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Europe's best mountainside campsites

<b>Yurt Holiday Portugal, Portugal</b><p>Conceived by a pair of London ex-pats, this isolated glampsite in the Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in Portugal, is a luxury eco-conscious escape. A zig-zag of steps tumble down the hillside to two yurts and a bell tent, in the flatter valley bottom. …

The 20 Quirkiest Towns in America

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

Paddleboarding

Maple Grilled Salmon Recipe

PER SERVING *<p><b>Calories</b>400Calories from Fat200<p><b>% DAILY VALUE*</b><p>Total Fat22g34%<p>Saturated Fat5g25%<p>Trans …

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers With Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

The cure for the common skewer: brined chicken is wrapped in bacon, threaded on skewers with pineapple, grilled, and finished with a brush of teriyaki for a sweet, salty, fruity, smoky, and meaty treat.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Brine:</b>7 cups cold water1 1/2 cups soy sauce1/4 cup …

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

For an extra-decadent mashed potato dish, spread finished mashed potatoes out in a baking dish and top with a thin layer (about 2 Tbsp) of …

Marinated Flank Steak with Lemony Arugula and Feta Salad from 'Kitchen Garden Cookbook'

<b>Jeanne Kelley</b>'s marinated and grilled flank steak with arugula salad comes from the "Spring" chapter in her new <i>Kitchen Garden Cookbook</i>. But with its clean flavors and almost effortless preparation, the dish lands squarely in the realm of summer cooking. Besides, arugula grows year-round in many …

Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

In this easy recipe, shrimp are quickly marinated in a bright and tangy mixture of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic, and herbs and then grilled until plump and slightly charred. They're perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead …

Seafood

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies may sound extremely unappealing, but I can assure you they are phenomenal. You will not notice the black beans in these, I promise.<p>I put this to the test on my mother-in-law. Now, she usually turns her nose up at my healthy meals and any attempts to make things healthier, lower …

Dessert

Mediterranean Grain Salad

Enjoy this satisfying vegetarian main: a generous bulgur salad with crumbled goat cheese and juicy tomatoes.

Healthy Eating

a tour of our chicken coop

Yesterday, I shared pictures of the process of building our coop. Today’s post is simply a photo tour of the coop. Like I mentioned yesterday, our …

Say NO to takeout for lunch! 15 homemade lunches for the office that don't need to be reheated: http://thekitc.hn/19cudUn

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Vietnam War

Homemade Caramel Candy - Eat Boutique - Food Gift Love

<i>There are a few things I know are true. First, homemade candy is amazing. Second, caramel is probably one of the best flavors ever created (in my</i> …

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

Ready for Thanksgiving? Here’s a last minute DIY to spruce up your table and a craft that the kids can have their hand at too!<p>Get the instructions …

Crafting

Tennis Ball Redo: A DIY Stuff Holder

Having an item that is not restricted to one narrow use is always a good thing. Being able to make this item yourself on the cheap is even better. …

Weibo

All you need to make truly incredible limoncello are some good lemons, a bottle of stiff vodka, and just a little patience: http://thekitc.hn/18y3kKi

Fruit Simple Syrups • this heart of mine

Last week when I shared the details of the ice cream party, I mentioned that I currently have a thing for fruity simple syrups. Simple syrup is a …

How to Make Almond Butter

I’m normally not a huge fan of almond butter. I mean, given the choice, peanut butter would always win over almond butter any day. But a few weeks …

Easy Ginger Honey Syrup

This tasty ginger honey syrup is made with just a few easy-to-find ingredients and is a snap to mix together!<p>It’s superb for treating:<p>nausea<br>• stomach …

Don't Buy That! 10 Foods You Should Make at Home

Some very delicious packaged foods have some seriously disgusting ingredients (who knew ice cream’s dirty little secret?). Others are ridiculously …

How To Make A Simple, Natural Alternative To Bleach

A few years ago, I received an email from a reader that started with, “I need HELP Jillee!” Well I couldn’t possibly ignore that! ;-) It turned out …

Homemade Vanilla

<i>If you think you’ve seen this before, you’re not wrong–I posted this last fall and it was our most popular recipe of 2013! It’s not too early (or too</i> …

Almond-Cranberry Twist

2<p>SHARES<p>The light flavor of white whole-wheat flour means no one will guess this sweet yeast bread is made with 50 percent whole-grain flour. The …

Baking

Lucky Lettuce Wraps