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Fortnightly Feed: THAI SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

Happy Thanksgiving!Pumpkins are in abundance this time of year. Here is a quick and delicious recipe for a winter warming soup to use up your leftover pumpkin. It can be made in advance and freezes really well.Thai Spiced Pumpkin Soup.Your leftover pumpkin (raw or cooked)1 medium sized onion2 cloves garlic2 tsp of Red Thai Curry Paste1 400g can of coconut milkCut your pumpkin in half, remove the seeds, and place on a roasting tray.

November 22, 2018 12:00 am

Fortnightly Feed: ZUCCA FRITTA ALLA SICILIANA – Sicilian Fried Pumpkin

Summer is over and suddenly Autumn is here. Today’s fortnightly feed draws from the new season’s pumpkin. Pumpkin is a very popular side dish in Italy and this recipe, translated from an old recipe book Il Talismano della Felicità, is simple, quick and easy to make this weekend. ZUCCA FRITTA ALLA SICILIANA from ‘Il Talismano della Felicità’ by Ada Boni Sicilian Fried PumpkinFor 6 people: 1 kg yellow pumpkin, vinegar, sugar, a few mint leaves, ...

September 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Unlock your potential through studying languages

With Welcome Week on the horizon for Freshers all over the UK, let’s discuss the benefits of studying a language at university. Even if you aren’t doing a language degree, you will probably still have the choice to pick up a language module. As an enthusiastic linguist, I may be bias, but I really believe that the benefits of studying a language at any level are infinite.

September 18, 2018 12:05 pm

Savoir Faire: Knowing your target audience.

Sometimes it seems like the internet can read your mind. We all search for various topics in search engines. No sooner has the text flown off into cyber-space, do adverts and suggestions appear as if by magic.

September 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Fortnightly Feed: French Flavours

Ratatouille – this simple vegetarian dish is a favourite with everyone.With the British summer coming to an end *sniff*, this light but warming dish is perfect for this weekend. Ingredients2 aubergines4 small courgettes2 red peppers4 large tomatoes4 tbsp olive oil2 onions, chopped2 garlic cloves, crushed½ tsp sugarSalt and freshly ground black pepperSmall bunch basil, roughly tornMethodCut the aubergines into quarters lengthways, then cut the quarters into 2.5cm/1in slices. Cut the courgettes in...

August 24, 2018 4:10 pm

Cheer up it’s Monday

WS Translations congratulates Adam Rowe, the winner of Dave’s funniest joke of the Edinburgh #fringe: "Working at the Jobcentre has to be a tense job - knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day." Sometimes idiomatic and comedic language works and other times it doesn’t. The divide between the U.K. and Europe is not as wide as you think, certainly where humour is concerned as this article from the New York Times illustrates.

August 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Locker Room Language

The second weekend of Premiership football is about to kick off. We’ve been looking at Locker Room Language and how the teams communicate. The common perception is perhaps best represented in this well-known Paul Whitehouse sketch.

August 17, 2018 4:50 pm

Twitter Tuesday: Tuesday Thoughts

It’s no surprise that ‘Tuesday Thoughts’ takes one of the top spots on Twitter’s trending every week. We all know we don’t like Mondays but Tuesday might be even worse! With four days until the weekend, we all need that little bit of motivation to get us through the week.

August 14, 2018 11:00 am

Fortnightly feed: Cold comfort food for hot weather.

With the return of the hot weather, here is some cold comfort food! Have you tried putting some fennel in a salad? This is a simple summer salad, with a lovely scent and packed with flavour.

August 13, 2018 4:15 pm

Black Saturday and White grapes: The insider’s guide to a Brit’s French holiday.

Black Saturday is traditionally the first Saturday in August and is the day to avoid travelling on major French roads as it coincides with ‘Les jours de grand depart’…or not, as is often the case. This year the dreaded day is Saturday 4th August although you are advised to avoid travelling on any Saturday from late July through August and if you must, choose a day mid-week or Sunday.The places to avoid are around Paris, of course, but also routes south from Lyon and Bordeaux. ...

August 3, 2018 11:55 am