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Cleaning Tips For New Homeowners

If you’ve never owned a house before, then it’s entirely possible that you’ve never deep-cleaned a house. (Hey, no shame in that game.) But when the house is yours, the

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When it comes to housework, ‘clean enough’ is fine for me

A friend of mine recently told me she cleans her home in stilettos. She says that, paired with 90s pop music, it transforms arduous tasks into almost sexy ones –

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I’ve become a serial takeaway eater. No shame. No guilt. Just eat on repeat

One of the few positives of lockdown is being able to order takeaways and feeling like a hero for doing so. I always answer the door to the delivery driver

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Eating Myself review – an audacious cooking lesson that serves the host for dinner

Dressed in Lycra shorts and a vest top, Pepa Duarte speaks directly to the audience: “Am I fat?” This question is a refrain in this intimate and inventive one-woman show

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Nigella Lawson: ‘I reread David Copperfield for a bolstering reminder of greatness’

The book I am currently readingI’m suffering from crippling reader’s block. I had months of it during the earliest months of the first long lockdown, then recovered, but now, since

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Notes on chocolate: new arrivals put to the taste test

Last year I tested a chocolate bar that was so good, I wanted to write about it, but it went out of stock and has only just come back in.

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Chocolate thins and nut brittle: Rachel Roddy’s recipes for sweet Christmas gifts

“Light candles, gather shrubbery, do it, do it now,” was Signe Johansen’s advice the other day: small rituals against dark days. Advice is like plastic: there is just too much

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David Atherton’s recipe for sweet potato sirenki

Soups can be slurped simply on their own, but I love having something to dunk. A loaf of fresh bread is perfect, but when you’re rustling up a quick soup,

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