Taking lemon drizzle cake to another level

When it comes to tasty treats, a luscious lemon drizzle cake is pretty hard to beat – or is it?

Well no, not if you give it a special Easter twist by adding a layer of marvellous marzipan to turn it into a Lemon Drizzle Simnel Traybake

Which is exactly what Sue Jackson has been doing in the kitchen of The Magnolia Tree Cookery School just lately!

If you love marzipan as much as June does, the good news is that Sue will be on the phone to the studio again next weekend and, after the two of them have had a quick catch-up, she’ll be sharing the recipe with everyone listening in.

Make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening online from just after 11.10am to find out what Sue The Cook has been up to since she was last on the show, what’s in the pipeline for the coming weeks and months – and of course for all the information you’ll need if you want to celebrate Easter Sunday in style.

But don’t worry if you haven’t got pen and paper nearby to jot down the details there and then…

You’ll find everything you need to know here and on the Girls Around Town Facebook page shortly after the show, giving you plenty of time to gather the ingredients – including that all-important marzipan – ready to make teatime extra special on Sunday 4 March!


An Easter treat

neem_leavesWant to be the lucky listener who’s going to win an indulgent treat from Sunita Passi‘s brand new diffusion range of Neem bath and bodycare products this weekend?

There’s still time to enter the Girls Around Town Easter give-away but you need to act fast – the deadline is the end of the show at 12 noon tomorrow.

To be in with a chance of winning, here’s what you need to do…

  • Follow this link to the Girls Around Town Facebook page
  • Like the page (if you haven’t already done so!)
  • Like and Share the Easter Treat post that’s pinned to the top of the page (feel free to add your comment too, if you wish!)

All entries will go into the draw after the show and the winner will be notified later in the day.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon tomorrow to find out more about this Indian ‘wonder leaf’– in the meantime, get ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’

Spring FoodFest returns to Thoresby Courtyard

easter eggsSpring is in the air and, for foodies, that means it’s almost time for the annual Spring FoodFest at Thoresby Courtyard…

Now in its seventh year, this popular event is a celebration of local food, highlighting small artisan businesses with a retail Food Fair, a Kitchen Theatre offering demonstrations by  Nottinghamshire chefs and even a themed Easter Egg Hunt for children.

thoresby courtyardStallholders from Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and neighbouring counties will be bringing plenty of mouthwatering tasty treats to this stunning setting near Ollerton, all showcasing a wide range of high quality produce and products.

Taking place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March, with free admission and free on site parking too, it’s an ideal opportunity to sample some of the goodies on offer, stock up on food and drink for the Easter celebrations – and enjoy a great family day out into the bargain!