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Malaysia Night 2014

The 2014 Malaysia Night took place at Trafalgar Square last Friday (26th October). Now in its 5th year, the event which is hosted by Malaysia Kitchen is already a popular annual event with over 40,000 people turning up this year. The night had a food truck atmosphere but without the trucks. Instead, there were 20 food stalls occupied by Malaysian …

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Recipe: Very berry whoopies

Forget about cupcakes, whoopies are the latest craze! Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and sandwiched with intensely fruity and vibrant raspberry butter-cream. Decorate the tops with glace icing and let you or your kids’ imagination go wild with fresh raspberries, sugar sprinkles, sliced mini marshmallows or sugar flowers. This Recipe makes 20 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking …

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Recipe: Beetroot & Vanilla CupCakes with Rose Butter Icing

Recipe makes 12 cupcakes Preparation time: 45 minutes, plus drying time Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients For the cupcakes: 175g caster sugar 175g unsalted butter 3 large eggs, separated 175g self raising flour 175g plain cooked (vacuum packed) beetroot, drained (hold a few drops of juice back to use as colouring) and pureed 1 tbsp vanilla extract For the icing: …

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Recipe: Raspberry cream cupcakes

This week (15th – 21st September) is National Cupcake week so here’s my first cupcake recipe of the week to commemorate. This recipe will make 12 cupcakes, takes 15 minutes to prepare, 15 minutes to cook and 15 minutes to decorate Ingredients Cakes 100 g (4 oz) soft margarine 100 g (4 oz) caster sugar 125 g (41/2 oz) self-raising …

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Review: Dead Sea Spa Magik Mineral shampoo

This shampoo made my top ten sulphate free shampoo and conditioners post last year, but this is a more detailed review after I used the entire shampoo. Dead Sea Spa Magik Mineral shampoo is part of a spa range Dead Sea Spa Magik which includes a conditioning scalp mud and a magic serum which can be used as a daily …

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Review: Filthy Creatures: things my mother never told me.

Filthy Creatures: things my mother never told me by David Williams is a must read because sometimes, you just need to laugh. The humorous and slightly saucy collection of poems gives a funny insight into the character traits of creatures both familiar and loveable, as well as the unfamiliar. But more than just laughs, each poem ends with a tongue …

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New Discovery: Sarah’s Honey Range

Introducing Sarah’s Honeys by Mileeven foods, straight from Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. These honey’s are what I called revolutionary as it puts a whole new twist on honey as we know it. Plain brown honey is so yesterday, why stick with it when you could have exciting new combinations like honey and ginger, honey and blueberry, to I got acquainted with …

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Recipe: Hijiki Quinoa Salad with Orange Ume Plum Dressing

Ingredients 1 cup Clearspring quick cook rice & quinoa 3 cups filtered water or organic vegetable stock ½ cup Clearspring hijiki (rinsed and soaked for 10 minutes) ½ yellow pepper very thinly sliced 1 bunch fresh watercress 1 small bunch of red radishes, very thinly sliced Fresh sprouts, mung beans or alfalfa 3 tbsp. Clearspring roasted seeds with goji berries …

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Review: Lush Roots Hair Treatment

This week, I decided to deviate from the protein treatment I use for my fortnightly hair treatment and use the Lush Roots hair treatment I received at a recent Lush hair event. It’s supposed to be all natural so it wasn’t much of a deviation as my usual homemade protein treatment also is. Roots hair treatment contains honey, nettle, orange, …

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