Ed Varley

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Skordalia – a fantastic alternative to hummus

If ever there was a dip to give hummus a run for it money, skordalia is it. A Greek-style dish of mashed and whipped potato spiked with garlic and lemon, and made voluminous with olive oil. My children have a seemingly insatiable appetite for the "creamy smooth garlicky-ness" of hummus, and were …

Delicious recipes that go with the grain

More than merely good for you, when grains are finely dressed and lovingly coated they make an indulgent feast<p>There are a lot of different grains out there, and I love every one that I have tried. I never eat anything purely because it’s healthy, but most grains, if not overcooked or underseasoned, …

An Otter Eats An Alligator And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Short on Water? Don’t Blame it on the Rain

The common refrain in media stories about water shortages is that they are caused by droughts. Don’t believe them.<p>Droughts don’t cause water shortages. People do.<p>The water shortages appearing with increasing frequency and intensity around the globe are, regretfully, poignant signs of our society’s …

Ireland v Italy, Six Nations 2014: live

Follow minute-by-minute commentary of the Six Nations game between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Saturday March 8 2014<p><i>Email danielchirwa@outlook.com with your thoughts</i><p><b>Latest</b><p><b>Ireland 46 - 7 Italy</b> <b>FT</b><p><b>FULL TIME -</b> BOD was given top billing this afternoon and boy did he deliver with three …

Rob Kearney

Ireland v Italy: Six Nations – as it happened

Full time: Ireland 46-7 Italy<p>That was ruthlessly efficient from Ireland and it felt like we’d gone back to the tournament’s embryonic days when Italy were plucky but hopelessly outclassed. O’Driscoll was quite, quite brilliant today – far better than I’ve seen him in a couple of years, in fact.<p>So …