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9 Best Small Towns in Portugal

While Lisbon and Porto are often the starting point for most tourists heading to Portugal, it’s worth branching out to experience all the country has …

European Travel

10 Flavorful Couscous Recipes to Make for Dinner

Keep a stash of couscous in your pantry and you've got the start of a nearly endless stream of incredibly quick meals right at your fingertips. Here …

Flavors

28 Baking Hacks That Every Kitchen Wizard Should Know About

How to rescue burned cake, separate yolks in a snap, and more.

Dessert

Nigel Slater’s pearl barley, bacon and Taleggio recipe

The recipe<p>Boil 200g of pearl barley in deep, lightly salted water for 25 minutes until tender.<p>Whilst the pearl barley is cooking, cut 250g of smoked pancetta into 2cm cubes and cook in a couple of glugs of olive oil in a shallow pan until lightly crisp on all sides. The fat should be golden.<p>Drain …

Peas

Smoked haddock and celeriac gratin

Yield8<p>Laura Edwards<p>Smoked haddock and celeriac gratin, a rich, smoky side dish from Diana Henry's new book, <i>How to Eat a Peach</i>, (Mitchell Beazley, …

British Cuisine

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls en famille. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

melissa’s strawberry yogurt shortcake

From Melissa Coleman’s new book The Minimalist Kitchen, a delightfully simple strawberry yogurt shortcake that’s easy enough to bake on a weeknight. …

Dessert

Get Ready To Have Your Mind Blown By This Genius Needle-Threading Hack

Threading a needle just became so, so much less annoying.<p>You know that feeling when you’re attempting to thread a needle and it won’t go in and you …

What are Anzac biscuits and how do you make them?

<b>Anzac biscuits are a yummy treat eaten on April 25 (Anzac Day) to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers from New Zealand and Australia in wars.</b><p>The …

Breakfast

Nigel Slater’s paneer, cashew and aubergine korma recipe

The recipe<p>Make a spice mix in a food processor blender by grinding the following ingredients to a paste: 2 cloves of garlic, a 20g piece of ginger, peeled, 2 tsp each of ground turmeric, garam masala, ground coriander, ground cumin and the black seeds from 6 green cardamom pods.<p>Add 1 tsp of ground …

Cheese

Chimichurri Baked Chicken Recipe

"Chimichurri is a dish from Argentina that is usually served over grilled chicken or steak. This is my version, which may or may not be …

Cast Iron Skillet

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

European Travel

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

Yotam Ottolenghi’s tray bake recipes

I’ve been making lots of tray bakes recently. I am not sure I like the term – 1970s convenience food springs to mind – but I love what it stands for: the idea that, after doing the prep, you can sit down with a cuppa or a glass of wine and relax for an hour or two while your meal more or less cooks …

Extreme Sports

A local’s guide to Nice, France: 10 top tips

Nice is booming, despite and in defiance of the terrorist attack that shattered the Bastille Day celebrations here less than two years ago. Irina Brook, daughter of legendary director Peter Brook, who runs the prestigious Théâtre National de Nice, reveals her favourite art venues, restaurants and …

France

The Secret, Unspoiled Côte d'Azur French People Don’t Want You to Find

The words Côte d'Azur, for most travelers, conjure up a distinctive set of mental images. Rosé on a beach. Nightclubs filled with sun-kissed Brigitte …

France

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

Italy's 19 most beautiful villages

This Homemade Hummus Is So Good You’ll Never Buy It From the Store Again

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made hummus from scratch, both for personal and professional reasons. Working in professional kitchens and …

Chickpeas

9 Succulent Shrimp Recipes for When You’re Feeling Fancy

Cooking

10 reasons why Sicily should be your next family holiday

You might think Sicily is one destination where it’s best to leave the children behind - or wait until they’re older. Dramatic but sometimes forbidding landscape, serious cultural sights, and madcap cities like Palermo seem to cry out for a grown-up approach. But don’t be put off. Sicily has a huge …

Meet Bosch EasyCut 12: A Miniature Chainsaw you can Use Indoors

Chainsaws are pretty handy when you need to cut into thick wood without much effort. It’s a great tool for cutting wood outdoors, but generally not …

Woodworking

25 of London's Most Buzz-Worthy Coffee Shops

Photo: angelacoomey<p>1 / 26<p>0<p>Well, this is a first for us. A café set in a 17th century church, Host Café is an incredible space to sit with a coffee …

Have plane seats really shrunk – and which is the worst airline on Earth for legroom?

Have plane seats shrunk? Of course they have - what a ludicrous question. Just take a look at the happy folk on board any passenger aircraft during the so-called “golden age” of flying. What luxury. There’s so much legroom they don’t know what to do with themselves.<p>So how much space have we …

The 15 Most Beautiful Mediterranean Islands

Words don't do justice to the majesty of these enchanting enclaves with the Mediterranean lapping at their shores.<p>To call Crete Instagram-worthy …

European Travel

The 10 Most Charming Towns in Mexico

Home to one of the world's largest cities, world-famous luxury resorts, and beaches that would make a Caribbean island blush, Mexico is flush with …

The 12 Best Gifts For 7-Year-Olds

Here are the best gifts for seven-year-old boys and girls.<p>By<p>Mar 26 2018, 12:40 PM<p>When you think about it, you really only get two days a year to make …

Best Tips for Leaving a Job You Hate

How to Leave a Job You Hate<p>Tips for Moving On When You Hate Your Job<p>Updated March 31, 2018<p>There are often little things that annoy people about their …

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. …

European Travel

The 19 best Greek islands