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Rooting-tooting! 17 ways with celeriac – from a comforting rosti to excellent ice-cream

It is intimidatingly knobbly, but do persevere. Surprisingly versatile, the vegetable can be used for everything from a cheddar soup to a great twist on coleslawCeleriac has many culinary virtues, but it is not handsome. In its untrimmed state, it looks like a celery plant someone brought before the Gardeners’ Question Time panel to ask what went wrong. It actually is a sort of celery, as the name suggests, cultivated for its bulbous root rather than its apologetic stalks.It looks pretty unprepo...
Tags: Food, Vegetables, Life and style


Experience: I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

I have two pieces of fish, an onion, an egg, baked beans and biscuits. Being a farmer means every day is the sameI have lived in the Teifi valley, in west Wales, all my life: 72 years. I’m a farmer and look after 71 sheep. My boyhood was spent helping my family on the farm. I have never wanted to run away from it, even as a young lad. This valley is cut in the shape of my heart. I once visited a farm in England, about 30 years ago; that was the only time I left Wales.Many of the friends I grew u...
Tags: Food, England, Wales, Scotland, Environment, Life and style, Society, Farming, Teifi


What got me through lockdown? Sharing pork belly with the next-door neighbours | Jay Rayner

Swapping missing ingredients and spare custard tarts over the garden wall made difficult times a little easier to live withTrue neighbourliness is a single onion sitting on a garden wall. It’s a nub end of ginger or a roll of greaseproof paper. Over the past year, all of these things and more besides have loitered on the old brick wall that separates our garden from that of our lovely neighbours, Marc and Elvira. The pandemic has written many narratives around food: there have been community pro...
Tags: Food, Family, Life and style, Elvira, Marc, Jay Rayner, Coronavirus, Torquay Marc


Herbal delight! 17 delicious ways with mint – from courgette frittata to a flawless mojito

It’s most often associated with mint sauce, but can be used for everything from a creamy broad bean pasta to a thirst-quenching lemon sorbetThere are many types of mint, with variations in taste and strength, all of which we can safely ignore: when you buy it in the supermarket, it just says “mint” on the packet. That’s all you need to know.If, however, you wish to explore the subtle differences between ginger mint and pineapple mint, you should probably begin by growing your own. Of all the com...
Tags: Food, Life and style


4 Amazing Superfoods for Your Baby and How to Prepare Them

As a parent, you want to ensure that your baby is well-fed and receiving all of the nutrients necessary to grow strong and healthy. Nowadays, a lot of the products we see displayed on the shelves of supermarkets are heavily processed and full of sugar.  Make sure to ditch these ingredients and opt for preparing meals filled with superfoods instead. If you’re not sure where or how to get started, carry on reading about superfoods for baby, this is the article for you!  Your baby needs...
Tags: Food, Fashion, Baby Gear, Superfood, Baby Food, Food & Snacks, Homemade Baby Food, Superfoods, Organic Baby Food, Real Baby Food


Hold the custard! 17 ways with rhubarb – from perfect muffins to pink gin

The tartness of rhubarb is the whole point, and there are some excellent, unexpected ways to use it, whether you fancy a sweet-and-sour soup or a lovely crumbleWhen I was growing up in the US, people sometimes spoke of rhubarb – they seemed mildly amused by the word – but no one I knew ever ate it. I don’t think I’d ever really seen any until I came to the UK, where – from my point of view, at least – people got a little too excited about the annual arrival of this pink dessert celery.Rhubarb is...
Tags: Food, UK, US, Life and style, Dessert, Felicity Cloake


Beware sugar highs: seven healthy ways to get more energy – from stretching to sourdough

It’s tempting to use coffee and sweet treats as pick-me-ups, but they are only temporary solutions. Here’s how to keep yourself going for longerThe twin gods of conquering the post-lunch slump are caffeine and sugar. But such pick-me-ups are temporary: while a syrupy latte will help you power through until dinner time, you may well end up lying awake at 3am, staring at the ceiling. What if there were a way to have more energy that wasn’t unhealthy, addictive or expensive? (Those takeaway coffees...
Tags: Food, Fitness, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Diets and dieting


Lockdown made me do it: how we lost our will power

From vegetarians tucking into battered sausages to ethical shoppers splurging on fast fashion, many of us have abandoned our better lifestyle choices in lockdown. Amelia Tait discovers what sent her moral compass into a spinIt started with a battered sausage – and OK, if I’m being honest, there were chicken nuggets, too. On 14 April 2020, after three years of vegetarianism and three weeks of lockdown, I shamelessly tucked into some processed meat from the chip shop. Two days later, I wrote the f...
Tags: Food, Life and style, Amelia Tait, Coronavirus


Chocolate-free traditions: celebrating Easter with pickled fish, strong eggs and prayer

Traditions passed down through generations connect families to homelands and the past with present during the annual religious holidaySylvie Saab Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Religion, Life and style, Christianity, Easter, Saab Continue


Meltdown: Ravneet Gill’s recipes for using up Easter egg chocolate

Who wants to turn their excess Easter eggs into chocolate fondant, chocolate cereal clusters and chocolate and hazelnut spread? Bring it on!Can you bake with Easter egg chocolate? Sure you can. After getting my hands on a variety of Easter eggs this year (dark chocolate, caramelised white chocolate, orange-flavoured, nougat-filled mini eggs, the ones with pretzels stuck all over them … ), I found a place for them all: melted and turned into something else. For these recipes, I encourage you to u...
Tags: Food, Cake, Snacks, Eggs, Life and style, Breakfast, Side Dishes, Baking, Chocolate, Dessert, Easter, Ravneet Gill


Sticky and sweet: 17 delicious ways with maple syrup – from pecan pie to a whisky sour

If you’ve been saving it to pour over pancakes, here are some brilliant new options, including bacon lollies, mouthwatering aubergines and some very grown up Rice Krispies I’ve often fancied getting into the maple syrup game – buying some Canadian woods, drilling some holes, hanging some buckets under some spigots. It seems like a low-stress pastime, and you get summers off.It turns out that they don’t hang buckets under spigots much any more. These days, they run hundreds of feet of blue plasti...
Tags: Food, Life and style, Jamie Oliver


Hot cross bun bonanza! Ten brilliant recipes – from the perfect classic to prosciutto and parmesan

For the purists, there is Felicity Cloake’s failsafe recipe. But if you want to buck tradition, how about chocolate, cherry bakewell or Marmite?People get awfully territorial about hot cross buns. If you have ever trailed around a supermarket with a hot cross bun purist at Easter, you’ll know what I mean. They’ll spot a bun that dares deviate even slightly from the tried and true hot cross bun blueprint – maybe it’ll have cranberries in it or, God forbid, chocolate – and they’ll act as if they’v...
Tags: Food, Life and style, Bread, Baking, Chocolate, Easter, Felicity Cloake


Low effort, huge reward: readers recommend 10 very easy, supremely tasty recipes

A delicious, hearty meal needn’t take much time to make. Here are some startlingly quick options for big taste sensations – from midnight spaghetti to fried green plantainAny meal we eat after 10pm is frantic and addled. I often want something salty, spicy and flavoursome, preferably in a bowl, so “midnight spaghetti” is my go-to. Put enough spaghetti for two in a pot of heavily salted water and bring to the boil. Finely slice four garlic cloves, a red chilli and the stems of four leaves of rain...
Tags: Food, London, Snacks, Vegetables, Life and style, Soup, Ella Blackburn


DIY dog food is all the rage: will these recipes bowl over my little terrier?

More of us turn our noses up at mass-produced pet food and prepare our own, which must follow strict nutritional advice. Felicity tries out some recipes on Wilf“We trust people to leave the hospital with a baby and keep it alive,” Debora Robertson, journalist and author of Dogs’ Dinners and Cooking for Cats, sighs down the phone. “We trust them to feed their children, but not their pets. Isn’t that mad?” Dog behaviourist Louise Glazebrook agrees: “The constant explanation that we could not possi...
Tags: Food, Books, Cats, Dogs, Pets, Life and style, Robertson, Wilf, Debora Robertson, Food and drink books, Louise Glazebrook


Teaching Children How To Cook: 3 Simple Recipes The Whole Family Will Love

Getting the whole family involved in mealtime preparations might mean cooking is a little slower and messier than usual, but the benefits of having some tiny sous-chefs in the kitchen more than makes up for it! Not only is cooking an essential life skill that your children need to know, but it can also improve their school performance and has even been shown to reduce the likelihood of kids getting involved in substance abuse in later life. It also helps improve confidence and can be a ...
Tags: Food, Fashion, Cook, Recipes, Roma, Family Friendly, Easy Recipe, Place, Kids In The Kitchen, Quick Meals, Food & Snacks, Stuff For Kids, Simple Recipes, Quick Recipes, Kitchen Safety, Sanket Shah


The creative casserole: 17 fabulous one-pot recipes – from kale spaghetti to coq au vin

The sturdy pots are great for roasting meat, but they can also be used to bake bread, steam shellfish and make a beautiful blackberry cakeMy American mother would have called it a Dutch oven, although a lot of people in the US call a Dutch oven a French oven, while the French call it a casserole. I think a true Dutch oven is a piece of camping equipment, with a hanging handle and stubby little legs, but that is not what my mother meant. My mother did not camp.What I am trying to describe is a po...
Tags: Food, US, Beef, Life and style, Chicken, Seafood, Lamb, Le Creuset


Forget margaritas! 10 ways to cook with tequila – from spiked shrimp to watermelon wedges

While the Mexican spirit is most commonly consumed in shots or cocktails, it can also be a joy to cook with, whether you’re making tasty roast beef or boozy chocolate potsTequila isn’t really a relaxing drink. It isn’t something you pour yourself a glass of once the kids are in bed, unless your children have been particularly nightmarish that day. As such, there is quite possibly a bottle of tequila in one of your cupboards somewhere, a quarter drunk, covered in dust, resigned to spending the re...
Tags: Food, Alcohol, Life and style


Spread the love! 10 scrumptious Marmite recipes, from roast potatoes to spaghetti

The divisive paste has emerged as an ingredient in its own right, lending a warm, umami flavour to all manner of dishes. Here are a few to tryLast year, this newspaper said that “Marmite is having a massive foodie moment”, after noticing that the divisive yeast extract was increasingly featuring as an ingredient, rather than simply being smeared on toast.Yes, Marmite has come into its own. As a sandwich filling, it remains polarising, but as an ingredient it is much more subtle, lending a warm, ...
Tags: Food, Life and style, Vegetarian food and drink, Marmite


Who hasn’t eaten chocolate spread straight out of the jar, and mistaken it for love? | Grace Dent

‘Although the pandemic has been cruel and frightening in a thousand ways, one tiny, shining light of joy is how it has permitted us time off from trying to be better’It’s your final chance to see me in this shoddy state: there are going to be some changes. A sleeker, brighter, better, post-pandemic me is coming out of lockdown. Yes, “data not dates”, our prime minister did warn us, but regardless, the date I’m focusing on is 12 April, the earliest outdoor dining can begin again – and the data I ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Friendship, Life and style, Pasta, Atkins, Chocolate, Heinz, Diets and dieting, Liz Hurley, Coronavirus


Smooth operator: 17 dreamy recipes with Guinness

Irish stout adds a delicious, dark richness to dishes from traditional stews and hearty pies to chocolate cakes and heady cocktails – St Patrick’s Day never tasted betterIt has been a whole 12 months: St Patrick’s Day 2020 was one of the first celebrations to be widely cancelled because of Covid, leaving a lot of people with surplus Guinness and no one to drink it with. Who imagined we would be in the same situation a year on?Clearly some people only drink Guinness on St Patrick’s Day. Pre-pande...
Tags: Food, Life and style, Beer, St Patrick's Day


10 delicious polenta recipes, from scallops to cherry blossom cake

Yes, cooking with this corn-based staple usually involves an awful lot of stirring. But these sweet and savoury dishes make it worthwhilePolenta can feel like a food that takes for ever to make only to end up tasting of nothing. But a little invention and a lot of care will elevate your dinner into something tremendous. Here are 10 recipes that do exactly that. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Life and style, Italian food and drink


Having Trouble Sleeping? 25 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Sleep! By Charles Vallena!

The quality of your sleep is an incredibly important aspect of your health. If you aren’t sleeping well, your entire body and mind suffer… not to mention your work performance and your emotional wellbeing. 25 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Sleep (Until Now) By Charles Vallena   Sleeping is a basic human need. Just […] The post Having Trouble Sleeping? 25 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Sleep! By Charles Vallena! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Food, Family, Featured, Sleep, Uncategorized, Lifestyle, Seo, Going Green, Guest Post, Bedroom, Innovation, Cell Phones, Healthy Eating, Bath, Expert, Focus


'Hydration is a simple thing': has the quest to improve water actually worked?

From alkaline waters to beauty elixirs, added oxygen and probiotics, many brands claim they have ‘enhanced’ water – but what do the experts think?Today, when I woke up, I made myself a cup of warm lemon water. After lunch I dropped a Berocca into a glass to power me through the afternoon haze. Running errands I considered treating myself to a Coke but opted instead for an expensive, vegetable-tasting water.H2O classic may be a prerequisite to all known forms of life, but countless brands insist ...
Tags: Food, Australia, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Beauty, Soft drinks, Coke, Berocca, Australian lifestyle


Sling a hammock, go on a home retreat: how to satisfy your lockdown wanderlust

Holidays may still feel a long way away but you can calm your itchy feet with these tips from adventurers, explorers and seasoned travellersIt is still more than a month until people can go on holiday in England, while foreign travel won’t be allowed until at least 17 May. So how can you get your travel fix without breaking lockdown rules? We asked some seasoned travellers how they are exploring the world from their own homes. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Family, Maps, England, Television, Podcasts, Life and style, World news, Culture, Yoga, Hobbies, Yoga Holidays, Coronavirus


Gourmet to go! 17 brilliant, unexpected ways with a microwave – from risotto to profiteroles

Microwaves are not just for poaching eggs. You can make a vast array of gourmet meals in minutes – from steamed fish to vegetarian chilli and sponge puddingsThey were once regarded as technological miracles – machines that allowed you to travel back in time to a moment when your cup of tea was still hot. But the microwave oven was destined to become a tool of convenience rather than necessity. That said, you don’t really notice how much you use a microwave until you don’t have one. When ours bro...
Tags: Food, Technology, Eggs, Vegetables, Life and style, Fish, Seafood, Chocolate, Dessert


Beautiful beans: how to use them in everything from burgers and dips to flatbread and chutney

Beans are not just delicious but good for us – and the planet. They’re also amazingly versatileJudith Choate loves beans. “Everything about them is good,” says the American chef and food writer. “They’re cheap, they’re highly nutritious. They’re good for the planet: when farmers farm them, they put nutrients back into the earth. I can’t even think of anything bad about them, except the one thing that people object to, which is they do take some time to cook.” Choate has now written The Mighty Be...
Tags: Food, Life and style, Vegetarian food and drink, Choate, Mighty Bean


Melting pot: 17 delicious, warming stews – from a Moroccan fish dish to Persian lamb

Popular all over the world, stew is always a comfort, whether it comes as a Lancashire hotpot, French daube or a summery mix of courgette, mint and butter beansStew doesn’t have a poor reputation so much as bad branding. The name itself has an aura of disappointment about it, especially the way my children repeated it back to me, after they asked what we were having and I told them. “Stew!” they would say, with heavy emphasis on the “Ew!” It probably doesn’t help that “stew” shares an etymologic...
Tags: Meat, Food, Vegetables, Life and style, Fish, Health & wellbeing, Vegetarian food and drink, Lancashire, Felicity Cloake


30 companies that give back all year long - not just around the holidays

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Cotopaxi is a B Corp that puts 1% of its yearly revenue toward grants to nonprofits making sustainable changes in poverty alleviation. Cotopaxi/Instagram Giving back is woven into the business and operations of these 30 companies. If you shop from the following brands, you're also supporting several charitable initiatives. Need more gift ideas? Check out our ultimate gift guide.Aside from volunteering wit...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Food, Asia, New York, Style, California, US, Gift, Trends, Features, Gifts, Beauty, Aclu, B Corp, Patagonia


‘My soupmaker is so quick!’ 15 lockdown buys that helped Guardian readers

From a treadmill and a puppy to 19th-century curtains, here are the purchases that have helped cheer people up in the past yearNot only has my new treadmill seen me through lockdown, it’s also keeping me on an even keel, as I live in a crowded area and don’t really enjoy running outside any more. I use it almost every day, along with an app called Zombies, run! or while listening to podcasts. It has become a comfort. The only downside is that I need to put it back under my bed after each use. Ma...
Tags: Coffee, Food, Fashion, Technology, Pets, Life and style, Bread, Art and design, Homes, Soup, Interiors, Barcelona Spain Continue


The fry’s the limit! 17 delicious ways with batter, from tempura squid to churros

Name an ingredient and someone has deep-fried it. Here are some of the best sweet and savoury recipes, including the notorious deep-fried Mars barIt is often alleged that there is no foodstuff that cannot be improved by dipping it in batter and deep-frying it. This is not true. As Alexi Duggins previously discovered, there are at least four foods that do not take well to deep-frying: Nutella, Cornettos, Toblerones and lettuce.But that is a pretty short list and everything else is fair game. Batt...
Tags: Food, Life and style, Fish, Alexi Duggins, Nutella Cornettos Toblerones, Latin Quatuor Tempora



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