Bob Shennan, the BBC’s director of music, said: “Everyone at Radio 2 is extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart. Ed has been a stalwart of popular music broadcasting for many years and over the past few Christmases, he brought back Junior Choice to the delight of millions of loyal listeners. We are thinking of Ed’s friends and family at this difficult time.” … [Read more...] about Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart, former BBC DJ and Crackerjack presenter, dies aged 74
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These include the construction of two mezzanine galleries, which could be used to house their collection of Banksy and Damien Hirst creations. They have also applied to build a swimming pool, a pergola, a 20-metre croquet lawn, a fruit orchard comprising apple, pear and plum trees and two vegetable patches. … [Read more...] about The Beckingham Palace bombsite: Aerial pictures reveal work has ground to halt on David and Victoria Beckham’s £6m country mansion after huge rows with council planners
This will all still happen if you baked the loaf from cold, Glazer accepts, but only very sluggishly: “The worry is that, by the time the oven is up to speed, the yeast’s leavening ability and the tension developed in the shaping may both have expired, so you’ll end up with a flat, dry loaf.” The other vital factor is steam. “Steam delays the formation of the crust, which allows the bread to reach its full volume by keeping the outside soft and pliable while the middle expands and bakes.” And you just don’t get steam in a cold oven. (One way around that is to put the dough in in a lidded cast-iron pot, Glazer says, because that in effect turns the pot into a micro-oven where the loaf will prove and bake at the same time, and in which any steam released is conveniently trapped.) … [Read more...] about Do I really need to preheat the oven?
"When I returned, I was a minor celebrity for a few weeks. The librarian rounded up the school and made me tell as much detail as I could remember about the whole experience as I was most probably the only kid in the school, if not the school district, who had set foot outside of the country, never mind been across the Atlantic to gape at marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, condors, sloths and the like. … [Read more...] about Planes, weddings and sunsets: Your Thomas Cook memories
8. There's a Vegan in the House: Fresh, Flexible Food to Keep Everyone Happy Having a vegan in the family shouldn't cause panic in the household. What will they eat? And the answer isn't a plate of carrots - meal times should be exciting and tasty whatever your food preferences. … [Read more...] about Best vegan cookbooks to celebrate veganuary