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Woman's Weekly menopause cake

Serves 12 For the Woman’s Weekly Menopause Cake you will need: 1 medium (150g/5oz) sweet potato, peeled and chopped 100g (3½oz) dried ready-to-eat figs, roughly chopped 100g (3½oz) soya flour…

Growing lavender: if you dry your crop you're beautifully smelling plants will last for ages and look delightful  © iStock

I’m sure that when the Romans packed sprigs of lavender (their favourite deodorant) into their toiletry bags before they crossed stormy seas to invade Britain, they wouldn’t have imagined that,…

To get the best priced trip, book your flight first (c) iStock

Here’s how to get the best deal on a last-minute getaway… Why should I book last minute? You’re most likely to snap up brilliant holiday deals if you can wait…

Cottage garden path lined by summer borders © Alamy

Make shrubs the backbone of your borders for lasting good looks, says Adrienne Wild   Fall For A Philadelphus If you can only afford the space for one large shrub in…