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Red wine brownies: Could there be a more indulgent Christmas dessert?

Just as you thought you’d hit the jackpot with red wine hot chocolate a new super-sweet, super-boozy creation sets your tummy rumbling.<p>Enter red wine …

Wall Wine Rack Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about wall wine rack plans. If you like collecting wine bottles and you want to build a really simple …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 41 – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

The original self-help manual on American life – with its influence stretching from the Great Depression to Donald Trump – has a lot to answer for<p>The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who …

Selling

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

Parenting

We're in Love With Bacanora, the Missing Link Between Tequila and Mezcal

If you see bacanora at a liquor store or on a bar menu, don't think, just drink.<p>If you see a bottle of bacanora on the shelf of your local liquor store, <b>don't think, just buy</b>. With a flavor that lands somewhere between tequila and mezcal, bacanora is one spirit we're totally okay with drinking neat. …

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Shopping

Zuni Cafe Zucchini Pickles Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe comes from <i>The Zuni Cafe Cookbook</i> and is yet another solution to the question: What to do with all of those zucchini? A cold brine prior to pickling gives these zucchini pickles a saturated flavor and crisp texture.<p>These pickles are on the sweet side, but I suggest making …

DIY Raised Garden Beds

Landscaping

The 6 Essential Tequilas and Mezcals for Your Home Bar

At some point, a long time ago, someone somewhere designated clear spirits as the right stuff to drink during the summer months. Sure, the clean, crisp flavors of vodka and gin make ultra-refreshing cocktails, but the rich, bold flavors of unaged tequila and mezcal likely had something to do with …

Flavors

Inside Walt Disney's Ambitious, Failed Plan to Build the City of Tomorrow

Before EPCOT there was Project X, Florida's first utopian metropolis.<p><i>The future is forged by pouring a stiff drink, kicking back, and taking a second to question everything. We here at Esquire.com love a crazy-idea-that-just-might-work, so this week, we're paying tribute to the forward-thinkers of</i> …

3 Simple Ways to Learn to Love Fernet-Branca

It's dark, it's brooding, some people mistake it for cough syrup. Yet the Italian amaro Fernet Branca is the favored drink (let's be honest: favorite …

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …

Hiking

How to Harvest and Save Tomato Seeds

With the waning of the blistering summer heat comes the end of the life cycle for many of the summer crops planted in the garden and produce …

Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter Recipe on Food52

• 2 tablespoons butter, ghee, or coconut oil<br>• 1 large yellow onion, chopped<br>• 3 cloves garlic, chopped<br>• 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes<br>• 5 1/2 cups good-tasting vegetable broth or water<br>• 1 1/2 cups green lentils or green split peas, picked over and rinsed<br>• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• 1 tablespoon Indian curry …

12 Classic Cocktails Invented in New Orleans

Despite the popularity of Hand Grenades and sickly sweet Hurricanes on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, New Orleans’ history of the cocktail can be traced back to its beginning, when drinks were built simply from spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. The city may not be the birthplace of the very …

Top 10 Spring Vineyards

Savor the pleasures that come with a spring visit to these outstanding wineries.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Inniskillin Wines, Canada</b> <br>inniskillin.com <br>Canada is the epicenter of ice wine, which is made from grapes harvested in subfreezing temperatures, which concentrates …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Game of Thrones

National Geographic Travel

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

In search of the best whisky in the world | CNN Travel

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

L.A. Chamber formally denounces Garcetti plan for $13.25 minimum wage

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce formally came out against Mayor Eric Garcetti's $13.25 an hour minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, saying that boosting the rate would "reduce, not increase the number of jobs" in the city.<p>Chamber President and Chief Executive Gary Toebben said his …

W.H. backs body cameras for cops

Responding to a petition after the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri, the White House says it supports the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers.<p>“As Ferguson continues to heal as a community, this Administration will continue to work to ensure that our justice …

Fettuccine with Peas, Ricotta & Prosciutto | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Pasta makes an easy and delicious weeknight dinner, especially when dressed according to the season. Make this wholesome sauce in the spring, when you can find fresh peas — it can be assembled in the time it takes to boil the pasta water.<p><b>Fettuccine with Peas, Ricotta & Prosciutto</b><p>Fine sea salt and …

Italian Food

Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This is one of the most heart-healthy salads you can eat. Perfect for a light supper or a lunch, it can be prepared quickly just before serving, or the salmon, potatoes and asparagus can be prepared up to a day ahead, then dressed just before serving.<p><b>Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad</b><p>1 lb. (500 g.) …