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Anna Jones’s homemade ricotta recipe and three things to cook with it | The modern cook

It’s easy to make your own ricotta from scratch. It’s ideal for a gentle herb and citrus dip, as the main attraction on a tray of honey-baked figs, or stirred through a plate of spicy spaghetti with chard, garlic and herbs<p>There is so much to love about ricotta. First up, its clean, fresh cloud-like …

Eleonora Galasso’s Roman recipes: five Italian classics

Bucatini with clams, vegetable tortino and grandma’s custard pie: traditional-with-a-twist recipes from the Italian capital<p>Eleonora Galasso’s <i>As the Romans Do</i> is cookbook as a Technicolor vision of Rome that takes our romantic notions about life in the Italian capital and runs with them. What Romans …

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Moong Dal Dosa Recipe

Moong Dal Dosa is a rich and healthy recipe which is a great combination of moong dal and rice. This recipe answers the biggest question in every …

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Woodworking - How to Make High Quality Parallel Clamps - for Cheap & Easy Method

How to cook pasta and tomato sauce, by Rachel Roddy

Yes, really. A surprisingly revelatory lesson in how to boil pasta like the Romans do, with a rich and fortifying tinned sauce recipe for those dreary winter days when tomatoes are out of season. Have your food mill at the ready...<p>I bought my pasta pan from a <i>mercatino dell’usato –</i> a second-hand …

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Get Ahead: one batch of braised chickpeas, four recipes

A humble panful of chickpeas can be transformed into a fiery weekday curry, paired with chorizo for a punchy Spanish stew, topped with lamb in the ultimate hummus dish and flecked with aubergine for aromatic veggie main<p>There is something to be said for the ease of opening a tin when you are in …

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24 Smart Gardening Tips and Tricks

A waterproof cushion—like this Sunbrella acrylic one—will spare your knees while gardening.

No Tools? No Experience? No Problem. How I Hacked an Ace Barbecue Smoker

A visit to a new barbershop usually goes one of two ways. Either it's pleasant, because your barber is convivial and chatty, and can somehow talk about baseball or the French New Wave or the lost virtue of the dollar slice with equal degrees of authority and eloquence. Or it's miserable, because …

Vintage DIY Bench - Shanty 2 Chic

Hey guys! I just finished one of my favorite DIY projects yet! I have been wanting a vintage looking bench for my entry for quite sometime and our …

strong>Skill Builder:</strong> If I told you that it was possible to build a stool for your workshop bench without ever picking up a tape measure or ruler, and that if you wanted to, you could build 2 or 2000 stools and they would all be identical, would you think I was trying to tell you a tall tale? No, it’s not a tall tale, but it is a story stick. In this case, it's twenty-nine inches tall.<br

Story Sticks<p>Story sticks have been used in furniture making for a long time. Craftsmen through the ages have recorded the details of their designs by …

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The Clamping Squares

Bent Metal Coat Hooks<p>Friendship Clock Build<p>Shiplap Wood Sign<p>PVC Class<p>I smacked myself in the head for not thinking of it myself.<br>Simple thus brilliant.<p>…

Nigel Slater's yellow dal with steamed chard recipe

The recipe<p>Tip 250g of yellow split peas into a deep saucepan and cover with a good litre of water and bring to the boil. Lower the heat a little, skim off the froth, then simmer for 45-50 minutes until soft.<p>Peel a medium-sized onion, roughly chop it, then let it soften for 10 minutes over a …

Nigel Slater's rice with cheese recipe

A creamy vegetarian rice dish with a crust of melted cheese and breadcrumbs. Perfect for a cold night.<p>The recipe<p>Take a small handful each of basil, dill and parsley, and blitz with 100ml of olive oil and a finely chopped spring onion.<p>Warm 500ml of vegetable stock in a pan. In a medium-sized …

Little marvels: Yotam Ottolenghi's lentil recipes

Food & drink,Life and style,Main course,Side dish,Snacks,Vegetarian food and drink<p>Next time you need a quick and easy meal, forget the pasta or spuds and try lentils instead. You'll be (very) pleasantly surprised<p>If the purpose of any food is to sustain, nourish and delight, then to describe a …

Nigel Slater's mushroom recipes

If ever there was magic in my kitchen cupboard it is in the jar of dried mushrooms, porcini or perhaps tiny chanterelles; the jar that sees light of day less often than it should. No ingredient could look less promising and yet, when brought to life by a 10-minute soak in warm water, those little …

How to cook the perfect tattie scones

There are lots of things I like about waking up in Scotland. The inevitable half-empty whisky glass by the bed is one. The probability that a good part of my family will already be squabbling downstairs is always a cheering prospect too. But, perhaps best of all, there's the Scottish breakfast in …

Zest for life: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's recipes for cooking with lemon

Lemon juice adds lightness and freshness to a dish, but it's the zest that brings pure, vibrant lemon flavour<p>I wonder which meaning of "zest" came first: youthful energy, vim and vigour, or the thin, outer layer of peel on a citrus fruit? Answers on a postcard, please. Not that it really matters. …

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The Original Homestead.org | Learn Homesteading Skills Online

Defining Homesteading since 1997. An enormous trove of information on all aspects of homesteading, collected over two decades from experienced …

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These hip exercises help cure knee pain.<p>​<p>​<br>The classic advice for runners suffering from knee pain has been to strengthen the quadriceps. However, two new studies back the growing consensus that knee issues often originate in the hips. One set of researchers found that people with patellofemoral …

Latest Raspbmc update brings speed boost, bug fixes and more (video)

Two months have passed since we last saw an update to the Raspberry Pi port of XBMC, but the tail end of September finally delivered some fresh code. Chief among the changes is a speed boost that makes browsing media libraries on Raspbmc much smoother and snappier. With the new software onboard, …

How to Disassemble Pallets With Ease

As most of you know – we love to build with pallet wood but that means you have to learn a quick and easy way to disassemble a pallet.<p>If you spend a …

Using Story Sticks to Build Furniture

Charles Harvey, of Berea, Ky., has created story sticks for more than 80 different chairs over the past 20 years. The stick at left contains all of …

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Guide To Upcycling With Pallets

From a simple shelf to a complete house, wooden pallets are a fabulous material to upcycle with and what's more they're often free if you hunt around …

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