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Who’s got talent?

Britain’s favourite duo, Ant and Dec, will hit our screens in April with the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent. We can’t wait to giggle at more bonkers acts like Dalek impersonator Martyn Crofts, who made the live semi-finals last year. Watch out for Morrisons ads sandwiching each show, and more from Ant and Dec as they tie up with Morrisons in exciting events throughout the year.

All about mums

Celebrate your mum this mother’s day at storyofmum.com, an online community launched by mother and daughter team Penny and Pippa Best to celebrate the journey that is motherhood. Here you can share your proudest, most tearful or funniest moments, take part in activities such as poetry competitions, and simply celebrate what makes being a mum so special.
http://www.storyofmum.com/blogs

3 of the best spring food festivals

Spring Harvest Festival, Brighton – 28 March - 3 April

This children's food festival and live food show is held in New Road and Royal Pavilion Gardens. Enjoy local food markets and tastings, competitions, an Easter egg hunt, fish festival and lots more. Visit the Brighton and Hove food festival website for more details.
http://www.brightonfoodfestival.com/index.html

The Edible Garden Show, Warwickshire – 15 - 17 March

The Edible Garden Show 2013 will bring together inspirational celebrity gardeners and chefs, key livestock experts and innovative exhibitors for anyone wanting to grab a slice of The Good Life and grow food to eat.
http://www.theediblegardenshow.co.uk/

The All-Day, Iron-Age Breakfast, Perthshire, Scotland – 31 March

Step back in time and learn a few Iron-Age cookery skills at this quirky festival. The Crannog Creperie will be on hand to show you how to make crepes and rolls using their Iron-Age ovens, then make your own butter to spread on them.
http://crannog.co.uk/

3 of the best chocolate festivals

Chocolate and Easter go hand in hand. But there’s a lot more to this confection than eggs – as you’ll learn at these chocolatey havens.

The Bristol Chocolate Festival 30-31 March

Join a chocolate factory tour, have your portrait painted in chocolate, buy choccie greetings cards and more.
http://www.festivalchocolate.co.uk/

York Chocolate Festival 29 March-1April

Chocolate traders from across the north-east tout their tempting biscuits, cakes and hand-made chocolates. Expect chocolate dinners, workshops and demos.
http://www.yorkchocolatefestival.co.uk/

The London Chocolate Festival 22-24 March

Sample sweet and savoury creations and cocktails and become a choc swot  with free workshops. South bank Centre.
http://www.festivalchocolate.co.uk/

Easter treats

Back in the 18th century, daughters baked their mums a simnel cake for Easter. Bringing the tradition bang up to date, Morrisons is offering a Simnel Bar, £3, a delicious marzipan-topped fruit loaf.

For a novel twist on hot cross buns, the Hot Cross Loaf, 75p has all the taste of a regular bun, but you can slice it as thick as you like.

There are lots more novel Easter treats in store, from Bunny Bread, 75p, to Easter Cupcakes, £1.75, 4 pack. Check out the full range in store now.

This month we’re raving about foodie blogger MsMarmitelover

Kerstin Rodgers’ blog The English Can Cook has been voted one of the top five food blogs in the UK and for good reason. The quirky queen of guerilla dining, Kerstin (aka Ms Marmite Lover), is a pioneer of the supper club or underground restaurant movement, an idea she got while holidaying in Cuba where pop up restaurants in people’s homes are common. She then went on to launch one of the first UK supper clubs through her blog.

This is a lady with attitude and her food style can best be described as generous. She’s anti small portions, anti fussy food, anti restaurants and above all, cooks the food we all love to eat.

Her book, Supper Club: recipes and notes from the underground restaurant, showcases some of her most successful recipes.

http://marmitelover.blogspot.co.uk/

Dates for your diary

10 March – Mothering Sunday

Spread the love and show your mum how much you care by making a real fuss of her. Why not treat her to a special afternoon tea this year with our great recipes.

17 March – St Patrick’s Day

Grab a Guinness, seek out a parade and celebrate all things Irish.

31 March – Easter Sunday

Plus the clocks go forward for the start of British Summer time. Double whoop.

MORRISONS MOLTEN MAGMA GROUND COFFEE

Billed as the ‘vindaloo’ of coffees, a cafetière of this will stir things up after dinner. £2.39, 227g (£1.06/100g).

MORRISONS MOJITO AND PINA COLADA COCKTAILS

Try these novel non-alcoholic mixers for a change to your regular squash. 69p each, 1 litre.