5 IDEAL RECIPES IF YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR BUTTERBEANS

Butter beans, a storecupboard staple we can't live without. Easy to cook, butter beans make a hearty dinner in no time at all. And we've...

5 IDEAL RECIPES IF YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR LENTILS

Got some lentils in the cupboard but no idea what to do with them? We’ve got some delicious recipes courtesy of Waitrose.com to help you cook...

5 IDEAL HOT CHOCOLATE TIPS

Hot chocolate season is approaching! It’s time to wrap up and get cosy, and what better than with a steaming mug of creamy hot...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: L’AMI MALO – THE IDEAL PLACE FOR GALETTES IN...

News just in. There's no need to cross the channel - or wait for pancake day - to enjoy French crepes and galettes, delivered...

9 IDEAL RECIPES FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PARTY

'Tis the season to be spooky, or so the saying should go. And while most of the tricking and treating yields little more than...

5 IDEAL PUMPKIN RECIPES FOR AUTUMN

Pumpkins aren't just for carving and hot drinks you know. Indeed, fall’s favourite flavour can be found in more than just a pumpkin latte. From pumpkin soup...

THE IDEAL GUIDE TO WINE MAKING

There’s simply nothing better than a good glass, but what isn’t so simple is the process of making it and contrary to popular belief, it...

5 IDEAL WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL BAKING WEEK

When’s the last time you baked a cake, experimented with a cookie recipe or created a pavlova from scratch? Here at IDEAL we love...

5 IDEAL RECIPES FOR A MID-WEEK FISH SUPPER

Not eating enough fish? You're not the only one.  According to the NHS a healthy diet should include at least 2 portions of fish a week, including...

THE IDEAL RECIPE FOR MIGHTY MERINGUES

Often featured in the kitchen is the mighty meringue, a necessity for your Pavlova and a staple in a classic British dessert, Eton Mess....

10 IDEAL HACKS TO TURN YOUR FOOD WASTE INTO SOMETHING DELICIOUS

  Now is the perfect time to start thinking more smartly about just how much food you’re throwing away.  Whether cooking a simple mid-week dinner...

3 IDEAL STIR FRY SAUCES FROM GOLDEN DRAGON

A successful stir fry can be all about the right sauce. There’s no need to the head to the supermarket for a pre-made sauce,...

THE IDEAL RECIPE FOR AN AUTUMN BRUNCH: SMOKED HADDOCK KEDGEREE

In need of a breakfast recipe, to cure your hangover and compliment a cuppa? We can sort you out with this wholesome smoked haddock...

5 IDEAL RECIPES IF YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR CHICKPEAS

Chickpeas are one of the cheapest most popular pulses and here at IDEAL we can't get enough of them. We’ve got some delicious recipes courtesy of...

7 IDEAL THINGS TO EAT IN CHIANG MAI

The food of Chiang Mai is completely different from the rest of Thailand - balanced, less bracing than the food further south without losing...