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Veggie Sausage Rolls

Ingredients : 3 sheets puff pastry, thawed 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves 1 swede, grated 1 large potato, grated 1 large carrot, grated 1 large zucchini, grated 1 can cannellini beans (or your favourite beans), drained and…
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Hazelnut-Praline Torte

servings: 12 Ingredients   1 1/4 cups hazelnuts, toasted, finely ground 1 3/4 cups walnuts, toasted, finely ground 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted, plus more for dusting 9 large eggs, separated, room temperature 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 3/4 cup…
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Chocolate Peanut-Butter Hedgehog Truffles

The truffles can be made up to a week ahead and stored in a single layer, covered, in the refrigerator. prep: 1 hour 10 mins total time: 3 hours 40 mins yield: Makes about 60 truffles        …
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Caprese Salad

Prep Time 20min   We serve mozzarella and tomatoes with a loaf of crusty bread and/or a couple of ears of local corn and call it dinner. The amounts here are approximate: Everyone in my family eats a large tomato and…
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How Scientists Are Learning To Shape Our Memory

Down Memory Lane  The human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons and can store about 2.5 petabytes of information. But where you put your keys last night? The answer is always suspiciously unavailable.  Sam Kaplan Roadside bombs, childhood abuse, car accidents—they…
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Countdown to the galactic census

On 19 December 2013, Europe's billion-star surveyor is due to be launched into space where it will embark on its mission to create a highly accurate 3D map of our galaxy. By repeatedly observing a billion stars, with its billion-pixel…
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Easy Exercise for Teens

Finding it hard to fit in fitness? Just getting through a day of school and after-school commitments can leave most of us wondering where to find time — and if all the running around we do counts as exercise. (It…
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Pop Tabs Bag

   We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a great feeling of liberation that comes after shedding old stuff….
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