Food for thought

It’s one of people’s most basic needs and, for many of them, perhaps one of their biggest worries…

Not least among them author Emma Porter, this week’s guest on Girls Around Town, who’s seen and experienced first hand just how debilitating anxiety about not having enough to eat can become.

Inspired by her passion for food security, in her recently-published book Reclaiming Food she sets out to demonstrate that eating well doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, although you do have to forego convenience, change some of your shopping habits and look at different ways of sourcing your food.

And while many folk view cooking as beyond their skillset, in the book she sets out to demonstrate that it simply isn’t!

Joining June in the studio from just after 11am on Sunday, Emma – whose books are published under the nom de plume Emma Kathryn – will be explaining how easy it is to reclaim your food security by cooking simple but satisfying meals from scratch using fresh produce and raw ingredients.

She’ll also be sharing one of the recipes from her book, which covers everything from soups, snacks and sweet treats to bread, biscuits and bubble and squeak…

With Shrove Tuesday not too far away, it’s a particularly appropriate choice but you’ll have to tune in to 107.8FM or listen on the apps or online this weekend to get the full details in plenty of time to give it a go yourself!

A uniquely useful and simple guide to something many of us have forgotten we can do for ourselves: cooking


Time to try a bit of JOBO!

Forget FOMO, JOMO and HOGO – the next guest on Girls Around Town has a brand new buzzword to share with you all!

If you subscribe to her regular newsletter or saw her latest article in the Newark Advertiser, you’ll already know what JOBO is…

But if not, you need to Put On Your Sunday Best to get the lowdown from Rosalyn Palmer herself when she joins June in the studio during the second hour of this week’s show!!

Author, coach, therapist, podcaster and wellbeing expert Ros will be back behind the mic shortly after 11am to explain just what it is.

But before she does, she’ll have plenty of other things to talk about, including a quick update on life on the farm over in Lincolnshire, what she’s been up to professionally since her last on air chat, what’s on the cards for the coming weeks and months…

And news too of yet another accolade she’s recently received, being named as a winner in the annual Brainz 500 Global Awards, a prestigious list of top entrepreneurs and influential leaders who are recognised for their entrepreneurial success, achievements and dedication to helping others.

Find out more when you tune in to 107.8FM or listen on the apps, on Alexa or online this weekend – and make sure you stay tuned right up to the top of the hour for that all-important lowdown on JOBO!

Featured image of Rosalyn by Ursula Kelly Photography

Getting ready for a fortnight of festivals

Are you feeling festive?

Don’t panic, you don’t need to be thinking about Christmas for a while yet – but the festival season is just around the corner and here in the East Midlands it’s time to get ready for festival fortnight!

Not one but two well-known events are in the final stages of preparation right now and if you’re into reading or gardening – or both! – mid July has plenty to offer for the whole family.

First up, from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 July, the Newark Book Festival returns to various venues across the town…

And it’s closely followed by the Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show, which takes place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July.

Want to find out a bit more about what to expect? You need to join June next week, when she’s back behind the mic chatting to Andy Tudbury and Becky Goddard-Hill between 10am and 12 noon.

Andy will be on the phone just after 10.20am with the latest news about the Flower & Garden Show in the grounds of the magnificent Belvoir Castle.

Be prepared for a weekend of colour and inspiration for those with a love of gardening, featuring everything from sculpture artists, tools, garden furniture and crafts retailers to live music and a range of food and refreshments…

Along with the opportunity to get your gardening questions answered by expert horticulturists in the Lets Talk area.

Then at 11.10am it’s Becky’s turn to ring the studio to talk about one of the many activities taking place when the Book Festival comes to town once more.

If you’re a mum, a dad or a grandparent, you’ll want to hear what she has to say about Create Your Own Kindness, her latest book that’s packed with fun activities to inspire kids to be kinder to themselves, others and the planet.

Find out how they can take part in the event she’s running on Saturday 10 July – an hour of activities available both online and on the large screen at the National Civil War Centre – and how to get tickets to join in the fun.

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online for all this and more when you Put On Your Sunday Best again next weekend!