PASTEL WORK WITH TASTE

I DON’T generally write about or demonstrate typical Christmas recipes at this time of year. There is always so much on offer out there along the turkey, chestnut, cranberry and sprout theme, with variations on the traditional which in my view are sometimes on the gratuitous side.

See Jane Lovett’s recipe in the December/January issue.

 


LOCAL AUTHORS, IN SO MANY WORDS

STEPHEN ROBERTS runs through the county’s literary role of honour, highlighting some of its prominent men and women of letters.


WATCHING ALL THE GULLS GO BY

They are among the most commonly seen birds throughout Northumberland every autumn and winter but, as IAN KERR explains, some species of gull are far harder to find than others.