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How to Make Naan

Unlike some other staple Indian breads, which are unleavened and crafted from durum wheat flour, or <i>atta</i>, fluffy <i>naan</i> is made with all-purpose flour …

Bread

Pallet Furniture: How to Choose and Prepare Reclaimed Wood for DIY Projects

(Image credit: Antlio/Shutterstock)<p>Pallet projects, in every possible form, were early guests to the DIY party and have stayed around ever since. …

Woodworking

16 Essential Takes on the Taco

From classic carne asada in soft corn tortillas to Tex-Mex's puffy, fried tortillas<p>Everyone loves tacos, but which kind is your favorite? We've …

Cooking

22 Cilantro-Heavy Recipes to Use Up That Extra Bunch

Cilantro is popular across the globe, so if you have some leftover, put it to work<p>Cilantro's bright and pungent flavor makes it a natural ingredient …

Four Tips For Baking Better Cakes

For no-fail, sky-high layer cakes, like the fluffy Southern cakes from Ben Mims' story Southern Dreams, there are a few simple rules to follow. These …

Korean Fried Chicken

Pour oil into a 6-qt. pot to a depth of 2 inches. Heat over medium-high heat until a thermometer reads 350˚. Chop garlic and ginger in a food …

Conserva de Pimenta (Brazilian Pickled Chiles)

1 lb. mixed Scotch bonnet, habanero, jalapeño, serrano, or other chiles<p>1⁄2 cup red wine vinegar<p>1⁄2 tsp. fennel seeds<p>3 bay leaves<p>2 whole cloves<p>2 whole …

Pickled Shrimp

Bring Old Bay and 8 cups water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan; add shrimp, reduce heat to low, and cook until shrimp are pink, about 2 minutes. Drain …

Harissa

Put chiles into a medium bowl, cover with boiling water, and let sit until softened, about 20 minutes. Heat caraway, coriander, and cumin in an 8" …

Apartment Gardening Guide – Information On Apartment Gardening For Beginners

Living in an apartment doesn’t have to mean living without plants. Gardening on a small scale can be enjoyable and fulfilling. Experts will enjoy …

Gardening

Transformed :: Wood Plank Wine Rack

<i>Happy Thursday, everyone!</i> Claire here, and you might recall two weeks ago when I asked for your opinions on which wine rack design I should create. …

How To Make Liquid Soap That is Natural and Amazing

<b>Now that summer is almost here and school is out</b>, I have plenty of time to work on projects.<p>I’ve mastered cold and hot process soap making, so the …

Coconut

How To Rescue Your Old Yellowed Pillows

It’s just a reality of life: over time the natural oils from your body will seep into your pillow. However, that doesn’t change the fact that …

How to Protect Yourself Against the Heartbleed Bug

It’s bad, friends. The Heartbleed Bug is bad. That little lock icon that you see up in your browser’s address bar when you’re logging into a site or …

How To Recaulk a Bathtub

I decided to tackle the moldy caulk along my bathtub this past weekend. After a couple hours spent removing the old caulk and applying new caulk, my …

Rethink the Stink: 5 Odor Removing Products No Home Should Be Without

As nice as it would be to always keep a perfectly clean, perfectly smelling house — the truth is, bad odors happen. Whether it's smelly upholstery …

Cleaning

How To Make Your Own Natural Bathroom Cleaners

There are tons of "green" bathroom cleaners on the market, but most of the time it's cheaper and just as effective to make your own. Armed with a few …

Cleaning

Urban gardening: how to go green in the city

Even the smallest of urban nooks and crannies can become a productive green patch<p>Gardening urbanites are greening our pleasant land. Tucked away in apartments, ecologically ambitious city gardeners are making the most of any space they have, even if it’s just a windowsill, balcony or piece of wall, …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Can Tiny Houses Help Solve the Problem of Homelessness?

(Image credit: Joy Diaz for KUT News)<p>Can tiny houses change the world? We think so. In two different projects, one in Austin and one in Olympia, …

Considered Curtain Rod

Remember the Intersect Valet posted a couple of weeks ago? John Dixon, of DIXON Branded, has a few other items in his shop, one of which is this …

Handy

Chimi Burger

The world's greatest takeaway burger, the chimichurri, or chimi, hails from the Dominican Republic. A patty dressed with shredded cabbage, onions, …

Dominican Republic

Yucatecan Pickled Red Onions (Escabeche De Cebolla)

In a bowl, toss salt and onion together; let sit until onion releases some of its liquid, about 15 minutes. Transfer to jar along with peppercorns, …

Sriracha Mayo

Makes about 5 tablespoons<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon Sriracha<p>1 tablespoon chicken broth, reduced down from 1/2 cup<p>3 tablespoons mayo<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix Sriracha, chicken broth reduction, and mayo. Slather it on a roast pork sandwich with hard-boiled eggs.<p>Nutritional Content<p>Hide …

The Original Sriracha

...and it's called Sriraja Panich. Andrea Nguyen finds out what the chile sauce is, where it comes from, and why it took so long to hit our shores<p>Not long ago, a beat-up cardboard box arrived at my door. Wet and stained crimson at the corners, it smelled spicy. My postal gal had stuck this note on …