Christopher Giranda

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When the Catholic church ruled time | Faith Matters

Today, there are so many devices and ways for us to effortlessly mark each day of the calendar.<p>Back in the Middle Ages, however, it was hard work to …

Italy

Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse (10-Minute Recipe)

Deliciously light, fluffy Bailey’s chocolate mousse cake is so rich and creamy. You can make it for the weekend and surprise your family or</i> …

Dessert

Researchers found a way to wirelessly charge devices by blasting them with lasers

Even the most futuristic of devices start to feel dated when you plug them into charge. Sure, there’s wireless charging, but it’s just plugging in your device without actually plugging it in, right? I mean, you’re still plugging in the mat that it sits on to charge.<p>You know what sounds futuristic? …

Engineering

Creamy Cold Chocolate Whips Recipe – Sweet and Quick

These creamy cold chocolate whips are so cute, soft, and delicious! Ideal for kids and old people, as well as for all the chocolate and cream lovers. …

Dessert

After Annihilation: 10 strange sci-fi books that should be on screen

With Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan’s body-hopping cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon, Alex Garland directing the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s weird and symbolist Southern Reach trilogy and The Expanse’s third season set for release on Syfy this year, any number of SF and fantasy novels that …

Science Fiction

Celebrate San Antonio's 300th Anniversary with this Chili Queens Recipe

From the 1860s to the 1930s, the Chili Queens were the main attraction in plazas across San Antonio. Over mesquite fires, the Chili Queens cooked up …

Cooking

This Vegan Portuguese Kale Soup Will Cure What Ails You

Whenever I’m craving comfort food, I make a big pot of vegan kale soup. Growing up, it was a cure-all remedy in our house. Winter wind just a little too cold? Make the soup. Schoolyard bullying got you down? Mom made the soup. It was also our food of celebration. When my grandma came into town …

Food Preservation

How To Make The Best Coleslaw

Let’s be honest: coleslaw is often an afterthought. A bowl of slaw is an automatic addition to a cookout menu, right next to the potato salad and …

Country Lifestyle

‘The Twilight Zone,’ from A to Z

The planet has been knocked off its elliptical orbit and overheats as it hurtles toward the sun; the night ceases to exist, oil paintings melt, the …

William Shakespeare

Chili Chocolate Mousse Dessert

This chili chocolate mousse is so rich and zesty. The unique, interesting combination of chili and chocolate is elegant, rich, and refreshing – …

Dessert

Lower your high blood pressure the easy way

Got high blood pressure? Feeling stressed out about it?<p>You are not alone. New medical guidelines have lowered the definition of hypertension to a …

Nutrition

Five fantastic new audiobooks

According to the Audio Publisher's Assn., about 25% of us have listened to an audiobook in the last year. Whether an avid listener or a newbie, we can all agree that one of the best aspects of an audiobook is the ability to listen while walking the dog, washing dishes or while driving.<p>If you need …

Books

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Cooking

Spiced Beef Kabobs with Herbed Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe

Spiced Beef Kabobs with Herbed Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Soak skewers in water 30 minutes. Meanwhile, place bread and water …

Country Lifestyle

Pho Recipes That Think Outside the Bowl

You may know Vietnam’s national dish as a beefy noodle soup, but why stop there? With riffs on the recipe ranging from dumplings to burritos to cocktails, it’s time to expand your pho-rizons<p>THIRTY YEARS AGO, writing for a newspaper in the U.S., I would have had to provide a definition of “pho,” a …

Vietnam

Recipe: Maple-Ginger Pork with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Maple Ginger Pork and Sweet Potatoes<p>Serves 4<p>4 (3/4- to 1-inch-thick) center cut, bone-in pork chops (about 1/2 pound each) <br>3 cups cold water, divided …

Cider

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

1. In a large bowl, toss the chicken, scallions and celery to combine. Gently stir in the chopped avocado and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice.<p>2. In a …

Food

This One Ingredient Will Give You the Best Hot Chocolate Ever!

I used to hate cold winter days. Sub-freezing temperatures, whipping wind, icy sidewalks — no, thank you, I'll happily pass. But, I've recently come …

Dessert

Sweet potato and chickpea curry - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>1 tbsp light olive oil<br>• 1 large red onion, finely sliced<br>• 1 large leek, sliced<br>• 1tbsp mild curry paste – or more if you like your food a bit …

Curries

Tasty Baileys Dream Pie Dessert

This is a 15-minute creamy, yummy dessert that you will love it! No-bake plus chocolatey – what can be better, right? Baileys Dream pie is all you …

Dessert

So You Want to Read Time Travel Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Any respectable list of time travel novels has to start with H. G. Wells’ groundbreaking novel <i>The Time Machine</i>. Casting aside the magic and mysticism …

Science Fiction

The Mother Africa (Peanut) Sauce Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> From the cookbook <i>From Harlem to Heaven</i>, by JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls.<p>"In …

Lemon Juice

Italian Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Easy Italian cupcakes with Nutella buttercream are very popular in Italy right now and are a part of the Italian modern cuisine. I ate them twice …

Dessert

Carolina Peach Sangria Recipe

Carolina Peach Sangria Recipe<p>Step 1<p>Combine first 5 ingredients in a pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peaches and raspberries. Cover …

Country Lifestyle

Julius Caesar Revealed, review: ancient Rome isn't so dry and dusty in the hands of Mary Beard

Mary Beard has a particular talent for reflecting upon ancient history with an eye to our own times. Her engaging and accessible <b>Julius Caesar Revealed</b> (BBC One) was full of entertaining nods to the modern world (among them amusingly Trump-ean references to how Caesar was the original “comb-over …

Julius Caesar

Murders, Monsters, Aliens: 4 Books Inspired by The Canterbury Tales

A Retelling<p>It’s hard to appreciate new takes on <i>The Canterbury Tales</i> if you’ve never read the old one, but let’s face it: It can be rough-going for …

Literature

The Jews of medieval England

Jewish communities spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean world from the first century AD, but it was not until the 11th century that Jewish …

History

Semiosis is a first contact novel about coexistence with intelligent plants

Learning to not only survive, but to thrive on an alien world<p>Throughout its history, science fiction has imagined how humanity might meet its cosmic neighbors. How would the first contact with aliens go? Authors have imagined a variety of scenarios, from the desire for amicable partnership between …

Singularity

5 Books You Must Read If You Are an X-Files Fan - Riveted

When something is good, it’s good. <i>The X-Files</i> (WHICH IS FINALLY BACK ON TV) is a show filled with creepy plots, government conspiracy, and everything …

Books

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

Nutrition