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This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

Forget apps that track your expenses for you. Forget Excel spreadsheets that require meticulous data entry. Forget email notifications of your bank …

Personal Finance

Feed your entire neighborhood with this new garden idea from Ikea

Come for a salad, stay for the opportunity to provide meals for others. That appears to be the new mantra from Ikea and Space10, described as “a …

Rio De Janeiro

Noodle Salad With Chicken and Chile-Scallion Oil

This spicy, crunchy, and refreshing noodle salad will make any weeknight better, and is a great way to use up leftover roast chicken.

Thai Beef Stew With Lemongrass and Noodles

In this soul-satisfying dish, delicate rice noodles are combined with gingery spiced beef.

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

Cooking

Spicy Thai Inspired Noodles

Sometimes I blindly follow recipes and then get to the end and wonder why I did something that took x minutes longer than needed or used some …

Pumpkin, Corn, and Lemongrass Soup

Soups with anything but a broth base are a rarity in Chinese and Japanese households, but corn soups and pumpkin soups—favored Western imports—are …

Food Preservation

Cuban Black Bean Stew

Cuban black bean soup ranks with France's steak frites and Italy's spaghetti with red sauce as a national obsession. It is a touchstone dish of the …

Food Preservation
Latkes

Escarole, Pear, Parmesan, and Basil Leaf Salad

Fresh basil and pears team up to offer a winning combination of delicate fruit and herbal notes to this bright, crisp salad.

Spices

Yogurt, Cucumber Mint

[<i>Also from Sabrina Ghayour: Spicy Tomato & Pepper Dip and Smoked Aubergines with Garlic
</i>]<p><b>Maast O Khiar</b><p>For Iranians, this dish serves the purpose of …

Cucumber

How-To: Make a Spoon Ring

If you’ve ever admired a spoon ring and wondered about making them yourself, you’re in luck! Caitlin from The Merrythought will walk you through the whole process—from pretty spoon to stylish piece of DIY jewelry—in her easy-to-follow spoon ring tutorial.<p>Like Caitlin, I too have a collection of …

How to Build a Basement Hydroponic Garden

Introduction: How to Build a Basement Hydroponic Garden<p>This is the hydroponic garden I started a few months ago in my basement. It is automated by a …

Woodworking

Thai Lemongrass Soup

Bruise the lemongrass stalks by pressing on them with a large knife, until they flatten a bit. Cut each stalk into 4 sections. Set aside.<p>Heat 2 …

Recipe Roundup: Cozy Winter Stews | Williams-Sonoma Taste

The cold days and nights of winter have arrived…it’s the perfect time for cooking hearty, warming stews brimming with meat and vegetables. Add a salad and plenty of crusty bread for a comforting meal that’s sure to take the chill off.<p><b>Hearty Beef Stew</b><br>Two things set this old-fashioned beef stew apart …

Cooking

Fried Brussels Sprout Salad for Meatless Monday

For the Pickled Red Onions- (can be made up to 24 hours in advance)<p>Combine vinegar, 1/2 cup water, sugar, oregano, salt, black pepper, red pepper, …

The World of Buttercreams: 6 Varieties to Try at Home

Let me start this lengthy guide with a very simple, but often overlooked, tip: don't ever serve buttercream—any kind of buttercream—cold. Don't do it! Why? Because cold buttercream is very, very firm, which makes it way less creamy and a whole lot more like you're just eating sweet cold butter. So …

How to Cook Pot Roast, Without a Recipe

Pot roast (or pot au feu if you're being fancy) is one of the most satisfying winter dishes. Here's how to nail it, every time<p>A few weeks back, just after Thanksgiving, Hugh Acheson posted this pot roast photo on his Instagram account. Two thoughts popped in my head: 1) Damn, that looks good. 2) …

Cooking

Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup (Canh Chua)

<i>Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu ( Canh Chua)- flavorful, warming and healing, this version is vegan and gluten free!</i><p><i>If the only prayer you</i> …

Turkey Pho

One of our family Thanksgiving leftover traditions is to make stock out of the turkey bones. That stock eventually becomes rice porridge or sometimes …

4 Tips for Photographing Bugs and Insects

Sometimes the most interesting things to photograph are right under your nose, even though you might have to look a little harder to see them. Bugs, …

10 Hot Photography Tutorials

Who else is slightly freaked out by how fast the year is moving? Anyway – it’s time to look back on the hottest tutorials for the last month. This …

Free Resources for Photographers

Right now there are many new photographers who are struggling as they try to get their businesses off the ground and photographers who have been in …

Shaved Street Meat on the Rotisserie - Kebab

Flavours of Greece!...lemon, oregano, garlic, mint, basil.<p>OR<p>Spicy Middle Eastern Flavours of garlic, chilies, cumin, coriander, horseradish.<p>You can …

Oven Roasted Indian-Spiced Leg of Lamb

This Indian-inspired yogurt marinade made with ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric, crushed chilli, fennel, and lime juice, lends a wonderfully exotic …

Best Ever, Super Easy Salsa

Total Time: 15 minutes<p>Shares 53,69K<p>This fresh, vibrant easy salsa is loaded with delicious South of the Border flavor and comes together in less than …

Climbing Up: 10 Innovative Vertical Garden Ideas - Urban Gardens

<b>I often think of vertical gardens as the utilitarian cousin of the decorative container garden. You’d love a vegetable garden, but your studio</b> …

How to Make Buttercream Frosting

So-Easy Homemade Buttercream<p>Learning how to make frosting from scratch is worth the effort. Rich buttercream frosting adds a pretty finish and a …

Recipe: Potato Salad with Lemon Tahini & Dill Dressing

Potato Salad with Lemon Tahini & Dill Dressing<p>Serves 6 to 8<p><i>For the salad:</i> <br>2 pounds red or yellow potatoes, cut into large bite-sized pieces<br>Kosher …

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