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Living Magazines Michael Chakraverty 's Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Podcaster, writer, and former 2019 Great British Bake Off contestant Michael Chakraverty has shared his chocolate cupcakes recipe. For the Cupcakes 125g dark chocolate (minimum 56% cocoa solids) 125g unsalted butter 5tsp instant coffee 90ml boiling water 120g plain flour 30g cocoa powder 5tsp baking powder 100g golden caster sugar 150g light brown sugar 2 […]

Living Magazines Refined- sugar free carrot cup cake

Healthy Carrot Cupcakes

Our recipe for this issue comes courtesy of Joy Skipper and the Alzheimer’s Society. The charity’s Cupcake Day takes place on 17 June and gives people the chance to bake, deliver or buy cakes to raise money to support the 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK. For this year’s Cupcake Day the […]

Living Magazines Heritage Homes

TLC for Heritage Homes

If you’re lucky enough to live in a heritage property, look after it carefully, says Stewart Ivory, director of Tring’s Lost Marble Building Conservation. He explains why and how, with some top tips! Heritage properties are all around us, with approximately a quarter of all UK housing stock built before 1919. That means there’s about […]

Living Magazines Whipsnade Zoo's Amur Tigers Makari Czar and Dmitri (c) ZSL Zookeeper Jame Ford

Animal Magic

At last we can get out and about with the family. Many animal parks and attractions have had a hard time, closed during lockdown, with no visitors to bring in much-needed funds. Let’s make the most of summer and give them all the support we can! Folly’s Farm – Home of Rest For Donkeys & […]

Living Magazines Summer 2021 Hair and Skin

Here Comes Summer

The sun is shining and we’re allowed out! It’s time to get your skin back into shape and your hair shining Looking at ourselves on Zoom over the past few months has been quite an enlightening experience for many of us – and not necessarily in a good way! Be honest, unless you’re lucky enough […]

Living Magazines Wendover Woods Walk

Wendover Woods and Back

We’re lucky to have some great half-day and full-day circular walks taking in stretches of The Ridgeway on our doorstep. The one we have chosen for this issue is from the Chilterns Country Views of the Vale collection. START/END: Wendover Railway Station, Grid Reference: SP849067 DISTANCE: 7 miles, allow 3½ to 4 hours TERRAIN: Uphill […]

Living Magazines Spring Healthy Habits

Spring into Healthy Habits

Spring is a great time to begin your new road to a healthier lifestyle – we’ve compiled some simple ideas that should get you feeling fitter and looking good in no time… Hands up who has stuck to their New Year’s resolutions? No, us neither! January is not the best time to start a new […]

Living Magazines Tring Sporting Feature collage

A League of Its Own

Heather Harris takes a look back at Tring’s proud sporting roots with this focus on two of the town’s teams When it comes to balls – whether oval or round – Tring certainly has a great tradition. For such a relatively small town, it clearly has a history of attracting a number of extremely sporting […]

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Discovering our Victorian Ancestors

Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery can tell some fascinating tales, as Community Engagement Office Kate Campbell explains The previously neglected Rectory Lane Cemetery has been transformed over the past three years ‘from a dead space to a living place’ with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the work and dedication of many volunteers […]

Living Magazines Homemade Candy Coated Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

In this issue, Victoria Chidgey of Little Tring Cakes, who opened Waters Edge earlier in the year (previously Bluebell Tea Rooms) at Marsworth Reservoir, shares with our readers how to make one of their most popular items – Rainbow Cookies. Perfect for some family baking over the Easter weekend! For the cookie dough 260g Plain […]

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Get on the Property Ladder

It might be harder than ever to buy your first home these days, but it is possible. Here’s how… At the end of 2020, the average house price had reached an all-time high, but if you’re trying to get your first steps onto the property ladder, don’t despair. There are still ways you can do […]