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Feta Cheese with Vegetables

Cut feta cheese into cubes. Rinse mint, shake dry and pluck leaves. Place vegetables, cheese and mint on a plate and serve.

Vegetable Sushi

Step 1/12<p>Rinse sushi rice with cold water in a sieve so until the water runs clear. Drain for about 20 minutes, then transfer to a pot with 250 ml …

Sushi

How To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

<b>Prepare the jars:</b> Wash 2 wide-mouth pint jars, lids, and rings in warm soapy water and rinse well. Set aside to dry, or dry completely by</b> …

Spices

Spiced pumpkin, tomato and chickpea stew

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2kg pumpkin or squash<br>• 1 tsp cumin seeds<br>• 1 tsp coriander seeds<br>• 4 cardamom pods<br>• ½ tsp yellow or black mustard seeds<br>• 100ml vegetable or light olive oil<br>• 2 cloves garlic crushed to a cream<br>• 1 small green or red chilli, finely chopped (with seeds if extra heat is preferred)<br>• 1 large onion, peeled …

Scotch broth

For me, no traditional Scottish meal is complete without a hearty Scotch broth. Usually it’s made with lamb, but I like to give it a twist by adding mutton to mine: it creates a truly juicy depth of flavour.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>100g pearl barley<br>• 75g dried split peas<br>• 1 x 1kg piece of mutton shoulder, …

6 images that show how violent and destructive the universe can be

Supermassive black holes spin through space, stretching any hopeless matter that spirals too close into spaghetti-like strands.<p>Giant stars collapse beneath their gravity, bursting apart in fierce supernova explosions that illuminate galaxies.<p>Stellar corpses called neutron stars, leftover from these …

Universe

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

Dark Matter

NASA plans to hand over the ISS to a private corporation (update)

NASA is dead set on leaving Low-Earth Orbit to go to the moon, Mars and other farther destinations. That means extending the space station's funding beyond 2024 is out of the question. Now, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Bill Hill has revealed what the agency wants to do with the ISS once …

A Time Meditation~ Ireland

Ireland is one of those places on earth where time plays by its own rules. It can not be confined to any human rules and it waxes and wanes as it sees fit. As soon as I set foot on this magical emerald Isle, my wonders about time, space, movement and change began brewing. It took me to untapped …

Meditation

When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson River, 60 miles north and a world away from New York City.<p>Inside the airy chapel on a recent summer afternoon, about 35 educators from the U.S. and at …

Mindfulness

14 expert gardening tips you need this August

If you've been getting to grips with your garden this year, don't drop the ball now! With August in full swing, we'll be heading into autumn soon …

Gardening

Before & After: From “Fishbowl” Townhouse Garden to Private Oasis, in Manhattan

The word “fishbowl” came to mind the first time designer Julie Farris of XS Space visited a client’s townhouse backyard in Manhattan’s Greenwich …

Hamptons Gardens of the Gilded Age

Above is a view of the luxuriant garden of the Wyckoff estate in Southampton. Gardens in the Gilded Age of the Hamptons were even more elaborate than …

Growing Strawberries in Baskets

Step 1: Line Hanging Basket<p>2012, Dorling Kindersley Limited<p>Place the basket in a pot to keep it stable while planting, and if it doesn’t have an …

Gardening

Rain gardens pretty and functional, says Toronto resident

If you're concerned about basement floods due to heavy rains, there's a relatively inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to prevent them, a …

Landscaping

Wild Child: An Intoxicating English Garden at Tattenhall Hall

Almost all gardening involves controlling and choreographing nature, but many of us are letting our gardens grow wilder and more naturalistic. At …

15 ideas for a designer garden without the price tag

Do you ever look at amazing gardens and wonder how you could get a similar look without the cost of hiring a landscaper? Don't we all!<p>That's why …

Landscaping

Composting Techniques: How to Compost In-Situ

At the end of the growing season, piles of cleared crops are a common sight. But what to do with them all? You could add this material to an existing …

Gardening

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We've discovered the perfect London hotel just minutes from Covent Garden

Having not visited the capital in nearly two years, I had been keenly anticipating my two-night stay.<p>After a relaxing and speedy journey, courtesy of …

England

The Flexi Foodie Shares Her Favorite Places To Eat Right Now

We were lucky enough to have the lovely Julie Montagu of Flexi Foodie and <i>Ladies of London</i> fame drop by the mindbodygreen offices recently.<p>Julie …

Tetley is set to launch a "hangover curing" tea

Hallelujah, the Tetley Gods have heard our cries. The company have announced plans to release Super Tea that could cure hangovers, alleviate pain, …

Beef, oyster and Wodehouse ale pie

Giles Babb of the Bluebell Inn in Emsworth created this recipe to celebrate the annual British Food Fortnight (September 17 - October 2, 2016). The theme of this year's BFF is 'rediscovering long-forgotten recipes that represent a local area'. To enter your own event and be in with a chance of …

Happy National Rum Day: the best London bars in which to drink it

Whether your're a connoisseur of rum or simply want to get more acquainted with Jack Sparrow's favourite drink, there are many places in London to try out popular rum-based cocktails or have a go at sipping the spirit neat.<p>To celebrate National Rum Day, we've rounded up our favourite spots in the …

How to Stop Worrying By Staying Present With Mindfulness

Excessive worry seems to continue to be on the rise, even impacting teens more than ever, and can have devastating consequences. Worry and stress can …

My parents’ happy marriage ruined my love life

By all counts, I had a good childhood. We had a nice house, enough money and enough food. I had my own bedroom and my parents indulged my every desire.<p>Importantly, my parents’ relationship was strong, a contrast to the divorces and separations plaguing other families as I was growing up in the …

Parenting

Mudras for Weight Loss

The word mudra is a Sanskrit word which means seal. The yoga mudras are used to seal or affirm an idea or intention. These hand and finger positions …

Sitting

Buddha’s Delight, Otherwise Known As Luo Han Zhai (罗汉斋)

Vesak Day (or ‘Buddha’s birthday’) is the celebration of the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. It is on this day that devoted …