Food Thomasina Miers’ recipe for Asian smoked mackerel salad with chilli dressing

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Smoked fish and earthy grilled broccoli are offset by a sharp, spicy-sweet dressingThank goodness it’s February: only a month or so until we can start looking forward to spring. This punchy, fresh and...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for chickpea, black pudding and spinach ragu

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This peasant-style dish uses humble ingredients of the best qualityThe origin of this dish is a tapas bar in Barcelona’s Boqueria food market, Pinotxo (named after its twinkly-eyed owner). For me, it epitomises...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for vanilla yoghurt panna cotta with oat biscuits

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Follow a rich lunch with this light, tangy dessert and tasty wafersNow that I have settled into the rhythm of 2019, I’m looking to the weekends for some gentle entertainment to get me...

Caractère, London W11: ‘A bit of a trip’ – restaurant review

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Playful, satisfying and occasionally baffling, there is lots to love at Emily Roux’s new restaurantHaving the name Roux hanging around your neck must be a mixed blessing. It’s terrifically handy, I’m sure, when...

I enjoy airline food, but in a restaurant? Pass the sickbag

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AirAsia is to open an eatery serving its dishes. It seems crackers – who would choose to eat plane fare on terra firma?People harrumph more at 38,000ft. It’s a sort of iron rule...

I can’t get past my strained relationship with my mother

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It’s time to leave the past behind and forge a new bond, and the first step should be yours, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma I don’t have a very good relationship with my mum most...

Can too little sleep ruin your relationship?

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Lack of shut-eye has long been linked to a range of serious health problems. Now a study confirms that it can also be at the root of strife between couplesIs your partner irritating?...

Are we having fun yet? How I found joy in the most unlikely of...

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I was vacillating between overwork and overindulgence – and then I took my car to a mechanicTowards the end of last year, as I hurtled towards near exhaustion and a work schedule that...

Should every worker have a 75-minute lunch break?

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MPs have recommended the optimal breaktime for schoolchildren – and it could make adults happier, healthier and more productive, tooSchoolchildren should have at least 75 minutes of breaktime every day, say a group of...

Seven ways to improve your breathing

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It may be instinctive, but stress, anxiety, posture and a host of other factors can affect the quality of our breathingBecome aware of your breathBreathing is so instinctive, you may have developed habits...