Michael Minnix

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Potato and Poblano Corn Chowder

Preparation<p>Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or similar pot over medium heat. Add the onion, poblano, carrot, celery, coriander, cumin, thyme, 1 …

Recipes

Hidden in plain sight: what the recycling crisis really looks like

More than 200 tonnes of material is tipped into the receivers hall daily<p>Glass is processed back to sand, which is used in civil projects such as road construction and concrete<p>This facility receives more than 800 tonnes of waste a day, around 12-15% of Sydney’s household mixed waste<p>The workers hand …

Sustainability

No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

Plants

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

Is Wide Garden Spacing Really Wasteful?

Tiny yards, tiny houses, tiny garden beds. Over the last few decades, “tiny” has gotten big.<p>This is especially true in gardening. Even when I was …

Gardening

These are the apps helping the Nordics revolutionize waste recycling

Finland seems to be ahead of the game when it comes to a modern economy. The northern republic boasts not only one of Europe‘s most creative start-up scenes in and around its capital, Helsinki, but is also a pioneer in the circular economy, as <i>The Guardian</i> recently reported. On top of that, Finland …

The New KFC Is a Half-Baked Plea to Millennials

<b>It's no big secret:</b> fast food chains <i>need</i> millennials to notice them. So much so that the official lobby for McDonald's, Burger King, Yum! Brands, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, and countless others, has a dedicated page on its website that dispenses nuggets of wisdom on how to market to the coveted …

Star Wars: Rebellion is a great board game nearly crippled by an awful manual

This epic game, faithful to the spirit of the original films, is worth your time<p>Late last year hobby games maker Fantasy Flight Games announced <i>Star Wars: Rebellion</i>. Creating a big strategy game in the Star Wars universe alone would get tabletop fans excited, but what pushed <i>Rebellion</i> to the top of …

Master gardener Brian Minter's tips on choosing, caring for indoor plants

Indoor plants don't just look make a home look good, they can also benefit one's well being, says master gardener Brian Minter.<p>"Looking at all the …

Growing Power grows fish, veggies, and community with aquaponic farm

Gardeners and farmers who live in colder climates are well aware of the limitations posed by a short growing season. But these challenges often yield …

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

Ingredients of common junk foods

In "Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products," photographer Dwight Eschliman and science writer Steve Ettlinger reveal the ingredients in 25 popular American food products, including Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing, Hostess Twinkies, and Cool Ranch Doritos.<p>Eschliman …

Monument Valley free on iOS: One of the best mobile games in years for nothing

Monument Valley, one of the best mobile games released in the past few years, is currently available to download for free on iPad and iPhone, through …

This New All-Organic Fast Food Restaurant Could Replace KFC

As much as we try to avoid spots like McDonald’s, Burger King or KFC, we’ll admit that when we’re seriously pressed for time and starving, we’ll pull in and place an order. And as delicious as those chicken nuggets are, it’ll definitely put a damper on your otherwise healthy (okay, <i>mostly</i> healthy) …

Food

Solar Powered 'Farm from a Box': Everything You Need to Run an Off-Grid Farm

Shipping containers already make great micro-homes, but one California-based company is using shipping containers to create micro-farms. Farm from a …

Off-grid

This Ingenious Printer Recycles Scrap Paper Into New Paper Right in Your Office

This is PaperLab: Epson says it’s the world’s first recycling system to take waste paper and instantly transform it into new paper—onsite, in your …