Category: Life & Style

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Thomasina Miers’ recipe for mussels with coconut, turmeric and jasmine rice | The simple fix

This is a star of a dish: rich and aromatic, sophisticated, yet entirely doable; it is also cheap, which is an added bonus. Depending on where you [...]

Sudoku 5,146 easy

Click here to access the print version.Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Continue readin [...]
Pyjama suits are next big thing as formal wear is hit under Covid

Pyjama suits are next big thing as formal wear is hit under Covid

First there were smart “use once” tops worn only for virtual work meetings and whipped off thereafter – otherwise known as the “Zoom shirt”. Now, c [...]

I coped through the pandemic with a diet of junk food. Now I'm regretting it | Emma Brockes

Looking back, I believe it was the key lime pie that did it. In the first flush of the first lockdown I decided it was my right – no, my duty – to [...]
'The Earth could hear itself think': how birdsong became the sound of lockdown

'The Earth could hear itself think': how birdsong became the sound of lockdown

It’s six in the morning and still dark, 24 March 2020. I wake early and, knowing the children will soon be up, decide to steal half an hour’s solit [...]
The power of touch: what will it be like when we can all connect again?

The power of touch: what will it be like when we can all connect again?

When was the last time you touched someone you don’t live with? One day last March, probably; you’re not sure of the date. Did you shake hands with [...]
Nigel Slater’s recipe for sausages and black-eyed beans, and for savoy cabbage, cream and juniper

Nigel Slater’s recipe for sausages and black-eyed beans, and for savoy cabbage, cream and juniper

I need a hotpot; a slow rendering of meat and beans with onions and herbs – a dinner that owes much to the length of time in which it spends putter [...]
Guilt and fury: how Covid brought mothers to breaking point

Guilt and fury: how Covid brought mothers to breaking point

“It is so hard, I cannot describe it.”“I burned out, completely.”“It feels like a grand conspiracy against mothers.”“It’s absolute torture. I feel [...]
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