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The Most Delicious Recipes for Marinated Chicken

It’s usually not a compliment when someone declares a food tastes like chicken. This commonly used phrase is essentially a gentler way of saying it …

This Is the Ingredient You Should Be Rubbing on Your Steak

Coffee — It’s one of the staples of our lives. Any task seems easier with a steaming latte in hand. Have you ever tried eating it though? Not <i>coffee-flavored</i> food like ice cream. Actual fresh-ground coffee. Sound strange? Yeah, we though so too, until we mixed it with chili, sugar and spices and …

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The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

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The Ultimate Man Burger Recipe by Susan Benton on Honest Cooking

<b>No Labor Day barbecue would be complete without a great, classic burger.</b><br>By Susan Benton<p>The Ultimate Man Burger recipe below is grilled to perfection …

How to Grill Corn the Right Way

You deserve only the best, so throw your corn on the grill.<p>Corn is a summer staple because it's the best there is. But you know what makes corn better than the best? Throwing it on a grill and getting some char on those kernels. The technique is easy, convenient, and loads it up with smoky depth …

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Articles about 5 houses architects designed themselves on Dwell.com - Dwell

Foyer House is a minimal residence located in Okayama, Japan, designed by Toki Architect Design Office.<p>House K is a minimal residence located in Seinäjoki, Finland, designed by Hirvilammi Architects.<p>Lerival, a design house that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, was founded by …

Zero-energy Casa Rosset boasts fantastic views of the Italian Alps

1/15<p>Casa Rosset by De Carlo Gualla Architects<p>De Carlo Gualla Architects designed Casa Rosset, a mountainside home that generates all of its energy …

Going Green: Building and Retrofitting for Efficient Homes

The buzzword in home construction today is “sustainability” – building homes that integrate with the landscape, are energy efficient and use renewable materials. And an eco-friendly home doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury or design. Whether you’re buying new construction or renovating an older home …

Can You Design Innovation?

Innovation districts are popping up all over the country. But will they work?<p>Picture a gleaming building wrapped around an expansive tree-filled courtyard. All the walls are glass so you can see what’s happening in the ground-level retail and open-plan offices on the upper floors. In lieu of …

Articles about these 6 energy efficient homes soak sun on Dwell.com - Dwell

Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy at home? First and foremost, check your energy bill.<p>The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a...<p>John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.<p>Seaside or lakeside, …

Articles about 5 fun homes grownups on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with …

Architect-designed backyard retreat good enough to live in

Photos by J.P. Moczulski<p>“I call High Park my front lawn,” says Norma Gigone, who lives at No. 16 with her husband, Steve Sevsek.<p>The residents of the dead-end street face directly into the woodland that fills the north-west corner of the 161-hectare park.<p>The dense tree canopy doesn’t end at the …

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house

1/19<p>Pumpkin House passivhaus Northwest<p>This "super-efficient demonstration home" consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house, while …

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Five Materials Changing the Face of Buildings

From aesthetics to environmental performance the reasons for exploring new building facade materials are many.<p>Given a certain architectural design …

Chicken or Steak with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:35 minPrep:20 minCook:15 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories296Total Fat3 …

7 Grilling Accessories To Up Your Backyard Seafood Game

We know the anxiety you're going through: tossing a beautiful red snapper or $58 worth of day boat scallops on the grill can be much scarier than dealing with an Oscar Weiner. But the right tools can make it just as easy.<p><b>Himalayan salt block</b><p>Place this pink crystalline block atop your grill and sear …

Can You Design Innovation?

Innovation districts are popping up all over the country. But will they work?<p>Picture a gleaming building wrapped around an expansive tree-filled courtyard. All the walls are glass so you can see what’s happening in the ground-level retail and open-plan offices on the upper floors. In lieu of …

Gorgeous Pond House is a zero-energy ‘dream house’ retreat in Louisiana

1/19<p>The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm by Michael Holly<p>Architect Michael Holly recently completed the Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm, an exquisite …

Solar Decathlon: The Search for The Best Carbon-Neutral House

What’s the latest in well-designed, energy-efficient solar homes? The U.S. Department of Energy has invited 15 teams from colleges across the country …

Here's why the green energy movement is red, white and blue

The Pope just took a stand on climate change. One of the fastest cars in the world is electric. China is the world’s leading market for solar. So why …

Atlanta Architect Advocates for City Pride, New Approaches

Atlantans often decry mediocre architecture and planning practices in the city, chalking up the chaos to the fact that "it's just Atlanta." But is it time to stop making excuses for our city and instead think about how we can make things a bit better? One local architect, <b>Brian Ward, AIA</b> — Director …

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Heatherwick's gorgeous green-roofed Maggie's center makes a whole building out of a garden

Thomas Heatherwick Studio has been granted permission to build the new Maggie's cancer care center in Yorkshire, England. New images show a …

Harold Orr, Passive House pioneer, gets recognition in his own home town 40 years later

While being interviewed by CBC Regina about air conditioning, I mentioned that the real answer to the problem of AC could be found right there in the …

Articles about sustainable wisconsin home nearly grid on Dwell.com - Dwell

After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient …

Holly & Smith Architects Design A Home Overlooking A Pond In Louisiana

Holly & Smith Architects have designed the “Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm” in Hammond, Louisiana.<p>The architect’s description<p>The Pond House at Ten Oaks …

Smoked Char Siu Pork Shoulder Steaks Recipe

Inspired by the sweet, salty, and earthy qualities of Chinese char siu pork, with smoky, tender meat and bits of luscious fat. The pork shoulder is cut into steaks and rubbed with a mix of five-spice powder, brown sugar, and salt, then smoked with a sweet hoisin-honey glaze.<p><b>Read more: Grilling:</b> …

How to Make America’s Best Ribs at Home

The American Royal Barbecue, held in Kansas City, Missouri every October, is the nation’s largest BBQ contest. More than 560 teams competing, …

11 Steak Sauce Recipes to Make at Home

Okay, so you've perfected the cook on your signature steak. Now, how to dress it? Here are some of our favorite homemade sauces to upgrade your …