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Café Rouge, Kingsway reopens with a flavour fest!

After shutting down for a week to refurbish and refresh its menu, French inspired bistro Café Rouge in Kingsway reopened its doors with a newly created Rejuve menu, wine list and a new traditional Parisian style design. The new Paris Metro theme can be seen and sensed throughout the bistro; from the decadent mirrors and ‘Kingsway’ signage to the décor …

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Recipe: Raspberry gin sorbet with lavender thins

Cool and refreshing, a cocktail in a dessert glass, or for a bit of fun why not freeze in ice lolly moulds for an adult only version. Serves 6 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 30-35 minutes Ingredients Freeze: 6-8 hours or overnight 150g (5oz) caster sugar 200ml (7 fl oz) water 450g (1lb) raspberries 6 tablespoons gin 1 egg white, optional …

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Recipe: Sweet strawberry, basil & balsamic pizzas

Try this new flavour combo as a dessert rather than the usual main course. Fun to make with the kids and a great talking point after a summery barbecue. This pizza recipe serves 8 and has a 40 minutes preparation time. Ingredients Rising: 1¼ hours – 1 hour 20 minutes Cook: 12-15 minutes 300g (11oz) strong white bread flour ¼ …

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Recipe: Seafood salad with strawberries

Quick to mix together, light, refreshing and low in calories. Plus this healthy salad is just bursting with health-boosting antioxidants, vitamin C and protein to help keep you in tip top shape. This recipe serves 4 people and takes 25 minutes preparation time Ingredients 450g (1lb) strawberries, hulled, halved, larger ones quartered 500g (1lb 2oz) watermelon, peeled, seeds discarded, cut …

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Recipe: Watercress Rainbow Salad

A Healthy Recipe of Watercress Rainbow Salad with Feta, Beetroot, Carrots, Lentils, Pomegranate and Avocado In this quick rainbow salad, you can enjoy the health benefits of watercress alongside a colourful array of vegetables. Packed with delicious superfoods, such as lentils, avocado, feta and pomegranate seeds, you needn’t feel guilty if you reach for a large helping. Serves: 4 Preparation …

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The New George Forman Evolve

I recently went along to the launch of the new George Forman Evolve. We all know George Forman grill, it’s been around for a while now and the things I’ve always loved about George Forman grills is its fat reducing and it’s easy to clean qualities. The new George Forman Evolve promised even more exciting and innovative new features; and …

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“Shop the Trend” – BAFTAs inspired summer garden party dresses

There is no better way to kick off the summer season that with an invitation to a garden party in the sunshine. What will you be wearing this year? We had a look at what the stars on the red carpet at the BAFTAs were wearing to get some inspiration that could translate into more casual and fun summer looks …

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Briciole Win UK Parma Ham Specialist of the Year 2014

I was at Briciole deli and restaurant in Marylebone recently to celebrate their winning the prestigious title of ‘UK Parma Ham Specialist of the Year 2014’. Briciole was being recognised for its passion for Parma Ham, from its use in their restaurant menu, to selling it freshly sliced in the deli. In recognition, the deli and restaurant was awarded ‘The …

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Recipe: Hot Smoked Salmon & Watercress Frittata

Simple and quick enough for breakfast, yet impressive enough to serve for supper or lunch with friends and family, this frittata is loaded with goodness. If you’re not a fan of fish, replace it with some cooked ham or chicken, or for a vegetarian option, try chickpeas or roasted sweet potato. Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5-10 …

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