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GBBO – Botanical Week
September 28, 2016
This week on The Great British Bake Off, the contestants are getting inspired by nature to create their bakes. In our own attempt, we’ve created some flora-themed cupcakes to give you the lowdown on how to make quick and easy floral decorations. Read More
RECIPE: Lemon and Lime Marmalade
September 22, 2016
As part of our new blog series written by Robert Dyas customers, we asked preserves aficionado, Paul Crowe – ably supported by his wife, Alison – to show us how to make the perfect preserve. For this article, he’s given us his very own recipe for some tangy lemon and lime marmalade. Read More
PASTRY MAKING DOs AND DON’Ts
September 21, 2016
Bake Off got you feeling inspired to make your own pie and profiteroles? Before you get your hands dirty, take a look at our hints and tips to make the perfect pastry ever time. Read More
RECIPE: Seasonal Toad in the Hole
September 14, 2016
This week is batter week on the Great British Bake Off, and who doesn't love a classic toad in the hole? But to give this autumnal recipe a summer twist, we've packed it full of seasonal vegetables – so it’s great for getting your 5-a-day, too. This recipe serves 4 people, so it’s perfect for a weeknight family supper. Read More
Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets for Surviving University
September 6, 2016
It’s nearly time for the start of the new uni term which means no more ready-made packed lunches and no more of Mum’s homecooked meals – now’s the time to fend for yourself in the kitchen. Here we’ve put together some handy kitchen gadgets to soften the blow, designed to make it easy to whip up anything from a quick pre-lecture meal to a hangover breakfast – all without breaking the bank. Read More
Make great baguettes with our bread maker based recipe
Make Beautiful Fresh Baguettes With Our Baguette Recipe
September 5, 2016
Nothing beats the smell of a freshly baked baguette, the satisfying crunch as you cut through the crust or the steam that explodes as you tear it open. So why not serve up a classic French stick with this super-easy recipe you can create with a bread maker. Read More
Biscuit Week GBBO
Great British Bake Off Biscuit Week
September 2, 2016
We loved The Great British Bake Off biscuit recipes this week, but whilst we couldn’t quite attempt their full-blown gingerbread showstoppers, we decided to try our hands at making our own simple biscuits here at Robert Dyas HQ. This no-fuss recipe is so simple and easy to make – and it went down a treat in the office! Here’s how we made our Lemon Sugar Biscuits. Read More
Get Set for the Bank Holiday
August 26, 2016
It’s nearly the bank holiday so it’s time to get some plans together and make the most of the long weekend – whatever the weather. We can’t predict if it’ll be a scorching heatwave or a total washout, but whether you’re entertaining kids or after a couple’s escape, we’ve got a range of ideas for everyone. Read More
Reviewed: The Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer
August 25, 2016
It’s cake week on The Great British Bake Off 2016 so we decided to don our chef’s hats and try out the Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer to make a delicious homemade Victoria sponge. Read More
LoungAir – Lounge Around in Style this Summer
August 16, 2016
If you’ve been to the beach, park or music festivals enjoying the summer sunshine, no doubt you’ve seen someone catching rays in style on a large inflatable bed that’s not your average lilo. This new trend? The LoungAir – an inflatable lounger that’s at home as much on a glamping trip as it is in your back garden. Read More
Get Set For A Summer Of Sport
August 12, 2016
With some big events from the world of sport hitting our screens this summer, there’s no better time to get involved in the action. Whether you’re hitting the tracks to beat your personal best or playing football in the garden, we’ve got all the gear you need to get started. Read More
RECIPE: Lemon and Roasted Tomato Courgetti Salad
August 4, 2016
Here’s our favourite recipe that makes a perfect accompaniment to a Mediterranean summer feast. This lemon and roasted tomato courgetti salad is a fresh, colourful dish packed full of flavours and textures the whole family will love. Read More
RideLondon This Weekend
Introducing Ring, the smart new way to monitor your home – from anywhere
August 1, 2016
We all know the scenario – you’ve been waiting in for a courier all day, but just need to pop out for 5 minutes to buy some milk or pick up the kids from school. And of course, the minute you do, the courier pops round and leaves a card for you. Offering a simple solution to the problem is Ring, the revolutionary new home security products which make it easy to see, hear and speak to your visitors – even when you’re not at home. Read More
RideLondon 2016
RideLondon Cycle Event This Weekend Featuring Box Hill
July 28, 2016
This weekend heralds the arrival of the Prudential RideLondon cycle event, set to be the largest mass participation cycling event in the UK this year. The routes, which are based on the 2012 cycling event, travel through Surrey and London, with the longer route passing close by to the Robert Dyas HQ and many of our stores. Read More
National Park Week 2016
National Parks Week 2016
July 25, 2016
It’s National Parks Week (Monday 25 to Sunday 31 July), so it’s time to head outdoors and make the most of the beautiful British countryside we so often forget is on our doorstep. For a little inspiration, here’s our three favourite spots for you to go out and explore. Read More
Keep Kids Entertained this Summer
Keep Kids Entertained this Summer
July 19, 2016
School’s out for summer and with six weeks of freedom for the kids, it can be tough to keep them entertained. Here are our ideas to keep them occupied, come rain or shine. Read More

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