Let’s talk turkey

Looking for ideas to use up some of those inevitable Christmas leftovers?

Chances are turkey will be there on the list – and who better to give you a bit of inspiration than next weekend’s guest on Girls Around Town?

Sue Jackson, well-known to listeners these days as Sue The Cook, will be back in the second hour of the show to do just that when she joins June by phone to share another of her favourite recipes.

On the menu this time it’s turkey and ham pie, a tasty way to make the most of some of your Christmas lunch leftovers…

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online from 11.20am on Sunday, pen and paper at the ready, for all the details – and if you miss the chance to make a note of the recipe there and then, watch this space after the show when it will be here for you to download.

No doubt Sue will have a few more foodie hints and tips too, along with news of what else she and her family will be tucking into over the festive season.

As for June, turkey probably won’t be on the table but rest assured the Christmas puddings are ready and waiting in the cupboard…

The big question is will they still be there on Friday 25 December or will she have given in to the temptation to scoff them between now and the big day?!

Better with age

Whisky and wine, fine leather and flannel sheets – what do you think they all have in common?

They’re just four of the things that pop up when you try Googling ‘things that get better with age’, the subject of next weekend’s on air chat between June and Mandy Moran…

They’ll be taking a light-hearted look at these and other items on the list when Mandy’s on the phone to the studio from just after 11.20am – and adding a few suggestions of their own too.

Needless to say, women are right up there – well, what you else would you expect from a discussion between two such prime examples? – and they’ll probably include one or two men as well!

On a slightly more serious note, Mandy will be updating listeners on her recent career change from fashion consultant to civil celebrant. Shortly after her first interview on the show in September, she passed her exam with flying colours and wasted no time getting started, carrying out her first funeral ceremonies just days later.

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online from 10am to 12 noon next Sunday for all this and more…

And in the meantime, why not share your comments on how you’ve been getting better with age on the Girls Around Town Facebook page or Instagram feed?

What’s on the menu this weekend?

If there’s one good thing that’s come out of these troubled times, it has to be the amazing support local food producers have been giving to people living in and around Newark

And of course the equally amazing support they’re getting in return from those same people!

One woman who knows as much if not more than most about this is Leisa Pickles. A dedicated foodie herself, she’ll be on the phone to Girls Around Town this weekend to share details of a new initiative in town that’s going from strength to strength.

From broccoli and  bread to jam and gin, melon and mince to chutney and cheese – and, joy of joys, chocolate! – NeighbourFood Newark is a convenient and easy way to buy the best quality food grown and produced locally.

And it’s not just edible items on offer – head over to the website and you’ll find body butter, bath soak, candles and more available there too…

Join June and Leisa from 11.20am on Sunday to hear about some of the other goodies you can add to your online basket, how to place your order and where and when to collect it.

And don’t miss the rest of show either – tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to catch what else is on the menu from your favourite weekend show…