Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Excessive drinking among women – archive, 1914

London, MondayMr. R. McKenna, the Home Secretary, received an influential deputation at the Home Office this afternoon on the subject of excessive drinking among women. Lady Byles introduced the deputation, which included the...

Any time, any place, anywhere: there’s more to vermouth than Martini

Whether you pronounce it ver-muth or ver-mooth, vermouth is back big time, and we have the trendsetting boozehounds of Barcelona to thank. An essential ingredient in many classic cocktails, vermouth is a fortified...

Can I use a cheap USB flash drive to run Windows and use as...

I have just had to replace my 1TB hard drive, which cost £25 all done and dusted, but I notice you can now get a 1TB USB Flash drive for £8.99. Could you...

Wild at heart: how one woman and her husband live out in the woods

Miriam Lancewood has been living off grid, in the wild, for seven years now and she can still pinpoint the exact moment she knew she had truly broken with social norms. “It was...

The poser dress: why the 'it' look of party season is one you can't...

According to Ernest Hemingway, the experience of writing is easy. “All you do is sit down at a typewriter, and bleed.” Of course, Hemingway could also have been talking about the experience of...

Kitchen gadgets review: Penneli garlic peeler – weird and ugly but works

What? The Penneli garlic peeler (£8.95 luckies.co.uk) is an externally ridged silicone pipe. When garlic cloves are placed within, axial rotation under pressure dislodges their protective sheathes. Why? When cooking, you don’t want skin in the...

Naomi Campbell: ‘People try to use your past to blackmail you. I won’t allow...

At a big and ritzy Halloween party in New York two Saturdays ago, a lot of highly famous people dressed up as other highly famous people. Naomi Campbell, however, went as herself. Why...

Like acid rain, the Trumps were hard to avoid in 80s New York

Each time Donald Trump Jr speaks his brains on Twitter, I am reminded that you grew up in New York in the 1980s. Do you have any memories of the Trump family you...

Cornersmiths recipes for preserving tomatoes, zucchini and mango

Pickling and preserving is what Sydney’s Cornersmith’s restaurant is known for. We pickle not just because we love the taste, but because pickling is an important food tradition that needs to be understood...

Raw power! Why we need a campaign for real cheese

Grated. Soft. Cottage. Cheddar. The supermarket dairy aisle just isn’t representative of the whopping 700 varieties of cheese produced in Britain today. But Sharpham Cheese by the River Dart in south Devon is...

Vegan Advise

Firefighters 'turn a corner' but deadly California wildfires continue

With winds dying down, fire officials said on Sunday they had apparently “turned a corner” against wildfires that have devastated California wine country...