Gardening

5 Ways to Use Railway Sleepers in Your Garden

This popular garden material can be used in a multitude of ways, from edging a vegetable patch to creating a rustic bench. See how these homeowners have incorporated railway sleepers into their gardens and borrow an idea or two for your own space. Mark Out a Path Thin slivers...

Automobile

Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0L

Screwy language plagues the auto industry. “Titanium” and “Platinum” are no indication of the presence of those metals, “Limited” means unlimited sales, “coupes” often have four doors, “sport” has nothing to do with competition, and no collector buys a “Collector’s Edition.” But of all the whacked, dopey, lazily overused...

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Steak, sweet potato fries and baked onion rings recipe

Sometimes only a steak will do, but they tend to be very fatty. Using lean fillet steak helps keep the calories down and serving it with baked onion rings, salad, and sweet potato fries means you’re still getting a good amount of vegetables. Ingredients For the sweet potato fries 400g/14oz sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into thin chips 1 tsp...

Chocolate, orange and spice fondue

Orange and spice make this chocolate fondue so nice. Serve with cubes of Madeira cake, leftover Christmas pudding, and fruit. Ingredients 250ml/9fl oz whipping cream 50ml/2fl oz milk piece paired orange zest 1 cinnamon stick, broken up ½ vanilla pod split lengthways 1 chipotle chili, split few cloves 1 tsp allspice berries, lightly crushed 2 blades mace ½ tsp peppercorns, lightly crushed 1 tbsp ground ginger 350g/12oz dark chocolate generous pinch of salt 100ml/3½fl oz syrup from...

Gooey chocolate hazelnut brownies

This dense and fudgy brownie recipe adds chocolate hazelnut spread into the mix as well as crunchy toasted hazelnuts. Ingredients 100g/3½oz plain flour 50g/1¾oz cocoa powder ¾ tsp baking powder pinch salt 300g/10½oz dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids 250g/9oz butter 250g/9oz granulated sugar 4 free-range eggs 100g/3½oz hazelnuts, roughly chopped 100g/3½oz chocolate hazelnut spread (optional) 50ml/2fl oz hazelnut liqueur (optional) Method Preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3....

Salted caramel brownies recipe

Adding salted caramel to brownies takes gooey indulgence to the next level. Go on. You know you want to. Ingredients For the salted caramel filling 150g/5½oz granulated sugar pinch of sea salt 125ml/4fl oz double cream 10g/¼oz salted butter softened For the brownies 180g/6¼oz plain flour 3 tbsp cocoa powder ¼ tsp salt 300g/10½oz dark chocolate, minimum 65-75% cocoa solids 150g/5½oz unsalted butter 4 free-range eggs 220g/8oz light brown sugar 150g/5½oz caster...

Strawberry shortcake cupcakes

It is gorgeous strawberry shortbread cupcakes have a double surprise inside! Cut them open to reveal a whole strawberry and a crisp biscuit base. Perfect for picnics and parties. Ingredients For the strawberry ice-cream icing 175g/6oz lightly salted butter softened 350g/12oz icing sugar 100g/3½oz strawberry ice cream, melted For the cake 12 round vanilla sandwich biscuits 12 small-medium strawberries, tops sliced off 110g/4oz clotted cream 110g/4oz caster...

Ultimate Landscape Photography Guide for Stunning Results

If you’re anything like me, there will be plenty of occasions when you’ve seen a fantastic view for landscape photography, out in the countryside, and thought, “I bet that’d make a great photo.” Whipping out your camera to take a shot, you quickly find the resulting photo is somewhat underwhelming! Does that sound familiar? On the surface, landscape photography...

Top Tips For Making Your Portrait Photography

Being a portrait photographer is like riding a constant roller coaster of emotion. One minute you are up, feeling on top of the world after a great session; then the crash comes. Those moments of self-doubt and sessions that went awry can get you second-guessing your abilities as a photographer. It happens to even the best of photographers. We hope...

Simple Tips To Improve Your Macro Photography

Do you dream of capturing awe-inspiring images showing amazing detail? In this article, you’ll discover how to do just that – with fantastic macro photography. So what is macro photography? Quite simply it’s producing photographs where small items appear life-size or larger. Do you know what’s really great about macro photography? Well, it’s accessible for everyone. Fantastic subjects are all around – there’s no need to travel to...