Boyszone 12 Tuesday, 10 November 2009 London Lite The Lite guy guide to making curry Hot stuff: spices can transform a dish challenge yourself to three My park and ride against theclock Spendit! nWHAT do you buy the man who has it all? A 300 yo-yo, natch. Thats assuming youve got enough of what you want to justify squandering that much on a toy, of course. With flagrant disregard for sensible spending, the Guinness World Record-breaking Duncan MG yo-yo is made of ceramic, surgical steel and forged magnesium -- more often found in fighter planes, space satellites and F1 wheels. But will it make you any better at walking the dog or going round the world? At that price, it must. Were in. wickedvision. co.uk Renuka Patel, who runs an Indian cookery school in north- west london (renskitchen.com; 07880 548227), shares her tips... Spice up your life Spices are the essence of a curry. Be adventurous but taste them before you use them. Always use fresh spices. The main spices Raw cumin seeds; black mustard seeds, to add nuttiness; coriander seeds; turmeric, which has healing properties; hot chilli powder; cloves; black pepper and cinnamon. Cooking Make sure the oil is very hot before adding whole raw spices, so they cook without absorbing the oil. Dont roast them for too long as they will burn. Never add ground spices to oil -- wait until sauce stage. Top tips When making a chicken curry use thighs and legs, as they have more flavour. The longer you cook your curry sauces the better. Too hot to handle If your curry is too hot, try adding more vegetables or a little cream, sugar and a few drops of lemon juice. What to drink A low-tannin wine such as a viognier suits Indian food perfectly. Milk is also good while eating a hot meal. eifion rees CALLING all Mo Bros: if youve not heard about Movember yet then you might be wondering why many around you are sporting the first wisps of a fledgling moustache. To clarify, Movember is about men growing a moustache (you might even look like Tom Selleck, above), throughout November to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity. To support these hirsute pursuits, Burton has designed seven T-shirts, a flock shirt, boxer shorts and socks with moustache- inspired designs and all in store now. 1 from each item will go to Movember. movember.com Itsthemonthto flash the tache BY jeremY calvert L I k e m a n y k e e n c y c l e commuters, I graduated from riding a hulking mountain bike to a hybrid, then finally suc- cumbed to the shiny temptation of a proper racing bike. Needless to say, I love it. But with a racing bike comes the desire to race -- if only against yourself. So where to go? As a total novice I was hardly going to join a club. Nor would I become one of those rabid commuter racers who treats every set of traffic lights as a starting grid and generally acts like a prat. Theres a time and a place. Well, as I was to discover, the place is Richmond Park, and the time -- well, the fastest you can ride around it three times. This was the legendary Richmond Park three-lap challenge. I stumbled across the RP3 on a cycling website, and realised it was the perfect outlet for my competitive urges. Richmond Park, Londons biggest open space, and still within sight of the Gherkin, has a 6.8-mile perimeter road as a loop. No traffic lights, clear air, and a couple of decent hills make this a magnet for anyone getting serious about their cycling. Oh, and its 650 resident deer give you something to look at as you sweat. PERSONALBESTS The challenge stems from a free website forum on bikeradar.com where members record their best times for a three-lap sprint. everyones personal best is listed on the site, as well as their age, the type of bike they use, the type of cyclist (for example, racer or triathlete) and the date of their effort. Current times, and there are more than 130 members, vary from 48mins 42secs for a member named ThehairyLeggedOne, a duathlete, to 1hr 18mins 22secs from a index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html