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Homemade alcohol: let's sloe down and talk about moonshine

Mark Diacono catches up with John Wright, a wild-food expert who also knows a thing or two about homemade booze<p>I have known John Wright a good many years, and you could count the times I've seen him without a drink on the fingers of one foot. By the same token, I've never seen him worse for wear. …

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In Search of a Scent: The Black Orchid

The black orchid came to my attention a year or so ago when I was asked to style a shoot for Tom Ford’s perfume called, predictably, Black Orchid …

Knitting and Crochet: 5 Resources for Blocking Basics

Yarn crafters have always had a love/hate relationship with blocking. It’s a necessary evil, especially for properly fitting garments, open laces, and giving your handmade projects a nice finished look (example: my chevron lace cardigan, pictured above), but finding the right method for both your …


Ceramic Bowl Looks like It’s Made of Spaghetti

For the pasta lovers who like to eat with their eyes, Polish ceramacist Kasia Wieczorek created this quirky bowl that looks amazingly like it’s made of spaghetti and tomato sauce.<p>[via Whimsebox]

Lace lamp/Doiliy Lamp – DIY

We are at our little cottage in Dalarna and we are fixing it up. So we are able to use it even in the winter.<br>(Dalarna is in th middle/north of …

DIY: Mosaic Ornaments from CDs + Video Tutorial

I've been itching to make holiday crafts all year and I'm so excited to share my first one. For this week's DIY project, I'm making some sparkly …

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Hello little floor. You are so intriguing. Are you pieces of old wood? Are you tile? Tell me you’re not vinyl. Bet you’re laminate flooring. Sssshhh …

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Common Octopus - Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

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Davidson Seamount 2006: Exploring Ancient Coral Gardens: January 30 Log

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NOAA Ocean Explorer: Expedition to the Deep Slope 2007: Mission Summary

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Beneath the Waves

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It’s rustic and earthy, colourful and casually chic. Can simple and stylish be seriously sexy? I’m daydreaming of bikinis and bare feet, too much …

An Italian plant fair near Pisa makes a great weekend break

There's plenty to learn and see at Murabilia, an Italian plant fair in the sun<p>If you are looking for a weekend break next autumn I recommend the plant fair in Lucca, just north of Pisa. Called Murabilia, it has a stunning location on top of the massive Renaissance brick walls that surround the old …

The Best Thanksgiving Sides Ever

We've tracked down 13 can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.<p>Photo: William …

How to make alcoholic gifts for Christmas

With a glut of fruit and the party season looming, now is the time to turn garden produce into a festive tipple<p>Looking for home-made Christmas presents and party drinks? Then look no further than your orchard, hedgerow or flower bed, and turn an assortment of garden produce into heady ambrosia: …

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, and it's the sum of everything your body …