Ken Swindaman

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I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Recipes

This Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Is a Meal Prep Miracle

Making a big batch of pulled chicken to have on hand for the week is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Take this sesame chicken, for …

Philips Hue outdoor lights will be available in July, with three products on offer

Philips teased back in January that it would be launching outdoor Hue lights later in the year, and it has now provided details of the products – including pricing and availability.<p>The company says that it will be offering three types of outdoor lights in the USA and Europe in July …<p>Extending the …

Do You Commit Any of These 8 Common Lightroom Mistakes?

There is no doubt that Adobe’s Lightroom and its now-defunct counterpart Aperture have revolutionized photographic post-production. Before the almost …

Tutorials

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Tutorials

This Egg Roll in a Bowl Is All the Flavor & None of the Fuss

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the pork and onion, and season with the salt and pepper. Cook, …

Recipes

Passing panorama: New Zealand’s glory from a train window

It’s 8.15am on the dot and with one mellow toot the TranzAlpine passenger train is off on its journey from Christchuch to Greymouth. As we rattle through the flat and fertile Canterbury plains we are soon climbing up steep gorges in the foothills of the Southern Alps, the backbone of South Island. …

New Zealand

How to scan 35mm film using a mirrorless camera

Ok, here is Robin Schimko´s second video about scanning. This time he is using a Panasonic GH5 and a 30mm macro lens to digitalize his 35mm film.<p>In …

10 Instant Pot Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes

There are a lot of features to love about the Instant Pot, but when you need to get dinner on the table fast nothing beats its pressure-cooker …

Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography of 2018

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

How and why to register your photo equipment when you leave the US - part 2

A few months back, I wrote a post about how to register photography & video equipment before USA departure. This post attempted to answer most of the …

Airports

The 12 Best Travel Sites And Apps You Need Right Now

Planning just got WAY easier.<p>It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start planning your next life-changing trip. But with so many options to choose from and so little time to plan, you’re gonna need some assistance.<p>Behold 12 of our favorite travel sites, popular with travel bloggers and …

31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

Healthy Eating

Sri Lanka is on the brink of a tourism boom with hotel chains rushing to open luxury resorts. But venture off the beaten track a little and you will find deserted shores, natural beauty and little-visited temples<p>The beach at Gurupokuna on Sri Lanka’s south coast is wild and empty. Look up and down …

Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jaffna and Galle captivate readers, as do Sri Lanka’s national parks (with leopards), beautiful B&Bs, street food (with a real kick) and tea. Lots of tea<p>Have tea, dinner or cocktails in <b>Helga’s Folly</b>, a fabulously spooky gothic mansion in the midst of jungle flora with to-die-for views of …

Sri Lanka

Budget European city breaks: Cut-price alternatives to Paris, London, Amsterdam and more

The majority of Europe’s most popular city break destinations are also the most expensive. Yet, there are ways to get a similar weekend away at a …

European Travel

Why You Should Hire 'Points Hackers' to Book Your Next Flight

Deciphering airline and credit card points can often feel like reading a foreign language. Luckily, a new brand class of travel agents are here to help: points hackers.<p>By now, you’ve likely heard that the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card is giving away a signup bonus of 100,000 points, among other …

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Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened<br>• 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese<br>• 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces<br>• ½ …

A tech-lover's guide to fitness: Why you need to go wireless

After moving to Amsterdam and becoming a tech editor at TNW, it was more than my wallet and quality of life that began expanding.<p>I thought biking to work would be a great way to stay fit, but with all the tram-dodging my host-city brings, there’s also the glorious side effects of having a job that …

Mindshift Gear gives Moose Peterson backpacks a facelift

Mindshift Gear has given the Moose Peterson backpack range an update with new design elements and materials, according to the California-based …

These 62 Healthy Bean Recipes Will Help Flatten Your Belly

They're not called "magical fruit" for nothin'! Beans are loaded with digestion-friendly fiber and protein, which can help with bloating while keeping you satiated and making you feel fuller longer. As such, they're an excellent tool for weight loss, too.<p>But one of the best parts about beans is how …

Healthy Eating

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts Recipe

"I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

4 Fast, Fresh, and Turkey-Free Dishes to Make in November

These fast and easy recipes (that that have nothing to do with turkey) will keep things interesting all month.<p>Believe it or not, Thanksgiving isn’t the only meal this month. Here’s what to cook the other 29 days:<p>Magic Marinade<p>Big flavor comes in small slices. In our homemade riff on Korean …

Cooking

Eat, Drink And Be Scary: 9 Fun Foods For Your Halloween Party

Why should the kids have all the treats this Halloween? Be the <i>Ghostest with the Mostest</i> with these easy gourmet recipes for your Halloween party.<p><b>1. Homemade Caramel Corn</b><p>Halloween and caramel go hand-in-hand, so why not make some homemade caramel corn for your crowd? Surprisingly, you don't need a …

How to Use the Local Adjustments Tools Inside Lightroom

Whenever you take a photo, no matter what the subject, it would be extremely unusual if it couldn’t be improved in some way by making local …

Grab a Coffee. This is Our Biggest Photography Link Round-Up Ever

This is a terrific time to be involved in photography with a litany of gear of tools available to create almost any image you can possibly imagine. …

Pretty Much the Best Chocolate Cake Ever

We're a family that loves to double down on chocolate.<p>For birthdays, we have to do it up right by making my version of cake bliss. But, as you may have caught on at some point by reading MBA, I have a little bit of a multi-tasking problem.<p>My family enjoys watching me flit from one thing to another …