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This past weekend I saw coastal wildflowers blooming purple and yellow, misty morning vistas, colorful buoys and wave-whipped fishing boats. I saw a friendly covey of quail, flashy red-winged blackbirds, sleek, needle-nosed blue herons, and a single jack rabbit with ears tall and straight. There was crystallized honey the color of creamy butterscotch, and seals bobbing amidst the rocks at the surf line. I was visiting friends in Bolinas - the perfect overnight. We had a tasty dinner of mostly leftovers, morning coffee by a fire. When it came time to fall asleep, it was so quiet compared to nights in San Francisco, all I could hear was my heart beating.

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Beers for a merry Christmas Tony Naylor has chosen a dozen of the best, readily available supermarket beers, and our expert panel has supplied a tasty list of exotic ales for you to track down and savour. Merry Christmas! The panel: Fiona Beckett is the Guardian's wine writer. Pete Brown is a writer, blogger and all-round beer expert. He has a new book out, Shakespeare's Local (Pan Macmillan, £16.99). Jonny Heyes runs the Manchester bars Port Street Beer House, Common and the Beagle. The Tea Lovers Guide to Mother’s Day - Steep Thoughts Everyone knows that moms love tea. So in order to make her day extra special, we’ve come up with the ultimate Tea Lovers Guide to Mother’s Day. The best part? It all takes place in the comfort of home. Breakfast of Champions After letting her sleep in, wake mom up with breakfast in bed and a caffeinated cuppa.

Cake Cravings There is a hilarious scene in an episode of Sex and the City where Miranda makes herself a homemade chocolate cake. She starts off by eating one thin sliver of the cake and then walks away. The camera frame doesn't leave the kitchen the entire scene. Pretty Purple Picnic Wraps You want to know a funny thing about Swedish people? We always talk about the weather. Always. Come rain or come shine, we will talk about it.

The 10 best stew recipes Fragrant lamb with prunes and almonds Although lamb shanks have become chic and expensive, you could easily make this tagine with boneless lamb shoulder cut into chunks to keep the cost low. It's just as delicious. Serves 6 2.5kg of lamb shanks, or 1.8kg of boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed of fat2 tbsp butter2 medium onions, thickly slicedPinch of saffron threads6 garlic cloves, choppedA thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled and slivered1 small cinnamon stick1 tsp coriander seeds1 tsp cumin seeds1 tbsp ground ginger1-2 tsp ground cayenne pepper150g golden raisins300g pitted prunes750ml chicken broth or water300g chopped tomatoesSalt and black pepper For the garnish1 tbsp butter200g blanched whole almondsLarge pinch of saltSmall pinch of sugar

5 Relaxing Teas to Help you Unwind - Steep Thoughts Looking for a little rest and relaxation? There’s nothing like a nice cup of tea to help you unwind. Particularly, one of these five relaxing blends. Now… put the kettle on, kick back and steep your troubles away. The Recipe Blog Today is Bengali New Year. A new beginning. Wishing everyone a wonderful year ahead, filled with happiness, calm and peace. Continue reading Shubho Noboborsho!… Easy weekend recipes: fried eggs, poached egg with salmon Fried eggs with spicy tamarind dressing You can up the ante and use duck eggs rather than hen's eggs in this dish, which are rich and delicious. I also like fried eggs with XO sauce or oyster sauce. Serves 1-2For the fried eggsfree-range or organic eggs 2 large vegetable oil for deep-frying shallots 2, thinly sliced combined mint, coriander and Thai basil leaves (available from Asian stores or Waitrose) 1 small handful For the dressing fresh red chilli 1 long, halved, seeded and chopped wild green chillies (from Asian stores) 3,chopped garlic clove 1, chopped coriander stems 2, chopped caster sugar 1½ tbspfish sauce 1½ tbsplime juice 1½ tbsptamarind water(tamarind available from Asian stores or online) 1½ tbsp

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