Cooks Professional Home Curry Set Giveaway

Cooks Professional Home Curry Set
Enjoy a lovely homemade curry with the Cooks Professional Home Curry Set.
Image source: Clifford James.

You can’t beat a good homemade curry. Now you could be in with the chance to get your hands on one of our Cooks Professional Home Curry Sets, as we have two of these to give away! Entertain guests at dinner parties, or simply use this fabulous curry station to replace your weekend takeaway with some delicious hearty homemade food.

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What are the benefits of halogen ovens?

Cooks Professional Halogen Oven
Cooks Professional Halogen Oven

Halogen ovens were once found solely on late night shopping channels. However, as word has spread about their versatility, speed and energy efficiency, they have become popular in many homes.

Not only do they save space, they can do everything a normal oven does. Halogen ovens make light work of boiling, roasting, baking, steaming and even defrosting – all in one pot.

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Be the BBQ baron this bank holiday

Man BBQ outside in his garden
The BBQ Baron is not scared of an overcast sky, oh no, he laughs in it’s face.

With the Bank Holiday almost upon us and the summer sun about to break through, it can mean only one thing – it’s the barbecue season. Yes indeed!

That’s right, they’ll be smoky gardens everywhere as sozzled grown men wearing aprons and holding spatulas stare at slabs of meat sizzling away. Char-grilled, smoked or burnt to a crisp along with the garden fence are just some of the likely outcomes.

So, how about you have a butchers (ahem) at our ‘Bank Holiday BBQ Success Checklist’ for hosting that perfect barbeque.

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Solving the smart casual conundrum

Man in fashionable coat on street
Let’s talk the world’s vaguest dress code…

The most popular go-to dress code these days is smart casual. You’ll find it applies in so many places from weddings and birthday parties to nightclubs and even funerals.

But is one person’s smart casual another person’s beach wear and when is smart casual too smart or too casual?

It can be exceedingly tricky to navigate the path of the smart casual dress code, so here’s some of our trusty tips, naturally.

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Wear white on white without looking like a cricketer

Man wearing an all white outfit at the beach
The perfect summer style.

It might have strong cricket connotations, but we think an all white ensemble is the best way to stay looking cool during the heat of the Great British Summertime, regrettably no longer a concern for rejected cricketer Kevin Pietersen.

But for the rest of us who will be in the UK this summer, wearing white on white clothes is a good choice. They keep you cool, clean and fresh literally and aesthetically. Yes indeed, white’s a winner so long as you wear the right white clothes and avoid looking like a Colombian pimp or a cricketer.

Here are a few basics to help you feel all right whilst wearing all white to compliment those classy mens deck shoes.

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Summer shoe souls – which one are you?

Summer shoes flip flops
Which is your summer shoe soul?

With summer just over the horizon, now’s the time to be thinking about your footwear for those long summer days.

Is it sandals or slip on shoes this year? Well, don’t decide yet as your choice of footwear could be revealing.

Ever wondered what you shoe choices say about you? Ancient foot whisperers say the summer shoe and the person are but one and share the same characteristics.

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Most stylish potential PM?

Live TV Leaders Debate
Whose the best dressed of them all?

There’s been quite a fuss in the UK after the debate between the main 7 political parties was televised live to an audience of over 9 million people. Not bad.

But more importantly, David Cameron was recently spotted wearing Chelsea boots. Now that’s what we call news! Is DC actually quite stylish underneath all the drab-no-longer-current-moans about the economy?

Well let’s take a closer look at him and the leaders of the other main parties and ask: who is the most stylish (potential) PM?

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9 Dirt cheap gardening tips

Male gardener watering his garden
Get your garden into shape for summer!

“In like a lion, out like a lamb”, or so the saying goes. Yes, it’s March – time to prise the shed door open, sweep the cobwebs away and reach for your gardening tools.

But how can you make the most of your outdoor space, and save money at the same time? Here are our top ten tips to help you save money in the garden.

Think planters made from recycled sturdy mens boots; a novel fertiliser solution and a good old fashioned weed killer alternative…

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