Laura Bowen

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Puff pastry tart with smoked bacon, onion and potato

To make this vegetarian just leave out the bacon. Put some sautéed mushrooms on top, or slices of a melting cheese, such as taleggio.<p>SERVES<p>4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g ready-made puff pastry, butter puff is best<br>• 2 large onions, thinly sliced<br>• 25g butter<br>• 500g waxy potatoes<br>• 300g smoked bacon lardons<br>• 125g crème …

24 Recipes for Artichokes, Both Fresh and Jarred

From dips to tarts, salads to pastas, here are 24 ways to use artichokes (both fresh and jarred) in all their glory.<p>We're big fans of fresh artichokes, but are happy to admit that the jarred version can sometimes be just as great. From dips to tarts, salads to pastas, here are 11 ways to use …

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.

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Regrow Fresh Scallions in a Glass of Water

Scallions, or green onions, add a lovely bite to dishes. Even their greens are super tasty. But the next time you cut them up, hang on to the scraps …

What Cool Things Can I Do with All This Free Cloud Storage Space?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Anytime I see an offer for free cloud storage, I'm all over it. I have over 8GB of Dropbox space, 5GB on Google Drive, 20GB on Amazon …

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21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

22 of the best ways to save money in the New Year

A new year, a new you and time to get your finances in shape.<p>We've put together 22 tips to help get you started.<p>1. Ditch your bank and earn up to £200<p>Switching is quicker and easier than you think. And it can garner you instant cash.<p>HSBC* is currently offering £200 to new customers who switch its …

Here are 15 simple desserts for a midweek treat from this past year, including a delicious baked apple stuffed with oats and brown sugar: http://thekitc.hn/1fCQU2F

Ham hock with creamy mustard lentils recipe

Fit for a feast - two tender ham hocks served with piquant lentils<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the ham hock</b><p>2 x 1.2kg (2lb 12oz) ham hocks<br>• 8 black peppercorns<br>• 1 large carrot, cut into chunks<br>• 1 onion, quartered<br>• 2 celery sticks, chopped<br>• 1 bay leaf<br>• handful of parsley stalks<p><b>For the lentils</b><p>1 tbsp olive oil or 15g …

27 Cookies to Bake for the Holiday Season

What Are You Baking For The Holiday Season?<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 1, 2013 57<p>For the fourth year in a row, we are talking COOKIES! Like lots and lots …

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.