Kelly Darroch

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Butternut Squash, in Season in Autumn

From soups and sides to bread pudding and cakes, here are 24 butternut squash you should be making all fall and winter long.<p>Is your sweater on? Check. Have a scarf around your neck? Check. Are your feet bundled up in boots and warm woolen socks? Affirmative. Then allow us to state the obvious: It's …

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Cadbury Dairy Milk: why rounded chunks of chocolate taste sweeter

We associate roundness with sweet tastes and angular shapes with bitterness. The Dairy Milk recipe is unchanged, but have you detected a difference since the corners were smoothed off?<p>How time flies. A whole year has passed since Cadbury smoothed the corners off its Dairy Milk bars, shaving 4g off …

How to Throw a Stress-Free Dinner Party

The no-stress, plan-ahead, you-can-do-it, strategic, genius guide to throwing a dinner party, according to Food52's Amanda Hesser<p>For years I threw parties on Saturday, dinner-party night across America. <b>This was a huge mistake.</b><p>Saturdays invite ambitious cooking and, with it, stress. These parties …

The Great British Bake Off: so that's what goes into a suet pudding

Thousands of Great British Bake Off learned the grisly secret behind suet puddings on Tuesday's show.<p>"The last thing I want is stodgy suet. It's revolting," declared Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood on Tuesday's show. But Bake Off viewers were shocked when the contestants baked their signature suet …

Hungry Planet: What The World Eats

Germany: The Sturm Family of Hamburg. Food Expenditure for One Week: € 253.29 ($325.81 USD). Favorite foods: salads, s<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Peter Menzel, from …

Ten offbeat experiences on New Zealand’s South Island

Mountains, lakes and glaciers all conspire to make the South Island of New Zealand a superbly scenic stage for active adventure, but once you’ve bungy jumped, hiked and mountain biked to a stellar collection of souvenir T-shirts and DVDs, slow down with these equally engrossing alternative …

Classic campervan capers

Take the open road, some glorious scenery, and the right to camp wherever you like – hey presto, you’ve got a recipe for radical freedom. Now just add one or more of these fabulous routes for a classic campervan experience.<p>Route 1, Iceland<p>The 1339km of Route 1, which was only completed in 1974, …

Top 10 autumn walks in Britain: readers' tips

Crisp trails and dazzling colours, cool air and cosy pubs … hiking the British countryside in autumn is a beautiful experience. Guardian readers pick their favourite turn-of-season walks • To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a Jack Wolfskin backpack worth £130 go to …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

The World's Prettiest Places Without Internet Access

It's hard to deny the impact that constant digital distractions and 24/7 connectivity have had on our stress levels: Heavy technology use has been linked with increased stress, anxiety and depression among young adults, and it may be contributing to higher-than-ever work-related stress levels among …

10 ways to kill time at the airport

Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you’ve got hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover?<p>Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some of our suggestions:<p>Exercise<p>Feeling your muscles atrophy from all those flight delays? Hit the gym! …

Real Snacks: Make Your Favorite Childhood Treats Without All the Junk

There are many snacks that we feel nostalgia for. Some snack cakes bring up memories of swapping snacks with friends at lunchtime. Some potato chips …

Pretzel Bagels

Part bagel, part pretzel. A Pretzel Bagel delivers the best of both types of bread because you can enjoy it as-is (or topped with mustard), like a …

How to use Greek Yogurt in Baking

Over one third of the yogurts sold in most grocery stores are Greek or Greek-style yogurt, taking over shelf space where “traditional” yogurts once …

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Wowie, all of a sudden It. Is. September. I hope everyone had a lovely summer!<p>[I just got to use the word "Wowie!" so I can tell you that things have …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Apples

Lately my home has been filled with the scent of warm vanilla and cooked sugar. I've been making every incarnation of caramel I can think of. I can't …

How to Thicken Frosting

Most of the time, when we think of frosting, we think of something sweet with a thick, smooth and spreadable consistency. Frosting can be very thin, …

Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

I made these Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins to use up the last of the zucchini that was lurking in my fridge. Zucchini is one of those …

Carefree Caramel Cake

September 30, 2013<p>Cake. Caramel. Get Carried away!<p>Gather your ingredients. Butter, flour, sugar, milk, eggs, baking powder, salt and vanilla.<p>Then …

The latest travel scams – and how to avoid them

Have you ever arrived at a hotel to discover that the 'sea view' room you fell head over heels for online doesn't actually exist? Or examined a restaurant bill only to find it includes items that you never ordered?<p>It's easy to become too paranoid while travelling and turn everyone you meet into an …

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The best countries in the world for vegetarians

Glasgow has been heralded as the best city in the world for vegans, but where are the best nations for travellers on a meat-free diet?<p>So now that we've established – or at least Peta has – that Glasgow is the most vegetarian/vegan-friendly place in the UK the next question is, which the best …

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Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Burger King aims to satisfry with new low-calorie french fries

World's No 2 hamburger chain launches 'Satisfries' range that executives say have about 20% fewer calories than normal<p>Burger King wants people to feel less guilty about gobbling up its french fries.<p>The world's no 2 hamburger chain is launching a new crinkle-cut french fry on Tuesday that it says …

How To Eat Healthy On The Road

<b>It’s been a while since I’ve had a guest post from another blogger on the site and I couldn’t think of a better person to break that long stretch</b> …

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

10 Most Beautiful Mountains in the World

The earth is packed with spectacular mountains – some iconic, some obscure, but all beautiful in their own way. Whether you’re a photographer, …

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