Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipes

Triple Chocolate Caramel Cake This beautiful chocolate caramel cake is what’s known as an ‘ombre’ cake; each layer sports a different shade, using dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel. butter 500g, at room temperature, plus a little for the tins golden caster sugar 400g Billington’s dark muscovado 100g eggs 10 buttermilk 200ml plain flour 250g… Read More

End Violence Against Women

The Issue To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to… Read More

Paella Recipe

I haven’t had paella in Spain, but if I ever hit up Valencia I know paella will be on my must eat list. Paella has bits of everything I love: rice, seafood, and most importantly, crispy burnt parts. Not everyone is into that toasted rice flavour, but I think the socarrat is the best part.… Read More

Wahaca: Not Much Fire In The Belly

Wahaca is the brainchild of Thomasina Miers, winner of TV’s MasterChef 2005. Ms Miers is a woman with her heart embedded in the Sierra Madre, and her taste-buds tinglingly attuned to Mexican food. The front window of Wahaca boasts the words “MEXICAN MARKET EATING” in mile-high letters, above picturesque sacks of dried chillies. Downstairs, in… Read More

Is Catalonia Spain’s Scotland?

Catalonia’s regional government last week “suspended its campaign for a planned independence vote,” reports Raphael Minder for The New York Times. And so ended “separatism September.” As Paul Taylor noted in a Reuters dispatch republished by The International New York Times, had Scotland voted “yes” in its own independence referendum on Sept. 18, the result may… Read More

Greece Through The Eyes Of The Homeless

“A homeless woman was given a camera and asked to document life on the streets of Athens.” As Matina Pashali closed the door to her home behind her, she tried not to cry. She was in her early 50s – and homeless. Carrying a suitcase that held all of her belongings, she began to walk.… Read More

10 Of The Best Ways To Enjoy Barcelona On A Budget

“Savour the Catalan capital by avoiding the pricey and the touristy in favour of favourite local hangouts, from outdoor cinema to great beaches and vermut bars”   Take in the view Barcelona street life is irresistible, but sometimes you want to rise above the crowds. A ride in the cable car across the harbour is… Read More

US TV Host’s Rant Against Barack Obama’s Policy On Radical Islam Goes Viral

“Tomi Lahren slams President Obama’s “half-baked” strategies against terrorism as she refers to the recent killing of four marines on US soil” A US TV host has become an online sensation after going on a two-minute rant against President Obama’s “tip-toe” efforts in the fight against terrorism. Tomi Lahren, host of One America News Network’ s On… Read More

Older Siblings Have Higher IQs

“Huge study suggests first-borns are that little bit smarter” Sibling rivalry can be a scourge for many families. But now new research has poured fuel on the fire by revealing that older siblings have higher IQs. However, whilst first-borns are technically smarter – they aren’t ahead by much. The study found that whilst older siblings have… Read More

7 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat Before a Workout

Have you heard the expression, “You are what you eat?” No matter what exercises you do or how often, what you eat is very important to your health and appearance. Moreover, sometimes the things you eat can even have a direct effect on how your workout goes. According to Jim White, R.D., “Putting the wrong things… Read More