Valerie Norton

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Disturbing disappearances in the Rhubarb Triangle

Growers in Yorkshire, the hub of British production, say two unfavourable winters have left early varieties in short supply<p>AS RECENTLY as a decade ago, news that we are facing a desperate shortage of British rhubarb would scarcely have raised a ripple of consternation in the nation’s kitchens.<p>The …

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off: ep 3, BBC Two, review

Four big personalities gave way to an over-indulgent episode of the Great Sport Relief Bake Off, says Rachel Ward<p>If this episode of the Bake Off were a cake it would be a naughty triple-layered, rum-soaked, double-chocolate gateaux with three dollops of ice cream and a cherry on top. Four big, bold …

Terrible topical lyrics in pop: which are the worst?

When Kasabian announced they'd written a track inspired by the horsemeat scandal, the online world rejoiced in the band's absurdity. But they aren't first act to put their topical tour bus witterings into song. Let us know your suggestions<p>When Kasabian kingpins Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno sat …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better …

Nominees unveiled for the 12th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards

Looks like the Visual Effects Society accolades for <b>Gravity</b>extend beyond Alfonso Cuarón being lauded with a Visionary Award as the lost in space …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!<p>Con Poulos<p>Roasted Pepper-Corn Pasta Salad<p>This orrechiette pasta dish has a few of our favorite things: roasted red pepper, roasted corn, and avocados. Topped with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this pasta salad is as …

New character images from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox gave us our first look at <b>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</b> last week with the release of the official teaser trailer for the simian …