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Stuffed peppers • Yemista piperia

Stuffed peppers • Yemista piperia ‘Yemista’ literally means filled…in this instance peppers. They make a colourful sight, like traffic lights in a row,wearing little hats at a jaunty angle. Often over the Lenten fast we substitute the pork for finely sliced mushrooms. If I am having friends round knowing I will be…

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The Ultimate Gift Guide

The Ultimate Gift Guide By Claire Hastings Don’t worry, there isn’t any holiday that is approaching. But, we are going to take a lucky guess and say that you have probably forgotten about a b-day, anniversary or something similar that is approaching, right? And you are probably super tired of…

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Interior Inspiration: Blocking Out

Interior Inspiration We all need some colour in our lives, particularly when the weather is oh, so bleak…. I have been admiring some projects of late that have embraced a monochromatic scheme (not to be confused with black & white). James Turrell’s quote articulates my feelings on these spaces: “I…

Prime Time • Makeup Primers

Prime Time • Makeup Primers Top Chicks Picks As a professional makeup artist I often get asked ‘do primers really work’? My answer? Yes! As a woman in my mid thirties, I don’t have the youthful skin of a twenty something, my eyelids although always hooded are certainly feeling gravity…

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Cholesterol Myths Busted…..

Cholesterol Myths Busted….. Myth – Cholesterol is bad for us. Actually Cholesterol is needed for almost every function in the human body, from nerve and brain function to digestion and cell health.  It is present in every cell membrane, helping to maintain structure and stability, and also helps repair cells…

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Vegan Beetroot and Oats Breakfast Smoothie

Vegan Beetroot and Oats Breakfast Smoothie I have to start by saying, this smoothie is so delicious!! It’s the perfect boost nutrition wise for a totally fulfilling vegan breakfast! I am so excited at this time of year when Beetroots are season as I get to make gorgeous coloured Smoothies….