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Chicory scoops

Fantastic vegetarian recipe, perfect for party season courtesy of Waitrose. Preparation time:15 minutes Cooking time:10 minutes Makes: 16 Ingredients 25g trimmed kale, finely shredded leaves 50g blanched hazelnuts, toasted 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented ½ Perfectly Ripe Avocado, peeled and stoned 16 individual chicory leaves (from about 2 large heads of chicory – 1 white, 1 red) For the …

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Cup Cake Holiday Wreath

A fantastic recipe by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, authors Hello, Cupcake! to put you in a festive mood. The recipe makes nine cup cakes. The great thing about making a cup cake wreath is that you can make it as large or as small as you like. Just remember to have plenty of Jelly Belly® jelly beans on hand! …

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Calvin Klein Home: Spring 2014 Bedding

Calvin Klein 2014 Bedding: Last week, I was at the ME Hotel in Strand to check out Calvin Klein’s 2014 Home and Bedding collection. With the ME’s luxurious rooms as the setting, the collection which was inspired by elements found in nature stood out as polished and luxurious with delicate accents. Here’s a sneak peek of the Montauk which is …

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Gnocchi with Duck Ragù

Gnocchi with Duck Ragù Recipe Here’s another recipe from TOZI bar and restaurant head Chef Maurilio Molteni. For the gnocchi: 1 kilo Désirée potatoes 250g plain flour 1 egg 40g grated parmesan Salt For the duck ragù: 4 duck legs 2 onions 4 carrots 4 celery sticks 2 bay leaves and a sprig of sage 30g tomato puree 1 bottle of Pinot …

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Tsingtao Beer batter prawns in a sweet and sour sauce

Tsingtao Beer battered prawns recipe: A fantastic prawn recipe created by TV chef Ching-He Huang – ideal served with drinks when friends pop over. This makes for an indulgent dish. It can be served as an appetiser or as a main. Juicy Tiger prawns are coated in a Tsingtao Beer batter, deep-fried until golden and then laced in a fruity …

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Smoked duck, pomegranate and pecorino

Smoked duck recipe with a festive twist by TOZI bar and restaurant head Chef Maurilio Molteni. Ingredients 1 smoked duck breast thinly sliced 1 pomegranate 30 g Pecorino Toscano shaved 25ml cabernet sauvignon vinegar 50 ml Extra Virgin olive oil 50g lambs lettuce 50g wild rocket Salt & pepper Method: Cut the pomegranate in a half, extract the juice from …

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Review: Nature’s Path Nice and Nobbly Gluten Free Granola

Starting the day right: I have been drinking white smoothies for breakfast ever since I tried the Body Reset Diet but a few weeks ago I decided to try something new; Nice & Nobbly gluten free granola from Nature’s Path. I took to it like a duck to water because it was just so simple to make. All that is needed …

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Orange & Butterscotch Pudding

Orange & Butterscotch Pudding Recipe: Between now and Christmas, there’ll be tons of delicious festive recipes coming your way. This yummy pudding recipe is courtesy of Mitchell Beazley from the book ‘The Good Table’. Enjoy! Ingredients 2 small unwaxed oranges 225g butter, plus extra for greasing 125g dark muscovado sugar 100g caster sugar 265g self-raising flour 4 large free-range eggs …

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Brow Extensions at Lash Bar

Brow Perfect Launch Last night, I was at Lash Bar on Marshall Street for the launch of their new eyebrow extensions treatment Brow Perfect. What can I say about Lash bar except for the fact that they are all about lashes – both eye and brows. Tinted, waxed, tweezed, extensions; you name it, they can do it. The new eyebrow …

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Blackberry Jam

Delicious blackberry jam recipe – ideal for a breakfast treat. Recipe makes: 6 jars Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 kg (2¼lb) blackberries, picked over and any leaves discarded 1 kg (2¼lb) cooking apples, quartered, cored, peeled 300 ml (½pint) water 1.5 kg (3 lb 2 oz) granulated sugar 1 lemon, juice only Small knob of …

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