Allspice is the dried unripe fruit of a tree native to the Greater Antilles, which includes Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. It's sometimes called pimento or Jamaican pepper and resembles a large peppercorn. Allspice is used in savoury and sweet dishes and is an essential spice for authentic Jamaican jerk chicken. Allspice is high in vitamin C, calcium and iron and pairs well with poultry, red meat, berries, and root vegetables. More »Cooking with herbs and spices: Caribbean beef stew with allspice
For my little girl, Easter is all about Easter eggs and bunnies. The celebration usually starts when school closes for 2 weeks over the Easter holiday. I usually make chocolate bunny cake or cupcakes decorated with cream icing for the eggs to sit on top of at home. But this year I decided to deviate and make something different as Easter is the perfect time to get creative in kitchen. A hard-boiled egg resembling Easter dessert will get you in the spirit and will be a real fun treat for your child too. More »Easter dessert: Healthy kids alternative to a sugary chocolate cream egg
Designer Mary Katrantzou has paired up with popular sportswear brand Adidas to create a chic new sports luxe collection. More »Adidas x Mary Katrantzou Collaboration - The Meaning Of Sports Luxe
Sarah Harding recently admitted that her new fringe meant she could hide her wrinkles. And it seems the former Girls Aloud star might be onto something as ‘bangs’ have been labeled the new anti-aging treatment. More »Fringes: Are They The New Anti-Aging Treatment?
Now I'm a deeper shade of blue, and there's nothing I can do but add some more denim to my wardrobe. This goes with pretty much anything except, perhaps, a ball gown, so it's worth investing in a quality one which will last More »10 most stylish denim buys this week - dare to double?
Last month I updated everyone on how my New Year's resolution to have more sex and intimacy in the New Year was going. At the time it wasn't going well at all as my husband and I seemed to have hit a five year brick wall. More »6 love lessons five years of marriage taught me
Domino's Pizza want to become a "legitimate player in the chicken business" - watch out KFC, the "chicken crust" is here. More »Domino's Pizza: Is the 'Chicken Crust' The New Stuffed Crust?
Pint sized beauty Kylie Minogue appears to have received the photoshop treatment on Vogue Australia's May 2014 cover. Her fans are less than impressed. More »Kylie Minogue Looks Stunning On Vogue Cover, Thanks To Photoshop
Up for a challenge? Then read on. Whether you’re a beginner or you’re looking for a new sporting direction, here are the best UK races for you to choose from. What’s stopping you? Sign up and get training (even if that means running backwards…). More »The best UK races
Sea trout is in season in the UK for the next few months and is an ideal oily fish for those who don't like strongly flavoured fish. Unlike farmed trout, wild sea trout has a mild flavour and fine texture that is similar to salmon and when in season it's a relatively inexpensive fish. Sea trout, sometimes called sewin, are often caught around the coast of Wales and North West Scotland and can be used as a substitute for salmon in most recipes. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and high in protein, sea trout is a healthy alternative to red meat and is easy to prepare - simply grill, bake or poach. More »In season: Sea trout baked in lemon and thyme butter
Most scrambled eggs suck. These don’t. BY: ADAM RAPOPORT I PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKI DUISTERHOF More »Scramble Eggs Like This, Change The Way You View the Morning
Of course, new venues have opened across British cities and younger chefs want to put their modern twist on regional Italian dishes, but the classical approach to nourishing, delicious and uncomplicated Italian cooking has remained extremely popular and shows no signs of becoming passé. So in that spirit, I've picked a handful of my favourite Italian restaurants in the UK that really are top of their class. London's best Italian restaurants One of London's most glamorous Italian addresses is at Novikov, Mayfair's den of fine dining and unsurpassed people watching. More »Regional foodie guide: Top 5 Italian restaurants in the UK
Given my strong feelings on the benefits of nursing, we often joked I'd never stop, but eventually the time came to draw our nursing relationship to a close. And after that wonderful and nostalgic last nursing session, I was surprised to notice several "benefits", a few great things that we couldn't have done before. More »I stopped breastfeeding my toddler and saw benefits
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It’s a hot topic after actress Kirsten Dunst suggested being feminine meant staying at home cooking and cleaning. And actor Andrew Garfield certainly brushed a few feathers with his views on femininity as he got into a heated debate with girlfriend Emma Stone recently. More »Andrew Garfield Gets In Trouble With Girlfriend Emma Stone For His Comments on Femininity - EXCLUSIVE
After Vogue Italia made people reel with their 'Horror Story' fashion shoot about domestic violence, we take a look at some of the other fashion spreads that have shocked the world. More »Shock Tactics: 9 Of The Most Controversial Fashion Shoots Of All Time
A trend for getting beard transplants is sweeping Hipsterdom, but a new study shows that the timing couldn't be any worse. We've reached 'peak beard' and women are ready for men to reacquaint themselves with their razors. More »Beard Fail: Hipster Transplant Trend Arrives Just When Women Have Had Enough
Four months ago the conversation turned towards New Year's resolutions in our family. I'd made a resolution to not make any resolutions. More »Four months in from making family New Year's resolutions - did any stick?
If you play your lemon right, you can get three times as much juice out of it than usual, and there is SO MUCH you can do with it More »How To Get Three Times More Juice From Your Lemon, And 17 Life Hacks You Can Do With It
© Late Night London The ultimate treat for all chocoholics, this infamous Cream Egg Mojito by David Kay, Head Mixologist at Late Night London, is high in rum, chocolate and calories.Oh well...Cream Egg Mojito recipeWill you be indulging in this Easter cocktail? Tweet us the results @handbagcomREFRESHING SPRING ICED TEA COCKTAIL RECIPERULE AT BAKING WITH EASTER CAKE RECIPESMORE RECIPES More »Easter cocktail recipe: Cream Egg Mojito
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If you're not a fan of the more traditional sickly sweet chocolate cocktails, then this Chocoberry Martini, by David Kay, Head Mixologist at Late Night London, will hit the right spot.A mix of tart raspberries and sweet chocolate with oozes of vodka, it's surprisingly light. Think fruit and nut bar with a dash of vodka.Delicious.Chocoberry MartiniBEST EASTER BOUTIQUE HOTEL BREAKSWant to try this at home? Tweet us the results @handbagcomREFRESHING SPRING ICED TEA COCKTAIL RECIPERULE AT BAKING WITH EASTER CAKE RECIPESMORE RECIPES More »Easter cocktail recipe: Chocoberry Martini