To celebrate National BBQ Week (27th May – 2nd June 2013), those Great British Chefs have kindly shared a couple of recipes to make your summer party sizzle. First up, a seasonal asparagus recipe from the brilliant Norfolk chef Galton Blackiston – great for veggies too (National Vegetarian Week happens to be this week: 20-26th May).
As the summer stretches out ahead, daydreams turn to events in the fresh air. Festivals are a huge part of the fun, but if you’re not up for risking the weather and pitching your tent, create a festival atmosphere at home – great for a teenager or adult’s birthday party.
For several years now, the mismatched, vintage wedding trend has been very popular. These days it is being used more sparingly, alongside plain linens, formal flower arrangements and classic tableware for a smarter look from a bygone era, which we love.