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Wellbeing Yoga Pose of the Week: The Humble Warrior Pose (Baddha Virabhadrasana)

Whether you recognize this Baddha Virabhadrasana as Humble Warrior, or by any of its other pseudonyms (Devotional Warrior, Bound Warrior, or Silver Surfer), modern yogis everywhere bow down to this hip and heart opening pose! Here’s how to do Humble Warrior Pose: Unlike the far-reaching dristi practiced in Virabhadrasana I, II, and III, Baddha Virabhadrasana…

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Recipes Barbecued gressingham duck breast with white coleslaw

By Josh Eggleton This quick and flavoursome barbecued duck recipe is ideal for the summer months, but can equally be enjoyed in the winter by adapting the method slightly. Kohlrabi is an earthy, crunchy and refreshing addition to coleslaw. For a gluten free option, replace soy with tamari sauce. Ingredients: Glazed duck 2 Gressingham duck…

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Cocktails Cocktail of the Week: The Clover Cup

Clover Cup 40 ml gin 15 ml lemon juice 15 ml raspberry syrup 15 ml Martini Extra Dry Vermouth 15 egg white Method Shake all the ingredients with ice then strain into a separate mixing glass and shake again with no ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and drink it quickly. You can leave…

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Recipes Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas

Ingredients 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying 50 grams caster sugar 2 ripe bananas A splash of Jamaican rum for the carmelised banana topping (optional) Method Put the flour, eggs, milk, 1 tbsp oil and a pinch…

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Wellbeing Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) invites you to tap into both the calm, balancing energy of the moon and the fiery force of the sun. The pose teaches coordination and can help you understand the interdependence of the actions in your body. Half Moon Pose can also help you develop strong legs and open hips….

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Cocktails Skinny Strawberry Basil Margarita

by Dean Sheremet Yield: 1 serving Ingredients: 1 tablespoon quartered fresh strawberries 1 fresh basil leaf, plus 1 sprig, for garnish Ice 3 ounces tequila 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice 2 ounces Strawberry Basil –Simple Syrup Method Place the strawberries and the basil leaf in the bottom of a rocks glass. Gently muddle with…

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Cocktails Cocktail of the Week: Pea Cooler

The Healthy Hedonist by Nicole Herft Who says drinking in January has to be unhealthy? The humble pea… It’s a celebrated green here in Britain and, I, for one love the sweet little things! They are full of antioxidants and vitamins, and are known to improve heart health. They are high in protein and can…

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Wellbeing Adho mukha svanasana (downward-facing dog)

Adho mukha svanasana. What a mouthful. Let’s go with the english translation you’ve all no doubt heard of, downward-facing dog. Down dog is one of the most widely recognized yoga postures, but it’s also a complicated one. Down dog works the whole body, and can build strength, increase flexibility, relieve back pain, and bring all…

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BIRMINGHAM  23 June - 25 June 2017

 

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Birmingham Cannon Hill Park over the weekend of 22nd, 23rd & 24th June.

Watch Great British Bake Off Winner 2016 Candice Brown baking live in The Cakes & Desserts Theatre and Michelin starred Chefs Brad Carter and Nathan Eades cooking their signature recipes in the Stoves Chefs Theatre with and MasterChef’s Juanita Hennessey, Saira Hamilton and Dhruv Baker.

Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre; enjoy free yoga classes with yogahaven, buy from local producers in the Artisan Market; kids enjoy the Childrens Cookery Theatre; live music on the Unsigned Music Awards Stage; enter the Chilli Eating Competition; refreshing cocktails from the Bar Bus and Pimms Teapot, and have a fun day out in the VIP experience.

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