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5 Superfoods You're Probably Not Eating, But Should Be

By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<p>Based on current trends, one in …

Thinking of Starting a Restaurant, Cafe, or Food Truck?

More so than at any other time in American history, moms are stepping out as entrepreneurs. The level of business they’re able to enter is at every …

Farmers Market Pasta

We've all had those post-farmers'-market moments when, while unloading your goodies, you remember that you actually bought three pounds of zucchini …

Use Mushy, Over-Ripe Tomatoes to Make an Amazing Vinaigrette

Tomato season is approaching, and I am freaking ready. I tend to go overboard at the market, but that’s not a real “problem,” as I have a multitude …

Back to the Future: what today's creatives can learn from yesterday's design principles

<i>Jonathan Notaro, ECD and founder at creative company Brand New School, tells us why the tenets of good design will never go out of fashion, and why</i> …

Theater chain proposes this gender neutral bathroom design

First no talking, then no texting, and now, perhaps, no gender-specific bathrooms.<p>The 13-state Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain is seeking a build a …

Concrete Plant Pots For Urban Green Living

Designer Caroline Brahme has invented a product that consists of concrete blocks hosting green plants, entitled ‘Grey To Green’.<p>When thinking about …

How to design a small garden: Ideas and tips

The creator of a lush 66-square-foot garden shares her expertise<p><i>Marie Viljoen knows a thing or two about gardening in tight spaces. After all, her first terrace in Brooklyn measured just 66 square feet, yet she managed to turn the sliver of a room into an outdoor oasis with a small grill, a table</i> …

How to Compost During the Winter Months | Home Guides | SF Gate

To an outsider's eyes, winter is a time when nothing happens in the garden. While it's true that gardens in most of the country are bedded down during the cold months, gardeners are seldom idle. Winter is when diligent gardeners maintain their tools, select seeds and prepare their potting areas for …

‘Grow three herbs and build up’ – the millennial’s guide to gardening

Horticultural skills are going to pot among people in their 20s and 30s, says the head of the RHS. Here’s a quick guide to getting started for this ‘lost generation’<p>When to prick out and when to pinch out, what to dead-head and what to mulch – the Royal Horticultural Society says a whole “lost …

Menu Next Door grabs $2 million for its home cooking platform

Menu Next Door just raised $2 million (€1.75 million) from Index Ventures, Local Globe, Kima Ventures and TheFamily. The startup is all about home cooking, literally. On Menu Next Door, you can either cook for people around you or buy a menu from someone around you.<p>I’ve heard this pitch a dozen …

7 Office Plants You Won’t Kill

Fill your workspace with some greenery—it might make your workday better. Christopher Satch, The Sill’s in-house plant expert, shares the best office …

Aquarium Garden transforms any fish tank into a lush ecosystem

The Aquarium Garden by Home Ecology transforms any fish tank into a lush ecosystem with herbs, plants and flowers on top – a perfect decorative and …

Aquaponics

17 Cheap Ways to Make Your Garden Look Great

From DIY planters to tuna can lanterns.<p>It’s spring, and you’ve had enough of being cooped up indoors. Outdoor living is experiencing a boom, with …

Rainbow Sushi Is an All-Natural, Technicolor Dream Dish

Over the past few months, everything from bagels to grilled cheese to pizza has received the multicolored treatment. While the outcome tends to look …

The Precarious State Of Logo Design

Branding launches have morphed into a design industry telenovela. Here’s how firms are adapting.<p>Three weeks ago the Metropolitan Museum of Art—known colloquially and now formally as “the Met”—unveiled a new logo and identity system designed by the international firm Wolff Olins. The response from …

16 Genius Ways to Use Leftover Garlic

You recently bought garlic in bulk with big plans for a week of easy sheet pan dinners. Sadly, plans don’t always work out. You’ve had an incredibly busy week with no time for cooking, and now the garlic’s going to go bad. Hold up! If you can cook just a few meals before the start of next week, you …

Cooking

This is what you're doing wrong with produce

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have debunked conventional wisdom about the best ways to store, prep, and cook fruits and veggies. Check out these science-backed tips for getting the most …

Nutrition

The Best Burgers in America: Top 15 Cities

Here's where to stop for the tastiest hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and other burger-based combos across the country.<p>You voted, and we listened. Whether it's pizza and street food or burgers, barbecue, and yes, vegetarian fare, these are the food-focused cities across the country—and around the …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and that just-about-to-get-wrinkled pepper than to chop them up, fry them in a skillet …

Bots, explained

What's the point? Or the business model?<p>While the technology to simulate conversation with a computer has been around for decades, bots — or “chatbots” — are an increasingly trendy model for software.<p>This new obsession came on fast. But why? Where did these bots come from? Who is building them? …

Chatbots

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the questionably stale cereal long before I reached the bottom of the canister.<p>I'm …

A Photographer Collected Four Years Worth Of Trash To Show Just How Wasteful Humans Can Be

"We're often told about the quantity of waste we produce, but I think the impact of pictures can be much powerful than words," Antoine Repessé explains.<p>In 2011, self-taught photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing things away. Along with 200 friends and colleagues, he accumulated around 70 …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it comes to fillings. We presume you're a practiced hand at the …

The Best Summer Food Festivals In the Country

Forget pricey music fests. These tasty events are just as fun—and much cheaper

A Rallying Cry for Ugly Vegetables

In New York City and Washington, D.C., massive festivals are celebrating weird-looking produce—and fighting the problem of food waste.<p>BRONX, NEW YORK—At 9:00 a.m. on a chilly April morning, it already feels like the middle of the workday at the Hunts Point Market in the Bronx. The sprawling parking …

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

21 Recipes for Mouthwatering Memorial Day Burgers

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and, obviously, that means grilling burgers. Believe us, we'll throw just about <i>anything</i> that's edible over the flames, but the joy of biting into the rosy, juicy insides of a well-charred hunk of beef jammed between bread has established the burger in its deserved …