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I'm Rachel, editor of Muddy Cornwall, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Half way through Dry January or just looking for something different to drink, why not try one of these Cornish mocktails?

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  • Fast and filling recipes for an easier January

    Fast and filling recipes for an easier January

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

    • Cornish Mocktails

      Cornish Mocktails

      Half way through Dry January or just looking for something different to drink, why not try one of these Cornish mocktails?

    • Muddy Makes: Oyster Mignonette Sauces

      Muddy Makes: Oyster Mignonette Sauces

      Indulged over the festive season but still craving the restaurant experience? Get your hands on some Cornish oysters and try them with one of these mignonette sauces from Philleigh Way Cookery School.

    • Cornish Food Deliveries

      Cornish Food Deliveries

      Locally reared meat, freshly caught fish and veg that's been dug up just a few miles away. Switch your supermarket shop for packages of local goodness.

    • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s winter warmers

      Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s winter warmers

      Spent all of December scoffing crisps and mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook, 'Eat Better Forever: 7 Ways to Transform Your Diet'


  • Missing the Cornwall landscape? Escape to the Duchy, virtually of course, with our roundup of some Cornish classics from the big and small screen 🎥 (link in bio) - have we missed any of your favourites?
#cornwall #cornishfilm #cornwallonscreen
  • Essential viewing this week has surely had to be @chefrickstein new series on Cornwall (BBC2, 6.30pm) which Rick filmed last summer in loads of lush locations round the Duchy. On tonight’s episode he not only took a swim in the Camel Estuary (as did yours truly today, which is when I took this pic 🏊🏻‍♀️❄️) but features @porthilly_shellfish - which did you know you can buy to eat at home - perfect for a little restaurant style lockdown eating at home. You’ll obviously want some mignonette sauce recipes to serve with them - so we are pleased to share some from Rupert Cooper at @philleighway cookery school - who also has some handy instructions for first time shuckers. Link in bio! 🌊
#recipes #oysters #inlovewithlocal #cornishproduce #cornwall #cornwallcoast #camelestuary #porthillyoysters
  • Socially distanced swans taking their daily exercise. Snapped after taking mine 🏊🏻‍♀️❄️
#cornwall #lovecornwall #getoutside #sunshine #coldwaterswimming #outdoorswimming
  • Annoying fact: women typically invest 30% less in their financial future than men 😱 Shocking, right? But it’s not too late to start - from school fees and retirement to career changes and going single we’ve got the lowdown from Schroders on how to take control of your finances for 2021. Chick the link in bio, go, go go!
  • Happy New Year from an uncharacteristically almost snowy Cornwall ❄️☃️
  • Final swim of the year as the light faded this afternoon ❄️ settling down now for some drinks at home, looking forward to seeing you all again when we are allowed to socialise again. 🥂
We're raising a glass to the awesome local communities who've come together to support one another during this challenging year. It's been unbelievably tough but the resourcefulness and creativity has made it clear that pubs, restaurants, shops and theatres will bounce back and when they do, they’ll do it with wit, energy and passion. And Muddy will be here to support them every step of the way.
Wishing you and your family health and happiness for a (much!) better 2021.
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  • New year, new business?

    New year, new business?

    There’s no time like the new year to get moving with a new project. Got a side hustle that you want to turn into a profitable business?

  • Kids

    • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

    • 10 ways to keep the kids occupied

      10 ways to keep the kids occupied

      Already wondering how you're going to keep juggling work and home school? Internet to the rescue! We've rounded up Cornwall's most loved kids activities, from museums to theatre and wildlife, that are now available online, to boost your kids' creativity and keep them engaged.

  • Veganuary: The beauty edit
  • Veganuary: The beauty edit
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  • Best fitness gear for 2021

    Best fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We’re with you! Here’s the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that’ll have you in tip-top form in no time.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

    • Fur baby! Cosy coats for winter

      Fur baby! Cosy coats for winter

      'Tis the season for wrapping up warm and a new fur coat is on our wish list. Here are six cosy options to buy now from the brilliant shops on The Indie Store.

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    • Veganuary: The beauty edit

      Veganuary: The beauty edit

      Inspired by our Cornish vegan beauty brands? Here's how to go vegan with your entire beauty routine instead with these eight kind-to-animals brands.

    • 5 Cornish Vegan Beauty Brands

      5 Cornish Vegan Beauty Brands

      Doing Veganuary? Don't forget about your beauty products - here's five Cornish brands with vegan options, from soap, skincare, right the way through to deodorant.

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  • My fave places: Thomas Thrussell

    My fave places: Thomas Thrussell

    Thomas Thrussell lives and works deep in the heart of Bodmin Moor, creating large scale metal sculptures, many of which sit in unexpected Cornish locations. So naturally we were curious as to his favourite places in Cornwall – but where shall we go first?

    • How to run well by a pro marathon runner

      How to run well by a pro marathon runner

      Need some work-out motivation? You’re in the right place. Muddy talks to endurance athlete Nick Butter about how to motivate yourself out the door and onto an exercise regime.

    • My fave places: Tia Tamblyn, Botelet

      My fave places: Tia Tamblyn, Botelet

      Tia Tamblyn, writer, foodie, masseuse and all round wellness and sustainable living aficionado shares her favourite places across Cornwall. Where shall we go first?

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