Taking time for yourself isn't selfish, it's necessary. If you feel good, everyone around you benefits. You can't give anything if you have nothing in you to give.
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Music Monday: A Shingle Day In My Life With my eyes closed I can still feel the airy sunshine pouring through my window. My phone reads 8:23am. Shoot. I was suppose to get up at six. With my left hand I split open the stark white window shades and peer at the sky. It's summer blue. I turn [...]
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Kitchen trend: sleek and chic Alessi kettle: A design icon, the reimagined Whistling Bird Kettle - the Tea Rex - is a true collector's item and a chic fixture on kitchen stovetops. $329, davidjones.com.au. Tom Dixon pestle and mortar: Adding an artful statement to the kitchen, this [...]
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How To Make a Proper Cup of Tea 1. Warm the teapot first. Do this by pouring a little boiling water in the teapot. Swirl, then discard. 2. Add a spoon of leaves (or teabag); one for each person, one for the pot. George Orwell recommended using only Indian or Sri Lankan tea, rather [...]
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Victim of violent pimp tells of her ordeal at his hands It included pouring a kettle full of boiling water over her, burning her with a frying pan , and slowly pushing a knife into her chest that punctured her lung. The balding and bearded former laundrette owner even rented out a premises containing bondage [...]
Note to self: before pouring water on the coffee, boil the kettle.
Photo credit: Sergi Alexander/Getty (I added the circle and slash)How you make coffee is, you bring the dried and roasted and probably ground seeds of a Coffea plant together with some water, typically hot, for some period of time, and this turns the water into coffee. That’s it. It is not a complicated procedure.You can do this all types of ways. Turkish coffee, for example, is prepared by simmering the extremely fine grounds in a little pot and serving the resulting beverage unfiltered;...
I HAVE SEEN the kitchen of the future, and we’re all going to need a lot more counter space.The Smart Kitchen Summit convened in Seattle recently, alighting in the grand lobby and the somewhat-less-grand recital auditorium of Benaroya Hall — quite a step up from its cramped beginnings in Sodo, way back in 2015. The lanyarded crowd swarmed in and out of plenary sessions on topics such as “I, Chef-Bot: Applying AI to the World of Food & Cooking,” and talks like “You Are Eating Software.”...
She’s still as charming, sweet and child-like as she was almost two years ago when she testified her former roommates were responsible for extraordinary violence.But this time, the 29-year old complainant central in a shocking torture retrial is claiming all her injuries — infected scalding burns and whip marks — were self-inflicted “just to punish myself.”The woman, testifying by closed-circuit feed to the courtroom Wednesday at the retrial of Johnathon Rick, 39, and Cynthia Anderson, 37,...
To write this anecdotally charged blog about Max Clifford, the celebrity publicist and convicted sexual predator who died yesterday, is to contravene two conventions that he would have little time for himself. The first, brilliantly parodied by Private Eye in their "The [insert famous name] I knew" and "Farewell, then [insert famous name]" skits, is that treating someone's death as an opportunity to parade your own dealings with them is the very height of vanity. The second is that we do not...