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Retreat East – a sustainable rural escape

Hotel Designs Retreat East – a sustainable rural escape Retreat East – a sustainable rural escape In the era of the ‘staycation’, it is time to Retreat East, and discover this unique rural project combining luxury with family-friendly accommodation, all set around a 16th-century farmhouse with a restorative ethos at its heart… Retreat East, set on a former dairy farm amidst quiet, bucolic fields near the old Roman settlement of Coddenham, is the result of the vision and hard work of architect Dominic Richards. Richards a graduate of The Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture, has been coming to the Suffolk countryside for years as an antidote to urban stress. When a rundown farm close to his home came up...

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Beef Shabu-Shabu Salad with Kurozu Dressing

Beef Shabu-shabu Salad is a main course salad with a plenty of protein in it. It is similar to Pork Shabu-shabu Salad, but the use of beef slices makes this salad a little bit more luxurious than the pork version. Well, it is considered to be so, at least in Japan, where the cost of beef is much higher than other meats. As indicated in Shabu-shabu Hotpot, the typical dipping sauces served with shabu-shabu are sesame sauce and ponzu sauce. I made sesame dressing for my Pork Shabu-Shabu Salad. But today, I will show you a vinegar-based dressing, which is a bit different to ponzu dressing. The secret ingredient used for this dressing is kurozu (黒酢, Japanese black vinegar). About...

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Grilled Asian Garlic Steak Skewers

Grilled Asian Garlic Steak Skewers are marinated in a delicious Asian garlic sesame sauce and grilled to tender and juicy perfection.  Perfect for any BBQ or gathering! Great grill meals for outdoor entertaining are a must at my house.  When I am in the mood for steak with delicious Asian flavors, I also love Grilled Flank Steak with Asian Marinade because it is unbelievably good! A Reader’s Review Excellent! Juicy and perfectly seasoned! -Chloe Grilled Asian Garlic Steak Skewers Ok, ok I admit that I have a bit of an obsession with Asian foods. But this recipe was FANTASTIC! Anything that involves soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil is an instant favorite in my book. This recipe was simple to...

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mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches with california avocado

This post was created in partnership with The California Avocado Commission. All opinions are our own. Hurry, hurry! Step right up, and welcome to the annual Husbands’ Summer Fair. Our celebrated festival has become world-renowned for its thrilling rides, entertaining games, and grand prizes. But the real reason we continue to attract millions of guests from around the globe is our marvelous menu, where you’ll discover the most palatable plates on the planet—stellar snacks, mouthwatering meals, and delectable desserts. This year we’re featuring something stupendous: a sweet treat that’s guaranteed to beat this grueling heat. If you like ice cream and cookies and chocolate and mint, this recipe is for you. Introducing our Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches with...

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Friday Feature Romance Meets Outdoor Dining

Friday Features’ Guest talks about Spring time, romance, and cooking by Sloane Taylor Spring is an amazing time of year and my favorite because that’s when the Earth comes alive. All sorts of beautiful things happen. Trees are budding, tender plants push through the ground, and romance is in the air and warm weather is just a few weeks away. I am a romantic through and through. Always have been and with any luck I always will be. Romance is much more than a quick trip to tangle the sheets. It is about being with someone you love and doing little things to show them how much they mean to you. In my case I cook because I love it....

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