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GOOD LIVING

WELCOME TO

DRESSED TO GRILL, P14

June

DAD JOKE! P8

There’s a sense of occasion in the air this month – weddings, parties, festivals and, of course, Father’s Day are all on the agenda – and that’s why we’ve come up with a super-simple sponge recipe that can be adapted for any event! Check out our showstopping celebration cakes (p61), including a dreamy castle with ice cream cones for turrets – who’d have thought it? As barbecue season gets into its stride, it’s time to reveal some of the tastiest new trends hitting our shelves, from oak-smoked beef burnt ends to lean sausage and lettuce cups (p14)! We have loads of mouth-watering tastes to impress your barbecue buddies on a sunny afternoon!

Sunday 18 June is the ultimate day for Dad to put his feet up, relax and enjoy a few treats. We have plenty of gift ideas (p8), plus a recipe for the little ones to make for his brekkie in our new series, Kids’ Kitchen (p27). Whether you want to stay poolside cool or channel chilled-out vibes, George has plenty of summer trend pieces for everyone. Happy shopping!

Team Good Living SWIM STARS, P77

COOL STYLE FOR HIM, P84

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Contents JUNE 2017

Easy summer living with our BBQ recipes and swimwear, plus spoil dad silly for Father’s Day

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PROMISES To provide family friendly meals that: Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll find in store ……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.

We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you first time and every time.

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10 #Lovefood Foodie news, hints and tips 13 Summer lovin’ The latest smokin’ hot BBQ trends 14 Dressed to grill… Take to the great outdoors with flamin’ tasty recipes for BBQ meats and sides 24 Taste of the Deep South We took a trip Stateside to inspire our BBQ range 27 ‘Dad, I made these for you’ Kids treat Dad to the best brunch bagel ever 29 Family favourites Nick Knowles shares his spicy veggie curry recipe

Daddy cool Share the love with our awesome Father’s Day gifts 69 Smart living Savvy food and money tips, plus top treats to show Dad he’s the greatest! 106 A father’s love We meet two very special and inspiring dads 109 Peace out papa Time to let men get Zen, says writer Josh Burt 113 #Goodliving Gnorman the George Home gnome and his family are a hit in the UK – and beyond!

33 Slowly does it Slow cooker family dinners 39 4 ways with peppers Give them star billing! 42 The pod squad Peas and beans, the lowdown 46 Hip hops Our amazing new range of craft beers 51 Meal maths Four quick and easy egg meals 53 A fresh approach Beautiful breads to bake 61 One cake three occasions This recipe works for any party… 114 My foodie life We chat to Steps’ Claire Richards GOOD LIVING | 5


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Simple cakes to celebrate everyone’s special day… PLUS Our 11-page BBQ special GOOD LIVING 1 Food | Living | Health | Homes | Style |

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Lilac ombre wedding cake, p63 Photograph: Maja Smend Styling: Davina Perkins Food styling: Nancy McDougall

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Style 75 Frill seekers Show off your pedi in our pink ruffled sandals 77 The swimwear edit Cool cossies and bikinis for the beach and pool 84 Cool for the summer Summer classics for him 90 Bronze age Go for gold with our fantastic tanning picks

Homes 93 Nicely chilled Grab a blanket and enjoy using our pretty picnic range 94 Life under canvas Find the pitch-perfect site for your tent with our handy guide to sleeping under the stars

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Health 99 Lean green Start your day with our easy-freezy fruit and vegetable smoothie blend 101 Strong acts to follow The wellbeing and fitness bloggers you need on your feed 111 Call of the wild Watch the birdie! Feeding your feathered friends

HEARST Editor Ally Oliver Digital director Kate Matharu Acting digital director Mango Saul Digital content editor Sarah Alcock George fashion director Michael Temprano Deputy editor Hannah Barr Art director Alex Nicholas Art editors Natalie Williams, Jack Cunningham Senior designer Melina Spasic Chief sub editor Heledd Williams Senior sub editors Sue Sharrock, Gwennan Thomas Food editor Gregor McMaster Fashion assistant J’Nae Phillips Senior digital writer Rebecca Shepherd Editorial assistant Harriette Casey

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DRY HUMOUR Oh how he’ll laugh when he sees these novelty cactus pots… Van cactus, £3.50

Life of pie

He’ll have his schedule figured out in no time with this number. T-shirt, £5

Daddy cool Show him how much you love him this Father’s Day with our selection of awesome gifts

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YOUR HERO Minis of the best chocs in one box? Sold. Cadbury Heroes, £3 (323g; 93p/100g)

Comic genius

A great way to capture how much you appreciate dad’s super skills! Father’s Day Superhero Card, £1.50; Superhero Medium Gift Bag, £1 8 | ASDA.COM

Tea in bed

Make his cuppa in a mug that says ‘love you to infini-tea and beyond’! Super Dad Mug, £1


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Top scorer

He’ll believe he can bend it like Beckham with this spicy, woody scent. Intimately Beckham Men, £10

ESPECIALLY FUR YOU Help him take it nice and slow this Sunday with this cute cuddly toy. George Chilled Dad Sloth, £3

BRISTLE-STOP Now who’s a smooth operator? Nivea Shave Gift Set, £8

Wine not?

Treat him to a tipple with this bottle of intense, fruity red. Diversity of Terroir Malbec, £6 (75cl)

TUNED IN If he’s down with the kids, then he’ll love the latest movies and music. Divide by Ed Sheeran CD and T2 Trainspotting DVD, £10 each

PJ party Let him hit snooze in style… Pyjama shorts set*, £8

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THE LATEST IN FOOD NEWS

#Lovefood

Our food editor Gregor McMaster shares his summer strawberry treats, a quick-win salad dressing and top tips to freshen up your freezer

summertime sweethearts Nothing screams ‘June’ quite like strawberries. These days, the British strawberry season extends to late September, but it’s during June’s long, sunny days that homegrown varieties such as Elsanta and Jubilee are at their sweetest. Not only are these heart-shaped, juicy red beauties delicious in desserts, they are also rich in vitamin C – so it’s In a rush? Want definitely worth adding them your strawberries to to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Strawberries are traditionally look their best? Use a eaten with a dollop of cream, plastic straw to remove or straight from the punnet at the tops. Easy! a picnic or while watching the tennis. They make an ace love match dipped in melted chocolate, and add colour and flavour to tarts, pavlovas, cheesecakes and muesli. For taste and quality, British strawberries really are the ultimate summer fruit.

TOP TIP

STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM, DARLINGS?

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In-store treats for June

Zest is best! Grab a slice of this cake, filled with sweet lemon curd and hand-finished with buttercream and Belgian white chocolate curls. Extra Special Hand Finished Lemon Cake, £2 each 10 | ASDA.COM

Say ‘chin-chin!’ with our premium gin! It blends seven aromatic botanicals to make a balanced and elegant spirit at a great price. Extra Special Triple Distilled Premium Gin, £16 (70cl)

Inspired by the north Indian favourite, our limited edition dish is steeped in a rich tomato and fenugreek sauce and served with wilted spinach. Paneer Saag Masala, £3.26 (400g; 82p/100g)

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale. *Available from 1 June 2017


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A book with bite

A vegetarian who cooks meat for her family, TV and radio DJ Fearne Cotton has a neat sideline as a food author. In her second cookbook, Cook Eat Love, she shares more than 100 ‘simple, nourishing recipes for health and happiness’ that will keep even the pickiest eater beaming. Chapters cover fresh ways to start your day well, lush lunches and comforting dinners that show you great ways to eat rainbowcoloured foods. Recipes include Roast Chicken, Cashew & Chilli Salad, Thai Coconut Soup, and Beetroot Cupcakes – all natural and full of personality. Remind you of anyone? Cook Eat Love by Fearne Cotton, £10* (Orion Publishing)

freezer pleasers In summer, your freezer is home to ice cubes and ice cream, but did you realise how much fresh food – including butter, grated cheese, bread and milk – freezes well, too? Berry fruits can be frozen fresh, while peas, broccoli and green beans are best blanched and cooled first. Avoid freezing salad veg as it will go limp and mushy. To save on waste, money and time, load your freezer with soups, stocks, sauces and meat for rustling up quick suppers. And for pud, try our frozen Extra Special All-Butter Summer Berry Tart, £3 (525g; 57p/100g) and Extra Special Sicilian Lemon & Mascarpone Ice Cream, £2 (500ml; 40p/100ml).

Celebs hit the kitchen MY CHEF NOTES

Salad dressing

Homemade dressing couldn’t be easier to whip up – the trick is to strike a balance between the acidity and the oil. For a winning formula that works every time, whisk 3 parts extra virgin olive oil to 1 part vinegar (red, white or balsamic), plus a grind of pepper. Taste, season again if necessary, then pour onto a leafy salad. Any leftover dressing can be kept in a jam jar in the fridge.

It’s summer… so, once again, it’s time to lighten up and have a bit of fun with the MasterChef format. Series 12 of Celebrity MasterChef invites 20 stars to take the Mystery Box Challenge and sweat it out in professional kitchens. Those with aprons at the ready include Swedish TV star Ulrika Jonsson, Rev Kate Bottley of Gogglebox fame, and S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens. The heat is on! BBC1

KITCHEN KIT

Imagine never having to scrape overcooked food off the bottom of a pan… Scoville’s Neverstick range has a lifetime-guaranteed coating that’s five times stronger than typical nonstick! It also means you can cook with less fat – and washing-up is a breeze! Scoville Neverstick Marble Coated Frying Pan 28cm, £18 ASDA.COM | 11


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Make the most of these long, light evenings with our new, sizzling-hot BBQ trends

Photograph: Ant Duncan. Styling: Karolina Rogalska. Food styling: Matthew Ford

he weather’s getting hotter and the days are getting longer – but are your grill skills on point? Take them to the next level and beyond with our recipes for tender cuts of meat and tips for building the ultimate burger. Plus, rustle up our seasonal yet simple salads inspired by world cuisines. Turn over and dig in…

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Dressed to grill…

Crank up the barbie and enjoy a world of finger-licking flavours with our moreish marinades and lush dressings for meats and sides – summer just got smokin’ hot!

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GREAT WITH Extra Special Barossa Shiraz, £5.98 (75cl)

Photographs: Ant Duncan. Styling: Karolina Rogalska. Food styling: Matthew Ford

HELLO-TREACLE RIBS, P22

Butcher’s Selection British Pork Ribs, £3.78 (800g; £4.73/kg) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale

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Ready, set… prep! START PREPPING EARLY, SO YOU CAN KICK BACK AND ENJOY THE COMPANY (AND THE FOOD) l Sort out your fridge the night before to ensure there’s enough space for all the food, and any lovely leftovers. l Make your dips and prepare your veg, covering with clingfilm to keep them fresh. l Marinate meat as early as possible (ideally overnight), so it has time to soak up all the gorgeous flavours. l Check you’ve stocked up on plenty of ice for drinks and napkins for sticky hands. l Half an hour or so before guests arrive, fire up the BBQ to heat the coals. Cook all your meat in the oven to ensure it’s cooked through, then finish on the barbecue for that authentic smoky flavour.

Butcher’s Selection Lamb Mince, £4 (500g; £8/kg)

Minted & spiced lamb burgers Who said burgers always have to be beef?

GREAT WITH

MAKES 6 READY IN 50 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.56

Extra Special Fleurie, £7* (75cl)

l 500g pack Butcher’s Selection Lamb Mince l 1 shallot, chopped l 1 clove garlic, crushed l 2tbsp Asda Cajun Seasoning l 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce l 5tbsp Greek yogurt l 1tbsp Asda Mint Sauce l 1tbsp chopped mint l 1tbsp rapeseed oil l 6 bread rolls, halved l 1 Little Gem lettuce, leaves roughly torn l 8 radishes, sliced l 1 spring onion, sliced l 3tbsp mango chutney l 1 red chilli, sliced 1 Mix the lamb, shallot, garlic, seasoning and

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sauce. Shape into 6 patties, and refrigerate, covered, for at least 30 mins. 2 Mix together the yogurt, mint sauce and chopped fresh mint. Set aside. 3 Preheat a barbecue or grill to medium. Brush each burger with oil and cook for 3-4 mins on each side until cooked through. 4 Toast the rolls on the barbecue for 1 min. Add the mint yogurt, sliced radish, lettuce and the burger to the base. Top with mango chutney, spring onion, chilli and the lid of the roll. Each 204g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS Low

1,639KJ Med High 392KCAL 15.9g 6.1g 20% 23% 31%

SALT Med

7.5g 1.41g 8% 24%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 803kJ/192kcal

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale. *Price until 31 May 2017


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Sweet ’n’ sticky drumsticks

Ginger, chilli plus honey equals a marinade made in heaven SERVES 9 READY IN 1 HR 15 MINS, PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING 40p

l 1.1kg pack chicken drumsticks l 2tbsp runny honey l 1tsp sesame oil l 2tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce l 2 cloves garlic, crushed l 2cm piece ginger, finely grated l 1 red chilli, finely chopped l Juice ½ lemon l 1tbsp sesame seeds, toasted l 2 spring onions, finely sliced  1 Make several slashes in each drumstick and put in a large bowl.  

2 To make the marinade, mix the honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red chilli and lemon juice. Pour over the chicken drumsticks and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 mins or overnight. 3 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Transfer the drumsticks to a baking tray and bake for 25-30 mins, turning from time to time until the chicken is cooked through and the marinade is sticky and reduced. 4 Preheat the barbecue or grill to medium. Grill the drumsticks for 4-5 mins on each side until starting to char. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and spring onions, and serve. Each 106g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

670KJ Med Med Low Med 160KCAL 7.2g 1.8g 3.6g 0.47g 4% 8% 8% 10% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 632kJ/151kcal

GREAT WITH Calvet Pinot Blanc, £7.97* (75cl)

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Charred asparagus with blackened lemon dressing

GREAT WITH

This season’s star vegetable, simply griddled with lemon

A refreshing mocktail of Belvoir Cordial, Elderflower, £3.15 (500ml; 63p/100ml), with lemonade

SERVES 4 AS A SIDE READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 73p

l 1 large lemon, halved l 2 x 150g packs Grower’s Selection Asparagus, woody ends removed l 2tbsp rapeseed oil l 20g Parmesan shavings

This salad is a great way to use up a glut of tomatoes – and it adds a splash of colour to your table

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This dazzling Mexican-style salad is a fiesta of flavours SERVES 4 AS A SIDE READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 98p

l 1 small red onion, finely sliced l Juice 1 lime l 750g tomatoes (mixed sizes) l 1 large avocado, cubed 18 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

l 100g Chosen by you Light Greek Salad Cheese, crumbled l 2tbsp rapeseed oil l 25g roughly chopped coriander 1 Put the onion in a non-metallic bowl and squeeze over the lime juice. Toss together and set aside. 2 Preheat a barbecue or griddle pan to high and dry-roast the tomatoes for 4-5 mins, turning occasionally until lightly charred, blistered and soft. You may find it easier to

1 Heat the barbecue or a griddle pan to high. Put the lemon halves on the grill or pan, cut-side down, and cook for 1-2 mins until browned. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. 2 Toss the asparagus in 1tbsp of the rapeseed oil and grill for 3-4 mins on each side until tender and lightly charred. 3 Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle over the remaining oil and squeeze over the charred lemon. Top with the Parmesan shavings and a good twist of freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.  Each 98g serving contains: ENERGY

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SATURATES SUGARS

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390KJ Med Low Low Low 93KCAL 7.4g 1.4g 1.6g 0.09g 5% 11% 7% 2% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 397kJ/95kcal

thread smaller, cherry tomatoes on a skewer. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. 3 Halve the larger tomatoes. Put all the tomatoes in a bowl and stir in the onions and lime juice mixture, avocado, crumbled cheese, rapeseed oil and chopped coriander. Transfer to a serving dish or platter and serve immediately.

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Each 298g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

948KJ Med Low Low Low 226KCAL 17.3g 4.5g 7.2g 0.60g 11% 25% 23% 8% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 318kJ/76kcal

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Extra Special 2 Wagyu Beef Burgers, £4 (340g; £11.76/kg)

Extra Special 2 Venison Burgers, £3.50 (340g; £10.29/kg)

The burger may be the star of the show, but it needs a sparkling supporting cast of sides, salads and sauces!

CHEESE SALAD

Extra Special Butler’s Grower’s Selection Wild Farmhouse Blue, £2.20 Rocket, 70p (60g; (150g; £1.47/100g) £1.16/100g) or 2 for £3.50

PICKLES

CHUTNEY

Hengstenberg Burger Gherkin Slices, 99p (330g; 30p/100g)

Asda Rich & Sweet Tomato Chutney, 90p (275g; 33p/100g)

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Add crunchy texture with a quick slaw made from red cabbage, red onion, carrot, coriander and lime

GREAT WITH Shipyard American IPA, £1.83 (500ml; £3.66/L) or 4 for £6*

Easy-does-it mustard rubbed brisket with a sweet chilli glaze Slow cooked and full of flavour – bring out the brisket and bring on the smiles SERVES 8 READY IN 5 HRS 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.94

l 2tbsp honey l 1tbsp Colman’s English Mustard Powder l 1tsp garlic powder l 2tsp onion powder l ¼tsp celery salt l 2tsp smoked paprika l ½tsp dried chilli flakes  l 1tsp dried oregano l 1tsp ground black pepper l 1.2kg Butcher’s Selection Scottish Beef Brisket l 2 bay leaves  l 4tbsp sweet chilli sauce  20 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

You can make this tasty dip up to three days in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge

1 Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2. 2 To make the rub for the meat, mix together the honey, mustard, garlic and onion powders, celery salt, smoked paprika, chilli flakes, oregano and black pepper. 3 Rub the mixture over the brisket and transfer to a roasting tray. Add the bay leaves and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 4-5 hrs until the meat is tender and can be pulled apart with a fork. 4 Preheat the barbecue or grill to medium. Cook the brisket for 10-15 mins, brushing with the sweet chilli sauce and turning from time to time. Transfer to a carving board, slice and serve immediately. Each 167g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,048KJ Med Med Low Med 251KCAL 9.7g 3.8g 7.7g 0.57g 13% 14% 19% 9% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 628kJ/150kcal

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HANDS OFF THIS CORN ON THE COB!

Lovely limey chargrilled cobettes

Zingy citrus and salty cheese add layers of flavour to classic BBQ sweetcorn SERVES 8 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 51p

l 1 small clove garlic, crushed l 2tbsp rapeseed oil l 8 Grower’s Selection Sweetcorn Cobettes l 2tbsp finely grated Parmesan l Finely grated zest 1 lime l 1tbsp finely chopped coriander

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Stud your luxe Middle Eastern dip with pomegranate ‘jewels’ SERVES 8 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 72p

l 3 large aubergines, pricked with a fork l 1 clove garlic, crushed l 2tbsp tahini l 1tsp ground cumin l 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil l 1tbsp chopped parsley  l 1tbsp pomegranate seeds l Flatbreads, to serve 1 Heat the barbecue or a griddle to high. Grill the aubergine for

15-20 mins until the skin is charred and blackened and the flesh is soft. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly. 2 When the aubergines are cold enough to handle, cut in half and scoop out the flesh. Put the flesh in a sieve and gently push to squeeze out any excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl along with the garlic, tahini, cumin and oil. Mash together with a fork until you have a coarse paste. 3 Transfer to a serving bowl, scatter over the parsley and pomegranate seeds and serve at room temperature with toasted flatbreads.

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Each 160g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low Low

SALT Low

301KJ 72KCAL 4.3g 0.6g 3.2g 0.02g 4% 6% 3% 4% <1%

1 Preheat the grill or barbecue to medium. Combine the garlic and oil in a small bowl and set aside. 2 Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the corn for 5 mins or until the kernels are just tender. Drain and allow to cool slightly before brushing each one with the garlic oil. 3 Transfer to the preheated barbecue and cook for 8-10 mins, brushing with the garlic oil from time to time and turning regularly until the corn is charred in spots. 4 Transfer the sweetcorn cobettes to a serving plate and scatter over the grated Parmesan, lime zest and coriander. Season with black pepper and serve immediately. Each 59g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

309KJ Med Med Low Low 74KCAL 4.8g 1.0g 1.0g 0.06g 1% 1% 4% 7% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 523kJ/125kcal

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 188kJ/45kcal

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Glutenfree pork sausages with less than 3% fat

Hello-treacle ribs

Super sticky, super delicious! SERVES 6 READY IN 4 HRS PRICE PER SERVING £1.55

l 2 x 500g packs Butcher’s Selection Pork Rib Racks l 1 large onion, finely chopped l 2 cloves garlic, crushed l 3 bay leaves l 800ml Chosen by you Cola l 1tbsp rapeseed oil l 1tbsp Heinz 50% Less Sugars & 25% Salt Tomato Ketchup l 2tbsp Asda Chipotle Paste l 1tbsp black treacle l 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce 

Lean sausage & lettuce cups

Go lighter with lower-fat pork sausages in crispy lettuce wraps MAKES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 64p

l 1 large onion, sliced l 1tbsp rapeseed oil l 1tsp honey l 1tbsp balsamic vinegar l 4 Extra Special Light & Lean Pork Sausages l 4 large Little Gem lettuce leaves l 4tbsp Asda Garlic ’n’ Herb Dip l 20g jalapeños, sliced l 1tsp mint leaves 1 Fry the onion in the oil over a medium heat for 5-10 mins until softened and starting to colour. Add the honey and balsamic vinegar to 22 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

the pan and fry for another 5 mins, stirring occasionally until golden and sticky. Remove from the heat, set aside and keep warm. 2 Preheat the barbecue or grill to medium and cook the sausages for 12-15 mins, turning frequently until cooked through. 3 Spread the lettuce leaves with a dollop of garlic and herb dip, top each one with a sausage, a spoonful of the caramelised onions, a few jalapeños and mint leaves.

Each 131g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

1 Preheat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/ Gas 3. Put the ribs in a baking tray with half the onion, 1 clove garlic and the bay leaves. Pour over 600ml of the cola and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 2.5 to 3 hrs until tender. 2 Fry the rest of the onion and garlic in the oil for 4-5 mins until soft but not coloured. Add the ketchup, chipotle paste, treacle, Worcestershire sauce and remaining cola. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 mins until syrupy. 3 Preheat the barbecue or grill to medium. Remove the ribs from the pan and discard the cooking liquor. Brush with the sauce and barbecue or grill 5-10 mins on each side, brushing with the sauce as you go. Rest for a few minutes before slicing. Each 170g serving contains:

SALT

882KJ Med Med Low Med 211KCAL 13.6g 2.2g 6.4g 0.60g 11% 19% 11% 7% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 674kJ/161kcal

ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,323KJ Med Med Med Low 316KCAL 17.5g 5.6g 8.7g 0.51g 16% 25% 28% 10% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 778kJ/186kcal


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Taste of the

deep south Mark Richmond, Innovations Development Chef at Asda, explains how the Memphis world BBQ championships inspired our range

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mericans really are very serious about BBQ. So, when we flew to the USA for the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, we were keen to learn as much as we could about the secrets behind the mouthwatering flavours of the Southern States. What made smoky Texan sauce, or hickorysmoked Alabama ribs so tasty? How could we perfect succulent pulled pork? By taking part in the competition ourselves, we learnt so much just from sampling other competitors’ recipes and seeing their techniques. Memphis is known for its dry-rub ribs; the Carolinas for shoulders, hogs and vinegar. Ultimately, though, it’s all about simplicity – and the smoke is king. We took what we’d learnt

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and then developed a range we’re proud of. Our Oak Smoked Beef Rib defines what BBQ is all about – it’s where the meat is rubbed and drysmoked for a long time and, because it’s cooked on the bone, it just falls apart on the fork. Oak Smoked Beef Burnt Ends are the ends of a brisket, which ‘catch’ most on the BBQ, and are super-tender. Spicy Chipotle Pulled Pork is inspired by heading even further south into Mexico. We’ve smoked a hot chilli to infuse the pork with a smoky, spicy flavour. For me, this makes the ideal burrito with avocado and salsa. Other great flavours can be found in our Bourbon Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs. Bourbon is a great pairing for BBQ food

because it’s aged in barrels, so it’s got a bit of the smokiness already. Kansas Shredded BBQ Beef comes complete with red pepper rice and a smothering of our sweet ’n’ smoky signature sauce. We hope you enjoy tasting them all this summer!

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Asda Texan Chipotle Beef Chilli, £2.60 (450g; 58p/100g) or 3 for £6

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Butcher’s Selection Bourbon Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs, £3 (800g; £3.75/kg)


FOOD KIDS’

KITCHEN

Ingredients

FOR THE BAGELS l 4 Baker’s Selection Plain Bagels l 2tbsp Asda 50% Less Fat Light Original Soft Cheese l 4 slices Asda Italian Prosciutto l 8 sundried tomatoes, thinly sliced l ½ red onion, sliced l 30g Grower’s Selection Wild Rocket FOR THE SALAD l ½ cucumber, sliced l ½tsp white wine vinegar l 1tbsp finely chopped parsley

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DIFFICULTY SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 89p

‘Dad, I made these for you!’

ELS B E S T E S T B R U N C H B AG Treat him to a prosciutto and rocket bagel and a cool-as-a-cucumber salad this Father’s Day!

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For the salad

1 STEP 1 Split the bagels in half – you will need to ask an adult to do this for you. Toast in the toaster or under the grill for 1-2 mins until the cut sides turn light golden. Use your fingers to carefully separate the slices of prosciutto, then tear them into bite-sized pieces.

2 STEP 2 Put the bottom halves of the bagels on a clean work surface. Spread each one with ½tbsp of the soft cheese. Top the cheese with the prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, red onion, rocket, a grind of black pepper and the other bagel halves.

BEGINNER Best for younger children or those new to cooking

Put the sliced cucumber in a large bowl, then add the white wine vinegar, chopped parsley and a grind of black pepper. Toss together until the cucumber is coated with the dressing. Serve the brunch bagels with the salad on the side.

BUDDING CHEF Medium skill – grown-ups may need to help!

Children should always be supervised in the kitchen, especially when using the cooker or knives and other sharp tools or components. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before and after preparing food, and always after handling raw meat

finished! Each 182g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,165KJ Low Low Low Med 278KCAL 5.3g 0.7g 6.0g 1.07g 14% 8% 4% 7% 18%

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rom spicy pork fajitas packed for a picnic to an Extra Special Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Sandwich for your lunch, our range of fresh sarnies, wraps and summery salads has something to suit all taste buds. And with snacks like our delicious Bircher muesli and fruit pots to satisfy rumbling tummies – on the commute, after school, while doing the big shop or just grabbing five minutes’ feet-up – it’s easy to keep everyone happy.


FAMILY FAVOURITES

‘Tıme spent cooking with the kids is so precious’ DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles, 55, on fond memories of his dad’s breakfasts and why food is so important to family life

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rowing up, Mum used to do most of the cooking in our crazy household. But, on a Saturday morning, without fail, my dad, Eddie, would make me a mean beans on toast while mum was busy ferrying my sisters to dance class. And it wasn’t just any old beans on toast. First off, Dad would nuke the bacon in a heavy pan until it was almost brittle. He’d then pour the baked beans in to reduce with the fat, absorbing all the wonderful flavour of the bacon, and ladle it over thick chunks of white bread. After wolfing it down, we’d throw the crumbs onto the lawn and watch the birds flock into our garden. I’ll never forget those precious memories. To this day, I still make it for my kids. It was important for me to teach Charles, 23, TJ, 21 and Tuesday, 20 to cook from an early age. Dad

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SERVES 8 READY IN 1 HR 15 MINS, PLUS 30 MINS RESTING PRICE PER SERVING 78p

sadly passed away in 2015 – shortly after his namesake, my youngest, Eddie, now three – was born. These days, I’ve transitioned from a confimed carnivore to a ‘vegan flexitarian’. I’m a big lad at 6ft 2ins and 17st so I need a proper dinner when I get in from a day standing on a cold building site. But for a year now, I’ve been loading my diet with

more veg and feel better than ever. I recently discovered Julius Caesar’s army was vegetarian which speaks for itself! So here’s a veggie version of the delicious, spicy Caribbean curry I ate during my childhood that I now cook with my kids to savour those precious moments with them... Proper Healthy Food by Nick Knowles (BBC Books)

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FAMILY FAVOURITES

THE KNOWLES CLAN – BABY EDDIE, TJ AND CHARLES

‘Proper Healthy Food is a vegan veggie cookbook for people who’d like to expand their veggie eating but are nervous about the idea of eating rabbit food!’ EDDIE GIVES RUGBY A TRY!

FOR THE ROTI 200g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting ½tsp fine salt 2tsp black or brown sesame seeds 1tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for frying

* * * *

FOR THE CURRY 3 white potatoes, peeled and cubed 200g whole baby aubergines or 1 large, sliced 3tbsp olive oil 3 shallots, sliced 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 Scotch bonnet chilli, halved 1tsp allspice 1tsp cayenne pepper

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ground * 1tsp coriander 400g cans full* 2fatx coconut milk ½ small pineapple, * peeled, cored and

* * * *

cut into cubes 3tbsp crunchy peanut butter Juice of 1 lime, plus extra wedges, to serve Small bunch of coriander, roughly chopped 50g coconut flakes, toasted

1 For the roti, sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl and add the sesame seeds. Make a well in the centre and add the vegetable oil, plus 130ml warm water. Stir together, tip onto a clean work surface and knead for

a few minutes or until smooth. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rest for 25-30 mins. 2 Meanwhile, start on the curry. Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil, add the potatoes and cook for 15 mins. Drain and set aside. 3 Place the aubergines on a roasting tray, drizzle with 2tbsp of the olive oil and toss together. Oven-cook for 15-20 mins or until soft. 4 In a casserole dish, heat the remaining oil on medium. Add the shallots and cook gently for 5 mins. Add the peppers, garlic and chilli and cook for a further 5 mins. Stir through the spices and cook for a final 1 min. Add the potatoes and aubergines and pour over

the coconut milk. Slowly bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 20 mins. Remove the chilli halves, then stir through the pineapple, peanut butter, lime juice and chopped coriander. Taste and season. 5 Divide the roti dough in to 8 pieces and roll into rounds on a lightly floured surface. Heat a nonstick griddle pan over a medium heat until almost smoking. Add the roti one at a time. Cook for 2 mins on each side or until puffed up and slightly charred. 6 Serve the roti with the curry topped with the coconut flakes and lime wedges on the side. Each 340g serving contains: ENERGY

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2,077KJ High High Low Low 496CAL 30.6g 19.7g 9.2g 0.58g 25% 44% 99% 10% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 611kJ/146kcal

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Ready in 15 mins plus 5 hrs cooking

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Rice ’n’ easy salmon & lentil curry

Great-value lentils bulk out the fish in this dish SERVES 6 READY IN 15 MINS, PLUS 4 HRS COOKING ● 3 salmon fillets ● 150g Good&

Balanced Red Lentils

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Pile-’em-high veg sloppy joes

These tasty veggie burgers are fun to eat – though you might need napkins at the ready! SERVES 6 READY IN 15 MINS, PLUS 5 HRS COOKING ● ½ courgette, finely

sliced ● 1 pepper, finely sliced ● 1 red onion, finely chopped ● 1 sweet potato, peeled and finely chopped ● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 1tsp hot mustard, plus 1tbsp extra to serve (optional) ● 400g chopped tomatoes ● 6 wholemeal rolls ● 6 lettuce leaves ● 50g Asda 30% Less Fat Mature British Cheese, grated ● 2 spring onions, sliced (optional) 34 | ASDA.COM

1 Put the courgette, pepper, red onion, sweet potato, garlic, 1tsp mustard and chopped tomatoes in your slow cooker. Cook on a high setting for 5 hrs. 2 Split the wholemeal rolls in half. Top each bottom half with a lettuce leaf and a spoonful of the vegetable mixture, then sprinkle over the grated cheese. Add the spring onions (optional). Spread the other halves of the rolls with more of the mustard, if you like, before putting on top. Serve immediately.

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Cook Long Grain Brown Rice ● Juice ½ lemon, plus wedges to serve ● 2tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve 1 Put one of the salmon fillets on a chopping board, skin-side down. Hold at its thin end and ease a sharp knife between the skin and

the flesh. Slowly slice in a sawing action to remove the skin. Repeat for the other fillets. Cut into chunks and chill, covered, until needed. 2 Rinse the lentils in a sieve under a cold tap until the water runs clear. Put in the slow cooker with the coconut milk, tomato purée, garam masala, cardamom, ginger, garlic, chilli, tomatoes and 75ml water. Mix together and cook on high for 3 hrs. 3 Add the salmon and cook for a further 1 hr. 4 About 30 mins before the curry is ready, cook the rice according to the pack instructions. 5 Mix the lemon juice and parsley into the curry, sprinkle with extra parsley and serve with the rice and lemon wedges. Each 433g serving contains: ENERGY

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Pulled pork tuck-in tacos

Put out bowls of the fillings and let everyone build their own taco. The pork also works well in tortilla wraps or on top of baked potatoes SERVES 8 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS 8 HRS COOKING ● 2kg Butcher’s

Selection Boneless Pork Shoulder Joint ● 2tsp smoked paprika ● 1tsp Asda Garlic Granules ● 1tsp Asda Onion Granules ● 1tsp ground cumin ● 1tbsp chipotle paste ● 1tsp Extra Special Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil ● 300g pinto beans, drained and rinsed ● Juice and zest 1 lime ● 4tsp cornflour ● 8 taco shells ● ½ red onion, finely sliced ● 300g frozen sweetcorn, cooked according to pack instructions ● ½ Iceberg lettuce, finely sliced ● 1tbsp roughly chopped coriander ● 2 red chillies, thinly sliced (optional) 1 Trim the skin and any excess fat off the pork. 2 Mix together the paprika,

garlic granules, onion granules, cumin and chipotle paste. Massage into the pork shoulder. 3 Heat a nonstick frying pan over a high heat, add the oil and brown the meat all over until it is a deep caramel colour. 4 Put the pork in the slow cooker and add the beans and 400ml water. Cook on the highest setting for a minimum of 8 hrs, until the meat starts to fall apart. 5 Remove the meat from the slow cooker and set aside. Whisk the lime juice, zest and cornflour into the sauce left in the cooker and stir until it has thickened. 6 Use two forks to shred the pork, then return to the slow cooker and mix with the sauce. 7 Fill the taco shells with the pulled pork and top with the onion, sweetcorn, lettuce, coriander and chilli, if using.

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FAMILY FAVOURITE

No-pasta aubergine ‘lasagne’

£1.27

They’ll love this veg-packed twist on a dinner classic – and any leftovers are easy to freeze

per serving

SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS, PLUS 4 HRS COOKING

thawed ● 2 aubergines, stalks removed, cut lengthways into 1cm-thick slices ● 250g ricotta ● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 315g jar Asda Bolognese Pasta Sauce ● 50g grated Parmesan ● 70g wild rocket ● Juice ½ lemon ● Basil leaves, to serve

Ready in 15 mins plus 6 hrs cooking

NICELY SPICY

Juicy jerk chicken thighs with Caribbean slaw

Spicy, sweet, succulent – and simple to prepare SERVES 6 READY IN 15 MINS, PLUS 6 HRS COOKING ● 515g Butcher’s

Selection British Chicken Boneless Thigh Fillets ● 2tbsp Asda Jerk Seasoning ● 1tbsp tomato purée ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced ● 1 mango, peeled and cut into 1cm pieces ● 300g Grower’s Selection Sweet & Crunchy Coleslaw Kit ● 2 spring onions, finely chopped ● 2tbsp cashew nuts, chopped ● 2tbsp mint leaves ● Juice 1 lime ● 450g white rice ● Red chilli, to serve

1 Put the chicken, jerk seasoning, tomato purée, onion, garlic, pepper and mango in the slow cooker and mix together until well combined. Add 250ml water and cook on the highest setting for 6 hrs until the chicken is cooked through and tender. 2 About 20 mins before the chicken is ready, cook the rice according to the pack instructions. 3 Just before serving, mix together the coleslaw kit, spring onions, cashew nuts, mint and lime juice. Serve the chicken with the slaw and the rice, garnished with red chilli.

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1 Put the thawed spinach in a sieve and press down with the back of a wooden spoon to remove as much moisture as possible. 2 Grill the aubergine slices for 8-10 mins, turning occasionally, until tinged brown on both sides 3 In a separate bowl, mix

together the ricotta and the crushed garlic. 4 Spread half the pasta sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with a layer of aubergine slices, trimming them where necessary to create an even layer. 5 Put the spinach in small pieces evenly on top. Spread over the ricotta mixture and top with the remaining aubergine. Cover with the rest of the pasta sauce and sprinkle over the Parmesan. 6 Cook on a slow setting for 4 hrs until the aubergine slices are tender and the sauce is bubbling. 7 Drizzle the rocket leaves with the lemon juice and serve with the ‘lasagne’. Each 346g serving contains: ENERGY

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883KJ Med High Low Low 211KCAL 11.4g 6.9g 9.7g 1.00g 11% 16% 35% 11% 17% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 255kJ/61kcal

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HOT-IN-THE-SUN RED PEPPER DIP

4 WAYS WITH…

MINI PEPPER POPPERS

Peppers

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Colourful and full of fresh yet smoky flavour, peppers are a true taste of summer. Time to give them the star treatment…

JEWEL-BOX POINTED PEPPERS

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Hot-in-the-sun red pepper dip V Fresh and tangy with a kick of chilli heat SERVES 8 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 65p ● 4 red peppers, sliced

and deseeded ● 1tsp Asda Habanero Chilli Flakes ● ¼ Baker’s Selection Sourdough Batard, torn into 1cm pieces ● 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped ● 1tbsp balsamic vinegar ● 1tbsp cider vinegar ● 8 almonds, chopped, plus extra to garnish ● 2tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped ● 150g mixed crudités (carrots, cucumber, radishes and fennel), to serve

1 Cook the peppers under a hot grill until softened and the skin is charred. Allow to cool in a plastic bag for 10 mins. Peel off and discard the skin, then finely chop the flesh. 2 Mix the peppers, chilli, bread, tomatoes, vinegars, almonds and parsley in a bowl. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 mins. 3 Blitz the pepper mixture in a processor. Garnish (optional), and serve with the crudités on the side.

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Jewel-box pointed peppers V

A beautifully impressive starter or brunch dish SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.37 ● 100g Chosen by you

Moroccan Style Giant Cous Cous ● 2 Extra Special Sweet Pointed Peppers ● 2 sticks celery, diced ● 8 plum tomatoes, halved ● 2tbsp chopped basil ● Juice and zest ½ lemon ● 75g Asda 40% Less Fat Halloumi, diced ● 80g pomegranate seeds, 1 lettuce (optional) and coriander, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

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2 Cook the giant cous cous according to the instructions on the pack. 3 Halve the peppers lengthways and deseed. Arrange on a baking tray. 4 Mix the couscous with the celery, tomatoes, basil, lemon juice and halloumi. Fill the peppers and bake for 20 mins until they start to soften. 5 Lay on a bed of lettuce (if using), sprinkle with the lemon zest, pomegranate and coriander, then serve.

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Mini pepper poppers

These easy-to-cook, savoury bites are perfect to serve at your summer party or BBQ SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.06 ● 2 Butcher’s Selection

Reduced Fat Unsmoked Bacon Medallions ● 75g Asda Light Original Soft Cheese ● 3 spring onions, finely chopped ● 2tbsp finely chopped coriander ● 1tbsp sweet chilli sauce ● 200g Grower’s Selection Snacking Peppers ● 25g Asda 50% Less Fat Mature Grated British Cheese ● 40g wild rocket

1 Grill the bacon for 2 mins on each side. Chop finely. 2 Mix the soft cheese with the bacon, spring onion, coriander and chilli sauce. 3 Halve the peppers and discard the seeds and white pith. Fill the pepper halves with the soft cheese mixture, sprinkle with the mature cheese and cook under the grill for 6-8 mins until bubbling and golden. 4 Serve with the wild rocket on the side. Each 116g serving contains: ENERGY

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Shakshuka made simple V

A one-pot dish bursting with rich, smoky flavours inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 76p ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 2 garlic cloves, sliced ● 1 pack Grower’s

Selection Mixed Peppers, sliced and deseeded ● 1tsp smoked paprika ● 1tsp Extra Special Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil ● 400g tin chopped tomatoes ● 4 eggs ● 50g Asda Light Greek Salad Cheese, crumbled ● 2tbsp snipped chives ● ½ Baker’s Selection Sourdough Batard

1 Fry the onion, garlic,

peppers and paprika in the oil on a medium heat for 5 mins until just softening. 2 Add in the tomatoes, stir, and simmer for 10 mins. 3 Create 4 ‘wells’ in the mixture and crack an egg into each one. Cover with a lid. Cook for 8 mins until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. 4 Serve sprinkled with the cheese and chives, plus sliced, toasted sourdough.

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This tasty pepper sauce is perfect with pasta SERVES 8 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING 59p

This peperonata can be cooked in batches, great for freezing – or you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days

1 Heat 3tbsp olive oil in a lidded pan and add 2 onions, sliced, and 2 cloves garlic, crushed. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and soften for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. 2 Stir in 9 Farm Stores Mixed Peppers, finely sliced. Cover and cook for 10 mins. Remove the lid, increase the heat, and cook for 5 mins, stirring frequently, until the peppers are sticky. 3 Add 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes, stir and simmer for 30 mins until well reduced. Season and serve.

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Farm Stores Mixed Peppers, 93p (3-pack)

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The pod squad

In season until late July, fresh peas and beans add colour, flavour and texture to any summer dish. Here’s the lowdown…

Mangetout

Broad beans

French beans

‘mangetout’ comes from the French for ‘eat all’. As the name suggests, this sweet, crisp vegetable is eaten pod and all – the peas inside are tiny. It should only be cooked very briefly to retain its bite.

creamy, broad beans can be eaten hot or cold. Remove from the tough outer pod, then steam or boil for 3 mins. Eat as is, or ‘double-pod’ – pop each bean out of its skin for a more tender texture and bright green colour.

as green or string beans, these long, thin legumes have a firm texture and a fresh flavour. Trim the pointed ends, then cook, pods and all, whole or cut into shorter lengths. For maximum crunch, steam for 2-3 mins.

ON THE PULSE… The word

RECIPE INSPIRATION ● Mangetout is a great choice for Asian dishes. In a hurry? Steam for 2 mins then drizzle with French dressing for an easy and elegant side dish. ● Make a chicken salad pop with sliced mangetout. ASDA.GL/gingerchicken

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ON THE PULSE… Rich and

RECIPE INSPIRATION ● Double-pod broad beans and mix with ricotta, fresh mint and a little lemon juice for a summery bruschetta topping. ● Try this Italian-style broth – a meal in a bowl bursting with fresh flavours. ASDA.GL/pastabroth

ON THE PULSE… Also known

RECIPE INSPIRATION ● Serve with chopped hazelnuts and a squeeze of orange. Or add bite to a curry by throwing some beans in at the last minute. ● This aromatic, easy-tocook side dish is inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine. ASDA.GL/frenchbeans


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Garden peas

Sugarsnap peas

Runner beans

and sweet with a thin shell and soft, firm texture, it’s no wonder garden peas are a family favourite. Pop seasonal fresh peas from the pod, then boil or steam for 2-3 mins. Or pick frozen peas as a delicious and convenient year-round alternative.

by name and sweet by nature, these are eaten unpodded, either whole or sliced, and are equally delicious raw or lightly cooked. Why not throw a handful or two into your lunchbox to nibble on as an easy way towards your 5-a-day.

flat, these have a firm texture and an exceptionally fresh flavour. The pods and the beans are eaten – before cooking, trim the ends and remove the tough ‘strings’ that run down the sides. Slice lengthways, or cut across into pieces, then boil or steam for 4-5 mins.

RECIPE INSPIRATION ● Steam and add to a salad – great with a lemon dressing; mix into salmon fishcakes; or crush slightly to top toasted flatbreads. ● The humble pea goes gourmet in this vibrant soup – the perfect starter. ASDA.GL/watercresssoup

ON THE PULSE… Sugarsnap

RECIPE INSPIRATION ● Slice finely and add to a classic coleslaw – great served with sticky ribs. ● Tuck into our quick-tocook stir-fry – the fresh sweetness of sugarsnaps contrasts with rich, tender lamb and smoky peppers. ASDA.GL/lambstirfry

ON THE PULSE… Long and

RECIPE INSPIRATION ● Serve steamed, with a handful of pine nuts and a twist of lemon, or with a knob of shallot butter. ● Cooked runners cut into chunks make our next-level mac ’n’ cheese even more incredible! ASDA.GL/maccheese

Peas are technically classed as a fruit as they are seeds that develop from a flower. ● To retain bite and colour, bring water to a boil before adding pulses. Simmer, drain, then plunge into cold water to refresh. ●

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ON THE PULSE… Versatile


Share the sunshine Posh up any picnic or party with tempting tapas and delicious antipasti to capture the flavours of the sun-kissed Mediterranean

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hether your diary is full of get-togethers with family and friends or you just fancy throwing an impromptu party, our new range of flavour-packed antipasti and tapas makes it simple to create the perfect summer spread. With over 40 easy-prep products showcasing the finest of the Mediterranean, you can invite people over as often as you like and serve a different selection each time. They’re all just £2 each – or mix and match with our great offer of three for £5*. Check out the range in the chilled aisle. 44 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Asda Mozzarella & Sunblush® Tomato Flatbreads, £2 (230g; 87p/100g)

Asda Chicken & Chorizo Bites with Tomato Salsa, £2 (194g; £1.03/100g)

Asda 6 Chicken & Chorizo Empanadas, £2 (120g; £1.67/100g)


Asda 4 Pepper, Olive & Manchego Empanadillas, £2 (104g; £1.92/100g)

Asda Smoky Stuffed Peppers, £2 (160g; £1.25/100g)

Asda Rainbow Salsa & Roast Garlic Aioli, £2 (250g; 80p/100g)

Asda Balsamic Vegetable Antipasti with Goat’s Cheese, £2 (140g; £1.43/100g)

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Asda Chorizo Coins & Iberico Cheese, £2 (110g; £1.82/100g)

Asda Lemon, Garlic & Herb Chicken Skewers, £2 (400g; 50p/100g)

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For beer drinkers, it’s a terrific time. A recent explosion in craft ales and lagers from small, independent and traditional breweries means there’s more choice than ever before – and Asda is at the forefront of this growing trend. ‘The craft beer culture continues to grow and, with almost 50 different varieties on our shelves now, it’s a great time for customers who’ve never tried craft beers to sample them,’ says Hywel Evans, Ale and Craft Beer Buyer at Asda. ‘It’s clear that customers are trading up to more premium beers and are buying into this new beer movement. We have tried to reflect this in our stores by working with some great staple craft breweries from the UK and abroad, while also supporting smaller local breweries. ‘From American-style pale ales in cool cans to refreshing experimental brews, such as BrewDog’s grapefruit-infused IPA, the lines we’ve launched are all premium quality and will give customers in urban hotspots across England and Wales access to tasty craft beers that they may not usually have.’ So whether you’re stocking up on beers for a BBQ or sipping as you enjoy watching summer sport, here’s our pick of the best craft brews in town. The only trouble you’ll have will be choosing your favourite... 46 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Stone Brewing Go-To |PA 1

£2 (330ml; £6.06/L) From the über-creative Stone Brewing empire, this very hoppy session IPA is bursting with intense peach, melon and citrus aromas, and just enough malt flavour for balance. The finish is deliciously dry and bitter (4.7% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Seafood, grilled salmon, spicy curries and jerk chicken.

Fourpure American Pale 2

£1.80 (330ml; £5.45/L) One for California dreamers. This bold but simple West Coast-style ale has a whiff of malt and tangerine on the nose, backed up by waves of ripe fruit and floral flavours on the palate. It’s clean and light with a citrus finish. A beer to blow away the clouds on a summer’s day. (5% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Zesty desserts like lemon tart or key lime pie. TURN OVER FOR MORE

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Harbour Antipodean |PA 4

£1.67* (330ml; £5.06/L) or 4 for £6** Brewed using spring water from the hillside next to the brewery in Cornwall, this is a modern take on a British stalwart. This golden ale has a tropical fruit aroma, a sharp hit of lime and mango from the hops, biscuity malt and a dry, bitter finish. (5.5% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Mild curries and Thai or Vietnamese dishes.

Victory Vital |PA 5

£2.03 (355ml); £5.72/L) A blend of bold American hops and nutty German

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malts creates a lively and aromatic ale. It has a rich hop character of pine, citrus and spice with fruity notes and a crisp finish. Strength-wise, it packs a punch. (6.5% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Pizza and other cheese and tomato-based dishes.

PK Cut Loose Pilsner 6

£1.70 (330ml; £5.15/L) New World hops give a lemony-lime zing to this award-winning beer from the Powderkeg microbrewery in Devon. Elegant and full-flavoured, this German pilsner-style brew scooped Best Lager at the IWSC Beer Awards in 2016 and its bright citric fruitiness is a true treat to beat the heat. (4.7% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Roast chicken, salmon and summer salads.

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£1.67* (330ml; £5.06/L) or 4 for £6** Cool name. Cool brew. Infusing a beer with tart, grapefruit peel may not sound like a winning formula but it works. An American IPA with a caramel malt base and a wallop of citrus on top of hops. (6.5% ABV)

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Chilli con carne or grilled meats.

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£2.02 (330ml; £6.12/L) This award-winning Japanese brand has a cult following. In keeping with the tradition of Belgian white beer, it’s brewed with coriander, nutmeg and orange peel. The mix of ingredients delivers a mildly hopped

£2 (355ml; £5.63/L) Harpoon’s flagship IPA caramel-citrus combo didn’t last long as just a summer seasonal ale; its popularity led to year-round availability. A classic IPA – one of the first brewed on the East Coast of America – it’s hoppy, floral and crisp with a solid malt structure and a clean, fresh finish. (5.9% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Mexican – burritos, tacos and nachos.

BrewDog Punk |PA 10

£1.67* (330ml; £5.06/L) or 4 for £6** Another top-notch beer by BrewDog. Balanced and full-flavoured, this gives a nod to classic IPAs. Hoppy, resinous and packed with fruits with a dry finish, it’s brewing bravado at its best. Its bitterness cuts through salt and fat. (5.6% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Bar-style snacks, fried chicken and fish and chips.

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£5.50 (4 x 330ml; £4.17/L) This premium craft lager is made all the more refreshing by the fact that 100% of Brewgooder’s profits go to fund cleanwater projects around the world. The beer itself is a clear, pale-gold lager with a biscuity lemon nose and a pilsner-style finish plus a touch of fruity flourish. (4.5% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Quiche, sausage rolls and Scotch eggs.

drink with spicy flavour and the odd floral note. A great summer quencher, especially for fans of wheat beers. (5.5% ABV) ★ TRY IT WITH Light cheeses or prawns and mussels.


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Mild curry noodles. Naked Noodle Thai Massaman Curry, 75p* (78g; 96p/100g)

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Creamy, classic mac ’n’ cheese. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, £1 (206g; 49p/100g)

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Eggs

Meal maths quick + easy + delicious + affordable

mushroom & egg ramen V A delicious Japanese-style meal in a bowl

£1.28 per serving

(recipe serves 4)

Asda 6 Free Range Medium Eggs, (£1; 17p each)

Grower’s Selection Egg Noodles, £1.20 (410g; 29p/100g)

Grower’s Selection Mushroom Stir-Fry, £1.30 (385g; 34p/100g) or 3 for £3

Asda Miso Paste, £2 (95g; £2.11/100g)

egg-topped Corned Beef Hash A British take on a New York Deli staple

£1.02 per serving

(recipe serves 4)

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Asda 6 Free Range Medium Eggs, (£1; 17p each)

Grower’s Selection Garlic & Herb Potatoes, £1.35 (430g; 31p/100g)

Grower’s Selection Loose Onion, 22p (300g; 75p/kg)

Chosen by you Corned Beef, £1.75 (340g; 51p/100g)

mediterranean veggie Omelette V Take the tapas classic to the next level

£1.30 per serving

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The Happy Egg Co. 6 Medium Eggs, £1.50; 25p each)

Grower’s Selection Crispy Potato Slices, £1.25 (300g; 42p/100g)

Grower’s Selection Chunky Mediterranean Vegetables, £1.25 (420g; 30p/100g)

Chosen by you Greek Feta, £1.20 (200g; 60p/100g)

Gammon, Egg & chips Rustle up this all-time fave pub-grub grill at home

£1.72 per serving

(recipe serves 2)

Asda 6 Free Range Large Eggs (£1; 17p each)

Butcher’s Selection 2 Unsmoked Mini Gammon Steaks, £2 (250g; £8/kg)

Albert Bartlett Rooster Homestyle Chips, £1.75* (900g; 19p/100g)

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Turn to p56 for news of our new speciality bread range – introduced by Master Baker Maddie Munden

FRENCH FOUGASSE, P54

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A Provençal classic similar to foccacia

SERVES 12 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS 1 HR 30 MINS RISING PRICE PER SERVING 11p

l 500g white bread mix l 2tbsp olive oil l 3tsp fennel seeds (optional) l 20g plain flour, for dusting 1 Put the bread mix in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the oil, fennel seed (if using) and 350ml lukewarm water. Mix with a wooden spoon to create a soft, sticky dough. 2 Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 mins until elastic (see Top Tip). Return to the bowl, cover with a damp, clean tea towel and leave in a warm place for 30 mins. 3 Dust a baking tray with the flour. Put the dough on the tray and press into a flat, oval shape. Cut a thin, vertical hole out of the middle, then 4 diagonal cuts either side, to create a leaf pattern. Pull at both ends to stretch the dough and emphasise the holes. 4 Cover with a damp clean tea towel and leave in a warm place until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 230C/210C Fan/Gas 8. 5 Uncover the loaf and bake for 15-20 mins until golden, risen and hollowsounding when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.

Starter story A starter is a live culture used to make bread. Easy to make, this sourdough starter works by harnessing natural airborne yeasts which work as the raising agent. Once you have a batch, you can use it to make bread and pizza whenever you like!

Sourdough loaf V This fermented dough takes a bit of time, but it’s worth it! You’ll need to get the starter going a few days in advance SERVES 12 READY IN 1 HR 30 MINS, PLUS 9 HRS RISING PRICE PER SERVING 9p

FOR THE STARTER l 600g organic strong white bread flour FOR THE LOAF l 500g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting l 1½tsp salt l 50g sourdough starter

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754KJ Med Low Low Med 180KCAL 2.9g 0.4g 0.8g 0.55g 1% 9% 9% 4% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 992kJ/237kcal

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1 Make your starter 5 days before you want to bake the loaf. Mix 200g strong

bread flour with 200ml lukewarm water, put in a nonmetallic bowl or a large glass jar, uncovered, and set aside overnight. 2 The next day, mix 100g of the flour with 100ml lukewarm water and mix into the starter. Leave overnight, uncovered, then repeat this process over 3 days until you have a bubbling starter. Store in the fridge, loosely covered with clingfilm, until ready to use. (To keep the starter ‘alive’ for future use, bring it up to room temperature once a

month and ‘feed’ it with flour and water, as before.) 3 To make the loaf, put the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour in 50g of the starter mixture and 360ml lukewarm water. Mix with a wooden spoon to create a soft, sticky dough. Add more water, if necessary. 4 Tip onto a floured work surface and knead for 10 mins until the dough is elastic when stretched. 5 Put in a large, well-oiled bowl, cover with a damp, clean tea towel and leave in a warm place for 3 hrs. 6 Tip onto a work surface and knead for 2 mins to knock out any air bubbles. Shape into a smooth ball and dust with flour. 7 Line a medium-sized bowl with a clean tea towel and dust with flour. Add the dough, cover with a damp tea towel and leave for 6-8 hrs until doubled in size. 8 Heat a large baking tray in the oven at 230C/210C Fan/Gas 8. Put a small roasting tray on the floor of the oven. 9 Remove the baking tray from the oven, dust with flour then gently tip on the dough. Score 2 lines 2mm deep down the middle of the loaf with a serrated knife and slash 2 cuts across. Put on the middle shelf of the oven and pour 300ml boiling water into the roasting tray. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden brown and hollowsounding when tapped. Cool on a wire rack. Each 77g serving contains: ENERGY

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686KJ Low Low Low Med 164KCAL 0.8g 0.2g 0.2g 0.62g 1% 1% 0% 10% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 891kJ/213kcal

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Seeded wholemeal loaf V

Tasty, textured and wonderful for toast, sarnies, chunky croutons and more SERVES 12 READY IN 25 MINS, PLUS 45 MINS RISING PRICE PER SERVING 7p

l 1tsp rapeseed oil l 500g Asda Mixed Grain & Seed Bread Mix l Plain flour, for dusting 1 Grease a 24cm nonstick loaf tin with the oil. 2 Put the bread mix in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour in 300ml lukewarm (not hot) water. Mix with a

wooden spoon until well combined and the dough is soft and slightly sticky. Add a little more water, if necessary. 3 Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 mins until the dough is elastic when stretched. 4 Shape the dough into a sausage shape and place

in the loaf tin. Cover with a damp, clean tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise for 45 mins until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 230C/210C Fan/Gas 8. 5 Bake the loaf in the centre of the oven for

30 mins until golden, risen and it sounds hollow when tapped on the base. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack. Each 79g serving contains: ENERGY

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886KJ Med Med Med Med 212KCAL 6.2g 2.8g 5.2g 0.59g 11% 9% 14% 6% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,121kJ/268kcal

TOP TIP

To knead, put the heel of your hand on the dough and push it down away from you. Gather it back, give a quarter turn and repeat

Creamy Kerrygold Spreadable with Irish butter is the perfect partner for your home-baked bread. Kerrygold prides itself on creating the most delicious golden dairy, pure and simple. Kerrygold Spreadable and Kerrygold Spreadable Lighter, ÂŁ2* each (500g; 40p/100g) ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 55


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‘I taste up to 50,000 slices of bread a year!’ Maddie Munden, Master Baker and Product Developer at Asda, talks about the new Speciality bread range

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bread. Our Parisian is perfect for picnics because it’s great with just a bit of butter. Grains are bang on-trend at the moment so we’ve created the Ancient Grain loaf, too. My absolute favourite is the Sourdough Basket, inspired by San Francisco sourdough. It’s been really exciting to give the customer something that’s going beyond a normal loaf of bread. I hope you enjoy eating them as much as we do making them! Designed to give our customers artisan quality products at the Asda price they love, our new Extra Special speciality breads range will be available in stores from Monday 22 May

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or 30 years, I’ve loved baking. The smell of freshly baked bread conjures up memories of my grandma, who I used to help in the kitchen when I was a teen. Still, it was being taught to bake by my brilliant Home Economics teacher that spurred me to secure

a job in a craft bakery, aged 18. Over a decade ago, I made the move into retail and worked my way up to Master Baker at Asda. My job now involves designing new products, sampling and checking quality to make sure our bread is up to scratch – of course, that means I eat a lot of it! I was in my element designing the Speciality range, inspired by breads from around the world. In 2014, we travelled to Paris and Belgium for inspiration, meandering from bakery to bakery, absorbing the atmosphere and learning new skills. The range includes an Italian Ciabatta, a Mediterranean Bloomer packed with olive and tomato flavours, and a French-inspired Carrot & Pumpkin Pavé – an ideal sandwich


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hen it comes to choosing foodie treats, we know you want quality and convenience – products that are simple to serve but bursting with superb flavours and carefully selected ingredients. That’s why we work hard with dedicated experts to create our Extra Special range – and now we’re introducing 40 new products to give you more choice. Turn the pages to get inspired…

A light and soft bread studded with Kalamata olives. Extra Special Kalamata Olive & Rosemary Focaccia, £2 (245g; 82p/100g)

A sourdough baguette baked with a roast garlic and parsley butter. Extra Special Roasted Garlic Artisan Baguette, £1.85 (215g; 86p/100g)

Delicious flatbreads finished with a fresh parsley dressing and mozzarella petals. Extra Special Slow Fermented 2 Caramelised Red Onion & Mozzarella Flatbreads, £2 (220g; 91p/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. Photographs show serving suggestions

Filled with a smoky sauce, sweet balsamic onions and a hint of chilli. Extra Special Hand Prepared Smoky Passata & Pepper Twist, £2 (230g; 87p/100g)

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dinner is served Delicious food is one of life’s great pleasures. So spoil yourself with our new Extra Special ready meals, fresh pastas and pasta sauces – totally delicious and all created from quality ingredients.

Prepared with tenderstem broccoli and a creamy white wine sauce. Extra Special Salmon, Lemon & Dill Linguine, £3 (350g; 86p/100g)

Traditional Cumberland sausages with onion gravy and double creamenriched mash. Extra Special Cumberland Sausage & Mash, £3 (380g; 79p/100g)

Enriched with a splash of Chianti and finished with Grana Padano shavings. Extra Special West Country Beef Spaghetti Bolognese, £3 (450g; 67p/100g)

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Smoky paprika potatoes match the rich chorizo and red wine sauce of these tasty meatballs. Extra Special Spiced Meatballs & Patatas Bravas, £3 (400g; 75p/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. Photographs show serving suggestions. Pasta and sauces sold separately


Tender British beef in a rich sauce of red wine, tomato and herbs – great served with pappardelle ribbons. Extra Special Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Ragu, £1.95 (350g; 56p/100g)

Fresh egg pasta with a rich beef and red wine filling. Try it with our sauce of tomatoes, red peppers and chargrilled vegetables. Extra Special Beef & Red Wine Mezzelune, £2.50 (300g; 83p/100g); Extra Special Tomato & Red Pepper Sauce, £1.95 (350g; 56p/100g)

Deliciously delicate pasta, with king prawns and zesty lemon. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of chilli flakes. Extra Special King Prawn & Lemon Girasole, £2.50 (300g; 83p/100g)

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Classic bites Irresistible, melt-in-themouth Extra Special sausage rolls and pork pies raise the game for a lunchtime treat or picnic get-together.

Succulent pork pies finished with the fruity flavours of Kentish cider. Extra Special 4 Mini Pork Pies Topped with a Bramley Apple & Cider Sauce, £2 (200g; £1/100g)

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British pork with a kick, encased in butter-rich pastry. Extra Special Smoky Chipotle Chilli Pork Sausage Rolls, £2 (188g; £1.06/100g)

A sweet-sharp balsamic vinegar chutney tops these classic bites. Extra Special 4 Mini Pork Pies Topped with a Caramelised Onion Chutney, £2 (200g; £1/100g) Crisp, flaky rolls, with the delicious additions of British Cheddar and dry-cured bacon. Extra Special 4 West Country Cheddar & Smoked Bacon Sausage Rolls, £2 (188g; £1.06/100g)

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LILAC OMBRE WEDDING CAKE, P64

One cake three occasions Three show-stopping centrepiece cakes, for a wedding, baby shower and party celebrationâ&#x20AC;¦ all based on one super-simple classic recipe

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ach of our amazing cakes is created using variations on basic recipes – for Madeira cake, buttercream and royal icing. How much you need of each and how you use it depends on the recipe – check you have the correct quantities of ingredients before you begin. Just add a few decorative extras and follow our simple, step-by-step guides…

Basic Madeira cake

This classic sponge is the perfect base for an iced design 15CM ROUND CAKE

SERVES 10 READY IN 15 MINS PREP, PLUS 1 HR 10 MINS BAKING PRICE PER SERVING 22p ● 175g unsalted butter, softened ● 175g caster sugar ● 3 eggs, beaten ● 1tsp vanilla extract ● 175g self-raising flour ● 25g plain flour ● 15cm round cake tin

Each 73g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,237KJ High High High Med 296KCAL 16.3g 9.6g 17.7g 0.23g 15% 23% 48% 20% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,695kJ/405kcal

20CM ROUND CAKE

SERVES 20 READY IN 15 MINS PREP, PLUS 1 HR 25 MINS BAKING PRICE PER SERVING 20p ● 350g unsalted butter, softened ● 350g caster sugar ● 6 eggs, beaten ● 2tsp vanilla extract ● 350g self-raising flour ● 50g plain flour ● 20cm round cake tin

Each 73g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,237KJ High High High Med 296KCAL 16.3g 9.6g 17.7g 0.23g 15% 23% 48% 20% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,695kJ/405kcal

20CM SQUARE CAKE

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● 450g unsalted butter, softened ● 450g caster sugar ● 8 eggs, beaten ● 3tsp vanilla extract ● 450g self-raising flour ● 75g plain flour ● 20cm square cake tin Each 74g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,248KJ High High Med Med 298KCAL 16.3g 9.6g 13.0g 0.23g 15% 23% 48% 14% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,686kJ/403kcal

METHOD FOR ALL CAKES 1 Preheat your oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Grease and line your cake tin(s) with baking paper. 2 Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric hand-whisk until the mixture is pale and creamy. 3 Gradually add the eggs and vanilla extract, whisking between each addition, until well combined. 4 Sieve the self-raising and plain flour together into the bowl, then gently fold into the mixture using a large metal spoon. 5 Transfer the mixture into the tin, smooth the top with the back of a spoon and bake in the oven – time it according to the tin size (see left). The cake is done when it is golden brown, springs back when lightly pressed, and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. If the top of the cake starts to brown too much before the centre is cooked through, gently lay a piece of baking paper over it to protect it for the rest of the baking time. 6 After removing the cake from the oven, leave it to cool in the tin for 15 mins then turn out, peel off the baking paper and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

Basic buttercream

Use this rich, sweet mixture as a filling and coating for sponges FOR 1 QUANTITY

SERVES 6 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 8p

1 Put 50g unsalted butter, softened in a bowl with 100g icing sugar. Beat with a wooden spoon until fluffy. 2 If you’re not going to use your buttercream straight away, transfer to an airtight container, cover the surface with a clingfilm, seal with the lid and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Remove 2 hrs before using, then beat again to soften. Each 25g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

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539KJ High High High Low 129KCAL 6.9g 4.4g 16.5g 0.1g 6% 10% 22% 18% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 2,155kJ/515kcal

Basic royal icing*

Perfect for piping fine decorative details on your creations FOR 1 QUANTITY

SERVES 58 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 2p

1 Put 1 egg white in a mixing bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until frothy, then beat in 250g icing sugar, sieved, 1tbsp at a time. The icing mixture should be thick and glossy and form soft peaks when stirred with a spoon. If not, add a little more icing sugar. Once made, use the icing quickly. Each 5g serving contains: ENERGY

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75KJ High Low Med Low 18KCAL 0.0g 0.0g 4.4g 0.00g 0% 0% 5% 0% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,502kJ/359kcal

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If your fondant is too hard, microwave on high for just 5 secs to soften – no longer or it may burn!

Cute-as-a-button baby shower cake

Spell it out – this creation is perfect for welcoming a new arrival! SERVES 35 READY IN 3 HRS 30 MINS (50 MINS TO DECORATE) PRICE PER SERVING 30p ● 1 x 20cm round

Madeira cake ● 4tbsp Asda Raspberry Seedless Jam ● 1 quantity basic buttercream ● 1 x 25cm round cake board ● 780g Dr. Oetker Regal Ice Ready To Roll Icing in White ● 2tbsp icing sugar, to dust while rolling out ● Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colour in Sunshine Yellow, Lime Green and Sky Blue ● 60g Bake & Create Ready To Roll Icing in Pink ● 4tbsp Silver Spoon Royal Icing Sugar ● 70cm satin ribbon in a pastel colour

1 Slice the cake in half horizontally, then sandwich back together using the jam and three quarters of the buttercream. 2 Mix the royal icing sugar to a thick paste with about 2tsp water. Put 1tsp of it in the centre of the cake board, place the cake on top, then spread a thin layer of the remaining buttercream over the outside. Chill for 30 mins. 3 On a surface dusted with icing sugar, roll out 600g of the white ready to roll icing to 2-3mm thick. Drape it over your rolling pin and lift over the cake, positioning the front edge at the frontbottom edge of the cake. Smooth the fondant over the top and sides, easing out any lumps. Trim the excess.

4 Position the ribbon around the base of the cake. Secure the ends with a dab of royal icing. 5 Divide the remaining ready to roll icing into 3 x 60g pieces. Add 3-4 drops blue food colour to the first one, and knead well to get a uniform shade. Repeat with the other 2 pieces of icing and the yellow and green food colours, working with one colour at a time. 6 Shape 7 cubes using all 4 pastel colours of icing. Leave to dry on baking paper. 7 Spoon the remaining royal icing into an icing bag and snip the end to create a tiny hole. Pipe the letters for NEW BABY, one on each of the 7 pastel cubes. Pipe the bunting string all

around the top of the cake. 8 On a work surface dusted with icing sugar, roll out small amounts of the remaining coloured icing. Keep covered with cling film to prevent drying out. 9 Cut into small bunting triangles. Secure to the cake with royal icing. Once all the bunting is in place, roll out more icing and cut out round buttons, then use the end of a cocktail stick to create four buttonholes in each. Secure on cake with tiny dabs of royal icing. Re-roll trimmings and cut out small flowers. Stick in place with royal icing. Each 75g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

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1,258KJ Med High High Low 301KCAL 11.5g 6.8g 37.4g 0.14g 15% 16% 34% 42% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,678kJ/401kcal

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Two tiers iced with graduated lilac ruffles – a centrepiece that’s simpler to create than you might think… SERVES 52 READY IN 4 HRS 45 MINS (1 HR TO DECORATE) PRICE PER SERVING 30p ● 1 x 20cm round

Madeira cake

● 1 x 15cm round

Madeira cake

● 6tbsp lemon curd ● 1½ quantities

basic buttercream

● 25cm round cake

board

● 4 cake support rods ● 1.35kg Dr. Oetker

Regal Ice Ready To Roll Icing in White ● 1tbsp icing sugar, to dust while rolling out ● Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colour in Ultra Violet ● A large, fresh flower 1 Slice both cakes in half, horizontally. Sandwich back together with the lemon curd and half the buttercream. 2 Put 1tsp of the remaining buttercream on the centre of the cake board and place the 20cm cake on it. Trim the support rods to height of the cake and insert into the centre in a square.

Each 75g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,261KJ Med High High Low 302KCAL 11.8g 6.9g 36.8g 0.14g 15% 17% 35% 41% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,682kJ/402kcal

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Candy castle cake

Rainbow cone turrets and a white chocolate drawbridge will make it a fairy-tale party! SERVES 63 READY IN 5 HRS (1 HR TO DECORATE) PRICE PER SERVING 28p ● 1 x 20cm square

Madeira cake ● 1 x 15cm round Madeira cake ● 7tbsp Asda Raspberry Seedless Jam ● 2 quantities basic buttercream ● 25cm square cake board ● 1.1kg Dr. Oetker Regal Ice Ready To Roll Icing in White ● Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colour in Jet Black ● 2tbsp icing sugar, to dust while rolling out ● 1 x quantity basic royal icing ● 5 ice cream cornets ● 5tbsp sprinkles ● 100g white chocolate ● 1 fizzy strawberry flavour wand, halved ● 3 Strawberry Laces ● 75g jelly tots ● 120g dolly mixture 1 Slice each cake in half, horizontally, then sandwich back together using the raspberry jam and threequarters of the buttercream. 2 Put 1tsp buttercream on the centre of the cake board and place the square cake on it. Cover each cake with a thin layer of buttercream. Chill for 30 mins. 3 Knead the white ready to roll icing with the black food colour to get a uniform, grey colour. On a surface dusted with icing sugar, roll 800g of the grey icing into a large square 3mm thick. Drape over a rolling pin and lift over the square

cake, positioning the front edge at the front-bottom edge of the cake. 4 Smooth the fondant over the top and sides, easing out any lumps or pleats. Trim the excess and add back into the remaining icing. 5 Cover the round cake with the remaining fondant. Leave both cakes to dry and firm up for at least 2-3 hrs. 6 Put 1tsp of the royal icing on top of the square cake and place the round cake on top – press down gently so it sticks firmly in place. 7 Use the edge of a clean ruler to create brick walleffect lines in the fondant. 8 Trim the rim of the cornets with scissors so they fit on top of the cake. Spread 1 of the ice cream cornets with royal icing, then cover with the sprinkles. Repeat with the other 4 cornets. 9 Create the door from a rectangle of white chocolate. Stick on the cake with royal icing, then add a drawbridge on the board, connected with the fizzy wand halves. Stick 2 chocolate-square windows on each wall and frame with lengths of strawberry lace. Decorate the bottom edge of each cake with jelly tots and dolly mixture. 10 Stick 1 ice cream cornet on each corner of the square cake, and one in the middle of the round cake. Decorate the base with more sweets. Each 74g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,226KJ Med High High Low 293KCAL 11.4g 6.7g 34.1g 0.16g 15% 16% 34% 38% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,657kJ/396kcal

Photographs: Maja Smend. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Nancy McDougall

Lilac ombre wedding cake

Spread the cake with a thin layer of buttercream. Place the small cake on a circle of thin card, cut to the size of the cake. Spread with buttercream. Chill both cakes for 30 mins. 3 Roll out 250g of the icing on a surface dusted with icing sugar. Drape over a rolling pin and lift over the small cake, smoothing to cover. Repeat with the larger cake and 600g icing. Leave to dry for 2-3 hrs. Wrap the trimmings in clingfilm. 4 Reserve 100g of the remaining icing. Divide the rest into 3. Knead 2 drops of food colour into the first piece, 4 into the second and 6 into the third, so you get 3 different shades of lilac. 5 Roll out the white icing, trim, and cut into 26cm x 4cm strips. Cover these with clingfilm. Use the back of a teaspoon to thin out the top edge of each strip for a frilled effect. Attach to the cake, starting at the top, then tease into waves with your fingers. Overlap the strips slightly at the join and continue adding all the way around and down the cake. 6 Once the white has run out, repeat with the palest icing and moving onto the darker shades. Once the small cake is covered with frills, carefully place in the centre of the larger cake. Continue sticking frills to the larger cake. 7 Wrap the base of the flower in clingfilm and place on top of the cake.


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Here’s to you, Dad Treat him to his favourite tipple for Father’s Day – from a fine single malt or classic red wine to the latest craft beer

To D ad, H a p p y Fat her’s Love Day! Tom

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, £26* (70cl; £37.14/L)

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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, was £33.50 now £26.50 (70cl; £37.85/L)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grande Réserve, was £10.98 now £9 (75cl)


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Cheers, beers!

From a roast with all the trimmings to king prawns on the BBQ if it’s fine, cook his favourite food on Father’s Day, washed down with one of these craft beers. This pale ale from Californian brewery Lagunitas blends zingy hops with a caramel malt tone and plenty of West Coast sunshine. Great with cheese.

An award-winning dry, malty IPA from the Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Company, this has a fruity aroma. Pair with Moroccan chicken. Goose Island Goose IPA, £1.73 (355ml; £4.87/L) or 4 for £6**

Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, was £31 now £25* (70cl £35.71/L)

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THIS MONTH’S BIG QUESTION

Where do I start with my holiday shopping? First of all, make sure you’re pool and beach-ready with some funky, colourful towels like our Watermelon or Ice Lolly designs for that (ahem!) early-morning sunbed reserving, £5 each. If you’re packing light, our Travel Towels, £3 will squeeze into your hand luggage. Or, if you love to spread out on the beach, create a base camp with one of our Ibiza Circular Towels, £12, which can double as a picnic blanket in the UK (or a shelter from showers…)

how can i keep my youngsters busy over the summer?

Where’s the best place to exchange money for going abroad? Not the kiosk at the airport, that’s for sure! Check out Asda Travel Money* instead. You can buy over 50 currencies at 0% commission in store or online, leaving you more time to spritz perfumes in Duty Free. Plus, we’re having a travel money sale online from 16-20 June, so you can get an even better rate for your holiday spends. Visit ASDA.com/money

To avoid hearing a chorus of ‘I’m bored!’ too often over the six-week break, it’s a good idea to think ahead and start putting together a box of things for when the weather’s not so great. Get them into the swing of things by picking up some activity books in our Get Set for Summer event, including the Doodle Pad, £1. It packs up small, too – ideal for little backpacks and long journeys.

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Smart What can I buy my DIY-mad dad? A new toolkit always goes down well. This Fix It! Hand Tool Set 53 pieces, £15* includes a selection of your most commonly used tools such as pliers and adjustable wrenches. Alternatively, if he’s a bit of a petrol head, you can’t go wrong with the 9-piece Triplewax Car Cleaning Bucket, £9 including shampoo, polish, Flash Dash dashboard shine pad, Carplan screen wipes and air freshener to get his pride and joy squeaky clean in no time.

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Any good Father’s Day inspiration for my kids? For super-cool present ideas check out our selection on p8. Then, why not add a personal touch and get your little ones to create their own card? We’ve designed three lovely black and white cards at ASDA. com/babyclub to download, print off and colour in. Their imaginations can run wild with crayons or pens to create a unique gift and show Dad how much he’s loved. Just need to teach them how to make breakfast in bed now – try our Brunch Bagel on p27.

Treat Dad to a mega breakfast Spoil him on 18 June with a 12-item fry-up, complete with a mug of builder’s tea or a cappuccino. Whether he likes his eggs fried, scrambled or poached he can enjoy the full monty and, best of all, there’s no washing up afterwards. Simply pop into one of our in-store cafes on the big day and tuck in. Breakfast, £5 or 2 for £9**

Where can we find free family days out? We’ve done a great round-up of free museums in June – go and see for yourselves by visiting ASDA.GL/freemuseums. Or, if you fancy doing something outdoorsy, check out Open Farm Sunday on 11 June 2017, where farms across Britain open their doors to guests free of charge for the day. For an amazing day out, find your nearest farm and its opening times at farmsunday.org

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What are the delivery charges for ordering my groceries online? Costs start from just £1 and go up to £6 depending on your time slot, or you can enjoy as many deliveries as you want* with our 12-month anytime Delivery Pass for just £5 a month, including evening and weekend slots. Plus, if you don’t save more than you’d have spent on standard delivery charges, we’ll give you an eVoucher for the difference. For full terms and conditions, visit ASDA.com/deliverypass

The BARE NECESSITIES... ...for an epic film night have to be popcorn and one of the films on our list of Must See Movies kids should watch before they grow up, compiled in partnership with kids’ film charity Into Film. From childhood classics like The Jungle Book, to musicals such as The Lion King, or hot new releases like Trolls, there’s something for kids of all ages. DVDs from £3.

How can I eat better on a busy schedule? Try our delicious Slimzone range. It offers convenient frozen meals, each under 400kcal and tailored to include less fat, salt and sugar without scrimping on flavour. Forget endless label checking, we do the maths for you. Keep it classic with a creamy Cottage Pie or go guilt-free with Chicken Tikka Masala, Thai Green Chicken Curry or a not-socheeky Chicken Chow Mein, all £2.50 each or 2 for £4**. 72 | ASDA.COM

What a good serve! Whether you’re an ace with a racquet or just like to watch the top stars hit the court, you’ll love our tennis-inspired tea party range. Invite friends over for a posh cuppa or a glass of Pimm’s, £13 (70cl; £18.57/L), accompanied by our fruity Strawberry & Cream Eclairs £2 (2-pack), our special Neapolitan Meringues, £1 (2-pack), or some wonderfully crumbly Extra Special Clotted Cream Scones, £1 (4-pack; 25p each). Now that’s what we call game, set and match!

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reakfast just got even better! Introduce some luxury to your mornings with one of our new Extra Special granolas or fruity mueslis. Made with a unique combination of specially selected ingredients, including real fruit pieces, these super cereals make a fantastic start to your

day. Serve them on their own with milk, layer with creamy Greek yogurt, or pop a handful into a pot for snacking on the go – cereal isn’t just for eating in the morning! Whether you’re partial to milk chocolate clusters or luscious berry mixes, you’ll be bowled over by these tasty flavour combinations.

Extra Special Raspberry, Coconut & Lime Flavoured Granola with fresh milk

Grab the GRANOLA Extra Special Raspberry, Coconut & Lime Flavoured Granola; Extra Special Sea Salted Caramel & Milk Chocolate Granola; £2 each (500g; 40p/100g)

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Mighty MUESLI Extra Special Apple, Date & Cinnamon Muesli; Extra Special Cranberry, Blueberry & Pecan Muesli; £2 each (500g; 40p/100g)

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Style frill seeker Frame pedi-ready feet with style-savvy sandals

£12 Sandals, 3-9

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old trends are everywhere this season, with ruffles leading the way. But if you’re unsure of major style statements, don’t panic – accessories are the way forward for trying out new looks. Test the water and dip your toe (ahem!) with this elegant, subtle take on the trend. A refined ruffle in fuchsia suede gives these flats enough oomph to elevate you to fash-pack status.

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the swimwear EDIT Poolside or beach bound, we’ve got swimwear covered

PLAYFUL Get into the holiday spirit with prints and slogans that shout pool-party ready.

Swimsuit, 8-20, £10

Underwired halterneck styles offer more support

Swimsuit*, 8-20, £12

It’s a match! Sparkly metallics and scaled-down repeat prints that say fun with a grown-up twist.

Dress, 8-24, £8

Visor**, £5

Sandals**, 3-9, £10

Bikini top, 32-36 A-DD, 38 B-DD, £8; shorts, 8-18, £5

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GRAPHIC From Morocco to Mexico, take a trip around the world with global-inspired prints.

Bikini top, 32-38 B-F, £8; shorts, 8-20, £5

Bikini top, 32-38 B-F, £10; briefs, 8-20, £6

Create a defined waist with an hourglass illusion print

Swimsuit, 8-24, £12

It’s a match! Barely there neutral accessories to tone down bold prints.

Sandals*, 3-9, £10 Bag*, £14 Dress, XS-XL, £14 Swimsuit, 8-20, £12

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bRIGHTS Stand out from the crowd in look-at-me brights. Perfect with a base tan, choose a shade to complement your skin tone..

It’s a match! Lighter shades to let your brights do the talking or, for a subtler approach, go for a sheer cover up.

Sunglasses, £4

Sandals*, 3-9, £12 Shirt, XS-XL, £8

Swimsuit, 8-20, £12

Fake a fuller bust with strategic frills

Bikini top**, 32-38 B-F, £8; briefs**, 8-20, £5

Bikini top**, 32-38 B-F, £8; briefs**, 8-20, £5

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FLORALS Tropical blooms give traditional floral prints a cooler edge.

Swimsuit*, 8-20, £14

Swimsuit, 8-20, £12

Elongate legs with high-cut styles

It’s a match! Moody florals for a chic lunchtime break from the beach. Pair with a wide brim hat to up the glam factor. Swimsuit*, 8-20, £12 Hat, £8

Playsuit, 8-24, £12

Mules†, 3-9, £16

Bikini top**, 32-38 B-F, £8; briefs**, 8-20, £5

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Crème de la crème

Hydrate thirsty skin with this luxurious 3-in-1 day cream. Enriched with aloe vera and face-friendly vitamins B, E and Pro-V B5, this non-greasy cream gives you SPF 15 protection. Olay Complete Day Cream, was £10, now £6 (50ml)

Beauty bonanza Stock up on your favourite brands with our 3 for 2 mix-and-match deal* across hundreds of selected toiletries

Keep on smiling!

This all-round mouthwash helps to freshen breath, reduce plaque and blitz bacteria. Swoosh around teeth and gums twice a day for a wholemouth cleanse. Listerine Total Care Mouthwash, was £4, now £3 (500ml)

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Cheryl Cole’s range of ‘Sexy Señorita’ eyelashes will have you all of a flutter. Easy on and gentle off, these elegant lashes are crafted by hand and reusable. Eylure Cheryl Lashes Sexy Señorita, £6.15 82 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES


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Hair affair

Made with Australian kangaroo paw flower extract, this unique rinse-clean daily Mega Shampoo will help to keep your locks shiny and bouncy. Aussie Mega Shampoo, was £5.98, now £5 (500ml)

Out of Africa

Warm and spicy, Lynx’s best-selling fragrance for over a decade† smells great and provides lasting protection to keep you feeling fresh. Lynx XL Bodyspray Africa, £3 (200ml

Perfect & polish

3 for 2 Mix and match – cheapest item free

Enriched with ginseng, cocoa butter and sweet almond oil, this 2-in-1 cleanser and polisher comes with a muslin cloth to gently cleanse and exfoliate. nspa Hot Cloth Polish, was £6.40, now £5** (150ml)

Like a pro

Ace your base with this professional make-up brush set. Perfect your look with four tools of the trade – ideal for blending, contouring and buffing. It’s all in the details… Real Techniques Flawless Base Set, £23

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cool for the summer Take on the heat with seasonal wardrobe updates from George

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hether it’s a day trip to the coast or a BBQ party at home, smart-casual is the way forward. Wardrobe-basic chino shorts and a short-sleeved shirt with a subtle but summery print are winners for pulling off this look – and make great pressies for Father’s Day. Wear shirts loose for a laid-back feel, then simply tuck in to smarten up the act for any fantastic last-minute change of plan.

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Just roll with it... Stay ahead of the curve and refresh your look with subtle tweaks that add extra personality. Preppy or skater boy, whatever your style, this season is all about a relaxed and carefree attitude, so take your pick from rolled sleeves, popped collars, partially tucked-in tops and turn ups.

Linen shirt*, S-XXXXL, £12

Linen shirt*, S-XXXXL, £12; shorts, 30-44, £15

T-shirt** S-XXXL; shorts, 30-42, £15

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Wake up and smell the coffee

Loungewear takes on a fun, sporty feel with motifs and primary colours – and a special message for Dad. It’s a look that says ready for summer rather than hitting the duvet – perfect for those lazy weekend and holiday mornings. Pyjama shorts set*, S-XXL, £8

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Staying put for the holidays or flying away to foreign climes? Either way, nailing that golden glow is a summer breeze FROM SCENIC SCOTLAND DOWN TO PICTURE-POSTCARD CORNWALL, BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN IS SET TO BE A MASSIVE HOLIDAY HIT THIS YEAR – EVEN ON THE CLOUDIEST DAYS, YOU CAN STILL GLOW, WITH A FEW FAKE-TAN TIPS…

STAYCATION

PROPER PREP

Before fake-tanning, shower, shave, then buff all over with nspa Fruit

Extracts Rich Golden and Runny Honey Daily Refresh Shower Scrub, £2, to break

down the build-up of dead skin cells. If you’re a waxer, strip away those hairs 24 hours beforehand. Plus, work a little moisturiser over dry areas such as knees, elbows and heels.

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Finish your pre-tan shower with a cold rinse. It helps your pores close so you won’t get tan spots

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Want to style it up like the fake-tan pros who give red-carpet regulars that head-to-toe glow? Always use a mitt. The smooth texture of the St. Moriz Self Tan Applicator Mitt, £2.99, follows the curves of your body and allows just enough colour to transfer onto the skin while blending it in evenly. Using your hands stains the palms and gives an uneven finish.

FACIAL FAKING

You wouldn’t use your all-over body moisturiser on your face, so it’s a good idea to invest in a specialised facial tanner for a better result. We love L’Oréal Paris

Sublime Bronze Express Self-Tanning Day Mist For Face, £15. Spray it on – it dries

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Fake-tanning is ideally done in pairs, so find someone you don’t mind hanging out with in your pants! For a subtle glow, lightly spray St. Moriz Dry Oil Self Tanning Mist, £7.50* all over and gently press with the mitt. Check each other’s tan then, if necessary, use the mitt again – without adding any extra product – to even out any patchiness.

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TEMPORARY TANNING

Don’t fancy a full-time colour commitment? No worries. Using a tanning mitt, mix two parts of

Rimmel London Sun Shimmer Wash Off & Gradual Instant Tan in Medium, £7, with one part of an untinted body moisturiser, and work all over. Leave to dry for at least five minutes before dressing.

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THAT FIRST RUSH OF WARM AIR AS YOU STEP OFF THE PLANE. BUT SKIN NEEDS PROTECTION FROM STRONGER SUNSHINE (AND AFTERWARDS, TOO – THINK PRETTY, NOT PEELY!)

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a treat. It also stops skin looking too shiny in your Snapchat stories.

plenty and let it sink in before going near the sea or pool, though!

AFTER-SUN STROBING

MAKE-UP MAGIC

Traditional sun creams can feel heavy and greasy on your face, so choosing a specially designed blend such as

Mix equal parts of Hawaiian

Tropic Silk Hydration Coconut & Papaya After Sun Lotion, £8 (or 2 for £12) and Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter in Nude Glow, £8 each (or 3 for 2). Buff it on with a mitt post-sun to even out skin tone and moisturise.

Care Sun Protect SPF 25, £3, in your beach bag and

Our pins can be the last area to get their tan on, because they’re always on the move. Ditch the lotion and mist on Piz

As your tan builds, take the less-ismore approach. Coral lipstick plus brown mascara is a good start. And sweep George Queen Bee

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your cheekbones, temples, nose and jawline. Quick, easy and flattering!

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TOP TIP Freeze a bottle of water infused with cucumber, lemon or mint – it’ll cool your bag and quench your thirst!

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From the Botanical range: dinner plates, £1.50 each; side plates, £1.25 each; tumblers, £1.50 each; picnic rug, £7; cushion, £7

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Life Under Canvas From cosy woodland hideaways to camps with all the home comforts you could need, our guide will help you find the pitch-perfect site for your family’s tent First-time campers

l Curl up with clothes in your sleeping bag so you have something warm to put on in the morning l Pack flip-flops for communal showers l Make sure you’ve got a good supply of bin bags!

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WHERE TO GO Head to Woodovis Park, a picturesque spot on the Devon-Cornwall border with a heated indoor pool, infrared therapy cabin, luxury caravans and glamping pods. (woodovis.com, from £26 per night based on two sharing) Or try Watertop Farm, a sheep farm near Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. Ideal for families, it offers go-karting, pony trekking, a boating lake and assault course. (watertopfarm .co.uk, from £15 per night, based on two sharing)

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a post near your tent and let him wander freely l Attach pet safety lights to collars so you can keep an eye on them in the dark l Keep dogs busy with plenty of trail walks, and pack a Frisbee and tennis balls for playing fetch l Don’t forget an old towel to wipe him down!

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TOP TIPS l Check your dog’s vaccinations and flea treatments are up to date and make sure he’s microchipped and has an ID tag l Pick your camping spot near a tree or bush to provide your dog with regular shade l Pack a long lead so you can tie your dog to

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WHERE TO GO The Lake District is a paradise for dogs and campers with picture-perfect villages, lush green dales and spectacular lakes. Eskdale Campsite in the hamlet of Boot is a great base for walking, with lots of footpaths running from the site. Large tent pitches included. (eskdalecampsite.com, from £7.70 per adult, per night – dogs stay free!) In Frodsham, Cheshire, Lady Heyes Park boasts great facilites and even has a heated dog shower for mucky paws! Pack a lunch and explore the Delamere Forest with your pup. (ladyheyespark.com, from £8 per adult, per night)

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such as an airbed or camping or yoga mat, between your tent floor and sleeping bag to help keep you cosy and comfy l The air in airbeds cools overnight, so place a blanket between your sleeping bag and the airbed for extra warmth l Pack colouring chalks to keep the kids busy with pebble art!

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TOP TIPS l Lay cheap solar lights outside your tent to help you find your way back l Knock sticks into the ground with a mallet and place dirty wellies upside down on them – rain might even clean them! l Add a bundle of sage to your campfire or firepit to help keep mosquitoes away l Put an insulating layer,

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WHERE TO GO Farrs Meadow in Wimborne, Dorset, offers compost loos, and hot showers made from upcycled horseboxes. Perched on a hill, it’s a short walk from a National Trust-owned pub, The Vine Inn. (farrsmeadow.co.uk, £25 per night, based on two adults sharing) Or enjoy historic sites, campfires on the beach and jawdropping sunsets at Port Ban Holiday Park near Kilberry on the unspoilt coast of West Scotland. (portban.com, £25 per night, for two adults and two children)

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Strong acts to follow Need to steer your life in a more positive direction? Meet the new stars of social media who will freshen up your feed (and outlook!)

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hen Instagram launched in 2010, the social networking site was mostly used for uploading snaps of breakfast, browsing beautiful travel photography and adding a retro filter to your fave holiday pics. In 2017, a lot has changed. Fashion and parenting bloggers are gaining cult followings and fitness enthusiasts have reached worldwide audiences with their workout demos. Step forward the age of the ‘Insta-celeb’. Good Living chats to the women you need to be following. First up, we quiz fitness instructor Carly Rowena, 30, on her rise to Insta-fame and top tips… What was your job before you became a fitness guru? I was working in marketing for a car company. It was OK but I wanted a job I loved. I’d find myself Googling ‘What

career should I go for?’ just to see what results came up. I think it once told me to live on Richard Branson’s Necker Island. Obviously, that was never going to happen but I knew I needed to find a new direction!

comments from followers and friends who said I should start training people. It was a lightbulb moment for me. I got my fitness instructor qualification and, six months after that, I handed in my notice.

Why did you start Instagramming? Unlike other social platforms, it generally felt really positive. The videos that weren’t overly polished and aimed at ‘normal’ girls who just want to get fit without spending hours in the gym really appealed to me. So I began to do the same.

Any good fitness tips for busy mums? You don’t have to join a gym to get fit. Get the whole family to write down different exercises on pieces of paper and place them in a jar. Then, while the dinner’s on or when there’s an ad break on TV, set everyone a challenge to carry out one of the exercises. Just had a baby? Pop on a backpack filled with items when you go out with the buggy to increase the intensity of the walk. Or, set your alarm 10 minutes earlier than usual in the morning and use a fitness app to do a mini workout. My faves are Sworkit and Earthmiles.

When did you realise it had become more than just a hobby? I was contacted by a company about running a boot camp. I didn’t have any fitness qualifications so I had to turn it down but it was a real milestone. I was also getting

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Your favourite workout songs? Thunderstruck by AC/DC and Shape of You by Ed Sheeran.

‘To me it feels like I’m doing something positive without stepping on someone’s life...’

started to think they weren’t good enough if they weren’t following this latest trend. The images posted on social media by some food and fitness gurus, in my opinion, are often either too sexy or are using the wrong exercises – I mean, you don’t have to do an exercise upside down to get fit!

Gym kit must-haves? A sports bra, vest, leggings, water bottle, skipping rope, resistance bands and cleansing water to remove my make-up and keep my skin fresh.

Do you find that people compare themselves negatively to each other? Yes. We’re all human and tend to compare ourselves to others from time to time. I’ve learnt there’s no dress size or diet that will make you happy, it’s about how you feel. Since I began

Does social media send out the wrong messages about health at times? Lately, the messages about eating have been too focused on being ‘clean’. Last year, veganism was huge and people

taking fitness seriously a few years ago, I’ve dropped a dress size yet I’m heavier than I’ve ever been. Still, I feel better than I ever have done before! Why do you think you’re so popular online? What’s your secret? I think it’s my ‘girl next door’ attitude. I sometimes look scruffy, I don’t always wear make-up and I don’t give out the message that people have to spend their whole lives in the gym or FOR MORE feel bad about FAB FITNESS INSTA-CELEBS, VISIT what they eat. ASDA.GL/instafitness I just want people to move more!

are these women on your radar? GEORGINA HORNE @fullerfigurefullerbust Who? Plus-sized blogger Georgina, 29, gets a staggering 4,000 views a day on Fuller Figure Fuller Bust. Her blog and Instagram features snapshots of her style inspo, plus motivational messages to encourage her followers to love themselves more. Philosophy ‘I started my blog because I was fed up with the lack of options for clothing for larger

ladies,’ she says. ‘While the media is full of slim women, I’m proof that you don’t need the body of a Victoria’s Secret model to dress well and look hot. I do pretty well at finding things to wear and making them look OK. I love sharing my findings with ladies who are shaped like me and I get amazing emails from them saying I’ve helped and inspired them!’

FOUNDERS OF MUSH @mushmums Who? Sarah Hesz, 34, and Katie Massie-Taylor, 33, founded a revolutionary dating-style app that allows women to connect with new mums. Users upload a profile picture with a bit of info about themselves and their kids – it then connects them to other parents who live in the same area. Philosophy ‘I met Katie when I’d just had my second baby,’ says

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Sarah. ‘I plucked up the courage to ask for her number in the school playground. Having kids can feel very isolating – you need friends to keep you sane and get you through the tough times! We came up with the idea to launch an app to help new mums socialise. There’s no such thing as the perfect parent, and we reach out to the everyday mum and all she has to deal with!’

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A Father’s Love We meet two very special dads – one coping with a tragic loss, the other sharing his home as a foster carer ‘I felt like an outsider’ Andy Szebeni, 48, from Croydon is a primary school teacher and dad to Ffion, five, and Laszlo, four. A few months ago, I noticed my little boy Laszlo seemed withdrawn. Sitting down beside him, I asked what was the matter – although I was pretty sure I already knew. ‘It’s Mummy,’ he cried. ‘She’s not here.’ As a dad, all you want to do is make everything OK – but this was one hurt I couldn’t hug away. Laszlo’s mum, my wife Sharon, had died a year earlier, in February 2016. And her death had turned our lives upside down. Smart, generous and kind, Sharon was so wonderful, I often wondered why she wanted to be with me. Then, in January 2015, she was diagnosed with skin cancer after suffering from a bleeding mole. Naively, we assumed she’d be fine following surgery to remove the mole and surrounding lymph nodes. She seemed OK afterwards, and we tied the knot a few months later. But shortly after that, in August 2015, the cancer spread to her brain. Determined to stay positive, she tried radiotherapy and chemo, but the cancer was brutal – within months, Sharon was bedridden and 106 | GOOD LIVING

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sleeping most of the time because of the medication. Her parents helped with the kids so we were able to keep them in their routines. Aged just two and three, they were, thankfully, oblivious. Meanwhile, I tried to stay strong for everyone else. But it was devastating watching Sharon, robbed of all her dignity. As the end approached, I remember saying to her, ‘You can let go now.’ But she shook her head. ‘No, I want to keep fighting.’ It was typical of Sharon, but it wasn’t enough and, in February 2016, just 13 months after her initial diagnosis at the age of 44, she passed away. Telling the children was so difficult. In tears, I tried to explain Mummy wasn’t coming home from the hospice, but they were too little to comprehend it – Ffion just nodded and said, ‘Can I watch CBeebies now?’ The months afterwards were a blur of funeral arrangements, sorting out the probate, and the terrible sadness of rolling over in bed at night to find her gone. All of a sudden, I understood how people could get eaten away by grief, but I knew Sharon would have wanted me to fight it. Signed off from work for ten weeks, I threw myself into ‘normal’ life – work, housework, playing with the kids, trips out at the weekend to National Trust houses and parks. Our childminder, Lynn, was a huge help at home and, on the surface,

I was holding it all together. But now I was a single dad, I felt like an outsider – not invited to play dates or coffee mornings, like the mums were. When I was out, with five bags in one hand and trying to manoeuvre the buggy with the other, no one ever offered to help. I was only sleeping four hours a night, breaking down in private at lunchtime in school, and wondering how the hell I was going to carry on. How would I manage, having to make all the important decisions about the kids’ lives? Was I going to be alone forever? The loneliness was crushing. Likewise, the kids seemed fine – aside from little wobbles like Laszlo’s, they were as chatty and funny as ever – but who knew how it had really affected them? A hospice worker had mentioned WAY Widowed & Young, a charity for bereaved people, so shortly after Sharon’s death I decided to contact them. It was a lifeline, helping us meet up with other families in the same situation, and keeping the loneliness at bay. I realised it was OK to admit I was struggling. It was OK for the kids to see me cry. In February I got signed off from work again, and now I’m focusing on coming to terms with what happened. I talk about Sharon to the kids all the time. I want them to know how special their mum was, how she loved travelling and books, and had this kind of inner calm. In March, the kids proudly presented me with a Mother’s Day card, which was so unexpected, I broke down in tears. I’ll never replace their mum but I guess now I’m both parents to them – and I’ll do the very best I can. For information, advice and support from WAY Widowed & Young, visit widowedandyoung.org.uk

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I realised it was OK to admit I was struggling. It was OK for the kids to see me cry

‘Fostering is challenging – but so rewarding’ Kusi Appauh, 53, is a support worker for teens. He lives in Chingford, London with his children Zachariah, 14, Maxwell, 12, and his foster son, 16. In 2011, my sons’ mum and I split up, with the boys dividing their time between our homes, giving me more time to devote to another child. After discussing the idea carefully with them, I applied to TACT, the UK’s largest fostering and adoption agency. My first placement, a British boy aged 15, was with me for three years. In care since he was little, he skipped school and took drugs, and had run away from his previous foster home. It often felt difficult, when he got in trouble at school or with the police. I tried to be firm, supportive and patient, and it was so gratifying to see him settle down at school, then go on to college. Now, we have an Albanian asylum seeker. He’d travelled to the UK on a lorry and was begging on the streets after his parents threw him out. He didn’t speak any English but he’s now flourishing at school and has learnt to care for himself – in Albania, he never washed, so he had to learn things like how to shower and brush his teeth. Juggling it all can be difficult, but I spend quality time with each of them. Zachariah and Maxwell have never doubted how much I love them. Yes, fostering is challenging, but so rewarding. It’s helped me be a better father and has taught my sons how important it is to help others, too. For details, visit tactcare.org.uk

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Writer Josh Burt, 40, lives with his wife Hannah, 35, an office manager, and their son Gabriel, two, in south London o you know what my perfect Father’s Day would involve? Doing nothing. Literally nothing. Just sitting in a comfy chair with not one lucid thought in my head. No work, no distractions, no one putting me in their schedule. Just transcendental nothingness, like an astronaut floating in zero gravity in an endless universe. Not in an oldcurmudgeonly way either, you understand – I’d be smiling like the Cheshire Cat the whole time. Bliss. Unfortunately, true peace and quiet only seems to exist for other people. On Mother’s Day, mums are ordered to put their feet up and mooch around in fluffy white robes getting luxurious spa treatments. But – and this really stings – for some absurd reason, pampering treats don’t play into a modern male aesthetic. It’s just not the done thing. We men are seen as being active, impatient. We’re still tangled up in ridiculous, outdated notions of being hunter-gatherers. We don’t want to sink into Jacuzzis, they say (SPOILER ALERT – yes, we do!) Or to apply cucumber facemasks (SPOILER ALERT – yes we do!) Or to wear big fluffy robes... you get the gist.

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peace out papa This year, Josh Burt wants to put the ‘pa’ into a spa day… Instead, we get lumbered with a day of appreciation in the extremely outdoorsy month of June. Midsummer. A time when it’s considered borderline illegal to be inside. We’re strong-armed into making the most of the weather, kicking footballs, sawing something in half

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or cooking over an open flame. We may even be required to use our lungs to inflate a paddling pool. It’s all very exhausting. So here’s my idea. For Father’s Day, let’s tear up the rule book and rage against tired old gender stereotypes. Forget sport, forget BBQs – or anything that involves Dad putting his shoes on. Tell him to do nothing and unplug his mind, then present him with one or all of the following…

A gaming console is fun for all the family… right? Attach him to the sofa with this sleek Nintendo, switch it on and hear him giggle with joy all afternoon. Nintendo Switch, £279

Yes, it’s basically a bottle of aromatherapy bubble bath. That he’ll love. Radox Muscle Soak with Sage & Sea Minerals, £1 (500ml)

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TIME FOR TREATS Tasty rewards for good behaviour. Pedigree Schmackos, £1.58 (20-pack); Pedigree Rodeo, £1.60 (8-pack); both 2 for £3 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online.

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our dog will be raring to get outside on fine days – so why not get along to the pet aisle to find all you need to share the sun with them? A retractable lead allows hounds to let off energy when there’s space, but come to heel near roads or crowds. Treats and toys make learning to fetch fun, while handy poo bags mean you can clear up after them, so others can enjoy the summer, too!

MAKE IT A GAME Great for your pup to play with, this toy can help make exercise and training feel like fun, too! Webbox Squeaky Newspaper, £1


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Call of the wild Vet Dr Zara Boland on transforming your garden into a bird paradise this summer with a few simple steps

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rom blue tits in summer to redbreasted robins in winter, it’s always fun to watch birds in our gardens scavenging for food or having a bath. But how can you encourage more of our feathered friends into your outdoor space?

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bath time We often forget to provide birds with clean water for drinking and bathing – by far the most fascinating behaviour to watch. Bathing frequently helps to remove dirt and grease from their precious feathers, but birds will only have a splash where they feel safe. Place your bath in a spot where they have clear visibility, with bushes nearby to allow for a swift escape from predators. Clean and refresh the water once a week, too, to keep the regulars happy!

also enjoy wild birdseed in a feeder, with a protection cage to keep pigeons and squirrels at bay. Place it high enough that it’s out of reach of cats – and clean your feeders regularly with mild disinfectant and hot water to prevent bacteria. home bird Over 60 species of birds are known to have used nest boxes*, so set one up in your garden. A box should be fixed 2-4m up on a tree or a wall, so it’s sheltered and out of strong sunlight. If it isn’t used right away don’t be disheartened – the nesting season in the UK is from March to August, so you shouldn’t have too long to wait before new residents move in!

peckish? Soft apples and pears cut in half are ideal for birds in the spring and summer but in the colder months, when insects are scarce, fat balls provide a rich energy source. Birds will

‘ Molly loves robins’

Jane Allen lives with her daughter Molly, four, in Nottinghamshire ‘Molly loves birdwatching in the garden. She’s currently taking part in the RSPB Wild Challenge, learning how to provide habitats for the birds. We’ve made water drinkers, sticks wrapped with wool for birds to take for nests, an insect hotel and pinecones on sticks filled with peanut butter then rolled in seeds. The birds go crazy for them!’ Visit rspb.org.uk/wildchallenge

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Wild Bird No Mess Mix, £3 (2kg; £1.50/kg)

Wild Bird Fat Balls, £2 (20pack; 10p each)

George Home Paint Your Own Bird House, £4

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‘I don’t deprive myself of anything’ Claire Richards on comfort food, healthy cheats and the perfect béarnaise sauce Steps star Claire, 39, lives in Surrey with her husband Reece and children Charlie, 10, and Daisy, seven

Favourite restaurant? Benihana on the King’s Road in London. It’s a teppanyaki restaurant that the kids love because the chefs What’s your go-to weekday supper?  put on a show, throwing bowls I make tacos, but use lettuce leaves in the air, telling jokes and making instead of the shells. I fry meat with rice into heart shapes. taco seasoning, chop up avocado, Who is your cooking inspiration? add sour cream and cheese, and pop Jamie Oliver’s recipes always work it all in the lettuce. It’s so tasty. really well. I used his pizza recipe Childhood favourite dish? the other day and my kids loved it. Pasta à la Clara – my very own pasta What would be your last supper? recipe. When I was younger, I made A ribeye steak with béarnaise sauce it with tagliatelle pasta, a tin and skinny fries. But the béarnaise of Heinz tomato soup, sauce has to be right – people chopped ham, onion, often put too much vinegar in garlic, mushrooms it, which is very upsetting! and cheese. These Worst food experience? days, I make it with In Taiwan, on tour with passata, mascarpone, Steps, we were offered pancetta and this weird, meaty-looking chestnut mushrooms street food. I pretended to STEAK AND because I’m posh. be vegetarian, so they gave CHIPS, PLEASE 114 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

me sponge suspended in jelly instead. It was superslimy. What do you eat on tour? CLAIRE (FAR RIGHT) We used to WITH STEPS IN 2000 have a lot of McDonald’s! But now we’ve got a catering team that makes us what we want. Lee [Latchford-Evans] is really healthy, so sometimes we’re all guilted into eating really nutritious food. Other times I’ll rebel and order chips. Do you watch what you eat? I try to make healthy choices – like a chicken box from Leon – and not snack in between meals. I don’t deprive myself of anything, but if it’s really naughty, I’ll only eat half. Dream dinner party guests? Anyone who’s got great stories to tell, like Tom Jones and Graham Norton. And someone who has the inside stories on Karen Carpenter – she’s my idol. What’s been your biggest cooking disaster?  I loved the macarons from Ladurée in Harrods so much I tried to make my own – but they melted into a massive solid block and looked so awful I had to chuck them away. Guilty pleasure? When I order a roast in a restaurant I’ll always ask if I can have some crackling, even if I’m not having pork. Do you have a handy kitchen tip?  If you burn the bottom of a pan, fill it with boiling water, put it back on the hob and add a bit of washing powder – it will loosen anything that’s stuck. The Steps album Tears on the Dancefloor is out now, £10

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Asda Good Living magazine is Asda's in store monthly magazine filled with delicious and budget friendly recipes, plus homes, beauty and Geor...

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Asda Good Living magazine is Asda's in store monthly magazine filled with delicious and budget friendly recipes, plus homes, beauty and Geor...

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