P414 Teletext on 4 414 Dec11 23:11:21       ———————————————————————————————  CHRISTMAS RIVER COTTAGE STYLE  It may be autumn in the current series of Beyond River Cottage, but outside there's a nip in the air and Christmas is fast approaching. We can't all be smallholders like Hugh, but we can still get into the spirit of the good life. It's all about appreciating food - and thinking about where it comes from. Inspired by Hugh, here are our tips for a River Cottage-style Christmas. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Veronica Peerless CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Beeny TV today Life On Stage
P414 Teletext on 4 414 Dec11 23:17:12       ———————————————————————————————  CHRISTMAS RIVER COTTAGE STYLE  Go to market Don't rely on supermarket stuff that's flown across the world. It uses up fuel and damages the environment - and it won't be fresh when you eat it. Buy instead from farmer's markets (find your nearest at farmersmarkets.net) or farm shops. Or have a box of produce delivered to your house every week. If you can't get to a market, eat seasonal food. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Today on Channel 4 Guide 400 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Beeny TV today Life On Stage
P414 Teletext on 4 414 Dec11 23:17:32       ———————————————————————————————  CHRISTMAS RIVER COTTAGE STYLE  Eat sprouts (and other seasonal food) OK, you might not like sprouts, but there's plenty of food that's in season now to fill our festive plates. Parsnips are great at this time of year. Roast them, mash them or make them into soup. Red cabbage is delicious braised for a couple of hours in wine (or vinegar) and spices until it is caramelised. Great with a roast. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Sports Diary 431 Tour dates 358-9 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Beeny TV today Life On Stage
P414 Teletext on 4 414 Dec11 23:14:42       ———————————————————————————————  CHRISTMAS RIVER COTTAGE STYLE  Seasonal foods eleriac - not the prettiest of veg, but delicious in stews, and brilliant mashed. Goose - less intensively farmed than turkey, with more flavour. And it makes great fat for roast potatoes. Sprouts - they're few people's favourite, but you might change your mind if you try them cooked with chestnuts, butter, bacon or cream. Tip: the smaller ones taste better. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Latest Channel 4 Racing 438 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Beeny TV today Life On Stage
P414 Teletext on 4 414 Dec11 23:12:05       ———————————————————————————————  CHRISTMAS RIVER COTTAGE STYLE  Talk turkey Six million turkeys will be slaughtered this year and many of them will have had very unpleasant lives - and deaths. (urkeys are often kept with up to 25,000 other birds in near darkness to make sure they don't get aggressive. Clear your conscience and order a free range turkey. Visit the Compassion In World Farming website (ciwf.co.uk) to find out more. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Today on Channel 4 Guide 400 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Beeny TV today Life On Stage
P414 Teletext on 4 414 Dec11 23:16:17       ———————————————————————————————  CHRISTMAS RIVER COTTAGE STYLE  Eat chocolate ... but only if it's fairly traded. Look out for the Fairtrade logo - see fairtrade.org.uk for details. Ingredients for your pud or cake can be fairly traded too, including sugar and dried fruit. Or you could buy a ready made cake or pud from Oxfam shops or Traidcraft(traidcraftshop.co.uk). And don't forget to round off your dinner with Fairtrade coffee. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Hollyoaks 473 Be on TV 402 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Beeny TV today Life On Stage
P414 Teletext on 4 414 Dec11 23:15:13       ———————————————————————————————  CHRISTMAS RIVER COTTAGE STYLE  Drink wine, beer or cider Make sure they're organic, made without pesticides, herbicides, flavours or flavour enhancers. Visit Englishorganicwine.co.uk or vintageroots.co.uk for tasty tipples. Not convinced? Well, this might persuade you: organic alcoholic drinks lead to fewer allergic reactions... and it's rumoured, fewer hangovers! Beyond River Cottage, Thursday, 8pm ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Inspiration from 4Homes 410 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Beeny TV today Life On Stage