NOW EXPIRED : 500 FREE Speedy Meal Bundles up for grabs

UPDATE: Sorry – all gone now. Keep an eye out for our next free bundle.

Busy week? We’re giving away 500 FREE Speedy Meal Bundles, each including four delicious and quick-to-prepare products so you can rustle up dinner in no time. All you have to do is enjoy.

Find out what’s in each bundle and how to claim yours below. Continue reading

Seven speedy summer fruit recipes

We’ve got a batch of delicious and decidedly quick summer fruit recipes in the latest issue of Ocadolife. I think you need them in your life, so here’s the lowdown in case you missed them.

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Tart, glossy blackberries work well in salads and smoothies, but also make
a superb compote to stir into yoghurt or serve with pancakes. Dissolve 50g sugar and the juice of 1 orange in a saucepan with a clove. Add 300g blackberries and simmer for 3 mins. Continue reading

Not to be trifled with

Tuning into tonight’s Great British Bake Off? This week they’ll be whipping up their ‘signature trifle’ – and if yours is more Rachel Green than Mary Berry (hello Friends fans!) you might want to check out my recipe suggestions.


The trifle is essentially just layers of yumminess, so how hard can it be? These three look easy (and tasty) enough, so I say reclaim this retro pud and make trifle your signature dish.

Sherry Trifle

One for traditionalists, this makes a great centrepiece at the end of a meal, and you can swap in whatever berries are in season.

Sherry Trifle picture

Baileys Trifle

Talk about decadent! With mascarpone and booze, this is a little more grown up than your average trifle.

Baileys Trifle picture

Strawberry and Brownie Trifles

A fun and very easy treat, and great to make with kids.

Strawberry and Brownie Trifles picture

Feeling inspired? Check out our Get Baking event for any bits and pieces you might need.

Sophie Francis, Marketing Executive