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Jamie Oliver’s Must Try Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is a fantastic vegetable, the colour says it all: highly coloured vegetables are absolutely packed with antioxidants. I love Sainsbury’s sweet pickled version to accompany lamb dishes but this recipe offers a more subtle and sophisticated taste, perhaps

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White To Bright Interior Design Challenge

Traditional Living Room by Seattle Architects & Building Designers Paul Moon Design ~ An all white or neutral room scheme can look really boring. There is only so much interest you can add with textured furniture, rugs, lighting and fabrics.

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I love Tartiflette, it is a staple component of any menu in the French Alps; although the restaurant version often comes laden with a creamy sauce which probably provides your entire day’s calories in one dish! My version is super

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Cath Kidston Christmas

The fabulous Cath Kidston store is always worth a visit but never more so than at Christmas! There are some fantastic gift ideas and free delivery for orders over £40. For the night before Christmas, cosy up in PJs, fleecy

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Nip and Fab Bee Sting Deluxe Body Souffle

Nip and Fab Bee Sting Deluxe Body Souffle, what a mouthful of a description! But, quite simply this is the best body moisturiser I have ever used, and I’ve tried a lot over the years! I credit this moisturiser with

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Autumn Style

Dressing for Autumn/Fall has always been a problem for me, I start off freezing and then end up far too hot. The answer lies in layers but I can’t always pull off the right outfit. As usual I’ve turned to

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DIY: Fluffy White Paper Lantern

Other by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Nichole Loiacono Design   I have found some great ideas for DIY projects on the Houzz website. One of my favourites is the Solar Powered Outdoor Table Lamp¬†(by Shelly Lear) which is one

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Tuna Nicoise

This is a staple salad recipe in our house, I first made it when I was following my Detox diet but it has now become a regular dish and it is always well received. This would make a great supper

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Pork Afelia

  This tasty dish is Pork Loin marinated with coriander, known as Pork Afelia in Greece where it originates. This recipe is taken from my cookery bible: Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course, a wonderful book which I have had for

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How to Sell Stuff for Free

Most people have stuff to sell, whether it’s items you no longer need, unwanted gifts or crafts you’ve made. The internet is a wonderful place for selling and these days there is a site to suit everyone. Unfortunately, a lot

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