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How to make slime - borax-free recipes, the best slime glitter and how to remove it from clothes SLIME has become a playground favourite with kids and making your own at home has rocketed to become the top "how to" trend of year. The DIY trend is now a global phenomenon attracting millions of gooey creations on social media, but how can you quickly make it at home?

Forget Regret - Za'atar and Sumac Pork Burgers. All good things must come to an end, they say. All good things except an Irish summer, it seems. We have had a few weeks of great sunny weather and temperatures in the mid 20s. The last time this happened, I was a small youth with big ambitions. Now, I'm a small old fella with, thankfully only small regrets.

Bog snorkelling, a nude host and John Craven…recipes of Countryfile’s 30-year success The rural affairs show celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special edition on BBC One this Sunday, and Craven, 77, is still one of its main presenters. Countryfile is as popular as ever with an audience that regularly tops five million. So to what does Craven attribute the programme's success?

Salt & Pepper Chicken Strips De-bunking the myths of English Cookery One delicious recipe at a time I am very fond of Chinese food of any kind, although to be sure I have never actually had any "real" Chinese food. I have only ever had the Westernised stuff, which is good enough for me.

Vegan Tempeh Tacos These tacos are really nothing fancy. All you need to do is heat some tempeh and stick it in a tortilla with your favourite toppings. If you're looking for a protein-rich, easy and healthy plant-based meal though, this just might be it. Unfamiliar with tempeh?

Easy Carbonara Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes - The Mediterranean Dish A lighter, flavor-packed easy carbonara recipe with garlic roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs. And be sure to see my tip for ensuring a creamy carbonara sauce without scrambling the eggs! Carbonara is a delicious pasta dish 20th century pasta dish from Rome.

12 Essential Water Kefir Sodas for Summer - easy, delicious and probiotic 12 summer-kissed, fruity water kefir soda recipes to see you through the hottest days. Easy and adaptable. Fizzy and fun. Water kefir? What's that all about? I thought that was only a dairy thing. If you thought kefir was only a fermented dairy drink - the smarter cousin of yogurt - think again.

Authentic Gazpacho Everything I've learned living in Spain about how to make the best authentic, delicious, fresh gazpacho recipe! Ever since we moved to Barcelona, I've been getting tons of requests from you guys for authentic Spanish recipes.

Chocolate Courgette Muffins Let's talk about courgettes. Or zucchini. Whatever you call them, it's impossible to avoid their charms and abundance during the summer months.

BLT Panzanella In other words, let's fry bread cubes and eat them in a salad. click here to Pin this recipe. Let me guess: you love BLTs and you're super excited for this flavor combo? Let me also guess: you are questioning my decision to call this a salad? Guys, get real.

Causa Recipe Causa is one of Peru's most popular dishes, a cold casserole that's part mashed potatoes, part potato salad, and part mayonnaise-y salad with a meat like tuna or chicken. It'd be the perfect American potluck dish, if Americans knew what it was.

Nigel Slater's summer fruit recipes Top and tail the blackcurrants and put them in a non-reactive saucepan. Stone the cherries, add them to the pan with the sugar and water, and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and let the compote bubble gentle for a few minutes until the berries have burst and the syrup is deep purple.

Orange Garlic Shrimp Now back to the Orange Garlic Shrimp. So here’s what you’ll need to get started. As always prep/measure ingredients first. Then in a mixing bowl whisk together orange juice, orange zest, chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and cornstarch.

Shrimp Potstickers Completely homemade, easy peasy freezer-friendly shrimp potstickers! Tastes just like your favorite take-out place, but even better! My mother was obsessed with all kinds of dumplings / potstickers. They could be pan-fried, boiled, steamed - it didn't matter.

Creamy Caraway Coleslaw I love coleslaw and I am always figuring out new ways of presenting it, flavours to add to it, etc. I especially like this version here today, which is a tad bit different than the usual variety. Salad season is one of my favourite seasons! But then having said that, I could eat coleslaw any time of the year!

Gatton Show ready for a cookery storm GET COOKING for this year's Gatton Show - you've got just one more day to get your entries ready for this year's cooking section. With categories ranging from sweets and cakes, all the way through to jams and chutneys, there's sure to be something for everyone to cook up a storm with.

Summer Vegetarian Paella 1/2 cup short grain brown rice. 1 tablespoon olive oil. 3 cloves garlic, minced. 1 small yellow onion, minced. 1 tablespoon smoked paprika. 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric. 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes. 3/4 cup cooked chickpeas. 1 teaspoon sea salt. 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Four lunchbox recipes for busy people Heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. Break down 1 broccoli head, peeling and chopping the stem, and toss in ½ tbsp rapeseed oil. Season with salt, pepper and dried chilli flakes and roast for 10 mins. Add 1 handful of whole almonds, more oil and toss. Roast another 8-10 mins, then cool and box up.

Cardamom Yogurt Tea Cake It's lightly sweet and nicely spiced. The yogurt makes it tangy while giving it a nice puffed up look. It's moist with that perfect cake-y crumb that you want in a quick bread.

Yasmin Khan's Palestinian recipes: hummus, kefte and pomegranate cake Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Place the aubergine pieces on a baking tray and drizzle with the 3 tablespoons of light olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt. Use your hands to mix the pieces, then roast for 25 minutes, or until soft. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and leave to cool.

Vegan Collard Green Burritos This recipe comes together quick! It requires just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. It starts with big, fresh collard greens that have been stuffed with all the tasty things: Walnut Taco Meat, Vegan Mexican Cheese Spread, avocado, cilantro, onion, Red Salsa, and sprouts!

Camilla Fayed's Favourite Summer Recipes A bowl inspired by oriental flavours that delivers a powerhouse of nutritional hits from the sprouts, asparagus and seaweed broth. The apple, ginger and almond in the sauce give this dish a unique edge and flavour. Raw live sprouts contain good levels of fibre, potassium, copper and iron.

Nigel Slater's summer pudding recipes Whip the cream, adding the rosewater. Place a spoonful of cream on half of the biscuits, spoon some the strawberries on top then place a second biscuit on top of each. Serve any leftover cream on the side. Email Nigel at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @NigelSlater.

Downside Up Pineapple Cobbler De-bunking the myths of English Cookery One delicious recipe at a time This just might be one of the ugliest desserts you have ever seen, but it also might be one of the most delicious. This is a case where you definitely should not be judging a book by its cover because this fabulous cobbler is one of the tastiest I have ever eaten!

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