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An End-of-Summer Drink: The 'Cukes Gimlet

<b>The best drink I had all summer</b> was one that I first tasted on a warm April day at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley. I took to it instantly. You might think that this is because it was the first thing to pass my lips at my own wedding, but you would be wrong. It's just a great drink.<p>To hedge …

The best English vineyard breaks

English wines have improved in leaps and bounds over recent years, so it’s worth checking out some of the events and tastings that will be taking place at vineyards and wine sellers across the country to mark English Wine Week, which starts today (May 25). And if you really want to make the most of …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Esquire's 8 Rules of Grilling a Great Ribeye

Well, what are you waiting for? It won't grill itself.<p><b>I'm going to go out on a limb</b> and say that you, or someone like you, is planning on doing some grilling this weekend. If you haven't broken out the tongs yet, this would obviously be the time to do so, particularly those of you who, like me, …

Healing recipes: quinoa and vegetable stack

Superfood quinoa is high in fibre and protein. Try it with colourful fresh vegetables.<p><b>Health benefits</b><p>Helps maintain energy levels<p>Helps strengthen the immune system<p>Supports tissue growth and repair<p>Easy to digest and gluten-free<p>High in protein and fibre, quinoa contains all the essential amino acids …

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Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Recipe

This grilled cheese has creamy guacamole in the center that bursts out as you bite into it.<p><b>Note:</b> I like to add tomato to my basic guacamole recipe for this application. Grilled cheese and tomato is just classic. If you want to go one step further, add some crispy bacon to the sandwich.<p><b>Read more:</b> …

5:2 diet: healthy fasting recipes 250 calories or less

<b>Read our comprehensive guide to the 5:2 diet</b><p>All recipes serve one, but can be multiplied up.<p><b>1. Scallops with pancetta and leeks</b><p>Scallops are good news for fasters, with relatively few calories but lots of flavour.<p><b>Boys’ perk:</b> add an extra slice of pancetta<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>2 paper-thin 8g slices of pancetta …

Chocolate and ginger mug microwave cake recipe

Fill a mug or teacup with this chocolate cake recipe, and simply put it in the microve to cook.<p>You’ll need a microwave oven for this recipe. These cakes are great served with custard.<p><i>Makes 1 large mug (serves 2)</i><p>4 tbsp flour<p>2 tbsp sugar<p>1 tbsp cocoa<p>¼ tsp ginger powder<p>1 egg<p>3 tbsp milk<p>3 tbsp butter, …

How to Make a Grilled Cheese... with Blue Cheese

<i>There are grilled cheeses far and wide, for good reason. Many of them are good. Some, great. For April, Grilled Cheese Month, we'll be trying grilled cheeses from all over, and dispensing a little wisdom along the way.</i><p><b>There are many</b> gourmet variations on the grilled cheese, plenty probably not …

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Gwyneth Paltrow's banana ‘ice cream’ with roasted almonds recipe

How to whip up a substitute banana ice cream with sweet-and-sour roasted almonds, Gwyneth Paltrow style.<p>This recipe has all the rich, creamy texture of ice cream with none of the dairy or sugar. The crunchy topping is a snap to put together and is so, so good.<p><i>Makes about 1 pint</i><p>4 ripe bananas, …

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The best quinoa recipes

It's quick. And it's so healthy, scientists reckon a bowl every day could save your life. But most importantly, it's delicious in everything from a salad to pilaff<p>It's not a good idea to tell me I 'must try' something. I am fashion-averse. Sarah Lund had disappeared in a hail of gunfire (and her …

Pepper sauce recipe

The perfect accompaniment to steak, from the Mash restaurant chain.<p><b>Pepper sauce</b><p><i>Serves 4</i><p>300ml white wine<p>500ml beef stock<p>500ml chicken stock<p>40g butter<p>1tbsp Dijon mustard<p>25g Madagascar pepper, crushed<p>5g black pepper<p>250ml single cream<p>Heat the white wine in a saucepan until it is reduced by half.<p>In a …

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Wine tasting notes: English wines for St George’s Day

Three English wines to toast St George with, from a sparkling rosé to a Kentish red.<p><b>2011 Three Choirs 'Regalia’ £6, Asda</b><p>Sales of British wines surged in 2012 with the jubilee and the Olympics, but more important was the boost to their credibility – they are no longer oddities. Regalia, an exclusive …

Modern Art Desserts: From Mondrian Cake to Matisse Parfait

As a lover of modern art, Mondrian-inspired creative projects, and unusual cookbooks, I was instantly enamored with <b>Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art</b> (<i>public library</i>) by <b>Caitlin Freeman</b>, pastry chef at the Blue Bottle café at …

Wine will become 'unaffordable' luxury

Wine could once again become a luxury enjoyed by only the wealthy elite because of taxes and other Government restrictions, a major retailer has warned<p>Stephen Lewis, the chief executive of Majestic Wine, said that rising duty on wine and the prospect of a ban on retailers’ discounts could reverse a …

Easy Dessert Recipes In Just 10 Minutes

Dessert is arguably one of the best courses offered during a meal. But, it also seems to be the first one cut. Either it's not healthy enough (but com'on guys, we all need a little sugar in our lives) or there's just not enough time to be messing around with bake ware. If time is what's getting …

Quick Vegetarian Recipes For A Satisfying Dinner

<i>By Lynn Andriani</i><p>These recipes have it all: They're easy, fast (30 minutes, max!) -- and just so happen to be vegetarian.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Quick Meatless Dinners<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>What To Eat When A Vegetarian Comes Over

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20 Healthier Cake Recipes for Any Celebration

It’s no secret we get a kick out of making not-so-healthy things a bit healthier. It’s also no secret we like to celebrate, and we’re fans of the …

Make Potato Chips in the Microwave

It sounds too good to be true: crisp, homemade potato chips without the mess of deep-frying. Difficult to imagine as that is, it’s even harder to …

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A glistening topcoat of cinnamon and sugar adds just the right amount of sparkle and crunch. Oh yeah, and then there's the bowl of thick, creamy hot chocolate made with the sole purpose of churro dipping, dripping, and dunking in mind. GET THE RECIPE: Churros Balls With Warm Chocolate Dipping Sauce - http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-churros-balls-with-warm-chocolate-dipping-sauce-recipes-from-the-kitchn-186840

Classic French Lavender-Infused Crème Brulee Recipe

• Preheat the oven to 300 F. Arrange 6 custard cups in a large pan with sides at least 1 1/2 inches deep.<br>• In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, …

Focaccia is a wonderful thing to have on hand. It is best served warm, just from the oven, either on its own as a pre-dinner nibble or as the bread to accompany the main meal. Here's how you can make it: SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL: How To Make Easy Rosemary Focaccia - http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-simple-herb-and-salt-focaccia-186606

5 Ways to Bake with Blue Cheese

Blue cheese can add epic scale and complexity to baked goods, from sweet-savory biscuits that work as an appetizer or dessert to breads that give …

10 Lovely Lemon Recipes

The flavor of lemon is something many of us can't get enough of. As it turns out, it's also incredibly versatile: Lemon can just as easily lend the perfect finishing touch to a pasta dish, as it can be the star in an ice-cold margarita. From dinner to drinks to indulgent sweets, here are 10 recipes …

Grilled Cheese Invitational 2011: Los Angeles’ Most Competitive Food Event

A 10,000-person Grilled Cheese Invitational takes place in Los Angeles on Saturday. Isabel Wilkinson on how a friendly cook-off became the "American …