April Atkinson

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16 hidden Welsh lakes so remote you can only reach them on foot

Hidden away in Wales' mountains and mostly accessible only by foot - these are the secret lakes of Wales.<p>You may never even have heard their names - …

The Complicated Relationship Between Animals And Art

At this year's conference of the College Art Association (CAA), I organized a session titled "The Art of Animal Activism" with Keri Cronin, an associate professor of art history at Brock University in Canada.<p>The annual CAA conference is a professional meeting of artists, art historians and museum …

Art

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of …

The Quickest, Easiest, and Tastiest Coffee Cake Recipe to Start Your Day

<i>The following post was originally featured on Runway Chef and written by Alyssa Levine, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>You know those crisp, cool mornings where you're like "Oh man, this smoothie is just killing it this morning." Yeah, me neither. I mean, let's be real. No one wakes up on a 30 …

Chocolate and coffee éclairs

Certain things are loved all over the world. Coffee, chocolate and éclairs are three of them, so I decided to combine these to create an amazing taste sensation that will instantly arouse your taste buds. The classic éclair is part of the foundations of French culinary history. It is likely to have …

When the Lab Enters the Museum

Faced with the constraints of analyzing works of art in museums, researchers today can use a wide range of spectrometers and colorimeters to get to …

Art History vs. the Art Market

We then move to the opposite end of the spectrum to talk about Big Art History, which, according to senior editor Tess Thackara, is the era we are …

Art

Science gives clues to 'The Bedroom' as van Gogh painted it

Though science and art are vastly different disciplines, one can shed light on the other. That connection is on display in a recolorized version …

Vincent Van Gogh

Limoncello

How many drinks are this mouthwatering yet powerful, fresh-tasting yet long-lived? Or, indeed, packed with tangy acidity, yet syrupy and thick – and are sipped after dinner as a digestif ?<p>At least, that’s how they drink limoncello in southern Italy, especially along the Amalfi coast and in Sicily. …

Homemade

Roasted beetroot tart with thyme, olives and Parmesan recipe

This beetroot tart with crème fraîche and Parmesan is a real winner<p>If you can’t find beetroot still with the leaves on, a couple of handfuls of spinach is a worthy alternative. I like to use the pretty pink candy cane beetroots for this recipe, but the deep red ones are also</b> …

Roasted butternut squash and pine nut quinoa recipe

A naturally gluten-free meal of tender squash with quinoa, mixed with crunchy broccoli and nuts<p>SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 1 butternut squash<p>• olive oil, for drizzling<p>• mixed dried herbs (I like oregano, herbs de provence, thyme and rosemary)<p>• 1 tsp paprika<p>• 1 cup of quinoa<p>• 1 lime or lemon<p>• a large …

Banana, apple and peanut mug crumble

SERVES<p>1<p>TOTAL TIME<p>5 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the fruit</b><p>1 apple, peeled, cored and diced<br>• 1 tbsp caster sugar<br>• ½ banana, sliced into rounds<br>• 1 heaped tbsp peanut butter<p><b>For the crumble</b><p>15g butter (1 slice 5mm thick)<br>• 1 tbsp soft brown sugar<br>• 2 heaped tbsp peanut butter<br>• 2 heaped tbsp plain flour<br>• 1 tbsp chopped, roasted …