A frugal-but-fun remix of the classic beans on toast – ideal for lazy lunches or even lazier mornings, with a spicy-sour green chutney on the side
My mother grew up in relative wealth in Uganda, but entered into poverty when she and her family arrived in the UK after being exiled by the dictator Idi Amin.
Having little money meant cooking very thriftily: she made chutney from fallen apples in the garden, bought sacks of lentils and rice from wholesalers, and ate a lot of spiced masala baked...
Three dishes that come to life through poaching: a comforting chicken soup with a kick, succulent, butter-poached prawns, and a dessert of tea-infused rhubarb on a ginger mousse
Poaching is gentle and delicate, and probably not quite as sexy-sounding as, say, grilling or pan-frying.
Those high-heat cooking methods create colour and immediate drama, whereas the one that relies on an aromatic liquid is all about suspense: a coming-together of ingredients as they gently give in to their...
Quakerism is about integrity, equality, simplicity, community – all of the things I aspire to
Marie, 29 I’ve always been a spiritual person, but when I left university that part of me wasn’t feeling nourished. I heard about Quakerism and found the worshipping in shared silence really powerful.
When I moved to Oxford I didn’t know anyone, but I met Lynette through the Friends Meeting House when I asked the group if anyone had a room to rent. Quakers aren’t all perfect but I knew at least our...
The actor on huffing and puffing, overcoming anorexia and running red lights on her bike
Born in Leeds, Whelan, 38,began her career in comedy in 2010, and won the Funny Women Variety Award the same year. In 2017, she gained critical acclaim for her portrayal of Karen Matthews in The Moorside. From 2012 to 2019, she played Yara Greyjoy in Game Of Thrones. She appears in the new ITV drama White House Farm. She is married to the comedian Gerry Howell and lives in London.
When were you happiest?When...
From coma to Lola, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz
1 The Bramble Cay melomys is said to be the first mammal to suffer what?2 Which novel is named after a hill at Ecchinswell, Hampshire?3 Elizabeth Holmes founded which controversial company?4 What drink was known as the wine of Islam?5 Whose voyage was completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano?6 What, in Wyoming, is Old Faithful?7 What appliance is the Aktiebolaget Gas Accumulator?8 Which city was transformed by Baron Haussmann?What links:9...
Watch the instructor carefully, stay motivated and find a good space for your mat • Fit in my 40s: Zoe Williams tries online yoga
Choose a good spot Find a comfortable, quiet space, with room for your mat and for you to stretch your arms out and up. Make sure you can see the screen clearly: once you’re used to the postures, you’ll rely on it less. Wear fitted clothes so they don’t hang over your face when your head’s lowered, and no socks.
Pay attention You won’t have a teacher to help with...
Online classes save money and time. There’s just one obvious catchFitness tips: how to start your online yoga practiceJust as you never forget how to ride a bike, so you never forget how to do a downward dog; but what goes clean out of your head, after even a brief period of absence, is why you would ever want to. Even a week off yoga more or less guarantees a massive effort to rejoin the flow. So two things would help: if you could do it at home, so that it ate only half an hour out of your...
Pick-me-ups to rouse the appetite on a cold morning: a lemony granola, bacon-avocado french toast, buckwheat porridge with apple, and turmeric fried eggs
Prep 10 minCook 25 minServes 4 Continue reading
By the time you read this, I will have died peacefully under your care with my daughter at my side: the letter you always wanted to write
I am writing this a week before my flight to Zurich, as a pre-emptive thank you letter. By the time you read it, I will have died peacefully under your care with my dear daughter and close friend at my side.
I made up my mind six months earlier that I would arrange my own death. At 66, the revelation that ovarian cancer had infiltrated my pelvis, giving me a...
A ingenious solution to kids’ inevitable vegetable leftovers: puree them separately, then disguise in batter and turn them into mulitcoloured pancakes
I’m currently learning the hard way how to feed our daughter: the walls, table, chair and ourselves often get splattered with food, and all sorts of delicacies get left over when she eats less than we’ve cooked.
To avoid waste and minimise mess, we usually serve her small amounts of what we eat, unsalted and mashed, or very soft pieces of...
Navy vet whose national anthem rendition wowed NFL fans surprised with Super Bowl tickets on 'Fox & Friends'
Retired Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Generald Wilson sings 'The Star-Spangled Banner' on 'Fox & Friends' and gets a surprise from Old El Paso Cheese.
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Friday evening about 12 miles from Barstow, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.