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Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for using up leftover bread

Don’t chuck out that stale bread. Instead, repurpose it into a hearty main course or sumptuous pudding<p>Home bakers rarely throw away bread. This makes total sense: so much effort goes into making a loaf that it’s madness to chuck out anything that doesn’t make it to the table or lunchbox before …

Pudding

A Weeknight Dish for Lovers of Non-Fishy Fish

There are “fishy” fish, and then there are non-fishy fish. And with its mild, milky flesh, cod is one of the least fishy of them all.<p>Usually, I’m drawn to the more robust varieties — the mackerels, sardines, anchovies and swordfish in the market, which have enough personality to take whatever …

Seafood

21 Stellar Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

The early bird gets to relax!<p>Thanksgiving can quickly turn from an enjoyable holiday into a hectic cooking marathon if you don’t prepare ahead.<p>Thankfully, these savory side dishes keep well in the fridge, so you can prepare them beforehand and save yourself a headache on the big day. You’ll breeze …

Beet Braised Lentils

Instructions<br>In a large heavy bottom pot or dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, carrot, beets and celery, and saute for 5 …

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

In my personal heaven, I open my refrigerator door to reveal a bright array of tidy, well-organized, and uniform containers, each containing a …

The Case for Shunning the White House

On a gray day in late January — four days after President Trump’s inauguration and three days after the Women’s March — I received a call from the newly constituted office of Ivanka Trump. I was invited to the White House to discuss a computer-science education initiative she was spearheading. She …

Donald Trump

20 Wines for Under $20: Weeknight Pleasures for Relaxed Evenings

The requirements for weeknight cooking are easy to understand, but weeknight wine? It’s a bit more conceptual.<p>The last thing anyone wants after a long day of work is to put in another few hours over a cutting board and stove. But where is the labor in opening a bottle? It is the wine inside that …

Finger Lakes

How to Have Your Health Food and Love It, Too

At some point in the ’70s my mom bought her first pair of bluejeans. She didn’t suddenly throw away all her tailored wool skirts and silk scarves, or dump all the cashmere sweaters from the dresser drawers into bags destined for the Salvation Army, but there they were, in rotation: A pair of soft …

Road tested: Motorcycle Gear

We can never agree on gear here at Bike EXIF. Chris won’t leave the house in anything less than a full-face helmet and head-to-toe armor, but I’ve been known to rock an open face and t-shirt on occasion. But we agree on one thing: if you’re going to buy gear, buy good gear.<p>So, rather than our usual …

Sewing

Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

By middle age, the lenses in your eyes harden, becoming less flexible. Your eye muscles increasingly struggle to bend them to focus on this print.<p>But a new form of training — brain retraining, really — may delay the inevitable age-related loss of close-range visual focus so that you won’t need …

10 Things Smart People Won't Say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true.<p>Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out.<p>I’m …

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

Icon 1000 launches a new collection, Dickies moves into motorcycle apparel and Saint produces a technical Parka. Here’s what’s happening in the world of stylish moto-gear.<p><b>Icon 1000 Axys Leather Jacket</b> Icon 1000’s new Axys jacket carries the same no-nonsense aesthetic that we’ve come to expect from …

Clothing

Common Causes of Heel Pain: Baxter Nerve Compression, Plantar Fasciitis, Fat Pad Atrophy, Achilles Tendonitis, And Stress Fractures Of The Calcaneus

<b>Heel Pain</b> (Figure 1)<p>Patients often complain of heel pain and there are several common causes of that pain. A correct diagnosis of the cause is essential to render the most appropriate treatment.<p><b>Common Causes Of Heel Pain:</b><p>1. Baxter nerve compression (Figure 2)<p>2. Plantar fasciitis (Figure 2)<p>3. Fat …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

How Often You Should Be Having Sex, According To Sex Therapists

Is there a magic number?<p>Most couples and individuals who come into sex therapist Tammy Nelson’s office want to know the same thing: <i>Is my sex life with my partner normal?</i><p>“They want to know if they are having enough sex, the right kind of sex, if their partner wants too much sex,” Nelson, a …

15 ways you know you're in the Anthropocene

<b>1.</b> We've created enough concrete to make a full-scale replica of Earth 2mm thick.<p><b>2.</b> We've manufactured enough plastic to wrap Earth in a layer of clingfilm. On current trends, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050. These and other manmade materials are creating</b> …

From Kale To Cauliflower: 13 Standout Superfood Recipes

What makes a food super? It has to be packed with nutrients and good for your health. It also has to be delicious! From Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing to Tart & Tangy Fro-Yo, these recipes prove that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.<p><b>1. Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>…

What to Cook This Weekend

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking s</i><i>even</i> <i>days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox, register here.</i><p>Good morning. A terrible week comes to an end with an awful anniversary, of last year’s massacre at Emanuel African Methodist …

9 Most Haunting Graves in Paris's Pere Lachaise Cemetery

<b>Credit: Guy Renard / Flickr</b><p><i>By: Olga Kirshenbaum</i><p>If every cemetery tells a tale, then Père Lachaise speaks volumes. Anywhere from 300,000 to 1,000,000 souls are interred within the walls of Paris's grand burial ground. Along its winding tree-lined paths rest some of the most influential writers, …

Squat, Curl, and Press Exercises for the Entire Body

1<p>Squat, Curl and Press<p>Incorporating dynamic, compound movements into your routine will help you involve your entire body, building strength, power …

A Key Moment Is Coming for the IPCC's Future

About six month ago, I posted an essay at this blog (The IPCC at a Crossroads, February 26, 2015) highlighting some of the challenges faced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which plays an important role in global climate change policy around the world. [In previous essays at …

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

For those of you lucky enough to be in the northern hemisphere, spring has arrived. The snow may have receded, but there’s an avalanche of cool new gear hitting the shelves.<p>We’ve picked out a few items worthy of your consideration, from big brands to unknown upstarts. This time we’re taking a …

Motorcycles

4 Tasty Breakfast Trends You Need to Know Now

The most important meal of the day - let's face it - is also potentially the most awesome. Of course that's only if you know recipes that rock ingredients in ways that range from hearty to healthy to deliciously decadent, depending on your diet, mood, and available groceries. Eight Broads in the …