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Ginger-scallion magic sauce is 100 percent boss

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>This is my favorite dipping …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Do Bay Leaves Actually Taste Like Anything?

By Alex Delany<p>Let's put this whole bay leaf controversy to bed once and for all.<p>The Illuminati. The Loch Ness Monster. Bay leaves. All phenomena that inspire controversy and skepticism. And while we can’t speak to the existence of Nessie or secret societies hell bent on controlling world events (if …

Spices

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

According to Science, You Actually Can be Addicted to Travel

Apparently being a 'travel addict' is incredibly real, and it has been labelled by science as a mental disease. While that sentence is no doubt …

You'll Want to See Tuesday's Best Amazon Deals

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September</i> …

Shopping

This Insanely Easy Dessert Is the Best Way to Use Up the Last of Summer's Berries

<i>The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs</i> …

The Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes We're Making on Repeat

Fall is all about desserts like pies, crumbles, and cakes—if you can put seasonal fruit in it, you’re golden. There’s nothing quite like picking your …

Dessert

Ginger Orange Marmalade

Fresh ginger adds a fabulous kick to traditional homemade orange marmalade. Never made marmalade before? Check out this How to Make Marmalade for a …

You Have To Make One Of These Delicious Veggie Burgers ASAP

Plants = food!

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

What Anthony Bourdain Can’t Travel Without

Anthony Bourdain, the host of the travel show “Parts Unknown” (the ninth season starts on Sunday on CNN), technically lives in New York, but averages more than 200 days a year on the road.<p>Mr. Bourdain has plenty of advice for travelers looking to avoid both frustration and food poisoning. “Don’t …

Anthony Bourdain

15 Shade-Loving Plants That Are Made for a Tree-Lined Garden

There's a reason impatiens are so popular.<p>Just because a plant grows outside doesn't mean it thrives in intense, direct sunlight. Just ask these varieties, all of which prefer a shady spot next to the house or under a tree. If your yard is blessed with tons of coverage, these are the plants that'll …

Plants

26 Plants You Should Always Grow Side-By-Side

Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful garden. Many believe that certain plant combinations have extraordinary (even mysterious) powers to help each other grow. Scientific study of the process, called companion planting, has confirmed that some …

You don’t need a large plot to grow a bounty of vegetables and herbs

There are windowsills all over the world filled with small edible plants, usually a few pots of fresh herbs. A city cook with a longer, wider sill might even sow a few flats of microgreens as well.<p>But let’s say there’s a sunny patch of yard, as little as 10 feet by 10 feet, where several …

Gardening

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Skillet Skills: 7 Meals You Can Make In a Single Cast Iron Pan

Have you been cooking with cast iron lately? A skillet is definitely worth the investment with it's durable versatility. Take a look at these 7 ways …

Cool Wall Shelf Unit For Teen Bedroom With Latest Wardrobe Design Using Yellow And White Color Schemes And Dark Wall Paint

Home » Furniture » How to Choose Best Decorative Wall Shelves » Cool Wall Shelf Unit For Teen Bedroom With Latest Wardrobe Design Using Yellow And …

Got 40 inches of space? You can have a vertical garden.

<b>Are you a gardener</b> who is short on space or time? Take your plants vertical.<p>Ben Fritonfounded Can YA Love, a D.C.-based company that gives vertical-gardening classes around the world. (Locally, he teaches through the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. His next class is July 13. Register here.)<p>…

Gardening

15 Things You Should Be Grilling (That You Probably Aren't)

1. Watermelon.<p>Everybody knows that burgers are great on the grill. And hot dogs take on a welcomed char that just isn't possible when cooked in the microwave. But those aren't the only foods that benefit from a little outdoor cooking. We're not talking chicken or steak either -- no, it's time to …

Startups Are Giving Unwanted Foods New Life

Food waste is a booming, $100 billion opportunity for businesses that see its value.<p>Food waste isn’t a new problem. People have been grumbling about squandered produce for years. Now entrepreneurs are starting to do something about it: Recently we’ve come across several initiatives that attack the …

49 Turmeric Recipes, the Wonder Spice Your Body Needs

Also known as the long lost Spice Girl.<p>Like ginger, turmeric, the unassuming root with color so vibrant you suddenly have an urge to hand-dye fabric, is said to be one of the world's healthiest foods—the bright orange-yellow equivalent of putting your insides through a car wash. An essential, …

Cooking

A Cautious Man’s Guide to Hot Peppers

For thousands of years, Native Americans cultivated capsicum, a member of the nightshade family best known for its spiciness. The Aztecs called it</i> …

No Talking, No Reading, No Writing, No Media: How 7 Days of Silence Can Change Everything

I just finished my first seven-day silent retreat. That means I didn't speak for seven days. Can you imagine? Not a word. It was difficult, for sure, but I was not alone. There were over 40 other people there, too, spending the week in complete silence.<p>The retreat was at the pristinely beautiful …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Healthy Eating

How to Make Jasmine Ginger Coolers to Quench Your Thirst All Summer

Sure, the ready-made stuff is fine, but why not celebrate National Iced Tea Day with a homemade summer cooler? This recipe boasts layers of flavor from jasmine tea, fresh ginger, lemon and lime, all muddled together with lemon thyme and a mountain of ice. Get that lounge chair out and relax — a …

Recipes

Beautiful Fluttering Butterfly Infographic

Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz makes beautiful, scientific (she's got a bachelor's degree in molecular biology) infographics for her site. The …

Vintage Photos Fuse to Create Fantastically Surreal Landscape Collages

California-based collage artist Eugenia Loli fuses vintage photographs to create fantastically surreal compositions. Her colorful scenes often depict people in strange lands that conjure vivid dreams, where outer space is just outside our window and entire cityscapes are at the bottom of a cave. In …

31 Insanely Clever Products To Organize Your Whole Life

Your clutter will soon be under their control.