Building better, brighter futures

If you were listening to Girls Around Town last month, you’ll have heard June talking about local charity Framework and its current campaign to raise £160,000 to help the people it supports.

Since 2021 Framework has helped tens of thousands of people change the direction of their lives, empowering them to overcome issues of homelessness, addiction, mental ill-health and unemployment…

And this weekend, its fundraising and communications manager Claire Eden will be in the studio to tell listeners how it does just that.

Claire will have an update on the current campaign, talking about how the Big Sleep Out went and sharing information about other events taking place right now to help reach that target, together with details of some of the things she and her colleagues are planning for 2022.

Make sure you’re listening on 107.8FM, on the apps or online from just after 11.10am on Sunday to hear what she has to say…

And, of course, to find out how you can get involved and support their aim of helping those in need across Nottinghamshire overcome the problems of their past and build better, brighter futures.

A super simple treat

Here it is – the recipe for the super simple dessert shared by Sue Jackson on Girls Around Town this morning…

A light and luscious addition to your Christmas menu – only a few ingredients, all you need to do is adjust the quantities to make enough for a festive treat to share with family or friends.

And just one bit of advice from Sue – this looks particularly good served in wine glasses but make sure they fit in the fridge first!

Easy No-Bake Lime Cheesecake

  • Servings: Makes 2 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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    Ingredients

      70g biscuits (digestives or shortbread)
      30g butter
      125g mascarpone cheese
      125g cream cheese
      1 lime
      30g icing sugar
      Berries to serve (raspberries or strawberries)

Method

    1. Crush the biscuits into crumbs using either a small blender or a bag and a rolling pin
    2. Melt the butter in the microwave in a heat proof bowl
    3. Mix the crumbs with the melted butter and divide between 2 serving glasses or dishes, tap down well
    4. Mix the mascarpone, cream cheese, juice & zest of the lime and the sugar, beat well to ensure they are thoroughly combined
    5. Divide the mixture between 2 serving glasses and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
    6. Serve with the berries

Simply sweet

With Christmas just around the corner, food – buying, cooking and of course eating it! – is probably pretty high on your to-do list right now.

But what if you want something quick and easy to prepare, with just a few ingredients and absolutely no cooking involved?

The answer’s simple – and so’s the recipe Sue Jackson will be sharing in the second hour of this week’s Girls Around Town!

Make sure you’re listening on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11.10am

When Sue will joining June live in the studio to give you all the details you need to whip up her Easy No-Bake Lime Cheesecake, the ideal choice if you’re looking for a delicious dessert to add to your festive menu.

And there’s no need to have pen and paper at the ready when she does, because you’ll find those details here or on Facebook straight after the show.

The only question is whether Sue will be bringing a super simple sample with her…

Or will June be heading off to the supermarket to stock up on what she needs, ready to treat herself – and one or two lucky friends – this Christmas?!