Magda Wrzeszcz

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Potted histories: shortbread

Read to crumble? Our food history series lifts the lid on shortbread.<p>Mary Queen of Scots led a turbulent life. There weren’t many 16th century women who inherited the Scottish throne at just six days old, married a man suspected of murdering their previous husband, and were executed by their own …


10 Recipes to Get Kids to Eat Broccoli

10 delicious broccoli recipes to help you turn your kids onto the cruciferous green stuff—no bribes necessary


How to make the perfect baba ganoush

Is this delicious smoky dip the ultimate aubergine recipe – and which side of the great tahini divide are you on?<p>Everyone has their gastronomic tics – those dishes, or ingredients, or techniques, that suddenly make everything else on the menu look like ugly sisters. The word "smoky" generally does …

Sri Lankan cucumber curry recipe

Cucumber curry may seem a bit off the wall, but it’s a traditional Sri Lankan dish.<p>It’s fine to buy the coconut milk, but the home-made version is far better<p><i>Serves four as part of a big selection</i><p>2 coconuts, or 175ml/½ pint coconut milk<p>2 cucumbers, seeds removed, and cut into 3cm-wide half moons<p>1 …


Recipes with cucumber, the coolest fruit

Cucumber, the Cinderella of the kitchen, can be transformed by cooking, spicing or a judicious bit of GBH. And yes, it is a fruit.<p>Cucumbers are unfairly underestimated in the pantheon of ingredients. Granted, they don’t have the glamour of a soft, zingy, bull’s heart tomato, or the sex appeal of a …


The avocado aficionado

Like Gwyneth Paltrow, I'm an advocate of avocado on toast.<p>I can't say that I absolutely share Gwyneth Paltrow's philosophy of eating. In her second cookbook, <i>It's All Good</i> (Sphere, £20), written as part of her "passage into spiritual adulthood" (turning 40 to you and me), she often approaches …


Vanilla, spelt and oat pancakes with honey-baked plums recipe

Perfect at any time of day – Scandinavian-style spelt pancakes topped with ruby roasted plums.<p>We love pancakes at any time of the day in Scandinavia, and adding spelt flour and oat bran gives them a pleasing nuttiness.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>400g (14oz) plums<br>50g (1¾oz) unsalted butter<br>½ tsp cinnamon<br>2½ tsp …


Perfect madeleines recipe

A lovely recipe for the traditional French cakes, madeleines, that are perfect for afternoon tea<p>Cover the batter and chill it in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours. This will ensure your madeleines have a nice rounded ‘belly’ once baked.<p>SERVES<p>Makes 50–60<p>INGREDIENTS<p>140g unsalted butter plus extra …


Coconut Quinoa

This recipe, with its double dose of coconut, is a quinoa game-changer.<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil<p>1½ cups quinoa, rinsed well<p>1 13.5-oz. can unsweetened coconut milk<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add quinoa and cook, stirring …


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.


Paul Rudd: Hollywood's most lovable man

Baked cheese with garlic bread recipe

A baked cheese recipe from Damien McNamara of The Ludlow Kitchen.<p>One whole soft, strong cheese<p>1 garlic clove, sliced<p>3-4 sprigs fresh thyme<p>For the garlic bread<p>1 small sourdough loaf, sliced<p>1 tbsp olive oil<p>1 garlic clove, peeled<p><i>Method</i><p>Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas 6.<p>Pierce the top of the cheese …

The Beauty of Kenya from Verve Coffee & WTYSL – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Kenya is a beautiful place. Many of my favorite coffees come from this East African country and having the opportunity to visit a few years ago, …

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Chocolate Sandesh (Truffles) - Indian Desserts Recipe by Manjula

Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace shakes up Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (9/27)

“I’m Justin Bieber,” quipped Thom Yorke, before gesturing to the man on his left, Flea. “And this is…Justin Bieber.” This was the extent of the …

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Watch Janelle Monae and Pixies on "Jools Holland"

In the past week, the British television program "Later... With Jools Holland" welcomed Chvrches, Janelle Monáe, and Pixies. Video of Chvrches hasn't surfaced yet, but below, watch Monáe perform "Q.U.E.E.N." and Pixies perform "What Goes Boom".<p>Janelle Monáe - "Q.U.E.E.N.":<p>Pixies - "What Goes Boom":

Go behind the scenes of You Me At Six’s “Lived A Lie” music video - News - Alternative Press

Go behind the scenes of You Me At Six's recent music video for "Lived A Lie" below on YouTube. It's the lead single to their forthcoming album,</i> …

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