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Here’s another reason to shop at & Other Stories

Dec 13, 2019 by William Lewis.

The high-street brand has just launched a new hair care range, and it’s very, very good... Hands up – who loves & Other Stories? I’d imagine that, right now, arms are being waved unanimously, because the clothes are on-trend without feeling faddy, the pieces look expensive but are reasonably priced and both the store and the website are a dream to navigate. Just the other day, I bought a slinky leopard-print midi skirt from its autumn extravaganza, and i decided to live there on march month Probably paired with this chunky jumper, this splendid bag and these rather lovely ankle...

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Easy fish tagine

Dec 13, 2019 by William Lewis.

A midweek Moroccan supper packed full of veggies.   4 x 150g reasonably sourced skinless cod filets 500g waxy new potatoes 4 garlic cloves, slashed 3 tbsp olive oil 2 green peppers, cut 1 yellow pepper, cut 5 tomatoes, generally slashed 100ml vegetable stock 100g set green olives Lemon wedges and crisp coriander, to decorate For the marinade: 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 huge garlic cloves 1 little pack crisp coriander 1 tsp salt Whizz the marinade fixings in a small nourishment processor or pound in a mortar and pestle until smooth....

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Cauliflower florets with romescu sauce

Dec 13, 2019 by William Lewis.

A smoky Spanish-style sauce is the perfect partner for crispy cauliflower.   200g mixed basmati and wild rice 1 roasted red pepper (from a jar) ½ garlic clove 1tbsp red wine vinegar 1 cauliflower, sliced into florets 1½ tsp sweet smoked paprika 40g fresh breadcrumbs 40g ground almonds 50ml water 50g plain flour. Cook the blended basmati and wild rice as per the pack directions. Channel; put in a safe spot. In the mean time, whizz ½ tsp paprika, red pepper, breadcrumbs, garlic, almonds, red wine vinegar and water in a nourishment processor to a thick sauce. Season. Carry a...

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No-stir tomato and basil risotto

Dec 13, 2019 by William Lewis.

AKA risotto for busy people: just put the lid on and forget about it 1 tbsp olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 150ml white wine 600ml hot vegetable stock 50g vegetarian Parmesan, grated Knob of butter 400g risotto rice 400g can chopped tomatoes 75g cream cheese Handful fresh basil leaves In a pot, heat the oil and margarine over a medium-high warmth. Fry the onion for five minutes until delicate. Include the rice, cook for a moment, at that point include the wine and air pocket until assimilated. Mix in the tomatoes and stock, season, decrease the warmth to...

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We need to stop pretending that freelance working mums have it easy

Dec 13, 2019 by William Lewis.

Nicola Appleton went freelance to better manage motherhood and work, but now she thinks better access to flexible working is the answer  What picture do you evoke, when you.think of someone who is self-employed? Is it an entrepreneur founding an exciting new business? A trailblazer launching some kind of techy startup? What about a woman sat at her desk, just days after giving birth, shifting uncomfortably on her stitches, with her newborn sitting next to her? When I chose to leave my stable office job in journalism, back in 2015, to work for myself, this became my reality. Like the ...