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Caramelized Onions Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

It's surprisingly tricky to make caramelized onions. Here's what most people get wrong when cooking them.<p>Caramelized onions are good on pretty much…everything. The only problem? They're surprisingly tricky to make. They take time to slowly brown and caramelize. It's easy to burn them—and it's easy …

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Savory Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart

Ingredients<p>1 store-bought pie crust<p>All-purpose flour (for surface)<p>2 bunches asparagus (about 1 1/4 pounds total), trimmed, peeled if thick<p>5 spring onions or 12 scallions<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter<p>8 ounces soft fresh goat …

Sticky Chinese pork ribs recipe

Honey gives ribs a perfect sticky texture<p><b>Serves 4 as a starter</b><p>2 racks of pork ribs<p>1 tsp peppercorns<p>3 bay leaves<p>1 onion, halved<p>A thumb of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped<p>2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped<p>4 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine<p>3 tbsp dark soy sauce<p>7 tbsp honey<p>2 tbsp Chinkiang vinegar<p>1 tbsp sesame …

Top 10 wild foods to forage in spring

Roger Phillips, author of a new book on foraging, shares his top 10 springtime finds<p><b>1. Sea beet (Beta vulgaris)</b><p>The parent of Swiss chard and beetroot, this is common on pebbly beaches just above the tide line. Perfect in soups or as a vegetable in place of spinach.<p><b>2. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)</b><p>…

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Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces?

There is love. And then there's albatross love.<p>In his new book, The Thing With Feathers, Noah Strycker says albatrosses have a knack for coupling. "These globe trotters, who mate for life and are incredibly faithful to their partners, just might have the most intense love affairs of any animal on …

Seven unmissable dive sites in the Cayman Islands

Locals will tell you the Cayman Islands offer the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. Given the triumvirate of islands boasts a unique dive site for every single day of the year – and this isn’t just marketing speak – it’s easy to believe them.<p>Already a go-to destination for stingray spotting and …

Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Genetic differences highlight how the path of these ancient humans diverged from ours.<p>Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA. The analysis also finds that Neanderthals lacked some human …

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Orangutans: As human as you or me?

In a video filmed at Borneo’s Camp Leakey, David Attenborough gets a unique perspective from wild orangutans that have been rescued from captivity.<p>Camp Leakey, an open-to-visitors research facility in central Borneo, is home to a special group of orangutans who have been rescued from captivity and …

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Top 10 affordable restaurants in rural Tuscany

Dining out in Tuscany's tourist centres can be a pricey business, but once you get into the rural areas you can find some of the region's delicious specialities at more affordable restaurants<p>• Do you know a great place to eat in Tuscany? Share your suggestions in the comments below<p>As long as you …

Freediving with sharks in Roatan, Honduras – in pictures

Freediving with sharks off Honduras's Roatan island is a thrilling, if nerve-racking, experience. Professional freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria shot these photographs as they explored the Cara a Cara site, famous for Caribbean reef sharks. Eusebio runs a freediving school in …