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i-on Edinburgh | January 2014

Blackberry Blondies

Blondies are the blank canvases of the bar cookie world. They have a slightly dense, chewy texture, but they are relatively plain and get most of …


Cocktail Gardening, Garden Cocktails, Cocktails in the Garden, Recipes: Gardener's Supply

Designed to fit in a 2x8 bed, this Cocktail Garden includes many of the herbs and plants you'll need for custom cocktails: flavorful herbs, minature …


DIY Fractal Antenna for Digital TV

Spotted in the MAKE Flickr Pool, this homemade fractal antenna for digital television signals by Roy Jacobsen of Fargo, ND. Instructions for, and discussions of, similar designs are available in this Instructable from William Ruckman. Judging from the comments over there, folks who have built their …

How to build the ultimate garden den

A small space, simple gathered materials and a ripe imagination are all you need to build an outdoor den.<p>Who wouldn't want a den? There is something primeval about dens and hideaways, perhaps due to the basic human need for a private space that you share with only a select few.<p>Children create dens …


Euphoric Over Euphorbia: 5 Perennials Every Garden Needs

Every now and then, during the course of the year, I like to take a sideways glance at my own garden, but also the gardens that I visit, walk past, …


5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

To upgrade summer's coolest brews, lose the sugar and stir in these extras instead.<p>Sugar Buster = Black Tea + Cinnamon


Garden to Table: Rhubarb Hand Pies

Rhubarb is one of the tastiest plants you can find in a springtime garden. Here’s a simple recipe for turning a prized late spring plant into …


Environment: News & features


Shopping for compost? What’s on offer just isn’t good enough

Gardeners want good quality compost that is clearly labelled – and peat alternatives should be a top priority, says Val Bourne<p>It’s increasingly hard to buy good compost, one that does what it says on the bag. Last year was even worse than usual because frequent heavy rain saturated the compressed …


Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Heat bacon in a 12" skillet over medium heat, and cook, turning once, until crisp and fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate, …


Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Red Lentil Soup Recipe from Where Women Cook• 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils<br>• 3 cups water<br>• Thumb-sized piece of kombu<br>• 2 TB. extra virgin olive oil<br>• 1 medium …


in the kitchen with: valerie rice’s fava bean and arugula pesto orecchiette

Fava beans are in season, the weather is looking up, meals are moving outdoors. These are three good reasons to try blogger and entertainer Valerie …

DIY: How to Make a Bouquet Garni

A bouquet garni is simply a small “bouquet” of fresh herbs that you pop into a broth, soup, or stew for seasoning as it cooks. A staple in French …


Master Class: Roberto Caporuscio Makes Neapolitan Pizza

Making a meadow isn't easy

Transforming an ancient pasture into a meadow worthy of a landscape painting is an art I haven’t mastered, says Philip Mould.<p>I felt the urge coming on when I hit 50. The lure of dirty pictures remained, but had broadened. I now wanted to do to an ancient field what I had spent a career trying to do …


DIY: Instant Children’s Teepee, Summer Edition

Last summer, I spotted a great looking teepee in the neighborhood that seemed like a perfectly doable DIY. I was compelled to investigate. Greg Pitt …