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20 Feb 19
Barefoot in Luxembourg

When I discussed with Corie next interview to publish on the blog, the one you are about to read today, I was initially perplexed. Corie in fact proposed me to meet Enza Fuzio, the owner of Ottika Enza. I was told that even if she is neither a chef nor a restaurateur, she is still a […]

19 Feb 19

My home office

Abete bianco – Abies alba Mill. Atlante degli alberi – Piante forestali Classificazione, origine e diffusione Divisione: Spermatophyta Sottodivisione: Gymnospermae Classe: Coniferae Famiglia: Pinaceae Aree montuose dell’Europa occidentale, centrale e meridionale. In Italia, è frequente sulle Alpi, soprattutto orientali, ed è presente sugli Appennini in nuclei sparsi e disgiunti, sino alla Calabria (Sila, Serra S. […]

16 Feb 19
Jullieter Content Blog

Enjoy quality coffee at home with your friends is a pleasant experience. Life comes with simple pleasures to make living more elegant and comfortable. One main accessory that is available in most households is the coffee machine. The main reasons why people use it include ease of use, excellent features, time-saving plus more. We have […]

06 Feb 19
The Sun
THE SMELL of fresh coffee – there really is nothing quite like it. Which is why coffee machines in their many forms are becoming ever more popular. There’s nothing quite like a freshly brewed cup of coffee But with so many different coffee makers, some requiring a little more hard work than others, which one should you choose for your home? From the manual options that replicate coffee shop brews, to the simpler filter options, it’s really all down to a matter of personal taste and budget. We’ve lined up some top pick coffee machines below to narrow down the selection process, so all you need to decide is the style you prefer. From £39.99 to £817.38, we’ve found a coffee machine with everyone’s budget in mind. Best manual espresso machine  This machine is for the ultimate coffee buff who is willing to put in extra effort for a fabulous coffee If you consider yourself a bit of a coffee snob, or you simply just love great coffee, a manual machine is your best option to get the coffee shop taste. This one by De’Longhi is not only compact at just 15cm wide – ideal for busy kitchens – it is a relatively cheap option compared to most manual versions. Its price doesn’t mean it’s not good at its job though, as it offers three filters, a double drip tray and a device that adjusts accordingly to make the perfect frothy cappuccino or creamy latte. The only downside is it might take some practise at playing barista. De’Longhi Dedica Style Traditional Pump Espresso Machine, £149 from Amazon – buy here Best semi-automatic espresso machine Great tasting coffee with less effort than a fully manual option Sage’s machine is part manual, part automatic, meaning you can achieve the quality coffee of a manual version without the hard work. It might be pricey, but a touch screen makes things simpler and you can personalise programs so your favourite coffees are remembered. It also heats up in just three seconds and your espresso will be complete in under a minute – ideal when you’re rushing to get ready for work. This machine is beyond clever and precise too. Sage the Barista Touch Semi Automatic Espresso Machine, £845 from Amazon – buy here Best bean to cup coffee machine This machine will make 12 cups of coffee before it needs refilling with water Bean to cup designs are simpler to use than manual alternatives and unlike a coffee pod machine, you still get fresh coffee as the beans are ground in front of you – just not by hand, thankfully. This one by De’Longhi is all frills. From a water tank that’ll make 12 cups of coffee before requiring a refill, to a frother that’ll help produce dreamy cappuccinos. It’s more environmentally friendly than machines that use plastic pods too. The only downsize is its size – not one for smaller kitchens. De’Longhi Venezia Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine, £269.99 from John Lewis – buy here Quietest coffee capsule machine A coffee machine that keeps the noise down really is a first This coffee capsule option is beautifully simple – pop a pod in and you’ll have freshly brewed coffee almost instantly. It’s got some great features such as how quietly it’ll create your caffeine fix – trust us this is a rarity. With programmable settings, compact design  and removable dishwasher-safe parts, it makes caffeine intake almost too easy. Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie Plus Coffee Machine, £99.99 from John Lewis – buy here Most clever capsule machine This machine uses very clever barcode technology to determine which settings it should be using An intelligent machine that recognises which capsule you’ve put into it using barcode technology. It will automatically change the settings to suit the blend without you having to lift a finger. At its current reduced price it’s more than worth it. Nespresso MagMagimix VertuoPlus Coffee Machine Black 11385, £199.99 – from Lakeland – buy here  Best value filter coffee machine Save your precious pounds because this machine is great at its job on a budget Filter coffee has long been a great alternative to instant, without the expense or complications of manual coffee machines. This one won’t leave you broke and with a unique shower head that disperses water evenly over the coffee grounds to bring out the flavour, it’s going to always beat the more standard cone-shaped filter coffee machines. The major bonus is the automatic timer, meaning you’ll wake up to the dreamy waft of fresh coffee. It’ll keep it warm for 30 minutes too, just in case you fancy hitting the snooze button. One reviewer noted that there is a timer that tells you how long since you brewed the coffee too. Because it’s kept warm you can go back for more. Morphy Richards Accents Pour Over Filter Coffee Maker, £39.99 at John Lewis – buy here  Most compact coffee pod machine Keep it compact with a mini machine It may be small and light – perfect for limited worktop space or taking it away for the weekend, but this machine is mighty. It is Nespresso’s most compact machine to date, yet you still have two programmable options, it shuts off within nine minutes and even comes with 150 complimentary capsules. How’s that for value? Nespresso Essenza Mini, £139.99 from Nespresso.com – buy here [article-rail-topic title=”MORE FROM SUN SELECTS HOME” term_id=”14223″ posts_number=”12″ /] [bc_video video_id=”5855440275001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”How Brits have gone coffee crazy”] This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. 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23 Jan 19
Artichokes and Anecdotes

Happy middle of January everyone! If you aspire to cook more and maybe even resolved earlier this month to do just that, consider starting with your pantry. Arming yourself with the essentials will make the cooking part flow more easily. I take great heart in knowing that it doesn’t take much to make a nice […]

23 Jan 19
Unsalted Opinions

This packed 5-day itinerary will guide you through Rome’s sunlit streets, among which you will find ancient ruins, impressive arts, and delicious restaurants. But also up and over its seven hills to marvel over Rome’s magnificent panoramic views, well-preserved piazza’s and churches. Whichever road you may take. There is always another place to wander off to. I guarantee it! 

16 Jan 19
Groww - Invest In Mutual Funds

Indian Tobacco Company or ITC Limited is a household name in India. Products from ITC Limited touch our day to day lives in so many ways that it is difficult to have not come across this huge brand name. ITC is a 100+-year-old brand in India. This fact alone has got a lot to give […]

31 Dec 18
La Venessiana

Now, what does it look like going for a walk on the last day of the year? Just like I’m describing in this blog post, we were lucky to enjoy pearl blue skies in Venice. And if you cross Campo San Zaccaria, and walk out onto the Riva, this is what you can see .. just […]

30 Dec 18
La Venessiana

No, Christmas isn’t over here yet. In Venice, we celebrate Christmas differently to this day. Venice hasn’t forgotten her ancient roots, so the second Christmas celebration, also called La Festa della Befana, takes place on 6 January. And by now, you also know that on 26 December, the Doge used to visit the place where […]

21 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
ALWAYS RESOLUTE (nap) won’t back down in Ascot’s 3.05. He made his first start for in-form Ian Williams a winning one in some style, cruising home seven lengths clear of Sheriff Garrett at Wetherby. The runner-up went on to score by 12 lengths at Hexham last week. The way Always Resolute stuck on suggests he will thrive for this step up in trip and he won’t mind the soft ground. GORTROE JOE (1.20 Ascot, nb) can put the wind up his rivals. A breathing op should help him hit the target over fences for Dan and Harry Skelton. [boxout headline=”Templegate’s treble”]NAP 3.05 Ascot – Always Resolute: ‘He will thrive for this step up in trip and he won’t mind the soft ground.’ NEXT BEST 1.20 Ascot – Gortroe Joe: ‘A breathing op should help him hit the target over fences for Dan and Harry Skelton.’ TREBLE 1.10 Uttoxeter – Perfect Summer: ‘Will relish the extra furlong today.’ [/boxout] The six-year-old had progressive form over hurdles and did well to finish as close as he did last time after losing a shoe. He looks well up to this grade. I’VE got a hot tip for PERFECT SUMMER (1.10 Uttoxeter, treble). She wasn’t beaten far in a decent mares’ race at Ascot last month and will benefit for this longer trip. ASCOT 12.45 Southern Sam 1.20 Gortroe Joe (nb) 1.55 Thistle Do Nicely 2.30 Little Rockerfeller 3.05 ALWAYS RESOLUTE (nap) 3.40 The Glancing Queen SOUTHWELL 11.20 Thechildren’strust 11.50 Crindle Carr 12.20 Mans Not Trot 12.55 Bond Angel 1.30 Itsupforgrabsnow 2.05 Three Weeks 2.40 Something Lucky 3.15 Purple Rock [article-rail-section title=”Latest in horse racing” posts_category=”21″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] UTTOXETER 12.05 Mazalto 12.35 Liosduin Bhearna 1.10 Perfect Summer (treble) 1.45 Blakerigg 2.20 The Crazed Moon 2.55 The Boola Bee 3.30 King Ralph WOLVERHAMPTON 5.15 Proceed 5.45 Acadian Angel 6.15 Lamb Chop 6.45 Corinthia Knight 7.15 Little Miss Lola 7.45 Albert Finney 8.15 Essenza 8.45 Scorched Breath [bc_video video_id=”5982024738001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Trio of budding Brixton riders taken on tour of Warren Greatrex’s yard “]
21 Dec 18
The Sun
ALWAYS RESOLUTE (nap) won’t back down in Ascot’s 3.05. He made his first start for in-form Ian Williams a winning one in some style, cruising home seven lengths clear of Sheriff Garrett at Wetherby. The runner-up went on to score by 12 lengths at Hexham last week. The way Always Resolute stuck on suggests he will thrive for this step up in trip and he won’t mind the soft ground. GORTROE JOE (1.20 Ascot, nb) can put the wind up his rivals. A breathing op should help him hit the target over fences for Dan and Harry Skelton. [boxout headline=”Templegate’s treble”]NAP 3.05 Ascot – Always Resolute: ‘He will thrive for this step up in trip and he won’t mind the soft ground.’ NEXT BEST 1.20 Ascot – Gortroe Joe: ‘A breathing op should help him hit the target over fences for Dan and Harry Skelton.’ TREBLE 1.10 Uttoxeter – Perfect Summer: ‘Will relish the extra furlong today.’ [/boxout] The six-year-old had progressive form over hurdles and did well to finish as close as he did last time after losing a shoe. He looks well up to this grade. I’VE got a hot tip for PERFECT SUMMER (1.10 Uttoxeter, treble). She wasn’t beaten far in a decent mares’ race at Ascot last month and will benefit for this longer trip. ASCOT 12.45 Southern Sam 1.20 Gortroe Joe (nb) 1.55 Thistle Do Nicely 2.30 Little Rockerfeller 3.05 ALWAYS RESOLUTE (nap) 3.40 The Glancing Queen SOUTHWELL 11.20 Thechildren’strust 11.50 Crindle Carr 12.20 Mans Not Trot 12.55 Bond Angel 1.30 Itsupforgrabsnow 2.05 Three Weeks 2.40 Something Lucky 3.15 Purple Rock [article-rail-section title=”Latest in horse racing” posts_category=”343″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] UTTOXETER 12.05 Mazalto 12.35 Liosduin Bhearna 1.10 Perfect Summer (treble) 1.45 Blakerigg 2.20 The Crazed Moon 2.55 The Boola Bee 3.30 King Ralph WOLVERHAMPTON 5.15 Proceed 5.45 Acadian Angel 6.15 Lamb Chop 6.45 Corinthia Knight 7.15 Little Miss Lola 7.45 Albert Finney 8.15 Essenza 8.45 Scorched Breath [bc_video video_id=”5982024738001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Trio of budding Brixton riders taken on tour of Warren Greatrex’s yard “]
21 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
ALWAYS RESOLUTE (nap) won’t back down in Ascot’s 3.05. He made his first start for in-form Ian Williams a winning one in some style, cruising home seven lengths clear of Sheriff Garrett at Wetherby. The runner-up went on to score by 12 lengths at Hexham last week. The way Always Resolute stuck on suggests he will thrive for this step up in trip and he won’t mind the soft ground. GORTROE JOE (1.20 Ascot, nb) can put the wind up his rivals. A breathing op should help him hit the target over fences for Dan and Harry Skelton. [boxout headline=”Templegate’s treble”]NAP 3.05 Ascot – Always Resolute: ‘He will thrive for this step up in trip and he won’t mind the soft ground.’ NEXT BEST 1.20 Ascot – Gortroe Joe: ‘A breathing op should help him hit the target over fences for Dan and Harry Skelton.’ TREBLE 1.10 Uttoxeter – Perfect Summer: ‘Will relish the extra furlong today.’ [/boxout] The six-year-old had progressive form over hurdles and did well to finish as close as he did last time after losing a shoe. He looks well up to this grade. I’VE got a hot tip for PERFECT SUMMER (1.10 Uttoxeter, treble). She wasn’t beaten far in a decent mares’ race at Ascot last month and will benefit for this longer trip. ASCOT 12.45 Southern Sam 1.20 Gortroe Joe (nb) 1.55 Thistle Do Nicely 2.30 Little Rockerfeller 3.05 ALWAYS RESOLUTE (nap) 3.40 The Glancing Queen SOUTHWELL 11.20 Thechildren’strust 11.50 Crindle Carr 12.20 Mans Not Trot 12.55 Bond Angel 1.30 Itsupforgrabsnow 2.05 Three Weeks 2.40 Something Lucky 3.15 Purple Rock [article-rail-section title=”Latest in horse racing” posts_category=”419″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] UTTOXETER 12.05 Mazalto 12.35 Liosduin Bhearna 1.10 Perfect Summer (treble) 1.45 Blakerigg 2.20 The Crazed Moon 2.55 The Boola Bee 3.30 King Ralph WOLVERHAMPTON 5.15 Proceed 5.45 Acadian Angel 6.15 Lamb Chop 6.45 Corinthia Knight 7.15 Little Miss Lola 7.45 Albert Finney 8.15 Essenza 8.45 Scorched Breath [bc_video video_id=”5982024738001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Trio of budding Brixton riders taken on tour of Warren Greatrex’s yard “]
20 Dec 18
Sound Books

John Sylvan, the Keurig engineer who invented the K-Cup pod coffee system in the 1990s, regrets his mistake. It was intended for the corporate service market and the idea that people have these things in their homes leaves him “absolutely mystified.” He says he doesn’t begrudge the company for its success, or for wanting to […]

20 Dec 18
Boing Boing

John Sylvan, the Keurig engineer who invented the K-Cup pod coffee system in the 1990s, regrets his mistake. It was intended for the corporate service market and the idea that people have these things in their homes leaves him “absolutely mystified.” He says he doesn’t begrudge the company for its success, or for wanting to […]

19 Dec 18
Ric's Wine Journal

2013 Bonacchi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, from the list of Ristorante A Mano, Berlin, 01 Oct 2018. Deep vermillion, exuding earthy tones, red plums, dark fruits and mocha on the nose and palate. Open and inviting, rounded and fleshy with refined tannins and acidity, revealing excellent depth and fine intensity. Very fine. 2015 Weedenborn Riesling, at Lokal, Berlin, […]