Brian Keene

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Herbed Tahini Dip

Tahini is the power ingredient that does it all, from adding nutty flavor to chocolate chip cookies to giving hummus its classic taste. And we're …

Cauliflower

Yotam Ottolenghi’s chicken recipes

In my house, where the children forever negotiate what they’ll be given at mealtimes while the grownups keep pledging (in vain, obviously), “I’m not getting into this conversation”, chicken is the one food that unifies the family ranks. It appears on our table in endless configurations, the simple …

Onions

Clueless About Gardening? These 5 Smart Planters Can Help

You may not have a green thumb, but thanks to technology, you can still grow your own herbs and vegetables.<p>Just hook it up to your water and sync it to your phone to get started. Based on your location and season, the system (which also comes with starter seeds) recommends plants for your home—and …

A 1920s Office Space Is Transformed Into a Polished Penthouse

Industrial elements are combined with vintage furniture and a minimalist color scheme to create a layered, atmospheric loft home and office.<p>Although the loft has an expansive open layout, Alexander wanted to give the space a strong sense of intimacy, so she incorporated numerous compartments and …

Interior Design

The Historic Villa Once Home to Poul Henningsen Receives a Modern Renovation

After suffering a devastating fire, the chic chateau—now home to a family of three—undergoes a transformational restoration.<p>"The fact that the house was a former home, or summer home, of Poul Henningsen wasn’t my initial motivation to buy the house, but coincidentally I’ve been collecting his lamps …

8 Anti-Inflammatory Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

Inflammation sucks. Everyone experiences it–some of us every once in a while, and others way too often. When your body is inflamed it can be for a …

This Renovation Will Make You Rethink the Typical Look of a California Beach House

A 1960s Southern California seaside property gets a luxe update that still fits in with its natural surroundings.<p>"The neutral palette with dark accents felt interesting without being stuck in a certain time," designer Jesse DeSanti says. "We wanted a beach feel without shells, and the blue brings …

Interior Design

11 Extraordinary Designs That Make You Rethink the Modern Shed

These thoughtfully designed outbuildings exhibit how the utilitarian backyard shed can be adapted for work, storage, and living.<p>A Greenhouse-Like Shed in Finland by Linda Bergroth, Avanto Architects, and Kekkilä

Casual Hip Marin County

How to Cook Steak in the Oven

Love cooking steak at home but hate smoking up your kitchen? We’ve got the recipe for you. All you need is a great steak, a large cast-iron skillet, …

BBQ

A Tiny Apartment in the Italian Riviera Takes Cues From Nautical Design

Inspired by the region's maritime roots, this 377-square-foot unit hides the bedroom behind a crafty plywood storage system.<p>In the master bedroom, the ceiling and walls are wrapped in structural wooden ribs that recall ship frames. Designed to feel like a cozy cabin, this bedroom contains a …

Six of the best rice bowl recipes

For each recipe, you need 400g Japanese white rice, cooked by the absorption method: rinse the rice until the water runs clear, put in a saucepan with 520ml water, then cover with a lid and bring to a boil on a high heat. Listen to check that it’s boiling – do not remove the lid – then reduce the …

Onions

30 Ways to Add Storage to Every Room in Your Home

OK, so you don’t really have enough storage space. (Join the club.) Time to stop wallowing and start strategizing, guys. Here are 30 snazzy ways to …

8 Bathroom Storage Hacks You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

If you're designing or remodeling your bathroom, check out these out-of-the-box storage ideas your friends will want to copy.<p>Nooks at One End of the Wardrobe

Laptop Dock Studio

The LD S (Laptop Dock Studio) was thought for musicians so they can compose, write but also listen to their creations. The elegant multimedia desk …

Here’s How to Shoot Stunning Landscape Photos with Dramatic Skies: No Editing Necessary!

We’ve all confronted a landscape scene that would have made a gorgeous photograph, were it not for a dull, drab sky. And while there are numerous …

Best Ever Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar until combined. Add egg, …

Tetra Countertop Dishwasher

Ideal for spots that don't have room — or water access — for a traditional dishwasher, the Tetra Countertop Dishwasher has more on its counterparts …

Fish

Landscape photographer lets imagination color his world

Brendan Pattengale started out wanting to be a commercial fashion photographer, but the draw of nature was too powerful to resist.<p>Every summer he’d join his parents, avid backpackers, in the Eastern Sierra backcountry, and he has hiked with a brother from Bishop to Mt. Whitney. But it was a trip to …

11 Dried Mexican Chiles to Know and Love, and How to Use Them

A beginner's guide to the pantry workhorse of Mexico<p>When you think of Mexican chiles, you likely first conjure up the fresh, spicy green …

Flavors

15 Shakshuka Recipes for Breakfast or Dinner

If you’re a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person who doesn’t like to plan out meals, then eggs are probably a constant in your kitchen. Whether they’re for a protein-filled breakfast or a last-minute dinner, eggs are a total lifesaver AND budget friendly. Since you’ve met your monthly quota …

Breakfast

11 Summer Recipes You Can Make in a Slow-Cooker

When I think of slow-cookers, I automatically think of warm winter soups and stews. In fact, I associate slow-cooker recipes so heavily with winter …

Cooking

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

It’s easy to mix up a soup, but achieving robust results can often take a lot of time. That’s why each of these soups is made with a few flavor bombs …

Weekend Breakfasts to Warm the Heart, and Belly

I’ve recently been trying to teach my nearly 5-year-old son, Max, to ride a bicycle, with little success. I could possibly blame Max for our tardy progress, but I must take the responsibility myself.<p>I’m the one who hasn’t been tremendously excited about going to the park in the freezing cold to …

Baking

This Beachside Pad in San Francisco Is the Stuff of Surfers' Dreams

Honing in on the meditative surfing vibes of the ocean, what was once an old horse barn is transformed into a seaside haven, equipped with subtle accents brimming with maritime lore.<p>Peter flows from one project to the next. With an emphasis on depth and functionality, his creations have a spiritual …

Mexican Black Bean Soup | Authentic Mexican Recipe | Easy Recipe

Shares 297<p><b>Mexican Black Bean Soup with Chorizo</b><p>There are many versions of a Mexican Black Bean soup throughout Mexico. This one, in particular, uses …

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

Mobile Photography

Learn These Simple Custom Camera Settings and You’ll Never Miss a Shot Again (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot <i>better</i> is to learn how to shoot <i>faster,</i> so you never miss …

I Tried It: Extra Fluffy Pancakes, Thanks to This Japanese Secret Ingredient

Recently, it came to my attention that there was a pancake trick making the rounds on Japanese Twitter. The secret to airier, fluffier, cakier pancakes? Mayo.<p>Weird, I know. But who am I to scoff? Rather, who are you to scoff? Who are any of us to scoff? So once I finished scoffing, I set out to …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s lasagne recipes

The word “lasagne” is a bit like “sandwich” or “pie”: as a descriptor, it gets you only so far, because there are so many variables as to what you can put inside. There’s a common misconception that lasagne is a pasta dish layered with meat ragù and béchamel. But that’s lasagne alla bolognese, …

Italian Food