This week I’m sharing my top tips for the new school year. Recipe-wise it’s my smoothie cubes and three delicious salad dressing ideas.The start of a new school year is an exciting time but it can also be a daunting one when you have lots to organise and a to-do list the length of your arm.To any parents reading this I know how hard it is to juggle everything, and back to school can be a mad busy time. But this is your chance to re-set and get into a good routine.Why not look at back-to-school time as an opportunity to create new healthy habits? Here are my favourites:1) Start the day rightEating breakfast is one of the first habits I tell anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle to adopt. Research has linked it to better concentration, energy levels and maintenance of a healthier body weight. A balanced breakfast provides an opportunity to get in valuable nutrients like calcium, fibre and protein. My favourites for busy mornings would be overnight oats with mixed seeds … [Read more...] about Derval O’Rourke: Top tip for the new school year
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GOT an annoying cough you can’t seem to shift? Rather than trouble your doctor, a trip to your kitchen cupboard might be enough. Genius mum shares easy DIY winter skin remedy made from three simple products New guidance from Public Health England will tell GPs not to offer drugs to patients in most cases and instead encourage them to try honey or over-the-counter medicines. Costly antibiotics often make little difference anyway. Coughs aren’t the only ailment you can cure using culinary staples. Amy Jones reveals the remedies you might find nestling next to your baked beans. Cherries for gout According to a 2016 survey, cherries – whether sour or sweet, red or black, in extract form, as a juice or raw – are potentially a remedy for many gout sufferers. It is recommended you have three handfuls of cherries over a two-day period to help counteract uric acid in the blood.Ginger tea for heartburn Ginger has been used as a folk remedy for heartburn for centuries, as … [Read more...] about Seven everyday items from honey to ginger and oats that can cure your illnesses from eczema to constipation
What could be more appealing than the epicurean informality of an inn or restaurant with rooms? These wonderfully relaxed establishments combine an emphasis on great ingredients from the area with local charm and stylish panache. There’s an insider feel that you don’t get at a more formal hotel, and there’s a foodie enthusiasm that wouldn’t be exuded quite as joyfully at a larger enterprise. Autumn/winter is a particularly good time to seek out their gently indulgent accommodation and fabulous seasonal flavours – the likes of wild rabbit with foraged mushrooms, grouse and damsons, elderberries and more. Harriet O'Brien Our experts round up their favourite establishments in Britain, from the Cotswolds to Cornwall, Suffolk to Skye, for feasting – and then flopping. ENGLAND Cotswolds The Feathered Nest Country Inn Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England 8 Telegraph expert rating Fabulous food and a superb setting above the Evenlode valley … [Read more...] about Britain’s loveliest restaurants with rooms
FALLEN asleep in the sun, or simply forgotten to slap on the sun cream before you soaked up the rays? Whatever the reason for your pink complexion, here's how long it'll take to heal and some tips and tricks to ease sunburn quickly. How do I relieve sunburn fast? You've just clocked that you've overdone it and are keen to combat your sunburn ASAP. According to the NHS, there are a few things you can do to help relieve your symptoms immediately after getting burnt. These include: Cooling your skin by having a cold bath or shower, sponging it with cold water, or holding a cold flannel to it Using lotions containing aloe vera to soothe and moisturise your skin Drinking plenty of fluids to cool you down and prevent dehydration Taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol to relieve pain (but don't give aspirin to children under 16) How long does sunburn take to go away? It may start to peel after a few days, but will usually fully heal within a week. In severe cases, you may … [Read more...] about How do I relieve sunburn fast, how long does it take to go away and what is good to help it heal?
JAMIE OLIVER is known for his copious use of olive oil – drizzling it over salads, whizzing it into pesto or dripping it over bruschetta. But the TV chef has admitted he rubs the stuff all over his body as well. The 42-year-old said splashing extra virgin olive oil on his skin keeps him looking young. Jamie told Closer mag: “I use Clinique moisturiser on my celebrity face and then I’m a massive believer in olive oil for the body. You just rub it in vigorously — it’s what the Romans used to do. “Why spend a fortune on creams when extra virgin olive oil is the purest thing? My legs are all lovely softness.” But olive oil is not the only staple that can be swiped from the kitchen cupboard and put straight in the bathroom cabinet. Here, we look at other foods that can help you look . . . peachy. MOISTURISER: Try slathering your mug with mushy avocados. The fruit will protect, repair and soften … [Read more...] about As Jamie Oliver reveals his olive oil skin secret, we find more edible beauty products