Anna Swindells

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hummus heaped with tomatoes and cucumbers

Like clockwork every summer, I decide that the only thing I want to eat, maybe forever because when it’s warm out I completely forget winter is …

Food

doyletea full

failproof crepes + a crepe party

I know what most people think of crêpes — they’re difficult, they require planning ahead, they’re fussy (cough<i>French</i>), they rip easily, the first one …

Kiwis join naked yoga craze in exclusive Auckland suburb

One of New Zealand's most exclusive suburbs has joined the latest global fitness craze: naked yoga.<p>Every Tuesday night in leafy Westmere, dozens of …

6 Ways to Make the Slow Cooker Work When You're Gone All Day

In theory, with a little effort in the morning, a slow cooker greets you at the end of the day with a home-cooked, ready-to eat-meal (martini not …

Cooking

In the Kitchen With: Jeff Shields’ Chicken Pot Pie

I’m a sucker for puff pastry and, generally, things cooked in crust. I love the way the crust soaks up the juices of the filling on one side, yet …

pasta salad with roasted tomatoes

For someone who is patently terrified of all the offerings in the deli case pasta salad universe — the tri-colore, mayo-slicked, sugar-sweetened, …

Nigel Slater’s beefsteak tomato with orzo and basil recipe, and his peppers, haricot, lemon and parmesan recipe

Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin/Observer<p>‘The peppers I stuff – not with onion-flecked rice, but with haricot beans and aromatics’: Nigel Slater on his peppers, haricot, lemon and parmesan recipe. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for the …

Pasta

Nigel Slater’s aubergine recipes

Often served as an accompaniment to lamb, sumptuous aubergine is just as good as a dish in its own right<p>The aubergine is rarely seen without at least one of its close friends – olive oil, garlic, mint and the chickpea. But it is its happy partnership with cool, sour yogurt that got me to the stove …

Recipes

How To Cook Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker

Here's one more way to get your pork chop fix — in the slow cooker! I particularly love this method when there are a few extra people around my table …

Slow Cookers

Before & After: A 1980s Kitchen Gets a Dose of Color

(Image credit: Carrie Callegari)<p>While at first glance you might not think this kitchen needs a makeover, when you start to look closely, you'll see …

Countertops

Top 25 Autumn plants

Daisies are everywhere, but it's important to add contrasts in this jewel-box season.<p><b>1 Orpine 'Purple Emperor' (Sedum telephium)</b><br>Flat heads of tiny ruby-red stars held on strong stems and supported by neatly crimped, chocolate-purple foliage. Accommodating (50cm/20in).<p>Buy Purple Emperor now from …

Aylan Kurdi: An anonymous, heartfelt notice for a lost boy

Aylan Kurdi, left, with his brother Galip in a Kurdi family photograph. Both drowned trying to get to Greece.<p>Tributes have poured in for little Aylan …

Visas

5 Things We Can Learn from This Expansive, Neutral Kitchen

(Image credit: Lucy Interior Design)<p>When we first came across this kitchen, our reaction was one of envy: <i>They can fit six bar stools at their</i> …

Interior Design

Recipe: Lentil Dal with Hearty Greens

Place the red lentils in a pot and add enough water to cover them. Bring the water to a boil, skimming off any scum that rises to the top, then turn …

Pumpkin Chili Is Exactly What to Eat on Halloween

Peel the pumpkin or squash and cut into 1-inch pieces. (To make it easier to peel the pumpkin, cut in half, remove the seeds — and set aside for …

Recipes

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls — Recipes from The Kitchn

This is my absolute favorite kind of slow cooker recipe — one that takes less than five minutes to pull together and then rewards you with a …

Cooking

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>Which are the 100 best novels ever written in the English language? No list could possibly satisfy everyone, as …

Books

corn chowder salad

We’ve rented a house at the beach this week, but we haven’t seen it because why would you leave your house if it had a pool like this in the …

thick, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies

The last trick to getting a really thick, chewy cookie is to chill the dough before you bake it. You can scoop it and then chill it, or, if you’re …

20 Books You Can’t Put Down For Summer Reading

What makes you feel like it’s really summer?For me, it’s a week at the beach with a beach chair, umbrella, a cooler full of drinks, and my Kindle …

Self-improvement

Yossy Arefi’s Fruit Pie

Many times, the recipes you see on the In the Kitchen With column are the result of years of patient pursuit (and vigilant spam filters). I begin to …

spinach and cheese strata

I have spent the last few months unearthing recipes I’ve had bookmarked for an eternity. A whole lot of them, mostly things I have spared you, did …