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How to Make Your Own Italian Grandma-Style Pasta Without a Recipe

<i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in an effort for you to create your own spin. Today…roasted eggplant gemelli!</i><p>It's a Wednesday night and our October issue is closing. Editors, …

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Cheap and easy recipes for students on a budget

Big bowls of pasta, stuffed peppers, jacket potatoes and mug cakes: these are the perfect recipes to get you through your first term at university<p>Going off to university can be daunting: meeting new people, living away from home and cooking for yourself for the first time.<p>As a student you will …

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Amsterdam attractions: what to see and do in spring

Popular songs have it that spring’s the time to come tulip-plucking. Here are my recommended events for the season.<p><b>Parks and gardens</b><p><b>Vondelpark</b><p>Amsterdam’s "green lung" is a pleasing profusion of forested patches, formal gardens, abundant shrubberies, open lawns, lakes and ponds. There are …

How to feel safe as a female traveller in a city

Travel is a liberating, enriching experience, but females who are on their own can feel threatened, especially in big cities.<p>Stepping onto a train or bus at night, when alone, can be a nerve-wracking experience. A YouGov poll conducted in October asked women to rate the cities that they felt had …

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Photography,Food & drink,Illustration,René Magritte,Pablo Picasso,Salvador Dalí,Piet Mondrian,Andy Warhol,Van Gogh,Gustav Klimt,Culture,Design,Art<p>‘I love food,’ says Moscow-based photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina. ‘The flavours, the freshness, how it looks…’ Last autumn, inspired by …

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‘The place has already been colonised by regulars unable to believe their luck. And rightly so: I’d give my eye teeth to have this as my local’<p>Everybody loves a good critical savaging. My colleague over at the Observer, Jay Rayner, has written books and stage shows about the delicious shiver of …

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Heroes, villains and victories – the women who shaped 2014

<b>The Malala award</b><p><b>Nominees:</b> Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling (who was briefly mistaken for her at a New York party).<p><b>Winner:</b> Malala, by a landslide – for being awarded the Nobel peace prize at the age of 17 (the youngest ever recipient) but also crucially for the fact that she had to wait to give her …

From makeup and diet to SPFs and hair oils, our three experts advise on the best way to look after yourself<p>When something works, it becomes a given. It's the one thing that's reliable when life, technology and Tinder become an unpredictable roulette of insanity. Having a signature (or safe) look is …

Sali Hughes: the essential guide to staying ahead of the beauty game

One day, as a very little girl, I sat on my grandmother's bed watching her spritz on Yardley English Lavender perfume, powder her face from a gilt Stratton compact and slick on her fuchsia No7 lipstick. Transfixed, I asked why she wore makeup. Clicking the lipstick shut, she said, matter-of-factly, …

Harsh scrubs are a thing of the past – try the new breed of gentle exfoliating powders, gels, peels and brushes for soft, fresh-looking skin<p>The grossest things tend to have immediate gratification. It starts with picking your nose age five, then graduates to squeezing your spots and ferociously …

Saint Nicholas to Santa: The Surprising Origins of Mr. Claus

Santa's evolution includes a round-the-world ride that rivals the one he does on Christmas Eve.<p>This story has been updated. It was originally published on December 20, 2013.<p>Any kid can tell you where Santa Claus is from—the North Pole. But his historical journey is even longer and more fantastic …

Your Ultimate Christmas TV 2014 Guide

Downton Abbey, Strictly Come Dancing and Doctor Who. Same old, same old, right? Actually no. This year’s Christmas Tv pulls out all the stops. Here …

The best Christmas condiments

From chutneys to brandy butter, we pick the best condiments to grace your table this festive season<p><b>Makers & Merchants Piccalilli</b><p>Cold meats, scotch eggs, pork pies and sausage rolls become all the more gratifying with a spoonful of sweet, tangy and slightly spicy Piccalilli. Makers and Merchants …

The world's 50 greatest countries – according to you

The secret to making great curry

The most thrilling moment in the study of any subject comes when you realise that what seems an impossibly complicated discipline is in fact underpinned by a few simple principles. It’s like that moment when Keanu Reeves learns to read the Matrix. A sudden, exhilarating rush of clarity.<p>The novice …

How to cook the perfect Christmas lunch

The truly great magic of Christmas is where it falls amid the seasons: the final farewell bid to autumn is made at the close of November swiftly followed by the mighty push through December to the big day itself. For sure, there are the presents and the parties and extraordinary cavorting during …

Gingerbread house recipe: a step-by-step guide

This recipe uses a lot of cloves so use the lower quantity if you prefer a gentler flavour.<p>You can buy gingerbread house cutters from Lakeland, priced £4.99, but there are templates for gingerbread houses online.<p>The dough is very soft, so it is best to make it the day before and chill overnight …

Christmas gift guide 2014

Some bargain hunts turn into trolley warfare, with police accusing Tesco executives of inadequate planning<p>Published: 28 Nov 2014<p>Justin Welby suggests giving something from a charity shop, offering to babysit or inviting someone to Christmas lunch<p>Published: 8 Dec 2014<p>Shoppers tell of being jostled …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

The Best Cleansers For Dry, Sensitive And Dehydrated Skin

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, £8.35 from www.feelunique.com<p>Eucerin Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Lotion, £11.50 at www.lookfantastic.com<p>Avene Cold Cream …

The 50 best covers

<i>Chosen by Bernadette McNulty, Neil McCormick, Helen Brown and Thomas H Green</i><p><b>Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards, 1986</b> <i><br>orig. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, 1975</i><p>It was camp enough to begin with, but Jimi Somerville and Sarah Jane Morris's triumphant falsetto-basso profundo duet on this cover of …

Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Coconut

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf Servings<p>Make sure your eggs and coconut oil are at room temperature for this pumpkin bread recipe: Cold eggs can make the oil seize, making the batter uneven.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup whole wheat flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 …

Green juice: this year's most fashionable smoothie

From Cara Delevingne to Colin Farrell, everyone is drinking green juice. Carolyn Hart's cookbook of the week explains how you can join the gang<p>Houses that contain health-conscious boomerang children will be used to the continual roar of the juicer, drowning out interesting discussions on Radio 4 …

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

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Pre-Travel Prep: 5 Healthy Ways to Kick Off a Long Flight

This past month I found myself jet setting through airports in New York City, Aruba, Panama, and Colombia. With Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco on the horizon and my travel schedule getting busier as the year goes on, I learned a long time ago that in order to stay healthy and well on the road, I …