Will Torrent discusses the perfect afternoon tea

first_imgTo celebrate the launch of the book, Torrent created two limited-edition patisserie treats with The Tea Room at Harrods. He also recently gave a tutorial on YouTube in which he demonstrated two sandwich recipes from the book and showed some key tips bakers can use to give their own wares a classy twist:1: Flavour your butter.For his smoked salmon sandwich, Torrent added lemon to his butter for a fresh kick. Meanwhile, to his cucumber sandwich butter he added Yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit he described as a cross between a lemon, a grapefruit and a lime, which lends the sandwiches an earthy flavour.2: Pickle your cucumber.If you are bored by the taste of regular cucumber, Torrent advises lightly pickling wafer thin slices in cider vinegar. He warns against leaving the cucumber in the vinegar for too long, however, and over-pickling it.3: Presentation is everything.To get a professional, afternoon tea-style finish, Torrent says the crusts must be removed from the sandwiches before they are sliced into elegant fingers. Celebrated pastry chef Will Torrent recently launched his third recipe book, Afternoon Tea at Home, and British Baker went along to find out more.The book features 80 recipes covering everything from classics such as vanilla shortbread to more adventurous offerings including friands made with matcha tea, a powdered green tea from China and Japan. Published by Ryland Peters & Small for an RRP of £19.99, it follows Torrent’s previous titles Patisserie at Home and Chocolate at Home.British Baker caught up with Torrent at the launch event at St George’s Church, Holborn, London to talk about the book and what inspires him.last_img read more

Quinta do Lago training camps are recipe for success for England’s elite

first_img23 Apr 2015 Quinta do Lago training camps are recipe for success for England’s elite Quinta do Lago’s reputation as one of Europe’s premier golf destinations has received a ringing endorsement after the famous Portuguese resort completed a successful winter of hosting England Golf’s national squads. After signing an exclusive four-year deal to become England Golf’s new winter training base last autumn, Quinta do Lago staged a series of five and seven-day training camps for its men’s, ladies, boys and girls elite squads between January and March. The primary focus of the warm-weather breaks was to work on improving each player’s scoring skills, with squad members being put through a series of daily activities and practising on Quinta do Lago’s championship courses and Paul McGinley Golf Academy – the only one in Europe. Players also had the chance to enjoy the resort’s array of other five-star facilities and England Golf’s  coaches were unanimous in hailing the camps as an overwhelming success. Scott Godfrey, coach of the England Girls’ Squad, said: “The players certainly benefitted from their week at the resort.  Being able to practice in warm weather and playing on green surfaces as good as Quinta do Lago was a massive advantage for us so early in the year. “Our camp was very much centred around performance skill testing and competitive play on the course.  Having great facilities enabled the squad to achieve this. “The North Course was in fantastic condition and was a great test for our players, challenging them in every discipline of the game. The Paul McGinley Academy provided a great base for the players to work on their games.  Each member of the squad utilised the short game area which challenges you with a great variety of shots. “Quinta do Lago is a fantastic resort and provided everything we needed.  The staff supported us in anything we required and the facility and courses are world class.” Featuring three 18-hole championship courses – including its widely acclaimed, award-winning North Course – outstanding practice facilities at its Paul McGinley Academy, a TaylorMade Performance Centre and extensive leisure activities and facilities, Quinta do Lago has everything needed to guarantee a first-class golf experience. As well as working on swing techniques, daily activities for the players included sessions on fitness, the short game, wedge play, ball-flight control, game management and the mental side of the game. Graham Walker, coach of the England Men’s Squad, added: “I found Quinta do Lago a very welcoming venue with excellent facilities. The courses were in top class condition for the benefit of all the players, and the real strength of the resort was that we could set up challenges on the golf course. “It was a great benefit to be able to play and practice on championship-standard courses throughout the winter. “The courses were a pleasure to play and all the players enjoyed them. The other facilities at Quinta do Lago including the food were top of the range and the staff were very accommodating, allowing us to concentrate on our work.” Under the terms of the four-year agreement, England Golf squads will stay at Quinta do Lago each winter  and use its driving range and practice facilities, as well as having access to both the South and North courses. In addition, each group will also utilise the swing analysis with a launch monitor, biomechanics golf fitness training sessions whilst being fully catered for with a daily breakfast and lunch also provided. The England Golf National Performance Programme supports around 50 of the best amateur players within the England national squads and a further talented 160 players within boys and girls regional squads. This programme aims to support players to break into the top 10 of the World Amateur World Golf Rankings and to transition into the professional ranks, following in the footsteps of successful amateurs such as Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Charlie Hull. Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of European golf for more than four decades with three 18-hole championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy, a state-of-the-art TaylorMade Performance Centre and new short game area. Away from the fairways, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied, with events, tennis, cycling and watersports just some of the extensive leisure activities available. For further information on Quinta do Lago and its facilities visit www.quintadolago.com Image (copyright England Golf): England Golf men’s squad players Michael Saunders (left) and Ashley Chesters.last_img read more

DaCosta now winningest trainer in local history

first_imgIt could aptly be described as Wayne DaCosta Day at Caymanas Park yesterday, with the 15-time champion trainer becoming the winningest trainer in Jamaica at 1,951, surpassing 14-time champion Philip Feanny and posting ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM to win the grade one feature over 1820 metres for the Legal Light Trophy.Having equalled Feanny’s record with DYSFUNCTIONAL the previous Saturday, it was always on the cards that DaCosta would become sole owner of the record with as many as seven runners on the programme.driving finishThis was achieved by the howling 2-5 favourite, SUPER COP who made all under four-time champion Omar Walker to win in a driving finish from 13-1 outsider HONEY DARLIN, who, significantly is trained by Feanny, the man whose record he was surpassing.”This is a very happy moment for me, a moment worth waiting for,” said the 60-year-old trainer. “The race is now on to see whether I can break the 2,000 barrier this year.”Later in the afternoon, DaCosta and Walker teamed up to win the Legal Light Trophy with Derrick Smith’s SEEKING MY DREAM, who equalled the stakes record time of 1:55.2 set by the outstanding MIRACLE MAN in April 2006.Installed a 4-5 favourite, the classy 4-y-o colt won by five lengths from the American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN.SIMPLY MAGIC CUPMeanwhile, three recent winners will come face to face in the inaugural running of the Simply Magic Cup over 1,820 metres today, this in honour of the classy 3-y-o filly who emerged the first of her sex to win the Triple Crown at Caymanas Park in 2002.Eight native bred three-year-olds (non-winners of two) have been declared and, after careful examination of their chances, I believe it will come down to a straight fight between the lightly raced pair of DR. TRAIN and MY WAY, both contrasting winners last time out.True to his name, the Harry Parsard-trained DR. TRAIN finished like a runaway train to win in a blanket finish over 1,300 metres on his third outing on March 28 and, if anything, will be seen to better advantage over this longer distance, especially with the stretch running jockey Aaron Chatrie aboard.While respecting the chances of DR. TRAIN, however, preference is for MY WAY, who impressed in a fast-time win over the straight on April 13 when having his second outing. Four-time champion jockey Omar Walker again has the ride from the convenient mark of 52.5kg.The chestnut gelding from the stable of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta went gate to wire in winning by 41/2 lengths recently and, having impressed at exercise since, galloping 5 1/2 furlong in a brisk 1:07.2 by 1:01.0, should steal a march on rivals leaving the half mile and stave off the fast-finishing DR. TRAIN.Others such as MR. DOITBETTA and THE PROMISE LAND, both winners over two turns in recent months, should run well enough to complete the superfecta.Other firm fancies on the nine-race programme are WINESHA, to resume winning ways in the first race over the straight, BONGO KING in the third, SIR BIGGS in the fifth, and UNCLE CHUBBY in the ninth and final.last_img read more

Schools spared payback of funds

first_imgAssembly Bill 2947 would have required districts to repay the state for part of the cost of constructing special education classrooms that were built with 100 percent state funding given to the Los Angeles County Office of Education when it ran the programs. Fourteen school districts in the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys apparently will not have to reimburse the state up to $15 million for the construction of special education classrooms. Officials had feared a new law would unfairly penalize the districts for taking over the operation of special education programs for severely disabled students several years ago from Los Angeles County. But after nine local schools superintendents went to Sacramento to discuss the law, state officials assured them the law would not be applied retroactively. “The trip was effective. It was important to make. There was power in the room and they listened to us,” said Lori Ordway-Peck, deputy superintendent of the Palmdale School District, which stood to lose $6 million to $10 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Golola, Semata to face off in October

first_imgGolola Moses (left) and Umar Semata (right) pose for a photo at Mt Zion hotel on Tuesday (Photos by Shaban Lubega)Kick-boxingGolola Moses vs Umar SemataFreedom City, NamasubaSaturday, 13-10-2018The much anticipated kick-boxing fight between Golola ‘Of Uganda’ Moses and Umar Ssemata has finally been set.It will happen on Saturday the 13th of October 2018 at Freedom City in namasuba.This was confirmed on Tuesday morning at Mt Zion hotel at the pre-launch of the fight where both fighters promised to beat the hell out of one another.“If I myself fear Golola Moses then who is Umar Semata, asked Golola.“In fact am going to beat him and his dog.“Mugula (Ronald) told me beat that ‘dog’ to which am going to do.“He came to challenge me but am going to show him that I am the only roaring lion in the jungle, continued the self proclaimed best fighter in Uganda.“Now I am going to Kabale to train for that fight.“He trained for 10 years to beat Golola (me) but i will train for him in less than 90 days.Golola Moses knocked out Abu Kikenywa in his last fight at fat the same venue at the start of the year.In his career, Golola has 40 fights on his back with 24 wins, 4 losses and the rest are draws, and if he stand on his words, this will be the last fight as he plans to retire.The fight was launched on Tuesday morningUmar Semata who has spent most of his career in Thailand, also promised to silence Golola once and for all.“I don’t have much words, let him speak, but each word he put out is equivalent to a punch, said Semata.“I am going to silence him, he going to find a real man unlike the jokers he has faced in the past.Semata, a world champion weighs 75kg, and has been involved in 74 fights, 42 wins, 30 loss and two.They are going to engage in K1 style of five rounds, each comprising of 3 minutes with a minute designated for rest after each round.As it is the main fight, it will have other 15 under card fights on the day.Comments Tags: Golola MosesUmar Sematalast_img read more

QPR, West Ham and Hull City want Newcastle man – report

first_imgQPR have again been linked with Newcastle full-back Danny Simpson, this time by the Sunday People.It is claimed that Simpson, 26, is keen to move to London if he is not offered a new contract at St James’ Park and that he is also wanted by West Ham and promoted Hull.Meanwhile, Real Madrid are insisting that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale, again according to the People.Jose Mourinho is expected to leave the Spanish club and return to Chelsea, but it is claimed that Real president Florentino Perez has told him he cannot take Ronaldo with him.Perez is apparently keen to reject offers from the Blues and Manchester United for Ronaldo, who has been linked with a return to Old Trafford.The People also say Manchester City will beat Chelsea to the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.The Sunday Mirror, meanwhile, say Chelsea have told Manchester United to name their price for Wayne Rooney and are prepared to pay over £30m for him.The same paper also suggest Everton’s Marouane Fellaini wants to join United despite Chelsea’s apparent interest.And The Sun on Sunday claim Chelsea want to sell Fernando Torres and are set to make a £30m loss on him.This page is regularly updated.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Which new coaches are filling Garoppolo’s head with 49ers scheme?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – As the 49ers offseason program ends with mandatory minicamp Tuesday and Wednesday, Jimmy Garoppolo’s encouraging comeback is still at the forefront of 49ers-related minds.[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/22/bang_09ba0fb2-182c-4fd6-bcd1-1aa93074d780″]What about Garoppolo’s mind?Sharpening it with schemes and strategy are assistant coaches who are new to a now-crowded quarterbacks room: passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur, position coach Shane Day and offensive assistant Bobby …last_img read more

Despite being generations removed, the city has farm envy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Within the city limits, you may find more weathered wood, barn doors and farm décor these days. For some it may be a way to go back in time to simpler days and for others it may be a trend they saw on HGTV. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that those that dwell in the city have a major case of farm envy.You might have read about a friend of ours that makes his living taking down old barns that have been sitting empty for decades. Removing these structures is at the request of the landowners, mostly because they no longer have a use on the farm and after years of sun, rain, hail and wind have become an historic eyesore.What you may not know is that once these old heaps of rotten wood are taken down, they go from a nuisance to a novelty in a matter of seconds, as “reclaimed” barn wood is being utilized in brand new homes in an upscale subdivision near you. Uses vary from a mantle over the fireplace, to a headboard, to a kitchen table, to porch flooring. But make no mistake about it; this old wood is chic in the city.As if the wood from the barns wasn’t enough to satisfy the urban craving for farm life, they are putting up barn doors as well. That’s right, sliding doors that resemble the old style barn door with every detail down to the knotty wood, wrought iron handles and casting rollers. Sometimes these “old fashioned” barn doors lead into the bathroom, so I hope that hook and loop lock work. That would make you think twice if someone told you your barn door was open.Then recently, I came across another example of the farm revolution into home design and this was one that even I might consider. Check out this Massey Ferguson vintage tractor bar! What farmer wouldn’t want to belly up to this awesome piece (especially after this planting season)?As the description reads: This abandoned vintage tractor was rescued from an empty field and magnificently repurposed into a table bar with an elegant glass top, giving it a second and useful long life. Curated by an out-of-the-box thinker and creative type who envisions masterpieces when others only see trash, this special and unique design is for the discerning individual who is not into the mass-produced, cookie-cutter look and wants to ensure that there is nothing common about any of their home furnishings. It comes equipped with two color-complimented bar stools.This beautiful piece could be yours for $2,695!I’ve got a better idea. I’ll get a couple of six packs and we’ll head to the shop and just sit in actual tractors and have just as good of a time. I may even invite a few city friends to help them with their farm envy.last_img read more

Humane Officer Training on Oct. 29

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest WhenOctober 29, 8:30am–5pmWhereDutch Valley Restaurant 1343 Old Route 39 NE, Sugarcreek, OH 44681WhatThe purpose of the training is to provide humane officers a basic understanding of farm animal care and production practices and to identify resources for local animal shelters and officials dealing with animal care complaints. The farm tours will allow participants to view livestock in a typical farm setting and interact with the farm management and other local agricultural leaders. Hosted by Ohio Farm Bureau.Created for:Humane officersDog wardensAnimal rescue groupsCounty sheriff’s deputiesAnimal control officersCounty commissionersLocal animal shelter personnel/humane societiesTENTATIVE ITINERARY:8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Welcomeand Introductions9 a.m. Beef Cattle – Dr. Steve Boyles Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring9:30 a.m. Horses – Dr. Kim Cole Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring10 a.m. Dairy Cattle – Dr. Maurice Eastridge Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring10:30 a.m. Swine – Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring11 a.m. Brady Campbell Animal Handling Basics11:30 a.m. Dr. Tony Forshey Bio security, Overview of Ohio Livestock Care Standards and Farm Euthanasia12:30 p.m. Lunch1 p.m. Four Pines Farm, Bill and Tina Deetz Tour of dairy farm and animal handling demonstration3 p.m. Saltwell Stables/Sally Puzacke Tour of horse and beef cattle farm and animal handling demonstration5 p.m. AdjournPayment of $50 per student is due with registration form. Make check payable to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Registration fees are due by Monday Oct. 22.Mail to: Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau 2146 E High Ave. New Philadelphia, OH 44663For more information, contact Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau, 888-265-2090 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Tams rip Eagles, force do-or-die

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Tolentino anchored the Tamaraws’ strong start, while Cani sparkled in the last two quarters as FEU lived to fight another day, while dealing Ateneo its second straight loss of the season, counting the setback to rival La Salle at the end of the second round of the eliminations.“I don’t feel any regret transferring to FEU and wishing I was still with Ateneo, because they (Tamaraws) accepted me wholeheartedly,” said Tolentino in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The FEU mentality, the spirit, I’ve already adopted it at the start of the season.”The rubber match, which will determine La Salle’s opponent in the best-of-three finals, is set this Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. No taming the mighty Red Lions Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s been two years years since Arvin Tolentino and Hubert Cani left Ateneo for Far Eastern University, but the duo made sure the Blue Eagles felt the impact of their departure with the Tamaraws’ season on the line.Returning to haunt their former team, Tolentino and Cani starred in each half as the Tamaraws dealt the top seed Eagles a stunning 80-67 defeat on Sunday night to forge a do-or-die clash for the second finals seat of UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT “I didn’t want my UAAP career to finish today,” said Dennison.“I want to play in the finals. In our last practice, I told the team to give everything and leave our fears behind.”The Tamaraws played with a spring in their step, closing out on Ateneo’s gunners, while beating them to offensive rebounds on the other end, particularly in the second half, where they had 14 second-chance points.Richard Escoto had nine points and grabbed five offensive boards, typifying FEU’s workmanlike display on both ends of the floor.“Definitely, this is our best game,” said Racela. “We were confident that we can finish strong. But what we did was take Ateneo’s twice-to-beat advantage. But we’ll have to play better them again on Wednesday.” Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “It’s a sweet win, of course, but as coach Olsen (Racela) said, this game is finished and we have to focus on the next game,” said Cani, who poured eight of his 11 points in the second half.“We know Ateneo is difficult to beat because they’re a very disciplined team.”Ron Dennison fired 17 points and grabbed eight boards for the Tamaraws, who held the Eagles to a season low output in what FEU Racela described as his team’s best game of the season yet.On his final year for the Tamaraws, Dennison said he was determined to prolong his career to one more game.Dennison’s play rubbed off on his teammates as they seized control early and stopped every Ateneo counter in the second half where the Tamaraws led by as much as 17 points on Cani’s triple with under three minutes remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more