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From cocktails to cake: eight recipes for a Mediterranean summer feast

This menu was created on a sunny day while sitting in the garden,” says Marianna Leivaditaki, head chef at Morito Hackney Road. “I wanted icy drinks and lots of punchy salads and vegetables. It’s the perfect feast to share with friends and family. I felt as if I was back in Crete.” Crete was where …

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Nigel Slater’s new potatoes, ham and crème fraîche recipe

The recipe<p>Put a saucepan of water on to boil and find a colander or steamer basket that will sit comfortably over the water. Wipe or rinse 600g of new potatoes under running water, then put them in the steamer basket and cook over the boiling water for 20 minutes or until tender. Test them …

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s barbecue recipes

Every year, I end up testing barbecue recipes in the rain, with an umbrella balanced precariously on one shoulder, but this year’s mission coincided with the hottest April week in 70 years. Barbecue sales doubled, supermarkets ran out of burgers, rosé and sun cream, and I leapt on the balmy …

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Hang Fire Smokehouse’s best barbecue burger recipes

<b>Real deal bacon cheeseburger (pictured above)</b><p>Make the effort to get the right cuts of beef for flavour and texture, add thick-cut bacon and the ooziest of cheeses, hold it all together in a robust bun ... probably the best sandwich you’ll ever eat.<p>Prep <b>10-15 min</b><br>Cook <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>8</b><p><b>300g short rib, 300g</b> …

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The loaf of bread I won't ever stop baking

<b>It's not fancy, but it does the job perfectly.</b><p>I've baked a lot of bread over the years. From chewy slow-rise baguettes and sourdoughs to dinner …

Six of the best one-pot meals

Borlotti, parsley and bread soup (pictured above)<p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 30 min</b><br>Serves <b>6-8</b><p><b>6 tbsp olive oil</b><b><br>3 red onions</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>5 garlic cloves</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>3 carrots</b>, roughly chopped<b><br>2 heads celery</b>,outer branches removed, hearts roughly chopped<b><br>1 bunch parsley leaves</b>, roughly …

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Google’s Ivy Ross On The Future Of Industrial Design

The mastermind behind Google’s push into gadgets talks to us about where they’re going next.<p>The company that’s creating the most beautiful hardware in the world is no longer Apple. It’s not Samsung. And it’s not even Microsoft, either. It’s Google, with its new line of cloth-covered speakers, …

How to cook the perfect shepherd’s pie

I once made a formal, if ever-so-slightly slurred, complaint in a Kansas City bar regarding a shepherd’s pie that arrived filled with best US chuck steak. That’s how strongly I feel about this homely lamb dish and its beefy cottage cousin, even if, according to Clarissa Dickson-Wright, they’re less …

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Breaded chicken cutlets that can go in (or on) just about anything

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>It’s hard to beat the versatility of a breaded chicken cutlet — on a salad, in a sandwich, over a bed of mashed potatoes. You can’t go wrong.<p>The key to evenly cooked, juicy cutlets is using pieces that are thinner than the boneless, skinless chicken breast halves …

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Six of the best healthy breakfasts

<b>Ashura cereal with yoghurt and fresh fruit (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4-6</b><p><b>95ml vegetable oil</b><b><br>110g honey</b><b><br>110g dark brown soft sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp table salt</b><b><br>1 tsp ground cinnamon</b><b><br>½ tsp ground</b> <b>mahlab seeds</b><b><br>½ tsp ground cardamom</b> <b><br>160g puffed wheat</b><b><br>85g pecans</b>,halved<b><br>40g sunflower seeds</b><b><br>50g pumpkin seeds</b><b><br>30g</b> …

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Have you noticed these web design trends in 2018?

As a space of ideas, fresh design and inspiration, the internet is a space which is constantly changing and evolving. As designers add new elements …

Imperfect, organic design is the next step – UX Collective

The current obsession over Pixel Perfect products. And how ‘imperfections’ can make our designs more human.<p>Long ago, there lived a priest who was in …

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s pork recipes

Pork lets you play with a range of ingredients that other meats simply won’t tolerate. It’s the fattiness of some cuts versus the relative leanness of others, allied to pork’s rather neutral flavour – it’s not beef, and definitely not lamb – that opens it up to ingredients as diverse as whisky, …

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UX sketching challenge: 100 days of visual library building

One year ago…<p>…I’ve launched my first online course, Sketching for UX Designers. Next to the course, I wanted to give everyone interested in sketching</b> …

UX Design

Creating A UX Strategy

Creating A UX StrategyCreating A UX StrategyChristopher Murphy 2018-03-23T11:25:01+01:00 2018-04-09T11:06:41+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) As …

Six of the best pho recipes

<b>Vegan pho (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>30 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 10 min</b><br>Serves <b>6</b><p>For the broth<b><br>1 white onion</b>, peeled, topped and tailed, to create flat surfaces for the griddle<b><br>2 large thumbs ginger</b>, peeledandhalvedlengthways<b><br>½ daikon</b>, peeled<b><br>3.5 litres water</b> <b><br>1kg mixed root veg</b> (carrot, swede, turnip, celeriac, parsnip)<b><br>250g</b> …

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Simple asparagus or sweet corn: 20 best soup recipes – part 4

Simon Hopkinson’s asparagus soup<p>This is an extravagant indulgence. Although I have tried (and succeeded) to make asparagus soup with all the trimmings, peelings and off-cuts, it always ends up tasting a little bit like tinned soup. (I can only presume that this is because that is exactly what the …

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How to make spaghetti carbonara – recipe

A big plate of bacon and eggs for dinner – little wonder that this Roman classic is so popular in the UK. Yet the fear of ending up with a pasta omelette puts many carbonara fans off making it at home, though once you know how, it is in fact far quicker and easier than even our own dear …

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Six of the best birthday cake recipes

<b>Grandma Ptak’s red velvet cake (main picture)</b><p>Prep: 30 min<br>Cook: 1 hr<br>Serves: 8-10<p>For the sponge<b><br>600g caster sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp fine salt</b><b><br>5 eggs</b><b><br>250g vegetable oil</b><b><br>5 tbsp red food colouring</b> <b><br>2 tsp vanilla extract</b><b><br>50g cocoa powder</b><b><br>560g plain flour</b><b><br>100g cornflour</b><b><br>500g buttermilk</b> or plain yoghurt<b><br>2 tsp bicarbonate of soda</b> <b><br>2</b> …

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One bowl and 20 minutes of work gets you this buttery, jammy, crunchy dessert

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>A pie is not something most of us can whip up on a whim. And let’s be honest: It’s not the easiest thing to make, either. (If you disagree, you are welcome in my kitchen anytime.) So what to do when the craving for a buttery crust and fruit filling strikes? …

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Nigel Slater’s zesty pudding recipes

Sometimes, on a peaceful, grey winter’s day, I take a citrus fruit from the fridge – a lemon, a clementine, a yuzu if I can find one – pierce its skin and squeeze. Not enough pressure to send a bead of juice running down its peel, but just enough for its scent to float, briefly, brightly, on the …

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s potato recipes

The most memorable potatoes I’ve ever tasted were at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland. Apart from being a superb example of a local new-season variety, these potatoes were simply boiled with heaps of aromatics before being tossed in butter and salt, but they had a hugely …

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How the human eye reads a website

<i>In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin — the wireframing & prototyping app — explains the theory and practice of creating visual hierarchies in web UI</i> …

Nigel Slater’s ice-cream sundae and truffle recipes

I preferred Valentine’s Day when it involved nothing more than trying to work out who had sent me a card covered in kisses. Whatever, the event has moved on and there are probably gifts to be given this week and, to my mind, none more suitable than something made with your own hands.<p>I have a soft …

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Thomasina Miers’ easy recipe for brussels sprout gratin with fennel salami

When it has been this cold and grey for so long, it’s hard to shake yourself from the winter torpor. Thank goodness, then, for the optimism of the pagans: Imbolc, or St Brigid’s Day, is a Gaelic festival at the start of February, halfway between the winter solstice and spring equinox. It’s a …

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Six of the best rice bowl recipes

For each recipe, you need 400g Japanese white rice, cooked by the absorption method: rinse the rice until the water runs clear, put in a saucepan with 520ml water, then cover with a lid and bring to a boil on a high heat. Listen to check that it’s boiling – do not remove the lid – then reduce the …

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Nigel Slater’s Middle Eastern recipes

We breakfasted each morning on soft sheets of warm bread, quince jam and spoonfuls of thick, sour cream. We cut wedges of chilled watermelon, squeezed sweet-sour oranges and cracked fat walnuts. There were bowls of mint and basil to pick at and luminous, treacle-textured molasses of pomegranate, …

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A Satisfying Soup From the Italian Pantry

Some soups are delicate, light and refreshing, served as the prelude to a meal. Others, like this one, are hearty and nourishing meals in themselves. It is not precisely a soup, but a soupy concoction of potatoes and pasta, known throughout Italy as pasta e patate.<p>This is an example of the …

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Six of the best winter soups

<b><br>Borscht (main picture)</b><p>Although borscht is most commonly associated with Russian or Ukrainian cuisine, it has been adopted into Georgian culture. Borscht often features cabbage, but here it’s replaced by apple and fennel, which instead add a delicious sweetness to the mellow beetroot.<p><b>Prep</b> 15 min<b><br>Cook</b> …

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