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Plight of the pickled onion: how pub snacks went from simple nosh to properly posh

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In the past seven years, the snack menu at Sheffield micropub the Beer House has been on quite a journey. If you like a bag of peanuts with your pint, it’s one you’ll recognise. Owner John Harrison’s original snack ra...

Seven simple steps to sounder sleep

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Everything about our day impacts our sleep. How many minutes we spend outside, what and when we eat, what’s happening with our hormones, our habits, emotions, stress and thoughts – all this feeds into the sleep we end...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for charred corn and bean tostadas with jalapeño aïoli

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We have had versions of this vibrant, rich-tasting bean salad on the menu at Wahaca since we opened. In late summer, I like to toss in some charred corn, too, which is delicious on a crisp corn tortilla, especially wh...

Behind the glitz of the Sussexes lies a simple truth: our aristocracy is dead

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The Queen will be dead soon and with her will pass the last significant remnant of British feudalism. The future belongs to her grandson and his wife, who have judged the modern world with calculating eyes and placed ...

Beckett review – sturdy Netflix thriller provides simple throwback pleasures

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The *throws hands in the air and gives up* title of the new Luca Guadagnino-produced thriller is a telling sign of a film that no one knows quite what to do with. When Netflix picked it up late last year, it was switc...

Forget the emoji! 10 simple, seductive aubergine recipes – from donburi to chocolate cake

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The aubergine hasn’t always had the most pristine reputation. There was a time when eating one required a complicated dance of slicing and salting and draining to remove its unpleasant bitterness. Luckily, though, mos...

‘If you don’t wear a mask, the virus spreads further. It’s as simple as that’

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Scientists have strongly endorsed the continued wearing of masks in enclosed public spaces over summer. As Covid-19 cases continue to spiral, face coverings offer people the most robust way of limiting the spread of t...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for kritharaki, broad beans and tomato with baked feta

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My local deli sells lovely, organic products from Greece, including kritharaki (a type of orzo) and a wild oregano that is woody, floral and intensely evocative of holidays in that sunshine and piercing, blue sea. It ...

Kings of Convenience: Peace or Love review – a beautifully simple return

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Love, and how it makes you throw in all your chips before you’ve even seen your cards, is the subject of this beautiful return from the Norwegian indie-folk duo. Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye emerged at the turn of...

Securing a swift return: how a simple brick can help migratory birds

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Eagerly anticipated by many, it is a thrilling moment when you first hear the distinctive screech or catch sight of the long, tapered wings of the first swifts arriving for the summer. For thousands of years they have...

Why Labour’s quest for a simple answer to its loss of voters will fail

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With electoral events paused for 12 months, Britain’s pundit class had little to chew over to understand how voter behaviour had been changed by the pandemic, the post-Brexit period and the new leadership of the Labou...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for chorizo and parsley scotch eggs

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I once co-judged a national street food competition that felt like it was at the forefront of the ensuing street food revolution. The winner, Yianni Papoutsis, ex-technician at the English National Ballet, made the si...

‘Create a calm bedroom by making simple changes’: find the key to a good night’s sleep

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As the nights get warmer, give your bedroom a revamp with some clever additions – from bedding to candles – that will help you drift off into a deep slumberSpring is here bringing warmer weather, longer days and that ...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for salt-crusted jersey royals with spiced tomato sauce and watercress aïoli

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I have not always loved potatoes. Mash, pale and soft on the plate, was my nemesis when growing up, but as my tastebuds developed, so did my appreciation. I am now sunk by the fluffy interior of a blistered jacket spu...

Keep things simple with a multiuse stick

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Given the prospect of once again visiting people for whom we want to make more of an effort, my mind turns to how the past year might have changed our grooming habits. Doubtless many will relish the opportunity to tro...

Hilarious, literal, preciously simple: Big Boat Stuck in the Suez Canal was the narrative we needed

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As the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal on Monday — just under a week after it jammed itself in there like a husky gentleman in a waterslide — the prevailing attitude online was not one of relief or celebratio...

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