Archive For October 2015

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

From BBC Food   Make this simple supper of a wintry evening, sprinkling over a little grated cheese before cooking for good measure.   Ingredients 50g/2oz dripping 2 large onions, finely chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 900g/2lb minced lamb 2 tbsp plain flour 4 bay leaves 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 tsp anchovy essence 2…

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The Danna – beachside luxury – Langkawi Malaysia – hotel review

The Danna – beachside luxury – Langkawi Malaysia – hotel review

Langkawi, or to give its official title, Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah – in Malay Langkawi Permata Kedah – Is a tropical paradise. Its beaches are legendary, its skies mostly blue, and the sea is mesmerising. Nothing needed apart from a rather smart hotel. Well, who wants to sleep on a beach, however beautiful? Langkawi…

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Introducing Langkawi, Malaysia – travel review

Introducing Langkawi, Malaysia – travel review

Langkawi, or to give its official title, Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah – in Malay Langkawi Permata Kedah – is indeed a tropical paradise. Yes, that’s an oft-used term but an apt description of this floating gem. Langkawi is, in fact, an archipelago of more than 100 islands in the Andaman Sea, 30 km off…

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The Strand Dining Rooms, Trafalgar Square – restaurant review

The Strand Dining Rooms, Trafalgar Square – restaurant review

Located on Trafalgar Square in the centre of London, The Strand Dining Rooms offer all-day dining in smart and inviting fashion.  The dining rooms are open for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre dinner and dinner. They have a focus on British cuisine with a nod to Europe and even, periodically, the days of…

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Rajasthan – Lonely Planet – travel review

Rajasthan – Lonely Planet – travel review

This might be your first big trip and the success of that adventure might well lay in preparation and planning. You’ll want to be informed of things to avoid and others not to be missed. Rajasthan – Lonely Planet is an ideal tool to supply some travel needs. You’ll want to get the most from…

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Scotch Broth

Scotch Broth

From BBC Food   This cheap and cheerful soup is perfect for the slow cooker – simply tip in all the ingredients and cook on high for 6-8 hours (or until the barley is soft).   Ingredients 250g/8oz carrots, peeled, diced 250g/8oz turnips, diced 2 onions, peeled, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 leek, white…

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The Strand Apple Apartments – hotel review

The Strand Apple Apartments – hotel review

We love to travel, and a stay at a good hotel is always a treat but it’s hard to find that home-from-home feeling. We long for the flexibility of our own kitchen and a sense that we have our own front door. There is a solution for this dilemma, in the UK at least. You…

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