Pancake Day Recipes from TLH

Shrove Tuesday falls on the 25th February this year and more commonly known as Pancake Day. It is the cause of panic buying eggs, flour and milk and frantically reminding yourself of that rarely used pancake recipe! The celebration is rooted in religion and is always on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. This is the first day of Lent, a period of fasting and absolving for our sins or, for the less religious amongst you, a good reason to to give up chocolate and lose a few pounds. Continue reading “Pancake Day Recipes from TLH”

TLH’s Favourite Recipes for Christmas Leftovers – part 2

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TLH Toorak Head Chef – Nick Coombes

Next in the spot-light for our December “foodie” line-up is Nick Coombes, head chef at the TLH Toorak Hotel. When I asked Nick to come up with some ideas for using up Christmas leftovers, I wasn’t expecting him to top the list with a recipe using the controversial Brussels sprout. However, now the BBC have adopted “Sprout Boy” as part of their promotional campaign for this year’s Christmas viewing, Nick is completely on trend with his Creamy Green Sprout and Horseradish Soup, which is absolutely delicious. Continue reading “TLH’s Favourite Recipes for Christmas Leftovers – part 2”

Ballroom Tango and Argentine Tango?

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Learn to Tango

What is it about Latin American dancing that makes it sound so glamorous, especially the tango? For me, mention ”tango” and I can immediately picture couples dancing under foreign skies in a close embrace on warm, dusky evenings to sultry sounding music. OK, so I might be getting a bit carried away. And this is where I must admit that as a novice I get quite muddled as I struggle to tell the difference between ballroom tango and Argentine tango. Continue reading “Ballroom Tango and Argentine Tango?”

6 Reasons Why Dancing Is Good For You

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Dancing in Torquay

It’s that time of the year again where our Saturday nights and living rooms are transformed into a sea of celebrity dancing. Yes, Strictly Come Dancing will be back on our screens before you can say ‘X Factor versus Strictly ratings war’.

Dancing of all types certainly seems to have had a resurgence in recent years and programmes such as Strictly and Got To Dance have helped fuel the flames. But why has it become so popular? What inspires anyone to take to the dance floor?

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