first_imgThe Great Sausage Roll Off competition has confirmed its chef line-up for this year’s event.Taking place at 7pm at the Red Lion pub in Barnes, London today (24 January), the competition is running for its sixth year and includes 17 chefs from around the country, competing to create the ultimate sausage roll.Last year’s winner Charlie Hodson, who created the ‘From Norfolk with Love’ sausage roll, will return this year to attempt to retain his title.The judging panel will include: Philip Howard from Elystan Street; Oliver Peyton from Peyton and Byrne; Eric Lanlard, master patissier and owner of Cake Boy; and Kate Ovens, presenter and man vs food challenge specialist.The event, which will be hosted by beer and food writer Melissa Cole, raises funds for the Shooting Star Chase charity – a hospice charity that cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.The full list of competitors is:Anton Manganaro – BAFTA, Piccadilly, LondonBen Williams – The White Swan, FarringdonBrendan Fyldes – Green & Fortune, LondonCharlie Hodson with Jessica-Jane Applegate & Archers ButchersChris Brumby – MYPIE Truck, LondonAdrian Oliver & Stephen Marsh – Cornish Duck TruckJames Strawbridge – Crantock Foods, NewquayJohn Grabecki – BNY Mellon, LondonLeigh Evans – Methuen Arms, CorshamMark Thornhill, – King’s Head, HursleyMatt Follas – Bramble Café & Deli, PoundburyOllie Chadwick – The Market Café, KnutsfordPhil Harrison – Bears Ice Cream, LondonRob Allsworth – Broadstairs College, East KentRobert Taylor ­– The Compasses Inn, CrundaleSi Toft – The Dining room, AbersochMartin Shires – White Horse, Richmondlast_img read more


first_imgAnother gathering of the tribe, another exchange of information on all things #vanlife.We built out our current van swiftly (less than 4 weeks) in April 2018, with the help of Timbr Basecamps in Golden, Colorado. Working with Devon from Timbr was wonderful and if you have any dreams of #vanlife, we highly suggest reaching out to him. Timbr installed our flooring, insulation and wall panels, electrical system, cut the hole and installed the fan, the track system, and bed platform. You can check the video tour of our van to see it all in person.After five months of living in our new build out, we have come to terms with the fact that our van is NEVER finished. This leads me to believe no van is ever finished. The Instagram #vanlife is all a facade, we promise. There is always something broken that needs fixing, something old that need replacing, and something new that still doesn’t work. We are currently dealing with:Sink issues- the sink never worked in the first placeBattery issues- because we’ve let ours drain too low too many times and now they don’t function as well as they should, making it dangerous to run our fridge off themSolar issues- the issue is we don’t have solarThe impending cold of winter and trying to find solutions for heating (super expensive) and showering (can’t be outside) when it’s below freezing.All that being said, it is SO WONDERFUL to gather the tribe and ask 1000 questions to those that have already faced these issues or are also working on their build-outs. Check out the vans below that joined us at the UpaDowna Vanlife Rally in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, August 7th. If a van has an instagram, the picture will link you to it. Happy exploring!We paired with UpaDowna for the event, here Steve is giving some info on their Turbo Diesel 2006 e350 6.0l 4×4 with all the added features!Thanks for a great event UpaDownaInside the UpaDowna vanScott Woerner shared his van AND motorcycle. Great seeing you again Scott!Twyla Surritte and Dan Rodriguez (not pictured) brought their 2002 Ford f450 with a big red box on back.Clifford the big red van.Kyler Hasson is still working on his Blue Ram 350, trying to keep the build under $3,000Kristen Ezalovich brought her 1982 Chevy conversion van G20 named Luna.Inside LunaSteve and Debbie Tragesser are selling their 1988 Toyota Van for $5,000Up next we have Mountain Town Music Festival at Keystone. It will be a day of all things Colorado. Warm summer days, free live music from national acts and the harvest season for our colorful state. See you there!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors that make this happen: Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to winlast_img read more


first_imgShoppers Tiarna Cowell and Kate Boardman were among those who added to sales in Brisbane over the holidays. The latest cost of living survey took into account what paying customers were charged, not what recommended retail prices were. Picture: Jono SearleBRISBANE is one of the fastest-rising cities in global cost of living rankings, moving up 18 spots in the past 12 months.The Worldwide Cost of Living 2017 survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Brisbane in 31st spot among major cities across the globe – the fifth highest jump in rankings in the world.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe biannual survey compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services – including home rents, transport, utility bills, private school fees, food, drink and clothing – as a way to help managers decide how much to pay expatriates and business travellers.The biggest movers up the ranking in the last 12 months were two Brazilian cities – Sao Paulo (up 29 spots to 78) and Rio de Janeiro (up 27 spots to 86), followed by the New Zealand capital Wellington (up 26 spots to 16) and Auckland (up 22 spots to 16th position).Attempts to get clarification about Brisbane’s ranking from The Economist were unsuccessful but according to the survey report, commodity shocks continued to affect pricing in the survey.“The impact of fluctuating oil and commodity prices continues to be reflected in the cost of living,” it said.“Oil prices bottomed-out in 2016 and the pace of decline in commodity prices slowed. This has continued to constrain prices in many mature markets, keeping inflation levels low. However, inflation has risen more rapidly in developing markets, especially those that experienced currency declines in 2015. In some cases local inflation has been augmented by currency gains as currencies that saw significant weakness in 2015 clawed back ground in 2016. This is especially true in commodity-reliant countries, given that oil and commodity prices are on the rise again, albeit at much lower levels than in 2013-14.”last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000Kenya Sevens players pose for a group photo in Tunisia. PHOTO/KRUNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – The national sevens team is through to the Main Cup Quarter finals of the Africa Sevens in Tunisia without conceding a single point after winning both their group matches at the Jemmal Stadium in Montasir earlier Saturday.The Kenyan boys will now square off with Zambia in the Cup Quarters after they finished second in Pool D. Kenya was one of four unbeaten sides on Saturday besides champions Uganda, Zimbabwe and Madagascar who made it two in two to win pools B to D, in that order.Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Zambia each won a game to end up second in pools A to D as Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and Namibia all dropped all their games to prop their respective groups.Shujaa, under the tutelage of Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu who is taking charge for his final tournament before pasing the baton to Paul Murunga kicked off their campaign with a commanding 49-o win over Botswana before hitting Morocco 41-0 to assert their desire for the title.In the opener against Botswana, Kenya landed seven tries under the posts all converted by Daniel Taabu to seal the win. The new look Shujaa side led 35-0 at half time.Cyprian Kuto opened the scoring showing Mike Wanjala the way for the second try. Debutant Taabu sliced his way down the middle for the third. Wanjala was to complete his brace with the fourth before his club mate at Homeboyz added the fifth and final one of the half.In the second half, a largely scrappy one, a relaxed Kenya added two more tries. Alvin Buffa Otieno raced for the line after a massive handoff on a Botswana back for the first of the two. Another debutant Derrick Kyeoga added the seventh that Taabu booted in to kill off the Vultures.-Failed to capitaliseBotswana were their own worst enemies in this game as they failed to capitalise on two sin bins on the Kenyan side. Debutants Eliakim Kichoi and Gramwell Bunyasi were both sent to the crime seat on either half. Six or Kenya’s seven tries were off turnovers.Derrick Keyoga delivered a hat trick in the second match against the North Africans as Kenya wheeled all the way into the quarters.Just as in the opening game against Botswana, Kenya grounded seven tries, three if which were converted for the win. Shujaa led 22-0 at half time.Kyeoga scooted away three straight times from the wing in the first half to complete his hat trick. They all came after one of Morocco’s forwards had been sent to the sin bin.Kyeoga’s three followed on Daniel Taabu’s opening try within 20 seconds as he picked up a poor kick start from Morocco to race from Kenya’s 22 all the way to the try box. He converted it but missed to do the same for all of Kyeoga’s three.Three further tries in the second half by Charles Omondi, Brian Wahinya and Cyprian Kuto – the first two converted – ended the contest.-Report compiled from RagaHouse0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more