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Barbecued wild Alaska salmon

Barbecued wild Alaska salmon with a courgette, aubergine, lentil and garlic wild rice salad: This delicious recipe serves 4. Ingredients: Rice: 150g wild rice, washed 50g le Puy lentils, washed ½ courgette, cut into 1cm cubes ½ of 1 red pepper, cut into 1cm cubes ½ aubergine, cut into 1cm cubes 2 tbsp olive oil 1 handful parsley, roughly chopped …

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2013 Olympia Beauty Show

This year was my first time at Olympia Beauty show; it was an eye opener and an experience I thoroughly enjoyed. Over 500 beauty brands exhibited their products and more than 150 new products were launched over the three days. TOWIE’s Amy Childs and Lauren Goodger had exhibition stands and signed autographs while Peter Andre launched his new female fragrance. …

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Wahoo Balance Smartphone Scale

Fitness Gadget Review: Like most people I have a scale in my bathroom, I step on it daily and the numbers always disappoint. I choose to blame the scale for being unreliable but whether this is a true diagnosis or my inability to accept my true weight; I decided to try a new scale so I’ve been playing around with …

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New Product Launch A few weeks ago I called YONKA’s Paris Huile Corps the hardest working body oil I have come across because it not only regenerate and nourish the skin, it also revitalises, firms the skin, fight off signs of ageing, improve circulation and the shape the body’s contours – now that is a lot of functions for a …

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Mixed Autumn Squash and Wild Garlic Medley

Mixed Autumn Squash and Wild Garlic Medley finished with Toasted Seeds and Croutons: Serves: 4-6 Cooking time: 4 hours high (this dish is not recommended for cooking on the low setting.) Ingredients: 1 small butternut squash (peeled, seeded and cut into chunks) 1 small crown prince squash (peeled, seeded and cut into chunks) 1 small spaghetti squash (peeled, seeded and …

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QVC A/W 2013 fashion

QVC is 20 years old – who knew they had been around that long? To celebrate, they had their A/W 2013 fashion event recently showcasing the latest collection for fall and the upcoming party season. They showcased nine key trends in a catwalk show from popular brands like Lulu Guinness, Kipling, Butler & Wilson, Links of London, among others. Bare …

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£1 Dress Collection by IKRUSH

I’ve been itching to share this with you guys but I had to wait till today so here it goes. Online fashion retailer IKRUSH.COM is celebrating their 1st online birthday by launching the £1 dress collection. The collection comprises of 10 dresses all retailing at £1; dress styles include a floral skater, a PVC shift dress, a floral halter dress, …

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Baked plums on toast with mascarpone and lemon

A fantastic plum recipe by Lucy Boyd, daughter of River Café’s Rose Gray and Culinary Director of Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries to celebrate the English plum season. This plum recipe serves 4. Ingredients: Approx. 600 – 650g plums 4 slices of chewy white sourdough, San Francisco is good or 8 slices of ciabatta cut at an angle just slightly less than …

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The Cake and Bake Show – London

It was a busy weekend with Fashion Week and The Cake & Bake Show happening at the same time but I am glad I was able to attend both. What can I say about the Cake & Bake show? It was fabulous! Got to chat with and have cup(s) of tea with some big names in the baking industry, scored …

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Wow Pamper Lounge

Review. This week, I’ve been trying out products and services from Wow Pamper Lounge. I’ve been visiting the site since May, it’s a girly haven for hair and beauty with beauty tutorials and how to videos on how to achieve certain looks.  Visitors can  become registered members and get unlimited access to all the beauty secrets the site has to …

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