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Wine of the Month: Arniston Bay Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2009

South African wines have consolidated their already promising position in the wine market following a successful football World Cup. Pieter Rosenthal picks his favourite wine for August.

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2nd Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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How to cook a perfect stir-fry on a budget

Rather than wasting money buying a pack of vegetables, why not use up those leftovers in the fridge to cook up a special stir-fry on a budget.

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2nd Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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Beer: Titivate your tipple

Don't just down the same old pint night after night - be brave and experiment says beer expert Jonathan Goodall.

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30th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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A lesson in beer tasting

It's your chance to learn the art of beer tasting.

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30th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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An expert's guide to whisky tasting

The art of distilling whisky has been around for hundreds of years, and so has the art of tasting it. So what do you need to know to fully appreciate all the flavours that a good whisky has to offer?

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29th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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Tea is equal to water when it comes to hydration

Drinking tea is just as good as water when it comes to keeping the body hydrated, an important new clinical study commissioned by the Tea Advisory Panel (TAP), has found.

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27th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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Wine of the Month: Wolf Bass Sparkling Rosé

Welcome to this first wine column for 50connect in conjunction with Love That Wine. To start us off with a bang this month we’ve selected a sparkling wine which is perfect for the summer.

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5th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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Coffee: The fluid facts

Stay hydrated this summer with advice from the Food Standard’s Agency whilst learning more about the benefits of drinking coffee.

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1st Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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Learn more about your favourite wines

Learn how to tell your Chardonnay from your Chablis with Lovethatwine.co.uk, 50connect's new expert wine columnists.

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29th Jun 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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Recipe: Janet Street-Porter makes summer kebabs

TV presenter, writer and British icon Janet Street Porter makes chicken and steak kebabs with a honey and mustard glaze.

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16th Jun 2010
Mark O'haire
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Seasonal strawberry recipes

June's the month when the strawberries just keep coming and coming. If you have a glut, try some of these ideas.

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7th Jun 2010
Mark O'haire
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Recipe: Lesley Waters makes mini lemon Cheerios cheesecakes

In this video Lesley Waters is joined by Olympic rower Greg Searle as the pair make, mini lemon Cheerios cheesecakes.

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4th Jun 2010
Mark O'haire
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Recipes: Celebrate National Sandwich Week

National Sandwich Week takes place from 16 May - 23 May this year and celebrates the nation’s favourite lunchtime snack, the sandwich.

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12th May 2010
Mark O'haire
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Finnish-style Tomato & Onion Pie

A simple and versatile Finnish recipe that’s best served in the summer with home grown tomatoes.

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7th May 2010
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Japanese Seaweed Salad with Mackerel and Sushi Ginger

This creative light summer salad is ideal for al fresco eating on its own or as a side dish at barbecues.

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6th May 2010
Mark O'haire
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Celebrate the best of British carrots

If you’re among a growing band of consumers who want to support British farmers and are actively trying to cut down on your food miles and carbon footprint, then carrots should be top of your shopping list.

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4th May 2010
Mark O'haire
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Dip your way to a delicious British sandwich

If the same old sandwiches are leaving you bored, then why not dip into some fresh ideas to help mark British Sandwich Week from 9 - 15 May.

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4th May 2010
Mark O'haire
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Organic stuffed roast peppers

Award-winning chef Arthur Potts Dawson shows you how to cook scrumptious organic stuffed red peppers in this video guide to the recipe.

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26th Apr 2010
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St George’s Day Cottage Pie recipe

Dragons Den star Levi Root’s take on a classic English dish to celebrate St George’s Day.

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21st Apr 2010
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'Five-a-day' has limited impact on cancer risk

Eating fruit and vegetables to ward off cancer has a "modest" impact on reducing the risk, according to a new Europe-wide study.

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7th Apr 2010
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Easter cooking with an Indian twist

We show you how to cook an Easter dish with a twist - Easter roast spiced chicken with Indian-style gravy.

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22nd Mar 2010
Mark O'haire
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An expert’s guide to enjoying whisky

Master blender for Teacher’s whisky, Robert Hicks shares his expert tips on how to enjoy a dram.

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15th Mar 2010
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A true taste of Ireland for St Patrick's Day

Pour yourself a glass of stout, and serve up a hearty feast to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

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10th Mar 2010
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Slow & easy Mother's Day recipes

Enjoy quality time with the family this Mother's Day with these three slow-cooking recipes.

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10th Mar 2010
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Celebrate St David's Day with traditional Welsh recipes

Don't let St David's Day pass you by, take to the kitchen and enjoy these delicious Welsh favourites

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1st Mar 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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Apple & cinnamon muffins

Try these delicious cinnamon-scented apple muffins which you can eat warm or cold.

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24th Feb 2010
Mark O'haire
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Traditional Chinese New Year recipes

Bring in the Chinese New Year in style with these tasty traditional favourites.

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9th Feb 2010
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Valentine’s Day cocktails

Planning a romantic dinner this Valentine's Day? Great drinks can compliment your meal and give you a chance to impress with your cocktail skills.

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4th Feb 2010
Mark O'haire
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Ken Hom's delicious Chinese New Year recipes

Chef Ken Hom shares three quick, simple and healthy Chinese recipes.

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3rd Feb 2010
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Spinach, cheddar & tomato pancake lasagne

This pancake stack is layered with tomato sauce for lasagne, sliced tomatoes, freshly cooked spinach and grated cheddar cheese.

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1st Feb 2010
Mark O'haire


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