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How to make a sourdough starter—and keep it alive

The perfect loaf starts with some bacterial friends.<p>Sourdough bread, tangy and chewy, is my favorite bread for grilled cheese sandwiches (white cheddar only, please), pesto paninis, and eating an entire loaf in one sitting. To rise, this bread doesn't rely on the packets of dried yeast you find in …

grilled cheese

La Vie Rustic Recipe: Tomato Tart with Whole Roasted Garlic Cloves

<i>I was served a version of this tomato tart at a tiny French bistro. A couple ran the off-the-beaten-track spot; she did the cooking while he tended</i> …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Watch a Master Bookbinding Technician Making Custom Boxes

Paperboard, glue, funky tools, math and a high level of manual skill<p>Stuff comes in boxes, and we throw away or recycle most of those boxes. But every …

Woodworking

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Awe-inspiring giant sequoia trees are among the largest living things on earth, but the opportunity to experience them is rare. Approximately 75 groves exist, and #GiantForest (pictured here) at #Sequoia #NationalPark in #California is one of the largest groves. Some of the largest trees are in the Giant Forest -- some of which are as tall as an average 26-story building and their diameter at the base exceeds the width of many city streets. Photo of #snow-covered sequoias by Steven M. Bumgardner from earlier this #winter.

Making Bacon at Home

Making bacon at home is surprisingly easy but a bit time consuming. If you have some salt, a refrigerator, a smoker, and a week to kill you can have …

Italian Sausage, Garlic, and Red Pepper Stromboli Recipe

Everyone likes pizza. Isn't that a statement of fact? Sometimes, though, it's good to switch things up. That's where stromboli comes into play. Containing all the same ingredients in a different package, it's a customizable crowd-pleaser that can be prepared many ways. Ours is stuffed with sausage, …

Rustic Garlic Chicken

Yes, <i>three</i> heads of garlic. You don't have to peel the cloves first. They soften during cooking and take on a subtle sweetness. Each person squeezes …

Chicken Skewers with Meyer Lemon Salsa

Makes 6 Servings<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 Meyer lemons<p>1/2 cup finely chopped English hothouse cucumber<p>3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions, divided<p>1 serrano chile (with seeds), finely chopped<p>Pinch of sugar<p>Kosher salt<p>1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2” pieces<p>Freshly …

Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie Crumble - My Favorite Pot Pie

Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add diced carrots, onion and celery. Saute vegetables, stirring occasionally until lightly golden and …

Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Tarragon Sauce

What's for dinner? You know that dreaded question, right? Day after day after day. So I'm here today with another option. I can whip up a batch of …

Logo Design: Dots

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Does No One Else Find This Ridiculous?

Bike Grouch Alert: So it's come to this.<p>That there is Lucid Design's "Kit Bike," which, like an IKEA shelving unit, can be assembled from and …

How to choose green furniture

<b>Certified sustainable wood</b><br>Whether a piece of furniture is made from wood, cloth, metal, plastic, or whatever else, there are earth-friendly options. …

How to Sharpen a Chainsaw + Basic Chainsaw Maintenance | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Uncle Buzz Surwilo.</i><p>With that under your belt and a brand new saw sitting in your garage, you’re probably …

SC3 Adventure Dual Sport Motorcycle by Carducci Dual Sport

<b>SC3 Adventure Dual Sport Motorcycle</b> is actually a transformation from Harley Davidson model year between 1993-2003. Carducci team offers full …

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Living in a tiny space and not quite sure how to furnish it? With more and more people moving to urban centers, more designers are coming up with …

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