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Cooking

The Dessert Your Next Dinner Party Needs

Photographer and blogger Katie Quinn Davies shares a sweet treat for warmer days.<p><b>Victoria Sponge Cake with Limoncello and Balsamic Strawberries</b><p><i>Serves 8</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the Sponge Cake</i><p>1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened<p>3/4 cup superfine sugar<p>3 free-range eggs<p>1 tsp. pure vanilla extract<p>1 cup plus 2 …

Face yoga is here and THIS is what you need to know

We asked face yoga expert Danielle Collins to teach us her simple facial exercise regime, which helps lift, firm, tone and reduce wrinkles.<p>Firstly, …

Recipes

Elegant Trophy for Plants Inspired by the Japanese Art of Floral Arrangement

The term <i>ikebana</i> refers to the ancient Japanese art of arranging floral elements in harmonious compositions, and it's the conceptual basis for the playful product known as <i>Elkebana</i>. Imagined by designer Fabio Milito and brought to life in Paula Studio, it's a trophy for plant lovers. Two glass-blown …

Japanese Art

Beautiful Scratchboard Portraits of Animals by Allan Ace Adams (Every Line is a Scratch)

To create these breathtaking portraits of animals, artist Allan Ace Adams uses a scalpel and an x-acto knife to scratch away a top layer of black ink to reveal the white clay underneath. Called scratchboard art, it's a time-consuming process that takes commitment and a fine level of detail. One …

Wildlife

Eating spinach every day could make your brain 11 years younger

Your mother was right to tell you to eat your greens: just one portion a day could help stave off dementia<p>We all know that vegetables are good for us - but did you know that eating just one portion of leafy greens a day could stave off dementia?<p>Researchers at Rush University in Chicago evaluated …

Healthy Eating

Nigel Slater’s savoury pie recipes

Layers of soft and creamy filling balanced with crisp and crumbly pastry make these tarts a wonderful weekend supper<p>There are days when all you want on your plate is softness and gentle flavours. A bowl of porridge, perhaps; a risotto whose grains are bound by homemade chicken stock; soporific …

Spectacularly Detailed Dioramas Hidden Inside Vintage Ring Boxes

In Toronto-based artist Talwst's dioramas, antique ring boxes become tiny theaters where spectacularly detailed scenes unfold on a miniature scale. The artist began his unique hobby when a vendor at a Paris market handed him an old ring box and said, “I want to see you do something with this.” …

Vintage

Boozy chicken with sweet pepper sauce

Gennaro Contaldo shares his recipe for pollo ubriaco con peperoni, slow cooked chicken with white wine, port and brandy and a pepper sauce<p>If you can’t be in Italy as spring breaks, you can at least cook like an Italian. And not any old Italian, either – make it a greedy one. The latest book by …

Recipes

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

Cooking

Deliciously Ella: I want to get people excited about veg

A change of diet rescued Ella Woodward from a dangerous illness. Meet one of our food columnists: the 23-year-old who is converting the world to healthy eating<p>It’s becoming hard to match the gravity of Ella Woodward’s words with the cheerful way she delivers them. “I couldn’t have guaranteed to …

Healthy Eating

This Is Why Japanese Women Have Such Great Skin: The 5 Trends From The Far East That Can Benefit Your Complexion

Japanese skincare is so much more advanced than here in the UK. Find out how adding some new steps to your beauty routine can improve your …

How to maximise your health: The best exercise and fitness tips

A personal trainer reveals the time-saving ways you can revolutionise your exercise habits, plus offers Telegraph readers a discounted membership to an online workout programme<p><i>Christina Howells is a London-based personal trainer and co-founder of the online training programme That Girl. See below</i> …

Why You Should Roast a Ton of Vegetables This Weekend

If you're going to roast vegetables, you might as well roast a large batch. Here's why.<p>Want to organize your week's meals, knock out an easy cooking project, and get a head-start on eating healthier? One of the easiest weekend kitchen tasks you can check off your list is to <b>roast a large batch of</b> …

Recipes

Juice recipes to ward off colds and flu

Kara Rosen, author of a new juice book, shares recipes to help you fight off sickness and make you feel good this winter<p><b>Green Coco recipe</b><p>As the Harry Nilsson and the Baha Men sing, ‘Put the lime in the coconut and drink them both up’.<p>Well, we can’t resist adding some extra greens and a bit of lemon …

Alternative Medicine

How to maximise your health: Understanding probiotics and antioxidants

A pharmacist looks at the probiotics and antioxidants that can benefit your diet<p><i>Shabir Daya is a pharmacist and the co-founder of online health store Victoria Health.</i><p><b>Take probiotics.</b> Most people have only 50 per cent of the good bacteria we should have in our system. Without healthy gut bacteria …

Top 30 Skin Clearing Foods

Think spots are something just teenagers get? Think again. Around 20 per cent of women suffer from acne well into their 20s and 30s, which can be …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b><p>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b><p>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

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How to make mulled wine

There seems to be a snooty anti-mulled wine movement gathering pace, which is a shame because, along with the riutal mixing of Christmas cake ingredients in a bucket during October half-term, this is a drink that says to me the season has arrived.<p>I never deviate from the recipe my mother has been …

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

6 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Because your nose wants to get in the spirit, too.<p>Sure, the holidays are a feast for the eyes (twinkling Christmas lights, beautiful wreaths), and your taste buds (cookies!), but if you forget about your nose, you're skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to …

Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ teaspoon baking powder<p>½ cup …

Dessert

DIY Papel Picado Streamers for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo!! My goodness, I L-O-V-E this holiday! It’s so darn festive and awesome, and the food is <i>de-licious</i>. So I’m kicking off a few Cinco de …

Crafting

DIY Gold Tube Bracelets

I have very vivid memories of walking into a bead store for the first time, almost 15 years ago, and being overwhelmed by the million and ten ideas …

Jewelry

10 amazing female singers you haven't heard of yet

Underrated female singer-songwriters that you need to know about<p><b>Rae Morris</b><p>Aged 21, <b>Morris</b> sings about the challenges of life and love with both rawness and a charming freshness: 'It’s happened again, I am stolen alive by my terrified side,' she sings in Way Back When. Her powerful voice flutters …

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