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The Meaty, Leftovers-Filled Pasta Savored By Tuscan Cowboys via Food52

This meat sauce sounds delicious and different enough from our other family ragu recipes to at least give it a try. I like the use of sage and rosemary. We don’t use a lot of those herbs here although I … Continue reading

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29 Egg Recipes for Much More Than Breakfast via Food52

“The Incredible, Edible Egg” — as the old advertisement used to say. I found several different recipes I want to try from this article. My favorites include Shakshuka Focaccia, Bacon & Egg Ramen. Savory Ris-Oat-to with Poached Egg by Ali … Continue reading

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A Continuous Shape via kottke.org

Watch stone carver Anna Rubincam as she goes from measuring a live person (essentially creating a geometric model of their face) to a clay model to a finished stone portrait in three weeks. Read A Continuous Shape via kottke.org * … Continue reading

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Binging with Babish: Master of None Carbonara via YouTube

These short food videos have become part of my regular YouTube viewing. Babish tries to emulate foods from various TV shows and — when the show’s food is totally inedible — creaates a recipe you might actually want to make at … Continue reading

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The Art of Slamming Paper Against Metal via kottke.org

I love seeing old technology like this at work even in today’s age. Sure, I am a technology lover and wouldn’t want to have to print everything like this, but as an art form (and a complex technology in its … Continue reading

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Science: When to Add Salt During Cooking—and Why (It Makes a Huge Difference) via YouTube

This is something I learned through experience, but it is always great to have some research and science to back it up! — Douglas       What’s the role of salt in cooking? Is it important to add it … Continue reading

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7 Cheap Photo Hacks Using Common Household Items That Will Improve Your Photography (VIDEO) via Shutterbug

Some more cheap tricks to kick your photography up a notch. My favorites are using a beer cozy to protect an unused lens and using the cheap circular fluorescent to create a large ring light. — Douglas       … Continue reading

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The Best Photography Advice You Never Got via 500px

Some interesting collective wisdom in this round up of tips from 500px and their Twitter followers. For me, one thing I need to return to us shooting in RAW mode again. Problems with RAW in Photos on the Mac had … Continue reading

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The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing via Quartz

Something to remember when life gets a bit too crazy. — Douglas     On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Take Brownies Where They’ve Never Been Before via Food52

Check out these ways to kick up your brownie game. — Douglas   Where do your brownie loyalties lie? Are you Team Fudgy, Team Cakey, or Team In-Between-y? I’m a fudgy-as-a-truffle gal myself (Alice Medrich’s Best Cocoa Brownies are my … Continue reading

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200+ Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim via Creators

What are you going to read today? Free books?!?! Yes, Free books!. Art books, at that. What are you waiting for? — Douglas     Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good … Continue reading

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The Best Bourbons for $20 and Under — Spirit Guides via The Kitchn

I’ve always had a sweet spot for bourbon as my go-to tipple, though I’ve never been one to chase the high-end of the market. Some of the most famous bourbons area unavailable no matter what the price, but I always … Continue reading

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A Trusty Trick for Cooking Without a Recipe (& Anxiety) via Food52

I’m always looking for tips, tricks and rules of thumb for cooking and this article contains some great info. Learn how the fat you choose affects the taste and style of your dishes and more. — Douglas   Say you … Continue reading

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DIY Instant Cocoa: How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate (Plus, It’s Mind-Blowingly Easy) via YouTube

Read DIY Instant Cocoa: How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate (Plus, It’s Mind-Blowingly Easy) via YouTube An interesting link found among my daily reading Related Posts: DIY Instant Cocoa: How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate (Plus, It’s Mind-Blowingly … Continue reading

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DIY Instant Cocoa: How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate (Plus, It’s Mind-Blowingly Easy) via America’s Test Kitchen

Nothing like a tasty cup of hot chocolate to get your day started or relax at the end of the day. Here is an easy method of making a great hot chocolate that uses real chocolate instead of powder. — … Continue reading

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