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Triple the Ginger, Gingerbread Ice Cream with Panettone Waffles and Drunken Apricots, Dish of the Day

Triple the Ginger, Gingerbread Ice Cream with Panettone Waffles and Drunken Apricots

This has to be one of my favourite Christmas inspired desserts. Although a little labour intensive, this dessert really does pay off. The crunchy panettone waffles combined with ginger ice cream topped with the boozey apricot syrup is something special. Although a fair bit of effort goes into this, the upside it you can prepare [...]

By | Dish of the Day | Friday, 19 December 2014 at 4:58 pm

Club To Club Interviews (Part 5): Ninos Du Brasil, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 5): Ninos Du Brasil

Club To Club in Turin, Italy, is a festival based across numerous venues in the city, focusing on a more avant-garde approach. The artists involved are mostly from an experimental, or at least more unusual, background than the kind of performer you find at most festivals. My experience there was great, from superlative performances from [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 3:05 pm

Club To Club Interviews (part 4): Lorenzo Senni, Music

Club To Club Interviews (part 4): Lorenzo Senni

In the fourth of my Club To Club interviews I caught up with Lorenzo Senni, an artist who is universally respected within Italy and outside of his home nation. His experimentation with trance music, and his leftfield take on electronic music in general has placed him in an enviable position as one of Italy’s most [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 at 1:20 pm

UKIP seen as more left wing than Tories, Eagle Eye

UKIP seen as more left wing than Tories

Voters see the UK Independence Party as being to the left of the Conservative Party, according to a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. The poll asked people to locate themselves and political parties and leaders on a spectrum ranging from 0, very left wing, to 10, very [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 7:29 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
As well as asking people how they would vote, we asked them where they would place the following on a left-right scale:
Your own political views
David Cameron
Ed Miliband
Nick Clegg
Nigel Farage
Conservative Party
Labour Party
UKIP, UK Independence Party
Liberal Democrat Party
Green Party
Prince Charles
Russell Brand
Suffice [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 10:52 am

Labour History Quiz 2014, Eagle Eye

Labour History Quiz 2014

The Labour History Group organised a Christmas quiz on Wednesday night. Here are the questions from the Labour history round:
1. Which Spice Girl appeared in Labour’s first party election broadcast of the 2001 general election?
2. The ashes of which Labour prime minister were [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 10:37 am

Barking Blondes: Christmas charity begins with dogs at home, The Money Blog

Barking Blondes: Christmas charity begins with dogs at home

The Mayhew animal rescue centre in North West London is holding its annual carol concert, this Tuesday, at St Johns Church in Hammersmith.
Billed as “Tinsels & Tails’ it kicks off the festive season in style. Drawing the support of animal loving celebs like Peter Egan, Bill Bailey and XYZ, it’s a chance to toast the [...]

By | The Money Blog | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 10:35 am

Raf Simons’ Dior esprit – don’t call it ‘pre’ – in Tokyo, Fashion

Raf Simons’ Dior esprit – don’t call it ‘pre’ – in Tokyo

Raf Simons’ latest Dior collection marched out across the square dais of Tokyo’s Ryōgoku sumo hall – an arena more akin to fat men slogging it out in underpants than thin women trying to sell us expensive ones. This is Dior’s contribution to a season most of the world dubs pre-Fall – the no-man’s season that lies between spring/summer and autumn/winter.

How long will fashion journalists feel the need to explain that? Possibly a good while longer if houses continue to come up with inventive names to mask the issue they all seem to have with “pre”.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Thursday, 11 December 2014 at 6:33 pm

Her Outdoors: Purple Patch, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Purple Patch

The Government may insist winter doesn’t start until December 21st (which is why they can have an Autumn Statement this month) but winter has definitely arrived everywhere else outside Westminster. On Sunday night we had our coldest night in London all year – in fact last winter was so mild I think it might have [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 4:54 pm

Club To Club Interviews (Part 3): Vaghe Stelle, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 3): Vaghe Stelle

Here’s the third in my series of interviews from Italian festival, Club To Club. This time around I sat down with a young, universally-respected artist from the club’s hometown, Turin. Vaghe Stelle’s musical upbringing merges influences from his local club scene with a British sound ethic, and early forays into hip-hop. It has resulted in [...]

By | Music | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 4:20 pm

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