Lisa Mellen

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Something Old, Something New: The Evolution of a Beverly Hills Home

The most interesting houses tend to be in an eternal state of evolving. Such is the case with the Beverly Hills bungalow that film producer Carla …

Easy Vegetable Curry | Tim Shieff

Carrot, Ginger, and Lime Juice

2 Servings<p>The classic carrot-ginger combo gets extra zesty with lime juice.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ pounds carrots, scrubbed, tops trimmed<p>1 4” piece ginger<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Instructions<p>Pass carrots and ginger through a juicer; stir in lime juice. Serve over …

Recipes

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

6 Spring Scents: DIY Home Fragrance

In the blink of an eye, it’ll be officially spring, whether the weather chooses to agree with us or not. Even though some of us may be dealing with a …

Gardens: herbs

Herbs are givers. Not only do they boast the greatest flavour-to-effort ratio, but they are almost without exception fine-looking plants that you'd be happy to give space to even if they weren't providing pizza toppings. If you cook but don't garden, herbs are the place to start. Here are a few …

Ian Anderson: from Jethro Tull to red hot chilli peppers

Rock’s most famous flautist, Ian Anderson, has swapped the excesses of life on the road for the serious business of growing extremely hot chillies<p>Many years ago, I had a room in a house-share that was so small it felt as though my living space had expanded considerably whenever I had a haircut. …

Full of the joys: Mary-Ellen McTague's spring vegetable recipes

Winter is rubbish. We pretend it isn't by hailing the delights of knitwear, cosy nights in, root vegetables and hearty stews, but all that's just to make up for the miserable weather.<p>So hurrah for spring! For a cook, it's the start of the seasons of plenty. Between now and October, we have a …

Top 20 holidays in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall

As the Dawlish railway reopens, the south-west is keen to let visitors know it's open for business. We've selected 20 breaks for families or friends, from river swimming in Somerset to hiking the Exmoor coast and a stay on a Cornish tea plantation<p><b>SOMERSET</b><p>Cider brandy, smoked eel and local cheese on …

Roasted cauliflower with olives and rosemary [Vegetarian]

<b>Jaymi's Notes:</b><br>It's hard to go wrong with cauliflower. The simple vegetable is bland on its own, but that's just what makes it so perfect for recipes …

HOW TO: Make hearty, savory vegan Irish stew

Ireland is such a cozy place. I immediately think of comfy sweaters, sheep stopping traffic as they meander down the road, and lush verdant hillsides …

A tour of Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014

Forget fancy galleries – in Cape Town, 2014 World Design Capital, the most exciting work is in the townships and once-grungy inner-city areas<p>Standing on a dusty road in Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town, our tour guide, James Fernie, leaves none of our group of tourists in any doubt …

Chunky butternut mulligatawny

This spicy soup with basmati rice and apples is chunky, warming and wholesome - plus its low in fat and calories to boot.<p>Ingredients<p>2 tbsp olive or …

Recipes

Jack Monroe's smoked mackerel, lemon and chilli fishcakes recipe

These punchy fishcakes work well with any strong-flavoured fish, but smoked mackerel is best if your budget stretches to it<p>I like smoked mackerel for the intense flavour it gives these fishcakes, but for a cheaper version, tinned sardines work well with the chilli and lemon too.<p><b>(Makes 4 large</b> …

Cider sorbet with cheddar and mint recipe

A rough, dry scrumpy, frozen with a splash of cider brandy and a dash of sugar, makes a delicious sorbet. Serve in teacups, garnished with a cheddar 'Flake'<p>We are very fortunate to be situated right in the middle of one of the most prominent cider-producing areas in Somerset. We have a great number …

How to make buttermilk and rhubarb puddings

For some reason, these days buttermilk is seen as posh or exclusive. I can't understand why – it is a fantastic home ingredient. Traditional buttermilk is the liquid left behind from churning butter and cream. As such, cheesemakers and dairies have access to quantities of buttermilk as a byproduct …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Pebbles: the alcohol charity changing lives in South Africa

A Western Cape project to help children of wine farm workers deal with the results of alcohol abuse is having an impressive impact<p>'Hang on a sec,” says Sophia Warner down the phone, a trace of South African chisel almost persuading me that she’s not really from Guildford. “I’m just getting out of …

How to make pressed chocolate cake

With three children, the birthday cakes come thick and fast. So far, we've had ballerinas protruding from the tops of panettone, a farmyard with pigs and chocolate fences, a liquorice ladybird, a Smartie-pebbledashed house and a banana and toffee bear. It's my daughter's seventh birthday soon. Like …

How to cook the perfect tattie scones

There are lots of things I like about waking up in Scotland. The inevitable half-empty whisky glass by the bed is one. The probability that a good part of my family will already be squabbling downstairs is always a cheering prospect too. But, perhaps best of all, there's the Scottish breakfast in …

Baked Camembert pie for sharing

Baked cheese gets even more indulgent. A layer of quince or cranberry jelly adds an extra dimension to this group-sized starter<p>Ingredients<p>375g pack …

Baking

Nigel Slater's rice with cheese recipe

A creamy vegetarian rice dish with a crust of melted cheese and breadcrumbs. Perfect for a cold night.<p>The recipe<p>Take a small handful each of basil, dill and parsley, and blitz with 100ml of olive oil and a finely chopped spring onion.<p>Warm 500ml of vegetable stock in a pan. In a medium-sized …

Handmade Gift Idea: Body Scrub + Face Spritzer

Rue Magazine has two luxurious DIY beauty tutorials that would make lovely handmade holiday gifts; a grapefruit rosewater facial spritzer and a coconut coffee body scrub. Both sound like they would smell divine and will definitely make the recipient feel totally pampered.

Maple Leaf Knit Shawl

Keep the chill off your shoulders with this beautifully designed and totally functional knitted maple leaf shawl by Ravelry user Natalia @ Elfmoda.<p>[via G’s Crafty Emporium]

Ravelry

The new vegetarian: Root vegetables and butter-bean stew

Carrot juice replaces stock in this fresh yet satisfying vegetable stew with butter beans and the piquant flavour of olives<p>Carrot juice – a wonderful substitute for stock – is the secret behind the complex flavour of this stew.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>350g (12oz) carrots<br>300g (10½oz) swede<br>350g (12oz) parsnips<br>5 …

Key lime pie pots recipe

Key lime pie is an American classic and these pots are sweet and easy to make<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>160g/5½oz stem ginger biscuits, or ginger nuts<br>• 600ml/20½fl oz double cream<br>• 150g/5oz sugar<br>• Zest and juice of 1 lemon<br>• Zest and juice of 3 limes<p><b>Candied peel</b><p>1 lime, very finely sliced into rounds, seeds …

Cheese and chilli straws

INGREDIENTS<p>60g unsalted butter<br>• 100g plain flour<br>• ½ tsp sea salt<br>• ½ tsp chilli flakes<br>• ⅛ tsp sweet smoked paprika<br>• 180g extra-sharp cheddar cheese coarsely grated<br>• 1 tbsp full-fat milk<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.<p>Dice the butter and place in the bowl of a food processor.<p>Add the flour, salt, …

HOW TO: Make Homemade Vegan Marshmallows

<b>UPDATE: We've heard from many readers that this recipe is not quite right and doesn't work as promised. This writer is no longer with us to address</b> …

How to make the perfect bean burgers

Can bean burgers ever compete with their meaty equivalents, and if not, which vegetarian option would you rather have at a barbecue?<p>Bean burgers are one of those meat-free dishes, like Glamorgan sausages or nut roasts, which suffer unfairly from comparison with what us omnivores like to term "the …