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10 Easy Pieces: Garlands and Boughs to Deck Halls

Maybe you do it for the scent of piney, aromatic evergreens. Or because you want to create a winter woodland indoors. Your motive is your business.<p>We …

Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Last fall I started collecting eggshells after I read an article on Real Farmacy that touted their usefulness in the garden for everything from …

Lawn Begone: 7 Ideas for Front Garden Landscapes

They say you are what you wear. This is also true of your house. Your front yard makes a strong first impression. Here are seven of our favorite …

DIY: Grow Lily of the Valley on a Windowsill

Lily of the Valley is known as a delicate woodland flower, but there’s no reason it can’t be grown indoors. I’ve created a tiny woodland scene on my …

Hardscaping 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

Last week Michelle inspired us with 11 Facades with Factory Windows. The aesthetic harkens back to the greenhouses, factories, and warehouses of the …

Pickapeppa Pecans

The perfect cocktail hour snack<p>While <b>Pickapeppa Hot Sauce</b> actually hails from Jamaica, its flavor profile—spicy-salty-sweet with the oaky undertones that come from barrel aging—meshes perfectly with Southern standbys from barbecue to Bloody Marys. When it collides with pecans, it’s a match made in …

Dessert

If You Like Green Tomatoes…

Bread-and-Butter Green Strawberries<p>At the <b>Market Place</b> restaurant, in <b>Asheville, North Carolina</b>, strawberries are more than just rosy slivers in springtime salads and the stuff of sweet preserves and cocktails. Chef William Dissen also buys firm, not-quite-ripe green strawberries from local farmers. …

Southern Artichoke Dip

Chef Hugh Acheson shares his recipe for a classic party dip<p>There are some Southern staples that have become too enamored of the canned goods aisle, and artichoke dip is one of them. We can do better. Let us cook our artichokes and make the best darned artichoke dip we can.<p>Ingredients<p>4 large globe …

Food Preservation

Potato and Egg Salad

A country ham-spiked version of a warm-weather side<p>“I love potato salad. It’s one of those must-haves at family gatherings and BBQs. There’s always at least one potato salad and sometimes as many as four. Each one is different, and most of them are pretty good. My potato salad incorporates the …

Eggs

Ask The Expert: Sarah Raven’s 10 Tips for a Kitchen Garden

British gardening and cookery writer Sarah Raven is fortunate in being scientific as well as artistic. She is also a busy person who likes to eat so …

How to Make Shanghai Shao Mai

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Be forewarned. The surprising simplicity of these Shanghai</i> shao mai <i>by Betty from Le Jus d'Orange</i> <i>may lead you to swear off dim sum outings</i> …

Vegetarian Miso Ramen with Rice Noodles, Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Sesame Broccolini • The Bojon Gourmet

<i>A ramen / pho hybrid, this vegetarian and gluten-free soup recipe starts with a gingery miso broth packed with brown rice pasta, smoky tofu, sesame</i> …

How to Make Brown Butter Blondies, 4 Ways

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: Exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A brown butter blondie that could get you through anything -- and 4 variations to make it your</i> …

Cinnamon christmas cookies

Posted by Emiko Davies on Thursday, December 4, 2014 · 9 Comments<p>Every year when Christmas rolls around I try and make some sort of handmade gift to …

How to Make a Better Old-Fashioned

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. This cocktail is brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: Stay in tonight. Fix yourself this drink.</i><p>It’s one of life’s great myths that Friday evenings are …

DIY on a Budget: A Silvery Holiday Wreath for $20

When I set out to make a wreath that could hold its own for the whole holiday season, my first thought was to forage. I imagined twists of grapevines …

DIY: Sage Smudge Sticks

Incense can be cloying and scented candles may cause allergic reactions in dinner guests (this happened!), but an herbal smudge stick? It’s just the …

10 Easy Pieces: Best Cribs for Babies

With any luck, a new baby will spend the majority of his or her first year sleeping. So it makes sense that expecting parents start feathering the …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 1995, Slant Studio’s projects range in scale from houses to live/work conversions to residential and commercial interiors. We work in a …

Artful Bathing: The Ultimate Wood Tub and Sink

Innsbruck, Austria architect and designer Nina Mair had in mind “an exceptionally aesthetic experience” when she came up with her new Shell …

Your Next Drink Needs to Be a Dirty Little Secret

If a dish or drink is made with an unusual ingredient, you bet I'm game to try it. Enter the Dirty Little Secret cocktail from JIMMY at The James — a …

Floral Easter Eggs

Orangerie Eggs lovers!!! How lovely are these little decoupaged beauties?! Inspired by our own living room decor, I decided to make our Easter Eggs …

DIY: Modern Mothballs (No Chemicals Included)

Summertime shouldn’t be synonymous with the pungent smell of mothballs, but for anyone lucky enough to have a summer house, it too often is. People …

The Secret Ingredient to Make Windows Shine Bright Like a Diamond

When it comes to cleaning my home, I like to take as natural an approach as possible. In my ideal world, the process of making my own cleaning …

Healthy Banana Bread (Whole Wheat, Vegan, Oil-free & Sugar-free)

After more than a month of mindless eating and indulging I feel like I am finally back to my old self. All the overeating though made me feel great …