Alison Brown

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For butterfly lovers

Article<p>Portstewart Strand, County Londonderry<p>Calling all kids! It's the season of Butterflies and Moths. - 14, 28 July & 11 August<p>List<p>Our top …

New women-only adventures around the world

<b>Asia, Europe, Latin America and South Africa with Exodus</b><p>100 years after women won the right to vote in Great Britain, the UK-based company Exodus has …

Banoffee Recipe

"I heard about this pie in England, and be sure it's a wonderful one."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs<p>1 cup butter<p>1/2 cup white sugar<p>3 …

Best Yoga Poses for Busy Professionals: Week 5 – Yoga and Meditation

This week, yoga and meditation is the magic phrase. The space you create for yourself is often the most simple and fruitful way to explore who you …

Yoga

7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

We all know the basics of being healthy: eat well, exercise, and get some rest (especially when you’ve got your country’s 500th anniversary to plan, …

10 of the best new UK museums and galleries for 2018

V&A Dundee<p>One of the most significant new openings of the year will be Scotland’s first design museum – and also the first V&A anywhere outside of London – on 15 September. The museum building sits on the river Tay and boasts a bold, radical design by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma – its shape and …

Museums

A feast for February – starring the best rhubarb and white chocolate blondies

Once the juice-fuelled frenzy of January’s self-improving impulses and goal-setting optimism is behind us, February can give way to the doldrums of winter, and the stark reality that no, you aren’t going to lose a stone, double your salary or stick to neatly folding 
all of your clothes with Marie …

Thomasina Miers’ easy recipe for one-pot penne with lentil, tomato and kale sauce

Beat the January blues with a rich, warming bowl of pasta that’s as kind on the wallet as it is on the stomach<p>How very British it is to doom ourselves with all this chat about the coming Monday being the gloomiest day of the year. Yes, January is a bit bleak, which is why this whole resolutions …

Pomegranate

The most watched vegan recipe on Facebook combines two of your fave things

Ask anyone doing Veganauary and they'll tell you, going plant-based ain't easy.<p>But thanks to the world of social media, there are plenty of …

10 spectacular city breaks for solo travellers

Here are 10 of the best go-it-alone trips where you’ll never feel lonely.<p>1. A classical music tour in Germany<p>Coinciding with the city’s Spring Festival series, this four-night tour includes three performances at the Dresden Semperoper: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and his L’Elisir d’Amore, as …

Lemon-Blueberry Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 4-by-8-by-2-inch loaf pan.<p>Toss the blueberries in 2 tablespoons of the flour in a medium bowl and set …

Our favourite historical baking recipes

While avocado-based chocolate cakes, pandan-flavoured icing and high-tech wizardry might be the things that get all the headlines, it’s the …

This Cheesy Zucchini Pasta Bake Will Warm Your Heart

You're probably already dwelling on this (and if you weren't, I apologize in advance), but summer is winding down, folks. Sure, there's still tons of …

Anna Jones’s recipe for barbecue pimentón veggie burgers | The modern cook

The Modern Cook returns with a celebratory take on charred veg. A roast over the coals gives these paprika burgers a smoky hum, and brands slabs of halloumi in preparation for a lime pickle wrap<p>Cooking over coals is so suited to vegetables, and almost any can be used. Undistracted by meat fat, I …

BBQ

Banoffee Cheesecake

Step 1<p>Make The Base<p>Blitz the digestives to a fine crumb and melt the butter. Combine the two in a large mixing bowl until the texture is like wet …

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipe for samphire, potato and chickpea chaat

The UK tends to overlook the vegetables that come from our seas and coastline, which is a bit of an oversight, considering we’re an island nation<p>‘Viking, North Utsire, 3 or 4, moderate, South Utsire, rain later, good”: the shipping forecast is a wonderfully British institution, and the gentlest …

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Crispy Corn Fritters with Fresh Cilantro

Corn fritters, hot and crispy fresh out of the fry pan, are always addictive, but never more so than when they are made with sweet summer corn cut from the cob. The addition of cilantro gives them pretty green flecks as well as a bit of fresh herbaceous flavor. Serve them with maple syrup, if you …

First Came Rosé, Then Frosé, and Now These Frosé Ice Pops

Berry Frosé Ice Pops<p>Makes 10<p>1 cup strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced <br>1 cup raspberries <br>1 tablespoon honey <br>2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon …

7 apps that won't make your kids dumber

Smart apps for your smartphone.<p>BrainPop uses animated movies, games, and quizzes to teach children subjects ranging from science and math to arts and music. In the science category, kids can choose subjects as broad as the nature of the universe or zoom into specifics like Dolly, the first cloned …

15 Must-Make Cakes to Bake Before Summer Ends

You know how some people have a summer bucket list? Picnic on the beach, run the full loop around the park, eat at least one whole tomato per day (grape tomatoes excluded), read a book a week, catch a sunrise or two?<p>I have that, too... only <b>my list consists exclusively of the cakes I want to bake</b> …

The Grilled Shrimp Dinner You Make When Friends Drop By

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Grain Bowls<p>Serves 8<p><i>For the packets:</i><br>Cooking spray <br>2 cups red quinoa <br>1 1/2 pounds large (21 to 25 per pound) shrimp, …

Jeremy Lee’s recipe for apple strudel | King of puddings

Warmed with spices, yet light and fruity, apple strudel is not only the perfect pud for this time of year, its added Sound-of-Music nostalgia makes it emotionally satisfying, too<p>Oh, I love apple strudel. It is a perfect pudding at this time of year, when the last of the winter harvest is exhausted, …

17 One-Bowl Desserts to Make on a Weeknight

If there's one thing I love more than a really good dessert made from scratch, it's a really good dessert I can throw together on a weeknight with no …

20 Vegetarian Meals You Can Make for Lunch or Dinner

One of the top qualities I seek in most recipes is versatility. I know I've found a good one when it's something that can easily pull double duty as …

10 of Our Most Beloved Vegetarian Cookbooks

Even if you're not a vegetarian (or were only a vegetarian for a week in college) chances are you have a vegetarian cookbook on your shelves. Why? If …

20 of Scotland’s best hikes, from one-day walks and family trips to epic adventures

Best one-day hike: Old Man of Hoy, Orkney<p><i>Old Man of Hoy, Orkney (Wilderness Scotland)</i><p>Catch a ferry across to the island of Hoy, in the <b>Orkney</b> …

Is fasting a free health fix – or is it just a fad?

Restricting the amount you eat is said to fight disease, extend lifespan and improve wellbeing. As well as dieters, people with diabetes and MS could benefit<p>You probably first came across it with a pale-looking colleague slumped over their office desk. Or with <i>The Fast Diet</i> author Michael Mosely …

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Veggie-Hearty Meals for the Week Ahead

Do you ever follow a weekend of dining out with a strong craving for vegetables? That's where my head (and stomach) is at this week while meal …

Quick and delicious: A three-course meal for the whole family to enjoy

Pancake Day 2018: The origins of Shrove Tuesday and the essential recipes to celebrate with

Get your eggs, flour, milk and butter ready: Pancake Day is today. But why do we apparently need to use up our basic foodstuffs every year?<p>From the best pancake recipes to the tradition of pancake tossing to where the day originated, here is everything you need to know about Pancake Day.<p>Why is …