Second Nature Journal

The Bake Off Series: Lemon Curd Drizzle Cake with IDEAS Nottingham

This week, we handed over the baking reins to the lovely Helen Searle from our specialist Second Nature retailer, IDEAS Nottingham. We can vouch that her Lemon Curd Drizzle Cake is delicious…

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15th October 2018.

Kitchen Nightmares

The Bake Off Series: Desserts From the Blogging World

This week, The Great British Bake Off focused on a selection of delicious desserts, so we thought we’d do the same, with the help of some amazing bloggers…

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21st September 2018.

The Bake Off Series: Stuffed Walnut and Tomato Braided Bread

Bakers were kneading up a storm in The Great British Bake Off tent this week, so we just had to get a slice of the Bread Week action for ourselves...

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14th September 2018.

The Bake Off Series: Blackberry and Lavender Naked Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

Bakers continued into this series of The Great British Bake Off with a selection of cake themed tasks that left us drooling at the television screen. We couldn't resist getting involved by making our own showstopper...

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7th September 2018.

The Bake Off Series: Chewy Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits

The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens for its ninth season this week, kick starting the delicious action with various biscuit challenges. To celebrate, we’re sharing our favourite biscuit recipe that’s guaranteed to get stomachs rumbling.

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31st August 2018.

Enjoy a Bank Holiday in the kitchen

Have the Summer months taken their toll on your bank balance this year? Don’t fret, you can enjoy Bank Holiday activities for a portion of the cost, from the comfort of your own kitchen.

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17th August 2018.

Hello Spring!

Wave goodbye to your winter blues with our top tips for awakening your kitchen this Spring!

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21st March 2018.

Bold bright kitchen
Fitzroy - Graphite and Dove Grey

Grey is here to stay

The trend for grey remains a core choice within a designer’s colour palette. That’s why we’re delighted to introduce three new greys to some of our most popular kitchen cabinet ranges, and share our top tips on how to style them.

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4th January 2018.

Become the perfect alchemist this Christmas

Enjoy a festive tipple this Christmas and experiment with a selection of delicious cocktails shown in our stunning Alchemy Style 2 collection.

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12 December 2017.

Alchemist
Small yet perfect

Small yet perfectly formed kitchen ideas

Your kitchen doesn’t have to be massive to be beautiful. With careful planning, small kitchens just need some clever design ideas to make them both functional and stylish.

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1st November 2017.

Kitchen Nightmares

As our lifestyles get more hectic, so the pressure on our living spaces increases and our kitchens often bear the brunt of this as new storage challenges arise.

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3rd October 2017.

Kitchen Nightmares
Getting started

Crafting a coastal feel

Style three from our latest collection called Alchemy is based around a coastal theme and we asked Graeme Smith, Head of Retail & Commercial Design, several questions into what inspired him to create this kitchen design.

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25th September 2017.