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Coffee Extraction and How to Taste It

This post will cover some basic extraction theory and the tastes associated with over, under and ideal coffee extractions.<p>Extraction is arguably the …

The best of Britain's great outdoors

My eyes used to glaze over at the very mention of the word geology. But it is the furnace in which the priceless asset of our National Parks was forged. Look at a geological map of Britain and you will see one of the most complicated geologies of a land mass our size anywhere in the world. And it …

32 mouthwatering foods everyone should try in France

While these are all true, the country's cuisine is not to be forgotten.<p>Whether it's a simple croissant or a classic dish like escargot, French food always has a gourmet feel to it.<p>We've pulled together 32 foods that everyone should try throughout France.

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Bulletproof Coffee Tasting & Testing

Have you heard of Bulletproof Coffee? If you haven’t, the short-version theory is that coffee can be a health food if you get beans that are organic …

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Grilled Steak

Summer's here and I've got a brand new backyard to grill in so now seems like as good a time as any to re-examine some of the things we know (or think we know) about grilling beef. Sure, we can all agree on what our goal is: A <b>perfect steak should have a crusty, crunchy, well-browned exterior</b> …

80 of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes for (Almost) Everything

From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right)—get grilling with these recipes!<p>Is there anything that isn't made better by the smoke and sear of a grill? If so, we want no part of it. From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right), here are our 80 …

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How To Make The Best Grilled Cheese Ever

Yum yum yum yum yuhummmmmm.<p>Recipe by Izy Hossack<p>Serves 1<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 slices of white bread<p>1/3 cup grated Cheddar cheese<p>1/4 cup grated, or finely chopped mozzarella<p>2 to 3 tbsp soft butter<p>1/2 tsp Dijon mustard (optional)<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. Grate and slice the cheese.<p>2. Mix 2 tbsp of the cheddar with the …

How to Make the Best Damn Burger on Your Backyard Grill

Anyone can grill burgers. Here's how to grill really, really good ones.<p>When the weather heats up and the backyard barbecues begin anew, there's one thing we crave: a big, juicy burger. Luckily, <i>Bon Appétit</i> editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport is here to walk us through the process for grilling up the …

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Before & After: The Fireplace Makeover That Completely Transformed This Living Room

A planked fireplace and new paint colors give this room a fresh, beach-house feel.<p>A planked fireplace and new paint colors give this room a fresh, beach-house feel.

What Is A Mini Greenhouse: Information And Plants For Mini Greenhouses

By Kristi Waterworth<p>Gardeners are always looking for new ways to extend the growing season and make their plant experiments that much more …

Movies That Make You Want to Travel Every Time You Watch Them

By: Chloe Pantazi<p><i>Credit: 20th Century Fox</i><p>Movies embody escapism at its best: They transport you into another world for an hour or two, often taking you places you couldn't otherwise go. Essential to that experience, of course, is the movie's setting. Some movies just epitomize a place -- like</i> …

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How to Build a Stone Fire Pit

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How to Build a Pergola Right in Your Backyard

Step-by step plans to make an arbor-like cedar structure, with 3D animation and master-level blueprints.<p>Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it …

2013's 20 best museums in the world | CNN Travel

10 Best Views in Paris

Ascending the Eiffel Tower for its breathtaking views is one of Paris's undisputed thrills--just ask the 7 million visitors who do it each year. Though a sweeping view of Paris from one of the city's emblematic sites--the Arc de Triomphe, Sacré Coeur, the towers of Notre Dame--is a must for a vast …

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The Most Unforgettable Experiences in London

Teeming with historic architecture, monumental landmarks and world-class museums, few cities are as iconic as London and the cultural Mecca has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. Whether you're looking to check off the top sights, hit the shops or discover the British capital through the eyes of …

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The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

Do the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls. After pouring through the tips and experiences from the minube travel community, we're happy to present this list of …

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15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

20 Places To See Abroad Before You Die

It's a big world out there -- so big that it can be daunting to decide what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don't let indecision get you down, or worse, …

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13 Reasons Why the Cyclades Are Basically Paradise

Paradise isn't on some far-flung, pricey South Pacific island; actually, it's in Europe. Greece, to be precise. The Cyclades islands have an amazing mix of culture, history, and cuisine, and a natural beauty to rival any of the world's exotic island getaways. Using the tips and photos of the minube …

DIY Project ~ A Simple Branch Arbor

When you are pruning tree branches or taking down a tree, don’t haul all those branches to be cut up for the fire pit or fireplace – reuse them in …

8 Tips for Easy Gardening - In the Garden

For those of us interested in living a sustainable and simple lifestyle, gardening is a great way to enjoy the benefits of healthy, fresh food and …

5 Tips for Raised Bed Gardens

Pat Callahan is Delaware Valley College's director of grounds, landscape, and turf, who also helps PopMech with the mower tests we run on the college's pristine grounds. Here, he gives us his top five tips for building and maintaining raised beds.<p><b>Raised beds carry a litany of advantages</b> that make …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

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13 of the Best Film and TV Tours Around the World

Taking a vacation can be all about escape -- and the same can be said about losing ourselves in the movies and TV shows we love. It's only natural, then, for film and TV buffs to combine the two when we travel by visiting famous filming locations around the world.<p>Sometimes you'll find out that a …

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32 Magical Photos of Ireland

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Did you know we celebrate March 17 to honor Saint Patrick, the most widely-recognised patron saint of Ireland? To add to your festivities, we've gathered <b>32 magical photos of Ireland</b>, the birthplace of this now wacky holiday.<p>Morning Glory by Stephen Emerson on 500px<p>Sea Power …