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The Hale and Hearty History of Eggnog

Nowadays eggnog is a seasonal drink, only available in stores in the “hot” eggnog months of November and December. Some argue that this is just as well. After all, eggnog clocks in at 400 or more calories per cup, a hefty percentage of that in saturated fat and cholesterol. And that’s just the …

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Drone Footage Captures Breathtaking Aerial Tour of Iceland's Dramatic Landscape

Countless photos have shown us the incredible beauty of Iceland, but this amazing video (below) by Blue Racer Productions is just another reminder of the Nordic country's allure. Shot during a recent 8-day trip to the island nation, using a DJI Phantom 3 drone, this aerial footage takes viewers on …

Articles about how do material rich bathroom on Dwell.com - Dwell

Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.<p>When getting ready to host overnight guests, we tend to focus on washing the Bedding, jazzing up the spare room and fully...<p>When it comes to interior design, we don't always see eye to eye with our …

Salted caramel whiskey bread and butter pudding recipe

There can be no dessert more comforting or delicious than bread and butter pudding - and it's even better with a caramel whiskey sauce<p>You could say that I grew up on bread and butter pudding. My mum or dad would prepare it at least once every two weeks. It is simple to make and great for using up …

Six forgotten cocktails that deserve to be revived

Drinks expert David Wondrich shares recipes for six retro drinks worth trying at home<p>Some cocktails are stars from the moment they are born; others take a while to rise to fame; and some are unfairly consigned to the scrapheap. Here are six forgotten cocktails worth reviving.<p><b>New York Sour recipe</b><p>The …

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Make Your Own Cardboard Robot

Goodbye, clunky metal robots. A neat new ‘bot from a German robotics design studio is a DIY affair that lets any Maker with an X-Acto knife slap together a programmable, moving machine.<p>ZURI’s exterior structure is just paper and cardboard, and can be assembled with a few basic tools, like a ruler, …

Have You Met Ollie?

So the holidays are coming up soon and as always you want to stay on the top of your game with gifting. I have a brilliant suggestion on hand, that …

17 Recipes Worth Getting Garlic Breath For

Vampires, beware: These garlic recipes are too good to pass up.<p><b>Is there anything better than the scent of a few garlic cloves</b> cooking away on the stovetop? Except for a whole head of it in the oven, we think not. What we're trying to say here is that we really like garlic. No, we <i>love</i> the stuff. …

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Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

The secret of New York City’s mythic bagel-making water

There are essentially two elements—calcium and magnesium—in very specific proportions that make the water in the New York metro area unique.<p>Fortunately, the ratio of those two ingredients to other minerals also happen to be ideal for baking crispy-on-outside-chewy-on-the-inside New York-style …

British Egg Week: How To Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Budding foodies rejoice! We have the secret to glorious, melt-in-the-mouth scrambled eggs.<p><b>So what's the technique?</b><p>Kickstart your delightful bit of …

Signature cocktail recipes from the world's best bars

What do the world's best bars serve their discerning guests? Read on for bitters, berries and botanicals<p>Five of the UK's successful venues, in the <b>2014 World's 50 Best Bar Awards,</b> share their signature cocktail recipes.<p><b>ARTESIAN'S DIGIDIVA (above)</b> <b><br>Artesian at The Langham Hotel</b>was named the world's …

Farrotto with Fried Egg

1 serving<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 large egg<p>3/4 cup leftover Tomato Farroto, warmed<p>Hot sauce<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Crack egg into skillet and fry until egg white is set but yolk is still soft and runny, about 3 minutes. Top …

Taqueria Guacamole

Makes about 2 cups<p>It doesn't take a rocket scientist to make this simple guacamole. Make sure you're avocados are ripe and your limes are juicy and you're on the way to guacamole heaven.<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large ripe avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, chopped<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime …

Some dishes just aren’t made for sharing

Recently I became a national hate figure. Not since I admitted I thought negronis taste like bad dental mouthwash, have I felt so reviled. Apart from the time I rolled my eyes at nasty sour espressos. And the time I admitted to having eaten a festering sausage off one of those carts in Trafalgar …

Jack Monroe’s beetroot hummus with flatbread recipe

I first made this hummus for a fourth birthday party. As much as I rail against gender norms in most aspects of my life, the smallest girl in our household is a lover of pink and princesses, so I made her some lurid hummus. I’ve teamed it with a flatbread recipe I made at the Oxford Food Symposium …

85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.

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Beetnik Martini

12 Servings<p>If juicing sounds too healthy for you, may we suggest adding booze? The beets turn the vodka a fantastic shade of pink, and ginger adds a flavorful kick.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vodka and syrup<p>6 medium red beets (about 2½ lb.), scrubbed, trimmed<p>1 750-ml bottle vodka<p>¾ cup sugar<p>2 …

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Bike Gear for Rainy Days

The old Swedish saying goes that there’s no bad weather, just bad clothes—but the dampness and chill of a Pacific Northwestern autumn can make many a devoted cyclist hang their bike up in the garage until spring. That said, a few carefully chosen items can extend your cycling season for quite a …

Hydroelectric Tidal House Project by Margot Krasojevic

We have found many ways to take advantage of solar power but what about tidal power? It is non-polluting, reliable, and predictable. Margot …

Drying With Light

Because the rainy season doesn’t agree with fresh laundry, the YOGA “light dryer” is here to help prevent mildew, water stains and bad smells when …

A Bench That Challenges Gravity

Sometimes, (as we all know very well), all you need are two legs. Izabela Boloz examines that further in her Leaning Bench, a simple, two-legged …