LJ B. Estaño

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Farm-to-Fork Fabulous

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Everybody knows about the farm-to-fork movement. But what about restaurants where farmers do the cooking?<p>Farmers turned chefs (and chefs turned farmers) are hoeing, harvesting, and sauteing across the United States. For a new generation of independent farmers who sell their …

Holy Mole in Mexico

Mole poblano — a complex mixture of chocolate, chilies, nuts, and spices — is among the most revered dishes in Mexican cooking. Nearly every grandmother in Puebla, the dish’s hometown, has her own rendition of the semisweet, earthy sauce, typically made with more than 20 ingredients.<p>Mole poblano’s …

Swiss Food Bliss

To those who think that the subject of Swiss cuisine can be summed up in one word — fondue — I say not so fast. In a country with four official languages (French, German, Italian, and Romansh) culinary traditions reflect a complex national identity.<p>Put your fondue prejudice aside in <b>Zürich</b> by …

Camera Trap Pictures: Rare Badgers, Mongooses Spotted in Gabon

Wildlife<p><b>The best things came in small packages for scientists studying Gabon‘s littlest predators.</b><p>For the first time, a team surveyed the west African country for its small carnivores, a group traditionally overlooked by scientists. The investigation turned up 12 species, including badgers, …

Relocation of the Last Colony of Endangered Barbary Apes on Display in a US Zoo?

The accredited <b>Primate Rescue Center,</b> a Kentucky wildlife sanctuary specializing in Old World primates, will soon care for a small troop of endangered naturally tailless Barbary macaques (<i>Macaca sylvanus</i>) from the Las Vegas Zoo.<p>The four monkeys were once claimed by the troubled roadside Las Vegas …

Musical Mice Sing to Fend Off Rivals

Changing Planet<p><b>It’s not over until the mice of the Costa Rican cloud forest sing.</b><p>Over millions of years of evolution, animals have evolved countless ways of avoiding conflict. Cobras expand their hoods to look bigger. Skunks release a foul-smelling spray.<p>An Alston’s singing mouse belts out a tune. …

Inside a Scientific SWAT Team: On the Front Lines of Biodiversity Discovery & Conservation

<i>Andrew Short is a National Geographic Grantee and assistant professor of
 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. An entomologist by training, Short is currently in Suriname, South America searching for aquatic insects to study patterns of freshwater biodiversity that will</i> …

World's Biggest Hornet: Insect Behind Deadly Attacks

Experts unsure why aggressive insects are attacking people.<p><b>The world's biggest hornet is wreaking havoc in</b> <b>northwestern</b> <b>China, where 42 people have died after being swarmed and stung in Shaanxi Province, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.</b><p>Some 1,600 others have been injured since the …

Hope on the Horizon for the Free-Roaming ‘House’ Cat Conundrum?

Changing Planet<p>While populations of wild cat species are disappearing almost everywhere they are found from lions, and leopards to Critically Endangered tiger subspecies, house cats have more than narrowed in on that ubiquitous barking mammal, the dog, as the most popular companion animal in …

Survivor Singapore: Return to Sisters’ Islands

The legend of Sisters’ Island (also known as Pulau Subar Laut – Big Sister’s and Pulau Subar Darat – Little Sister’s) is quite poignant. It tells of two pretty sisters, Minah and Linah. Upon the deaths of their parents the sisters moved to their uncle’s village. One day Linah was accosted by a …

How to Tie Your Hiking Boots

For most of us, we learned early in life how to tie our shoes. One of the last skills our parents passed along before pushing us out of the nest, it …

Hiking

A Bushcraft Camping Outfit - Equipment for Living in the Woods

Whether you are camping in the woods for a weekend or staying out for weeks, this bushcraft camping outfit is a good base model. It forms my standard …

GSI Halulite Camp Cutlery Set

Ditch those flimsy, disposable forks, spoons, and knives you've been bringing camping and pick up a set that will last, the GSI Halulite Camp Cutlery …

Fall Gear Guide: The best gear of the autumn season

We tested the pants off this gear over the summer and it all transitions well into the cool temps of autumn. So here is your Fall Gear Guide, our …

6 Suspended Tree Tents For a Lighter-Than-Air Camping Experience

Once the weather warms up, many of us get the camping itch. Something about summer just makes us want to flee to the hills for some much needed …

Fish

Camp Caffeine: Lessons in Outdoor Brewing

Something about sitting atop an unexplored peak to watch the sunrise while enjoying your favorite coffee just feels right. Maybe it’s the …

Tested: best multi-tools and pocket knives reviewed

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

The 10 Best Backpacks for Every Adventure

From easy day hikes to multi-day treks, a good pack on your back can make carrying a load a joy (relatively speaking), especially if you draw the …

Leatherman Mut Multitool

I was just sitting here picking my nose and it dawned on me: human hands are the original multi-tool. Then I started thinking about all of the varied …

BioLite KettlePot

Carry everything you need to cook a complete meal in one portable unit with the BioLite KettlePot ($50). Made to work in tandem with the BioLite …

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How To: DIY Antiqued Mercury Mirror Glass

May 24, 2012<p>How To: DIY Antiqued Mercury Mirror Glass<p>Today we're excited to to share this simple and affordable method for transforming any piece of …

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

Instead of lugging your recyclables outside for collection this week, why not rummage through to gather materials for this unique hanging planter …

Crafting

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > Cakes > Chocolate Cakes > Hot Fudge Pudding Cake<p>September 3, 2013 // 70 <i>Comments »</i><p>I was a few years removed from college …

Nigella Lawson's Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A no-cook, company-worthy sauce that fits right into our laziest pasta-dressing habits.</i><p>Boiling pasta is what we do when we don't know what to do -- it's in our …

The 10 best squash recipes

1 Butternut squash soup, poached free-range egg and chorizo<p>This super-easy, silky soup is perfect for early autumn evenings and the spicy chorizo and egg make it quite substantial. It's important to caramelise the squash properly otherwise the soup can be a little bland.<p>Serves 4<b><br>1 medium-size</b> …