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The Humble History of the Breakfast Sandwich

<i>by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog</i><p>Bob Peters/Flickr<p>It's the ultimate hangover cure after a night on the town. It's what you crave when you hit the road at dawn, getting ready for a long drive. And after a sleepless night, nothing goes better with a cup of coffee and your …

In honour of National Tea Day, the secrets of the perfect brew

The British are a nation of tea lovers - there's even a National Tea Day on April 21, and a Fes-Tea-Val taking place at Chiswick House this weekend - but on one great question, we stand divided: how do you brew the perfect cup of tea?<p>Does the milk come first or last? How long should the teabag stay …

10 Gardening Trends That Will Blossom in 2016

Pinterest has the early scoop on what you'll be doing outside this spring.<p>It may still be cold outside, but we have a confession: We've already been filling our "gardening" Pinterest board with new ideas. Luckily, we're not the only ones looking ahead. The folks at Pinterest recently took a look …

Gardening

17 Perfect Gifts for the Globetrotter

The globetrotter is a master of efficient travel. From the time he leaves the house to the time he lays down on the king bed at the Mandarin …

Shopping

A Sympathetic Renovation in Stoke Newington, London

London-based interior designer Mark Lewis was given free rein to update a run-down Victorian terraced house in Stoke Newington–a house that hadn’t …

How long can you eat those leftovers?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Deep in the recesses of most people's refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week's chicken dinner. Pulling one of those things out, you wonder: Can I eat it? Is it safe? A lot of commercially prepared items, such as sauces and condiments, have …

Healthy Eating

Why Thanksgiving dinner tastes so good, according to science

When most people think of Thanksgiving, a turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie come to mind. These may be the classic Thanksgiving flavors, but there's a reason it all tastes so good together, and it has nothing to do with the fact that your very talented grandmother made dinner. Well, …

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

The Magazine<p>Let us take you on a journey of the world. Each issue of the Gear Patrol Magazine comes packed with adventures, guides and stories …

How-To's

The simple and delicious way Italians make espresso

And while it is a vital morning ritual in Italy, taking pride of place over any other activity as the first thing to do after getting out of bed, it is also an after-meal ritual, a mid-afternoon ritual, and even, for some, a before-bed ritual.<p>It's a sign of good hospitality to offer guests—even …

We Used A Ghost Hunting App To Find Out If Our Homes Are Haunted

Who ya gonna call? The editors of ELLEDecor.com apparently.<p>We have to admit, when we found out that Selena Gomez frequently uses an iPhone app to determine whether different performance venues are haunted, we laughed. But when we really thought about it (and wrapped up a riveting discussion about …

Paranormal

20 Adorable Mini Versions of Your Favorite Fall Desserts

They might be small, but that just means you can eat more.<p>They might be small, but that just means you can eat more.

7 Things You May Not Know About Cacti

Not all of them are prickly. Who knew?<p><b>1. They're not indestructible.</b><p>If you've ever killed a cactus, you are not alone. The easiest way to do it is by over watering, poor drainage and using the wrong compost. Ordinary potting compost holds water well, which is a huge bonus for most plants, but not …

9 Dramatic Ideas for Floral Fall Centerpieces

Whether you're planning a big wedding or a small dinner party, these statement-makers won't disappoint.<p>Whether you're planning a big wedding or a small dinner party, these statement-makers won't disappoint.

13 Things Every Tea Drinker Needs to Know

For instance, adding milk can help keep your teeth white.<p>There's always more to learn (and love) about the world's most widely consumed beverage.

8 Things People With Spotless Bathrooms Do Every Day

Adopt these habits and your toilet, shower, and sink will always sparkle.<p>If the bathroom is your least favorite space in your entire home to clean, we hear you. It's messy, germy, and sometimes smelly. But what if we told you by adopting a few daily habits you can actually clean this room less …

What Your Bedspread Says About You

13 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

Nigel Slater's brown rice, carrot and cashew pilau recipe

The recipe<p>Scrub and finely dice two medium carrots. Warm a slice of butter and a little oil in a frying pan, add a couple of roughly chopped spring onions and then the diced carrots. Let the carrots and spring onions colour lightly then add three whole cloves and a teaspoon of ground coriander. Add …

Nigel Slater’s deli tarts

The ultimate quick fix made from a packet of puff pastry and a handful of good things from the deli. The tart filling can include almost anything you like from the counter, from marinated artichokes to basil pesto.<p>The recipe<p>Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Lightly dust a pastry board or work …

Nigel Slater’s baked rice with pancetta, mushrooms and goat’s cheese

In a frying pan, cook 140g pancetta, cut into small cubes, until appetisingly golden. You may need a little oil. When the pancetta is ready, remove and set aside, then pour 3 tablespoons of oil into the pan. Slice 200g mushrooms and lightly brown them in the oil over a moderate heat. Tip 200g of …

Nigel Slater’s tomatoes with fennel and aubergine recipe

Fat beefsteak tomatoes stuffed with a nod to the flavours of Provence – a light meal in itself or to be served as an accompaniment<p>Cut a bulb of fennel in half, then cut each half into thin slices. Warm 3 tbsp of olive oil in a shallow pan and add the fennel, letting it cook over a moderate heat for …

Nigel Slater’s marinated tofu stir-fry recipe

Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin/Observer<p>Nigel Slater: 'I like to add a few shakes of sesame oil at the end.' Above: his marinated tofu stir-fry recipe. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for the …

Nigel Slater’s winter roots with warm spiced butter recipe

Food & drink,Vegetarian food and drink,Winter food and drink,Life and style<p>A spicy and satisfying winter recipe to make you positively glow<p>Place a deep pan of water on to boil, one to which you have a steamer basket.

Nigel Slater’s fontina, sausage and mustard sandwich recipe

Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin/Observer<p>‘You take the whole thing in a different direction by using mozzarella with an Italian fennel-seed sausage’: Nigel Slater’s fontina, sausage and mustard sandwich recipe. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for the …

Nigel Slater’s open sandwich recipe

The big sandwich season is upon us: bread piled high with fresh ingredients is substantial and interesting enough to serve as a light lunch<p>Cut a ciabatta loaf in half horizontally. Toast the bread on the cut side. Put four heaped tablespoons of good mayonnaise in a mixing bowl, season it with black …

Asus VivoStick Continues The Trend Of PCs On A Stick

Windows 10 in the palm of your hand<p>The Asus VivoStick is the latest HDMI dongle computer out of the Taiwanese computer maker. The VivoStick offers a Windows 10 machine in the same slim, tiny form factor as a USB drive, or Google's Chromecast. Like the latter product, it seeks to replace the need …

Anti-Drone Systems Are Starting to Take Off

Camera drones have opened a whole new world of possibilities for photographers looking for a way to capture aerial images, but the meteoric rise in …

Drones

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8 Inspiring DIY Ideas for Upcycling Old CDs

Almost everyone can probably admit to having a pile of old CDs and DVDs lying around somewhere. But now that we tend to stream or purchase all of our …