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Shatter, Batter, Wax: How Cannabis Extracts Come to Be

Some time around the mid-aughts, folks in the weed industry began to notice a shift in the market. Pot smokers were <i>smoking</i> less, and dabbing …

Cannabis

Solar power: the next generation

Scientists are working on an exciting new material called perovskite – a light sensitive crystal which could revolutionise solar power.<p>In just a few years its power conversion efficiency figure is nearly on a par with traditional silicon at around 22 per cent, and it’s some 1,000 times thinner.<p>All …

Clean Energy

You Need These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes in Your Life

When you combine certain foods together they become extra special, like taco pizza or spaghetti and chili (which is still debatable if you're not …

She Sang Jazz Straight From the Heart

In a rare televised performance, a struggling Billie Holiday stands next to a poster of herself on the stage of the Apollo Theater in New York’s …

Soul Music

How to Cook Ribs in the Oven for Meaty Satisfaction All Year Long

<b>1. Oven-Braised Short Ribs with Pasilla-Tomato Mole</b><br>Chef Hugo Ortega uses smoky pasilla chiles, tomatoes and spices to make a rich, tangy mole sauce …

30-Minute Cheater’s Beef Stroganoff

1. In a large pot, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper.<p>2. Working in batches, add the beef to the …

Cooking

Why We Love Gigante Beans, the Creamiest, Most Satisfying Legume Around

We like big beans and we cannot lie.<p>If <i>Jack and the Beanstalk</i> were a true story and not a cautionary fairytale, I am confident that the titular beanstalk would have sprouted from a handful of gigante beans. As their name suggests, these beans are big. And, we'll be honest, it's this bean's …

15 Easy Salad Dressings You Can Make in Less Than 5 Minutes

Never force down a dry salad again.<p>January 24, 2018<p>I'm always looking for ways to make my salads more interesting. I usually just put on the usual …

Our 10 Most Popular Casseroles of 2017

We love the ability casseroles have to feed a crowd and feed them well. Whether it's a baked egg situation for breakfast or a dish full of cheesy …

7 Unexpected and Insanely Delicious Ways to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

Anyone who’s dabbled in Paleo or Whole30 knows the value of hard-boiled eggs. Really anyone who enjoys starting their day with a high-protein, …

9 Tips for Better-Than-Delivery Fried Rice

By Alex Delany<p>If you've got some almost-stale rice you're halfway there.<p>Fried rice is that takeout staple that everyone from hungover college students to too-tired-to-make-dinner-tonight professionals can agree is delicious. It's a wonderful food, but figuring out how to make fried rice at home …

Best Carrot Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together first 4 …

7 Middle Eastern Meals for Anyone Who’s Been Too Intimidated to Try Before

Whole Foods recently announced its predictions for the top health food trends of 2018, and we were happy to see Middle Eastern recipes made the cut. …

A Pro’s Top 9 Tips for Cooking Chicken in the Instant Pot

Chicken is awesome. Instant Pots are awesome. But how do you cook the former in the latter without screwing it up? (It’s harder than you’d …

Cooking

Cheddar bacon bread screams Sunday breakfast | The Star

At our house, weekends are for spending time together, tackling projects and, of course, cooking. I like to carve out time for special recipes that …

Recipes

How to Make Caramel Sauce That You'll Want to Put on Everything

By Claire Saffitz<p>This smooth, salty caramel sauce will make your holidays extra sweet.<p>We can all agree that sauce makes just about every savory food better, and the same most definitely goes for dessert. Enter homemade caramel sauce, an irresistibly delicious substance able to improve everything …

Claridge’s Scones, a Recipe From the London Hotel’s New Cookbook

A staple from the hotel's menu in "Claridge's: The Cookbook" by Chef Martyn Nail.<p><b>Claridge’s Scones</b> <b></b><br>Makes 12<p>This recipe is our timeless classic, …

Baking

Charred Scallions Are This Salad Dressing's Secret Weapon

Adam Rapoport finally spilled the beans on his favorite dressing add-in.<p>Scallions are one of the few salad-y ingredients that manage to keep their appeal 12 months out of the year. They’re always in the grocery store, and I try to keep a bunch or two in my fridge. I won’t touch a tomato again until …

These 5 One-Pot Dinners Prove the Power of Ground Beef

If you're stumped about what to make for dinner, having a pound of ground beef in the fridge or freezer will most definitely help you to figure it …

How to Cook Dried Beans (the Tastiest Beans of All, if You Ask Us)

By Alex Delany<p>Do you know how to cook dried beans? Well, you should. Because they're cheaper and tastier than the ones in a can, and easier to cook than you think.<p>Most people don't know how to cook dried beans. Their knowledge of legumes doesn't extend past that old playground rhyme. How’d it go? …

Here are a few marijuana tech gadgets for your home and kitchen

Some people take their weed very seriously. LendEDU recently conducted a poll of 1,000 legal marijuana users, asking them about their spending …

How to Season Rice So That Everything You Eat with It Tastes Better

A simple trick for wayyy more flavorful rice.<p>I eat a lot of rice: brown, white, black, basmati, something called TexMati that I don't quite understand. I find it to be a suitable carbo-base for just about any meal. And, maybe it's because I was raised on Cream of Rice, but I've always enjoyed rice …

Orange Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 5 to 7 …

We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when

A massive quake off Alaska’s coast triggered a tsunami warning. Here are eight things to know about these seismic events.<p>A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck 170 miles southeast off the coast of Kodiak, Alaska, around 4:30 am Tuesday, triggering tsunami warnings and advisories all the way down the …

Geology

A No-Fuss, Spicy Cucumber & Fennel Salad To Help You Escape Food Comas

There are times—usually after beach vacations, holidays, or dessert cookbook photoshoots—when my body feels like a slow-moving mass. I recoil at the sight of chewy cookies, frosty milkshakes, or crispy fries. A sort of primal urge drives me to the produce section of my grocery store in search of …

Sausage Cheddar Biscuits

Nothing beats a freshly baked, hot biscuit on a Saturday morning. Biscuits are even better when they are loaded with breakfast sausage and sharp …

Breakfast

Spiced Carrot Quick Bread for When You're Tired of Zucchini

Carrot Quick Bread<p>Makes 1 (9-inch) loaf; serves 8 to 10<p><i>For the bread</i>:<br>Cooking spray <br>2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour <br>1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon <br>3/4 …

Happy Birthday to the great Sonny Rollins...

Herbie Hancock Is a Jazz Legend — and He Once Beat Miles Davis in a Street Race

Depends on the time of day. You know why? In the daytime, the sun is up, everything is lit. People are there with their families, with food, with …

Flute