Delicious summer salad recipes from Jamie Oliver

With summer around the corner, the clocks have changed, days are becoming longer with excitement in the air. Everyone is preparing for the summer by getting their tan at a salon, frequenting the gym, people have taken to running and cycling along the Thames. What better way to get into shape than with some scrumptious unusual salads. I found these delicious summer salad recipes from Jamie Oliver, which were too good not to share:

SUMMER CHICKPEA SALAD
INGREDIENTS:

1 small red onion, peeled
1-2 fresh red chillies, deseeded
2 handfuls ripe red or yellow tomatoes
1 lemon
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
410 g tinned chickpeas, drained, or around 4 large handfuls of soaked and cooked chickpeas
1 handful fresh mint, chopped
1 handful fresh green or purple basil, finely ripped
100 g feta cheese

Chickpeas are pretty under-used in this country, to be honest. In places like Morocco, Italy and Spain they are prized like our Jersey new potato. Still, we have a lot more choice now than we used to have. If you go to a Spanish deli or specialist counter, you will generally be able to find jars of cooked chickpeas in water and these are the ones you want to make this salad really good. They should look a little plumper than tinned chickpeas but, of course, both tinned ones or dried ones can be used successfully. This salad is a great one for making up as you go along; you can use different spices, sun-dried tomatoes and spicy chorizo sausages, for instance.

First of all, finely slice your red onion. Once that’s done, finely slice your chillies then roughly chop your tomatoes, mixing them in with the onion and chillies. Scrape all of this, and the juice, into a bowl and dress with the juice of half a lemon and 3 tablespoons of good extra virgin olive oil. Season to taste. Heat the chickpeas in a pan, then add 90 per cent of them to the bowl. Mush up the remaining chickpeas and add these as well – they will give a nice creamy consistency. Allow to marinate for a little while and serve at room temperature.

Just as you’re ready to serve, give the salad a final dress with the fresh mint and basil. Taste one last time for seasoning – you may want to add the juice from your remaining lemon half at this point. Place on a nice serving dish and crumble over the feta cheese.

Whether it’s delicious vegetarian or best vegan recipes you’re after, or ideas for gluten or dairy-free dishes, you’ll find plenty here to inspire you. For more info on how we classify our lifestyle recipes please read our special diets fact sheet, or or for more information on how to plan your meals please see our special diets guidance.
 SUMMER TOMATO AND HORSERADISH SALADSummer Tomato Salad

 INGREDIENTS:
 4 large handfuls mixed tomatoes
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
extra virgin olive oil
good-quality red wine vinegar
½ clove garlic, grated
2 teaspoons fresh horseradish, grated, or jarred hot horseradish
1 small handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely sliced

For this salad it’s great to try and get a whole mixture of different tomatoes, at room temperature, nice and ripe. Let them sunbathe on the window ledge if need be! Try and get hold of fresh horseradish – give your greengrocer a challenge to get some in.

Cut the bigger tomatoes into slices about 1cm/½ inch thick. You can halve the cherry tomatoes or leave them whole. Then sprinkle them all with a good dusting of sea salt. Put them in a colander and leave them for 30 minutes. What’s going to happen here is that the salt will draw the excess moisture out of the tomatoes, intensifying their flavour. Don’t worry about the salad being too salty, as a lot of the salt drips away.

Place the tomatoes in a large bowl and dress with enough extra virgin olive oil to loosen (approximately 6 tablespoons), and 1–2 tablespoons of vinegar, but do add these to your own taste. Toss around and check for seasoning – you may or may not need salt but will certainly need pepper. Add the garlic. Now start to add the horseradish. Stir in a couple of teaspoons to begin with, toss around and taste. If you like it a bit hotter, add a bit more horseradish. All I do now is get some finely sliced flat-leaf parsley (stalks and leaves) and mix this into the tomatoes. Toss everything together and serve as a wonderful salad, making sure you mop up all the juices with some nice squashy bread.

This salad is fantastic with roast beef, goat’s cheese or jacket potatoes. And to be honest, even if you put these tomatoes in a roasting tray and roasted them with some sausages scattered around them it would be nice.

Whether it’s delicious vegetarian or vegan recipes you’re after, or ideas for gluten or dairy-free dishes, you’ll find plenty here to inspire you. For more info on how we classify our lifestyle recipes please read our special diets fact sheet, or or for more information on how to plan your meals please see our special diets guidance.

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SHOULD I PAY CASH OR LEASE?

This is a message from DIY Marquee finance partner which makes buying a marquee or a DIY Party Tent and Pop-Up DIY Marquee an easy option

 

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Gable offers a full range of equipment leasing and financial solutions which can offer many advantages over outright cash purchases for all businesses in the private and public sectors; from sole traders to local authorities.

Gable Asset Finance funds a diverse range of assets, for all shapes and sizes of business. The customer negotiates the purchase price of the asset then Gable Asset Finance arranges the right financial package. Quite often the facility is already in place, being part of a pre-negotiated credit line. Financing in this way allows you to let your equipment pay for itself over a period of time for a small monthly payment.

Financing equipment is becoming a popular way to start a business or to improve the cash flow within an existing business.

With little or no capital expenditure, many business owners have reaped good financial rewards, by utilizing tax efficient finance agreements.

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Corporate asset finance provides a solution to companies that are in need of new capital assets. Gable Asset Finance, one of the leading providers of corporate asset finance in the UK, offers several different types of funding that can help businesses secure the assets and equipment they so desperately require.

WHY LEASE?

Leasing is probably the most popular method of financing new equipment today. Virtually any item of equipment can be leased from a Sunbed to a total new refit i.e. from £1000 to several hundred thousand pounds.

SHOULD I PAY CASH OR LEASE?

You may be able to afford to buy the equipment outright, but before you make this decision you must consider the following:

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  2. Lease payments are the same throughout the lease contract. This means that increases in interest rates do not affect you and enables you to budget your cash flow more effectively.
  3. Leasing enables you to save your cash for other purchases such as new stock, staff training, advertising and new business opportunities.
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Appartement pour louer Londres et les environs – Locations Londres

Aquarium de Londres

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L’ aquarium de Londres a également appelé le Sea Life London Aquarium est situé sur la rive sud de la Tamise dans le centre de Londres , près du London Eye . Locations de vacances Londres déclare la rive sud de la Tamise est un domaine assez intéressant car il est parée de beaucoup de Londres intéressant et sites d’attraction touristique la plus inondées . Afin de rendre votre visite plus agréable tout en étant économiquement intrigué par beaucoup de choses que Londres a à offrir , Locations de vacances Londres recommande de visiter le London Eye , le pont du Millénaire et de la Tour de Londres, qui sont tous dans la région de la rive sud de la Tamise . La combinaison de ce qui précède par locations vacances londres centre centre est un tout à fait un mélange de lieux et sites à visiter à Londres .

Ouvert en 1997, le Sea Life London Aquarium est le plus grand aquarium de Londres que logé un approximatives 1 million de visiteurs chaque année . Quand il n’est pas en nous l’aquarium est ouvert au public les deux salles de classe à thème sur la conservation . Les salles de classe sont occupées par un approximatives étudiants 40 000 scolaires par an pour se renseigner sur la conservation aquarium . Les classes fonctionnent avec de nombreuses organisations de conservation telles que Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society , Save Our Seas , Shark Trust, Rainforest Concern , Terre Mer Ciel et du Pacifique Sud Projets . Les salles de classe éduquer les programmes de conservation et de reproduction compris le crocodile cubain , goodeids papillon hippocampes et des méduses . Une société de divertissement de premier plan appelé Merlin Entertainments a repris l’aquarium en 2008 – une entreprise qui domine le divertissement à l’O2 Arena , un autre site d’attraction – le plus grand divertissement arène Londres à Londres , qui Locations de vacances Londres recommande de visiter . Si l’on est un amoureux passionné de musique , location de vacances à londres suggère de visiter l’O2 Arena de la zone de divertissement à l’intérieur a un design et aspects architecturaux avec l’aide de tous les temps célèbre groupe U2 britannique.

En 2008 à l’achat de la Sea Life London Aquarium , Merlin Entertainments rénové l’aquarium pour £ 5,000,000 qui a été achevée en 2009 avec des ajouts . Les ajouts à l’aquarium étaient un nouveau tunnel sous-marin , Requin Walk, un réservoir océan Pacifique remanié et un détournement complet sous les soins de l’architecte Kay Eliiot . Sur sa réouverture l’attraction a été officiellement connue sous le nom Sea Life Centre .

En 2005 , l’Université d’Essex affiché trois robots poissons qui sont supposés être inspiré par la vitesse du thon , de l’accélération de brochet avec les compétences de navigation de l’anguille .

Le Sea Life Centre récemment visé est généralement ouvert 10 heures-19 heures tous les jours de la semaine . Le Sea Life Centre est idéal pour toute la famille sur une sortie qui va garder intrigué par les belles créatures de la mer . Les deux des attractions à l’intérieur de l’aquarium qui a reçu beaucoup de commentaires et délicieux commentaires est le requin Walk et les Penguins de ces enfants semblaient apprécier. Comme suggéré précédemment par Locations de vacances Londres que le London Eye à visiter qui peut s’avérer être une autre excitation sincère si vous avez des enfants. Le London Eye est une grande roue qui met en valeur des vues spectaculaires de Londres au sommet le plus haut de sa tour . En vérifiant sur ​​Quoi de neuf dans Londres section vous trouverez d’autres attractions touristiques similaires qui peuvent garder vos petits sur leurs orteils . Que peut- être réconfortant de coupler une visite pour les plus petits avec un hébergement confortable, propre et spacieuse location ? Les enfants peuvent être une poignée et les voyages avec les enfants peut être fastidieux donc les commodités sont besoin pour répondre à tous leurs désirs et des besoins . Locations de vacances Londres hébergement indépendant de spécification spacieuse et haute s’avérer idéal pour les enfants car il est l’épreuve des enfants , sûr, propre , spacieuse et apaisante pour les besoins de l’enfant . Exigences supplémentaires telles que d’un lit ou lit sont toujours disponibles à portée de main sur demande . Qu’il s’agisse d’un repas rapide ou la lessive fraîche – elle est disponible dans le confort de votre propre logement de restauration d’individu . Ainsi locations de vacances à Londres est un choix de répétition à bon nombre de nos clients réguliers dans le monde quand vous cherchez à louer un appartement à Londres . L’emplacement de l’hôtel Holiday Lets London est la couronne des avantages , comme la zone de tous les cinq locations de vacances complexes Londres est sûr , chic et très proche de la plupart des sites d’attraction touristique . L’utilisation de codes PIN d’entrée rend la sécurité plus satisfaisante et la réservation et de contrôle dans le processus facile et convivial.

Pour réserver une location de vacances à Londres les locations de vacances , locations vacances londres appeler la hotline Londres ou envoyez-nous un e-mail .

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Industrial Blowers USA

Searching for a company that repairs industrial equipment including Aerzen blowers USA, I came across IBS Blowers – Industrial Blower Services based in the UK serving the industry with Industrial Vacuum Services; impressively they have recently expanded and opened offices in America; for information about their global expansion view IBS Blowers UK and Industrial Blowers USA.

Amazingly not many companies these days offer anything for free however, IBS offer a FREE HEALTH CHECK for Industrial Vacuum Pumps they offer which is exactly the service our company requires from time to time. I completed the quick and easy form and within no time at all, assistance for the Free Health Check was on offer.

No hidden costs involved or any pressure a genuine offer from IBS Blowers – take advantage you have nothing to lose.

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Lodge Brothers have over 39 branches throughout the UK serving the community

Lodge Brothers have a large range of products and services such as memorials, lawn memorials, pre paid funeral plans, floral arrangements and much more throughout all of their 39 branches including Memorials BrentfordMemorials Byfleet and Memorials Calne.

Hounslow Rotary Club Raise Funds for Polio at The Worlds Greatest Meal
The World's Greatest Meal Hounslow Rotary

Hounslow Rotary Club recently held a meal at the Mirsch Masala Indian Restaurant in Hounslow to help raise funds to eradicate Polio world-wide.

District Manager and Hounslow Rotary Club President Quentin Edgington, said, “This was a great evening to help raise funds to eradicate Polio. We raised £193 which will be trebled to £579, thanks to the Bill Gates Foundation.”

Photo shows L to R Marcel Marken President of Cheam Rotary Club, Quentin Edgington Lodge Brothers District Manager and President of Hounslow Rotary Club and Dr.Mumtaz Ali, Owner of the Restaurant and a member of Hounslow Rotary Club.

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Sexual healing is liberating and exciting

Why Is There A Need For An Alternative Model To A Brothel?

In 1994 Mal Weeraratne founded the first Tantra Temple model in the UK, this was a center where sexually wounded and disenfranchised could seek healing. This was a place where issues such as childhood abuse, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, sexual trauma, and intimacy issues could all be addressed and healed. This was a not-for-profit business and one that was founded to address the issue of sexual healing. However, it was branded a brothel and forced to shut down by the English Authorities.

What Mal had set up was a Tantric Temple Model that offered men the opportunity to be healed and was an alternative to visiting a prostitute.It is currently estimated that 80,000 people working on the streets that are involved in prostitution in the UK (Kinnell 1999 -many experts believe the number to be far higher now and Mal believes there are over 500,000 prostitutes working in the UK, on the street, working from home, brothels, massage parlous and in Escort agencies). Worryingly statistics tell us that up to 5,000 children may be involved in prostitution at any one time, with a female to male ratio of four to one. [Home Office (2004), Paying the price]. These figures are from official statistics and it is probable that the true figures of those involved in prostitution are far higher.

In London alone, there are 2,000 brothels, all of which employ immigrant labour – as much as 80 per cent in some cases and with much of it being illegal. There are many issues that surround prostitution including abuse, sexually transmitted disease, trafficking, drugs, underage girls and poor working conditions. Women and children abused in prostitution experience severe and long lasting physical and mental health problems. Prostitution is harmful to the prostitute as constantly submitting to unwanted sex is very damaging to women’s mental health, self-esteem and sexuality and often leads to the need to disassociate – through taking drugs and/or alcohol.  Whatever the reason for women entering prostitution, her drug and alcohol dependency is likely to increase. Prostitution also has an impact on family life, for families where women become involved, and also families of the men who buy sex including health risks and loss of income. It is fair to conclude that the model of prostitution that currently exists in the UK is far from ideal and whilst it is an industry in demand it is one that does not protect its workers or resolve the issues of the men that seek their services.

According to research nearly 1 in 10 UK men visit prostitutes (university College London and Home Office), however, due to the secretive and illegal nature of visiting prostitutes and brothels, it is difficult to gain accurate statistics and it is thought that most men visit or seek the services of a sex worker at some stage in their life. Mal explains that many men visiting prostitutes need healing and are searching for solutions to their emotional pain and sexual dysfunction, he goes on to explain that they will not find these answers at a brothel as they need deep healing work. Indeed the research from PRE concluded many men got nothing but a ‘bad feeling’ from visiting prostitutes.

Mal explains that if‘damaged’ men, i.e. men that have been abused, sexually traumatized or have been emotionally deprived are likely to experience sexual blockages. Mal explains that emotional deprivation including the absence of breast feeding or sufficient breast feeding as a baby can cause men to experience emotional difficulties in adulthood. Therapist Kimberly Moffit confirmed that breastfeeding has psychological benefits, including increased cognitive development. Studies also demonstrate that breastfed children are less likely to have behavioral problems, and more likely to have higher IQs. According to widely accepted research, the bond babies develop with their mothers due to breastfeeding leads to better emotional development and stability.(1)The act of breastfeeding and the skin-to-skin contact involved releases the hormones serotonin and Oxycontin in both the mom and baby, which encourages a strong emotional bond between them. (2) furthermore, breastfed children are protected against mental health problems (3,4) and addictions.(5) They tend to be higher in intelligence (6,7) and more emotionally secure than children who were not breastfed.(8)

It follows that boys who are rejected by their mother’s or are deprived of touch from their family go onto lack security, confidence, love and intimacy. The importance of touch and the power of touch should not be dismissed or underestimated. We begin receiving tactile signals whilst still in the womb, with the vibration of a mother’s heartbeat being amplified by amniotic fluid. Professor Peter Andersen, author of ‘Nonverbal Communication: Forms and Functions, explains that touch is important in the relationship between children and caregivers, he says, “It’s an essential channel of communication with caregivers for a child,”. The skill of non-verbal communication through touch is essential for bonding and if this is not learned at an early then it can cause problems in the forming of relationships and in expressing emotion.

Similarly, the lack of a father in the family unit or parental abandonment has serious consequences on the development of a boy. Boys that don’t have a father figure actively involved in their life are more likely to suffer from depression, withdrawal, feelings of social and physical inadequacy and to get bullied.

Boys who don’t receive enough attention, time, acceptance, encouragement, tenderness, discipline, stability, security, guidance, love or wisdom from their parents and caregivers as children are more likely to suffer from mental health issues including anxiety, aggression, withdrawal and impulse control and mood disorders. Research also shows that these boys will often encounter difficulties forming peer relationship will have a higher risk of depression and suicide risk. Furthermore they will go on to have problems establishing loving relationships with girls and are more likely to form addictions, serve prison sentences or get in trouble with the law. In short these boys can grow up to be violent with stagnant anger emotions stored. If these blockages are not treated they can go on to pose a threat to society, by becoming child abusers, committing domestic violence, raping etc., indeed the study by PRE supports this view with the study recording nearly one-half of the sex buyers stating that rape happens because men get sexually carried away (47%) or their sex drive gets “out of control” (48%). Sixteen per cent stating that they would rape a woman if they could be assured that they would not be caught. Acknowledging their sexually coercive behaviors with non-prostitute women, 37% told us that they had tricked non-prostituting women into having sex by lying to them.

It seems that the old myth that brothels stop rape is not true and that  in the wake of The Savile scandal that shocked the nation, and a rise in reports of sexual abuse that is  consistent with sharp jumps in reports of physical attacks on children and the statistics of domestic violence failing to fall coupled with the fact that statistics only tell the story of those cases reported; it seems more important than ever that we need a way of stopping men from committing these terrible crimes and creating more victims that continue the cycle of abuse. Mal strongly believes that Tantric healing is the solution to breaking this cycle of abuse. However his views and beliefs have seen him encounter a prison cell whilst serving a sentence for living off  immoral earnings, despite the fact he never took a penny profit.

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Weekend getaway fun!

Exploring the countryside is the best way of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. You can explore the many beautiful walks or take your bicycle and explore the woods. Imagine spending the entire weekend in pure bliss of the countryside, we have found a beautiful tranquil Bed and Breakfast Surrey in the heart of the countryside set on a farm.

The large comfortable spacious rooms on offer have tea/coffee facilities, Wi-Fi and all the mod cons in the room. I was impressed with the scrumptious home cooked meals and full English breakfast. We were greeted by friendly hosts who immediately made us feel at home offering us the option of a n evening meal. They were knowledgeable of the area and assisted us with the planning of our cycle routes.

We will definitely be visiting bed and breakfast Dunsfold for a weekend away soon next time returning with our children. It’s the bestBed and Breakfast West Sussex that’s around.

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Beautiful new look from the expert architects in London

Architects have studied for many years however they don’t learn to be passionate about being an architect; passion can’t be taught it is something that sets people apart in the industry. When dealing with DBLO Associates the one thing that was most noticeable is how very passionate they are about their projects they work on and the people they work with. Their clients are treated like they are the only client with superb professionalism taking into account the clients requirements, budget and timing.

 

Dblo Associates have designed some well-known buildings in and around London making sure their work is always of exceptional standard. Brilliant architects Kensington and architects Holland Park are not always easy to find but rest assured if you chose dblo Associates you won’t go wrong, in fact you will soon find yourself recommending them to colleagues and friends alike.

Do some research when requiring the services of well-known good architects around London and you will soon discover that the name dblo Associates will be recommended time and time again.

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Choose the right friend to accompany you on a date

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Dukes of Daisy have a great Rent a Friend service London whereby you can go online and choose the type of escort you would like to be your guest or date. You can choose their physical attributes and their personality type… if you would like a fun blonde escort London or a brunette or someone serious or humorous… there is someone for everyone.

rent a friend service  is exactly that! It’s renting a friend to be your date for a party, business dinner, wedding or a movie so you won’t be going on your own. Whether you are going on a date, dinner date, a movie, weekend away, a wedding or a work function.

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