Stephanie Jeacock

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Leona Lewis on depression, raunchy outfits and ditching Simon Cowell

After a difficult year in which she wrote an open letter to fans about feeling depressed, the X Factor winner and 'diva next door' is starting over<p>The last time we heard from <b>Leona Lewis</b>, <b>X Factor</b>winner turned global superstar, she was in extremis. Coming to terms with a painful break-up last …

Kelly Clarkson Rocks Cover Of Nick Jonas' 'Jealous'

Kelly Clarkson is the queen of covers (among other things.)<p>Her latest? An amazing rendition of Nick Jonas' "Jealous" at her Thursday show in New York City. The performance gives us chills/makes us want to dance?<p>Thank you, world.<p>Clarkson also recently slayed a cover of Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have …

How-To: Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

Bring the natural beauty of the season into your home decor with these lovely DIY autumn leaf mason jar candle holders from Spark & Chemistry!<p>The best part: Is fall foliage already past peak color in your area? No problem! According to the tutorial, this project works well with both real and …

Washer Necklace: a simple tutorial

For Joelys 11th birthday party last week, we made washer necklaces. They were fast easy and the girls loved them.<p>To make your own, gather a few …

DIY watercolor wood blocks

Need a super simple project to do with the kids? This watercolor wood block project is perfect.It’s also great for an unexpected baby gift or fun …

27 Recipes for Toast, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Toppings

A deep archive of Bon Appétit's recipes for toast, crostini, bruschetta, and toppings for a slice of bread<p><b>We'll admit it:</b> Sometimes we refer to <i>Bon Appétit</i> as "Stuff on Toast Magazine." But that's just because toast—or crostini or bruschetta or whatever—is the perfect vehicle for almost every kind …

6 Home & Design Links We Love This Week

<i>A pre-fab design we can get behind, abstract aerial photographs of sky-blue salt fields, and how to DIY a concrete-topped desk—etc.</i><p>Equipped with a self-regulating indoor climate (plus rainwater collection for the yard and solar roof panels for heating water), this light filled pre-fab home design …

Instead of Throwing Away Your Greens, Make Them into "Meatballs"

<i>We're serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu all year long. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Kitchen shows us how to store, prep, and make the most of it, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: Hold onto your carrot tops! And onion tops! And turnip tops! And beet greens, too. You can turn</i> …

16 Fiery Hot Sauce Recipes That Bring the Heat

<b>Some like their food hot,</b> and at <i>BA</i>, that means doubling down on a whole lot of hot sauce. But sometimes we just can't buy hot sauce fast enough for how frequently we use it, and even if we could, the store-bought kind just isn't giving us the right fiery kick for what we need. That's why there are …

Whole Wheat Flatbread

Makes 4 to 8 Servings<p>This resilient dough is easy to roll very thin; baking the flatbreads at the bottom of the oven maximizes their crispiness.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 envelope (¼-ounce) active dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons)<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>1 cup whole wheat pastry flour<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 …

Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

Makes about 5 cups<p>This pizza sauce produces excess tomato liquid, which would be great added to a braise.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, drained<p>2 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained<p>2 garlic cloves<p>6 tablespoons olive oil<p>¼ cup fresh basil leaves<p>Kosher salt and …

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

How To Make Homemade Tomato Sauce

<i>Homemade tomato sauce</i> <i></i>offers you good economic value as well as good nutrition. This tomato paste expectedly costs less per meal serving than a …

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for roast aubergines with Szechuan fragrant pork

Photograph: Louise Hagger for the Guardian. Food styling: Emily Kydd<p>Thomasina Miers’ courgette, chard and feta free-form pies: ‘Seriously good.’<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/1/1435758251068/ff021af4-3415-4ab1-8c5c-d36ce89979f2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Louise …

Readers' recipes: sizzling chilli dishes

Your chilli recipes proved that our readers really do it like hot<p>It turns out that when it comes to chillies, Telegraph readers like them hot. My poor tastebuds have been sizzled into oblivion by your recipes, from lamb curry to chillies stuffed with, erm, more chillies.<p>Luckily for the capsicum …

Barbecue corn

Grill these corn on the cob on the BBQ, with their husks and some flavoured butter, for a mouthwatering toasty flavour<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 ears of corn, husks intact<br>• Vegetable or olive oil for brushing<p><b>For the BBQ butter</b><p>90g unsalted butter, softened<br>• 3 tbsp <b>Kansas City BBQ sauce</b><p>METHOD<p>Prepare your …

Chocolate, chilli and cinnamon fondants

This indulgent, self-saucing, molten chocolate fondant recipe, with just a hint of warmth from chilli and cinnamon is easy to make and a real crowd pleaser<p>MAKES<p>Eight<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the fondants</b><p>2 tbsp butter, melted<br>• Cocoa powder, for dusting<br>• 200g cooking chocolate, broken up<br>• 200g butter, unsalted<br>• 200g …

Copying CDs and DVDs is made illegal after High Court ruling

Judge makes decision based on musicians who face losses as a result of copyright infringement<p>Copying CDs or DVDs has been ruled illegal again.<p>The …

14 Celebrities’ Brutal Criticisms Of Kanye West – And How The Rapper Hit Back

Some of the most bitter and hilarious barbs aimed at the opinion-splitting rapper, by famous faces who don’t appreciate his greatness.<p>Click or tap to …

Coldplay: The Hidden Stories And Meanings Behind Every Song on ‘Parachutes’ Revealed

It’s Chris Martin’s 40th birthday today (March 2). Let’s take a look back at Coldplay’s first great triumph, their debut album ‘Parachutes’, an …

​Proms First Night review: off to a flying start

<b>Royal Albert Hall, London</b><br>The BBC Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor, Sakari Oramo, find a winning formula featuring Scandinavian giants Sibelius and Nielsen<p>The Proms are going through an interregnum between the departure, last July, of their previous director, Roger Wright, and the arrival, …

Live music booking now

After their cancellation caused the second biggest lineup controversy of this year’s Glastonbury festival, Dave Grohl and his leg have announced their return to the UK. The <b>Foo Fighters</b>will play two Milton Keynes shows and one in Edinburgh, with Iggy Pop on support duties for the former, Royal Blood …

5 Small-Space Ideas to Steal From This Cool Caravan

There's style (and some super-smart storage moves) to be found inside.<p>This tiny caravan — the Wohnwagon, designed in Austria — might inspire romantic notions of hitting the open road and never looking back, but we're realists. There's few of us who can pick up and get of Dodge at a moment's …

On Finding the Soul

When I was approached to write about spirituality and the soul for Quiet Revolution, I sent a “Hell, yes!” reply and performed a victory hustle around my bedroom to some Janelle Monaeᅡᅠmusic because this is the topic I love to write about most.<p>At the same time, a little voice whispered something in …

Scientists meditated on meditation – and the results were troubling

<b>(webphotographeer via iStock)</b><p>There’s no proof to support claims about meditation’s healing powers<p>John Horgan<p>July 16, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American<p>What do you call it when you try to meditate but can't stop thinking about …

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

Maroon 5 Dalai Lama tweet may have led to cancelled China concerts

Los Angeles band Maroon 5 may have become the latest international musicians to be barred from China, with online speculation blaming one band member’s support for the Dalai Lama.<p>The group had been scheduled to perform in Beijing and Shanghai in September as part of an Asian tour but those shows …