edamame and asparagus soup

Edamame and Asparagus Soup

8 Mar 15 by

This is a creamy but refreshing soup – nutty with edamame, fresh with asparagus, and made smooth by potatoes rather than cream. The pesto with it is a mizuna pesto, peppery and similar to rocket pesto.

Art & Design Features

Champagne Chairs

16 Feb 15 by

Ever wondered what to do with all your champagne corks? The minds behind design website ‘Design within Reach’ hold an annual ‘Champagne Chair Contest’. The guidelines to enter, create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. Easy.


5 Aphordisiacs that aren’t oysters

12 Feb 15 by

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, (FDA), there is no such thing as an aphrodisiac. But ancient wisdom tells a different story. Throughout history, various foods have been held in the highest regards as aphrodisiacs. Some are suggestive in shape, many have arousing aromas or a sensual mouthfeel.

Recipes Seafood

Crab & Monks Beard Risotto

8 Feb 15 by

Known in England this country as ‘goat’s beard’ or ‘Johnny go to bed at noon’, these little green shoots are grown in Tuscany, where they’re only in season for only five weeks of the year (so get them while you can!)