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you plan your celebrations. If heading out to some of the larger events is not for you then you can hunker down and avoid the crowds at home whilst trying out some of our tasty recipes; or invite your friends and family round and cook all of the dishes to create your own al fresco extravaganza. What ever you have planned it is worth remembering that this is a time to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee as well as spending time with your nearest and dearest. A perfect time to take stock and be grateful for everything we have. In a time where the cost of living is on the rise, it is worth noting that spending time with your loved ones doesn't have to cost a fortune, but is worth more than the crown jewels. Andrew Hirst EDITOR

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20 Visit Norwich 23 Books 24 Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 29 Inspiring women: Lady Dannett 33 Gourmet gossip

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39 Richard Bainbridge 40 Luxury lemon curd loaf 41 Victoria sponge 42 Cheese & tomato twists 43 Sausage roll sharing ring 44 Mary Berry's Jubilee inspired recipes

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What's on Jurassic World: Dominion Released: 10 June

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"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." Can humans and dinosaurs co-exist? That’s what Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and his pals are about to find out. Let’s be honest, you don’t want to be heading out of the supermarket after doing the weekly shop to find your car has been trampled by a herd of triceratops do you? In the film the stakes are a little bit higher... so they’ve brought in the big guns. Returning from the original Jurassic Park film are Dr Alan Grant, Dr Ellie Sattler and Dr Ian Malcolm (played by returning actors Sam Neil, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum). It’s going to be big, it’s going to be silly, it’s going to be full of nostalgia and there’s going to be an abundance of dinosaurs! This is what summer at the cinema is all about!

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The Black Phone Released: 24 June Scott Derrickson directs this horror film about a 13 year old boy called Finney who is abducted by a scary man in a creepy mask. While Finney is locked in a soundproof basement awaiting his fate, a disconnected black phone on the wall starts ringing and Finney starts getting calls from the Grabber’s previous victims. They want to make sure Finney doesn’t meet the same end they did. Ethan Hawke gives a spine-tingling performance as the Grabber, in this edge-of-your-seat horror full of jumps and tension.

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts Released: 3 June The month of the Platinum Jubilee is upon us. This documentary from late Notting Hill director Roger Mitchell, gives us the history of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-lived and longest reigning British monarch ever. It’s packed full of interviews and archive footage from her 96 years of life and 70 years of reign. So much has happened over the past century and seeing it through the eyes of one person who has been privy of so many world-changing events will be an interesting watch, whether you’re a fan of the Royals or not.

Elvis Released: 24 June June really is the month of royalty as it sees the release of the much-anticipated biopic of the King himself, Elvis. Everybody knows his name, knows his songs, but do they know his story? Directed by Moulin Rouge’s Baz Luhrmann and starring Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as manager Colonel Tom Parker, this film is already getting a lot of buzz as it’s an official selection at Cannes Film Festival. Expect Elvis tunes to be topping the streaming charts this summer! 09


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4 June, BBC One Just one of many TV shows celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this party is being covered by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp and will be on BBC One, iPlayer and across the entire BBC network. George Ezra is the only star confirmed to be performing but they’ll be sure to roll out the classics like Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Paul McCartney as well as Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran. The last time they had a party like this was for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Brian May played ‘God Save The Queen’ on his electric guitar on Buckingham Palace’s roof. How are they going to top that?

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 - 22 June, Netflix The popular Netflix series about a crimefighting family with fantastic powers is back. But rather than save the world, they seem to mess things up and then must try to fix it. The last time they did that, they ended up travelling back to the sixties and wrapped up in the assassination of JFK. Now, the Hargreeves are back in the present day but, as all time-travel films have taught us, if you mess with the past, you mess with the present. And this present isn’t one they recognise. The best thing about this series is you have no idea where it’s going to go next, you just need to enjoy the ride.

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The armchair detectives return to solve more murder and mystery. This wonderful series continues in the same vein as the first with Charles, (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) cracking a new case on their popular podcast show. Joining the cast for season two are Cara Delevingne, Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer. Schumer, like Sting in season one, is playing herself and she’s trying to adapt their podcast for the big screen and make herself the star. While that’s all very exciting, the best thing about this show is the friendship of the main characters and it’s going to be great to have that on our screens once again.

Growing up with heroes like Iron Man, Thor and Captain Marvel has got to be pretty awe-inspiring and Kamala Khan is one of the biggest superhero fans going. She adores Captain Marvel and would rather daydream about being a superhero than deal with school or her homelife. But a series of events lead Kamala to getting superpowers just like the idols she admires. Handling life as a teen is one thing but being a teen with incredible abilities is a whole other story! Based on the popular comicseries, expect this new Marvel show to offer a different perspective on being a superhero, and gives some muchneeded diversity to a growing franchise.

God’s Favourite Idiot 5 June, Netflix Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) is your average guy. He’s not especially funny or clever. He’s just a nice guy. We’ve all worked with a Clark. But Clark’s life is about take a very different path as he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. His would-begirlfriend Amily (Melissa McCarthy) and the rest of Clark’s colleagues try to work out what this could mean as angels, demons, a potential apocalypse and even Satan start appearing. It sounds like serious stuff, but this comedy is giving vibes of the brilliant The Good Place so we’re in for a real treat.



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Shetland Pony Derby: A high-speed dash, a blur of coloured silks, flying manes and tails and... the roar of the crowd – all the excitement of a day at the races condensed down to Shetland Pony size! Blink and you’ll miss them, these pintsized ponies and jockeys are fiercely competitive as they gallop over miniature steeplechase fences, just like their larger counterparts in the Grand National. Retraining of Racehorses Championship: Celebrating the versatility of our former racehorses, this championship will bring together the finest selection of ex-racehorses demonstrating their new lives as show horses, following successful racing careers. Coaching Marathon Parade: Stepping back in time, coaching is a display of our rich and elegant history with the horse. Teams of four horses pull large carriages and will be judged on their performance and appearance. Returning to the Grand Ring this year will also be the UK’s number one motorcycle display team, the UK’s premier military parachute display team, the International Show Jumping Stairway

Grand Prix and much, much more. Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team: The UK’s number one motorcycle display team base their show around the world’s largest and most sophisticated mobile landing system and at times are ‘flying’ 35ft in the air! The show features the UK’s top-ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the latest heartstopping tricks-as usually only seen on TV. The team set the standard 12 years ago and now continues to push the boundaries of FMX and lead the way for all motorcycle display teams. RAF Falcons: The UK’s premier military parachute display team from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, will jump from up to 12,000ft into the Grand Ring to perform a breath-taking free fall display at speeds of up to 120mph. Equestrian programme and horse of the year show qualifier events: Throughout the two-days there is a stunning programme of professional horse riding and qualifying events including the exciting Ride & Drive, the prestigious International Stairway, heavy horse turnouts, scurry-driving and more. Grand parade of champion livestock and heavy horses: As a salute to our farmers, exhibitors and their animals, there will be a Grand Parade of award-winning and champion cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses! www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk

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Theatre has announced a bumper line-up of new shows for its three venues – Theatre Royal, Playhouse and Stage Two. From West End musical smash hits, world-class dance, hilarious comedy and powerful local stories, you will want to get your diaries out to plan an amazing trip to the theatre. Speaking about the new shows going on sale, Stephen Crocker, Chief Executive & Creative Director of Norwich Theatre, said: "The magic of theatre is built on shared experiences; moments that connect us with an endless array of stories and awe-inspiring creativity. This season of work is all about the magic of those shared moments, whether through epic musicals, timeless drama, acclaimed opera, world-class comedy, dazzling dance or family fun. "As we look to the season ahead, we will always be indebted to all those who support us. Thank you for your unparalleled support. This season is for you, and I very much hope you enjoy it." Norwich Theatre will be home to some of the very best musicals to have played both the West End and Broadway, including smash-hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where you will be transported to a world of pure imagination. The show heads to Norwich Theatre Royal between 19 – 29 April 2023 and will feature memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film and a host of new numbers. This sensational musical is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses. Also heading to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage is the double Olivier Award-winning Girl from the North Country (28 February - 4 March 2023), with a powerful re-imagination of Bob Dylan's Isy Suttie - photo: Matt Crockett

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legendary songs for a heart-breaking and universal story about family and love. At Norwich Theatre Playhouse, don't miss the opportunity to see The Lion between 22 & 23 July 2022, a one-man folk musical straight off the Broadway stage, and the utterly joyous musical story of creative discovery My Son's a Queer (But What Can I Do?) on 2 & 3 September 2022. Norwich Theatre's dance programme has gone from strength to strength over recent years and this season welcomes back some much-loved partners, including Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, who return with Sleeping Beauty. This beautiful production allows you to enter a wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires for a timeless tale of good vs evil and leaps on Norwich Theatre Royal’s stage between 4 – 8 April 2023. After its sell-out success in Norwich and on tour around the UK last year, another chance to see Norwich Theatre's own production of Carlos Acosta's On Before, before Norwich Theatre takes the show on tour in Europe this summer. This sees Carlos return to dance on the Norwich Theatre Royal stage (29 & 30 July 2022) and pays homage to his late mother. Also on offer is exciting work by Joseph Toonga, recently appointed Emerging Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, who

brings Born to Exist to Norwich Theatre Playhouse on 10 October 2022. This hip hop dance production tells the stories and experiences of females of colour. To make you laugh, we have some of the very best comedians coming up this season, including Henning Wehn at Norwich Theatre Royal on 12 March 2023 and award-winning Jamali Maddix (9 September 2022), Isy Suttie (18 October 2022) and Joanne McNally (25 September 2022) at Norwich Theatre Playhouse. This November (15 – 19 November 2022), Glyndebourne, one of the world's finest and most celebrated opera houses, steps onto the Norwich Theatre Royal Stage with three fabulous operas. For one week only, you can see The Marriage of Figaro, Michael Grandage's five-star production of Mozart's greatest comedy, La Bohème, Glyndebourne's first new La Bohème in over 20 years and Mozart's Requiem, featuring the splendid Glyndebourne Chorus. If that hasn't got your opera fix, Glyndebourne is showcasing Glass Human, a newly commissioned chamber opera composed by Samantha Fernando, at Norwich Theatre Stage Two. Listen as three isolated voices find their way towards each other, journeying from emotional and social fragmentation to connection and meaning. As well as playing host to national and international acts, Norwich Theatre takes enormous pride in producing work that tells stories from and for the local community. This season is no different with shows such as Tamed, a dark comedy by local company FLIGHT presented as part of the organisation's newly launched Artist Development programme, and James McDermott's Time and Tide, which Norwich Theatre will take on a tour across Norfolk and Suffolk. Norwich Theatre is also excited to announce Family Festival. Featuring a host of activities from craftivism to digital art-making, silly storytelling to family singalongs, please come along to experience the magic of creativity. To book, call the Norwich Theatre Box Office on 01603 630000 or visit www.norwichtheatre.org 15


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Jubilee Event at John Lewis 4 June, 10am -4pm, John Lewis, Norwich On the day there will be lots of activity across the shop for all the family to get involved with, pop in and let us help you prepare for your street parties on the Sunday. To celebrate they are giving a nod to the 50's, inspired by the Queen's coronation, and will be joined by local dance club 'Everything's Jumpin' who will be jiving outside the shop on the morning to get everyone in the mood for the party weekend. Throughout the day they will also have live performances from Doo-Wop band the The Testosta Tones who will be singing some 1950's classics. For children there will be crown decorating, Jubilee-themed colouring and face painting in Toys. For crafter's there will be local independent brand 'Piglet & Chestnut' who make and sell macrame art and macrame starter packs. They will be on the Ground floor in our Great British Exchange pop-up shop; offering their Jubilee-themed kits and advice on how to start up macrame. For fashionistas, their Personal Stylist's will be running 'Style Talks' showcasing 'street party' outfits; visit them on the first floor.

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Stomping good fun 27 June to 10 September, Norwich and Norfolk A free, family-friendly sculpture trail of prehistoric proportions is stomping onto the streets of Norwich and Norfolk. GoGoDiscover features 79 individually designed sculptures comprising 55 T.Rex and 24 Steppe Mammoths, each decorated by artists from across the country. The T.Rex sculptures will be located around Norwich city centre, with the Cretaceous creatures set to appear at popular sites including Chantry Place, Norwich Cathedral, The Forum, Castle Quarter, and Jarrold. Joining them is a humongous herd of 24 Steppe Mammoths, which will appear outwards from the city centre in towns and tourist hotspots such as King’s Lynn, Holt, Cromer Pier, Holkham, Carrow Road, the Norfolk Broads, Hemsby and Pensthorpe. GoGoDiscover is an expansion of last year’s 21-strong dinosaur trail, which accompanied the arrival of the Natural History Museum’s legendary Dippy the Diplodocus to Norwich.

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that we’ve had one bank holiday after the other this spring and now we have another. Hurrah! The Platinum Jubilee Big Weekend - the beginning of summer – is a wonderful four whole days of incredible celebration, fun and free time to fill from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, however we see fit. This is a momentous occasion and one to not pass us by. So, what can we do in Norwich and Norfolk? The Assembly House (01603 626402) in Norwich, is going all out by offering a delicious Queen’s Teatime Afternoon Tea

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until 30 June. Priced at £24.95 per person or £49.50 for two, you can luxuriate in splendid Georgian style whilst tucking into dainty finger sandwiches bursting with local produce, accompanied by lashings of tea or coffee. The sweet treats that make this a Queen’s Teatime includes the Queen’s favourite Chocolate Biscuit Cake, crowned with gold leaf and made to her chef’s special recipe. Plus, delights such as Pink Wafer Gateau Opera, Jaffa Cupcake, Jammy Dodger Macaron and a Biscoff Cheesecake (my mouth is watering). This is a tea to dress up for like a queen!

Families can have fun next door at Chantry Place which is transforming temporarily into Chantry Palace! On Chantry Square find The Royal Guard on sentry duty (2 – 5 June) where you can take royal themed selfies. There’s also a chance to win £300 in their corgi self-led character trail. The free ‘Walkie corgi trail’ takes place from Monday 30th May until Sunday 5th June, with families tracking the Queen’s corgi characters which have escaped the palace! Finally, don't leave without visiting the royal throne and red carpet on the lower ground floor, complete with an incredible royal backdrop (2 – 5 June). Music can make a joyous celebration very special and is an emotive component of any coronation, so it’s fitting there are some great activities from classical music to a big sing-along to join in with. Norwich Cathedral’s Handel’s Coronation Anthem takes place 4 June at 7.30pm with tickets priced between £15 - £30 (0333 666 3366). This concert in a very special venue will be performed by Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir and Norwich Baroque and includes Handel’s famous Coronation Anthem; Zadok the Priest. Later in the month add to your diary the spectacular Big Sing which takes place during The Royal Norfolk Show


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on Wednesday 29 June at 5.20pm and Thursday 30 June at 5pm. Entry to the Showground is free after 4pm so everyone is invited to come along to a never-to-be-repeated performance. The Big Sing includes The Royal Salute, two original pieces of music especially commissioned which will see a chorus of 150 voices, over 1,600 Norfolk schoolchildren, Norca Sistema’s Samba band, the 60-strong Norfolk Music Hub Ensemble and the Norfolk African Choir. There will also be a specially commissioned fanfare, followed by an invitation for the entire Showground community to sing in unison a chorus of God Save the Queen (I’ve goosebumps already at the thought of this). It will be incredible with possibly up to 45,000 people taking part. At this point I’ll also mention that the Royal Norfolk Show has its own celebrations; it turns 175 this year and is the country’s largest 2-day agricultural show. Some of our big attractions are also joining in the festivities. At Pensthorpe Natural Park there’s a Real Tea Party Trail (28 May - 5 June). Looking for ‘nature's royalty’, families are encouraged to hunt out spectacular wildlife on this brandnew trail. Look out for ‘natural guests’ for a tea party fit for a queen. Hunt out kingfishers to a red-crowned crane –the second rarest crane in the world. Looking high and low, how many will you find? Or how about a Jubilee Journey with the Bure Valley Railway? This is going to be a jolly and very patriotic event between 28 May – 5 June. The station will be decorated to the nines with red, white and blue, and there will be a royal activity for children to complete on their journey with each child being given a Union Jack flag to wave out of the window. As always, it’s best to book in advance to avoid disappointment, tickets are £16 for adults, £8 for children 0-15, and under 5’s are free.

In North Norfolk, Holkham Hall has a smorgasbord of activity for its Jubilant Half Term which includes all manner of Jubilee fun with a ticket to their Holkham Stories & Walled Garden experience. There will be crafting in the Ed Shed, and a Jump, Jive, Twist and Shout Trail (sounds like a lot of energy will be burned off). And, on selected dates (www.holkham.co.uk for details), try the Ridgeline Climbing Wall and Penalty Shoot Out, Caving Experience or Obstacle Course. This is in addition to all the usual things to do including the Deer and Wildlife Safari (£5.50, pre-booking advised), Woodland Play Area, Ropes Course (£21, pre-booking advised) and bike hire from £10. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons is one of the official big events of the weekend and the first community event of the Jubilee. After dark on 2nd June across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man (all 9.45pm), UK Overseas Territories and each of the Commonwealth countries there will be over 1500 beacons lit. And there will be over 80 in Norfolk including in Norwich at Norwich City Hall. Follow this with a visit to the pub for celebratory drinks (as pubs have seen their opening hours extended until 1am until Saturday 4th). The beacon chain will include Community Beacons, Commonwealth Beacons and Principle Beacons. And

many will have choirs too and other activities to enjoy. And with 4-days to fill, why not gather friends, neighbours and family together and get involved in The Big Jubilee Lunch. Join millions across the UK who will be organising street parties and smaller events for food, fun and fabulous times. Bake some great cakes, treat yourself to some fantastic local food – we have an abundance of producers and raise a glass with Norfolk’s newest wine. Bullards has just launched an English Sparkling Rosé made from Seyval Blanc, Auxerrois and Pinot Noir grape varieties, handpicked from their Norfolk vineyard in Spooner Row. Sounds perfect to me. The reign of Queen Elizabeth II is the first time a British monarch has marked such an occasion. It’s time to show our patriotism. This is a big event – celebrating a Platinum Jubilee will not happen for most of us in our lifetime again. Congratulations and thank you for your service your Majesty. Have a fabulous long weekend everyone, however you choose to celebrate. For more inspiration for wonderful things to see and so in Norwich and Norfolk as well as places to stay, eat and shop go to www.visitnorwich.co.uk

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of beacons will light up the sky on 2 June, marking celebrations for the 70th Jubilee of the Queen, launching a weekend of events honouring the monarch. The Queen is the longest reigning monarch since her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25. The Queen and the wider Royal Family have deeply-rooted connections to Norfolk. Sandringham Estate is the Queen’s beloved country retreat — she celebrated the anniversary of her ascension at the house in February this year. The Estate has been the private home to four generations of British Monarchs since 1862. A variety of events and celebrations have been organised across East Anglia for the extended bank holiday spanning Thursday 2nd June - Sunday 5th June. The coordination of celebrations in Norfolk has been executed by The Lady Dannatt MBE, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk. Each county has a Lord-Lieutenant appointed by the Queen as a representative — Lady Dannatt was appointed in 2019 — and is supported by Deputy Lieutenants. The Lady Dannatt has been hard at work, organising celebratory events marking the Platinum Jubilee. “The Queen is deeply loved here in Norfolk. To demonstrate our affection and enormous gratitude for Her Majesty’s 70 years of remarkable service, we have put together a very special series of events to honour a very special lady. Please join us at as many events as you can. I can think of no better way of honouring Her Majesty the Queen during her extraordinary Platinum Jubilee Year than this,” The Lady Dannatt said on the Norfolk Jubilee website. 25


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Jubilee Trails Jubilee trails are being developed across Norfolk to commemorate the occasion, promoting important elements of the celebrations: Accessibility to the natural world, encouraging exercise and outdoor experience, resulting in the potential education and well-being benefits. The trails will extend existing footpaths around the county, increasing accessibility to areas of natural beauty, and creating safe links between towns. Thomas Courtauld, Deputy Lieutenant to Norfolk, said, “I have hugely enjoyed the challenge of developing these trails and been fantastically encouraged by the depth of support we have received from so many organisations and stakeholders keen to help create this wonderful legacy.”

Over 1,600 Norfolk school children, the 60-strong Norfolk Music Hub Ensemble, Norca Sistema’s Samba band and the Norfolk African Choir are just some of the talents that will contribute to a musical performance honouring the Queen at the Royal Norfolk Show. The performance will take place in the evening allowing everyone free access — entry to the showground is free after 1600. When the Queen learned of her father’s passing, she was in Kenya. Swahili songs will open the performance to recognise this connection, accompanied by the Samba band. “A remarkable achievement deserves a special tribute from Her Majesty’s favourite county. Come and help celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s seventy years on the throne with a Big Sing.” Peter Wilson MBE, Deputy Lieutenant, organiser of The Royal Salute.

Events will be happening across the county to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Here are some you won’t want to miss. KINGS LYNN The town will be kicking off celebrations with a beacon lighting on the 2 June before a parade and live music over the next two days. A Jubilee picnic and fun-day will round off celebrations on Sunday 5 June. NORWICH Across the Jubilee weekend, Norwich will be playing host to live music. There will be live bands and food vendors available on 3 June at Brickmakers, along with licensed bars. There will also be the Norwich “Big Jubilee Lunch” alongside Norwich City Hall hosted by the Mayor on 4 June. Norwich Cathedral will host a concert of Coronation Anthems featuring the Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir and Norwich Baroque.

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Challenge awards People wishing to participate in the celebrations on a more personal level could take on a challenge in honour of the Queen. The awards were developed by way of tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh. Participants of any age will take on physical, sustainability, community and learning challenges of any level. “This is for anyone and everyone, young or young at heart, of any ability level, who is prepared to challenge themselves. We hope that everyone taking part will enjoy themselves and in so doing celebrate our Queen’s remarkable 70 year reign.” Said Patrick Peal, Deputy Lieutenant.

The Queen’s Canopy This initiative is encouraging people to plant a tree to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. Any individual, group, organisation, school or community can plan a tree plating from October to the end of the Jubilee year. With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations. www.queensgreencanopy.org

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Philippa Dannatt is very much a ‘call me Pippa’ type of woman. The ‘roll up your sleeves and let’s get going’ sort. Sure her latest position as Lord Lieutenant, the Queen’s representative in Norfolk, is gloriously shrouded in 500 years of history and tradition, but Lady Dannatt doesn’t stand too much on ceremony. She was born in Norfolk, in a small village just outside Norwich where she still lives today. From the well known Quaker family, the Gurneys, she tells me that helping others is simply in her DNA. ‘My parents and their parents all wanted to give back, and I have some inspirational relatives - Elizabeth Fry for example - so yes, there is a theme there.’ She became involved with two charities when she was a young military wife and mother. She had met her husband, Richard, the former Chief of the Defence Staff, General The Lord Dannatt, when they were both at Durham

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She went on to train as a counsellor, working for Relate, the National Portage Association (aimed at helping preschool children with extra needs) and Mind. Additionally, just before taking up her post as Lord Lieuteneant, she worked exclusively for the Sue Lambert Trust in Norwich for five years, a charity which

I could not be more proud of how Norfolk communities came together in the pandemic, how hard they all worked, and I want to keep and harness this community cohesion - and build on it. Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) supporting young military families and was very impressed. So when her own children started school, she decided to help as much as she could - and she still does today, being a patron of Norfolk’s Home-Start and the national vice president of SSAFA.

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of proposed Jubilee celebrations, with Lady Dannatt speaking warmly of her admiration for the Queen, saying: ‘She has served us all for 70 years without fault.’ With her deputy, Peter Wilson, the former chief executive of Norwich’s Theatre Royal, and a team which includes James Bagge and Sir Nicholas Bacon, a whole schedule of events and activities are planned throughout the year to benefit the county as well as celebrate the Queen’s reign. Lady Dannatt explains: ‘I could not be more proud of how Norfolk communities came together in the pandemic, how hard they all worked, and I want to keep and harness this community cohesion and build on it. ‘The Jubilee celebrations are about a renewal of hope and also, of course, paying tribute to the Queen.’ Noteworthy events, designed to include as many people as possible, include A Royal Salute which will take place at the Royal Norfolk Show at The Norfolk Showground, just outside Norwich, on June 29 and 30 this year, and involves 1000 schoolchildren, a 60-piece orchestra, samba drummers and an African choir. ‘I think it is going to be tearjerkingly wonderful,’ says Lady Dannatt. There is also a new award scheme: The Platinum Jubilee Challenge Awards, described as youth and family based by Lady Dannatt and ‘highly accessible’. They encourage people to tackle challenges in four clear areas - physical, environmental, learning and creative. A series of Platinum Jubilee Trails are being established around the county to promote physical activity, wellbeing and environmental awareness, and Lady Dannatt is keen to see more individuals and organisations embrace the ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’ initiative. ‘Lots of schools are taking part but I’d like to see whole swathes of woodland created and hedges - as a lasting tribute,’ she says. She is also delighted with the number of groups in the county lighting a beacon on the evening of June 2, the day of the Queen’s coronation. ‘So far only Kent has more,’ she says, throwing down the gauntlet to us all! Lady Dannatt plans to spend the long Jubilee weekend in Norfolk, mixing her official duties with attending her village’s own street party. ‘Then, on Monday, I travel with my husband to Normandy for the D Day commemorations,’ she says, giving an example of just how busy her schedule is, although you sense she simply wouldn’t have it any other way. Away from her charitable work (and there certainly isn’t much free time) you’ll find Lady Dannatt simply at home, enjoying a settled lifestyle after all those house moves, and spending time with her four children and 10 grandchildren. 30

Her three sons all live locally and her daughter is planning a move to Norfolk soon, too. ‘I am very, very lucky and I love to see the grandchildren kicking a football about outside, building a den, or raiding the pantry!’ She also speaks of her love for the county and its people, saying: ‘Norfolk is an amazing county and we rarely pat ourselves on the back, which is a typically endearing characteristic!’ She definitely doesn’t sound the sort of woman to sit still for long but does admit that she likes to read as her form of relaxation. ‘I have two books on the go but they have been on the go since January,’ she laughs. But Norfolk is certainly the better for having capable and hard working women like Lady Dannatt to spur us all on to do more for our local communities, especially helping those less fortunate than ourselves. Keep up-to-date with all Jubilee events in Norfolk at: www.platinumjubileenorfolk.org


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East Anglia based brand, Bruha, has created a range of clean, clear and crisp premium beers in a new larger 440ml format. The pack size change aims to give consumers more value, whilst also aligning with the brand’s eco-friendly credentials. “We want to give consumers more for their money. 330ml is a popular pack size, particularly in the craft beer sector, however we want to create a point of difference with this slightly larger format,” explains Bruha MD Rob Breakwell. “Our aim is to balance the premium nature of our beer with good value. Plus from an environmental point of view, it costs the same to fill a 440ml can as it does to fill a smaller can, so this slightly larger size is more eco-friendly.” Launched by Rob Breakwell and Marc Medland in 2020, Bruha now brews 20,000 litres of beer a month in its brewery based on the Norfolk/Suffolk boarder in the heart of farming country where the best barley is grown. There are three beers in the Bruha range, which will now be available in 440ml cans; Bruha Session Pale (3.9%), Bruha Lager (4%) and Bruha IPA (5.6%). All three use the very best East Anglian malted barley, which helps create the distinct flavour. Continues Rob, “Bruha is aimed at the modern drinker. Someone who loves a good pint, but isn’t interested in fads or trying ‘the next big thing’. We want to become an essential beer brand for the region and beyond, and be known for creating aspirational beers that are consistently delicious.” www.bruhabrewing.co.uk 33


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A Perfect Pinot

Pinot Noir Précoce is a wonderful grape variety that is closely related to Pinot Noir. Early ripening, hence suited to the UK’s cool climate, it produces wines that are silky smooth, perfumed and somewhere between a New World Pinot and a Beaujolais Cru. This wine is 100 % Pinot Noir Précoce and the grapes were fermented in their skins as crushed/de-stemmed berries or in mixtures with whole bunch berries left in. The former method is more common to Burgundy and produces complex, structured flavours and the latter to Beaujolais, which encourages lifted fruity aromas. After fermentation in tank, the wine was transferred to 3-year-old oak barrels where malolactic fermentation is completed and then spent a further 6 months in oak. This allows the wine to soften and develop earthy, truffle-like characters that are synonymous with Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir Précoce 2021, £24.99 www.flintvineyard.com

Under 5’s Planting

Suffolk coffee firm, Paddy & Scott’s, has found an innovative new way to save its compostable cups from the bin by using them as the perfect pots for planting as part of a new project designed to get green-fingered youngsters to develop a passion for plants. With 1000s of its paper coffee cups destined for recycling bins every week, Paddy & Scott’s has teamed up with local plant geek, Michael Perry, to get kids (and their parents, carers and teachers) involved in its summer planting competition. Paddy & Scott’s Hadleigh and Ipswich branches will give away free wildflower seed balls to takeaway coffee buyers with an under five child interested in taking part. It is also working with Hadleigh Community Primary School to encourage more children to grow flowers and plants this summer and share their successes online. Michael has created a video on how to plant up in a compostable cup, and kids will be able to share their progress and final plants with @paddyandscotts. The competition is open from now until 18th July 2022. To find out more search for #JuniorPlantGeeks

Oak-Aged Gin

The award-winning Heart of Suffolk Distillery has created something deliciously different for gin and whisky lovers alike; an oak-aged gin that is best served neat. To create its new oak-aged Gin, the expert team at the distillery has barrelrested its flagship Betty’s Gin for six months to create a totally different gin, with hints of oak on the palate that are reminiscent of whisky. The result is a smooth gin with subtle bourbon notes that provide a warming and exceptionally easy drink to enjoy over ice. With oak-aged gins still very rare on the market, Betty’s Oak-Aged is smooth enough to appeal to gin lovers, but also boasts that distinctive finish that will be enjoyed by whisky fans too. The Limited Edition Betty’s Oak-Aged Gin is currently available in 20cl bottles, RRP £16 and 70cl bottles, RRP £41. There’s also 5cl bottles RRP £6.50. www.heartofsuffolkdistillery.co.uk


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Prelude… Pre-theatre dining which is more than just a supporting role. by Andrew Hirst

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a regular theatre goer I clearly enjoy the magic of a live performance. If I was asked how this can be enhanced, my initial thoughts would normally turn to the basics of the evening. How good are the seats? What production am I watching? Now there is a new dynamic to consider; pre-theatre dining. At one time this may have been a dash through a Wagamamas or a pensive wait for the slow waiter at an overly busy gastro-pub. Will we make it to the theatre in time? I had long awaited the critically acclaimed The Curious Incident of the

Dog in the Night-Time to pay a visit to Norwich Theatre Royal and decided this was the perfect opportunity to combine the evening with a visit to the theatre’s restaurant, Prelude. I arrived staggeringly early, whilst my wife arrived attractively late. The restaurant opens two hours and thirty minutes prior to each show giving me a welcome respite from a hectic day whilst I waited. The interior is fresh and modern, with a nod to a more art-deco age. You can sense the quality on offer, even before you have tasted a crumb, yet with an accessible and relaxed atmosphere; fine dining without the pomp. We were informed that the table was ours for the evening, which was a refreshing change, and that we could enjoy our starter and main pre-show, take our dessert and drinks during the interval and enjoy a cheese board post-show. The seasonal menu had plenty to offer and head chef Jesús Torcat sources the ingredients locally, where possible, showcasing some vibrant dishes. I opted

for the ham hock and leek terrine with apricot chutney; succulent ham with a sweet and tangy accompaniment, whilst Lorraine went for the smoked mackerel pâté with pickled cucumber, radishes and watercress salad. Both were a fabulous start to the evening. For mains I headed straight to the roasted lamb loin with crispy crushed potatoes, sautéed lemon green beans and mint salsa verde. The lamb was cooked to perfection; just the right amount of pink in the middle with a succulent fat which was caramelised on the outer edge adding a little crunch. Crushed potatoes and beans worked well and the whole plate was tied together with the salsa verde. This is a beautifully balanced spring dish you will never tire of eating. Lorraine’s pan-fried fillet of seabass with a pea and asparagus risotto and lemon butter sauce, looked fabulous and was one of the other dishes on the menu which definitely caught my eye. The fish was cooked really well with a crispy skin, and the risotto was rich and creamy, as it should be. Before long, we headed for our theatre seats and enjoyed the first act, returning to our table during the interval to find our desserts and coffees waiting for us. To avoid any arguments we had both opted for the chocolate hot cross bun brownies with clotted cream ice cream. Each mouthful was filled with a dense, chocolatey, gooey goodness with a hint of cinnamon, and the clotted cream ice cream cut through the richness; pure heaven.

The staff were well rehearsed, friendly and attentive; our server Tom was nothing short of excellent. In short it would be difficult to make an award-winning production better, however combining the show with the dining experience of Prelude made what would have been a memorable evening, unforgettable. www.norwichtheatre.org

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we celebrate some of Norfolk's best produce - the Norfolk strawberry. With stalls popping up along roadsides and in farm shops, these little red jewels are perfect when bang on in season and, at restaurant Benedicts, it is a staple on the menu all summer long, from savoury to sweet dishes. This is a real showcase of everything that this region has to offer, from Norfolk lavender up in Hunstanton to Sharrington Strawberries on the North Norfolk Coast down by Sheringham. This dessert is a real showstopper! Don’t forget to tag us in your efforts @restbenedicts

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Strawberries Cream Lavender Panna Cotta, Marinated Strawberries

INGREDIENTS: Makes 4-6 servings The Panna Cotta • 500g Double Cream • 75g Caster Sugar • 4 Gelatine Leaves (Soaked in Cold Water) Photos: Katja Bainbridge

• ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract • Small Pinch of Dried Lavender

METHOD:

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Pour the cream into a pan and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar. Add the vanilla and lavender and cover for ten minutes to allow to infuse. Next, whisk in the gelatine leaves and pass through a sieve. Pour into moulds and transfer to the fridge to set for two hours or overnight. The Marinated Strawberries • One Punnet of English Strawberries, Halved (Or Quartered if Large) • 1 Tbsp Aged Balsamic Vinegar • 10g Sugar • 5g Garden Mint, Chopped • Pinch of Sea Salt

METHOD: Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Cover and allow to marinate for one to two hours - then they are ready to use.

The Meringue

TO DRESS:

• 3 Large Egg Whites

Remove the panna cotta from the fridge and carefully dip into hot water to loosen it from the mould. Now turn the mould over and wobble out the panna cotta onto your hand and then onto a serving plate. Spoon over the strawberries, arrange a few meringues around and serve. This is a quick and simple dessert for any dinner or lunch party.

• 175g Sugar • Freeze-Dried Raspberries

METHOD: Preheat the oven to 120°c. In a large bowl, whisk your egg whites to soft peaks. Now slowly start adding the sugar and continue whisking until you have a stiff, glossy meringue mixture. Place into a piping bag and pipe out into large domes on an oven tray lined with greaseproof paper. Sprinkle with the freeze-dried raspberries and pop them in the oven for approximately one hour. Remove the meringues and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Alternatively, you can buy some good quality meringues instead!

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INGREDIENTS: Serves 8 • 188g plain flour

• 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

• 1½ tsp baking powder

• 8 Tbsp buttermilk

• ½ tsp Salt • 200g granulated sugar

• 1 Jar The Great British Pantry all butter Lemon Curd

• 2 Tbsp lemon zest

For the drizzle

• 115g unsalted butter, at room temp

• 3 Tbsp icing sugar

• ¼ tsp vegetable oil

• Juice of half a lemon

• 2 large eggs, at room temp

• 1 Tbsp sugar

• Zest of 1 lemon

METHOD: Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan/ gas 4 and grease a loaf tin. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. With an electric mixer combine sugar and lemon zest for 3-4 minutes. Add the butter andmix for another 3-4 minutes, so it’s nice and fluffy. Then add the oil and mix for another 1-2 minutes. Next, add the eggs one at a time and mix inbetween. Mix in lemon juice (mixture may look curdled, this is nothing to worry about). Add the buttermilk, mix to combine. Gently fold in the dry mixture. Do not over mix the batter. Place half of the lemon loaf batter in the prepared tin and place 4 tablespoons of The Great British Pantry All Butter Lemon Curd in dollops on top and use a butter knife to slightly swirl the curd, repeat with the second half of the mixture and finish with lemon curd. Bake for 30 minutes then place a piece of foil on top to prevent the lemon curd from turning too dark, place back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before turning out and let cool for another 30 minutes. While the cake is cooling prepare lemon drizzle. In a bowl combine icing sugar, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Drizzle on top of the cake when it is completely cool. 40


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Victoria Sponge www.thegreatbritishpantry.co.uk

INGREDIENTS: Serves 12 • 200g fresh • 335g unsalted butter, • 2 lemons, grated zest raspberries • 100g fresh softened • 1 lemon, juice blueberries • 335g golden • The Great British • 100g fresh caster sugar Pantry Strawberry strawberries Preserve • 3 tsp baking powder • 335g self-raising flour • 6 large eggs

• 600ml double cream

METHOD: Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Grease three 25cm round loose bottomed sandwich tins and line the bases with greaseproof paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the butter, sugar, baking powder, eggs, lemon zest and juice. Mix together until smooth, fluffy and combined. Divide two-thirds of the mixture between two of the tins. Add half of the raspberries to the last third of the mixture and mix them through, crushing some of the raspberries as you go. Put this mixture into the third tin. Place the three tins in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until the sponges are risen and golden. The raspberry sponge may need another 5 minutes. Remove the tins from the oven and turn out the sponges on to a wire rack. Leave to cool. Whip the double cream thick enough to hold its shape. Spoon the cream into a piping bag fitted with a round nozzle. Spread a thick layer of The Great British Pantry Strawberry Preserve on to one of the plain sponges, then pipe a layer of double cream. Gently place the raspberry sponge on top. Spread a thick layer of The Great British Pantry Strawberry Preserve on the raspberry sponge, then pipe a layer of double cream. Gently place the last plain sponge on top, push down gently and check the layers are even. Top with the leftover cream, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to create a Union Jack 41


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Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6 and put one of the • 6 Tbsp The Great British Pantry puff pastry sheets, still on its paper, on a baking sheet. Spread The Great British Pantry Classic Tomato Chutney over Classic Tomato Chutney the top, leaving a ½cm border around the edge. Sprinkle • 170g mozzarella, drained and evenly with the shredded mozzarella. Top with the other sheet shredded of puff pastry. In a small bowl, beat together the egg yolk and water. Brush • 50g grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the puff pastry. Top evenly with the oregano, • 1 egg yolk garlic powder and grated Parmesan cheese. • 1 tsp water Cut the long side of the pastry into 9 equal long strips, then the short side twice to cut the strips into thirds to make 27 small • ½ tsp dried oregano sticks. Twist each stick gently while holding the two sheets • ¼ tsp garlic powder together (leaving them on the trays and paper). Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden. • 2 sheets puff pastry

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• Plain flour for dusting

• Nutmeg a good grating

• Puff pastry block 400g

• Thyme leaves a handful, plus extra to decorate

• Sausage meat 400g • 4 Tbsp The Great British Pantry Caramelised Onion Chutney

• 1 egg, beaten

METHOD: In a bowl, mix together the sausage meat with the The Great British Pantry Caramelised Onion Chutney, nutmeg, thyme leaves and lots of seasoning. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the sausage meat to a 60cm long sausage. Set aside. Flour the work surface again and quickly roll out the chilled pastry to a 15cm x 60cm rectangle. Place the sausage meat in the centre of the pastry and brush a 2cm strip of beaten egg along the long edge of pastry closest to you. Roll the dry edge of pastry over the sausage meat until you have one 60cm long sausage roll, stuck together with the egg wash. Shape the sausage roll into a circle, making sure to keep the pastry seam at the bottom and gently lay on the baking sheet. Use a little more egg to stick the two ends together. Use a sharp knife to slit the sausage roll halfway in and all the way through, every 4cm, to create a fan effect. Brush the sausage roll with egg then chill for 20 minutes (or until you are ready to cook it). Heat the oven to 190°C/170˚C fan/gas 5. Then sprinkle over some thyme leaves. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Once out of the oven, carefully transfer to a serving board and place a dip.


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Mary Berry's Jubilee inspired recipes

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Union Jack Tart with Mary Berry’s Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette Bring the Union Jack to the party with this delicious celebration tart.

INGREDIENTS: Serves 6 • 1 pack ready to roll puff pastry • 3 red peppers • 4 red onions • 180g soft goat’s cheese • 1 egg for glaze • Olive oil drizzle

Fish & Chip Celebration Cones with

Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing

• Honey for drizzling

INGREDIENTS: Serves 4

• Green salad

• 4 large potatoes

• 6 Tbsp Mary Berry’s Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette

• 250ml vegetable oil for frying

METHOD:

• 2 cod fillets

Preheat the oven to 180°c. Chop the red peppers and red onions into medium size chunks (approx. 3cm x 3cm). Place on a baking tray, each on its own side. Drizzle both with olive oil and the onion side with some honey too. Cook for 20-25 mins until softened. Meanwhile, prepare the pastry. Line a flat baking sheet with baking parchment and unroll the puff pastry sheet onto it. Prick all over the inside of the rectangle with a fork. Then arrange the filling as you like (you can create the union jack like we did). Add the grilled peppers, onions and goat’s cheese and brush the sides of the pastry with beaten egg. Bake for 15-25 minutes, until the pastry is golden and crisp. Toss the salad in Mary Berry’s Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette and serve. This is also great at room temperature.

• Salt/pepper (to taste)

• Sea salt (to taste)

• 1/2 cup Panko crumb • 1/2 cup flour • 2 eggs, whisked • 4 Tbsp Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing to serve • Lemon wedges to serve • Chopped chives to serve

METHOD: Peel the potatoes and cut lengthways into roughly 1cm slices. Cut each slice into fairly thick chips, rinse in cold water and pat dry with kitchen towel. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Carefully lower the chips into the hot oil and fry for 10 minutes, or until cooked through, but not browned. Carefully remove the chips from the pan, set aside

to drain on kitchen paper. Preheat the oven to 180°c. Place chips on a baking tray and cook for another 8-10 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown. Meanwhile cut fish into strips and season well with salt and pepper. Place the flour, whisked eggs and panko crumbs in 3 separate dishes, ready to coat the fish. Start by coating the fish in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then coat the fish in the whisked eggs and finish them off by coating in the panko breadcrumbs, making sure to really press the breadcrumbs on the fish so they get a good crust. Transfer the coated fish strips onto a baking sheet. Let the fish sticks rest while you heat the oil in the deep frying pan. When oil is hot, add the fish strips. Fry for 3 minutes, after which the fish strips should be nicely browned on the underside and can be flipped. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes on the second side. Then remove and let them cool on a few paper towels. Serve your double cooked chips and fish in paper cones, with a lemon wedge, sprinkle of chives and a drizzle of Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing. 45


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Platinum Jubilee Celebration Recipes Quick and easy to prepare recipes for celebrations with family and friends, at home, in the garden or at a street party from Alice Talbot. www.artscraftkitchen.co.uk

Alice Rebecca Talbot

owner of ART’s – Craft Kitchen

Indian Summer Marinated Chicken INGREDIENTS: Serves 4-6

Jubilee Cheesecake INGREDIENTS: Serves 8 For the cheesecake

For the topping

• 150ml (1/4 pint) single cream

• 226g jar of ART’s Jubilee Jam

• 4-6 chicken breasts

• 1 Tbsp olive oil

• 397g (14oz) full-fat condensed milk

• Fresh strawberries

• 226g jar of ART’s Indian Summer chutney

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning

• 175g (6oz) low-fat soft cheese

For the base

• ½ tsp vanilla essence

• 10 digestive biscuits

METHOD: The evening before place the chicken breasts in a large casserole dish and season with salt and pepper. Put between one half and a whole jar of ART’s Indian Summer chutney in the dish with the chicken (depending on number of servings) and spread the chutney liberally over the entirety of the breasts. Cover the dish with cling film and leave in the fridge overnight to marinate. The next day, heat the oven to 240˚C/gas mark 8. When you are ready to cook the chicken, take it out of the fridge and remove the cling film. Drizzle over 1 Tbsp olive oil, cover the dish with foil and place in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through and golden. To serve, allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes then take dish to the table and allow your friends and relatives to help themselves. Suggested accompaniments; fresh green leaf salad and/or boiled Basmati rice.

• Fresh mint leaves

• 50g (2oz) butter • 25g (1oz) demerara sugar

METHOD: Put the biscuits into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Melt the butter in a medium-sized pan. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the biscuit crumbs and sugar. Press evenly over the base and sides of a 23cm (9in) flan dish then leave to set. To make the cheesecake filling, mix the cream, condensed milk, soft cheese and vanilla essence. Whisk until the mixture thickens. Pour the mixture into the flan case and leave to chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight. Gently heat the jam in a bowl over a pan of boiled water and pour evenly to form a layer over the top of the sweetened cheese. Allow to cool and then decorate with sliced strawberries and scattered fresh mint leaves. 47


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Jolly Jam

Cocktail No matter if you are relaxing in the garden, celebrating the Jubilee or watching the action on centre court this is the drink for you. Recipe from Alice Talbot.

www.artscraftkitchen.co.uk INGREDIENTS: Makes 6 • 300ml of London Dry Gin • 180ml of caster sugar syrup • 90ml lemon juice • 6 tsps of ART’s Jolly Jam • Soda water • 6 strawberries for garnish

METHOD: To make the sugar syrup: Mix two parts caster sugar to one part boiling water in a pan, then stir over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cool and then bottle to keep for future cocktails. To make the cocktail: Mix 300ml of gin, 180ml of caster sugar syrup, 90ml of lemon juice and 6 tsps of ART’s Jolly Jam in a jug, serve equally over ice in six cocktail glasses and top up with soda water. Garnish with a whole strawberry.

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certainly is a lot going on in June! Not only do we celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this month, we also have the Royal Norfolk Show, Wimbledon starting up again too as well as a bank holiday! Whether it's garden parties, street parties, dressing up nice for the tennis or a day out at the Show, there's no better excuse to revamp your wardrobe and treat yourself to something new, whatever the occasion. (Like we needed an excuse anyway) Go on... treat yourself!

Imogen Boilersuit, £79, FatFace

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Black Straw Shoulder Bag, £14, George at Asda

Skye Jaipur Floral Cami, £29.50, FatFace

Amelie Button Up Dress, £84.95 & Bayside Leather Bow Sliders, £49.95, both Joules

JDY Black Spot Frill Dress, £32, Matalan

Black Sandals, £19.99, H&M

Karsea Sun Sandals, £59, Clarks at House of Fraser

DavnptXb Handbag, £70, Dune at House of Fraser

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Careena Leather Wedge Sandals, £110, UGG at John Lewis

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Beige Raffia Flatform Sandals, £24.99, DEICHMANN


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Above: Roberts Stream 94L DAB+/FM/Internet Smart Radio with Bluetooth, £199.99, John Lewis. Below: Welford Long Sleeve Classic Fit Check Shirt, £59.95, Joules Above: Bugle Cotton Linen Shirt, Orange Rose, £40, FATFACE

LEGO Technic 42110 Land Rover Defender, £174.99, John Lewis

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I'm a 41 year old mother of two & Personal Fitness coach. I work one to one, in person & online with clients aged 18-80. My specialisms include pre & postnatal training, cancer rehab, pilates, & GP exercise referrals. I run fitness classes online and in person in the Suffolk Coastal area. I am also a Mental Health First aider.

The two

most common requests I get from clients are to ‘tone up’ (build muscle), and to 'reduce body fat'. Although on the face of it these may seem like aesthetic goals, reducing excess body fat and building and maintaining muscle mass are also essential for many areas of our health. The key to achieving both goals is consistency and patience! These are my top tips for smashing your fat loss and muscle building goals.

Building muscle

This isn’t just the realm of body builders you know! Whether you want to tone up, be faster, stronger, more agile, reduce joint pain or boost your metabolism, building muscle is key! There are a few factors to consider when building muscle: Resistance is required! These are exercises involving pushing, pulling or lifting, such as push ups or exercises that use resistance bands or weights. You need a plan Consistently follow a progressive plan designed to meet your individual goals.

Fitness Smashing

YOUR GOALS Fuel It takes energy (calories) to build muscle. It’s much harder to build muscle and ‘tone up’, if you are severely restricting your calories. If you’re on a very low calorie diet this could be tricky (plus it is likely won’t have the energy or motivation to do much exercise!). Protein is particularly important for both growth and repair, so aim to have a serving of protein at each meal. Push yourself Choose weights and exercises that are challenging. By the end of your set of exercises you should feel like you would only be able to complete one or two more repetitions. Patience Make your plan and stick with it for around 4-6 weeks before changing it. Your muscles don’t need to be ‘confused’ with lots of different random exercises, they need to be gradually and progressively overloaded to stimulate them to adapt.

Fat Loss

Fat loss and weight loss are two different things. Focusing solely on weight loss means you could be losing muscle, fluid or fat. Ideally we should focus on fat loss rather than the scales as losing weight (due to losing muscle) can have negative effects in other areas of our health and wellbeing. These are my top tips for fat loss: Nutrition non-negotiables Most people don’t need to completely change what they’re eating. Instead pay attention to portion sizes and proportions to easily reduce calories. Most people eat portions of carbohydrates that are far too large (carbs are calorie dense), not enough veg (which provide essential nutrients), and very little protein (essential for growth and repair, and keeping us feeling full). Simple changes to make include eating carbohydrates according to the recommended serving size on the packaging, rather than going by eye. Aiming to fill around half of your plate with a range of colourful vegetables and including a serving of protein with each meal.

Honesty audit Look at the things you consume in a week, which have little or no nutritional value. Things like alcohol, sweets, chocolates, snack foods and fizzy drinks. A quick Google or a look on the packaging will tell you how many calories are in each item. Add them up and see how many calories you could potentially save each week by reducing your intake slightly. For example it takes around 3500 calories for you to gain (or lose) 1lb of body fat; a glass of red wine contains around 228 calories, so two of these per night, over the course of a week, could see you taking in around 3,192 ‘useless’ calories each week, equating to potentially almost 1lb weight gain. Sleep, stress and water Believe it or not all of these things can impact your ability to lose weight by disrupting hormones relating to hunger and affecting our energy levels. Aim for a minimum of seven hours sleep per night, 1.5-2 litres of water each day, and take steps to identify and minimise stress. Exercise! Sounds like an obvious one, but to lose body fat you do not need to go to extremes. Most of my coaching clients are able to successfully reduce body fat by following the steps mentioned above, aiming to increase their daily steps and doing three short (30 minute) home workouts per week. 59

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Tom Strowlger @garden_with_tom

Welcome

to flaming June. The month us gardeners can enjoy sunny, warm and long days in our green outdoor space. June is the halfway point of the gardening calendar; so far we have seen the garden grow from a state of dormancy into a colourful and lush green space. The garden is beautiful at this time of year and, although a gardener’s work is never really done, we should not feel guilty for enjoying the garden more than working on it this month. We should walk amongst our plants and flowers on a daily basis. A gentle and relaxing stroll is both good for our wellbeing and for spotting any little jobs to maintain and improve the garden. We may notice that floral arrangements are overcrowded; if so we can thin them out and use the flower cuttings for indoor arrangements in a vase. The weeds in our garden will be growing rapidly in the warmer weather and even quicker if we have summer rainfall. We should pick a dry day and lift them by the roots to clear them from your garden and prevent them from sprouting back into life. The lawn will be growing quickly if the weather is rainy and warm and slower if the weather is hot and dry. If the grass is growing quickly and is lush green, then we can cut it once per week. During dry spells grass can become straw like so we should cut the grass less often and on the highest setting to reduce stress and the risk of disease. We should also trim the edges of our lawns to keep them looking neat and tidy. We can encourage butterflies and bees

into the garden by letting a patch of grass grow to its natural height. If we want to create our own wildlife area in the garden, whatever the size, then we can choose a space to be a natural patch. The position should ideally be at the back of the garden and with part shade, this will encourage wildlife into the patch and prevent too much disturbance whilst enjoying the garden. If entering the summer garden party a little late then don’t worry we can still plant out begonia, petunia, aster, salvia, rudbeckia, zinnia, verbena, dephinium, pansy, geranium, lobelia and thunbergia plugs to name a few of my own favourites. Once planted into your borders, beds, pots and tubs the established plugs will grow bigger and give you a summer of floral colour. We must remember to regularly water our plants and flowers to get the very best from them.

We can encourage

butterflies and bees into the garden by letting a patch of grass grow to

This month's

TOP TIPS: Pick out Sweet Pea buds to encourage more flowers Plant out your new Fuchsias Stake out any tall plants to reduce wind damage Open the ventilation in your greenhouse

Lift, divide and replant clumps of snowdrops and bluebells

its natural height. The rose flowering season is with us and many plants have had a first bloom in late spring continuing into early summer. We should deadhead the faded and spent rose flowers by pinching and pruning to ensure the plants energy is preserved for future blooms. We need to look out for aphids amongst the new growth and ideally remove them with a soapy spray or the gentle stroke of a clean and unused soft paintbrush. June is a great month to take a step back from the gardening jobs and admire what we have created so far, whilst also taking note of what we want to see in the garden next summertime. The sun never completely sets on our gardening jobs and projects, but whilst the sun is shining we really must choose a peaceful spot for our deckchair and get comfortable. Please do follow me on Instagram @garden_with_tom for more seasonal gardening advice and tips. 61


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Kate Morfoot, leading travel writer and founder of www.LoveToEatToTravel.com explores the Norfolk coast and stays in The Globe at Wells-Next-Sea.


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has many high-quality pubs and inns, with rooms and restaurants throughout East Anglia. The Globe is perfectly situated to walk into the bustling seaside town, and it is situated on the Norfolk Coast Path, a glorious route where you can take in the stunning scenery of the beaches and north Norfolk marshes.

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Room

The property’s 19 bedrooms have been redesigned to offer a welcoming bolthole after a day of exploring the coast. Each bedroom is tastefully decorated, taking inspiration from the Norfolk coast with nautical inspired fabric and prints. Some of the rooms have been designed to be pet-friendly, too, with some special surprises waiting in the room. This was the case when we checked into one of the apartments adjoining The Globe. The double room, with private toilet, was situated on the second floor - the lounge, dining, bath and shower room and kitchen on the first floor. The dogs were welcomed with their own bedding and food bowls, and they were most excited to find toys and treats! The apartment was warm and spacious with everything you need to be self-contained for an enjoyable holiday.

Not only are the humans well fed, you will find that your furry friends also have their own food and drinks menus too. To chew, to nibble, to gnaw, The Globe has it covered for your four-legged friends.

Food

To support the major renovation project, The Globe Inn has revamped its menu, with the team of chefs producing locally sourced meals that embrace the region’s heritage, with dishes including spiced Weybourne mackerel and Brancaster mussel chowder. We enjoyed a lovely meal of smoked haddock kedgeree scotch egg, served with coriander, turmeric & celeriac remoulade, £9, and Holkham Venison Terrine, smoked bacon, onion & pickled walnut jam, toasted walnut bread, £8.50, followed by Bone Marrow Brisket Burger, Norfolk dapple cheese, pickles, onions & fries, £16.50, and Classic Fish & Chips, mushy peas, tartare whip & lemon, £17.50. There’s lots of lovely choices on the pudding menu, including flourless chocolate orange cake, £9, salted-caramel ice cream, coconut

panna cotta, lime zest & tropical fruit tartare, £8.50, classic creme brulee, infused with Madagascan vanilla, £8.50, Bakewell Tart, £8.50, griottine cherries & pistachio ice cream, £8.50. Not only are the humans well fed, you will find that your furry friends also have their own food and drinks menus too. To chew, to nibble, to gnaw, The Globe has it covered for your fourcontinued on page 66

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legged friends. Give them a taste of these alcohol-free drinks including, Bottom Sniffer Beer, £3, Posh Pooch Barker Bay Rose Wine, £3, Posh Pooch Tailwagger Creek White Wine, £3, and, of course, Norfolk Best Tap Water £Free. The pub and dining room have rustic wooden floorboards throughout with ambient lighting which radiates a cosy, antique feel to create a relaxed tone that The Globe has long been associated with. The refurbishment also includes a fully revamped outdoor area and a funky private rooftop drinks area for resident guests. Philip Turner, founder of Chestnut said: “The Globe is a key part of the fabric of life in Wells and has a strong reputation as part of North Norfolk’s successful tourism scene. We therefore wanted to ensure we maintained the community feel of the Inn, while modernising and redeveloping the property to attract new guests to the area. We’re absolutely delighted with the outcome as we now have a restaurant that is perfect for friends and family after a day at the beach, while the restored bedrooms provide a relaxing and luxurious space for those wanting to extend their stay in Norfolk.”

The Seaside

Wells-Next-The-Sea is a famous seaside town with one of the most beautiful beaches along the north Norfolk coastline. Walk through the pinewoods to access the vast awardwinning beach and view the many colourful beach huts facing out to sea.

The Quay & The Harbour

Try your hand at crabbing off the quay or just sit on the wall to admire the view over the harbour. It’s an iconic place to have fish and chips and where you will see the best view of The Lifeboat Horse, made from steel bars and whiskey barrels. This was made as a tribute to the horses that once pulled the town’s lifeboat more than two miles from the quay to Holkham Gap.

Walks & Wildlife

Take a walk along the Norfolk Coast Path from Wells to Holkham. This coastal route will take you to Holkham beach and to Holkham Hall where The Duchess was filmed. Wells is part of the largest coastal nature reserve in England and Wales and is a magnet for bird watchers. Its marshes provide the perfect habitat for wading birds, bitterns, avocets, marsh harriers and winter geese.

Shopping

Wells is a buzzy seaside town brimming with lots of independent shops and arcades.

Fact File Rooms can be booked from £85 per person for Bed and Breakfast. Dogs £25 each. Address: The Globe, The Buttlands, Wells-Next-Sea. Norfolk. NR23 1EU Phone: 01263 710206 Email: info@theglobeatwells.co.uk For more details: www.theglobeatwells.co.uk

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