Susie Dewar

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La Signora

Ich arbeite im Moment an der Anleitung für La Signora, mein Projekt beinden Beaddays in …

New Pattern / Neue Anleitung: Beadcrastination

Nach der Messe ist vor dem Workshop, aber ich habe es schnell noch geschafft eine neue Anleitung fertig zu machen. Moonlight Serenade, mit den …

Nigel Slater: five recipes for fritters

A little fritter, rolled in crumbs, fried till crisp and wolfed (almost) straight from the pan, is a thing of joy. The fritter is at its best when the outside shell is crisp and the inside is soft and yielding; a filling of crushed peas and bacon; molten cheese, crushed chickpeas or perhaps soft, …

Nigel Slater's stuffing recipes

I'm not sure many of us make stuffing any more – that stir-up of crumbs, sausagemeat, onions and herbs that traditionally flatters the Sunday roast. It's a shame, because when carefully made and thoughtfully seasoned it can be a sound addition to the chicken or joint of meat it accompanies and, of …

Should I have a mammogram?

It is uncomfortable and not always conclusive. About one in 20 women are called back for further tests, of whom one in six will have breast cancer: but it is not always clear if this breast cancer would have killed you. Turning down any screening feels ungrateful – but perhaps less so now. Research …

Kirstie Allsopp, Charlie Luxton, Sarah Beeny and Martin Roberts – in their own homes

Kirstie Allsopp<p>Welcome to Kirstie Allsopp's study. There she is – behind the bunting and the open wicker chest of haberdashery. You can see her if you wrench your eyes away from the 3D birdcage art, floral rug and heavily ornamented bookshelf. "It's a bit grandiose to call it a study. Not much …

Scallops: a delicacy that deserves our support

Scallops have had a bad press, but, when sustainably fished, there is no finer seafood. Do you cook the gastropub favourite at home?<p>Botticelli's Venus rose from the shell of one, Princess Diana had one on her coat of arms and Maggi Hambling's four-metre-high steel sculpture dominates the beach at …

How to make pear, almond and cinnamon crumble – recipe

I got my daughter to make this pudding one Sunday for lunch. She is six and likes to cook things that don't involve any help from a grownup. This way she can get maximum enjoyment at the moment of triumph when whatever it is she has made is brought to the table amidst a raucous chorus of oooohs and …

How to cook the perfect falafel

Do you make falafel with chickpeas or broad beans, what do you serve them with – and are they the best vegetarian fast food ever?<p>They do fast food properly in the Middle East: chargrilled meaty wraps; crisp, wafer-thin pastries; and, of course, the almost ubiquitous falafel fritter. Once almost …

The 10 best oat recipes

Warm autumn salad with toasted oats and kale<p>This salad is one of those truly comforting foods and will get you through the worst of autumn and winter. The oats and leafy greens bring in great textures, while the sweet and aromatic dressing satisfies your taste buds.<p>Serves 4<b><br>100g walnuts, roughly</b> …

Readers' recipe swap: Boozy

Believe it or not, the Christmas party season is nigh again, and after the riot of retro party snacks last week, this time it's the turn of that other key ingredient – booze. Though I was disappointed by the absence of a sherry trifle, a few armagnac-soaked prunes and a drunken clementine soon …

Store cupboard swaps - kitchen tips for busy cooks

Here for store cupboard we'll include fridge, freezer and fruit bowl. With a box of eggs, some milk, lemons, garlic, plus a few other well-chosen fresh, canned and frozen ingredients on hand, the world is your one-pot and much that go with them can be substituted.<p><b>Bottles, jars and cans</b><br>Capers and …

The 10 best slow-cooked recipes

Saffron-braised quince with rhubarb<p>Quinces require just one thing – to be cooked gently and for a long time. If you have any quince left over, it goes well with roast chicken, pork or duck, and it's also lovely in salads or as the fruit base for a crumble. Serve this cold or warm, as it is, or with …

How to make fluffy sponge

For many of us, "creamed" cakes are where our cakey careers start; beating butter and sugar together, adding eggs, then folding in flour to make a simple sponge. There are shortcut recipes, but this technique is worth mastering, as once you've got the knack there are endless variations.<p><b>Get</b> …

Make your own hot buttered rum

I was briefly stuck on a fort in the Solent last weekend, on account of the high winds.<p>As spray whipped against the concrete walls and sea and sky became one, I fell into a conversation about rum with a sailor who had read the dark rum sour recipe in this column. The one I named the Timenoguy.<p>I had …

The 10 best root veg recipes

Winter vegetable stacks with lentils and horseradish dressing<p>You can make all of these components ahead of time and just rewarm them for serving.<p>Serves 2<br>For the vegetables<b><br>2 sprigs of rosemary, leaves removed and chopped</b><b><br>Juice of 1 lemon</b><b><br>3 tbsp olive oil</b><b><br>1 small celeriac, peeled</b><b><br>1 large sweet potato,</b> …

Christmas cooking – preparation is everything

The difference between those of us who look forward to Christmas and those of us who go into meltdown at the first whiff of mulled wine can be summed up in one word: preparation. That doesn't mean you need to be one of those smug sorts who snap up the half-price reindeer wrapping paper in January, …

Italian food, the Welsh way

<b>What was the occasion?</b><p>We were celebrating the inaugural lighting of our newly built wood-fired oven in the garden. The oven took about a week to build, with the help of my good friends Tom and Lara Bean, who are also local foragers. We followed traditional building techniques to make a cob oven …

Readers' recipe swap: zesty

Everyone knows the sweet pleasures of a juicy orange, but the more adult attractions ofits aromatic skin can be harder to appreciate. However, even if you prefer Marmite to marmalade on your toast, citrus peel is a powerful tool in the kitchen, especially at this time of year, when bright, fresh …

The Four Elements of Physical Energy and How To Master Them

"Manage your energy, not your time." This is the quote that made Tony Schwartz famous. And it's one that I believe best represents a truly efficient …

Fitness

Sherlock Holmes made him an unlikely superstar. Now Benedict Cumberbatch is taking on Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. He talks about email warnings from the WikiLeaks founder, his 'crush' on Matt Damon and why Chelsea Manning deserved her sentence http://t.gu.com/oQi1F Photograph: Thomas Dagg for the Guardian

This column will change your life: stop rating your whole self http://t.gu.com/oQiS8 'Trying to think of yourself as a good person dramatically raises the stakes of everything you do and magnifies mistakes' Illustration: Robin Hursthouse for the Guardian

Why I married late: a feminist's guide

There are two registrars at a register office wedding: one who writes the script and has panache, and a legalistic, square one who is in charge of the licence. The one with panache had offered to send me her script in advance, but I could tell by her voice that she wouldn't say anything I wouldn't …

Readers' recipe swap: smoked

Like pickling or salting, smoking is much more than a simple method of preserving food; it infuses everything with the savoury tang of woodsmoke. From garlic to butter, fish to vodka, a lick of fire can improve many flavours.<p>It was a tough contest this week: friends loved the taramasalata, I was …

The 10 best courgette recipes

Stuffed round courgettes with red rice and vegetables<p>The nutty taste and russet colour of red rice works well with plump, sweet round courgettes. Dish up two per person as a main.<p>Serves 4<b><br>170g red rice</b><b><br>8 round courgettes</b><b><br>3 tomatoes</b><b><br>2 slices prosciutto</b> <b><br>(optional)</b><b><br>1 carrot, peeled and julienned</b><b><br>3 garlic</b> …

Graphene: A new miracle in the material world

Britain is investing £60m in developing graphene. But are our businesses already falling behind in the race to exploit it, asks Rebecca Clancy.<p>It is lighter than a feather, stronger than steel, yet incredibly flexible and more conductive than copper. It has been hailed as “the miracle material”, …

Nanotech

University applications system 'out of date'

<b>The university entrance system should be switched so students apply after they have their A-level results, says Keele University's vice-chancellor.</b><p>Prof Nick Foskett says the current system was designed for an era when many fewer students applied.<p>Applying before results creates unnecessary …