Category: Editor’s Choice

Christmas recipes-Goose breast with goose leg sausage roll

Goose breast with goose leg sausage roll, kale and cranberry relish by Marcus Wareing The underrated goose makes a luxurious centrepiece to a Christmas Day roast, and Marcus Wareing skilfully prepares the bird and serves with some suitably classy accompaniments. The goose sausage roll is a particular highlight - guaranteed to provide a talking point at the table. A good butcher should be happy to provide the specific elements, such as minced leg meat. 1 To begin, soak the dried...Read more

Salmon & Seabass Ceviche Recipe

2015-11-10 18:00:07

Salmon & Seabass Ceviche Recipe Canapé or starter A great fresh tasting summery canapé tossed with a citrus, coriander and chilli dressing, delicious served on crisp spicy tortillas. For a light lunch or starter, simply spoon the shredded lettuce and ceviche on to 4 serving plates with the tortillas on the side. Prep: 25 minutes Chill: 1 hour Serves 4-6 200 g (7 oz) or 2 sea bass fillets, skinned, pin boned and diced 300 g (101/2 oz) or 2...Read more

60 is the new 50-70 the new 60-old age has a new definition

60 is the new 50-old age has a new definition In a snap poll of our office, we concur with a recent report produced by the Trajectory Partnership on the actual age we feel ‘old age’begins. A survey of 2000 Brits concludes that 68 is when we leave ‘middle age’ In the Mirror article they cite the American psychologist Walter B Pitkin famously coined the phrase “Life Begins at 40”, arguing the machine age had liberated workers from back-breaking labour....Read more

The Lady in the Van

2015-11-06 21:20:05

The Lady in the Van A big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett’s iconic and celebrated memoir, directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner. ''Were you planning on staying long?'' The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming.

Movember Foundation will always be all about the moustache

MOVE OR MO. SAVE A BRO. JOIN THE MOVEMENT THIS MOVEMBER Movember, the month formerly known as ‘November’, launches its 2015 campaign to Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the nation, encouraging men and women to sign up and grow a mo or commit to MOVE to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. As Mo Bros unite and clean shave on the 1st of the month, they become walking, talking billboards helping to generate awareness and raise vital funds...Read more

Top 10 Terrifyingly brilliant books for Halloween

2015-10-31 16:13:04

Top 10 Terrifyingly brilliant books for Halloween 10. Ghost Story by Peter Straub 1979 Four men in the later years of their lives meet on occasions to reminisce and recount stories calling themselves the ’Chowder Society’ they also have a love of telling ghost stories-one dies suddenly and as the story progresses we learn there is a murder of a young girl from their youth-let the horror commence. 9. Pet Sematary (SIC) by Stephen King 1983 The Creed family move...Read more

Virgin’s new ‘Flying Scotsman’ train

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has today unveiled Virgin’s new ‘Flying Scotsman’ train, celebrating one of the most famous names in railway history. Virgin Trains, which runs a four-hour ‘Flying Scotsman’ express service from Edinburgh to London, has re-liveried a locomotive to promote rail travel to and from Scotland. This marks a major milestone in the ‘Virginising’ of its fleet of trains into a distinctive Virgin red, as it continues to attract more people to travel on its trains, particularly...Read more

Light Blueberry Cheesecake from the Groovy Food Company

Light Blueberry Cheesecake from the Groovy Food Company Serves 4 Ingredients: Base: 60g nuts (almonds, hazelnuts) 20g The Groovy Food Company Virgin Coconut Oil, melted 1 tbspThe Groovy Food Company Agave Nectar Amber and Mild Filling: 150g light cream cheese 100g Greek yoghurt 30g The Groovy Food Company Agave Nectar Amber and Mild 100g fresh blueberries Blueberry sauce: 100g blueberries 1 tsp The Groovy Food Company Agave Nectar Amber and Mild 20ml water Small squeeze lemon juice Method: 1. Using...Read more

Almost 50% of unemployed over-50s want to work – however a third believe their age stopping them back from being hired

Almost 50% of unemployed over-50s want to work – however a third believes their age stopping them back from being hired according to a study by Barclays Apprenticeships. As reported in the Daily Mail over half felt they had no choice in having to leave their previous employment, with approximately 20% being unemployed owing to injury or poor health. Interestingly almost 50% in the report would like to return to the workforce. Others in the survey cited redundancy or caring...Read more

The Goodwill Partnership and Multiple Sclerosis Society partner to offer Will-writing services

The Goodwill Partnership and Multiple Sclerosis Society partner to offer Will-writing services The Goodwill Partnership (http://www.thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk ), the UK’s leading Will-writing service for charities’ donors, has partnered with the Multiple Sclerosis Society (https://www.mssociety.org.uk). The MS Society is the UK’s leading MS charity, providing invaluable information, support and research funding as well as fighting for change. Founded in 1953, the organisation has over 35,000 members as well as 5,500 volunteers and 265 staff members whose stated aim is ‘to beat MS’....Read more