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Host a recession BBQ!

It was last July when Solo Stays In featured a guide to throwing a recession party, and at the time it was all a bit tongue in cheek. Recession, what recession, we wondered as it still felt like something of an idle threat. Not so now, of course. By the end of 2009 the you […]

Find comfort in a fried egg-mato sambo!

Solo Features this month takes a look at ‘Credit crunch comebacks’, many of which are some culinary delights that are resurfacing because of consumers’ need for comfort food in this harsh economic climate. So in honour of this we are featuring in Solo Stays In the recipe for one of the best comfort dishes of […]

Pancake time!

Pancake Tuesday in nearly upon – it’s on February 24 to be exact. And while this marks the near beginning of Lent, when you’re supposed to give something up, it’s also a great excuse to indulge until you’re fit to burst. The recipe below serves eight, and while we wouldn’t recommend you eat enough pancakes […]

It’s X Factor Season!

Solo Stays In has one thing to say at this time of year – The X Factor It’s all very simple really and we won’t hold you up telling you. It’s X Factor season and if that doesn’t keep you indoors with nice bottle of wine on a Saturday night, nothing will. You don’t have […]

Get cosy with pumpkin and ginger soup

Now that summer is gone (although we’re not sure it was ever really here), it’s time to turn to warmer foods, which bring us comfort in these chillier times. And with Halloween almost upon us, there’s no season like the present to start using the pumpkin as more than a mere window decoration. Indeed the […]

Weathering the storm

Staying in has been the new going out now for so long that it’s time that going out became the new staying in again. But with the credit crunch and the recent spate of bad, bad weather, that’s not going to happen any time soon. In fact, between thunder and lightening and flash floods, the […]

Throw a recession party!

Now that the recession is supposedly no longer a threat, but an actual reality, we’re here to give you some tips on how to keep enjoying yourself on a shoestring. It doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom you know. Staying in has been the new going out for ages anyway, so why not […]

Chill out with a Caesar salad

Now that it looks like we could be getting some semblance of a summer, these warm evenings are perfect for relaxing with a freshly prepared salad. And whether you’re dining alone or having friends over, you can’t beat a good Caesar, properly made from scratch and served with a nice glass of chilled wine. People […]