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    Apple banana bread and other recipes from Hawai’i

    November 15, 2015 • Food


    Tastes of the South Pacific

    On our journey through the South Pacific we were able to sample many of the islands’ own delicacies and specific ways of preparing food. The food in Hawaiʻi represents a microcosm of Polynesian food, drawing on recipes that have been passed down for generations and which make full use of...

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    An arrangement of colour in Amalfi

    May 11, 2014 • Travel


    The Amalfi coast in Italy is well known for its stunning views and panoramic coastal roads but there’s a lot to be soaked up inside its hilltop villas too…La Minervetta, perched on the seacliff overlooking Marina Grande – a short walk from the centre of Sorrento, has gone for a...

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    Orange is the New Black

    October 28, 2013 • Living

    November, Bath 121

    With Autumn now in full swing and Halloween only a couple of days away, we thought it timely to dedicate a small post to everyone’s favourite ghoulish squash – the Pumpkin.

    Halloween itself may be a somewhat bigger deal in the US than the UK but the tradition of gourd carving...

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    On the Trail of Slow Food in Italy

    by  • October 12, 2013 • Food


    Think of Italy and somewhere along the way images of food markets and colourful, sun-ripened ingredients are bound to conjure up.  The Italians take food seriously and sitting down to eat it together is a daily ritual, so it’s not surprising to find that the birth of the Slow Food movement began...

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    Drawing on Inspiration

    by  • June 16, 2013 • Living


    Build a gentle drawing habit to appreciate life’s small joys…Michael Nobbs discovers the powers of creativity…

    Drawing has made my life a little better. Maybe it can make yours a little better too.
    Back at the end of the 1990s I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and was forced to stop what...

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    Slow Travel Across America: Part 1 – CrossCountry

    May 29, 2013 • Adventure, Travel

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    Route (main stops): Chicago – Omaha – Denver – Salt Lake City – Reno – Sacramento – San Francisco.

    Time zones crossed: Central, Mountain and Pacific

    There’s no denying that America is a vast country and the temptation to fly from East coast to West or vice versa is particularly easy to give...

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    Coastal Foraging

    by  • March 28, 2013 • Food

    Rock Samphire - Crithmum maritimum

    After a few balmy, sunshine filled days at the beginning of the month, March has quickly turned cold again, with much of the country wrapped in a blanket of snow. At the moment it feels like we are locked in a battle between Spring and Winter and the tender new...

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    Cupcakes Three Ways by Martha Stewart

    by  • March 24, 2013 • Home Bakes


    Last 14th February, people from around the world celebrated Valentine’s Day. This celebration began as a church-sanctioned holiday involving St. Valentine. Through the following centuries, it has evolved into an annual occasion where lovers express their affection for each other by giving gifts such as greeting cards, flowers and chocolates.…

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