Frances Li

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Travel tips: holidays in Formentera, and this week's best short break

Take me there: Formentera<p><b>Why go?</b><br>It's a refuge for hippies, clubbed-out Ibiza veterans, Italian tourists by the boatload and the occasional supermodel, yet Formentera manages to hang on to its bohemian, below- the-radar charm. The sugar-soft beaches and psychedelic sunsets are among the best in the …

Baked Eggs With Butternut Squash and Kale Recipe

Kale, Butternut Squash and Baked Eggs<p>Squeezing the lemon juice adds a nice hit of acidity while the avocado on the side adds an extra creaminess to pair with the runny yolk, making this a dish that could easily double as a breakfast or brunch.<p><b>Read more: One-Pot Wonders: Baked Eggs With Butternut</b> …

How to Make No-Bake Fruit and Nut Bars at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple makes a homemade version of store-bought fruit and nut bars that are filling, flavorful, and just as sweet as</i> …

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 …

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 …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

5 Best Islands for a Summer Holiday Retreat

Exploring The Gems Of The Mediterranean Coast

Barcelona's lesser-known attractions

Garish, gregarious Barcelona doesn’t guard its secrets jealously, but the Catalan capital does seem to get a kick from hiding the best of them in plain sight.<i>Lonely Planet Magazine</i> samples the city’s lesser-known delights.<p>The Gaudí-free guide to architecture<p>The amazing fin-de-siècle structures that …

Loneliness

Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013

Size isn’t everything: Europe is just one quarter the size of Asia, one third the size of Africa, but its pull for travellers is unmatched around the world. If you’re exploring Europe this year – or just dreaming about it – some destinations are bound to come to mind: East London with its shiny …

Why June is the only time to travel

According to the long term weather forecast, Flaming June is set to become Raining June this year. Time to think about heading south instead, and it you aren’t tied to school vacations, you couldn’t pick a better time to travel. Book a holiday to the Mediterranean this month and you can travel at …

10 underrated European beauty spots | Boutique Travel Blog

Europe, with its sun-soaked beaches and gorgeous historical cities is always going to be a holiday favourite. Although the continent is also filled …

Six travel destinations for late summer sun | Boutique Travel Blog

If you don’t have children and aren’t still in education, then avoid the crazy travel months of July and August and wait until early autumn instead. …

Appetizer Recipe: Chilled Soba in Cucumber Cups

Peel the cucumbers and cut into rounds 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches thick. Scoop out the middles to create a cup. This is most easily done with a melon …

White Bean Salad with Tarragon

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Tarragon gets the credit it deserves.</i><p>Until recently, I thought of tarragon as a small, confusing, dusty jar in the back of my mother's spice cabinet. If you'd asked, …

Social Circle Macaroni Pie from 'Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking'

The name "macaroni pie" is confusing on multiple fronts. This recipe, from <b>Nathalie Dupree</b> and Cynthia Graubart's <i>Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking</i>, is neither a pie nor made from macaroni. It also obscures the fact that the dish in question is actually just custard-style macaroni and cheese. But …

Almond Butter Banana Cookies

57 votes<p>Prep 10 mins<p>Cook 10 mins<p>Total 20 mins<p>Author George Bryant<p>Yield 16<p>Ingredients<p>3 medjool dates, pits removed (52 grams)<br>• 2 ripe bananas (178 …

How to make the perfect banoffee pie

Sometimes, food falls out of context. There's the sticky toffee pudding, that perfectly British dessert, which, in all probability, migrated here …

Blueberry Hand Pies

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Kids love to get a pint-size sweet.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buttery Pie Crust (click for recipe)<p>All-purpose flour (for dusting)<p>2 cups blueberries (about 10 ounces)<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon …

6 Safe SPF Products

Scoop up these SPF products that are safe to slather (or brush) on

Fifty Shades of Grey: Design Ideas and Inspiration

<b>Gray</b> is definitely one of the hottest interiors colors of the recent past. Available in a multitude of hues and shades, gray has become the ‘go to’ …

Balsamic Glazed Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Nothing can fulfill the defining barbecue trifecta of smoky, sweet, and tangy quite like ribs. These ribs combine a rub that features a trio of peppercorns with a low and slow cook over cherry wood. A brushing of balsamic barbecue sauce in the last half hour leaves the ribs with a glistening</b> …

Key Lime Pie

For the crust: Heat oven to 375°. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl, then transfer to a 9" glass pie plate. …

Caponata from 'River Cottage Veg'

Caponata is one of my favorite dippy things to whip out for summertime entertaining. A tangy sweet-and-sour melange of eggplant, tomatoes, and briny olives, the dish plays well with summer staples like grilled bread, grilled chicken, and grilled...well, anything. <b>Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall</b>'s …

Octopus Salad (Insalata di Polpo)

4 lb. cleaned frozen octopus, thawed and rinsed<p>1 1⁄4 cups olive oil<p>1⁄3 cup kosher salt, plus more<p>6 tbsp. crushed red chile flakes<p>1⁄2 cup finely …

Beef, Ale, and Marmite Pie Recipe

<b>Read more: British Bites: Beef, Ale, and Marmite Pie</b><p>Ingredients1 pound beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2- to 2-inch cubesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)1 medium carrot finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)1 teaspoon finely chopped …