycation, make sure to check the
dog-friendly status of all sights and places
you intend to visit and stay at to avoid
disappointment. The dog-friendly status of
some places might have changed during
lockdown or have seasonal restrictions in
place too. Whilst visiting attractions or pubs
and restaurants, keep an eye on your dog
to make sure they aren’t overwhelmed and
if it’s sunny or warm, make sure they have a
shady area to rest in. Wherever you go, be
sure to bring water for your dog.
It is also important to keep your dog safe
on the road - making sure they have a
comfortable and cool spot in the car and
taking regular breaks so they can go to the
toilet or have a drink. Most importantly, never
leave your dog alone in a car, even for a short
while and especially during warmer days
Wildlife and countryside walks.
If you are planning a long dog walk in the
countryside, make sure you’re aware of local
dog walking rules, many of which change
during the year, so you and your dog can
enjoy time in nature responsibly.
Whilst out with your four-legged friend, follow
pathways and pay attention to signage about
dogs being on leads or not allowed. Make
sure you prevent your dog from approaching
and chasing any wildlife or livestock and use
a lead if necessary or required by signage.
The Kennel Club’s Paw by Paw Guide is
a useful hub with information and advice
including seasonal dog walking and
travelling tips, helping owners and their
four-legged friends enjoy the summer whilst
staying healthy, happy and safe. For more
information visit: thekennelclub.org.uk/
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Man of the sea
Mitch Tonks, image courtesy Steve Haywood
Sally Thomson was
delighted to catch up with
chef and entrepreneur -
Mitch Tonks who she has
known for over 25 years....
SALLY: HOW ARE YOU DOING?
Mitch: We are doing great! We are looking
forward to finally getting the restaurant
open. I think we are going to have a nice
bounce back, but what a strange time.
I’m one of the people that has benefited
and enjoyed it to be honest. Getting to my
age and not really taking any time off, I’ve
had lots of time to spend with the kids and
rethink things to make things better.
I’D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR
BEAUTIFUL BOOK THE DISHES LOOK
MOUTH-WATERING. MY FIRST QUESTION
HOWEVER, IS HOW
HAVE YOU ADAPTED TO THE LOCKDOWN?
I must say that the first 2 weeks were
scary; I didn’t really know what was going
to happen, I knew how much money was
in the bank and how long that would last.
I had some truly beautiful and humbling
experiences where my children took care
of me, cooked for me and said: “Dad, you
just concentrate on work and we are going
to look after you and cook for you.” My son
Ben is a chef and works in The Seahorse
and so does my daughter along with Ben’s
partner who is now the general manager.
FANTASTIC, WHAT A LOVELY FAMILY AFFAIR!
It is, and it was lovely being at home with
them. When we started to think about
survival, “I thought this is it we are going to
survive this” We had 274 staff and I thought
we are going to get through this and I’m
going to take care of every single one of
you and come out the other side.
There was a lot to think about and we really
took care of people. During the time we
thought about, “How can we make this
better” and we started
pulling apart everything that was wrong
and thought how can we make it better?
These are things that we couldn’t do when
we were open, so we did a whole lot of
things like shortened inventory, better
shift patterns, closed the restaurant for an
hour in the afternoon, went down to a 4
day week in the winter, all the kind of stuff
that we didn’t have the foresight to do
WHEN SOMEONE IS SO ENGROSSED IN
MANAGING A BUSINESS IT’S SOMETIMES
HARD, THIS MUST HAVE GIVEN YOU THE
OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A NEW VISION?
I think it was a bit of that, but I’m always
very outward looking with my business
any way but I think one of the challenges
was trying to get people to go along with
it as they would be like we’re too busy or
that’s not the way we do it. Everybody was
great, and I think I realised that we were
a lot more capable as I thought we were
which was great and hugely uplifting, so I
thought right I’m going to write a book. We
wrote the book in November after a really
good summer obviously we didn’t know
that we were going to be in lockdown the
first quarter. We were also working hard
on getting the planning permission for our
Salcombe restaurant which should be
ready next year. Then we started sending
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out boxes to people like a seafood meal for 2
and we suddenly built up to several hundred
boxes a week which was quite a considerable
What we did was open a fishmongers in
Brixham just before lockdown, so we ran it
from there sending out all these boxes. I then
started to reflect on my own behaviour at
home, how it had changed and how I was
buying my toilet roll, my chemicals, my meat
and things stuff that I had never bought on
mail order before and subscriptions and I
was really enjoying it. I started to think about
how much people had loved our boxes and
how Sainsbury’s had closed their fish counter
and I thought why can’t we set up a seafood
at home business so we completed buying
our fish supplier, we buy off the fish market
everyday we have our own boat out there
fishing so we bought that company and then
we bought another company that makes
sauces and things for us but also makes
things for Fortman & Mason and the big fancy
retailers. So, we are launching in July a really
innovated seafood at home business where
you will be able to buy amazingly fresh fish
packaged brilliantly, nice and easy recipes
available nationwide. Hopefully the reputation
will be great, and people will trust us, they
can see our fishing boats our restaurants and
they will want to buy fish from us.
KNOW YOU ARE EXTREMELY BUSY BUT WHAT
DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
I’m a sailor, a big reader so I love to read,
and I love to cook and entertain at my house
with the children. I’m a sailor so I love to plan
voyages I can’t wait to get on the water, and
we are sailing our boat up to the West Coast
of Scotland. I’m leaving in 3 weeks and we
are going to try and live a little bit up there
and a little bit down here and just take some
LETS TALK ABOUT YOUR BOOK WHICH
LOOKS WONDERFUL. WHEN YOU DO YOUR
RECIPES WHAT INSPIRES YOU? DO YOU
DRAW ON YOUR EXPERIENCE OR DO YOU
LIKE TO CREATE NEW DISHES?
I think in this book I draw on my love of
seafood which is really nice and my own
experiences in the rock fish book there’s quite
a lot of new dishes things that I mainly cook
at home. What I really enjoyed about this
book is there’s no boundaries. This is food
that I love like Asian food Singapore Chilli
Crab (pictured top right) and Crispy fried Chilli
cuttlefish. It’s really great!
I’VE NEVER WORKED WITH FRESH CRAB SO
MAYBE WHEN I NEXT COME DOWN YOU CAN
SHOW ME WHAT TO DO WITH IT.
I can definitely do that, and you know when
you eat a wonderful fresh crab it’s a mindblowing
YOU HAVE SOME FABULOUS ACCOLADES
BOTH ON YOUR WEBSITE AND IN THE LATEST
BOOK IS THERE ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT
STRIKES A LIGHT WITH YOU OR IS IT THAT
THEY ARE ALL GOOD AND YOU ARE PROUD TO
To be honest it’s not one of
the things I ever think about
but they are very humbling.
I think the thing I was most
proud of was the fact I was a
council house boy and didn’t
really excel in education so
when I got a doctorate from
Plymouth University, I was
very proud. I had to stand up
and do a speech in front of the
students and I never imagined
that I would get to university
and receive an honorary
doctorate and it was my most
personal proudest moment of
THE ROCKFISH COOKBOOK –
PUBLISHED MAY 2021
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with capers & red onion
By Mitch Tonks
I love canned seafood. It becomes something
different in the canning process. Oily fish like
tuna, mackerel and sardines are particularly
delicious. I have always wanted to can seafood
caught in the UK. Canning seems to be
something we don’t do much in this country yet
in ports across Brittany and northern Spain it
is quite a craft, and the canned anchovies and
tuna from those areas are revered the world
over. They’re even more expensive than the fresh
There is a healthy sardine fishery in Cornwall.
We bought a tonne of the new season’s catch
in 2019 and worked with a Spanish seafood
cannery to have the fish popped into cans.
We tasted them alongside the very best of the
Portuguese and Spanish rivals and arrived at the
conclusion that the Cornish sardines set the bar,
being fat, oily and delicious.
I’m often asked what you can do with canned
sardines. This is how I prepare them at home,
just a simple combination of ingredients. But the
sardine mayonnaise we make at the restaurants
is what transforms the dish.
1 x 140g can sardines
(I recommend Rockfish brand or Ortiz)
Sardine mayonnaise (see page 130)
½ red onion, finely sliced
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon finely chopped curly parsley
1 dill pickle, finely sliced
2 slices of sourdough bread
salt and white pepper
Drain the oil from the can of sardines and use it
to make the mayonnaise.
Put the sardines in a bowl with the onion, capers,
parsley and pickle. Gently break up the fish but
leave nice chunks. Season. Toast the bread, then
heap the sardine mixture on top.
Serve the mayo on the side.
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with garlic, olive oil,
chilli & rosemary
By Mitch Tonks
Cooking a fish ‘en papillote’, or in a bag, is an
excellent way to prepare it. The fish retains its
moistness and the other flavours that you add
really get a chance to develop with the flavours
of the fish to create something quite magical.
The combination of roasted garlic, chilli and
rosemary is a good one, as is thyme, lemon and
cumin. But you will find your own preferences.
Look for wild gilt head or black bream, or use
farmed gilt head bream, which are delicious and
perfectly acceptable. Ask your fishmonger to
scale and gut the fish and remove the head.
8 garlic cloves
100ml olive oil
2 whole sea bream, weighing about 450g each,
1 small fresh bird’s eye chilli, finely sliced
4 sprigs of rosemary
50ml white wine
finely chopped parsley
Preheat the oven to 160°C Fan/180°C/Gas
Place your garlic cloves, with the skin on, on
a small roasting tray, drizzle with a little of the
olive oil and sprinkle with some salt. Roast for
10 minutes or until soft – you should be able to
squeeze the garlic from the skin. If not then just
cook a little longer. Set aside to cool slightly.
Turn up the oven to its maximum heat.
Cut out 2 pieces of baking parchment large
enough to enclose a fish. Lay the parchment on
the worktop and place the fish on it. Sprinkle the
chilli over the fish and place the peeled garlic
around it. Tuck some rosemary into the belly.
Sprinkle with salt and pour over the rest of the
olive oil. Fold the paper up and over the fish, and
just before you seal it up completely, pour the
wine into the corner, then finish sealing.
Place the parchment bags on a baking tray
and cook for 15 minutes. Cut the paper open,
sprinkle the fish with chopped parley and serve
straight from the bag.
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The slow cooker is having a bit of a
revival, not least because it takes the time
pressures of home-cooked meals off of
family life and offers hands-free dishes
which warm the heart and soul.
Katrina Meynink is such an advocate of
the process that she’s created a beautiful
booked, filled with inspiration for each
cooking mood. Here we have some
tasters from her new book, Slow Victories.
This is a bit of a slow cooker riff on the
traditional Tunisian braised fish dish of
the same name. But instead, here I’ve
cooked down eggplant in a harissaspiced
ragu and added the umami
heat of urfa biber (Turkish red pepper
flakes; available from specialist grocers),
served on top of hummus and finished
with some cooling coconut yoghurt and
herbs. This one gets better with age, so
embrace the leftovers. Serves: 4
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
2 medium eggplants (aubergines),
trimmed, quartered lengthways
2 teaspoons cumin seeds,
1 teaspoon coriander seeds,
bunch of coriander (cilantro), roots
trimmed, cleaned and chopped
2 ox-heart tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 × 400 g (14 oz) tin chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon rose harissa
1 heaped teaspoon urfa biber
(Turkish red pepper flakes)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
150 g (51/2 oz) hummus
125 g (41/2 oz/½ cup) coconut yoghurt
fronds from 2 dill sprigs
chilli flakes, to taste
Preheat the slow cooker for 15 minutes
on high. Set the cooker to the sauté
function and add the oil, garlic, eggplant,
cumin and coriander seeds. Sauté until
fragrant and the eggplant starts taking
on some colour. Add the remaining
ingredients, give it a gentle stir, then close
the lid and cook on low for 8 hours.
To serve, smear the hummus onto the base
of serving plates. Gently scoop out the
eggplant and place on top, then finish with
the coconut yoghurt, dill and chilli flakes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
FREEKEH WITH KALE,
CHILLI, YEAST &
I’m just going to say this up front:
the nutritional yeast in this salad is
a revelation. It truly adds the most
phenomenal umami flavour, as well as
being a superb seasoning mechanism.
This salad has excellent holding power,
so it’s always a good one for work
lunches or those irksome bring-a-plate
scenarios. Serves: 4 (as a side)
200 g (7 oz/1 cup) whole freekeh, rinsed
500 ml (17 fl oz/2 cups) vegetable stock
50 g (13/4 oz/1 cup) nutritional yeast
150 g (51/2 oz/1 cup) salted pepitas
(pumpkin seeds), roughly chopped
125–185 ml (4–6 fl oz/½–3/4 cup) olive oil
150 g (51/2 oz/2 cups) cavolo nero,
1 green chilli, finely sliced
baby cavolo nero leaves, to garnish
Heat your slow cooker on the low setting
for at least 20 minutes. Add the freekeh
and vegetable stock, give it a good stir,
then cover and cook on low for 1 hour.
Check it at the 45-minute mark and
if there still seems to be quite a lot of
stock, leave the lid off for the last 15–20
minutes. Once cooked, fluff with a fork. (It
should be cooked through, but al dente.)
Turn out into a bowl and season
generously with salt and pepper, then
allow to cool.
For the salad, add the nutritional yeast,
pepitas and 125 ml (4 fl oz) of the oil to
another bowl and stir to combine. If the
mixture looks too dry, add more oil until
it reaches a lose pestolike consistency.
Add the cavolo nero and chilli and toss
with your hands. Add the freekeh, season
again with salt and pepper, and garnish
with baby cavolo nero leaves, if using,
then serve. If you need to revive this for
another day, simply slice some more
cavolo nero and toss it through.
Use unsalted pepitas if you prefer. You
can even add these to a mortar and
pestle and give them a rough grind; it
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I suggest doing this with a small leg of
lamb as you get the best results by being
able to lay the meat as flat as you can in
the base of the slow cooker. This allows
the braising liquid to come up the sides
so that the glorious spicy crust can be
maintained. Obviously, slow cooking
a lamb leg is a far cry from roasting it
on a rotisserie, but the spice-addled
preparation is the same and the end
result is freaking delicious.
I love serving this as part of a spread with
flatbreads, pomegranate, bundles of mint
This works best if you can prepare it
ahead. The day before you want to serve
it, rub the spices into the scored meat
and rest it in the fridge overnight.
You will need a large, shallow-base slow
cooker for this recipe. Serves: 4-6
2 teaspoons black peppercorns
1 star anise
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds
½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1½ teaspoons fennel seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika
½ tablespoon sumac
4 garlic cloves, crushed
zest of 1 lemon
1–1.2 kg (2 lb 3 oz–2 lb 10 oz) lamb leg,
1 litre (34 fl oz/4 cups) chicken or
vegetable stock, or enough to come
three-quarters of the way up the side
of the lamb
finely sliced red onion (optional)
mint and coriander (cilantro) leaves
Add the peppercorns, cloves, star anise
and all the seeds to a frying pan and
briefly dry-roast over a medium–high heat
until the spices pop and become fragrant.
You can also do this in your slow cooker
if you have it nice and hot. Grind them
in a spice grinder or using a mortar
and pestle. Add to a bowl with all the
remaining ingredients, except the lamb
and stock, and stir to combine.
Score the lamb leg in several spots. Rub
the spices into the skin and top of the leg,
then set aside to marinate for a minimum
of 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
Set your slow cooker to low. Add the
lamb, then gently pour the stock into the
bowl, being careful not to pour it over
the top of the lamb; you want to keep as
much of the spice mixture on the meat as
possible to form a crust. Cover and cook
for 10 hours. Remove the lid for the last
30 minutes of cooking.
Let the lamb rest for 10 minutes before
serving with tahini, pomegranate arils, red
onion, if using, flatbreads and herbs.
The sweetness of white peaches at their
peak and the pure pink fizz of this
dessert really encapsulate late summer
eating at its best. The peaches are
delightful on their own or with a dollop of
crème fraîche. Serves: 6
500 ml (17 fl oz/2 cups) sparkling rosé
115 g (4 oz/1 cup) caster sugar
1 tablespoon rosewater
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
6 white peaches
organic rose petals
3 tablespoons roughly crushed
freezedried raspberries or strawberries
Combine the rosé, sugar, rosewater and
vanilla in the bowl of your slow cooker.
Set to the sauté function and cook for 10
minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Turn the heat to low, add the peaches
and close the lid. Cook for 2½ hours.
Allow to cool completely in the syrup.
Gently remove the peaches and place in
a large serving dish. Pour over the syrup,
then scatter over the rose petals and the
freeze-dried berries to serve.
You can, of course, cut the peaches in
half and remove the stones, but I like
throwing the whole lot in for a more lowmaintenance
approach. The stones are
so easily removed once the peaches have
slow-cooked, and it stops the fruit from
losing its shape as it cooks.
Slow Victories by Katrina Meynink
(Hardie Grant, £16.99) Photography
©Kait Barker, Katrina Meynink
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Grilling has never been
Thinking about making the switch from charcoal to gas
BBQ? The Char-Broil Professional Pro might just be the
ultimate grilling machine…
If you’re looking for the full package when grilling, the Professional
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extremely versatile. The innovative cooking technology guarantees
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Visually, the Professional PRO, with its high-quality stainless steel
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What an amazing barbecue. A real high end piece of kit with top
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never used a gas barbecue before but I am now a convert and the
envy of the neighbours. Okay, so it was fiddly to put together, but
once I had and I’d lit it up I couldn’t stop cooking - it’s a joy to use!
No smoky eyes or cremated burgers! If you’re looking to invest in an
excellence piece of kit then opt for this, it’s worth every penny.
Absolutely brilliant bbq. Looks sensational and it cooks to perfection.
Having always been a coal man moving to gas was a big decision. I
can happily say that I’m super pleased I made the move, especially
with this beast of a bbq.
“There’s grilling, and there’s barbecue. Grilling is when people
say, ‘We’re going to turn up the heat, make it really hot and sear
a steak, sear a burger, cook a chicken. ‘ Barbecue is going low
- Guy Fieri, American chef and author
It has now been exactly a year since Wine & Reason first
opened its doors on Montague Place in Worthing. The owner,
Fergus de Witt, has worked in the wine trade for nearly 20
years, and spent 3 years trying to find the ideal location for
his concept of a specialist wine bar with easy going, but high
quality, light bites. The premises that Wine & Reason now
occupies, however, already had a fully equipped kitchen, so the
initial concept very quickly evolved into a full-blown restaurant
with a vast selection of wines. With over 80 bottles of wine on
offer at any one time, and at least 35 different wines available by
the glass, there should be something for all lovers of fermented
The food on offer is not only 100% vegetarian and vegan, it is
also constantly changing and evolving, with several different
pop-up chefs taking residency over the past year. These include
the award-winning Vbab Worthing, vegan food specialists
Conscious Cow, specialist tapas chef Ollie Ritson from
Brighton, as well as The Sunrise Curry Club, who have recently
returned to the kitchen, offering incredibly tasty, unbelievably
authentic southeast Asian Tikka Tapas, which will be running
until February 2020.
Check them out whilst you can.
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Brits are a nation of garden lovers, this much is undeniable, but this
last year and all its challenges have deepened our appreciation for
our outdoor spaces.
This issue we catch up with a remarkable transformation - the
change in this edition was that of a derelict, unused and overgrown
space on a steep slope, into a smart, tiered city garden.
WORDS Katie Thomson
PHOTOGRAPHY Kiera Williams Photography
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o you have grand transformation plans
for your garden but don’t know where to
Dstart? We caught up with the owners of this
amazing redesign, couple Daniel and Katherine, and
found out their motivations for the change and how
they went about the transformation on a budget.
FIRSTLY, CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THE
GARDEN BEFORE AND WHY YOU DECIDED TO
TAKE ON THE PROJECT?
Like many people, we were desperate for some
outside space - our flat had a small courtyard but
we wanted somewhere we could entertain and
somewhere for the dogs to enjoy.
The details surrounding actually buying the land
were a bit unusual - it was a plot backing on to the
communal garden of our building and came up
for sale from a previous owner. Despite the state it
was in, we snapped it up, knowing we could make
THE BEFORE PHOTOS SHOW THE LEVEL
OF WORK NEEDED - WHERE DID YOU EVEN
We realised early on that we would need
professionals in - not only was the site overgrown,
it was steeply sloping and had a strange slab of
hard-standing in the middle. We enlisted the help
of a garden landscaper and together devised a
plan to make a sociable space with lots of room for
plants but also a big deck. The layout was in part
influenced by formal Georgian planting - the garden
backs onto a Regency-era building, so it felt right to
nod to that heritage.
First there was a lot of clearance work - an old
stump had to come out and then years of brambles.
Then it was on to a mix of excavating and filling the
The site also had literally tonnes of stones in it, so it
made sense for us to use gabions, the metal cages,
as our retaining walls. We had planned to buy more
stones for facing them, but in the end we didn’t
We wanted the space to be pretty low
maintenance, so the bottom section is a material
called hoggin, which is a self-binding gravel (it’s
mixed with cement). It creates an even, solid
surface but it is also free draining, which was
important as this was the lower section. It’s really
good value for money too.
WHAT INSPIRED YOUR PLANTING SCHEME?
We were aware that we wanted this to be a good
space for city creatures and insects - the planting
included lots of pollinator-friendly plants to try and
encourage them - in turn we have lots of birds which
is lovely. We filled the raised bed, which was created
with sleepers, with top soil and got to work planting
a mix of plants - we have geraniums, cornflowers,
sedums, geums, sweetpeas, alliums, violas, salvias,
foxgloves, thistles and some Ravenswing cow
LANTERNS (ON TABLE, DECK AND
FENCING) ALL LIGHTS4FUN.CO.UK
parsley - there is also some interest for early spring with
lots of daffodils, hellebores, muscari and tulips.
Either side of the lawn, a more formal, framing effect is
achieved using boxus - it’s literally instant impact and
really helps enforce those tidy lines.
Alongside the borders, we really wanted a tree in the
mix too - so we ordered a lovely small silver birch from
primrose.co.uk - it moves in the breeze so beautifully.
We can pot it on as it grows and eventually plant it in
the garden of a future home.
THE DECK LOOKS AMAZING - IS IT A SUN TRAP?
Absolutely! We were adamant that we wanted
something low maintenance so we went for composite
decking from a company called NeoTimber - in essence
it has the natural look of wood to without the associated
problems of cracking, splitting, warping and excessive
maintenance requirements. It also had a 25 year
residential warranty which was perfect for us as we can
make the best of it now, but when we move it also gives
the new owner peace of mind.
We went for the Essential range which is hollow in the
centre - it makes it really lightweight and by extension
really easy to fit. It’s also crazily cost effective at
£6.25 per linear metre! It has given the space such an
THAT FURNITURE IS AMAZING!
We really lucked out with these! Good garden furniture
is a little hard to come by at the moment, but as soon
as we saw the Salone range from Moda Furnishings,
we knew it was the right one. Its modern lines look
perfect against the tumbled Bath stone walls and the
configuration of this set was the perfect size for our
Continuing on the low maintenance scheme, it was
essential this was furniture that could stand up to the
elements, not lease because we don’t have room inside
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SALONE GARDEN SOFA FROM
for the cushions. The frame is powered coated
aluminium and comes with a 7 year guarantee
and the cushions are what is called ‘hydrophobic’
meaning they repel water - they’re UV resistant
too. We can leave it out all year - thought we have
bought a cover to protect it for when it isn’t in use.
The access for the site is also dreadful! But the
delivery team made it look effortless and even did
it with a smile - we were so impressed.
HOW IS IT LIT?
We don’t have a direct power source up there so
lots of installed lights were an issue - so we opted
for a mixture of options from lights4fun.co.uk -
mostly their amazing solar-powered lights, which
have a great output given their diminutive size! We
also have some festoon lights from there - these
come in connectable 5m lengths so it’s great to
have options to make the right size for your space.
The craze for fire pits continues and we’d like to
get our hands on one - we always intended it for
the hoggin area in the bottom section with some
more seating around it. That spot also tends to get
the last of the afternoon rays.
Cushions and throw: All from hauslife.co.uk
Furniture: Salone Range from Moda Furnishings,
Decking: Essential Decking from NeoTimber,
Lights: All from lights4fun.co.uk
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Image from Fireclay
Tiles x Jessica Davis
Tiles can really reflect your personality, so you
don’t need to go with trends, but they can
be inspiring. This season sees a lean toward
inviting, earthy tones and using floor tiles up to
half height on the walls. Geometric tiles are still
hugely popular, and lots of ranges are bringing
out ceramic versions of en-caustic tiles for
Fascination kitchen by
Mowlem & Co
1 Kyoto Green Wall Tiles, £1.36 per tile
(304x76mm), www.londontile.co.uk; 2 Kromatika
Green Tile, £39.95 per sqm,
www.tilemountain.co.uk; 3 Bella Craquele,
£35.99, www.tilemountain.co.uk; 4 Priory
Cross Encaustic Effect, £1.06
per tile, www.londontile.
Image from @studiomcgee
Image from @houselust
Trends not to be missed...
1 Zuiver Dendron
Side Table, £89,
com; 2 Cushions from Modern
Vintage Collection, www.hauslife.co.uk;
3 Leather Foostool, £1839.50, www.
4 1950s Brass and
Holder Model 4019 by
Carl Auböck, Austria,
This trend combines
a focus on integrity
of items (think antiques)
alongside comfort. It’s a lived-in
look that envelops - large convivial
pieces of furniture, paired with lots of
texture. Hardwood floors are key to
this style, as is a strong architectural
framework to the room.
The colour palette for this look tends
to be very neutral, focusing on a mix
of taupes, whites, creams and beiges,
intermixed with framing black and
other earth tones, like terracotta and
wood. Finally, small pops of colour can
be added in soft furnishings.
Inventive mixes of different finishes
have been really evident in lots of
kitchens this year - choosing surfaces
which age with a nice patina can also
add to the depth of the space - think
about brass and wood, or concrete
with stainless steel. Natural textures
should really shine through.
1 Sione Pendant, £45,
2 Raegan Dining Table, £1176,
3 Whole Birch Kitchen Door,
4 Cement Taupe Concrete
Effect Tile, £18.95,
Image from @amberinteriors
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ADAPT YOUR HOME FOR SOMEONE WITH
DEMENTIA The Key Changes to Make a Safer Space
Maintaining independence is
important for someone living with
dementia, as is having a familiar
living space. Whilst some people
may move out of their home into
residential care, some families are
helping their loved ones remain at
With small adaptations to their living
space, it’s possible for someone with
dementia to stay in their own home
both safely and comfortably. Many local
authorities have funding available to make
minor adaptations to the home, and for
those with more acute needs, there are
also grants available to support with larger
Here are some of the key adaptations to
consider for the home to ensure it’s a safe
space for someone living with dementia.
If your loved one is in the mid to later
stages dementia, they may need
additional assistance and may even have
a carer living with them. If this is the case,
it’s unlikely they’ll be left unsupervised in
the kitchen. However, in order to ensure
the highest safety levels, it’s advisable to
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• Fitting cookers and any gas-supplied
equipment with an automatic cut off
• Ensuring all smoke detectors and
carbon monoxide alarms are working
• Removing any obstacles, such as rugs
and mats, to avoid trips or falls
• Clearing out the fridge regularly to
remove out-of-date food
• Storing cleaning products, irons,
knives and sharp equipment in a locked
cupboard or drawer
The bathroom can sometimes present
challenges for those with limited mobility
or cognitive challenges. Whilst your loved
one may have a carer present to help with
personal hygiene, it’s best to ensure the
bathroom is a safe and easily navigable
• Clearly marking the taps for hot and cold
• Installing grab rails around the shower
• Adding textured pads on surfaces which
may get slippery
• Removing the lock from the bathroom door
• Locking away any medication, cleaning
products, and sharp items
In order to ensure the bedroom is a
calming space where your loved one can
sleep safely, the following should be of use:
• Avoiding electric blankets
• Installing a night light in the bedroom,
hallway, and bathroom to provide easy
vision if they get up in the night
• Making sure the room is a good
• Putting a clock next to the bed that
indicates whether it is day or night to
This is often where you spend most of
your time relaxing, so to ensure the space
is comfortable, familiar, yet safe, try:
• Removing obstructions which can cause
trips or falls
• Ensuring the room is well lit
• Having a clear path in and out of the
room - especially if your loved one needs
Hallway and Stairs
• Consider installing handrails up the stairs
• Making sure the front and back doors
are locked and car keys are locked away
- particularly if your loved one is prone to
• Removing any obstructions such as
hallway tables or cables from phones
If you require further information the
Alzheimer’s Society have a support line
0333 150 3456
PLANNING FOR DEMENTIA
Woodlands, is a long and well established care
home for the elderly, near the beach in a quiet
residential area of Littlehampton.
We are proud of our five good stars from CQC due to the
OUTSTANDING consistent efforts of its staff, one celebrating 30 years
service at Woodlands this year!! We believe that consistent staff is
key to the happiness of our residents.
Residents at Woodlands have choices that they are capable of
making NOW – not tomorrow. By this I don’t just mean lunch or
tea in the garden. Occasionally residents might prefer to be quiet
in their own rooms, where they can have their meals, enjoy their
own company or their visitors!! Each resident is invited to join an
activity or just observe. It could be skittles, exercise, dancing, visiting
entertainers, animals or a game. It might involve a few, or be on a
one to one basis, but the choice is now… because this may be the
only way they think.
SO, we relax and make the best of every day. Our endeavour is
to “let every resident be the best they can be”!! At the same time
maintaining all the high standards set, not only by the authorities but
our own ethos of care for both our residents and our staff. And it is
this that makes Woodlands different from most care homes.
If you are thinking of professional care for a loved one NOW or in the
future, consider Woodlands House, a small luxury family run care
home. Covid19 guidelines in place. VISIT us and you will know what
you are looking for when you have to choose!!!!
Look us up on www.woodlandshouse.org or www.carehome.
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ALL FIVE SERVICES INSPECTED
Thank Though the goodness new regulations, 2021 standards is a New and Year inspections and spring seem
will endless, be the upon ethos us at soon! Woodlands has not changed here in thirty
years either, “Treat each resident as if they are your own parent”.
Our garden is a quagmire and only in use by the very daring but
Not difficult to understand, though challenging at times. The staff,
with the recent visit of the gardener, by the time you read this
all highly qualified and very experienced in the field of Dementia
the daffodils will be thinking of coming up and the garden will be
Care, take enormous pride in their team with the results of a
looking lush and green, and ready for activities!
“GOOD” in all five categories of the CQC Inspection Report.
Residents However, the at Woodlands greatest reward have is choices daily…seeing that they residents are capable content, of
making secure, and – now comfortable – not tomorrow. and feeling By this at home I don’t without just mean social lunch or
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becoming less able to live independently, even with home-care,
An their unhappy remaining mood skills can and sometimes abilities can be be changed, more successfully just by a big
smile maintained or a cuddle given specialist if invited. care, Observation earlier rather is absolutely than later. vital With as staff
pain, with an anxiety, average worry, of eight can years not always at Woodlands, be expressed familiarity but is can key. be
seen by an experienced and trained carer. We recently realised
The environment which is comfortable and homely with all
that our AVERAGE employment record is eleven years! Staff
soft furnishings, gives the warmth and understanding normally
at Woodlands can ask a resident what they would like, already
associated with family care. It is also borne in mind how families feel
knowing that their favourite is the lunch of the day. This means
when first leaving and later visiting loved ones. It is important they
continuity and a depth of knowledge about each individual
feel comfortable and confident in the care being provided and that
resident. How to and not to approach, their likes, needs, joys
Activities both daily are specifically tailored around each resident.
and what makes them content, perhaps even while suffering an
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Let's Get Together
We are social creatures. We thrive
in the company of others – talking,
laughing, playing… being. At
Hallmark Care Homes, relationshipcentred
care is at the heart of
everything we do...
Not only will our team members form strong relationships with
each resident, we also encourage residents to form bonds with
each other. Through the range of activities we offer – everything
from cooking classes to singing sessions, days out and
gardening – friendships are formed and new memories made.
Our social spaces are also abuzz with game-playing, chatting
and cake-eating – both with family members visiting and those
residing with us.
Of course, we understand the importance of ‘me time’ as well,
which is why there’s always the option for residents to opt for
some peace and quiet – either in our tranquil gardens, in their
stylishly decorated room or in a quiet nook.
You know your loved one best and we recognise that selecting
the right care home for them is an emotional decision. Will
they be safe? Will they be stimulated? Will they be happy? If
our multiple awards and current residents’ smiles are anything
to go by, the answer is a resounding YES. Every resident is
unique, with their own needs, interests and personality, which
is why we ensure we get to know them properly – by spending
time with both them and their family. We ask questions and,
more importantly, we listen to the answers, so that we are able
to fulfil each person’s medical, physical, emotional and social
requirements. We want each resident to feel comfortable in their
new home, without having to give up the things they enjoy. As
such, your mum can still enjoy her weekly trip to the hairdresser
in our on-site salon and your dad can still have his Friday-night
pint at our bar.
When it comes to the health and wellbeing of our residents, the
company of like-minded companions cannot be underestimated.
Our relationship- centred care encourages friendships both inside
the care home and in the wider community, which can both open
up new opportunities and allow residents to continue with a
much-loved hobby or pastime.
We can’t wait to meet – and get to know – your loved one. After
all, we’re in this together.
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Let’s Get Together
The highest quality care starts
with a connection
Every member of our team gets to know your loved one
as an individual when they move in, so we can support
them to live a life they love.
We call it relationship-centred care.
If you’re looking for the highest quality care for your
loved one, let’s get together and talk.
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