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I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Omar Allibhoy’s recipe for cauliflower with garlic, vinegar and capers

This cauliflower dish is one I often cook at home: it is simple, light, fresh and full of flavour – the Spanish version of a Chinese stir-fry. My cooking is inspired by growing up in Spain; I learned how to make this dish at my aunt’s house in Madrid. I’m looking at putting it on the spring menu in …

Spices

24 Uses for a Basic Bar of Soap That May Have Slipped By You

At first blush, a humble bar of soap seems almost like a relic from the past. But even if you don't use bars of soap for hand-washing, there are many …

Personal Hygiene

Ten Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice

When the cukes, okra, or jalapeños are gone, the culinary creativity is just getting started<p>Big <i>dill</i> news from the fast-food world: Sonic Drive-In will debut a pickle slushie in June. Regardless of whether you’re gleeful or gagging in anticipation, it does beg the question: What else can Southerners …

Cooking

Great Pergola Plans Give The Start For New Outdoor Projects

In case you’re not familiar with the specificities of this term, we’ll quickly go over the basic definition elements of a pergola. A pergola is a …

Landscaping

20 Genius Uses for the Magic Eraser

The beloved stain-fighting sponge recently got a makeover, so we're sharing all of our favorite ways to use it.<p>Wipe out Grease Spatter on a …

Slow Cookers

Go inside 7 new or remodeled modern dwellings: AIA Portland Homes Tour (photos)

The AIA Portland Homes Tour on April 21 spotlights modular apartments, sustainable condos, midcentury remodels, energy efficient houses and a small …

Architecture

Make This Onion Concentrate in Your Instant Pot and Add It to Everything

I have been cooking food in the Instant Pot for some time now, and I’ve noticed a certain phenomenon when it comes to onions: unless you leave them …

Onions

Smart Tips For Downsizing We Learned From Schitt's Creek

Anyone who has downsized before knows that the process can be daunting. What do you keep and what no longer fits into your life? How do you make your …

Small Spaces

Violence in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos threaten Mexico's tourism industry

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Tourists taking the ferry from this tourist town to the island of Cozumel now walk down a wharf lined with police, heavily armed soldiers and bomb-sniffing dogs.<p>Those safeguards came after a Feb. 21 explosion ripped through one of the ferries, injuring 24 people, …

Mexico

The Last Donald Wexler–Designed Home Ever Built Asks $2.65M

Located in idyllic Palm Springs, California, this steel post-and-beam residence is an astounding example of midcentury modern design.<p>Esteemed architecture, classic midcentury modern design, and astounding views abound in this unique new construction.<p><i>This rare property, 1405 Avenida Sevilla, is</i> …

Architecture

20 Best 'Portlandia' Sketches

From binge-watching panic to bird-improved accessories, here are the funniest, most far-out bits from IFC's hit show<p>NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best 'Portlandia' …

Comedy

Modern Ojai Farmhouse

Set in the upper hills of the Ojai Valley overlooking the magnificent Topa Topa Mountain range, which produces a nightly pink and fuchsia light show spectacle. This luxurious modern masterpiece has been undertaken with a deep respect for Ojai and a sense of understated modern style. The Dee Dow …

California

These 8 Log Cabin Kit Homes Celebrate Nordic Minimalism

Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.<p>Available in Europe, Asia, and North America, Honka offers a diverse range of home models in a wide range of sizes and configurations, which can be made with both settling and non-settling …

Architecture

An Eduard Dreier Home asked $1.2M

Ed was not a very good driver. However, what he lacked in driving skills, he more than made up for with his designs. The elegant tulip carport he dreamt up for this home affirms his extraordinary genius, invoking Eero Saarinen, creator of the renowned Knoll furniture series. Very few architects are …

Avant-garde

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Kitchens We Can't Get Enough Of

The modern kitchen is the most hardworking, yet inviting, space in the home. Coming in all shapes, sizes, and color schemes, our editor's top picks this week feature homes with kitchens that shine.<p><b>Want a chance to be featured? Add your home here!</b>

Kitchens

Best Ever Meat Loaf Recipe

"The best meat loaf I have ever found. Try it and you will see."<p>Ingredients<p>2 eggs<p>2/3 cup milk<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper<p>3 slices …

Food

10 Ways To Use Steel Wool That Are Borderline Genius

Steel wool isn't exactly a jack-of-all-trades item. It's bristle-y, scratchy, and abrasive, and that's what most of its uses involve: sanding wood …

Lifehacks

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to dirt, and fields to forest. There are few buildings over six floors high and not many cars.<p>No one foresaw what happened next. In just two …

Geography

Bathroom Wainscoting – What It Is And How To Use It

The terms beadboard and wainscoting are often used interchangeably so if you’re familiar with at least one of them then you know what we’re talking …

Interior Design

The Wild Pizzas of Southern Italy Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

A restaurant critic and two chefs go on a pie-in-the-sky adventure to find exactly how far you can stretch the idea of pizza.<p>When do dough, tomato …

Italy

Pony Walls – What They Are And How They Can Transform Your Home

Did you know those dividers that sort of look like walls but don’t go all the way up to the ceiling or even up to eye level are called pony walls? It …

Interior Design

Just 24 Cool Looking Things You Can Buy From Amazon

Beautifully designed furniture, accessories, and more that you'll be proud to show off.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of</b> …

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.

The Navy keeps encountering mysterious UFOs — and no one can figure out what they are

"I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," retired US Navy pilot Commander David Fravor told ABC News in an interview in December 2017.<p>"I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this …

Paranormal

Investigating Bill Murray’s Incredible Urban Legends

A fascinating new documentary finally makes the case that all those urban legends about Bill Murray are realer than you think.<p>From the moment he …

The Best Trader Joe's Products Of All Time

If you've got a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, chances are it's your go-to supermarket. It's cheap, convenient, and the snacks are unbeatable. It …

EvoWheel converts almost any bicycle into an electric bike in just 30 seconds

Ready to give your old cruiser a swanky electric makeover? The innovative EvoWheel turns almost any old regular bike into a speedy e-bike in under 30 …

Electric Bikes

70 Genius Life Hacks

Get instant curb appeal<p>Paint your front door a vibrant color for a dramatic statement.<p>Gather your accessories<p>Pull out all your vases, ceramics, and …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …