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These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything

From saffron to heirloom corn tortillas and really, really good grits—we've got just the place.<p>Once upon a time in a pre-kale era, before we were mixing miso into our pastas and topping our toast with kimchi, iceberg was the standard lettuce and fresh ginger was nowhere to be seen (or so says my …

Veterans

The Best Alexa Skills to Add to Your Amazon Echo

You can add tons of features to your Amazon Echo with little apps Amazon calls “Alexa Skills.” Most of them are garbage. We’ve sifted through the …

The bone broth backlash: three soups that don't take days to make

I try to avoid food fads, but I must admit to being sucked into the bone broth movement recently. I lost several days down a paleo blog-based internet hole reading about the wonders of this newly fashionable long-simmered elixir. I relieved my kindly butcher of several bin bags of chicken and beef …

Onions

Farmers market report: Broccoli is in season. We have recipes

<b>What’s in season:</b> Generally in season from the winter months well into spring, broccoli gets its name from the Italian word for “cabbage sprout,” and it is related to Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and other members of the cabbage family. Where standard broccoli is known for its thick, tree-like …

Magic Cake Is the Miracle Dessert You Need in Your Life

Whenever the dessert menu rolls around, there’s always that moment where you think, “Is it socially acceptable for me to get one of everything?” Our vote: duh. Maybe you do, or maybe you just decide to go for one. But if deep down you’re digging into a chocolate mousse but wishing for a platter of …

Dessert

Grab a Forkful of Happiness by Making This Garlicky Spaghetti Immediately - Hifow - Quick & Easy Recipes

Ingredients<p>Salt<p>1/2 pound spaghetti<p>2 large lemons, zested and juiced<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>5 cloves garlic, minced<p>1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes<p>1/3 …

How do the Danes teach empathy to kids? By letting them eat cake

Denmark is consistently voted in as one of the happiest countries in the world - this year taking out the top spot ahead of Switzerland. And, as it …

Harvard

KFC recipe challenge: Kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

Reporters didn't taste much of a difference between Kentucky Fried Chicken, right, and the fried chicken, left, on wire rack.<p><b>It is one of the most</b> …

Spices

The world's most beautiful mosques

Things could get a lot worse for Apple

If one assumes that Apple can maintain its current profits, the stock is outrageously inexpensive. Its net cash represents about 30% of the company's market capitalization at this point, putting the cash-adjusted P/E ratio at just about 7 based on last year's earnings.<p>But investors making this …

Mobile

4 Exercises to Teach Your Kids about Mindfulness and Compassion

As a parent, you want your children to be successful. But have you ever considered your personal definition of success? Although society typically …

Mindfulness

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Procrastination

The 12 "Dirtiest" Foods in the Produce Aisle

The top offender changed for the first time in years.<p>Every year since 2004, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a "Dirty Dozen" list that ranks the most popular fruits and vegetables based on their pesticide residue levels. By analyzing pesticide residue data from more than 35,000 …

Can We Have This Ground Chicken Larb for Dinner Every Night?

This 30-minute larb is crunchy, salty, spicy, and everything we want to eat tonight.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>I'm a fan of anything …

Onions

What Your Child Should Know by Kindergarten

Wondering what your child <i>really</i> needs to know before starting kindergarten? To find out, we went to the experts, our Teacher Moms. Here's some of the great advice they shared on what you can do to get your child ready for kindergarten.<p><b>Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Letters</b><p>"The year before kindergarten is …

The Ultimate Los Angeles Breakfast Guide

Maps<p>[Photo: Crystal Coser]<p>20 of the Best LA Breakfast Restaurants by Neighborhood<p>22 Mind-Blowing Pancakes in Los Angeles, Breakfast Week Edition<p>17 Secret LA Breakfast Burritos, Revealed<p>The 12 Best Looking Egg Dishes in Los Angeles<p>10 Places to Find Breakfast Tacos in Los Angeles<p>10 Croque Madames for …

Breakfast

Aglio e Olio: The One Pasta Sauce You Absolutely Must Know

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there were a pasta bible, the first line would read, "In the beginning, God created <i>aglio e olio</i>." Historically, that line wouldn't really be accurate, since the evidence doesn't support the idea that garlic (<i>aglio</i>) and oil (<i>olio</i>) were the original …

Italian Food

Coconut Chicken Curry with Turmeric and Lemongrass

4 Servings<p>This isn’t a super-saucy chicken curry; the aromatics from the coconut chicken will brown in the pan, yielding lots of yummy crisp bits.<p>March 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 lemongrass stalks<p>1 large shallot, chopped<p>4 garlic cloves<p>1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced<p>1 teaspoon crushed red …

Curries

30 Christmas gift ideas for tech-savvy children

Some entertaining and educational options for under the tree, from children’s tablets and coding board games to build-it-yourself robots and stargazer dolls<p>For parents looking to prise their children away from a life online, there are plenty of tangible, inventive, educational and/or entertaining …

Stop Motion

These toys are turning today's kids into tomorrow's inventors

DIY computers, robot-making kits and smart paint are helping children to learn basic engineering and electronics<p>The UK is experiencing a chronic shortage of engineers. Economists fear that if today’s youth doesn’t develop the skills to meet the needs of our increasingly hi-tech economy, future …

This is the most practical travel gadget you'll ever use

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Whether for work or pleasure, traveling shouldn't be stressful. But if you're the type who can't stop using things with screens …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Eat More Coconut Oil For Breakfast

Your granola recipe needs a revamp. Those standard weekend waffles are getting a little tiresome. Coconut oil is here for you and it wants to join you for breakfast.<p>Coconut oil should be a staple in all modern pantries. It adds a subtle sweetness and a healthy dose of fat to recipes. It's a …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Engineering

A Table That Charges Your iPhone - Dwell

Think of the new project from London-based designer Marjan van Aubel as a multiplication table. Utilizing a dye-sensitised solar cell, which absorbs light in a fashion similar to chlorophyll in a plant, the Current Table generates energy that can charge devices and appliances through a series of …

Clean Energy

How to Make Bakery-Style Apple Danish at Home

<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: Heather Hands from Flourishing Foodie is sharing a recipe for a delicious -- and jaw-dropping -- danish braid that will give you a reason to get</i> …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Play-i Raises $1.4M From The Crowd For Toy Robots That Make Programming Kid-Friendly, Comes To Stores Near You Next Summer

If we’re going to prepare future generations for an increasingly technical world (and workforce) ahead, then we need to teach them computer science and engineering. To some, that may sound like a no-brainer, but to the American educational system, where nine out of ten schools don’t offer …

Tinkering With littleBits for Little Inventors

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic …

Inventions