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Thousands of fish wash ashore at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic park

Residents close to Jacarepagua Lagoon on Saturday woke up to thousands of dead fish on their beach in Rio de Jeneiro

Thousands of dead fish wer found washed ashore in the Jacarepagua Lagoon on Saturday, next to Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park.

Residents began noticing the appearance of dead fish on …


Over 30 Recipes to Put Herb Stems to Good Use

AntoniaJames helps us stem our waste of herb stems.

Last week as I was preparing dinner, my son walked into the kitchen saying, “Wow, that cilantro smells so good!” I was standing between him and my prep surface, so he couldn’t see what I was chopping. In fact, I was chopping just the stems, and not …


10 Killer Monster Cupcakes to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Halloween will be here before you know it. There will be jack-o’-lanterns to carve, costumes to make, PSLs to drink and parties to attend. Speaking of parties, why not let your Halloween spirit carry on over to dessert? The next time you whip up a batch of cupcakes, turn them into creepy, scary and …


Wash, Rinse, Repeat, Hike: Arm-Powered Camp Dishwasher | Gadgets, Science & Technology

If you would rather be chased through the woods by an angry mother bear than wash your camping dishes by hand, you’ll love David Stockton’s EcoWash …

Domestic Technology

How to Freeze Cooked Rice

Rice is one of the few foods that benefits from freezing. Upon reheating, rice absorbs the moisture that condenses on the interior of the packaging …

31 Days of Halloween - Eyes in the Bushes

If you're enjoying my Halloween posts, be sure to follow with GFC or Facebook... I'm doing another 31 Days of Halloween series this year!


Christmas Lights

Mufleta - A Moroccan Yeast Pancake

While we all are suffering from matza fatigue by the end of Passover, the Moroccan Jewish community is all ablaze with excitement for Mimouna.

The …


How to: Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glasses with Baileys

Thanks to Cheri from the Watering Mouth for revealing the secret! I’m going to stop at the store on the way home to buy some marshmallows and try …

How to do right by summer's bounty of luscious tomatoes

If you're like me, you believe that a fresh, ripe tomato is one of the best things about summer. And this tart is an ode to the tomato in season — and a lesson about how to make the most of it.

Let's start with how to choose the best tomatoes. First, pick up your candidate, smell the stem and …


Making Fresh Ceviche at Home Is Way Easier Than It Looks

When I was just out of college, a group of friends and I backpacked across Mexico. We started in a small beach town called Barra de Navidad, where every morning the shrimp boats would come in and the fishermen would empty their nets on the beach. One of the men would start cleaning and chopping up …


Chouquettes with Warm Berries

The dough for these airy desserts is also the foundation for éclairs, cream puffs, and pâte à choux. Minus the ice cream and berries, they make a sweet little breakfast pastry.


Preheat oven to 375°. Bring butter, granulated sugar, salt, and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan, …


The ultimate guide to ordering coffee in Paris



7 Tips for ordering coffee in Paris

April 17, 2014 By Judy MacMahon | Paris, France

Ask for a coffee in Paris, and nine out of 10 times


Quick Lightroom Tip Using the Graduated Filter

A Post By: Darlene Hildebrandt

This video tip is courtesy of Anthony Morganti and shows us what you can do using the Graduated Filter tool in …

A weird property of water is a third of the reason oceans are rising fast

Earth's oceans rose an average of three inches since 1992, and the warming waters show no signs of stopping, NASA announced on August 26.

Steve Nerem, a climatologist who leads NASA's Sea Level Change Team, said "we're locked into 3 feet of sea level rise, and probably more" if the present rate …


One delicious roast rib of beef becomes four different dishes

As a youngster, Monday night suppers were the highlight of the week. Sure, I loved the Sunday roast beef, but Mondays meant cold slices of it with crushed and roasted potatoes, pickles and salad. Absolutely delicious, but my parents weren’t that creative and this was the only leftover beef dish we …


The Perfect Omelet Is All About Technique. Just Ask Ludo Lefebvre

This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.

The Pro > Ludo Lefebvre

Chef / Petit Trois / Los Angeles

When America’s most radical French chef opened his dream bistro last year, the hottest dish turned out to be the most …

Fleur de Sel

Blades of Glory: How to Make Your Knives the Sharpest in the Drawer

If you’ve never sliced something with a truly sharp knife, it’s a revelation, turning an arduous task into a pleasure. We called upon the nation’s expert knife makers, knife-store owners, and the ultimate knife evangelists—chefs—for their razor-sharp advice on caring for the most important tools in …


If you look carefully at English you will see Sanskrit hidden everywhere: Jeffrey Armstrong

By Nithin Sridhar

World Sanskrit Day” is celebrated every year on the full moon day in the month of Sravana. This year the full moon has fallen on …


Getting A Glass Of Water Can Be An Ordeal In Some Parts Of The World

Last week was (in case you missed it) World Water Week.

And while the idea of a special week dedicated to a social problem may seem contrived, it is worth taking note that every week is a tough water week for millions of global citizens. On an average day, according to the World Health Organization


Do street photographers need to get a signed model-release form? Here’s some handy legal guidance

Amateur Photographer (AP) is often asked about the legal rights of street photographers when it comes to publication of images. Photo rights lawyer


Shades of a Canfield Ocean -- Hydrogen Sulfide in Oregon's Purple Waves?

Are we already starting to awaken some of the horrors of the ancient hothouse ocean? Are dangerous, sea and land life killing, strains of primordial …


How to Grill Seafood for a BBQ

Summer barbeques are built around simplicity for the chef: all you need is a flame, some protein, and a little bit of time. But enough with the ground beef and tubed meat, already: we’re ready for something more elevated, but just as easy. We’re ready for a seafood BBQ.

We reached out to Adam …


General Store Inspiration: Mercantile Interior Photo Tour

If you’ve seen my workshop studio, Inspired Barn, in magazines, online, or in person, it’s likely pretty obvious where my number-one inspiration comes …


Lost streets of Old Paris

Eugène Atget's record of a city about to be swept away

Eugène Atget (1857-1927) took up photography because he felt he had failed as an artist. Beginning in 1898, he made it his mission to record the old streets of Paris.

Atget saw himself as a documentary recorder, and actually described himself as …


Well-Dressed: How to Make Any Vinaigrette by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

So you think you know what makes a great salad? Sure, you’ve got the greens, the veggies, the grains and protein down-pat. But when it comes to pulling it all together, you need a kick-ass dressing to get the job done. Sometimes, that means a creamy ranch or blue cheese number. But for our everyday …


Pan-Seared Sausage with Lady Apples and Watercress

A simple white wine pan sauce brings this one-skillet dinner together.

Heat oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, cut side down, and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 5–8 minutes.

Prick sausages with a fork, add to skillet with apples, and …


See How Philadelphia's Pizzeria Beddia Makes the Best Pizza in America


Langoustines Are Better Than Lobster

Forget foie. Forget caviar. Langoustines are the new marker of haute cuisine. Slim, pinkish-orange, and built like a basketball player (all arms and legs), Nephrops norvegicus is a shrimpy-looking crustacean in the lobster family. Its body can grow up to ten inches long, but it’s basically just the …


How Japanese Whisky Is Taking Over the World

Japan's whisky industry is producing alcohols that are beating the classics in Scotland. One industry expert talks about how he's doing it.

Shinjiro …


Vietnamese BBQ Tacos Recipe

Vietnamese BBQ Taco Recipe

Servings: 8 Prep Time:

30 minutes + marinating time Cook Time:

30 minutes

Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books (c) …