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CONTENTS

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Plan the perfect meal this Valentine’s Day

20 Home & Garden

Keep things bright and beautiful with these home accessories

28 The food of love

If you want to impress your other half this Valentine’s Day, a home-cooked meal could win you serious brownie points, writes Hannah Sanders. Here’s her top tips for a hassle-free night

30 Treat your loved one

You’ll find plenty of inspiration for Valentine’s Day at these local venues

36 New year, new you

Start 2017 on the front foot by making some positive changes to your lifestyle. Rachel Martin has some top tips to help you reach your goals

50 What’s Happening?

Our monthly round-up of what’s going on in your area

40 Fashion

Freshen up your wardrobe with inspiration from these local boutiques

44 Travel

Chris Willson stays on the move to see the sights of Switzerland

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heat and energy – two things we would all like a little more of in the winter. LED bulbs are also last longer and are more energy efficient than other bulbs. So don’t let the January blues get you down this month, brighten up your home and celebrate the New Year in style with some new lighting.


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VALENTINE’S DAY

The food of love

IF YOU WANT TO IMPRESS YOUR OTHER HALF THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, A HOMECOOKED MEAL COULD WIN YOU SERIOUS BROWNIE POINTS, WRITES HANNAH SANDERS. HERE’S HER TOP TIPS FOR A HASSLE-FREE NIGHT. veryone knows that the quickest way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, if you are not going down the restaurant route there’s that worrying question of what to cook your significant other for arguably the most romantic day of the year. Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world on 14 February in memory of St Valentine. Valentine or Valentinus was imprisoned for his religion and during his time in jail he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter when she came to him for lessons. When it was time for his sentence to be carried out he sent her a letter, signing it “from your Valentine”. Now the idea behind Valentine’s Day is to celebrate affection, love and devotion. Over the years certain foods have been labelled as the “food of love”, such as oysters, mussels, figs and, of course, chocolate. If your partner has a sweet tooth then incorporating chocolate into your Valentines meal is the way to go. Chocolate is a food that has always

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“The idea of you meeting in the middle while eating a strand of spaghetti and gazing into each other’s eyes makes some people weak at the knees.” been associated with love as it increases the blood flow, elevates mood and acts as an energy booster. Recipes such as a chocolate-rubbed steak with cocoa sweet potato fries (www.tablematters.com) or Nigella’s chocolate chip chilli (www.bakedbree.com) would be a simple yet effective way of showing off your romantic side. However, try to avoid too many stodgy carbs on the plate or you risk falling asleep on the sofa by 9pm! If your partner has less of a sweet tooth then anything with fish or red meat is a good choice. Fish, or more specifically oysters, mussels and lobster are an aphrodisiac. They are high in zinc and have a reputation for delivering the goods when an evening of romance is on the cards. Cioppino with mussels, which is an Italian-American fish stew (www.andrewzimmern.com), is an easy yet mouth-watering main to dish up. Alternatively go with a honey-glazed salmon (www.foodpolka.com). The romantics could go for “lady and tramp” spaghetti and meatballs because what is more romantic than recreating an iconic scene from a Disney movie? The idea of you meeting in the middle while eating a strand of spaghetti and gazing into each other’s eyes makes some people weak at the knees. Jamie Oliver has a “to die for” meatball recipe (www.jamieoliver.com) which is really easy to make but will have amazing results. If you are feeling very daring you could combine the two – sweet and savoury – and cook some chocolate lobster tacos (www.foodnetwork.co.uk ) to really push out all the stops. Of course, you can’t forget the dessert as it is the most important part of the meal and what says “I love you” more than red velvet Oreo brownies (www.countryliving.com)? These delicious treats seem super easy to make and you can even cheat and use a red velvet cake mix to make your life a bit easier. If you want something a bit more traditional then you can’t go wrong with chocolate dipped strawberries – or just chocolate dipped fruit of any kind! Pair the strawberries with some marshmallows on skewers and serve with salted caramel ice cream and you’re onto a winner. To finish off your romantic meal you need a glass of something special. Fizz fans can go for Chapel Down Rose Brut, which you can grab from Sainsbury’s. If you are going down the route of a good old steak for dinner then stick to the red wine such as Pinotage. However, if neither of you are into wine then go for a chocolate beer. A Brooklyn Black Stout or a Chocolate Ale with Raspberry (Boulevard Brewing Company) are

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decent ones to go for. The Chocolate Ale gives you a big punch of raspberry to start with but gradually mellows the longer you sit with it, definitely one for those of you who have a sweet tooth. Finally for those of you like a bit more excitement then try Hotel Chocolat’s Salted Caramel Vodka for a predinner shot to get the night off to a whopping start. In the past few years, Valentine’s Day food hasn’t changed that much. The main ingredients are the same: fish, meat and

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chocolate and even in the 1800s people were advised to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love. As long as you stick to the basics and there’s some good alcohol you really can’t go wrong. So if you want a romance filled evening with your partner then steer towards the chocolate and fish and stay away from anything messy like a burrito – but if you are determined to go for the finger food then please, don’t wear a white shirt, it’s a disaster waiting to happen! Image | www.imagemagazine.co.uk 29


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Treat your loved one YOU’LL FIND PLENTY OF INSPIRATION FOR VALENTINE’S DAY AT THESE LOCAL VENUES.

The Vine Indian Cuisine The main menu at The Vine in Mosborough is extensive and many of the chef’s specials are unique to the restaurant, making it ideal if you’re looking for something different this Valentine’s Day. This 18th century tavern turned fully-licensed restaurant offers a wide selection of Indian and Bangladeshi dishes, a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff, and no romantic meal would be complete without a fantastic wine list. Enjoy the recently renovated, open-plan space with its low beams and private alcoves, or have a cosy night in by ordering delicious dishes straight to your door. Go to their website for more details.

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Rubeez in Gleadless is a great place to broaden your culinary horizons – or to show your date how adventurous you are. Not only does their mouth-watering menu contain over 100 exciting dishes to choose from, which remain true to the regional cuisine of India and Bangladesh, you can also ask their chef to prepare a dish, should you not find it on the menu. All their ingredients are carefully selected and blended to bring out the best possible flavours. Combined with a cosy setting, a wide range of drinks and a high standard of service, you will feel welllooked after at Rubeez.

Perhaps all this talk of romance has inspired you to set a date for your big day. Steeped in history, the Old Rectory is one of South Yorkshire’s most striking wedding venues. From the moment you pass under the stone arch of the old coach house to the front of the fine old Georgian rectory, which looks out across the lawn and garden, you will know you have found your perfect venue. Greet your guests on the red carpet, come through the French windows into the Georgian Bramley lounge then eat in the spacious main hall, where your band can later play.

If you are searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, you will definitely find it at Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall and Retail Park. With your favourite big name fashion brands, jewellers and card shops in one place, as well as a handful of independent stores, they have everything you need to treat your loved one this month. The Perfume Shop, Clintons, Thorntons and H. Samuel offer great gifts, whilst M&S and Sainsbury’s are the places to go for a romantic homemade meal. And there’s much more. With free parking and great transport links, Crystal Peaks will make your shopping trip a breeze.

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HEALTH

New year, new you START 2017 ON THE FRONT FOOT BY MAKING SOME POSITIVE CHANGES TO YOUR LIFESTYLE. RACHEL MARTIN HAS SOME TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS. ow that the champagne corks have stopped popping, and the excesses of Christmas and new year are over, it’s the perfect time to take stock and cut back in order to lose a few unwanted pounds. With the new year comes a raft of resolutions and 2017 is set to bring with it some of the latest and most effective ways to lose weight. And while reaching a healthy weight can take commitment and willpower, there are some tried and tested approaches that should make the task easier. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. Here are some weight loss tips and trends to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

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“Since you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose a pound of fat, choosing classes that burn as many calories as possible is your best bet to shed the pounds.”

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JOIN A GYM

For most people, the first step towards achieving their fitness goals is joining a gym. Every gym is different, and yours should be the perfect fit for your specific workout. It shouldn’t just be a room full of treadmills but a place in which you actually enjoy spending time. Well, as much as you can enjoy a place where you are continually huffing and puffing. Your gym should feel comfortable, inspiring and nurturing to your overall health. FITNESS CLASSES

Any fitness class is a good choice if you have trouble finding motivation to exercise. If you’re trying to lose weight, however, choosing the right class will make a big difference. Some classes are good for muscle definition and relaxation but don’t offer too much in terms of calorie burning. Since you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose a pound of fat, choosing classes that burn as many calories as possible is your best bet to shed the pounds. HYDRATION

Appetite and thirst are regulated through the same part of the brain, leading you to think

you’re hungry when you’re dehydrated. Beat the confusion by drinking a glass of water and waiting 15-20 minutes to see if your hunger vanishes. Not only is water the cure for unnecessary snacking but bonus benefits include clearer skin, improved digestion and liver support, allowing your body to better metabolise fat. HEALTHY EATING

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your outlook, and stabilising your mood. To set yourself up for success, think about planning a healthy diet as a number of small, manageable steps – like adding a salad to your diet once a day – rather than one big drastic change. Ditch habits of weighing your food to the gram and crunching numbers throughout the day. The less you stress about eating, the better your chances of sticking with your eating plan and avoid making decisions that could set you back.


HEALTH

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Skipping the gym every now and then allows you to get outside. Not only do studies claim people have more rigorous and longer workouts when they’re outside, but being around nature has positive psychological effects including increased self-esteem and lowered depression and fatigue.

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“Not only do studies claim people have more rigorous and longer workouts when they’re outside, but being around nature has positive psychological effects.”

Unfortunately, apps alone won’t help you lose weight, but if you can’t afford a personal trainer, fancy gym membership, or even a simple fitness tracker, they can definitely help you stay on track. Calorie-counting and exercise-tracking fitness apps let you use a smartphone or tablet to record food and exercise, as well as set a net calorie consumption target or range for the day based on your height, weight, age, gender, and overall level of activity.

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A workout DVD or even a quick YouTube search to find indoor aerobic routines can pay off when you have limited space. Committing to a 20-minute blast at home is easier than promising yourself that you will get up early for the gym. When conventional weight-loss techniques don’t work, for some people, this might be the time to try an alternative weight-loss therapy.

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FASHION

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LEAVING A LEGACY TO SHEFFIELD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WILL HELP A CHILD’S LIFE – IT REALLY IS A GIFT OF LIFE. heffield Children’s Hospital is one of four stand-alone specialist children’s hospitals in the UK and provides world-class care for children all over Yorkshire and beyond. The skill of staff and the courage of patients and their families helps to make it an incredible place – but at The Children’s Hospital Charity, we’ll never stop striving to make it better. There are so many ways in which you can support the charity; one of the most significant ways you can help is leaving a gift in your will or create a will with Irwin Mitchell who will offer a discount when you quote The Children’s Hospital Charity, as well as make an instant donation to the charity. For 17-year-old Ebony Taylor, an incredibly generous gift, left by Sheffield local Betty in her will, has made all the difference to her treatment. Ebony, from Doncaster, has been treated at the hospital for epilepsy since 2012 and needs regular scans to monitor the activity in her brain. She was the first patient to benefit from a fully digital intraoperative 3T MRI scanner, partially funded by a £845,273 donation made by Betty. When Betty passed away she wanted to remember the hospital – a cause she had

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championed all her life – in her estate. Her staggering once in a lifetime gift means that patients like Ebony will benefit from the most up to date technology possible and can get better in an environment designed with them in mind. Every penny donated through a legacy really does make a difference. Legacies also help to fund up to £250,000 of research into the prevention and cure of childhood illnesses and disease every single year. One of these projects developed a pioneering screening programme which detects rare life-threatening diseases in babies. Thanks to a successful pilot study leg by Sheffield Children’s Hospital, all new-born babies in England will be screened for four additional rare but serious conditions. The early detection and treatment of these conditions helps to give children the best possible start in life. Leaving a legacy through your will could make a life-saving difference for the children in our care – it really is the gift of life. To find out how to make a legacy donation or how you can create a discounted will through our partners Irwin Mitchell, contact support@tchc.org.uk.

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LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY

A kind-hearted widow Betty, left a staggering once in a lifetime £845,273 to The Children’s Hospital Charity in her Will. Her legacy helped fund a £2.3million state-of-the art MRI scanner which will save children’s lives with neurological conditions for years to come. Any gift large or small really does make a difference.

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TRAVEL

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CHRIS WILSON STAYS ON THE MOVE BY TRAIN, BUS AND BOAT TO SEE THE SIGHTS IN SWITZERLAND. hatever happened to the Grand Tour? Back in the 17th century, wealthy English gentlemen would spend several months travelling across Europe, accruing knowledge and purchasing beautiful antiques and carpets to furnish their country estates back home. Nowadays, even if budgets are not an issue, we tend to settle for a single location. Unpack, head for the pool, and return home a fortnight later, several shades darker but no wiser. It’s a habit that has not gone unnoticed among our continental cousins. As I checked in to one hotel for a single night’s stay on a whistlestop tour of Switzerland, my host was vexed about the holiday habits of the archetypal Brit abroad. “Why do you stay in one place? You should see more of the country you are staying in,” I was told. I didn’t need the lecture; she was preaching to the converted. Have suitcase on wheels will travel…that’s my motto. Mind you, it does make it a lot easier when the country you are visiting is Switzerland, where the trains, buses and boats always run on time and itineraries can be planned with total confidence. Just to make the travel easier, you can buy

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a Swiss Pass for unlimited travel on eight consecutive days on railways, boats and most alpine postbuses, covering a network of 16,000km. The Swiss Pass also allows a half price reduction on all privately owned funicular and mountain railways and free entrance to 450 museums. It really is the ultimate ticket to ride. On arrival at Zurich airport, it was a short stroll to the adjoining railway station and half an hour by train to the sleepy town of Kusnacht and the Romantik Seehotel Sonne. Dating back to 1641, the picturesque location on Lake Zurich was mesmerising and the hotel’s private bathing area was irresistible on a scorching July day. The water was crystal clear – very refreshing and with nothing but the occasional steam boat gliding by to make ripples on the water – and a quick dip was Grimsel Hospiz

the perfect way to unwind. Dinner on the terrace, watching the sun set and the lights from small towns across the bay start to twinkle, added to my sense of wellbeing. Food and wine, I realised, was going to be a major plus point. Throughout the tour I ate incredibly well on outstanding local produce including home-smoked salmon, veal, river fish and berries. The wine, meanwhile, was a revelation. It is produced in all 26 Cantons, although not in sufficient volume that you are likely to find it imported to your local supermarket. So, make the most of it: many patriotic bars and restaurants stock only Swiss wines, and that is no hardship when the choice includes creamy sparkling Cremands, flinty Rieslings and smooth rich Merlots. After that first night, I awakened to a ridiculously perfect chocolate-box view of mountains, lake, blue skies and fluffy clouds. So I checked out with some sadness, but I had an itinerary to follow and a series of trains, boats and buses to catch. The next few days passed in a blur of activity with fresh highlights around every corner. Whatever our mode of transport, the views were amazing and if some, even for


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first time visitor, were eerily familiar, it might have been because some of Switzerland’s most picturesque scenery is much loved by TV and film location scouts. So, at various times, we found ourselves in the same spot as some of fiction’s most memorable action scenes involving legendary heroes and villains. On one train journey through the Beernese Oberland region, we found ourselves looking up at the Reichenbach Falls, where Sherlock Holmes and his arch rival Professor Moriarty fought and perished in a dramatic death plunge onto the rocks below… until a disapproving public demanded that logic be defied and Holmes was resurrected in a later story. Perhaps the most spectacular hotel on our tour was the Grimsel Hospiz, perched at 2000m in the middle of bleakly beautiful rocky landscape on the turquoise waters of an artificial lake which is built on top of a hydro-electric dam. We travelled by train and bus, then the hotel’s mini bus took us through the dizzying steep mountain roads. It came as no surprise to learn that James Bond and Blofeld had battled it out on these very same twisting roads in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The hotel is accessible only by cable car in winter and is so remote that skiing is too dangerous. People come to revel in the luxurious hotel and watch the scenery. This being high summer, we simply drove on a road blasted through the rock, arriving at our mountain retreat not quite able to believe our eyes. Don’t miss those views, but also don’t miss the wine cellar of which the owners are rightly proud. A more sedate mode of arrival, though just as exciting in its own way, is the steam boat to Lucerne, which is worth a walking tour for its hidden alleys, teeming town squares and beautifully preserved 13th century city walls. Summer in Switzerland means there are, of course, mountains to climb, and it was appropriate that we ended our truncated version of the Grand Tour in Zermatt, the town that started it all. The Matterhorn dominates the view here and there are wonderful summer walks for all levels of fitness.

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However, if you simply want to take in the view, there is a train up to Gornergat at an altitude of 3,089m. We were staying at the Monte Rosa hotel, which was the mountaineering base of Edward Whymper, the man who made the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn. Legend has it that Queen Victoria disapproved of such dangerous leisure pursuits and pronounced that it must stop. To anyone with a remotely rebellious taste for adventure this was just the incentive needed – and hardy hikers have been coming to Zermatt to tackle the Matterhorn and the less challenging lower ranges ever since. Zermatt is a quirky town. Local farmers still drive their goats down the main street every day, but the glitzy bars and restaurants are testament to the fact that this is one of Switzerland’s most fashionable resorts, winter and summer. But while the town may be buzzing the one thing you won’t hear is the roar of the internal combustion engine. Cars are banned, although you can always find an electric buggy at the station to transport you and your luggage to the hotel. And that seems a suitably strange final stop on this truncated version of the Grand Tour.

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