Jason Leach

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Crestline

Santa Barbara, California<p>A young couple with discerning taste and excellent design sensibilities approached the firm with an outdated 1960's home and a modest budget. We transformed the home into an ultramodern, minimalist home featuring sophisticated design. While we maintained the hipped roofs of …

Living Rooms

25 Stress-Free Christmas Dinner Recipes

A stress-free Christmas dinner? Easy peasy. From roast beef tenderloin with red wine sauce to rum cake, these tested and perfected recipes won't let you down -- and many of them can be made ahead of time so you can relax on the big day. Merry Christmas!<p><b>1. Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine …

11 Classic Italian Sauces Everyone Should Learn How to Make

Few things are more comforting than a good bowl of pasta, and what makes it even better is a killer homemade sauce. If you've yet to master classic Italian sauces like basic tomato sauce, bolognese, and vodka sauce, now's the time! You'll thank yourself for learning these recipes that you'll turn …

14 Push Block Plans + 11 Push Stick Plans: Save Your Paws from Table Saws!

What’s the most dangerous power tool? Most woodworkers agree, it’s YOU. And right after that, the table saw :)<p>Staying safe on the table saw takes …

Limoncello

How many drinks are this mouthwatering yet powerful, fresh-tasting yet long-lived? Or, indeed, packed with tangy acidity, yet syrupy and thick – and are sipped after dinner as a digestif ?<p>At least, that’s how they drink limoncello in southern Italy, especially along the Amalfi coast and in Sicily. …

Amalfi Coast

Banana rum friands

Banana and rum are well-established bedfellows, and for good reason. The natural sweetness of the fruit sits beautifully with the rich, woody tones of a good quality dark rum. Infusing caramel is a delicious way to add a grown up twist to pretty friands, although be warned that the alcohol in this …

Booming Seaweed Farming Exposes Producers and Environment to Risks, Experts Warn

Changing Planet<p>The booming, multi-billion dollar seaweed farming industry could easily and needlessly drop into expensive pitfalls experienced previously in both agriculture and fish farming, the United Nations University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health, and the …

Seaweed

7 DIY Push Sticks You Can Add to Your Arsenal of Tools

Table saw push sticks are vital for safety and make a great first woodworking project.<p>Those plastic push sticks included with most table saws are functional, but when you really need to up your table saw game, you'll need a variety of push sticks in different shapes and sizes. The following push …

Ya or Na? Sam Maloof with one of his amazing rocking chairs... His rocking chairs are in the White House and the Smithsonian

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Furniture Collection Inspired by Persian Architectural Patterns

Designed by Maryam Pousti, of Studio Pousti, the CHEFT Collection is a series of furniture pieces that were inspired by Persian architectural …

Furniture

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Vietnamese prawn noodle soup

INGREDIENTS<p>1.5 litres of good chicken, beef, or veg stock<br>• 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped<br>• 2 red chillies, deseeded for less heat if preferred, very finely chopped<br>• 2 sticks of lemongrass, first two layers removed, the white bit finely chopped<br>• 3cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and very finely …

Soysauce

Dark chocolate fondant

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the ganache centre:</b><p>65g dark chocolate,<br>• (55 per cent cocoa), chopped into squares<br>• 15g liquid glucose<br>• 25ml whipping cream<p><b>For the fondant:</b><p>80g dark chocolate<br>• (70 per cent cocoa)<br>• 80g butter<br>• 3 egg yolks<br>• 45g sugar<br>• 30g flour<br>• oil spray, for greasing<p>METHOD<p>Make the ganache in advance to give it …

Dessert

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Cooking

Nura Headphones Adapt To You To Make Music Perfect

In 2006 Steve Jobs said, “<i>Music is so deep within all of us, but it’s easy to go for a day or a week or a month or a year without really listening to music.”</i> I find that to be true. It just feels weird to not listen to music to keep you company and affect your mood.<p>Audiophiles don’t just listen to …

Consumer Tech

Revealed: the secret to making amazing truffles

Most chefs have a touch of the science geek about them. One thing I enjoy about my job is experimenting with flavours and processes and coming up with original ideas that separate my food from the pack. This week, I’m going to share a chocolate truffle-making technique that will allow you to …

Dessert

50 foods to try before you die

Ice Cream

King prawn, noodle and lemongrass broth recipe

This Thai soup from The Detox Kitchen - bursting with selenium, tryptophan, and potassium - is ideal for cleansing your system<p>This version of the classic noodle soup uses Thai flavours – ginger, coriander and lemongrass – to create a really fresh, fragrant, cleansing broth. If you can’t find brown …

Food

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

Baking

These Are the Only 4 Films That Actually Needed to Be in 3D

Clash Of The Titans isn't one of them.<p>There are only 4 movies that need to be in 3D.<p>There are plenty of other films that look better in 3D or are enhanced by 3D or are fun to see in 3D. If you like 3D, that's great. But there are only four that <i>need</i> to be in 3D.<p>And we're talking about proper, modern …

Toy Story

'Should have started yesterday': Why better transmission planning is urgently necessary for tomorrow's grid

An adage warns that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Transmission experts say system planners may be doing just that.<p>As the U.S. moves toward …

New, Innovative, Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning Systems Coming Our Way

With a big concentration in the last few years on the world becoming a more ‘greener’ place to live, no stone is being unturned in the search for …

Carbon Dioxide

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Animals

In pictures: the world's best steak restaurants

Buenos Aires

Toyota's Setsuna is an amazing wooden concept car designed to last generations

Debuting at Milan Design Week next Monday, Toyota's Setsuna is probably the most unique concept car to debut from a major automaker this year. If it's not obvious from looking at it, this adorable little roadster is made almost entirely of wood — Japanese cedar and birch, to be specific — and was …

One batch of minced pork, four recipe ideas

Pork mince is a fantastic and versatile product. Often overlooked for its beef equivalent, it can provide a welcome change in the kitchen. A good butcher will mince the cuts that you want, so you can ensure that you get the quality, flavour and provenance you want.<p><b>To make your pork and ginger …

Soysauce

MIT Is Building 3D Solar Towers, and So Far They Have Achieved Phenomenal Results

<b>IMPROVING EFFICIENCY</b><p>Most solar panels are placed flat on rooftops because they are designed to harness solar energy when the sun is directly …