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Field Guide: Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Fiddle Leaf Fig, <i>Ficus lyrata:</i> “Fiddler Under the Roof”<p>Fiddle leaf fig plants have little to do with fiddles–or figs, for that matter. Unlike their …

Scrub A Dub Dub: How To Make a Natural Cleaning Paste For The Tub

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)<p>Over the years I've been guilty of occasionally buying whatever bath cleaner is on sale at the store -could be …

How To Whiten Laundry Without Chlorine Bleach

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)<p>Many of us have banished chlorine bleach from our homes, as it can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs, poison fish and …

Laundry

Iceland's Norður & Co Salt

This past spring at Iceland's annual DesignMarch festival, we stumbled across a box of salt that left a lasting impression. The striking packaging design drew us in to Reykjavik-based start-up Norður Salt, but there's more to the Atlantis-esque artwork. We met with CEO and co-founder Gardar …

European Travel

Abyss Table: Layers of Glass Recreate the Depths of the Sea

Precision-cut layers of glass and wood come together to create a table that’s also a cross-section of the sea floor, complete with a deep blue abyss. …

Furniture

Design Sleuth: Made-in-the-USA American Flags

The Fourth of July has us thinking about flags; here are some sourcing ideas.<p>Three to Buy<p>For more summer style inspiration, see our post Summer …

Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is a spicy tomato soup that you can make on a whim and eat nearly as soon. …

How To Wash Your Pillows

Most people launder their sheets once a week, setting aside the actual pillows for far less frequent washings. It's a bit of a bigger job and one …

Bands

8 Ways To Make Your Road Trip Even Better

8 apps to download now.<p>Everyone knows the essentials for a successful road trip—good company, good music and A LOT of snacks. Whether you're planning to head to your favorite cross-country vacation spot or hopping in a car with no destination at all, be sure to add these apps to your must-have list.

Gourmet Good To-Go Meals

Jennifer Scism and her husband, David Koorits, were planning a seven-day backpacking trip in the Adirondacks when she realized that most of the lightweight, pre-packaged dehydrated meals available left something to be desired in the taste department. However, unlike many backpackers who simply …

Cooking

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With Amber Wilson from For the Love of the South's step by step instructions, making pizza dough no longer has to be reserved for special</i> …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

Gear Patrol

Trade in those heavy colognes for something lighter. The five best fragrances for summer http://gear.gp/1hpd9cr

Big Mama's Fried Chicken

<i>Every other week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes brings us a timeless fried chicken recipe.</i><p><i></i><p>My Big Mama's (grandmother) recipes are the epitome of timeless. While growing up, …

Unique Hand-Blown Glass Lamps Look Like Melting Ice

Glass and ice are made in similar ways: a liquid substance is made into a solid one. The Frozen Lamp series from designer Maxim Velcovsky for …

How to Sharpen a Knife With a Waterstone

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>There is nothing more frustrating in the kitchen than a dull knife. Not only does it make prep work a chore and your finished product less attractive, but it's also downright dangerous. A dull blade requires more pressure to cut into a food, and can easily slip …

The Stepup Scorcher Weekend Challenge

Each step activates your core, glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves, which are the same muscles you'll use on the mountain, says Shaul. And just like an actual hike, the challenge requires you to manage your energy output. While you need to go hard, you also need to leave enough fuel in the …

Crispy Braised Chicken With White Beans and Chile Verde Recipe

<b>Note:</b> If Anaheim chiles are unavailable, use a mix of cubanelle and poblano peppers.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 pound small white beans, rinsed and picked overKosher salt2 quarts homemade or store-bought low sodium chicken broth2 bay leaves3/4 pound Hatch (Anaheim) chiles (see note)2 …

Make Your Own Flour Tortillas

It was the mid-’90s; I was in a band. We all lived in San Francisco, in the Mission District. My bandmates and I, we’d eat in the same two taquerias …

Baking

12 Superfoods For Spring

These nutrient-packed foods are not only in season, they're sure to become staples in your countdown-to-summer meal plan.<p><b>Sea Buckthorn</b><p>"This super food has been linked to youthful skin," says Brooke Alpert, RD, founder of B-Nutrititous in NYC. "It contains the highest natural source of omega-7 fatty …

Vegetable Health Rankings: Where Do Your Favorites Stand?

Food Day, a health-eating organization, has created <b>a nifty chart that ranks and assigns scores to vegetables based on their nutritional content.</b><p>The …

Nutrition

5 Things You Can Do With Routers | Personal Cloud - Consumer Reports News

You probably don’t pay much attention to that little blinking box that sits in the corner of your home office, but chances are it's a lot more …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Hang a Chandelier?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is decorating with a chandelier. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p><b>Q:</b> …

7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

Dramatic before-and-after photos.<p>Before-and-after photos of dramatic transformations. Get inspired for your next renovation project.

Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Slow-cooked short ribs are a pitch-perfect winter meal. This version gets burnished with a rich red wine, …

Ginger and How to Enjoy it at Every Meal

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We're escaping winter and taking a tropical staycation in our kitchen. Join us and get to know ginger.</i><p>The next time someone mentions ginger root, casually mention that ginger is …