In the middle of the night, hidden beneath the covers, I start laughing at the idea of anyone else finding out what I'm Googling. No, I'm not funding the dark web, I'm not streaming illegal stuff of any kind, I'm not even shopping for kittens; I'm soothing my troubled insomniac brow on frenchclick.co.uk, gazing at things formerly only purchasable in French supermarkets, now brought all the way across the Channel to my London front door – with no delivery charge on orders of more than £35. (More than £35? Pah. I can spend over £35 on biscuits alone in a French supermarket.)
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Saturday 14 July 2012
Thursday 12 July 2012
A fast but hard run across the Atlantic gave multihull expert Yann Guichard a debut victory as he crossed the finish line in Brest to win the Krys Ocean Race from New York in just 4d 21h 08m 37s.
Sunday 17 June 2012
The team behind The Engineer have moved, but have they taken their cachet with them?
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Saturday 12 May 2012
Saturday 05 May 2012
Serves 6-8 as a starter
Saturday 28 April 2012
Don't cook all the goodness out of spring vegetables, says our chef.
Monday 26 March 2012
When i was just a twinkle in its creator's eye, its sister paper The Independent moved offices from east London to west. Staff left behind a windswept waterfront and a long walk to buy lunch in favour of shops! Cafes! Restaurants! Marks & Spencer! All seconds away, which is great, although our wallets now take regular thrashings. But no one's ever content, right? So there is the occasional gentle whinge about what isn't perfect: mainly that the nearest branches of two old favourites, sandwich bar Eat and sushi chain Itsu, are too far away. (Oh, and that our diamond shoes are too tight).
Saturday 25 February 2012
Who said that salads had to be eaten during the summer months?
Friday 24 February 2012
With a drought on the way, we need to start saving water now. In his bid to go from torrent to trickle, Simon Usborne dries out
Sunday 12 February 2012
In a deluge of paper and plastic, the spring catalogues arrive. With loud boasting, too: 40 kinds of tomato, posh ranges of six French salad potatoes, more vegetables than anyone else. This is gardening, 2012 style, its face all freshly scrubbed and ready to go.
Monday 06 February 2012
What's on the menu for lunch today? A cheese and pickle sandwich? Quinoa salad? Chips? Will it be eaten at home, or in the pub, or al desko, scattering crumbs over your keyboard that will worm their way under the "S" key and make it ssssstick? Homemade or shop bought?
Saturday 17 December 2011
What to do
Sunday 13 November 2011
Nothing's ever been Mark E Smith's fault – not the punch-ups, not the break-ups; least of all his band's constantly changing line-ups. At least that's what the man with the most malevolent snarl in music tells Robert Chalmers
Friday 21 October 2011
1. French Bull
Bring your salad to life with these psychedelic servers. Shatterproof and dishwasher safe, they are available in a multi-coloured ring pattern or paisley design.
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