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Book Review

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Editor’s Letter

With a busy summer upon us we have some great features to get you into the mood this month. This month the Olympic Games upon us there is quite a few weeks ahead. Let’s hope the weather is great and a fantastic time is had by all. Inside this edition you will find great interesting features and articles with advertising from local businesses and traders. So, if you’re looking for a good local builder, a great place to eat or a local service contact th service providers in this magazine. Do you have any interesting local news or upcoming events? If so we would love to hear from you. Please call us for a free insertion. Bay View, Weymouth & Portland View, Dorchester View & Chesil View Magazines are published by Community Network Magazines. We are a family-run independent publishing business based in Dorset. If you have a business or service that you would like to promote we can help! We offer a friendly personal service and effective advertising at surprisingly competitive rates. We also provide web design and flyer distribution services.

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Recipe

Salt cod fritters

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb floury potatoes 1lbp salt cod 6 finely chopped onions Juice of 1/2 lemon Plain flour (for dusting) 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 3 1/2 oz dried white breadcrumbs Olive oil, for shallow frying 2 eggs, beaten Lemon wedges and salad leaves, to serve 1 1/4 cups milk

Method

1. Soak the salt cod in cold water for at least 24 hours, changing the water two or three times. The cod should swell as it rehydrates. Sample a tiny piece. It should not taste unpleasantly salty when fully rehydrated. Drain well and pat dry with kitchen paper. 2. Cook the potatoes, unpeeled, in a pan of lightly salted boiling water for about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain. As soon as they are cool enough to handle, peel the potatoes, then mash with a fork or use a potato masher. 3. Pour the milk into a pan, add half the spring onions and bring to a simmer. Add the soaked cod and poach very gently for 10-15 minutes, or until it flakes easily. Remove the cod and flake it with a fork into a bowl, discarding bones and skin. 4. Add 4 tablespoons of mashed potato to the cod and beat them together with a wooden spoon. Work in the olive oil, then gradually add the remaining mashed potato. Beat in the remaining spring onions and the parsley. 5. Season with lemon juice and pepper to taste. Add one egg to the mixture and beat it until thoroughly combined, then chill until firm. Shape the chilled fish mixture into 1218 balls, then gently flatten into small round cakes. Coat each one in flour, then dip in the remaining beaten egg and coat with dried breadcrumbs. Chill until ready to fry. 6. Heat about 3/4 inch oil in a large, heavy frying pan. Add the fritters and cook over a medium-high heat for about 4 minutes. Turn them over and cook for a further 4 minutes on the other side, until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper, then serve with allioli, lemon wedges and salad leaves.

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The Dining Room Pop-up Restaurants

Weymouth is seeing so many new restaurants opening up this summer, all in time for the Olympics. The restaurant scene has never been so vibrant. But a new phenomenon (to Weymouth) is the emergence of Pop-up restaurants. Pop-up’s are temporary restaurants and often operate from a well known building, private home, former factory or similar places during a festival time. Pop-up restaurants have been popular for a while in Britain but they are not a new idea. They have existed for years in Cuba, known as 'Paladares' where local cuisine is simply served from private homes. Of course nowadays diners can make use of social media, such as blogs and Twitter, to follow the movement of these restaurants and make online reservations. Pop-up restaurants are an ideal way to gain exposure for young professionals with skills in the field of hospitality, usually with the aim of attracting attention and potential investors in order to open a restaurant or another culinary concept. Masterchef Professional Finalist 2011 Claire Hutchings and her partner Ibraheem Musleh have recently opened a pop up in Cafe Vie D’Amour with this in mind. The menu is innovative and should be a real treat for locals and tourists alike. Another pop- up due to open in July is Salt in Brewers Quay. Salt will be a pop-up-bar and kitchen serving local seafood and will be another great addition to a wonderful foodie scene in Weymouth. We wish these new ventures great success. Here at The Dining Room we have held three really successful supper clubs, Spanish, Moroccan & Japanese nights. It was great to see so many locals really relishing these international cuisines. We look forward to creating many more of the supper clubs and making them a regular feature at The Dining Room – watch this space for more details. For now, we are enjoying the response to our new menu and are looking forward to a busy summer.

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Recession! Depression! Are more people seeking counselling? With the recession biting and unemployment figures rising, for millions this is a time of heightened uncertainty and change, leading to increased anxiety and putting a strain on individuals, relationships and families. Depression is now the number one illness which G.P.s treat and diagnose. This has lead to a steady rise in clients seeking help through “talking therapies�. Counselling for many people has been the answer but with NHS cutbacks across the region many residents in the south of England are now seeking a therapist through the private sector. Client Centred Counsellor Steve Briggs has practises in Dorchester and Portsmouth, offering individuals and couples an empathic, caring approach to problem solving and healing. Steve has seen a dramatic increase in clients and attributes this to people being more open to therapy as well as the current economic climate.

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life changing events such as Bereavement, Divorce, Redundancy, Retirement, illness, Family and Work Related Stress. Its no wonder that with all the challenges of 21st century life that many of us struggle. Counselling is a way forward through the confusion and pain. He added the benefits are increased awareness self confidence and self worth, greater self-esteem and assertiveness. Counselling can be helpful for everyone no matter their age background or status. Steve has worked with a wide variety of clients including Katy Sexton (aged 30) M.B.E British International Swimmer and Athlete who says of her experience, Life takes a turn that you are not expecting, and mine did just that. I thought i could deal with it on my own and then I cracked. Steve was very good at making me do the work to find my own answers, but it helped me to find myself again.I can,t thank Steve enough for his time, patience and most importantly helping me to feel like me again. Other clients speak about how Steves warmth, approachability, sense of humour and down to earth approach has helped them deal with a myriad of issues and be able to move on. Increasingly people in the public eye are opening up and talking about their experiences of depression and the benefits of

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Therapy including Stephen Fry, Ruby Wax and recently Cricketer Freddie Flintoff who has made a programme for the BBC in which other well known sportsmen talk about their personal experiences of anxiety depression and the benefits of therapy. Steve says that he has noticed a trend whereby more men are finding it acceptable to admit that they need help and to seek it out. It is not surprising then that more people are finding their way to Steves Counselling Room in Dorchesters high street. If you would like to know more about Steve Briggs and how he could help you or your family ring 07761336391 for a confidential chat or check out his extensive and user friendly website. www.stevebriggs.org Tel 07761 336391

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Hotel and Self Catering Newquay

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Reduction on Hotel and Self Catering Bookings Nov 1st – Feb 29th inclusive Limited to first 20 bookings Quote “CT Winter Break” when booking

Overlooking Porth beach and the stunning North Cornish coastline, Glendorgal Hotel and Self Catering is set in a secluded coastal position within 17 acres of private headland, yet only a short stroll from Newquay town centre.

♦ Choice of hotel rooms or 2 & 3 bedroom self catering houses ♦ 2 night stays available in self catering ♦ Watermark Brasserie and Bar ♦ Health Club with fitness arena ♦ Swimming Pool ♦ Hot tub ♦ Sauna ♦ Steam Room ♦ Free Parking

Lusty Glaze Road, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3AD | Call now on 01637 874937 E-mail: info@glendorgal.co.uk | www.glendorgalhotel.co.uk | www.glendorgalselfcatering.co.uk

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       

                     

             

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