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Grain man: Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes for pot barley

Given my holiday fling last summer with dakos (Crete's barley crisp bread) and my longer relationship with miso (in which barley is often a key ingredient), it's no wonder food writer Diana Henry assumed I had cracked barley in all its forms. She told me on Twitter that she expected I already knew …

How to Make Crème Brûlée

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Grab</i> …

12 All-Natural Hair Moisturizers That You Can DIY

An extreme seasonal shift not only cues a drastic change in your wardrobe, it also means that it’s time to adjust your beauty routine. During the winter, it’s all about moisturizing (after you exfoliate with face and lip scrubs, of course!).<p>While we all know that the brisk bite of cold weather does …

Hair Care

Herbal Tea Recipe DIY Projects Craft Ideas & How To’s for Home Decor with Videos

How To Make Herbal Tea<p>I first started making herbal tea in the winter when I was looking for something warm to drink that did not have caffeine. I …

Gingerbread Speculoos and Dark Chocolate Cake

You can’t show up to my family holiday gatherings with just any dessert. There better not be a wiff of boxed cake mix nor a hint of shortening in the …

make it monday: herb salt

+ <i>photos, post, and GIVEAWAY by contributor kelly gethin!</i><p>Christmas is a wild time of year. Fun, beautiful, a little bonkers at times, but my favorite …

Burnout

Curried Cauliflower Soup Recipe

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 15 mins<br>• Cook Time: 45 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour<br>• Yield: 4<br>• Category: Soup<br>• Cuisine: Thai<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 78 reviews<p>Creamy, vegan …

Day 7: Italian Vegetable Stew & Hamilton Beach Giveaway

How many different pots of soup or stew have you already made this season? There are a lot of things I enjoy about making soup: It’s delicious and …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Horseradish–You Can Grow That!

Horseradish is an easy to grow perennial root crop in my zone 6 gardens of south-central Connecticut – a plant-it-and-forget-it crop until autumn, …

DIY: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

I wouldn’t call myself a pyromaniac exactly, but I’ve never turned down an opportunity to sit around a campfire. In an effort to avoid dousing …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Infused Vodka Recipes

<i>Infused vodka is a fun and unique hostess gift for the holidays. Vodka can be infused with a variety of flavors from citrus to candy canes!</i> <br>If you’re …

How to Grow Microgreens - Carmella's Sunny Raw Kitchen

I’ve been growing sprouts – mostly alfalfa and clover – for at least a decade, but I never really got into microgreens. These are harvested at the …

Gardening

U.S. Charity Buys Sacred Native American Masks For $530,000 To Return To Tribe

A French auction house ignored both a tribe's request and the U.S. Embassy's plea to delay an auction of sacred Native American masks and sold them Monday for $1.6 million.<p>The Los Angeles-based Annenberg Foundation announced Wednesday it bought 24 of the Native American objects sold at the auction …

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

Bitcoin

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …