NOW EXPIRED: 500 FREE picnic bundles to claim on your next shop

UPDATE: Sorry, all the picnic bundles are now gone. Look out for our next giveaway!

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Planning a picnic? We’re giving away 500 bundles of tasty treats that are perfect to pack. Worth over £17, each bundle has a selection of seven products that everyone will love – perfect for throwing a mini picnic party with a couple of friends.

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

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Five sun care facts for Sun Awareness Week (and beyond)

Are you ready for the sun? Our weather might not be playing ball, but we’re prepared all the same! In honour of Sun Awareness Week this week, here are some important facts and handy tips about staying safe in the sun…

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It’s crunch time: seven summery radish recipes

Did you know that radishes are one of the UK’s fastest growing vegetables? They only take about four weeks to grow from seed to ready-to-eat radish. Their bright colour, peppery flavour and crisp, crunchy texture stands out in both cold and warm salads: read on for seven different ways to enjoy them…

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Cleanse and refresh – food and drink for a feel-good summer

When the sun is out and the mercury is up, it’s even more important that I feel good in my skin. It’s not about guilt-tripping myself, it’s about food that does me good but tastes great too. Food I actually want to eat. So here’s what I reach for.

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Coco Face Fresh Coconuts – these are raw and unpasteurised. Just crack one open, stick in a straw and drink the water, then scoop out the flesh. The flavour is naturally sweet with floral and woody notes. i.e. yum.

(Coconuts are a great source of salts and minerals, plus electrolytes that help muscle and brain function, and are good for rehydrating after exercise.)

Here’s how you open one:

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Five ice creams you should try this summer

As Ice Cream Buyer at Ocado, I might just have one of the best jobs going. I’ve tried a freezer-load of treats so you don’t have to (it’s OK, no need to thank me) – here’s my pick of the best.

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Beth at the Christmas in July press event

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Time to chill – your expert guide to summer wine

When the living gets easy, why worry about which wine to choose? Knowing your grapes means you can relax and enjoy the moment. Wine expert Zeren Wilson gives us his hot tips for summer tipples.

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Summer drinking delivers a simpler kind of pleasure. When sunshine glints off a chilled glass of Provençal rosé, everything seems alright with the world. Less complex wines with the sole purpose of thirst quenching come into their own. 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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Blackberries

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

Britain’s Next Top Supplier entrant: Tom from Annings Cider

Today’s our speed dating event for our Britain’s Next Top Supplier Competition! I’ve been chatting with one of our shortlisted hopefuls, Tom from Annings Cider, to find out why he thinks his product should be in your shopping. Read on…

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