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The Best Breakfast Items For A Busy Day Ahead

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It is a well-known fact that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, it sets you up for how the day will go, it kicks your metabolism into gear, and having a good breakfast can just make you start the day a lot happier and healthier. We all have our favorite breakfast items but they might not be the best for you. If you start the day rushed and just grab something like a processed cereal bar it won’t satisfy you and you will most likely have a sugar crash about 11 am so you are setting yourself up for failure already. If you have a busy day try and get up a little earlier so you can give yourself time to sit and enjoy a nice breakfast. Here are some ideas to keep you going!

 

Eggs, Eggs & More Eggs

Eggs are a great breakfast food to focus on, you can use them in so many ways and they are quick to cook. They are full of protein so they will keep you fuller for longer and also are full of heart-healthy unsaturated fats, vitamin b6, b12, and vitamin D. You can have eggs in so many ways but it is important to have some form of vegetable with them just so you are getting in your five a day and as much goodness as possible. You could try:

 

  • Eggs benedict
  • Scrambled eggs with spinach on toast
  • Vegetable omelette
  • Fried egg and tomato bagel
  • Healthy full English 

 

Coffee To Get A Kick

Coffee is what a lot of people go to in the morning, it certainly can give you that little wake-up you need from the caffeine and you can enjoy it in so many different ways. Cappuccino, black coffee, latte, and you can even add in flavours to make it more exciting. It can end up being expensive if you go to a coffee shop every morning so save some money by having it at home but investing in some good quality coffee so it is all the more enjoyable. You can buy coffee online from Two Chimps and get it on subscription so you won’t ever run out.

 

Yogurt To Build On

Now I don’t mean those full of sugar flavoured yogurt but the plain and simple ones like natural or greek yogurt. They are full of probiotics which keep your gut healthy as well as again having a good amount of protein which will reduce hunger feelings and keep you feeling fuller for longer. It doesn’t have to be enjoyed plain and simple of course. You can add fruit, honey, nuts, and anything you want but try to keep it food that is good for you and contributes towards good health, and add in some of your 5 a day!

 

The Ever Popular Oatmeal

Again similar to the yogurt you can build on it and add whatever you fancy making it tastier and better for you. It is full of fiber so is great for reducing cholesterol and your digestive system. Oats are also full of antioxidants which may benefit heart health. 

 

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The Hidden Health Epidemics That Plague The Restaurant Industry

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When you read the title of this post, you probably think we’re talking about sharp knives and burns. But even though injuries are one of the health risks associated with being a chef in the hospitality industry, there are many more serious issues to worry about. Unfortunately, this is a  problem that is often overlooked, which means that many people’s health is suffering and nothing is being done to protect them. These are some of the serious health issues facing chefs in the hospitality industry right now. 

Stress Related Health Issues 

Anybody that has ever worked in a kitchen will tell you it’s one of the most stressful jobs there is. It’s so fast paced and when you’ve got orders coming in faster than you can get you out, the stress levels soon rise. Kitchens can be quite volatile places and those that work in there come to expect choice words and raised voices as a hazard of the job. The thing is, working in that hyper-stressful environment for a long time has a serious impact on your health because, as is well documented, stress is a key factor in many health problems. 

People that are incredibly stressed may lose their hair quicker than they otherwise would have done, for example. There are a lot of reasons that people find themselves in need of a hair transplant and sometimes, it’s down to age. However, more often than not, it’s down to severe stress. On the more serious end of the scale, you have problems like high blood pressure and increased risk of heart disease. 

Poor Diet And Lack Of Exercise 

The unsociable hours are another of the difficult things that chefs have to deal with, and they often lead to unhealthy lifestyle habits. Chefs usually work during normal eating hours and often work split shifts, so finding time to eat well is tough. Many people find that they don’t have the motivation to cook either because it feels too much like work, so they’re far more likely to eat convenience foods and takeaways, without any semblance of a regular eating pattern

 

Finding the time to exercise is also incredibly difficult for chefs that have an irregular work schedule, so it is very common for them to suffer the ill effects of a bad diet and lack of activity. 

Substance Abuse And Addiction Issues 

Alcohol and drug abuse is a hidden epidemic in the hospitality industry, particularly among chefs. It’s an incredibly high pressure job and many people find themselves turning to drink and drugs to unwind after a long shift or to keep them going during service. In fact, studies show that chefs are almost twice as likely to be addicted to drugs or alcohol. 

The issue is that chefs start using alcohol as a coping mechanism and more often than not, they’re in an environment when it’s readily available. They will usually be offered a drink after finishing a shift and it quickly becomes a habit that they rely on instead of a casual drink to wind down after work. Although this problem is now being acknowledged, especially after notable figures in the industry like Gordon Ramsay highlighted it in a recent documentary, there is still a long way to go. Ramsay has also come under fire as he is often considered one of the worst examples of the toxic restaurant culture that contributes to these issues in the first place. 

Mental Health Issues 

Mental health issues are tied in with stress and addiction issues, but it is worth noting that even those chefs that don’t have a problem with drink or drugs may still suffer with their mental health. Working in such a volatile environment with very little time off and poor sleeping patterns soon leads to more serious mental health issues like stress and anxiety. Starting conversations about mental health in men is difficult because there is still a lot of stigma around it and many people feel that talking about it makes them weak and opens them up to criticism. 

This problem is exacerbated in the restaurant industry because kitchens are often very male-driven environments with a lot of toxic energy flying around. There is also a sense that if you can’t stand the heat, you should get out of the kitchen. In other words, step up to the plate and do the job without complaining, or get out. Many people in the industry feel that they cannot voice their concerns because this will just be seen as them being unable to handle the job.  

 

Unless this culture changes and support is made available for those that are struggling with the job, the mental health crisis in the restaurant industry is only likely to get worse. 

Physical Injuries 

Although they are not the most pressing health concern, physical injuries are still a problem for chefs. But cuts and burns are only a minor issue and there are far more serious long term health conditions to consider. 

Leaning over a cooker or a work surface all day long can put a lot of stress on the back. Work surfaces are designed to be roughly the right height for everybody, which means that they are never the perfect height for an individual. Over time, the strain from leaning over and from lifting heavy pots and pans all day long can do a lot of damage to the discs in the spine. Chefs can alleviate their back pain by using a small stool and raising their foot for short periods. This will help to stretch out the back and prevent damage. 

It’s common knowledge that the restaurant industry is stressful, but many of us are oblivious to the serious health issues faced by chefs today. It is clear that the high-pressure environment, toxic culture, and poor working environment need to be addressed in order to protect the health of chefs throughout the industry. Although steps are being made in this direction and many high profile chefs are talking openly about the issues, there is still a long way to go. 

 

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The Best Food And Drink The UK Is Known For

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When you are looking around the UK for different kinds of food and drink, there are always going to be plenty to choose from. As it happens, there are some in particular that you might regard as essential British things, and these are the kinds of things that are most likely to draw people in from overseas. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best food and drink that the UK is known for. If there is any of this that you still have not tried, you might want to think about doing so as soon as possible, to really get a taste for the country.

 

Full English

One of the things that people tend to want to try when they visit from abroad is a full English breakfast. This is one of those home cuisine items which are known all over the world, and it’s something that many people are still very much keen on in their daily lives. Whether you get it from a B&B or you just rustle one up at home for your family or guests, this is a typical English meal that is unlikely to disappear any time soon.

 

Scottish Whisky

There are many alcoholic drinks in the UK that are exported widely, but none which travel quite as far as Scottish whisky. If you ask people from all over the world what Scotland is best known for, chances are they are going to say whisky before much else. One of the things that a lot of people fail to realise is that there are actually many kinds of whisky out there, and so many different distillery that produce them. Whether you go for a trusted name like Tullibardine or try your hand at a lesser-known distillery, you can be sure that you are going to get delicious whisky every time.

 

Fish And Chips

Although there are a lot of places worldwide that have their own version of fish and chips (Australia does it particularly well, for instance), Britain is where this dish originates, and for most people it is still a quintessential British dish. The beauty of fish and chips is that you can either have it in a posh restaurant, or just in the traditional way, cheap and cheerful and laid out on yesterday’s paper. However you have it, it’s a culinary delight in its own respect.

 

Marmite

As with the fish and chips, there are some other places that have an alternative to Marmite – again, most notably Australia, with their well-loved Vegemite. But Marmite is the original and, to many paletes, still the best. Although there is a lot of consternation over the supposed love-it-or-hate-it taste of Marmite, the fact is that it is one of those products that reliably flit off the shelves time and time again, and it’s definitely something that the British people love dearly on the whole – even if not everyone asks for it on their morning toast.

 

Roast Dinner

Another classic is the roast dinner. This can come in many forms, with the main point of variance being which meat is being used. These days, you might even find that someone makes a nut roast or a mushroom wellington, as a way to avoid the meat. But meat or no meat, the roast dinner stands strong as a British favourite, and as one of those things that other nations consider to be particularly British. It’s best had with all the trimmings, of course, and a homemade gravy to boot. Alternatively, go to a pub and get it made for you.

 

Bangers And Mash

For a hearty, Autumnal meal, you can’t say much fairer than the classic bangers and mash. With the best possible sourced sausages and some creamy mash with a little mustard and butter in it, you are going to find yourself in cuisine heaven in no time with this dish. Again, it is one that works very well as both a pub meal and a hearty home-cooked meal, and many people find that it is a go-to for when you want something comforting. In any case, it’s a classic, and one of the foods that the British do best.

Those are some of the best-loved foods and drinks in the UK. Which of these are your favourite? Are there any that are obviously missing from the list that you would like to see included? And is Marmite really so delicious after all? Whatever your opinion, you have to agree that these are classic.

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Honey-infused gin brand ‘The Apiarist’ launches new edition – and it’s pink!

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The founders of small-batch gin brand The Apiarist have introduced a new ‘Forager Edition’ of the spirit to market, containing the same rich, sweet honey base as the original signature version but finished with a special ‘forager’s tea’. 

After being blown away by the initial success of The Apiarist since its launch in October last year, husband and wife Alex and Natalie Conti decided to create a brand-new batch of gin centred around one of their favourite hobbies, foraging.

Much like its predecessor, The Apiarist Forager Edition is infused with raw honey from the Conti’s very own home apiary and contains botanicals such as juniper, coriander, orris root and lemon peel. Inspired by local hedgerows, the unique forager’s tea consists of blackberries, elderberries, wild strawberry leaves and apple, giving the gin its natural pink hue.

Alex Conti explained the idea behind the new Forager Edition of The Apiarist: “Building on the smooth, balanced taste of The Apiarist, we were inspired by our hedgerows to create something that the forager bee would be proud of. We took the flavours of our local environment and built a complex play of taste notes… Oh, and did we mention it’s pink?”

Natalie added: “What started as a simple extension of our home apiary during the initial lockdown last spring has naturally turned into a thriving business within the space of just a few months and we couldn’t be prouder.

“By launching The Apiarist, we’ve been able to spend more time together as a family, all whilst boosting the bee population – what more could you want?

“We’re extremely excited to introduce our brand-new gin to market and cannot wait to see how it is received by our loyal customers.”

Keen beekeepers Alex and Natalie created the first batch of The Apiarist after being left with a surplus of honey when they expanded their home apiary during the first lockdown last year. Since then, the operation has expanded, and the couple are receiving orders from all around the UK.

The signature version of the one-of-a-kind gin is currently stocked in numerous bars and restaurants across the West Midlands including The Spirit Works, Swinfen Hall, The Trooper, Harborne Kitchen and Michelin starred Purnell’s. 

The Apiarist Forager Edition is currently available to purchase directly from their website: 

www.theapiaristgin.com

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5 Steps to Becoming a Professional Chef

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If you love preparing and eating food, becoming a professional chef must sound like a dream job. The chance to come up with creative dishes, work lovingly with ingredients in the kitchen, and watch the joy on your diner’s faces as they tuck into a meal you whipped up out of thin air. But the food and beverage industry is a competitive place, and you need to have what it takes to succeed. It requires a great deal of commitment, hard work, and culinary skill to rise in the industry. You’ll also need to be able to handle a high-pressured environment and thrive working in a hot, confined kitchen.

 

If you are passionate about becoming a chef and think you have what it takes, there are some essential steps you’ll need to take to make it happen. Here are the five most important.

Learn the basics of cooking

It’s one thing to follow a recipe to the letter, but being able to cook an entire meal from scratch is an entirely different ball game. When you’re a professional chef, you’ll need to be able to turn a mishmash of ingredients into something palatable at short notice or know how to fix a bland or overseasoned meal. This will require in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking. Read up as much as you can on the subject, learn things such as when to use particular herbs, how to pair drinks with meals, and the foundations of using salt, fat, acid, and heat. Get to grips with the utensils and appliances you’re likely to find in a professional kitchen, and practice over and over again. 

Cook often

If you want cooking to become your career, you should make it your lifestyle. The best way to succeed at anything is to practice it as much as possible. Make time to cook delicious meals frequently, using a variety of different styles, cuisines, and ingredients. You’ll soon learn what works and what doesn’t.

Eat a lot

You can learn a lot from other professional chefs, and eating out at high-quality restaurants can teach you much about what goes into a meal. Learn from the masters and you’ll soon pick up inspiration for your own dishes.

Get a qualification

Although many professional chefs have worked their way up from the bottom, having a recognized culinary qualification will put you in good stead when applying for kitchen roles. There are many catering and cooking qualifications you can acquire. These teach you a great deal about the industry and science behind cooking, as well as looking fantastic on your resume.

Get work experience

Nothing beats first-hand experience, and getting a job in a kitchen is the best way to start your career. Even if you’re just a dishwasher, you will get a chance to see how the chefs work and gain valuable knowledge along the way. Before long, you’ll have picked up enough to be able to help out with the meal preparation.

 

Becoming a professional chef will not be an easy journey, but by following these tips you will be better equipped to succeed with your culinary dreams.

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Best Beach Destinations to Visit in 2021

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In 2020, people were forced to stay indoors due to the pandemic. This year looks more promising, so if you’ve been meaning to travel, it’s very likely you’ll be able to do so. Dipping toes in sea or ocean or visiting a European capital seems plausible again. There’s something captivating about beaches, which is why they’re such a popular destination choice: maybe the closeness of the sea, or that salty scent in the air. So for that specific reason, here are some of the best beach destinations that should be visited in 2021.

Mykonos, Greece

Let’s start with the obvious: Mykonos is a place that shows you the true beauty of Greece, which is why should be on your list, especially if you’re attracted to the Mediterranean coasts and islands. Mykonos captures the true essence of a Greek beach holiday, as beaches such as Ornos Bay and Psarous are some of the most stunning ones you’ll ever visit.

Hvar, Croatia

Croatia has one of the richest and most gorgeous coastlines in Europe. Hvar is a true hidden gem of an island that is known for the great beaches and parties that happen there. But the true beauty is in pine forests that surround the beaches: that’s right, this gorgeous concept is quite refreshing, especially if you want to relax in the shade after swimming in the sun. Plus, Hvar boasts great local food and wine culture, which guarantees you a great time there.

Dubai, UAE

If there’s one place that encapsulates opulence, wealth, stunning architecture and beaches, then that’s Dubai. This megacity has one of the most breathtaking architectures, but its beaches are also something to remember: fluffy white and soft sand, paddle boarding and kite surfing opportunities are more than enough to leave you speechless. 

Also, don’t let the appearances fool you: Dubai has eclectic bars and clubs, so if you love the nightlife, then visiting Dubai and everything it has to offer will surely fill your cup.

The Canary Islands, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

The Canary Islands are a popular tourist destination, and their beaches are one of the most stunning ones in the world. You can even visit a new landscape shaped by ancient volcanic eruptions in Timanfaya National Park. Fuerteventura, on the other hand, is perfect for those who value nature and outdoor activities. A perfect place to go hiking or to play some water sports in your best sustainable swimwear and that’s thanks to the wonderful beaches. So, if you value adventure and gorgeous natural landmarks, then The Canary Islands will be a perfect beach destination for you.

Monaco

For those who appreciate the smell of wealth in the air, then Monaco will surely satisfy the appetite. The Grand Prix is a glamorous event that gathers some of the wealthiest clientele. However, the true value of Monaco is in its pretty beaches where you can soak up some sun before visiting some of the best casinos and restaurants in southern Europe. Also, if you’re interested in admiring plants, you should know that Monaco has some of the most wonderful gardens and parks. After all, there’s nothing better than relaxing in nature after hopping trendy bars in this stunning place.

Conclusion 

Visiting a beach is the best way to relax and experience some sun-kissed fun, especially after the past year events. These destinations are abundant with amazing beaches, historic landmarks, and various entertainment opportunities. Also, some of them offer a lot of luxurious experiences, so if you appreciate comfort, great beaches, luxury and fun, then some of these places will surely be the right destination for you in the year ahead.

 

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Ways To Get Started With A Plant-based Diet

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More and more people are turning to a plant-based way of eating in order to help the environment or live a healthier lifestyle. However, starting with this type of diet can be challenging, especially if you’re used to eating large quantities of meat and dairy. Even if your diet consists of mainly other things, switching to a vegan way of eating requires some planning and preparation. So for that reason, here are some tips that will make this transition easier and more effortless.

Do your research 

Researching a vegan diet might be challenging, which is why it’s important to use various sources of information. Browsing only vegan communities might be of great help, but keep in mind that many people in such online spaces tend to be biased toward certain issues. Therefore, choosing multiple sources will give you a clearer picture of what it’s like to eat a plant-based diet and live a lifestyle that goes with it.

Start slowly

Switching to a plant-based diet all at once might seem like a logical step, but it’s actually better to start slow and see what happens. For example, removing dairy products from your diet while sticking to meat (or vice versa) will show you how to function without certain products you used to eat on a daily basis. Removing only one group of products will give you more freedom to adjust to a new lifestyle without being too extreme. If you’re ideologically swayed, you might feel the need to stop eating every animal product out there, but that will also push you in an unfamiliar direction way too soon. Instead, try to opt for a vegetarian or pescatarian diet first, until you find your ground.

Be ready to grow and learn 

The best way to stay comfortable in your plant-based diet is to constantly grow and learn. Not using eggs, dairy and meat as your diet staples means you’ll have to discover new ways of replacing them. This journey is the true joy of eating a plant-based diet: discovering the nutritional power of plants all the time. The Internet is full of valuable info, so reading articles at the Satia Nutrition blog will surely keep you informed and entertained. Every person has the innate desire to evolve, and a plant diet fits perfectly in that narrative.

Know how to talk about it

Let’s be real, some people may not agree with your lifestyle change. Although that should never concern you, you should get ready to answer questions or fight off unsolicited opinions and advice. Some people will be rude, while others will be genuinely confused, worried and also curious. It’s important to differentiate between these and act accordingly. Being preachy and judgmental yourself isn’t the right way to have meaningful discussions. But also, if someone starts being plain dismissive and rude, be sure to stand your ground.

 

Embrace your new diet and enjoy it

At the end of the day, life is short, so you have to enjoy every moment. So, embrace your new diet and find joy in it. Not eating certain foods is a sure way toward discovering new tastes and recipes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new fruits and vegetables, feel free to play with different blends of tastes because that’s where the true fun of a plant-based diet lies. 

Conclusion

Starting a healthier, new diet is a big and brave step that deserves to be encouraged and celebrated. Still, it’s important to constantly learn and do your research, and being experimental and open-minded is also a huge asset. Finally, it’s essential to remember that fully embracing a new diet is the sure step toward enjoying it.

 

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Tasteful Kitchen Essentials to Brighten up Your Life

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The kitchen is the heart of every household. Full of sumptuous smells, delicious food and meals with friends, it’s where the magic happens. 

 

A nice kitchen doesn’t just appeal to some of the senses, but all of them. This means having a stylish, beautiful kitchen is just as important as the cooking that takes place inside it. 

 

Renovating the kitchen entirely is an expensive and lengthy endeavour. Luckily, you can accessorise your kitchen easily and affordably. Start small, and you will be surprised how much the little details create a more vibrant atmosphere.

 

  1. Incorporate some plant power.

 

We all know plants can be pesky to look after, so you don’t need to go overboard. Getting one of two small plants will give the kitchen a more wholesome feel.

 

 If you want something a bit more unique than your standard flower pot or cactus, you could go for an aloe vera plant. These succulent plants have the added bonus of containing aloe gel inside its leaves. Aloe vera is fantastic for skin and hair care as well as having a range of health benefits.

 

For those budding chefs, consider having some plants which you can easily incorporate into your cooking. Having some basis leaves and herbs dotted around will make your kitchen look beautiful, and anyone entering the room will instantly know they’re in the presence of a true chef.

 

Houseplants give the room a refreshing scent so that even when no cooking is taking place the room will smell pleasant. Plants are also known to improve wellbeing and productivity by improving air quality.

 

2. Invest in some stylish mugs.

Having beautiful mugs will not only make your kitchen look more stylish, but you’ll feel more empowered when drinking your morning coffee. We’re all guilty of just using the same old mugs we’ve had for years, and half the time, don’t even know where we acquired them from.

 

Having mug sets will give your kitchen a more cohesive overall appearance. You can display them on some chic mug hooks so that your guests can instantly see that all of your kitchenware is in sync. 

 

For some truly classic and elegant mugs, White Bone China Mugs are the obvious choice. These sturdy mugs are not only excellent quality but have a minimalistic appearance that is unparalleled by other mugs. Bone china is known to be highly durable as well as having a delicate appearance, and so likely to be one of your favourite kitchen accessories for the long-run.

 

3. Present your spices in a flavoursome way.

Celebrate your spice collection by having them all out in the open. Your spices shouldn’t be hidden away. This will add a splash of colour to your kitchen, all while making the spices more accessible when you’re cooking. So, when you need to grab the paprika, it will be well within sight.

 

Some great ways to present your spice collections are on a shelf or in a glass cabinet. Putting up a shelf is quick and easy and gives you some space to neatly store your kitchen essentials. Because let’s face it, kitchens get cluttered pretty fast, so there is no such thing as too much storage space.

 

If you want to take it a step further, organise your spices by colour. Start with the darkest flavours and arrange them so that they gradually get lighter. This highly organised way of presenting your spice collection will allow for some efficient cooking and have the added bonus of looking beautiful.

 

4. Time for a new clock.

Getting a nice wall clock has its practical purposes of course, but can really add some character to the kitchen.

 

If your kitchen has a contemporary look, adding in a modern wall clock will tie it all together. For a more rustic style, mounted wooden wall clocks look will create a cosy atmosphere. Clocks with roman numerals are becoming ever-more popular, adding a bit of sophistication to the room. Another plus – you will learn to read Roman numerals by default (at least up to twelve).

5. Shake it up with your salt and pepper.

Having some unique salt and pepper shakers are another quick and affordable way to snazz up your kitchen. Again, coordinating your decor will create a more cohesive and attractive environment.

 

So, if you have a lot of wooden furniture, wooden salt and pepper shakers are the way to go. If your kitchen furniture is mainly made from steel, go for some shiny and metallic style shakers.

 

If you’re a fan of that peppery flavour, invest in a restaurant-style pepper grinder. These bulky yet chic mechanisms will add that necessary flavour to your food and make your kitchen look like a professional one. 

 

Another fashionable addition to your kitchen is salt and pepper mortars. These allow you to grind the salt and pepper yourself, getting it to a consistency you prefer. Typically made from granite, these pots look incredibly stylish and will look good with any decor. The mortars also mean you can enjoy crushing and using your very own fresh spices. A vessel for flavour and fashion, these are a kitchen must-have.

6.Get some suave table cloths.

Table clothes make the room look prettier and protect your tabletops from damage and spillages. In the kitchen, we expect things to go wrong and for accidents to happen. But – this doesn’t mean we should sit idly by and let it happen. 

 

Investing in a good table cloth creates a safer environment where you don’t need to worry about staining your well-loved table. Linen clothes are a strong choice as they are easy to wash and easy to coordinate with your surroundings. A plain colour does the job, or you can take a risk with some bold, patterned options. 

 

Tablecloths also make dinner feel more like an exciting occasion. Attractive, soft and practical, they add that final touch of homeliness and elegance.

 

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How Effective Are Responsible Gambling Tools?

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One thing that will certainly not escape your notice these days when you sign up to any online casino site, is that the operators of those sites that are licensed and regulated in the UK have to offer you a whole host of different responsible tools.

That is due to the UK Gambling Commission having decided one of their most important tasks as a regulator is to ensure that anyone that could be at risk of experiencing any type of gambling problems when gambling at any sites, they license has some tools at hand to limit their potential losses.

As for just what you will be offered by way of responsible gambling tools when playing as a real money player at a UK licensed gambling site, well one thing you will be asked to set is an amount of cash as your deposit limit and you will also be asked to select a period of time that deposit limit is set rigidly in place for too.

Loss limits are another thing you can set too, and for those of you that may be worried you could spend way too much time gambling that things online or feel are getting a little too much for you, all casino sites that are license din the UK must also offer you a take a break option.

By taking that option you can request to be locked out of your casino account for a period of time chosen by you so that you can take a break and gather your thoughts and not be permitted to gamble during that time period at that casino.

GamStop Proven to Help Anyone Give Up Gambling Online

Have you come to the realisation that you have a gambling problem? If so, then first and foremost be aware that can often feel like a dark and lonely place but believe me when I tell you that there is a lot of help and support available to you.

What you should initially set out is an action plan to get things on the straight and narrow so to speak, and if you tend to gamble a lot online then you should immediately head on over to the GamStop website, for once there you are going to be able to add your personal details onto their register.

What then happens once you have done that is your information is shared with all UK licensed gambling sites, who are then obliged to close down as a matter of urgency all accounts that you hold with them and additionally, they must block you from being able to open an account at those sites at any point in time in the future too.

Plus, I would advise you to visit the GamCare and Gamblers Anonymous websites too for plenty of additional help and support to help you give up gambling.

Could the GamStop Service Be Extended to Non UK Casinos?

If you have been trying to give up gambling yourself in the past, then you will not need me to tell you that there are always going to be times when you may just get the urge to sign up to a non GamStop casino site or any other type of gambling site and make a deposit then gamble. On onlinecasinoukhelper.com you can find an in-depth guide and a complete list of casino sites not on Gamstop.

That is still going to be something you could possibly end up doing even if you have signed up to GamStop, for the obvious problem with that scheme is that it only covers UK licensed gambling sites, and with thousands of other casino and gambling sites located and licensed in other parts of the world, those sites are not legally required to be part of the GamStop scheme.

Those of you out there that have made the decision to stop gambling and wish to remove any possible temptation of you gambling online ever again, should sign up to GamStop but then also download something known as a gambling site blocker tool onto your mobile devices and your computers and laptops too.

What that nifty bit of software associated with a gambling site blocker tool will then do is to simply block you from accessing any type of website that is associated with gambling such as a casino site or a betting site or for that matter a poker or bingo site.

By not being able to actually access any type of gambling site all temptation and risk of you then going on to signing up to such a site, making a deposit and gambling your deposits away will be removes, so please do consider making use of those tools that are readily available to everyone.

 

 

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London’s Influential Role in the World of Hairstylists and Fashion

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What do Icons like Twiggy, Kate Moss, Alexander Mcqueen, Mary Quant, Vivienne Westwood all have in common? The answer: Salon city, aka London! Each and everyone one of the names previously listed have completely reshaped the fashion and hairstyle industry in their own way, and therefore, completely reshaped the human experience to be as we know it today. But what sets London apart from the rest of the world?  

London’s impact throughout history

Since, well forever, London has played a crucial role in the fashion and hairstylist world. Dating all the way back to medieval times, fashion innovation and London have gone hand in hand. Due to London’s important role as a prominent port city for ships coming from places like Florence, Paris and Rome, the production and display of fashionable goods has virtually always existed. 

 

From then on, London’s fashion footprint appears throughout history. The Victorian era was an immensely influential period for people across the globe. And in the 20th century, names like Mary Quant, Audrey Hepburn, Alexander Mcqueen and Vivienne Westwood begin to appear. 

 

In the 50s and 60s and 70s in London, the rebellious “punk” style emerges thanks in part to Vivienne Westwood, bringing leather, eyeliner and hair gel to the scene. And in sharp contrast, the “swinging London” style took hold thanks to Mary Quant. Pixie haircuts, thick mascara and round sunglasses to cover big doll-like eyes became famous not only in London but around the world.

Hairstylists change the game

Let’s take a closer look at the role that hairstyles throughout history, because they played a crucial part in the development in style around the world. You couldn’t claim you were “punk” if you kept your hair neatly curled and brushed. And you wouldn’t be able to call yourself a “Teddy boy” if your hair was jet black and spiked like Sid Vicious. That just wouldn’t work! Hairstyle is an absolutely crucial aspect to one’s style. A good hairstylist has the power to completely transform a person’s look. 

 

An Part of the reason that London has had such great success in running the fashion and hairstyle game is that, throughout history, it has been full of great stylists with that grea power to transform styles! London is home to Iconic hair stylists like Vidal Sassoon for example, who gave stars like Mia Farrow, Mary Quant and Goldie Hawn their classic looks. And huge names like John Frieda have offered op of the line hair care products to not only London, but the entire world. 

 

Charles Worthington is another example of one of the many cornerstone hairstylists throughout London’s rich history. Charles Worthington’s prestigious yet still family-owned salon has styled some of the world’s most iconic models on both catwalk hair and at London and New York fashion weeks. He has collaborated with top names like Erdem, Roksanda Ilincic, Christopher Raeburn, Matthew Williamson, Peter Som, Anthony Symonds, Pringle, Julian Macdonald and J Maskrey. During their 30s years of business, Charles Worthington has accepted numerous awards including but no limited to the “Fellowship for British Hairdressing Lifetime Achievement Award” (2015), the “MBE for Services to Hairdressing” (2006) and the “Men’s Hairdresser of the Year” (1998)

 

London is quite literally brimming with top notch hair salons! It’s no wonder the city is sometimes called “salon city”, as the city boasts nearly 100 different hair salons!

 

Fashion Today

And in the realm of fashion and design, one big London name that anyone could recognize is Stella Mcartney. Her revolutionary approach to sustainable yet sext and chic fashion, instantly placed her on the world’s fashion radar. 

The influence of hairstyles today

Today, it can be difficult to stay on top of the ever-changing hair and fashion trends. Thanks to social media and technology, trends can literally change over night! London has thrived through at embracing all the different trends that have passed by throughout the years.

 

Due to great hair stylists and fashion designers, London always seems to stay one step ahead of the game. The recent trend of leaving body hair to grow naturally can sometimes be a  controversial topic. But one of London’s biggest stars at the moment, Emma Corrin who plays Princess Diana in the Netflix series “The Crown” doesn’t find body hair so controversial. She says she’s growing out her body hair because she’s tired of “trying to fit in”. 

 

And that’s something Londoners are great at: not trying to fit in, and instead, blazing the trail!

 

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