Deirdre Woods

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Polished Concrete: How It Is Made and What to Consider When Using It in Your Projects

Polished concrete is a versatile material that is easily customizable in its appearance, using stunning aggregates, quartz, and colors to create a …

Home Improvement

I Grew Up Eating This Common Indian Vegetable. Now It's a Wellness 'Superfood.'

I never thought I'd see this childhood staple be sold as an antidote to all things bad.<p>Halfway through a travel story about a miracle plant called moringa, I stopped reading. An American woman traveling through the Caribbean had been offered a couple of raw moringa seeds by her local guide, who …

South India

15 Healthy Meals For Weight Loss That Aren’t Salad

Finding healthy meals for weight loss that aren’t soup, salad or 90% chicken breast can seem harder than finding cheap running clothes that don’t …

Cooking

In Brazil the wounds of slavery will not heal

Brazil abolished slavery 130 years ago, but its society has failed to deal with the crimes that took place. Many Afro-Brazilians remain trapped in a …

Brazil

7 Things You Should Never Do with Dish Soap — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

Dish soap is great! It's handy not only for dishes, but also for cleaning all sorts of other things. It cuts right through grease and makes things …

Cast Iron Skillet

Chocotorta Recipe on Food52

• 15 ounces dulce de leche<br>• 2 8 oz boxes of cream cheese, left out to soften<br>• 2 cups brewed coffee or espresso<br>• 2-3 packs of chocolate cookies, however many it takes to line your dish of choice<p>In a bowl, mix the dulce de leche and soft cream cheese until they’re completely combined. It should be a light …

Dessert

10 No-Knead Bread Recipes You Can Make With 10 Ingredients or Less

Requiring few ingredients and no kneading at all, these recipes are perfect for the beginner baker.<p>No-knead breads have been around for thousands of …

Baking

20 Stunning Raised Garden Bed Ideas That You Need To See

Raised Garden beds are considered one of the most effective gardening techniques due to the numerous advantages they present. The main reason they …

Gardening

Cream Cheese & Wild Blueberry Pound Cake

Recipe<p>Yield: Yields one 8 x 5 inch loaf.<p>This cake makes a wonderful breakfast bread, as well as a dessert or tea cake. It’s moist texture makes …

Baking

Coffee-Walnut Cake Is the British Cake You Need to Know

Make the cake:<p>Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with butter, then line the bottoms with …

Dessert

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Botany

Learning to Farm Is a Graduation Requirement at This High School

By Mary Ann Lieser<p>A group of teens gather quietly in the predawn darkness. Dressed in warm clothing, they meet before breakfast to help capture and …

Farming

13 Storage Ideas That Will Free Up Your Counter Space

Your kitchen never has enough free space to cook. Until now.<p>Clutter seems to breed on kitchen counters. No matter what you do, stuff just piles up there. Here's how to fix it — for good.

Storage Ideas

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

10 Ideas to Steal from the World’s Biggest Botanical Garden

As the world’s most famous botanical garden, Kew is an awe-inspiring place to visit with vast glasshouses (the newly restored Temperate House which …

Landscaping

20 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

Plants

Iceland’s 1st Black Citizen? An Ex-Slave and War Hero Denmark Now Disregards

COPENHAGEN — Long after his death, Hans Jonathan has, at last, gotten some attention. He is the subject of a well-received biography and a groundbreaking genetic study, and is something of a celebrity in Iceland, where he is thought to have been the first black person.<p>But in Denmark, where Hans …

West Africa

The Dream Chocolate Latte Layer Cake Recipe

So milky, so chocolaty and moist, this chocolate latter layer cake with peanuts is the dessert of your dreams! Creamy, moist, and very delicious! …

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Family Dinners on Sunday

On any given weeknight in my household, at precisely 6:05 p.m., there is a flurry of activity all within 7 square feet of our kitchen island. …

How to make a Dutch baby pancake

A Dutch baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake,a Bismarck, or a Dutch puff, resembles a Yorkshire pudding and is normally served for …

Baking

Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake | America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients<p>4<p>cups apple cider<p>3 ¾<p>cups (18 3/4 ounces) all-purpose flour<p>1 ½<p>teaspoons salt<p>1 ½<p>teaspoons baking powder<p>½<p>teaspoon baking soda<p>¾<p>teaspoon ground …

Pastiera

Scott Conant has only one thing in mind after Easter dinner: his family's Italian cheesecake.<p>Make the crust: Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, …

Moist Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Frosting

These beautiful silky chocolate cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting are so rich and creamy! If you are a real chocolate lover then these beautiful …

A Genius Trick So You'll Never Run Out of Nut Milk Again

Seriously, how have we never thought of this before?<p>When it comes to nut milk, we're stuck between two extremes. It's almost embarrassing how often we buy a beautiful jug of plant-based milk, enjoy a glass or two, and then forget about it until it starts to smell like pond water. And when we do …

Breakfast

How Long You Can Store (Almost) Anything in the Fridge, Freezer and Pantry

Is that chicken breast at the bottom of your freezer still safe to eat? How about the mustard that’s been in your cupboard for who knows how long? …

5 Meal Prep Strategies From a Guy Who Does It For a Living

Get your oven mitts ready because these meal prep tips are on fire.<p>There are many ways to be a chef these days besides working at a restaurant. You can serve the every whim of hedge fund billionaires and pop queens. You can travel the world apprenticing with groundbreaking chefs and yoda-like …

Cooking

How a photographer fooled Instagram with a digitally generated 'supermodel'

In the competitive world of Instagram photography, there is perhaps nothing more coveted than a celebrity regramming your photo.<p>For British fashion …

6 Symptoms That Point to a Magnesium Deficiency (and How to Treat It)

Most of us aim to eat balanced meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or at least two of the three (on a good day). But we haven't really gone over …

Curious Melbourne: Gripped by garden envy? Meet Melbourne's urban farmers

Have you ever peered over your backyard fence and inspected your neighbour's impressive vegetable patch with envy? If so, you're not alone.<p>For many …

50 Ketogenic Recipes That Everyone Will Enjoy

Low carbs and high fats!<p>When you eat a lot of carbs, your body produces glucose, which is then used to burn energy. Because glucose is being used as the primary source of energy, fats are not needed, and your body stores them. With a Ketogenic diet, you lower your intake of carbs, and your body is …

Cooking