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Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Advocaat

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Advocaat

Making your own Advocaat

I have been making my own Advocaat at Christmas for as long as I can remember and the family always loved it. It can be sipped neat or ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Royal Icing' your Christmas Cake!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Royal Icing' your Christmas Cake!

NOW that your marzipan has dried nicely it's time to make your Royal Icing and decorate the cake.

ROYAL ICING

Ingredients

1lb of sifted icing sugar ...

Charles Harris
The pursuit of excellence and the Turner Prize

The pursuit of excellence and the Turner Prize

I SHOULD like to ask this time, for you the reader to please seriously consider those questions of art and culture that our modern media does not address for us. For this week we all saw and heard ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Marzipan-ing your Christmas Cake!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Marzipan-ing your Christmas Cake!

THIS NEEDS to be done at least a week before you ice the cake so that the marzipan dries and is not too moist. Otherwise you will have to buy ready made marzipan.

MAKING ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake now before it's too late!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake now before it's too late!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do this weekend? Why not make your own Christmas cake? After this weekend you will not have long enough to feed it!

This is the cake I have made ...

Dr Eamonn Butler
Allan Stewart – an appreciation

Allan Stewart – an appreciation

I KNEW Allan Stewart not only as the man who taught me basic economics (or Political Economy as it was then) at the University of St Andrews, but also as a Conservative activist (and parliamentary ...

Charles Harris
The pursuit of excellence

The pursuit of excellence

‘In the past Art lead in the Renaissance, it assisted in the Reformation, it aided the Romantics and it ended with the Impressionists.’

WHEREAS FOR six hundred years Art led mankind in ...

Charles Harris
The necessity for reform in art education

The necessity for reform in art education

THIS WEEK I shall feature contemporary art education, where there is a vital need to reform an unchecked bias for modernism. While personally I take no pleasure by waving a finger to question our universities ...

Charles Harris
The necessity for new conventional traditional Art today

The necessity for new conventional traditional Art today

I WILL begin this week by discussing those streams of unspoken thought that separate us as human beings from each other, and how exceptional art from the Great Tradition marvellously allows us ‘to see the world  through ...

Charles Harris
Considering the inappropriate bias towards contemporary modern art

Considering the inappropriate bias towards contemporary modern art

WITH THIS article I will try to explore that narrow destructive bias towards contemporary modern art without any traditional values and the blind support it has received from our modern media throughout the 20th century and into the ...

Charles Harris
Trust your eyes! Viewing the disaster of 20th century Modern Art today

Trust your eyes! Viewing the disaster of 20th century Modern Art today

THROUGHOUT history, Art always supported society and helped lead mankind from the dark middle ages into the light; with beauty, reason, progress and human values. With this great art, was an accepted responsibility to visually ...

Charles Harris
The failure of contemporary Modern Art

The failure of contemporary Modern Art

Dear reader,

I AM PLEASED to have been asked to write a series of features on the failure of contemporary modern art, and the need for immediate reform today. While some of ...