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12 British Made Cheeses You'd Be A FOOL Not To Love

Time for some tough love. Boxed Baked Camemberts are not the be all and end of cheese. There are actually loads of slightly obscure British-based cheeses that aren't being given...

Cocktail Class: How To Make A Modern Manhattan

If you like your cocktails with a kick then this Manhattan won't disappoint. Sophisticated, smooth and hella strong, knowing how to make a killer Manhattan should be top of every...

15 Tequila Cocktails That Prove It's Actually Delicious

When most of us think of tequila, memories of salt, shots and bad decisions come to mind. But now that we're grown ups (kinda) it's time to leave the past behind and realise that...

10 Vegetable Side Dishes ANYONE Can Master

Since we are not all blessed with Jamie Oliver skills in the kitchen, we have put together 10 tasty vegetarian side dishes that anyone can make, and we mean everyone. Even if...

How To Make A White Lady Cocktail

Whether you've heard of a White Lady or not doesn't matter now, the moment you taste it you'll never get it out of your head. Its smooth, delicate, citrusy flavour brings a whole...

Growing tomatoes

Growing your own tomatoes is easy and rewarding. Follow our step-by-step guide to growing tomatoes. Growing tomatoes from seed You can start in January or February onwards in...

All about champagne

Champagne is for special moments: parties, celebrations of love, success and big achievements in life. We often crack open the bubbly with dessert, but is this really the best...

Praline

Praline is frequently used in cakes and confectionery. Individual pralines are delicious with coffee, or praline can be used to garnish cakes and confectionery, where the possibil...

Béchamel sauce

A classic of French cuisine, béchamel is a key ingredient of dishes including lasagne, gratin and soufflé. If yours ends up lumpy, too runny, not salty enough, or you haven't...

Meringue

Whether you're making dry, sticky, French, Italian or Swiss meringue, all are made using the same two ingredients: egg whites and sugar. Variations are made by altering the quantities...

Carrots

A vegetable, a root vegetable or a fruit? Raw or cooked, savoury or sweet, the carrot is a staple ingredient in many dishes (not forgetting carrot cake!). Why not be a little...

17 Amazingly Yummy Ways To Pimp Your Yule Log This Christmas

Didn't think you could ever make your standard choc-tasticly indulgent yule log better? Well you're wrong. And here's the proof. Believe us when we say you haven't tried yule...

This Martini Bianco And Prosecco Cocktail Will Rock Your World

Any cocktail containing Prosecco is OK by us, but add in a little Martini Bianco Vermouth and it's just too good to be true. Think Prosecco, but with a extra refreshing summertime...

Southern Comfort And Lemonade Just Got Better

Southern Comfort and lemonade is one of the most refreshing drinks for your summer BBQ. What's more, we've discovered the ultimate way to blend this beverage and trust us, you...

How To Make A Seriously Good Tom Collins

Yes Pimms might be the go-to summer drink, but if we're all honest with ourselves, gin is the only spirit that truly matters. So instead of wasting your time with anything else...

The Ultimate Pimped Out Pancake Day Toppings

This Pancake Day, instead of selling out with your usual sugar sprinkle and squirt of lemon, take a look at these pimped out pancake toppings. At least if you eat yourself to...

The 8 Great British Bake Off cookbooks you need in your life

If, like us, you can’t remember life before the Great British Bake Off, don’t worry, we’ve found a way struggling through the impending months of mundanity – Great British Bake...

The Gingerline: A whole lot more than secret dining

The three things that you can always rely on in life are: one – people need to eat, two - everyone loves to party, three - we all go mad over a good secret. So when Gingerline...

London's Best Christmas Cocktails and How to Make Them in Your Own Home

The turkey’s in the oven, the pigs are all in their blankets and the roast potatoes are on the cusp of peak crispiness i.e. you've mastered the notoriously tricky Christmas dinner...

All The Classic Christmas Food Ranked Worst To Best

It's Christmas in less than a week and while we can tell our workmates until we're blue in the face that we're just looking forward to "spending some quality time with the family"...

This Is Not A Drill: You Can Now Buy Gin & Tonic Easter Eggs!

Chocolate and booze lovers of the land listen up: your chocolate-gin dreams have come true thanks to the greatest booze-food hybrid to bless us with its presence. Enter: the gin...

Prosecco, Rosé and Champagne Ice Lollies Are The Fanciest Treat You Need This Summer

Summer is looming over us like a big cloud filled with muggy heat and barbecue smells. There's nothing we like better than throwing on a summer dress and kicking back with a large...

This Woman Found A "Squid Like" Object In Her Fancy Coconut Water

Have you ever drank out of a mug only to discover there's a spider in there? I have, and it's haunted me ever since. My number one life rule is to always, always check a glass...

You Can Now Buy A Lollipop Shaped Like Donald Trump's Head - And All The Profits Go To Planned Parenthood

"Trump sucks" is a phrase that is uttered across the world on a daily basis. Whether it's talking about reproductive rights, immigration or healthcare, the same iteration enters...

Avocado Art Is Your New Instagram Obsession

If you love playing with your food, this latest Insta craze is taking it to the next level and trust us - you're gonna love it. People are taking everyone's favourite squishy...

Pizza Ice Cream Now Exists, Because Of Course It Does

In summer, there's nothing better than a scoop of ice cream or two to cool us down on those balmy June afternoons. And we're down with the unique flavours - gin and tonic sorbet...

There's A Blue Gin Train Coming To London & You're Going To Want A Ticket ASAP

Ordinarily, us Londoners spend way too much time waiting for a train, sitting on a train or filling out delay repay forms for cancelled trains, but a gin train? Now that's something...

Nestlé Are Selling A Version Of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups And OMG

America has gifted us many things in its 241-plus-year history (Channing Tatum, Disneyworld, NSYNC etc.) but personally, I reckon the best export from across the pond is its Reese's...

G&T 'Fun Buns' Are The Most Gin-Credible Booze-Food Combination Yet

Food and booze are two of life's simple, but no less great, pleasures and when the two combine, it brings on all sorts of feelings. But we may have unearthed the greatest boozy-food...

The UK's First Make-Your-Own Gin Lab Is Coming, So Form An Orderly Queue

The world has gone a little bit giddy for gin and it shows no signs of getting botanical fatigue just yet, with fancy recipes and experiences popping up here there and everywhere...

Pimm's Popsicles Are Here To Get Us In The Spirit Of Summer

What even is British summertime without a jug of Pimms in one hand (yep, a whole jug) and a handheld fan in the other? It's the only time we'll willingly consume strawberries...

Is This Photo Of A Filthy McFlurry Machine Enough To Make You Never Eat One Again?

Unlike Marmite, the humble McFlurry has the power to unite the masses - even though your choice of topping is heaped in judgement. McDonald's much-loved ice cream and its menu...

Lego Brick Burgers Now Exist & They Look Insane

Forget your beloved Big Mac 'cos there's a new burger in town, and it's taking us back to those good old days of making like Ed Sheeran and building Lego houses. Brick burgers...

It Turns Out Your Favourite Fast Food Is Full Of Actual Sh*t

Last month we had the displeasure of informing you that the nation's favourite global coffee chains were found to have poo particles in their iced drinks. Now, an investigation...

Competition: Win A Luxury Hamper Worth £150 For The Perfect Night In!

Sofeminine has teamed up with Boursin® to give one lucky winner the chance to win a luxury hamper for the perfect night in. Because staying in is the new going out, right? We've...

Your Favourite Drink Just Got Tastier Thanks To Marshmallow Gin

Forget all you know about gin because the favourite spirit among us Brits has just been given a super-sweet make-over just in time for Fri-yay and we're 100 per cent here for it...

Pink Tequila Is Here To Make Your Shots Instagrammable

There comes a point in every night out when you convince yourself that the only way to crank the fun level up is by yelling 'SHOTS!' to any of your mates who'll listen. Nine times...

This Bakery Turns Internet Trolls' Comments Into Cakes And Sends Them Anonymously

Everyone's had some dumbass say means things to them at one point or another. Maybe it was over an old school AOL chat or MSN messenger, or maybe it was on Facebook or Twitter...

Does Music Change The Way Our Food Tastes?

Everyone knows that when you go out for dinner, the better the atmosphere means the better your meal will be - bad surroundings can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. But how...

Listen Up, Mums-To-Be! We Found The Best Non-alcoholic Wines For You To Try

Alcohol is a gift to all women (and men). It makes us brutally honest, better looking and excellent dancers or so we think. But there are circumstances that forbid us from drinking...

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Gin And Tonic To A Whole New Level

Gin and tonic isn't just any refreshing boozy drink...NO! Gin and tonic is a way of life, nothing matches up to a glass of good chilled gin, premium tonic water, with ice and a slice...

Top 10 Gin And Tonic Cake Recipes You Need In Your Life

Moist, zingy and with an added alcoholic kick, G&T cakes are our favourite new thing and will be yours too after you see these recipes. Any way to consume more gin is OK with us...

25 Game-Changing Ways To Eat Doughnuts

If you didn’t already have it marked out in BOLD, this week it’s National Doughnut Week. Now not only can you eat doughnuts for breakfast/lunch/dinner without being at all judged...

15 Recipes That Prove Vegetarian Protein Is Way Better Than Meat

We've all heard some ridiculous reasons not to go veggie but not having enough vegetarian protein isn't one of them. Beans, eggs, kale and tofu are just a few meat-free ingredients...

10 Of The Best Gluten-Free Cookbooks

Whether you're a seasoned coeliac, recently diagnosed or just trying out the gluten-free lifestyle here are 10 of the best gluten-free cookbook you should have in your kitchen...

14 Amazing Ways To Drink Rum You Definitely Won't Have Thought Of Before

Yes other spirits are good (we'll never forget you gin), but there's something about rum that always gets the party started. I mean you can make daiquiris, mojitos AND piña coladas...

I Went Vegetarian for A Whole Month And Here's What I Learned

As a meat-loving carnivore with a quiet disdain for anyone who willingly substitutes beef for Quorn, I think it’s fair to say I was weary of quitting my delicious, beloved meat...

15 Outrageous Cheesecakes Recipes

With a soft creamy top, and crunchy base, cheesecakes make for the perfect pudding. From a classic New York style cheesecake, to a rich chocolate brownie option, here are 15 outra...

40 Coffee Memes All Caffeine Addicts Will Relate To

Let people know why coffee is so awesome. Here are 50 memes all caffeine addicts will relates to ... In coffee we believe ... Are you a coffee lover? Tweet us @sofeminineUK! You...

Gin O'clock: 14 Ingenious Ways To Drink Gin That You've Not Thought Of Before

There’s so much more to gin than the basic G&T we know and love. So to get you to try new things and switch it up a little we've assembled an assortment of gin cocktails that...

15 Delicious Pancake Day Ideas

It’s Pancake Day, officially, but remember everyday can be pancake day, and with these 15 delicious pancake ideas, you will make sure it is. So to inspire you and also make you...

10 Of The Best Vegetarian Cookbooks Of All Time

Whether you're a fully fledged vegetarian, or getting involved in #meatfreemonday, we've picked the top of the crops in vegetarian cookbooks to help you make the best vegetarian...

10 Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas You Need In Your Recipe File

Undoubtedly, one of the best things about Christmas Day is the food, the booze and the fact calories don't count. And nothing, nothing kicks off Christmas day right like a good...

12 Finger-Licking Ways To Eat Turkey This Season

If you're sick of the same bog standard roast dinner at Christmas why not cook up something a little different this year? Or how about putting those Xmas leftovers to use and...

How To Make Pancakes: The Best Pancake Recipes Going

Looking for the best pancake recipe that's simple and easy to make? We have you covered. We've got all the most delicious homemade pancake mix recipes right here so whether you...

The Low Calorie Cocktail Hacks Every Girl Needs To Know

How do you pick a fun tipple that tastes great but won't have you drinking the liquid equivalent of a bag of sweets? Let us tell you. We've found out the secrets to picking the...

How To Navigate A Wine List: 10 Tips From a Sommelier

In case you've never heard of the fancy shmancy word "sommelier," it is basically a job where you need to know EVERYTHING about wine. We like wine, that we know for sure, but...

18 Sweet & Savoury Ways To Cook Your Pumpkin

Looking to make something ghoulishly good this Halloween? We've just the answer for you. Pumpkin. Trust us, it's the wonder ingredient that tastes amazing in sweet and savoury dishes...

#ThirstyThursday: How To Celebrate London Cocktail Week In Style

If one thing is for sure, Brits love their drink and now, with London Cocktail Week (LCW) up and running we finally get to immerse ourselves in the best of London's cocktail culture...

37 Delicious Cakes Of Instagram: Time To Get Baking!

WARNING: Do NOT read this on an empty stomach, you will NOT cope well. Since it's National Cake Week and since us girls would give up most things before we give up our sweet treats...