Most of us cook from a rotating menu of a dozen or so meals. Dish magazine’s food editor and easy everyday meal expert Claire Aldous offers some fresh inspiration. Add flowers and a glass of wine to transform the everyday into something extraordinary. Food Claire Aldous

A fabulously fruity take on a traditionally savoury canape. 300g large Morella cherries, in syrup sourdough bread olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved 200g soft goat cheese or feta cheese fresh thyme leaves zest of 1 lemon Lightly brush both sides of the bread with olive oil and grill until golden

Most of us are vaguely aware that cheap things have a cost somewhere else, but we usually don't know enough of the detail to be too bothered. Sometimes people even joke about it: "Made for kids, by kids". Andy Kenworthy goes hunting to see if

If your watch told you to be healthier, would you listen? Andy Kenworthy wonders if a gadget can change your life. The FitBit Flex costs $160. It measures motion to work out the steps you have taken, how far you have walked and the calories you

If you're wondering what the ingredients listed on the back of your sunscreen tube mean, keep reading!  What’s in your sunscreen? Retinyl palmitate (aka vitamin A)  Purpose: UVB protection  Issues: An American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study supported the possibility that it may result in cancerous tumours when used on skin exposed to sunlight.

Make the most of special times with family and friends by serving up platters whipped together in a flash, using pantry staples and tasty treats. Recipe Claire Aldous. Photography Amanda Reelick. Food Sarah Heeringa and Susan Wood. Styling Rebekah White Crostini slices of sourdough bread or baguette olive oil 1 clove

For some of us, eating ice-cream is the go-to strategy for being kind to ourselves. Alice Boyes suggests ten better options. 1. Nurture your dreams  Being kind to yourself involves allowing yourself to pursue the things you yearn for. Comedian Bill Cosby gives some of the best advice

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