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Paddy Singh´s Birthday Bash

Paddy Singh’s birthday bash for clients old and new

PADDY SINGH'S are inviting clients old and new to join them on Wednesday 4 October for a special party to celebrate Allen's birthday and his fantastic recovery after a recent major operation. There will...
Everyday vegetable soup

Everyday vegetable soup

DID you over-indulge this summer? With family and friends visiting, the barbecue sizzling and the drinks flowing, it’s normal to feel a bit ‘full’ come the end of the season. If you’re considering a detox...
Steven Saunders - in trademark trilby

Steven Saunders: One of the most welcoming chefs in Spain

ONE of the first of the ‘celebrity chefs’ is offering fine dining in both La Cala de Mijas and Marbella alongside his charming business partner and wife Michele. Steven Saunders had a dream of becoming...
Big breakfasts help weight loss

Big breakfasts help weight loss

ONE thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intake. While this may seem like a good idea to lose weight, research proves otherwise. In fact, eating a big breakfast...

RTN Recipes: Fruited curry chicken salad, courgette lasagna, rum bananas

Fruited curry chicken salad Ingredients 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cooked and diced, 1 stalk celery, chopped, ½ onion, chopped, 1 small apple - peeled, cored and chopped, 1/3 cup golden raisins, 1/3 cup...
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Shakira Indian Restaurants – serving the Costa Blanca since 2001

RESTAURANTS of all kinds on the Costa Blanca come and go, but the group of SHAKIRA Indian Restaurants – now into their 17th year – repeat their commitment to go nowhere and continue to...
RTN RECIPES - ISSUE 933 - APPLE CRUMBLE SUNDAE

RTN Recipes: Apple Crumble Sundae – Watermelon, Prawn and Avocado Salad – Chicken, Sweet...

Apple Crumble Sundae Ingredients 2 tbsp butter, 4 Granny Smiths apples, cored and diced, 1 tsp ground cinnamon,      2 tbsp light brown sugar, 8 scoops vanilla ice cream, 2 ginger nuts biscuits, crushed Preparation Preparation time – 10...
Less alcohol doesn’t mean less quality

Less alcohol doesn’t mean less quality

THE LOWER the alcohol percentage of the wine that you drink, the less you’ll feel the consequences the following day.  Low alcohol wines can be a wise choice, but are there any real benefits? Most...
RTN RECIPES - ISSUE 931 - GREEN PEA & MINT SOUP

RTN Recipes: Green Pea & Mint Soup, Lamb Kabobs, Lemon & Ginger Dressing

Green Pea and Mint Soup  Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter, 4 green onions, chopped, 1 pound frozen or fresh green peas, 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth or stock, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves,, 2 1/2 cups...
Butter Chicken

Butterchicken recipe – The Pub, Formentera

PreperationTime :5 mins Cooking Time : 25 mins Serves 4 Ingredients 80g butter 1 medium brown onion (150g), finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 3 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons garam masala 2 teaspoons ground coriander ½ teaspoon chilli powder 1 cinnamon stick 2 tablespoons white...
Four coffees a day keeps the doctor away

Four coffees a day keeps the doctor away

ACCORDING to a Spanish study drinking four cups of coffee a day will make you live longer. 20,000 middle-aged people took part in the major study. It was found that those who drank coffee regularly...
CHOCOLATE BAR REACHES ITS PEAK

Chocolate bar reaches its peak

BUDGET retail chain Poundland is set to argue in the UK courts that Toblerone reduced the value of its trade mark when it redesigned its famous chocolate bar last year. Poundland announced in June that...

Modern British kids have more adventurous food tastes

MODERN British kids have eaten curry by the age of five, mussels by the age of six – and sushi by the age of seven, according to a new poll. New research amongst British parents...
Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice, Mister …?

ON AN all-inclusive holiday, staying in a small two star hotel on the island of Mauritius a few years ago, I discovered a new drink. Or, to be exact, it discovered me, as every time...
Foodie heaven on the Marina Alta

Foodie festival on the Marina Alta

DENIA and the Valencian Tourism Agency have collaborated to organise the first D*NA gastronomy festival from September 30 to October 1. The festival aims to bring together prestigious chefs and experts to explore today’s Mediterranean...
NOT A CHEAP SHOT

Macallan whisky, not a cheap shot

ACCORDING to experts, the €8,670 measure of Macallan 1878 vintage Scotch whisky bought at a St Moritz hotel was a fake. The unnamed Chinese guest paid CHF9,999 (€8,670) for a 2cl measure of the single...
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RTN Recipes – Grapefruit and Avocado Salad, Baked Dijon salmon & Pork Chops with...

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad Ingredients 4 large grapefruit, peeled and sectioned, 4 avocados - peeled, pitted, and sliced, 1/3 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey, salt and cracked...

For something different….

PADDY Singh’s has been established for 10 years and was built by owner Allen Donaghy and friends. Allen has owned successful bars and hotels in England for 30 years but came to Spain to retire...
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The Wright Plaice to go in Spain

THE SURNAME Wright has become synonymous in the Costa Blanca with high quality food and this special tradition has now transferred to La Cala de Mijas. Edward Wright who has run a number of different...
The Pub - Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed sweet potato melt – ´The Pub´

Ingredients:   4 sweet potatoes Taleggio cheese or brie can be used 6 large onions brown sugar vegetable Oil splash white wine sprinkling of dried thyme sprigs of parsley to garnish   Method: Put the potatoes in a preheated oven for about 30-40 mins, test with...
Slim4Life

Success with permanent weight loss in Torrevieja with Slim4Life

Slim4Life.es has been awarded an authorised Exante distributorship in Spain and is proud to announce that Exante Meal Replacement products- the UK’s leading WEIGHT REDUCTION/Slimming products are now available here.  This also includes Personal...
RTN RECIPES - ISSUE 928 - WHISKEY STEAK

RTN Recipes – Whiskey Steak and Cherry Cloud

Whiskey steak Ingredients 2 pounds beef steak, 1 inch thick, salt and pepper to taste, 2 cloves garlic, crushed, 1/3 cup sweet-hot mustard, 4 slices bacon, 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed, 3 tablespoons chopped...

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Book Review: The Black Book by James Patterson & David Ellis

BILLY HARNEY was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy...
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Help At Home needs your help!

HAH is a fully registered local charity made up of caring members of the local community around the Mar Menor in Spain. They are...
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To the rescue, eagle stuck in tree in Javea

JAVEA’S emergency services rescued an eagle trapped in a pine tree in the Cap Marti area. A neighbour reported the large bird being stuck in...
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Glorious weather but where’s the wind?

FOR the fifth week running no wind and a flat calm Mar Menor greeted the SAMM competitors as they arrived for the racing on...
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Airport passenger numbers taking off

IN the same week that Alicante-Elche Airport announced growing passenger numbers and breaking all previous records, Murcia-San Javier has smashed some records of their...
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Put a Sock in it

I WAS admiring shirts in one of the ubiquitous sales at Zenia Boulevard the other day, when the Princess, fresh from her own browsing,...
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Islas Marianas – It’s electrifying

THE FIRST stage of power line works in the Islas Marianas area are complete. The mayor of Infrastructures, Jose Carlos Martin announced Endesa will start...
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How pets cope with loss

HAVE you ever wondered what happens to a pet when they lose their human or animal companion? Do pets grieve? Like humans, pets too show signs...
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Young piano star wows crowd in Teulada-Moraira

THE Teulada-Moraira Auditori was alive last weekend as it played host to the International Piano Festival. The festival welcomed 18-year-old Carlos Santo Martinez back to Spain...
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Bad beauty tips NOT to follow…

LEAVE these beauty tips where they belong: in the past. DON’T Heat up your eyelash curler with a hair dryer. This seems like a great idea in...
'Best Gluten Free Restaurant' is on the Marina Alta

‘Best Gluten Free Restaurant’ is on the Marina Alta

A RESTAURANT in Javea has been named the ‘Best Gluten Free Restaurant in the Valencian Region’ by FACE (Federation of Celiac Associations in Spain). RestauranteSur,...
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Grumpy old man

WHAT could be more pleasant than holidaying on the shores of Golden Pond, New England as cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer and his conciliatory wife...
Marbella Mayor agrees €17.8 million project

Marbella Mayor agrees €17.8 million project to beat traffic jams

DESPITE the building of the tunnel under San Pedro Alcantara in an effort to reduce delays, the problem of traffic jams between the town...