When they were together, Hannah’s former partner controlled microscopic details of her life. He told her what to wear. He punished her with silence. He monitored her phone. He isolated her from her family. Hannah’s family said the control presented itself in small ways, like the fact he wouldn’t allow Hannah to wear shorts or walk off the beach in her bikini. … [Read more...] about Coercive control and domestic abuse: what might have saved Hannah Clarke and her children?
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Whip the egg whites and honey until firm peaks form. With a large, metal spoon, gently fold the meringue into the almond and sugar mix, to get a soft but malleable paste. With your hands, roll the paste into 20g rounds. Flatten them a little, roll in a plate of flaked almonds to cover, then roll in plenty of icing sugar. Put on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 14-18 minutes - they should turn a very light golden colour, but stay relatively pale and chewy in the centre. Leave to cool completely before storing in a sealed jar. … [Read more...] about Puddings
Combine rice, 1 tsp sea salt and 2½ cups (625ml) water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes until the rice is tender and water is absorbed. Set aside, covered, for 10 minutes to steam. … [Read more...] about Green gold: Hass avocado season returns in perfect form
Place the dried greens and roughly chopped celery into the dried outer bowl, then slice half a pear, half a green apple, a handful of walnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts (whatever you have), zest half a citrus, roughly sprinkle in a teaspoon of sea salt, a generous glug of olive oil and the juice of half the zested citrus. … [Read more...] about Quarantine salad: ‘What two weeks in an isolation hotel has taught me about eating well with less’
The 52-year-old comedian says he has no idea how the audience will react to comedy in their cars: "Are they going to be honking when they heckle? Are they going to reverse out? I don't know. I'm going to pick on anyone with a personalised number plate. That's my plan… … [Read more...] about Honk, wipe and flash! Drive-ins open up for a summer of car park culture