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A Home Cook’s Guide to Understanding the 5 Types of Olive Oil

There’s a reason olive oil is a favorite oil for eating and cooking. Made from pressed olive oil, it’s a relatively healthy fat, packed with antioxidants and high in monounsaturated fats, which help lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol. Olive oils are classified according to their level of acidity. Here are the different types: ■ The […]

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The fascinating 1901 Thomas Cook Guide to Scotland is 4,500 miles away in Colorado

A HOME cleanup in Colorado uncovered a Thomas Cook Travel Guide to Scotland – published in the year Queen Victoria died. The long-forgotten pamphlet, published 118 years ago, sheds a fascinating light on how Scotland sold itself to the world at the start of the Edwardian era. He says Edinburgh is “surpassed in beauty… only […]