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The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Green Living

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

Books

Changing Beauty, Hairstyles, and Makeup Over 100 Years in Mexico

The Cut is back with another installment of <i>100 Years of Beauty</i>, in which they condense a century's worth of female beauty, hairstyle, and makeup trends into one fascinating minute. After taking us around the globe from the US to Iran to North and South Korea, the Cut added some Latina spice to …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

How to Make Tahdig (Persian Stuck-Pot Rice)

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Persian food expert Louisa Shafia</i> <i>teaches us how to (successfully) make</i> tahdig<i>, or pot-stuck rice.</i><p>When you think of a Persian feast, what comes to mind? …

Recipes

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

Avocado Bowls with Citrus Herb White Bean Salad

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: Bowls are more fun if you can eat them -- and if they're filled with this bright bean salad.</i><p>I …

17 Bread Recipes to Bake Your Way to Yeasty, Chewy Goodness

These 17 homemade breads are impressive, delicious, and (bonus!) will make your whole house smell great.<p><b>Nothing makes us feel quite as accomplished</b> as a homemade loaf of bread fresh out of the oven. From pillowy, salt-topped Parker House rolls to the ultimate sandwich loaf, here are 11 ways to …

Breakfast

Pistachio Cupcakes Recipe

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size 1 cupcake<p>Servings Per Recipe 24<p><b>Amount Per Serving</b><p>Calories from Fat 98<p><b>Calories</b> 250<p>% Daily Value*<p>19%<p><b>Total Fat</b> …

7 Irish Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate this delicious day. Try one (or all) of these traditional Irish dishes to make your Tuesday extra tasty.<p><b>1. Irish Cream Tiramisu</b><p>Break out the Baileys. This fun twist on tiramisu, from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella Lawson, is …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups

5 stars based on 112 votes<p>This dish is similar to <i>Larb Gai</i>, the Thai dish made from minced chicken, fish sauce, lime juice, chilies and fresh herbs. …

A Cranberry Ginger Upside-Down Cake to Steal the Show

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A cranberry cake that's ready to be front and center at your Thanksgiving dinner.</i><p>If there's anything you need to know about me, …

Beer-Basted German Sausages With Quick-Pickled Peppers and Onions Recipe

Roasted in the oven and basted with beer, these German-style pork sausages turn out juicy, tender, and lightly browned all over. Quick-pickled peppers and onions, meanwhile, add a flavorful, bright counterpoint.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Sweet peppers and onions are bathed in an tart cider-vinegar …

Autumn Avocado Toast with Gorgonzola, Pears, Toasted Walnuts and Honey

Autumn Avocado Toast.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 9, 2014 106<p>This is what you eat when you want to fill a red solo cup full of champagne and toast to the …

French Toast Recipe

Is there nothing better than French toast for Sunday breakfast? Thick slices of bread, soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs with milk and cinnamon, …

How to Make Milano Cookies at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is sharing a recipe for cookies that are as elegant and sophisticated as you are.</i><p>I have eaten more Milano …

Soy-Glazed Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Scallions

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>A little bit of sweetness makes these especially appealing to pint-size palates.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons aniseed<p>4 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving<p>¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>2 tablespoons honey<p>8 …

Recipes

Indigo by Tatcha

When the word "indigo" is mentioned, many of us think of its vivid hue and common use as a dye (for that perfect shade of blue jeans) although, unfortunately, most indigo we see these days is synthetic and not the natural pigment extracted from the indigo plant. Victoria Tsai revives indigo's …

The Calligraphy Post

A few days ago I bought a course “Introduction of the Art of Modern Calligraphy” by Molly Jacques, which you should definitely check, and I fell in love with calligraphy.<p>Now I find this useful infographic with the basics of calligraphy, including tools. In case you want to try your skills you should try to do those exercise.<p>In both cases, (the classes from molly and this infographic) they ask you simple tools to begining your training:<p>Pen Holder<br>• Nikko G pointed, 303 and 404 Nibs (but you can …

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

Sandwiches

Pink & Orange Kate Spade Inspired Nails

Juice Your Way… to Longer, Stronger Nails!

Products are awesome. Lotions and creams are miracle-workers. And there are certain hair products it’s entirely possible we may die without. But …

Sugar Plum Fruitcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Many of you know that I've spent 2013 baking for Betty. It's been a lively year of fun minion cakes, candy bar creations and snickerdoodle skillets. …

Garlic & chilli prawns with pepperberry & saltbush

Place the prawns, garlic, chilli, pepperberries and a good pinch of sea salt into a bowl, Mix well and refrigerate until needed.<p>In a small bowl …

Lemon Roasted Potatoes From 'Maximum Flavor'

The recipe for lemon-roasted potatoes in <b>Aki Kamozawa</b> and <b>H. Alexander Talbot</b>'s new cookbook, <i>Maximum Flavor</i>, is definitely one of their easiest. Yet despite its simplicity, it still delivers on their title's promise—tender, luxurious potatoes infused with the perfume of the tangy lemons and sweet …

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