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Life & Style

Jan 08

How to Win at Feminism Reductress Interview And Book Review

How did you come up with the idea of Reductress?   Sarah: We were both writing and performing sketch comedy, and realized there was a lack of spaces for women to create comedy for and about us. Then Beth came to me with the idea for a fake women’s magazine, and we were happy to …

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Dec 28

Spaghetti with Parma Ham and Roasted Garlic

I love garlic, I adore garlic, I cook with absolutely loads of garlic. I could actually employ a full-time garlic peeler, knee deep in discarded garlic husks. A manager I worked with regularly joked I could not cook a dish without garlic, cream and alcohol, including the desserts. BUT I LOATH BURNT GARLIC. I jump …

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Dec 21

Cocktail Ideas: Missy Flynn’s 2017 Round Up

In our final instalment of Cocktail Ideas before the big day, we’ve got some inspiration from cocktail expert and mixologist Missy Flynn. This week the cocktails featured are a step away from being quintessentially Christmas but a round up of the biggest food and drink trends of 2017 in a glass. Inspired by foraging, veganism …

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Nov 22

Unwrapped: My Kind of Christmas Dinner

I really don’t like mentioning the C word – not until at least December anyway – but there’s always going to be an exception. And the Christmas Dinner will always be my exception. Last year I stumbled upon this fabulous event for young people leaving care. I didn’t give them a thought before – did …

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Nov 18

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

If you’re planning on staying in this weekend why not gather some friends round, take out your cocktail shaker and try our simple Christmas cocktail ideas inspired by cocktail classics. Chocolat Luxe Gold Made with: Baileys Chocolat Luxe Inspired by: The White Russian Perfect for: After Dinner. We love this indulgent and silky dark chocolate …

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Nov 10

Toy State Reveals Fantastic Toddler Toys | Christmas Ideas

Toy State, a toy industry leader and innovator of highly-stylized licenced “lights and sound” and radio-controlled vehicles has a fantastic selection of Christmas toys suitable for toddlers. Designed to cope with tough toddler play and encourage co-ordination and imaginative play. We reviewed the following: Hot Wheels Extreme Action Sharkruiser– All the excitement of Hot Wheels™ with lights …

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Nov 05

Classic Fruit Cake

It is time if you are so inclined to start preparing for Christmas and making your Christmas cake and Christmas pudding. There are a number of great Christmas bakes from around the world such as Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen or simply Stollen in Germany, the familiar dome shape of Panettone from Italy or the French Bûche de Noël or …

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Oct 10

My Murgh Makhani – National Curry Week

We are if you are unaware in a celebratory culinary alignment of epic proportions it is National Curry Week, Seafood Week, Chocolate Week and National Porridge Day. “Go on”, I hear you cry, “You’ve had all year have you come up with a recipe combining all of these?” Well no. We had porridge for breakfast, …

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