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Parsley, Kale, and Berry Smoothie

2 Servings<p>Parsley can reinvigorate your cooking--and your health.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) flat-leaf parsley (leaves and stems)<p>4 kale leaves (center ribs removed)<p>1 cup frozen organic berries (such as strawberries or raspberries)<p>1 banana (cut into pieces)<p>1 teaspoon ground …

Take Complete Care of Your Cast Iron with This Video Guide

Good cast-iron cookware will last you a lifetime, if you take good care of it. We've shown you how to clean, how to season, and the best oils to use, …

25 Ways to Use Cardamom

Using spices like cardamom really helps me think outside the box and play with new flavors and cuisines that I normally don't cook. Cardamom is a …

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography in 30 Days

Improvement in any area requires a plan and some action. If you would like to improve the results that you get from your own photography there are …

They're Finally Here!The Sony Smart Lenses - QX10 & QX100

Meet the Sony Smart Lenses, pro-quality lenses that are also full-fledged cameras!<p>These first-of-their-kind lens cameras use your smartphone as a …

How to Take More Impressive Instagram Photos

Want to make your pictures better with Instagram, but aren't sure what tools to start with? This article by Jenn's Trends is a great intro to …

Build a Bike-Sized Toolkit out of Water Bottles

If your bike ever breaks down and needs minor repairs on the side of the road, would you have what you needed to fix it? Building a small toolkit to …

toolkit

11 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water (And How to Drink It for Good Health)

I was first introduced to the concept of lemon water when I started doing yoga. An avid drinker (of water!), it was refreshing to learn a new spin on …

Wellness

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20 Ways to Become a Better Writer

Two years ago, if you were to tell me I’d one day be writing for my favorite magazines and finishing my first screenplay… well, I wouldn’t believe …

Learn Photoshop and Illustrator Shortcuts with These Cheat Sheets

Keyboard shortcuts are among the best productivity hacks, and Adobe's design programs offer plenty of them. Whether you're just starting to use Adobe …

Give Most Fruits the Sniff Test to See If They're Ripe or Not

When in doubt, use your nose. That's how you'll know pineapples, peaches, and other fruits are ripe.<p>Secret Tips from the Yumiverse illustrated a …

Food

Stabilize a Cutting Board with a Damp Towel

A slippery cutting board is a recipe for disaster, so if you'd like to keep your fingers intact, there's a really easy way to stabilize it.<p>We've …

How I Shot It: Food Photography

A post by freelance commercial and editorial photographer, food stylist & writer -Andrew Scrivani – one of the course presenters at next weeks …

Photography

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

Tutorials

Check Out These Great Photographs and Photography Articles

Another week in the wide world of photography has passed us by, and once again Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for the links to the …

Landscape Photography

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a …

eleMount is a Simple and Stylish Surface and Tripod Mount for your Smartphone

If you like using your smartphone to do any kind of photography or videography, a great mount can go a long way in making your life easier. eleMount …

Photos of Food That Will Make You Hungry

Food photography is a still life specialization of commercial photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Portraits – Lighting the Shot

When it comes to shooting stunning portraits, lighting can be the X factor in making your pictures pop. This new eBook is designed to help you better …

How to Get Creative with Aperture and Colour

You are probably already familiar with the effect of aperture on your images. If not, here’s a quick recap: for any given focal length and …

Aperture

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

Camera showdown: iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5 vs. HTC One vs. Lumia 1020 vs. Galaxy S4

Triggertrap Releases Revamped Version 2.0, Now Offers 14 Triggering Options

The popular mobile triggering solution Triggertrap just announced version 2.0 of its mobile application, complete with a visual overhaul and a total …

Lighting Techniques for Professional Food Photography

For William Brinson, it’s all about the details. In fact, it’s the attention he innately gives the details that made him one of the country’s premier …

Photography

How to Track Social Media Stats within WordPress

You know that old Irish joke: She is so social she would attend the opening of an envelope? Well this is exactly what the seo spiders are up to: …

40 Free WordPress Themes for Food and Recipe Blog

Every business wants to take advantage of their virtual presence because they do not want to leave any stone unturned. This is the reason why more …

How To Protect WordPress from Intrusion: Your Must-Read Checklist

Botnets around the world have turned their attention from sending out spam emails to systematically hacking into WordPress installs; it’s a lucrative …

10 Must-Have Free WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Workflow

Workflow