Justin Thankachan

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An Appetizer So Good It Should Be Dinner

When you’re invited to a friend’s house for dinner, it’s impolite to gobble so many of the hors d’oeuvres that you have no room for the rest of the meal.<p>But the stuffed, roasted mini sweet peppers that my friend Meline Toumani made were so ridiculously tasty that I just didn’t have the will to …

Recipes

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Double Chin When Shooting Portraits

There’s little in portrait photography less flattering than a double chin. This concise video tutorial from the Koldunov Brothers demonstrates 5 …

How to match exposures on multiple photos in Lightroom

When you are out shooting, you can sometimes end up with plenty of photos that vary significantly in exposure. Adobe Lightroom published a short …

Step-by-Step Post-Processing Tips for Long Exposures

So, you’ve done all the work to get the right gear for long exposures, you’ve learned how to compose and create long exposures, but forgot that after …

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are the secret to hearty cold-weather meals.<p>Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything …

5 recipes for pecan pie

Pecan pie is a traditional pie served at holiday meals in the United States with the earliest traces of a recipe dating back to 1886. Since pecans …

Two Ways to Dodge and Burn More Effectively in Photoshop

While Photoshop does have the “Dodge” and “Burn” tools, using them destructively on your original image is definitely not the best way to edit your …

Tutorials

Shooting Tethered | Why It’s So Good & Practical Advice On Doing It

Tethered shooting is one of those fantastic photography techniques which, once you find, you’ll never want to live without. Yes, we have screens on …

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know<p>Google is much more than a search engine. Google offers dozens of interesting services in Google …

Save yourself some money and learn how to clean your own sensor like a pro

Learning to clean your camera’s sensor is one of the most valuable skills a photographer can learn. At least when it comes to camera maintenance. …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

OK, Google: 160 valuable voice commands for Android

Android has actually had a robust voice command system in place for ages -- and the number of things it can do for you is expanding all the time.In …

Can 2nd stroke reopen the recovery window? - Futurity

A study with mice suggests it might be possible to reopen the recovery window after a second stroke to regain skills lost following the first stroke.

Extreme Weather

How to hack wifi password using Android Phone without Root

Hack WiFi from Android is very simple if your android mobile is the rooted phone. But what do you do when your android phone is not rooted.<p>How to …

Cooking Techniques to Perfect

A guide to mastering foundational cooking techniques, from baking flaky biscuits to rolling out the perfect dumplings.

Perfect Prime Rib Menu

Holiday Roasts and Entrées

• Holidays• <b><br>Holiday Roasts and Entrées</b><p>Roasts, ham, rack of lamb, and other impressive mains for the holiday table.<p>Jump to Section:<p>Beef Recipes<p>Mains Sous Vide Smoked BrisketSous vide is the key to consistently moist brisket with a smoky bark.<p>Braising and Roasting Jewish-Style Braised Brisket With Onions …

Bistecca Alla Fiorentina: How Italians Grill A Giant Porterhouse Steak

Let's talk steak. And, by <i>steak</i>, I mean <i>STEAK</i>. Let's talk about a perfectly grilled steak simply seasoned with a hint of rosemary. Let's talk steak so …

Top 5 Fried Chicken Recipes

The reviews are in--and these 5 flavorful recipes get the most raves. And see below for some top tips for making perfect fried chicken from fellow …

How To Sear Meats

Follow our step-by-step tutorial for a perfectly seared piece of meat.<p>Photo by Soup Loving Nicole<p>To get a rich brown crust on your roasts, steaks, …

When Life Gives You Lemonade

Lemonade has long reigned as the king of all thirst quenchers. The beauty is in its simplicity, which is also why it's a perfect canvas upon which to …

Black Garlic is More Treat Than Trick

Yes, those garlic cloves (1, below) are really black.<p>That is <i>real</i> garlic you're looking at, and no, it's not a specific variety nor is it good garlic gone bad.<p>Instead, it's black garlic. Though often described as “fermented garlic,” that’s not entirely accurate. <b>The change the garlic undergoes isn’t</b> …

16 Trader Joe's Foods You Need To Discover (And Then Hoard)

Did someone say pudding?<p>You're already going to Trader Joe's for the cookie butter, and most of us swear by Two Buck Chuck (which is now actually $3 at most locations).<p>But there are many, <i>many</i> Trader Joe's finds that you're not paying enough attention to ... unless you're a brilliant shopper, that …

The Fool-Proof Method For Making Brown Rice Without A Rice Cooker

Perfect every single time.<p>There's no getting around it, brown rice is trickier to cook than white rice. Not only does it take a whole lot longer -- close to 50 minutes -- but the results can be varied. Sometimes it's still a little crunchy. Other times it's totally gummy. And cooking it on the …

Pão de Queijo: Brazil's Best, Cheesiest Snack

<i>From Brazil, gooey cheese balls with cavernous interiors and a crunchy skin.</i><p>Some foods deserve to be eaten daily and <i>pão de queijo</i> is one of those foods. These round, cavernous orbs are Brazil’s answer to just about everything: snacks, school lunches, coffee breaks, breakfast, even a dinnertime …

How to Make Black Garlic in a Rice Cooker

Umami-packed black garlic is a terrific staple to have on hand. It adds depth and delicious funkiness to any dish. But it’s not always easy to find. …

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

<i>Max Foster lives in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in travel photography from around the world. He focuses on landscape and cityscape images, and</i> …

30 Links to Beautiful Photography and Inspiring Articles

Another very exciting week in the world of photography has passed us by, and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all over the internet for …