Saga Magazine - April 2016

01 April 2016

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Easter baking, new state pension and more.

Highlights from the April issue of Saga Magazine, including web exclusives and extended features. 

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's 10 tips to avoid food waste

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall shares his 10 top tips for cutting down on food waste around the home.

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Cooking school

Food and drink courses

Whether you want a change of career, improve on an old skill or learn a new one, there are food and drink courses to suit all tastes.

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Happy birthday, Elizabeth!

To mark the Queen's 90th birthday on April 21, nine other Elizabeths, who also have decade-busting birthdays in 2016, reflect on their lives, share their hopes and muse on being 'Queen for a day'.

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Woman writing

How to write a memoir

Think you’ve had an interesting life? Here are ten great tips for writing a fascinating and readable memoir for your family and friends - or maybe even for publishing.

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How to grow magnolias

Find out how to grow magnolias, stunning blossoming trees that come in a range of colours and sizes.

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Almond, apricot and amaretto cake

Diana Henry's almond, apricot and amaretto cake

This is richly redolent of almonds - it's the marzipan in the mixture - and has a lovely moist crumb.

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Almond and fennel seed biscotti

Diana Henry's almond biscotti

Delicate almond biscotti for a grown-up tea party.

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Online health research

Dr Google: using the internet to monitor health

The internet can be a great source of medical information, but how can you know if the advice is reliable? Following this checklist will help.

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State pension maze

The new state pension maze

Paul Lewis on the rules for determining how much you’ll get are labyrinthine. Follow this advice to stop the ‘flat rate’ putting you in a flat spin.

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