Dress season

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For some reason, this seems to be a sensitive subject, but that's a bit silly, so let's get real. For those of us with thighs that are friendly with each other, summer can be a bit painful. However, I've blissfully lived in dresses and skirts for the past couple of hot seasons with help from some underwear discoveries.

Etsy Gift Guide

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Etsy can be a huge and overwhelming craft fair, and not everything is, er, to my taste. But there are some gems in there, if you have patience. I've collected up some of my recent favourites if you're looking for some gifts to finish off your list.

Grilled sprouts with lemon and parmesan

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I have an obsession with the crispy brussel sprouts with lemon, parmesan and capers from the wine bar around the corner from our place. A dish of those, their bone marrow cheese toast, and a glass of Viognier is just perfect in my book. Anyway. I have tried to recreate this dish at home, but the deep frying requires equipment I don’t have. I don’t have pots big enough, it uses too much oil, the smoke alarm goes off –...