Turning over new leaves

This season is all about the lush and the leafy, and with veg this fresh we like to keep it simple, adding just a few ingredients to let their flavours shine through. Here are our top picks for in-season greens. (And purples!)

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Marathon training: get serious about snacking

Looking for hints and tips for what to eat and how to train for a marathon? In her fifth guest blog, Let Her Eat Clean’s Ruth Walters spills the beans on super snack foods.

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Culross

The fourth tipple in our Christmas countdown is an apricot-sweetened 1930s Savoy cocktail, the Culross. Chin chin.

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  • 50ml golden rum
  • 2 tsp apricot jam
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 20ml dry vermouth
  • 10ml sugar

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Old Fashioned

On the second day of Christmas my true love poured for me… an American classic – bourbon and bitters with a citrus twist. Here’s how you make an Old Fashioned.

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  • 60ml bourbon
  • 7.5ml 1:1 sugar syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

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NOW CLOSED: Win a hamper and shake up G and Tea cocktails

The new G & Tea gift set hamper from We Are Tea has everything you need to make delicious cocktails using Britain’s two most iconic drinks – gin and tea. Continue reading

12 drinks of Christmas – The Airmail

Is that the cheerful clinking of glasses we hear? As friends come together to celebrate, raise a toast to the party season with our dozen deliciously simple cocktails – all with a festive twist.

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Donate food with Ocado and we’ll match it – find out how

I’m really pleased to announce the launch of our Donate food with Ocado scheme. We know that being able to donate to food banks as you shop is important to you, because you’ve told us so. So here’s how we’re doing it.

With a traditional supermarket, the usual way would be to add an extra item to your trolley, then leave it for collection once you’ve done your shop. But because we’re online and operate from state-of-the-art warehouses, we’re able to do things a little differently. Continue reading

An ‘easy does it’ celebration – side dishes

You’ve chosen the main dish – now you need some stunning side dishes to make the Christmas meal really special (the recipes should look and taste amazing but not keep you tied to the stove all morning – unless you’re trying really hard to avoid a particular relative of course!)

In our fourth blog, we’ve got three tasty recipes for your perusal.

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Roasted Squash and Red Onion

A versatile and moreish side that will go with most main dishes

  • Serves 6
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook:45 mins

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An ‘easy does it’ celebration: veggie

In our third Christmas blog, we show you how to conjure up an easy meat-free Christmas meal that will have everyone round the table asking for seconds, whether they’re vegetarian or not.

The secret is in the sides

We’re talking serious sides with big flavours, like adding toasted almonds to roasted veg and strong, nutty parmesan to Brussels sprouts. Sauces are important too: bread sauce packed with cloves, nutmeg and pepper; or add dried porcini mushrooms and a splash of soy sauce to vegetarian gravy.

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An ‘easy does it’ celebration: roast beef

There are no rules about what you can and can’t have for Christmas dinner, as long as it’s hearty and absolutely delicious. So in our second blog, we’re taking on beef.

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Why be different? Choosing beef shouldn’t feel like a departure from tradition – after all, there’s nothing more British than roast beef. Other benefits are that it cooks more quickly than turkey, takes up less space in your oven, is easier to carve, and you’re not left with a messy carcass at the end – if you even have any leftovers. Plus, the rose-pink, tender meat will still go with all your usual sides. Continue reading