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The Reluctant Vegetarian: Winter Spelt Spinach Tagliatelle with Chestnut Pesto and Greens, Dish of the Day

The Reluctant Vegetarian: Winter Spelt Spinach Tagliatelle with Chestnut Pesto and Greens

This is a great way to use seasonal produce to create a hearty comforting meat-free meal. The earthiness from the chestnuts and greens works so nicely alongside the tart physalis fruit and vibrant pesto. This is pasta with a difference and worth a try.
Preparation Time – 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time – 10-12minutes
Feeds 4-6
Ingredients

250g Spelt spinach tagliatelle [...]

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 4 December 2014 at 9:04 am

Her Outdoors: Boundary commission, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Boundary commission

Round our neck of the woods, everyone seems to be having a basement fix-up or a loft conversion. The reason I know this is because on every block on every street there is a skip containing a lot of junk of little use to anyone – apart from, if you’re renovating your beds at your [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 10:21 pm

The Joshua Nolan Foundation: Depression and Nightlife, Music

The Joshua Nolan Foundation: Depression and Nightlife

Depression and anxiety are issues that affect everybody at some point in their lives, to varying degrees. Speaking from my own experience, they are often debilitating and, at best, inhibiting in many facets of life – in particular the nightlife industry; clubs, parties, after-parties – the social events that form the foundation of the business [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 10:55 am

Children’s book blog – Ask the illustrator: Rebecca Cobb, Arts

Children’s book blog – Ask the illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Rebecca Cobb is a Cornwall-based illustrator and author whose work has been twice shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, most recently for Paper Dolls, a collaboration with Julia ‘ The Gruffalo’ Donaldson. I spoke to her about the benefits of words v pictures, her blissful work-from-home lifestyle and how to break into children’s book illustration.
When [...]

By | Arts | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 9:16 am

After 30 years (tonight), little hope for Union Carbide’s Bhopal victims and contamination, Battle of Ideas

After 30 years (tonight), little hope for Union Carbide’s Bhopal victims and contamination

BHOPAL: India’s central government and the state government of Madhya Pradesh are in denial over the scale of the tragedy that occurred 30 years ago (right) when at least 5,000 people died here in a devastating Union Carbide gas leak that has caused continuing ill health for some 500,000. Neither government has even begun to deal [...]

By | Battle of Ideas, The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 9:07 am

An afternoon with Röyksopp, Music

An afternoon with Röyksopp

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Röyksopp ahead of a special DJ set they were due to play at Plastic People in east London. With their ‘final’ album recently released and a whole host of interesting opinions and ideas to discuss, it made for a riveting conversation…
So The Inevitable End is your last [...]

By | Music | Monday, 1 December 2014 at 2:35 pm

Barking Blondes: Washing the dog, Uncategorized

Barking Blondes: Washing the dog

A few years back, we starred in a Sky series “ A Different Breed”, which explored the lives of a chosen pack of dogs and their owners.
One of the episode’s centred around an automated dog wash in North London.
Situated in an out house, in the car park of The Spaniards Inn, it was an eccentric [...]

By | | Sunday, 30 November 2014 at 10:39 am

Club To Club Interviews (Part 1): Dave Saved, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 1): Dave Saved

A couple of weeks I visited the Club To Club festival in Turin, Italy. What separates the event from others in Italy is its focus on the more experimental, avant-garde side of electronica, giving support to many of Italy’s artists while also brining in international heavyweights. In the first of a series of interviews conducted [...]

By | Music | Sunday, 30 November 2014 at 10:35 am

Her Outdoors: In the frame, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: In the frame

It would be tempting, as autumn slips into winter, to do a tidy up of the plot, a bit of digging of beds, and then leave it until spring. In London, the last two weeks have changed Plot 35a significantly, again. In the first week of November, when I spent a week doing my autumn [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Saturday, 29 November 2014 at 10:08 pm

Piggott’s post: Jacobson, Heller and reflections on “real life”

Yesterday morning, attempting to get the kids ready in time for the school bus, I briefly read a quote by my fellow Mancunian Howard Jacobson that made me pause, smile and vow never to stop writing: nor dreaming. The lovely, if bearded, Booker-winner was being interviewed about the equally brilliant Joseph “Catch-22″ Heller by Melvyn [...]

By | Arts | Thursday, 27 November 2014 at 3:41 pm

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