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We’re bringing a little piece of King’s Cross to you…competitions, workshops, recipes and cook-alongs from your favourite King’s Cross restaurants, live exercise classes, food delivery info & more. Check back for updates and follow #KX2U for the latest.

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Dishoom Kathi Rolls

Dishoom Kathi Rolls

Dishoom’s newly-launched, first-rate Kathi Rolls are an alternative to the humble lunchtime sandwich. Tender morsels of chicken or paneer in makhani sauce, wrapped in soft wholewheat paratha along with green peppers, red onion and mint chutney. Served with lime-dressed Chilli Broccoli Salad.⁣ A must-try from the delivery menu and available to order here.

 

Vinoteca - Autumn Essentials Case

Vinoteca - Autumn Essentials Case

If you’re looking for fun, versatile wines with a nod to autumn then this is the case for you. Never has there been a more apt time to have a case delivered to your home, plus with colder evenings coming in, it’s the perfect excuse to curl up and pour yourself a lovely glass of wine from what Vinoteca consider their autumn essentials.

Brett and Charlie’s Autumn Essentials Case consists of 12 bottles with free UK delivery for £135 and can be ordered here.

Strictly Come Frame on-demand class

Strictly Come Frame on-demand class

Addicted to Strictly and always fancied taking a spin around the ballroom? Throw on those dancing shoes, join Jasmine Joy and get ready to cha-cha away those 2020 blues with the brand new Strictly Come FRAME on-demand class.  Find out how to sign up for Frame’s on-demand classes here.

British Library presents Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: You, Food and the Planet

British Library presents Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: You, Food and the Planet

In a special event to launch the British Library Food Season, chef, writer and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall talks about sustainability, food provenance and wellbeing with award-winning food writer Bee Wilson, filmed from the iconic River Cottage.   Watch it on the British Library Player here.

Vinoteca - DIY Bavette Steak Kit

Vinoteca - DIY Bavette Steak Kit

Pick up Vinoteca’s signature DIY bavette steak kit with chips, horseradish & watercress from any Vinoteca Shop or order on Deliveroo. It’s a recipe that’s been tried, tested and continually improved over the last 15 years. Need any wine with it? They’ve got that too.  And it’s buy 1 get 1 free on Deliveroo this month because it’s Vinoteca’s Birthday (terms and conditions apply).

Sweaty Betty: 10-Minute arm blast with trainer Rachel Piskin

Sweaty Betty: 10-Minute arm blast with trainer Rachel Piskin

Join Rachel as she takes us through an upper-body workout that targets the arms, upper back, shoulders and core! Rachel uses Sweaty Betty’s 1lb bala bangles but you can do this with a 1lb dumbbell or unweighted too.⠀See the workout here.

Recreate Hoppers' Prawn Curry at home

Recreate Hoppers' Prawn Curry at home

Bloomberg’s Chief Food Critic, Richard Vines, had a go recreating a home-style version of Hoppers London Prawn Kari.  Get the recipe lowdown along with a few prep tips from Karan Gokani here.

Make Sticky Cinnamon Rolls with Waitrose

Make Sticky Cinnamon Rolls with Waitrose

Cookery School chef Helen Carey from Waitrose & Partners Kings Cross Cookery School shares her tips for making delicious sticky cinnamon rolls.  Watch the video here.

Fred Perry x Nicholas Daley Music Grant

Fred Perry x Nicholas Daley Music Grant

Calling all unsigned UK artists. Submit your music here to be considered for the Fred Perry x Nicholas Daley music grant with legendary Metropolis Studios.  Entries will be accepted from 12-25 October.

British Library - Make a pop-up poetry notebook

British Library - Make a pop-up poetry notebook

British Library is calling on primary schools to inspire the next generation of writers. Create your own pop-up poetry notebooks to help you see the world like a poet! Follow the step-by-step video here.

Move your Frame - High-intensity cardio moves with Temi

Move your Frame - High-intensity cardio moves with Temi

Join Temi from 5 Rings Fitness UK here as she takes us through some high-intensity cardio moves you can do without having to leave the house. Kick-off every Sunday morning in October with Temi for a live-streamed Soca vs Bashment Sweat Fest class as part of Move Your Frame’s Black History month celebrations.

Sweaty Betty - 30 minute Chair Yoga

Sweaty Betty - 30 minute Chair Yoga

Join Pam for a 30-minute chair yoga practice.  No mat required, you just need to find somewhere you can be seated – a chair or even the sofa will do! Watch it here.

Space NK - Choose a fragrance according to your mood

Space NK - Choose a fragrance according to your mood

Fragrance expert and beauty journalist Alice du Parcq is here to talk about choosing fragrance according to your mood.  This is such a great way to build up your perfume wardrobe because spraying a fragrance to feed an emotion can set you up for a positive day ahead, like scented self-care! See Alice’s edit here.

Sweaty Betty - Learn how to make a Cobb Salad

Sweaty Betty - Learn how to make a Cobb Salad

Fuelling your body after an intense training session is vital for muscle repair.  If you’re the type of person who prefers a good wholesome meal after busting a sweat, Alexis Adjei’s Cobb Salad might just be for you.  Follow her delicious & nutritious recipe here.

hicce - Café Balsazar Masterclasses

hicce - Café Balsazar Masterclasses

Join UK Belsazar Brand Ambassador Adam McGurk & team hicce for a month-long, socially distanced celebration.  Sign up here for an immersive masterclass & follow the production of Belsazar from vine to vermouth at 1pm & 3pm every Saturday, Sunday & Monday throughout October.  Tickets are £20 & include a welcome cocktail, samples of the entire Belsazar range an exclusive gift bag & more.

Sweaty Betty - Stress Relief Tips

Sweaty Betty - Stress Relief Tips

Belinda Matwali shares her top tips and exercises to relieve our body of stress and to help us relax.   “For a lot of us, this year’s been rather stressful and we can feel that in our body. Having a short series of go-to exercises can really help to release the tension and allow us to reconnect with ourselves. You can do this at any time of day.”  Join in here.

Play KX Zoom Sessions

Play KX Zoom Sessions

Play KX will run Zoom play sessions again every Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm for 40 minutes. Message them directly here for a Zoom invite.

Facegym - Relieve Jaw Tension

Facegym - Relieve Jaw Tension

Heffy from Facegym demonstrates how to relieve jaw tension using the face ball.  Watch it here.

Eat in to help with German Gymnasium home delivery

Eat in to help with German Gymnasium home delivery

Eat Out to Help Out might be over, but you can still Eat In to Help Out with Deliveroo. Get £5 off German Gymnasium home delivery when you spend £20+ from Monday to Wednesday throughout September.

Sweaty Betty - 15 min Toning Workout

Sweaty Betty - 15 min Toning Workout

Get ready to feel the burn with this bodyweight circuit. All you need is your mat + some water! Join Kate for this 15-minute leg and bum toning workout here.

Order a bespoke Lina Stores hamper

Order a bespoke Lina Stores hamper

Looking for the perfect present for that someone special in your life?  Why not create a bespoke hamper with any of Lina Stores’ Italian products from fresh or dried pasta to Sicilian pistachio cream, and from white truffle oil to their excellent selection of Italian wines. It couldn’t be easier:  simply select the products you’d like to include from their online shop, add a hamper to your cart & Lina Stores will take care of the rest, including packing it up & delivering it safely.

Word on the Water Book Boxes

Word on the Water Book Boxes

Tap into Word on the Water’s curation from further afield by ordering a box of pre-loved books (8-10 books in each box) to be delivered to your door (UK or overseas).  Order your book box here.  Then sit back, relax and wait for your book box to arrive!

Graduate Fashion Foundation 2020 Catwalk

Graduate Fashion Foundation 2020 Catwalk

Don’t miss the GFF Class of 2020 catwalk show which can be streamed on-demand here.

GFF 2020 Awards Show

GFF 2020 Awards Show

Discover the fashion stars of tomorrow.  Watch the Graduate Fashion Foundation Class of 2020 Awards Show here.

Wolf & Badger - Take 5 minutes with Kati Kaia

Wolf & Badger - Take 5 minutes with Kati Kaia

Take 5 minutes for self-love in this beautiful meditation with Kati Kaia, led by yoga teacher, dancer and self-love coach Sabi Kerr. ‘The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself’. Discover more tips to guide you in Wolf & Badger’s magazine article ‘Journey to self-love’. Plus, for every mat sold, Kati Kaia donates five acres of land for conservation work with Rainforest Trust.  Let Sabi guide you through the meditation here.

Sweaty Betty - 10 min ab workout

Sweaty Betty - 10 min ab workout

For the first episode in a series with Sleek Ballet Fitness,  Sweaty Betty bring you a high-intensity ab workout. Try this alone, or add to their next episode for a full-body blast.⠀Join in here.

Hato Store - Riso from home kits

Hato Store - Riso from home kits

Riso from home has landed! Now available online and in-store. Learn the basic techniques for creating artworks for riso printing. Choose from either a typographical or collage based kit! Once complete you’ll end up with 3 copies of your own artwork in A3 lovingly printed by Hato Press. Kits are available to order online here and from Hato Store, Coal Drops Yard.

Longboys 2U

Longboys 2U

Don’t want to brave this weather? Short of time? On-demand delivery and click and collect is now available. Order now via Longboy’s website.

A.P.C. - Jean Touitou Playlist Vol. 4

A.P.C. - Jean Touitou Playlist Vol. 4

The fourth playlist from A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou is now available on Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and YouTube.  Listen to it here.

Lina Stores Pizza Kit

Lina Stores Pizza Kit

Pizza party at home anyone? Lina Stores pizza kit is perfect topped with their homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and ingredients of your choice. Go classic with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil or add cime di rapa, bella di cerignola olives, artichokes and Prosciutto di Parma.  Order your pizza kit here.

Space NK - Perfect A Statement Red Lip With Laura Mercier

Space NK - Perfect A Statement Red Lip With Laura Mercier

Yasmine Ferguson Turgut, National Makeup Artist for LauraMercier, demonstrates how to achieve this beautiful, glowy look for summer. Plus, learn how to perfect a flawless long-wearing lip with a statement red shade. Watch the tutorial here.

Caravan: Shelling peas, broad beans, mint & ricotta recipe

Caravan: Shelling peas, broad beans, mint & ricotta recipe

This simple and vibrant dish combines the dream team ingredients of lemon, ricotta, broad beans and peas for a side or starter that would be welcome on any summer table.  Find the recipe here.

Wellcome Collection - Mark Thomas' postcast ' Lockdown Check-up'

Wellcome Collection - Mark Thomas' postcast ' Lockdown Check-up'

He’s 57 and she’s 85. He says she’s curmudgeonly; she says he’s the most aggravating person on the planet. Part one of comedian Mark Thomas’s NEW podcast ‘Lockdown Check-up’ features conversations – from the humorous to the heartbreaking – on life, lockdown and COVID-19.  Listen in here.

Caravan: Chicken Salad with turmeric, chilli, lime & peanuts recipe

Caravan: Chicken Salad with turmeric, chilli, lime & peanuts recipe

Discover Caravan’s step by step recipe for their bestselling Chicken Salad with Turmeric, Chilli, Lime & Peanuts so you can recreate it at home. Follow the recipe here.

Sweaty Betty Vegan chocolate ice cream by Mrs Hollingsworths

Sweaty Betty Vegan chocolate ice cream by Mrs Hollingsworths

Craving a frozen treat in the heatwave? Try Mrs Hollingsworths’ vegan chocolate ice cream with a secret creamy ingredient, bananas.  Find the recipe and watch Emma demonstrate how to make this delicious dessert here.

The Francis Crick Institute Family Zone

The Francis Crick Institute Family Zone

The Francis Crick Insitute Family Zone has tons of fun and inspiring science activities to keep your brains fizzing and your hands creating.  Crick scientists will be on hand all summer to answer your questions about their research, life in the lab and anything else you want to ask them about.  Find it all here.

Sweaty Betty - Raw Cacao Brownies

Sweaty Betty - Raw Cacao Brownies

Plant-based chef, Gem from Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen shares her dreamy brownies recipe. Providing an instant mood boost, they’re perfect for a pre or post-exercise snack.  Find the recipe here.

Space NK - how to make eyes pop with By Terry

Space NK - how to make eyes pop with By Terry

Join Lauren from By Terry as she takes us through this mesmerising, bronzey eye makeup look that is sure to be a head-turner this summer.  Watch the tutorial here.

Sweaty Betty - 10 min full-body kettlebell workout

Sweaty Betty - 10 min full-body kettlebell workout

Training with kettlebells improves strength, aerobic capacity, balance + power. Join Sophie for a quick 10-minute workout that targets the whole body. Join the workout here.

Waitrose - Silvana Franco's Spicy Fried Chicken Burger

Waitrose - Silvana Franco's Spicy Fried Chicken Burger

Food Editor Silvana Franco is in the kitchen with her son Fabio, who has a craving for a spicy fried chicken burger. Although they don’t eat much fast food, Silvana has created this home-made takeaway-style dish for the two of them to enjoy.  Watch the video and find the recipe here.

Wellcome Collection Zine Club with Seleena Laverne Day

Wellcome Collection Zine Club with Seleena Laverne Day

To celebrate International Zine Month, Zine Club welcomes textile artist & zine maker Seleena Laverne Daye. Tune in here.

Botanical Boys - Building a live picture frame

Botanical Boys - Building a live picture frame

Darren from Botanical Boys demonstrates how to build a live picture plant frame with Eyal Booker and family. It’s so easy to build these and lots of fun. They also look after themselves by letting you know when they want a drink of water. Watch the demo here.

Duck salad from Granary Square Brasserie

Duck salad from Granary Square Brasserie

Recreate this delicious Crispy Duck Salad recipe from Granary Square Brasserie. Follow the recipe for a perfect supper here.

Wolf & Badger - Create the perfect at-home manicure

Wolf & Badger - Create the perfect at-home manicure

Non-toxic nail varnish brand Manucurist tells us how to create the perfect at-home manicure using their 3-step routine. Click here to read the article and discover the colourful range of nail lacquers.

Caravan - Aubergine purée with gremolata & poached eggs

Caravan - Aubergine purée with gremolata & poached eggs

If you love aubergine, you will love this brunch dish. It’s great to serve as an alternative to meaty, gluten-heavy recipes and the flavours are wonderfully complementary. This dish also goes very well with chargrilled merguez sausage or chorizo. The aubergine purée and gremolata is absolutely delicious with crispbread as a starter.⠀Find the recipe here.

British Library - pop-up theatre book

British Library - pop-up theatre book

Let’s get this show on the road! Children can make a pop-up theatre with this step-by-step video. Will it be a fairy tale, a talent show, a marvellous musical or a Greek myth?  Watch the video here.

Sweaty Betty - 3 ways to support your gut with Eve Kalinik

Sweaty Betty - 3 ways to support your gut with Eve Kalinik

Nutritonal therapist Eve Kalinik shares 3 easy tips on how to support your gut-brain connection.⠀
G – Get plenty of fibre in your diet to feed your gut microbiome.⠀
U – Use your meal times to rest + digest. ⠀
T – Taking the first + last 15 minutes of your day to wake up + wind down.⠀
Eve talks us through her tips here.

Sweaty Betty -  10-min mobility stretch with Chantha Thach

Sweaty Betty - 10-min mobility stretch with Chantha Thach

Get ready to feel good and get the whole body moving with these mobility stretches from Chantha Thach.  Perfect before every workout. Stretch along with Chantha here.

Space NK - Fresh Summery Skin with Bernicia Boateng

Space NK - Fresh Summery Skin with Bernicia Boateng

The heatwave might have passed, but with lockdown easing and more of us delving back into our beauty bags,  makeup artist, Bernicia Boateng, is on hand to share her summer makeup tips.  Watch the video here to learn how to get your makeup summer-ready.

Improve your sleep with Sweaty Betty wellness tips

Improve your sleep with Sweaty Betty wellness tips

Clinical sleep therapist, Natalie, shares 3 research-backed tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep and prevent insomnia. Tune in and hear how to put these tips into practice.

Lina Stores - Bomboloni recipe

Lina Stores - Bomboloni recipe

Discover Lina Stores’ step-by-step recipe for their bestselling Bomboloni.  These Italian donuts, better known locally as a Bomboloni, are made with a soft yeast dough, fried, rolled in sugar then filled with your favourite pastry cream filling. Here, Nutella is used for all the chocoholics out there. Served for breakfast, as a snack or just about anytime you want.  Find the recipe here.

Sweaty Betty - sweet soy tempeh with Lara Lee

Sweaty Betty - sweet soy tempeh with Lara Lee

Join chef and author of Coconut + Sambal, Lara Lee, for a vegan twist on an Indonesian favourite. See ingredients, method and video here.

Space NK - Together at-home with Fleur de Force

Space NK - Together at-home with Fleur de Force

Throughout lockdown, Fleur de Force has been documenting her weekends on YouTube for her 1.4m subscribers and sharing her baking successes with her 774k strong Instagram following. But, what has she learnt from her time staying at home with her family? Space NK asked Fleur to share the lockdown lessons that have helped boost her mood and keep her sane over the past few months.  Read the article on Inside Space here.

Sweaty Betty - Vegan Banoffee Pie Cheesecake

Sweaty Betty - Vegan Banoffee Pie Cheesecake

Fancy a sweet treat with a difference? Try Danielle Copperman’s cheesecake recipe, deliciousness guaranteed.  Find the recipe, method and how-to video here.⠀

Word on the Water is OPEN

Word on the Water is OPEN

Word on the Water is open outside every day!  This floating bookshop is the place to go for great books,  poetry slams and to watch socially distanced live music on their outdoor roof stage. Word on the Water is permanently moored on Regent’s Canal Towpath just past The Lighterman.

Sweaty Betty - 40 minute dynamic Pilates workout

Sweaty Betty - 40 minute dynamic Pilates workout

Join Sweaty Betty ambassador and Pilates Instructor Fontaine Mica Wright for her signature dynamic workout from the #movefortheculture takeover. Focusing on the glutes, core & obliques, expect to feel the burn. No equipment needed.⠀Join in here.

Dishoom - Bacon Naan Rolls at-home cookery kit

Dishoom - Bacon Naan Rolls at-home cookery kit

Dishoom’s bacon naan rolls are the stuff of legend. Now you can recreate them at home with Dishoom’s first-ever ‘at-home’ cookery kit. Filled with all the ingredients you need to create two bacon naan rolls & chai. A limited number will be released daily at 3 pm for same-day delivery to neighbours in King’s Cross, Kensington and Shoreditch. These are the freshest ingredients, dishoomed straight from the café kitchens to your door to be baked, sizzled, assembled and devoured. Order here.

British Library - Once Upon an Adventure printable activity pack

British Library - Once Upon an Adventure printable activity pack

Print out this activity pack from The British Library and get ready for an adventure with Little Red Riding Hood, the cheeky Wolf and your own wild imagination!  Illustrated by Viviane Schwarz.  Download the activity pack here.

German Gymasium 2U

German Gymasium 2U

Get ready for some great food from German Gymnasium’s new takeaway service. You can enjoy German Gymnasium classics alongside your favourite German beers and wine in the comfort of your own home. Plus take advantage of the Beer of the Day promotion and enjoy a beer for £3! You can order your German Gymnasium favourites Wed-Sun from 12 – 20.30. Check out the menu and place your take away orders here.

Dishoom - Chilli Broccoli Salad Recipe

Dishoom - Chilli Broccoli Salad Recipe

Chef Naved is delighted to share the secrets of another (not-even-in-the-cookbook) recipe. This time, it’s Chilli Broccoli Salad – toasted pistachios & shredded mint leaves with broccoli, fresh red chillies, pumpkin seeds, dates and honey, all dressed up in lime and chilli. It makes for a most delicious at-home lunch or a welcome addition to your Sunday table alongside lamb raan and naan.

Sweaty Betty - 45 minute fiery flow yoga with Niki Perry

Sweaty Betty - 45 minute fiery flow yoga with Niki Perry

Start your day on a high with this 45-minute fiery flow from Sweaty Betty ambassador Niki Perry Yoga. Expect to lengthen + tone every single muscle.⠀Looking for more? Niki is treating you to 1 week free at her online yoga studio ‘we are blessed’, where you’ll find over 30 classes from beginners yoga to energising flows. Head here for more info. ⠀

Space NK - how to ease digital fatigue

Space NK - how to ease digital fatigue

While lockdown might be easing slowly, it’s unlikely that many of us will be dramatically reducing our screen time any time soon, so how can we ease the effects of digital fatigue? Space NK invited Annee de Mamiel, acupuncturist and founder of de Mamiel Skin to explain how to ease digital fatigue and recharge your energy levels.  Find out how here or read the full article on Inside Space here.

Get your Framer Smoothie fix at home

Get your Framer Smoothie fix at home

The infamous Framer smoothie has been an integral part of of the Frame family since 2015. With some only coming to do a class so they can have a post-class Framer fix.  Here’s the recipe.

1 banana (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of almond milk
1 tsp of almond butter
1 serving of vanilla vegan protein powder (we suggest Form)
¼ tsp of cinnamon
Sprinkle of cacao powder (to preferred taste)
Put all ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. To serve, pour over ice in a large tumbler.

MW5 Fitness: Full body workout

MW5 Fitness: Full body workout

Martin’s back with this 20min bodyweight session.  Join the action here.

House of Illustration - free family learning resources illustrating the curriculum

House of Illustration - free family learning resources illustrating the curriculum

House of Illustration presents Key Stage 2 cross-curricular resources adapted for use at home.  Here, you’ll find six accessible, hands-on activities with step-by-step instructions and examples. These tried-and-tested resources provide simple but effective ways to use illustration to teach curriculum subjects but can be also be used as fun activities for those of all ages.  These resources have been adapted from House of Illustration resources for teachers by Toya Walker, made possible by Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund.

HATO Press - Free Manual for Indoor Play

HATO Press - Free Manual for Indoor Play

This week, HATO launched this Manual For Indoor Play, a FREE publication created by the HATO family with their close collaborators and friends. The manual contains a curated edit from food to painting, making or mending, helping us all find new perspectives and play at home. To get your copy, click here to register your name and address. The manuals will be sent out on a first come first served basis and are printed in a limited run.

Frame - 15-minute green traybake recipe

Frame - 15-minute green traybake recipe

Asparagus is in season, celebrate it here with a 15-minute Green traybake from Melissa Hemsley.  This recipe is from Melissa’s book Eat Green: Delicious flexitarian recipes for planet-friendly eating which Framers get a massive 25% off until the end of June.  Find more info and check out the recipe here.

Drake & Morgan Cosmo Recipe

Drake & Morgan Cosmo Recipe

Whether you prefer a Cosmo or a ‘Cosno’, Drake & Morgan has you covered with a recipe for both.

Make a COSMO by shaking together 50ml of vodka, 15ml triple sec, 30ml cranberry juice & 10ml lime juice.

Or mix up a COSNO with 100 ml cranberry juice, 2tbsp lime juice, 50ml orange juice & 75ml pink lemonade.

Sweaty Betty - CALM: 10-minute sound healing meditation

Sweaty Betty - CALM: 10-minute sound healing meditation

Relax, recharge and reset with this 10 minute sound meditation from Selda Soulspace. Selda is a holistic yoga, meditation teacher + spiritual guide who has spent has spent 16 years exploring, travelling + studying the benefits of a yoga lifestyle in the modern world. In her words, ‘What makes these Alchemy bowls magical is that they resonate at the same frequency as our brain + body. When the bowls are played, our brain begins to alter from an awake state to a very deep, meditative, relaxed conscious state.’⠀

Lie down, find a comfortable spot and put on headphones for the ultimate zen.⠀Tune in here.

Coal Office - Rose Harissa & Truffle Sauce Recipe

Coal Office - Rose Harissa & Truffle Sauce Recipe

Coal Office shares its top-secret recipe for Rose Harissa and Truffle Sauce here. This delicious sauce goes perfectly with their Octopus recipe, mushrooms dishes or as a side with grilled chicken or fish.

Coal office Shawarma Pork Belly Recipe

Coal office Shawarma Pork Belly Recipe

This week, Coal Office is making a modern version of Shawarma using braised pork belly served with roasted potatoes and golden apples.  Find the recipe here.

Sweaty Betty: 15-minute HIIT with Higher Ground Core

Sweaty Betty: 15-minute HIIT with Higher Ground Core

Start your day with a serious sweat with this 15-minute HIIT workout with Higher Ground Core. No moves are repeated, so expect to get your heart rate going.  Just grab a mat, trainers + water and train along here.

Chef Naved's Dishoom Chilli Chicken recipe

Chef Naved's Dishoom Chilli Chicken recipe

Dishoom is thrilled to share the (extra-special, not-even-in the-book) recipe for Chef Naved’s Chilli Chicken, inspired by an Indo-Chinese favourite from Bombay’s Leopold Cafe. Follow the recipe here.

Cook for Charity

Cook for Charity

Cook for Charity UK has brought together recipes from your favourite restaurants in this e-cookbook to raise funds for the NHS. Arabica, Dishoom, Barrafina, hicce, Lina Stores and many more have donated a recipe to this great cause! Head here to donate and receive an automatic link to download the cookbook. Happy cooking!

Whip up some Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt

Whip up some Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt

Jack Burke has the perfect antidote to hazy summer days: his Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt. It’s a recipe from his first, and Leon’s latest, cookbook; Happy Fast Food.  You can buy this cookbook from Thursday or pre-order it right now on their website.⁠ But you don’t have to wait to make it, here’s how…

Jack Burke has the perfect antidote to hazy summer days: his Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt. It’s a recipe from his first, and Leon’s latest, cookbook; Happy Fast Food.  You can buy this cookbook from Thursday or pre-order it right now on their website.⁠ But you don’t have to wait to make it, here’s how…

⁠Ingredients:
250ml full-fat plain yoghurt⁠
500g frozen blueberries⁠
50 – 100g white caster sugar, depending on the sweetness of your berries⁠
⁠Method:
Make sure the yoghurt is really cold. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz for 30 seconds. Remove the lid and taste for sweetness. Adjust as necessary, and blitz for another 30 seconds.⁠

Spoon into bowls and serve. This is best eaten immediately as it melts quickly. To freeze, store in a shallow plastic container, or a loaf tin, for up to a month. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before eating.

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Start your own gaming studio with Samsung KX

Start your own gaming studio with Samsung KX

SamsungKX is providing an online platform for Game Dev London to share knowledge and inspire gaming enthusiasts via weekly online podcasts. This is for those who are starting out in the gaming world and anyone looking to upskill.  In this episode, you meet hosts Stuart De Ville and Adam Boyne who discuss starting your own indie dev studio.  Watch it here.

Sweaty Betty - 5 Morning Rituals

Sweaty Betty - 5 Morning Rituals

Start your morning with Cordelia Simpson’s favourite yoga sequence aka the 5 ‘fountain of youth’ rituals.⠀

3-5 reps of each (take a few deep breaths between each exercise)⠀
Stretch arms out + spin⠀
Lay flat arms along sides + lift legs and shoulders⠀
Kneel, open chest to the ceiling + hinge at the hips⠀
Sit with legs straight + swing hips forwards + up⠀
Down dog to up dog⠀

Follow the sequence here.

El Pastor talks Tacos Verde with Gabriela Camara

El Pastor talks Tacos Verde with Gabriela Camara

El Pastor’s co-founder Crispin joins Mexico City-based Gabriele Camara in this episode of lockdown chats with inspiring Mexican cooks.  Together they discuss lockdown and the eternal quest to make the elusive Taco Verde or green taco.  Watch the video here to learn how to make these at home.

Samsung Tips and TriKX

Samsung Tips and TriKX

Samsung KX is here with top ‘tips and triKX’ to help boost productivity, positivity and health.  Discover how to create the ultimate home set up, make the most of exercising – whether you’re staying indoors or venturing outdoors.  The guest writers cover everything from connectivity challenges to decorating and inspire us with mid-week nourishing meal ideas.  Read the articles here.

STORE Store Makers Manual: Ice Lolly Bags

STORE Store Makers Manual: Ice Lolly Bags

Create your own ice lolly moulds from plastic sandwich bags with the latest Makers Manual from STORE Store. Tessa Geuze shows you how to design your custom mould with a step-by-step guide.  Experiment with different recipes, create your favourite flavours for your juice and make your own ice lollipops at home.  See the manual here.

Happy Face Pizza 2 U

Happy Face Pizza 2 U

Yes! Happy Face Pizza delivery is up and running.  Now you can order your favourite Happy Face Pizza to your home with Deliveroo Wed – Sun.  Plus you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, beer, wine & bottled cocktails to go with.  Order here.

The stay at home garden

The stay at home garden

Global Generation is here to inspire you to connect to our world in new creative ways. Welcome to the Global Generation stay at home garden! Each issue is packed full of fun challenges and creative activities for you and your kids.  Learn about the plants on your doorstep,  grow your own food, try some new recipes at home or enjoy reading stories from the natural world.  Visit the garden here.

Dishoom is delivering!

Dishoom is delivering!

Great news for anyone who has been missing their spice fix. Dishoom is now delivering between 11:30am – 10:30pm, every day. And for every meal you order, Dishoom donates one to a child with their ‘Meal for a Meal’ initiative. See the menu here, and place your order here.

Sweaty Betty presents: The 5-minute home manicure with Essie

Sweaty Betty presents: The 5-minute home manicure with Essie

A fresh manicure is a guaranteed way to make you feel good. Sweaty Betty has recruited Rita Remark from Essie to share her pro tips on how to do your own salon-worthy manicure at home.  Watch the video here.

The Perfect pre-dinner crunch from Caravan

The Perfect pre-dinner crunch from Caravan

Smashed Cucumbers, sichuan chilli oil, sesame soy dressing is an excellent intro to a meal or can happily sit alongside a piece of steamed fish and wok-fried greens. It is earthy, salty, sweet, hot and refreshingly cooling all at once. Tune in here to see the recipe.

The Fore Noga series

The Fore Noga series

The Fore has been working hard to get home workout videos up and running. The first series, NOGA with Alex, is now available. And! For the first week, free of charge!  Unique to The Fore, the NOGA series is a selection of classes combining the power of movement and breathwork to aid flexibility mobility and core strength deepening. Using either a TRX or bodyweight only, NOGA allows you to flex the mind’s muscles as well as building subtle, nimble and strong bodies.  See the workouts here.

Caravan's margarita recipe

Caravan's margarita recipe

The bar & kitchen teams at Caravan’s King’s Cross restaurant created this margarita together and it really is a harmonious combination. Click here to find the recipe in their stories. When blood oranges are not in season, any other type of orange will do, but you won’t get the same beautiful hue. Don’t forget to use Cabrito tequila for the ultimate kick! This recipe is from Caravan: Dining All Day cookbook which is available online.

Ruby Violet brings ice cream 2U

Ruby Violet brings ice cream 2U

The parlours may be closed, but if you live in North London, Ruby Violet will bring their delicious ice cream to you. Free of charge. Try the ice cream sundae and ice cream sandwich kits! There is a minimum spend of £15. You’ll find all the details here.

hicce Sundowners Playlist

hicce Sundowners Playlist

hicce wants to introduce you to some of their extended family. Here you can meet the first Sundowner legend – Jonny Drops. Think terrace + vinyl + sunset + banging tunes and that’s pretty much Sundown.  Check out this playlist here. And find more hicce playlists here.

Hoppers cocktails 2U

Hoppers cocktails 2U

Hoppers bring their favourite tipples to you! White Ruby Punch, Mango Gin & Tonic, 1 litre wine pouches (red, white, and rose) and Toddy Ales are now available via deliveroo and click & collect. Or why not try a party pack for the weekend. Place orders here.

Salted chocolate & almond butter cookies

Salted chocolate & almond butter cookies

Caravan treats us to some cheeky treats with another recipe from their dining all day cookbook. These cookies are best served as soon as they come out of the oven – still gooey and with the chocolate chunks melty and soft. You can make the dough in advance and store it in the freezer; just wrap tightly in a double layer of cling film. Find the recipe and how-to here.

Barrafina’s special Arroz de Marisco Recipe

Barrafina’s special Arroz de Marisco Recipe

Tantalise your tastebuds with Barrafina’s special Arroz de Marisco recipe from Executive Head Chef, Angel Zapata. Read on for the ingredients and method.

Tantalise your tastebuds with Barrafina’s special Arroz de Marisco recipe from Executive Head Chef, Angel Zapata.  For 4 portions, you will need:
320g rice
2 onions (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
8 prawns (peeled)
250g mussels
4 calamari (40g each)
1.8l seafood stock
1 tbsp oregano
50g butter
250ml dry sherry
2 pinches saffron stems
Read on for the method to create this delicious dish.
Method:
Flash grill the squid and set aside (you can add a bit of ajillo on top). Then add to the pan the butter, onions, garlic and oregano. Cook over a medium flame, adding a bit of olive oil if you need it.  When the onions and garlic start to turn golden, add the saffron and cook very briefly – toast but don’t burn it.
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Next add the rice (raw), and cook for a few mins on a low flame. When the rice starts to turn transparent around the edges, add the sherry, evaporate the alcohol and gently move the rice with a wooden spoon. Make sure your stock is boiling in another pan. When the alcohol in the sherry is evaporated, add the stock slowly, one ladleful at a time.
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When rice is almost cooked, add mussels and prawns. Cook until the prawns are pink and mussels have opened. Finally, add the squid you cooked earlier. Serve.

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Where did you get that hat?

Where did you get that hat?

PlayKX playworker, Jake Stevens is here to show you how to turn your saucepans and buckets, flowerpots and fruit bowls into Haut couture.  Check out his fun video here.   He even made the music!

Make your own mini-book for the British Library Virtual Library

Make your own mini-book for the British Library Virtual Library

Calling all kids! The British Library need your imagination. They’re creating a virtual library of miniature books with some of your favourite authors and you can be part of it. Make your own mini-book and send to British Library Learning.

Morty & Bob's Nduja & Taleggio grilled cheese

Morty & Bob's Nduja & Taleggio grilled cheese

Charlie forgot what a banger this one is. Join him here and learn how to make this heavenly sarnie.

Next-level editing with Gadgetsboy

Next-level editing with Gadgetsboy

Get tips from the professionals on how to get the most out of your smartphone camera. Gadgetsboy – one of the UK’s most influential tech experts has partnered with Samsung to help teach the art of shooting and editing photography using the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This tutorial focuses on capturing and editing a stunning sunset, including advice on the setup, the phone’s Scene Optimiser, Pro mode and built-in editing app. Watch it here and unleash the photographer within.

Radio Hair home hair care for blondes

Radio Hair home hair care for blondes

Radio Hair colour director, Claire Bonney-Lucas is here with her top tips in hair colour crisis.   The main message for anyone with blond or bleached highlights…although it’s hard, refrain from any home dye attempts.

 

Trim your fringe with Radio Hair

Trim your fringe with Radio Hair

Tired of your lockdown hair? Here’s Paris from Radio hair with a how-to trim your fringe at home video.  Watch it here.

MW5 Online: how to do the perfect squat

MW5 Online: how to do the perfect squat

To make the most of a squat, your form is vital, and learning early will lower the risk of injury and prevent bad habits from forming.  Martin Whitelock shares all you need to know to tighten up your squat technique here.

The Drop's head chef cooks up a storm

The Drop's head chef cooks up a storm

Karan Ghosh, head chef at The Drop is cooking up a storm at home.  From Pad Krapow Gai or Char Siu Pork Baos to Lockdown Chicken, Mushroom & Leek Pie and comforting cottage pie, there are recipes from all around the globe for you to recreate with easy-to-follow pictures and istructions.  See the recipes here.

Make Brazilian Black Bean Stew with Leon at home

Make Brazilian Black Bean Stew with Leon at home

LEON is sharing recipes so you can create some of their classics in your own home.  See the Brazilian Black Bean Stew recipe or try your hand at Leon Baked Beans, Moroccan Meatballs or their Chargrilled Chicken & Chorizo Club Classic.  Find them all here.

 

Make Dishoom's Lamb Raan chef Naved

Make Dishoom's Lamb Raan chef Naved

As we near the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Dishoom’s Chef Naved is delighted to share the secrets of this Eid favourite, the Lamb Raan.  Some preparation is required (including a 24-hour marination, if time allows), but your time and efforts will be rewarded. Follow the recipe here.

Dishoom freshly baked naan recipe

Dishoom freshly baked naan recipe

Freshly baked naan is a first-rate accompaniment to almost any dish and Dishoom is delighted to share the recipe for your at-home enjoyment.  See Chef Naved’s top tips and follow the recipe here.

Ragu recipe from Vermuteria

Ragu recipe from Vermuteria

A ragu always features on the Vermuteria menu. There are countless variations on this, with each region using their own type of sausage. The ragu can be served with any type of pasta but preferably rigatoni or long cut macaroni. And of course, lots of Reggiano. Recipe below

A ragu always features on the Vermuteria menu throughout the year. There are countless variations on this with each region using their own type of sausage. The ragu can be served with any type of pasta but preferably rigatoni or long cut macaroni. And of course, lots of Reggiano. This recipe serves 8.

1.5kg Italian sausages. (Or a good organic British type) Skins removed
3 Large onions – chopped
100g Nduja – Calabrian sausage
1 heaped tbsp fennel seeds
1 heaped tbsp dried wild oregano
2 bay leaves
5 cloves garlic – grated
1/2 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
200ml Full-bodied red wine
2 x 400g Tinned chopped Italian tomatoes.
Olive oil
Salt

To Finish:
100ml Double Cream
1 heaped tbsp Nutmeg – grated
2 heaped tbsp Mint – finely chopped

Remove the skins from the sausages by slashing and peeling, then pull into pieces. Heat a thick bottomed pan preferably cast iron, pour in enough olive oil to form a thin layer. Add the sausage meat and colour well. There will be a layer of caramelised residue that forms on the bottom of the pan, this is what you’re after, but be careful that it doesn’t colour too much as this will turn the dish bitter. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and set aside, lower the heat to simmer, add the chopped onion, a splash of water and cook until translucent, this will take about 10-15mins, add more olive oil if need be. By now, the onions will have lifted all the caramelised layer off the pan and taken on all the sausage meat flavour and colour. Add the fennel seeds, bay, chilli, oregano, garlic and continue to cook until the garlic has mellowed. Pour in the red wine, raise the heat and reduce by half. Return the sausage meat, nduja and tomatoes along with about 200ml of water, season with salt. Bring to the boil, cover and finish cooking in a pre-heated oven (150deg) for about 30-40mins, stirring every 10mins. Remove from the oven, add the cream, nutmeg, mint and season again if needed.

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Grilled Lamb Taco Recipe from Breddos

Grilled Lamb Taco Recipe from Breddos

If you’re missing your taco fix, KERB favourite Breddos Tacos are here with a grilled lamb recipe. See how to make them here.

Send a Quentin Blake Rainbow E-Card

Send a Quentin Blake Rainbow E-Card

Quentin has created a series of brand new, totally free rainbow e-cards for you to send to friends and family to show them you are thinking of them.   The ten, individual ‘Send a Rainbow’ e-cards plus e-cards for other occasions are available to download here.

Podcast: How to eat to save the planet

Podcast: How to eat to save the planet

Leon’s first-ever podcast series How to Eat to Save the Planet is now available on iTunes, Acast and Spotify. Host Gilly Smith explores where our food comes from and how we can eat to make a difference to our future.  Hear how eating locally, reconnecting with the earth and understanding where our food comes from can change our relationship with food & the planet.

Fish tacos from Luardos

Fish tacos from Luardos

KERB trader Simon from Luardos is here with the legendary fish taco recipe. And not only that, he’s made a recipe rap. Watch it here. Part 2 is coming soon, but if you can’t wait for the musical version, you’ll find the full how-to here.

Hoppers veggie recipes

Hoppers veggie recipes

Hoppers just had their favourite veggie recipes featured in The Sunday Times Magazine. From Roasted Aubergine Curry to Dhal and Devilled Paneer, find all the fiery flavours to sort your Sri Lankan fix at home.  Head here to see ingredients and how-to.

Raiding the drinks cabinet with hicce - Rhubarb Vanilla Gin Sour

Raiding the drinks cabinet with hicce - Rhubarb Vanilla Gin Sour

Anton is back and he’s using his homemade rhubarb vanilla syrup to make a delicious Rhubarb Vanilla Gin Sour. Watch how to make it here.

Hoppers 2 U

Hoppers 2 U

Get ready to feast on all your favourite Hoppers short eats, kothus, burianis, roasts and of course the epic bonemarrow varuval. Hoppers King’s Cross delivers! Place your orders via deliveroo here.

Introducing the Dishoom Haleem

Introducing the Dishoom Haleem

Haleem is a firm favourite for Ramadan and Eid.  Dishoom’s Chef Naved’s is delighted to share this most cherished recipe with you. This is a challenging at-home recipe, and some patience in acquiring the ingredients (especially in these times) will be needed, as well as a little practice to perfect the method. May your time and patience be well rewarded!

MW5 online: How to build muscle in quarantine

MW5 online: How to build muscle in quarantine

Whether it’s bigger arms or a toned glute you’re after, the principles of muscle building remain the same, quarantined or not. Martin Whitelock shares his top tips for building muscle during a lockdown.  See them here.

Spiritland's cold brew negroni

Spiritland's cold brew negroni

To celebrate World Cocktail Day, Spiritland & Happy Face Pizza are sharing their Cold Brew Negroni Recipe.  Simply mix the following ingredients:

25ml Black Cow vodka
25ml Campari
25ml cold-brewed Cocchi Vermouth di Torino (read on for how to make this)

To celebrate World Cocktail Day, Spiritland & Happy Face Pizza are sharing their Cold Brew Negroni recipe.  Simply mix the following ingredients:

25ml Black Cow vodka
25ml Campari
25ml cold-brewed Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

To make the cold brew Vermouth, take 100g of ground coffee and add to 750ml of Cocchi di Torino.  Leave to infuse overnight in the fridge. Strain out the coffee grounds before use.

To make a bottle, mix three equal parts (200ml).  Store in the fridge or freezer.

From next week, you can order this cocktail from Happy Face Pizza via Deliveroo.

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Little Creatures is now available online

Little Creatures is now available online

Little Creatures beer is now available at The Four Pure Online Shop. Place your orders here.

STORE Store Makers Manual: Sugar Shapes

STORE Store Makers Manual: Sugar Shapes

For those looking to work with an alternative to glass at home, STORE Store presents their Makers Manual #2 : Sugar Shapes. London-based designer, Marco Campardo explores 3D shape creation through the making of these small temporary objects using isomalt.  Download the manual here.

Drake & Morgan vegan brunch recipe

Drake & Morgan vegan brunch recipe

Over at Drake & Morgan, a favourite new vegan brunch dish is the mushroom, kale & avocado on a toasted English muffin. This recipe is easy to make and really delicious with a cheeky Bloody Mary on the side. Read on for the ingredients and how-to…

Over at Drake & Morgan, a favourite new vegan brunch dish is the mushroom, kale & avocado on a toasted English muffin. This recipe is easy to make and really delicious with a cheeky Bloody Mary on the side. Read on for the ingredients and how-to…
1 English Muffin, 60g cooked kale, 1 avocado smashed, 2g pea shoots, 1g chilli flakes, 2 flat mushrooms, 1g sea salt, 1g pepper, 10ml olive oil, zest & juice of 1/2 a lemon.

Method: Peel and grill the mushrooms with a splash of oil and a sprinkle of salt. Blanch the kale in salted water, remove and drain well to remove the excess water and then toss in a little olive oil and sprinkle of salt. Half the muffin and toast. Smash the avocado, add the lemon zest/juice and season. Plate by placing the kale onto the toasted bun, top with the cooked mushroom and then the avocado, finish with chilli flakes, cress and olive oil.

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Tickets on sale for Tribes gig at Lafayette

Tickets on sale for Tribes gig at Lafayette

Lafayette has just put tix on sale for The Tribes anniversary gig celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Baby.  All proceeds will benefit Choose Love and Help Refugees.  Tickets on sale here.

Standard Sounds Sometimes Radio

Standard Sounds Sometimes Radio

Brought to you by Standard Hotels, Sometimes Radio is an irregular drop of music shows and cultural talks to soothe, uplift and inspire. The Standard London’s Library Lounge brings vibes direct to you while celebrating the creative community in London and beyond with fresh mixes, ambient sets & a good helping of thought-provoking talks on topics from feminism & office politics to music and the mind. Stay home and listen in here.

The Turing Podcast Series

The Turing Podcast Series

The Alan Turing Institute at the British Library presents The Turing Podcast.  This exciting new podcast discusses all things data science, AI and machine learning with a focus on real-time research taking place at The Institute.  Hear directly from researchers who use this tech for everything from the discovery of exoplanets to facilitating democracy.  Listen in here.

Regrow your own veg with Botanical Boys

Regrow your own veg with Botanical Boys

Darren from Botanical Boys shows you how easy it is to grow food from the leftover ingredients from cooking.  Watch how here.

House of Cans takeaway & delivery

House of Cans takeaway & delivery

House of Cans is open for takeaway business from 12-7 pm, Tues – Sun every week (for the foreseeable).  Pre-order is possible via email: info@houseofcans.co.uk.  If you can’t make it to collect, order here from the webshop for home delivery.

Morty & Bob's parmesan truffle fries

Morty & Bob's parmesan truffle fries

Charlie is back in his isolation kitchen to show you how to make perfect crispy fries at home.  Find what you need and follow the Morty & Bob’s Parmesan Truffle Fries recipe here.

Vermuteria Aperitivo

Vermuteria Aperitivo

At Vermuteria the Negroni is the cocktail of choice consisting of Gin, Campari & Vermouth in equal parts. Here’s how to make one at home…

At Vermuteria the Negroni is the cocktail of choice consisting of Gin, Campari & Vermouth in equal parts. Here’s how to make one at home:

Add ice (ideally a large cube or sphere) to a glass tumbler. Run a twisted orange peel around the rim of the glass to flavour it with the orange oils. Add your Gin, Campari & Vermouth, and stir to combine. You can experiment with different Gin and Vermouth combos until the botanicals blend to your preference. If Gin isn’t your thing try a Negroni Sbagliato Campari/Vermouth/Prosecco or another sparkling wine.

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Buy direct from Canopy Market traders

Buy direct from Canopy Market traders

Canopy Market is closed for the moment. But in the meantime, many of the amazing, independent traders have online delivery services to bring your favourites to you. Please help support them by continuing to buy direct. Find the listing here.

A little more conversation with Spiritland

A little more conversation with Spiritland

The latest episode of A Little More Conversation has just gone up with two pioneering producers joining Ralph Moore in the Spiritland studio. @erolalkan and Flood talk about their work and approach to music. Head here to listen to the show.

Hato Film Club

Hato Film Club

Hato is bringing the ‘Cooking with Scorsese’ books to life with an all new Film Club. Every Friday at noon, a new film is released. Join the film club here and watch with Hato.

KERB on the Inside Podcasts

KERB on the Inside Podcasts

With everything that’s going on, Kerb wanted to document this bizarre time through the eyes of those in their team & industry. It’s well bumpy on the inside – but the crisis is also bringing out some real grit and creativity. Episode 1 joins burger maverick and KERB Alumnus Zan Kaufman of Bleecker, sharing thoughts on how she’s attacking this curveball and how she may even be considering a return to the streets that launched her… Listen in here.

Potsticker dumplings & more from Caravan

Potsticker dumplings & more from Caravan

Caravan Restaurants founder & chef, Miles Kirby is here with step-by-step guides to make these delicious potsticker dumplings, orange & almond teacake, summery fresh Thai beef salad.  Find these and many more recipes here.

Space NK beauty tutorials and how-tos

Space NK beauty tutorials and how-tos

Space NK is here with at-home hacks, how-tos and tutorials from makeup pros, facialists and beauty bloggers.  From how to disguise a blemish, to shaping your brows,  to do digital date night makeup. Plus there are mood-boosting tips and your skin concerns are addressed in the AskNiamh Skin video series.  Find it all here.

Get creative with the British Library

Get creative with the British Library

Take some time out and get creative with the British Library colouring book which you can download here. When you’re finished, you can share your masterpieces by tagging British Library on their Instagram.

Tarte Flambée from Vermuteria

Tarte Flambée from Vermuteria

In honour of the Ballon d’Alsace, the first official mountain climb in the Tour de France on 11 July 1905, Vermuteria is here with a step-by-step guide to making Tarte Flambée.  Find the recipe and how-to here.

How can I help?

How can I help?

If you’d like to get involved and lend a much-needed hand during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, here are some ideas for how you can help. Foodbanks, volunteering & more.

Get sweaty with Sweaty Betty

Get sweaty with Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty is here with a whole host of free guided workouts and wellness tips. There’s everything from short 2-minute core sessions to full workouts. Don’t miss the daily challenge! See it all here.

Indoor entertainment from Outsiders Store

Indoor entertainment from Outsiders Store

For the adventurers among you…Outsiders Store has collected a series of diversions including surfing documentary Satori, the story of South Africa’s big wave brotherhood, The Underground Eiger and climbing documentary, Rot Punkt.  See them plus more here.

Make Lina Stores signature - Pici alla Norcina

Make Lina Stores signature - Pici alla Norcina

Learn how Lina Stores head chef, Masha Rener, makes her signature Pici alla Norcina – one of the most popular dishes in Lina Stores restaurants. A rich ragù with dried Porcini mushrooms & roasted sausage, it’s an Umbrian classic served with thick, hand-rolled Pici and Parmagiano. For a little extra decadence, try some shaved truffle on top. Buon Appetito!   Watch the how-to video here.

London Spritz Coctail - Drake & Morgan

London Spritz Coctail - Drake & Morgan

Looking for something refreshing to enjoy over the weekend? Why not try a London Spritz cocktail as served in Drake & Morgan. You will need: 50ml Tanqueray gin, 1 cucumber, 25ml elderflower cordial, 25ml apple juice, fresh mint & soda to top up. Here’s how to make it…

Looking for something refreshing to enjoy over the weekend? Why not try a London Spritz cocktail.  To make your own at home you’ll need: 50ml Tanqueray gin, 1 cucumber, 25ml elderflower cordial, 25ml apple juice, fresh mint & soda to top up. Here’s how…

Use a peeler to peel long strips of cucumber, swirl around a highball glass. Add the gin and elderflower cordial, add ice and top soda water. Stir well. Add a sprig of mint to serve.

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hicce signature cocktail recipe

hicce signature cocktail recipe

Want to make hicce’s signature cocktail at home? Here’s the recipe…

20ml citron vodka
20ml sake
25ml elderflower tonic cordial
15ml lemon juice
Top up with ginger beer

Drake & Morgan's DIY brunch

Drake & Morgan's DIY brunch

Here’s Drake & Morgan with a how-to guide for recreating their famous bottomless brunch at home, complete with soundtrack. Find it here.

Coal Office fresh food hub

Coal Office fresh food hub

Coal Office is offering farm produce, freshly baked bread and a daily takeaway menu of nourishing soups or stews. Think Jerusalem artichoke soup, ratatouille or spicy tomato salad. Visit @coaloffice see the recipes and find out what will be available the next day. You can pre-order the cooked dishes, or visit to pick up ingredients and make it yourself. If you are self-isolating, Coal Office can deliver by Boris Bike or Deliveroo. Email ToYou@CoalOffice.com to request home delivery. 50% off for NHS workers. Any unsold food will be donated to Shelter from the Storm and TooGoodToGo. The hub is open Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 7pm

Tortilla DIY guacamole, beef barbacoa & more

Tortilla DIY guacamole, beef barbacoa & more

In need of a Tortilla fix? So are we! Tortilla’s food man Martyn and mini chef Harry have come to the rescue with a bunch of quick and easy recipes you can try at home, – classic guacamole, beef barbacoa, pickled red onions…tomato rice. See them in action here.

Canopy Market's Artisan Drinks 2U

Canopy Market's Artisan Drinks 2U

Just in time for World Cocktail Day, Canopy Market trader Artisan Drinks is offering free delivery for all London postcodes.  And they’re throwing in a free tonic for every bottle of gin purchased.  Their new brew, The Chelsea Pensioners Gin, has just been bottled in time for VE Day.  Place your order here.

Make your own Syrup

Make your own Syrup

Here Drake & Morgan explain how to make your own cocktail syrups from recycled kitchen waste. And follow up with a great gin cocktail recipe. Enjoy!

Spiritland Mixed Case 2 U

Spiritland Mixed Case 2 U

Spiritland has put together a case of favourite drinks from their friends @biercraftlondon. £3 of each sale goes towards NHS Charities Together.  And when we’re back in business, show your Shopify receipt at Spiritland to get a free Braybrooke beer and bar snack.  Purchase cases from the Biercraft website.

Make pom-poms with PlayKX

Make pom-poms with PlayKX

PlayKX provides free play in the Kings Cross area… normally. For now, the Playworkers are exploring new ways to support children’s play.  Follow this link to learn how to make pom-poms using wool and a fork as demonstrated by Charlie.  There’s also an interesting post about how a family in Spain felt during the long lockdown, when children were not even allowed out for exercise.

Lina Stores delivers 2 U

Lina Stores delivers 2 U

Lina Stores delivery is up-and-running! Bringing fresh pasta, meal kits, homemade sauces, meats, cheeses, wine and much more to any London postcode. Order your Lina fix here.

Get fit with FRAME

Get fit with FRAME

Hello Framers. Tune in to 80s aerobics, Morning HITT with Marvin, coffee break pilates and more on FRAMES IGTV. There are recorded sessions plus live classes.

Foraging at home with Miller Harris

Foraging at home with Miller Harris

John Rensten, author of ‘The Edible City’ shows you how to identify edibles while on your daily walks that you can take home, add to your diet and help you reconnect with nature!  See them here. Miller Harris’ FORAGE collection was inspired by ingredients that grow wild in the city. Each Sunday of this month, they’ll be sharing videos that bring the art of foraging to life.

Create shadow animals with Play KX

Create shadow animals with Play KX

Bring shadow animals to life with this fun instructable from PlayKX.  Using your hands and some light, you can create a dog, goat, hen and many other animals.  Learn a new skill and entertain yourselves and others.

Caravan's Coffee Negroni

Caravan's Coffee Negroni

Roll on 5 o’clock, Caravan shares their recipe for this unique take on the Negroni for you to make at home.⁣⁣ Here’s what you need and the how-to.

Roll on 5 o’clock, Caravan shares their Coffee Negroni from the Caravan: Dining all day cookbook so you can try making this unique take on the Negroni at home.⁣⁣⠀
⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Ingredients (Makes 1):⁣⠀
⁣⁣25ml London Dry Style Gin⁣⁣⠀
⁣⁣25ml Campari⁣⁣⠀
⁣⁣25ml Single-origin coffee syrup⁣⁣⠀(recipe below)
⁣⁣Twist of orange peel⁣⁣⠀
⁣⁣Ice⁣⁣⠀

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Coffee Syrup:⁣⁣⁣⠀
⁣⁣250ml single-origin filter coffee⁣⁣⠀
⁣⁣50g unrefined golden caster sugar⁣⁣⠀
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⁣⁣Method:⁣⁣⠀⁣⠀
⁣⁣First make the coffee syrup with 250ml single-origin filter coffee using a Chemex, V60, Aeropress or your favourite home filter coffee. Add the unrefined caster sugar and stir to dissolve. Allow the syrup to cool fully before using and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days (you will have enough for about 10 cocktails).⁣⁣⠀
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⁣⁣In a chilled tumbler, combine the gin, Campari and coffee syrup. Fill the glass with ice and stir for 5-10 seconds to combine the ingredients. Garnish with a thick twist of orange peel, squeezing to release the oils all over the glass, then serve, drink and enjoy!⁣⁣⠀

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A celebration of Mary Wollstonecraft - British Library Podcast

A celebration of Mary Wollstonecraft - British Library Podcast

To celebrate her birthday, the British Library has produced a podcast on enlightenment hero Mary Wollstonecraft. Listen in as Lady Hale, Dan Snow, Bee Rowlatt, Saffron Burrows, Emma Clery and Jade Ellins honour the foremother of feminism.  Listen to it here.

Make Lina Stores gnocchi with courgette flowers

Make Lina Stores gnocchi with courgette flowers

Lina Stores Head Chef, Masha Rener teaches us how to make homemade potato gnocchi and complements these soft, light dumplings with courgette flowers, courgette & mint, making this colourful recipe perfect for spring! Watch how to make it here. Buon Appetito!

Anton's cucumber and mint spritz

Anton's cucumber and mint spritz

hicce’s bar manager Anton is back with this “summer’s nearly here” boozy cucumber number. Here’s how to make it.

Spiritland Mix of the Day

Spiritland Mix of the Day

For those of you missing your Spiritland fix…the team has gone back to the archives and is picking out a mix for each day – uptempo, downtempo and everything else. Hours and hours of musical magic to keep you entertained while things are quiet on the ground.

Vermuteria's homemade potato gnocchi

Vermuteria's homemade potato gnocchi

In honour of the Giro d’Italia, the first Grand Tour of the season, Vermuteria shares the recipe for homemade potato gnocchi. A staple at Vermuteria, it appears on their menu throughout the year with a variety of sauces, from rich venison ragu to nduja & San Marzano tomatoes. Why not try with it homemade wild garlic pesto, or a little butter and aged Parmesan Reggiano.

In honour of the Giro d’Italia, the first Grand Tour of the season, Vermuteria shares the recipe for homemade potato gnocchi. A staple at Vermuteria, it appears on their menu throughout the year with a variety of sauces, from rich venison ragu to nduja & San Marzano tomatoes. Why not try with it homemade wild garlic pesto, or a little butter and aged Parmesan Reggiano. Here’s what you need:

500g Desire or Binje potatoes
60g ‘00’ super fine flour
60g cornflour
2 eggs
Salt and pepper
Nutmeg to taste

Method
Bake the potatoes in their skins until cooked through. Scoop out the potato whilst hot and pass immediately through a sieve or potato ricer into a stainless steel bowl, add the flours, eggs and seasoning, combine gently but quickly. Whilst still warm, mould into desired shapes tightly on a floured surface. Pop into plenty of simmering salted water and wait for them to float to the surface before removing.

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Tarta de Queso by Barrafina

Tarta de Queso by Barrafina

Did someone say Basque cheesecake? Barrafina’s Executive Chef, Angel Zapata is here with the recipe for you to try at home. Ingredients below and you can find more Barrafina specials from Angel here.

Did someone say Basque cheesecake? Here’s Barrafina’s Executive Chef, Angel Zapata with the recipe for you to try at home. Ingredients below and you can find more Barrafina specials here.

TARTA DE QUESO
550grs Queso Fresco (Philadelphia or similar soft cheese is a good alternative)
280grs Quark
230grs Sugar
1 tablespoon Flour
4 Eggs
125grs Idiazabal or Manchego cheese.

Mix everything in a bowl with a spatula in the same order as listed above.

Bake at 200 •C for 35-40 minutes.

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Make Tortilla cheese quesadillas with Harry

Make Tortilla cheese quesadillas with Harry

Martin and his mini assistant Harry are back with a how-to on cheese quesadillas. There’s a breakfast or a chicken/veg version. Here’s the video. Ingredients and how-to below.

Tortilla’s favourite chef duo is back with a how-to on cheese quesadillas. There’s a breakfast or a chicken/veg version. Here’s the video. Ingredients and how-to below.

Breakfast:
1 medium tortilla wrap
1 cup cheese
2 scrambled eggs
2 rashers bacon or sliced chorizo

Chicken/veg:
1 medium tortilla wrap
1 cup cheese
1/2 cup grilled chicken or veg
1/2 cup pico de gallo salsa (chopped: tomato, red onion, coriander, lime juice)

For both options, first add half the cheese to one side of the wrap, followed by the eggs/bacon/chicken/veg and salsa. Make sure to leave a 1cm gap from the edge of the wrap to stop everything falling out! Fold over the wrap and gently press down until it’s flat and even. Place your half-moon quesadilla in a 180-degree oven or in the toastie machine and cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

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Caravan coffee 2 U

Caravan coffee 2 U

Caravan is setting up to support your caffeine needs in these crazy times.  The roastery is open and you can get Caravan coffee direct to your door.  As well as that, you can get a 25% discount on all coffees until midnight on Sunday 29th March. Check out the full range here and use the code COFFEETOGETHER at the checkout.

Nike fuel for a fiver

Nike fuel for a fiver

Meet London-based personal trainer and chef, Fred Lukac. Fred’s on a mission to get us fueling our bodies with simple home-cooked meals, all costing under a fiver.

Veggie, vegan, meaty or in-between? Fred’s got something for everyone. Get the recipes in full by downloading the Nike App here.

Redemption Roasters Brew Guide

Redemption Roasters Brew Guide

Redemption Roasters brewmaster Josh Trathen and shop manager Davide show you how to brew a the perfect cup of coffee using an Aeropress, a V60 or a Kalita Brewer.  Watch the brew guide videos here.

FaceGym at-home

FaceGym at-home

Head over to FaceGym’s Insta where you’ll find at-work outs like this one where Sophie Anne Perry shows you how to release tension in your jawline. Plus don’t miss Sunday Sessions where the team answers all your questions on skincare.

Live performance recordings from Kings Place

Live performance recordings from Kings Place

You can’t visit Kings Place is person right now, but they continue to lift our spirits with incredible performances recorded live. Highlights include Hello from the Magic Tavern sell-out live episode from London Podcast Festival 2018 and Jack Lieback & Friends performing Vivaldi: ‘Spring’ from the Four Seasons.  Plus much more, now available on KPlayer.

hicce self-isolation sounds

hicce self-isolation sounds

Welcome to hicce self-isolation sounds. Music is a big part of the experience at hicce and the Coal Drops Yard restaurant wants to share with you the sounds that they love. Find hicce’s playlists here.

New Music Monday from PRS

New Music Monday from PRS

It’s fair to say that spring hasn’t sprung quite the way we had expected.  Thankfully, you can always rely on the power of a good playlist to brighten up even the strangest of times.  PRS for music bring you piano ballads, pop megahits and subdued dance numbers to start your week with a selection of new releases.  Tune in here.

Good Chai Day from Dishoom KX

Good Chai Day from Dishoom KX

Dishoom’s Masala Chai – this delicious concoction of milk, sugar and caffeine will power you up for the day. Here’s how to make it and you can try out more Dishoom recipes from their wonderful cookery book, available here.

AMV makes working at home better

AMV makes working at home better

Working from home but still not fully feeling it? Head over to AMV journal for 5 tips on how to make teleworking better. It involves plants, good lighting and the right amount of organisation.  See the American Vintage journal here.

How to start a street food business with KERB

How to start a street food business with KERB

If this lockdown has you dreaming of a different life, then why not join KERB for this series of workshops on how to start a street food business. The films are a brilliant insight into the reality of the industry, featuring practical advice and real-life stories. See them here. And then why put your concept to the test with free, live consultation at KERB Bootcamp? This is your moment!

Be your own chef with Vallebona 2 U

Be your own chef with Vallebona 2 U

If you’re missing your foodie fix, Vallebona is now delivering nationwide. Order by 1pm and get your goodies by the next day. Plus, on their website you’ll find a selection of recipes and how-tos.

LEON's Great Baked Potato Cook-along

LEON's Great Baked Potato Cook-along

Matt Lucas joins Leon’s cook-along host, Jack Burke, as they make the ultimate baked potato fillings and sing a few rounds of #ThankYouBakedPotato in support of # Feed NHS.  Watch it here.

Earl of East Banana Loaf Recipe

Earl of East Banana Loaf Recipe

Earl of East shares Sarah’s easy and delicious Banana Loaf recipe in Vol. 5 of Ritual over Routine blog. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Botanical Boys online terrarium class

Botanical Boys online terrarium class

This live online class helps you to connect to nature in your home in a mindful, fun and creative way.

The Botanical Boys will take you through the steps to build your own terrarium in a live feed video session.  You will have the opportunity to speak to the tutor during the demo.

The terrarium kits might also be the perfect Easter gift! Take a look at the kits here.

This live online class helps you to connect to nature in your home in a mindful, fun and creative way.

The Botanical Boys will take you through the steps to build your own terrarium in a live feed video session.  You will have the opportunity to speak to the tutor during the demo. There are also tips on styling and aftercare advice.

PLEASE NOTE: This class does not include a terrarium kit which can be purchased from the Botanical Boys Website via Scheduled Delivery (Nationwide)  or Same Day Delivery (London only).

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Cookery lessons with Barrafina

Cookery lessons with Barrafina

Executive Head Chef Angel Zapata Martin shows you how to create some of Barrafina’s most popular dishes at home. The garlic mayo is a great place to start. And here’s the one you’ve been waiting for…ham croquetas.  See a selection of video demos for more great recipes here. Enjoy!

PlayKX ideas for kids

PlayKX ideas for kids

PlayKX has pulled together a sample list of Play Things using items that are free or cheap to inspire kid’s play at home.  From dressing up to building dens, there’s plenty of suggestions to spark ideas and engage imaginations.  See the ideas here.

Helping children learn at home

Helping children learn at home

The Aga Khan Foundation has curated a number of resources to support children’s learning at home. The tips and suggestions are available to download here.

Carhartt WIP Radio

Carhartt WIP Radio

This isn’t just another DJ mix. The creators themselves broadcast selected music and individual shows. From sahel sounds to adventures in bass, from hip hop to electronics, house to techno. Listen on Soundcloud or download the app.

Play Inside, play for the world with Nike

Play Inside, play for the world with Nike

Join Nike London in staying active, healthy and positive together. Daily workouts, nutrition advice and expert tips all on the Nike App. #playinside #playfortheworld

Raiding the drinks cabinet with hicce - Espresso Martini

Raiding the drinks cabinet with hicce - Espresso Martini

Let’s get this party started. Anton – bar manager at hicce shows you how to make an espresso martini.

Pimp your G&T

Pimp your G&T

Drake & Morgan’s mixologists don’t want you to miss out just because you are staying home. Check out how to pimp your G&T here.

TOMORROW with Tom Dixon

TOMORROW with Tom Dixon

YESTERDAY was distressing, TODAY is unknown. TOMORROW is because we also need to be positive about what we do next.  Sharing their latest ideas and finding out what’s happening with friends around the globe, Tom Dixon brings us the TOMorrow Channel to stop cabin fever as we all self-isolate.

Inspired by Paul Smith

Inspired by Paul Smith

To provide some much-needed positivity, @paulsmithdesign will be posting a series of inspiring messages based on Paul’s famous quote “You can find inspiration in everything and if you can’t, look again.” See what’s inspiring Paul here.

Beer + Burger 2 U

Beer + Burger 2 U

Beer + Burger on York Way is offering delivery and click and collect. Order here.

Cook along with Dishoom

Cook along with Dishoom

Chef Naved shows you how to make Dishoom’s Keema Pau. The simplicity of this hearty dish is ideal for fashioning at home! Here’s how.

Watch 'Jeff Lowe - A Life of Making'

Watch 'Jeff Lowe - A Life of Making'

In the lead up to his new exhibition “In The Close Distance” at the Pangolin Gallery, sculptor Jeff Lowe talks life and work in this short film by Paul Murphy.

Ritual over routine

Ritual over routine

Earl of East is here with helpful tips on working from home in their Out of Office blog. And here they share their secrets to a ‘Good Night’.

Make your own lift the flap pictures with The British Library

Make your own lift the flap pictures with The British Library

Learn to make your own lift-the-flap pictures, the possibilities are endless.  Let your imagination run wild with this brand new activity from #DiscoveringChildrensBooks.  See the step by step video here.

 

Favourite recipes from Arabica

Favourite recipes from Arabica

Feast your eyes on irresistible recipes from Arabica.  You find all you need to know to make creamy hummus, grilled halloumi salad and spiced carrot cake to name a few.  See the ingredients and easy-to-follow steps here.

Cut + Grind 2 U

Cut + Grind 2 U

Cut + Grind on Canal Reach is offering click & collect and delivery through Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Order here.  And to show their appreciation, there’s 50% discount for NHS staff.

Playlists from Vinoteca

Playlists from Vinoteca

They gave us the wine, now they give us the music. The team at Vinoteca share their favourites – There’s Disco and Wine, Wine and Unwind, The Vinoteca Soundsystem, G-A-Wine & more. Find Vino Music here.

Plant care with Botanical Boys

Plant care with Botanical Boys

Botanical Boys are bringing plant care tips to your home. Watch the 10-minute vid here.

Bake with the kids

Bake with the kids

Keep the kids entertained with fun recipes from Waitrose. They’ll learn how to measure out ingredients, mix them together, then see them transformed into amazing creations, before getting creative with the decoration with icings, sprinkles and sweets.  See the ideas for no-bake ideas, biscuits, cookies and cakes here.

Fred Perry playlists

Fred Perry playlists

Hundreds of Fred Perry employees and collaborators from around the world bring you their favourite tunes of all time.  Explore the playlists here.

Tom Dixon - Guide to Marbling

Tom Dixon - Guide to Marbling

Use your hands to create something unique and swirly. Here’s a step-by-step guide to marbling from Tom Dixon. Find this and much more on his TOMorrow channel.

COS playlist

COS playlist

Give your evening a soundtrack. The COS playlist will help you ease into the night, as well as get you dancing in the living room. Get the playlist here.

Make the most of staying in with Waitrose

Make the most of staying in with Waitrose

To provide some inspiration during isolation, Waitrose has created a place for recipes, cooking tips, activities, wellbeing and even some food for thought in these challenging times. Perhaps you’ll make a new dish or hone your culinary skills.  Find tips for staying healthy and positive here.

Sons + Daughters 2U

Sons + Daughters 2U

Sons + Daughters are open for takeaway only from the store in Coal Drops Yard and the food van on Granary Square. You can also pre-order for pick up, click & collect through their website, or order for delivery via Deliveroo.

Vinoteca takeaway

Vinoteca takeaway

Vinoteca is now open for ready meals (vegetarian, fish and meat options), DIY steak kits and wine for pickup/collection only and same-day wine delivery (note, wines only).  Pre-orders can be made online, in person or over the phone on 020 3793 7210. To shop their entire wine list,  browse & place an order here from their online wine shop for nationwide delivery.

Make your own paper flowers

Make your own paper flowers

& Other Stores has collaborated with Moni Escobar from Ita Lillywhite to show us how to create gorgeous paper flowers for any occasion. It’s a fun one to do with the kids as well. Follow the tutorial here.

Nine Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People

Nine Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People

Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People is Robin Ince’s ground-breaking creation, the original variety night mashing up science, comedy, music and more.  Click here for all the details.

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