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The one John and I have been working so hard on for the past few weeks? And learn how we did it? I mean, I know *I'm* excited. Here, I'll ease you in slowly. Make This Rustic Bath Caddy From a Single Board of Reclaimed Wood. Make this rustic bath caddy — with the added bonus of a built-in wine holder — from a single board of reclaimed wood.

Make This Rustic Bath Caddy From a Single Board of Reclaimed Wood

Homesteading Blogs & Websites: Our Top 10. Homesteading POSTED: January 18th, 2015, LAST UPDATED: October 8th, 2015 Those who wish to disconnect from the grid, and explore a life outside of modern comforts, are often met with a harsh dose of reality.

Homesteading Blogs & Websites: Our Top 10

These adventurous souls come face-to-face with challenges that test even the most experienced self-sufficient household. While many skills are best developed by throwing yourself in the middle of the homesteading lifestyle, there is a myriad of helpful websites and blogs designed to answer questions, clarify specific techniques and boost your homesteading knowledge and skills.

A Beginner's Guide to Hunting Morel Mushrooms. Morels are America’s mushroom, more so than any other.

A Beginner's Guide to Hunting Morel Mushrooms

It may be because they’re widespread, they’re easy to identify, and they come up in the spring, giving people a reason to get out and enjoy warm weather after a long winter. Or, it could be they’re popular simply because they taste so good. DIY Homesteading: Making Your Own Country Wines. Week five of DIY Homesteading features an avid maker and connoisseur of country wines, Ben Hardy of Ben’s Adventures in Wine Making.

DIY Homesteading: Making Your Own Country Wines

In this piece he gives information on how you can get started making wine along with two of his delectable recipes using fruit and flowers available in early summer. I feel fraudulent contributing to a series on ‘DIY Homesteading’. Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip Recipe. Rate And Review Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip Recipe. Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip - copycat recipe. Chuy’s salsa fresca. Chuy’s salsa fresca 3 ounces fresh serrano peppers (about ½ cup, stemmed and chopped coarsely) ½ cup cilantro 1 cup onion, peeled and chopped 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon salt (or to taste) 1 teaspoon garlic salt (or to taste) 1½ pounds Roma tomatoes, cores removed and coarsely chopped Wash vegetables thoroughly.

Chuy’s salsa fresca

Place serranos, cilantro, onion, lime juice, salt and garlic salt in a food processer (or blender), and pulse on low speed for 5 seconds. Add tomatoes, and pulse on low speed until desired consistency. Dinner: A Love Story Dinner Party Secret Weapon. I noticed something funny the other week.

Dinner: A Love Story Dinner Party Secret Weapon

We’ve been cooking for friends all winter — don’t mistake this for me characterizing myself as big-hearted or generous: During long stretches of single-digit days, these meals are acts of self-preservation as much as anything else. We’ve busted out The Ragu, of course. We’ve experimented with short rib tacos and lettuce wraps. We smothered more than one leg of lamb in mustard. Best Scotch Whisky Under $50 - Johnnie Walker, Glenlivet, Laphroaig. The 22 Rules to Perfect Storytelling, According to Pixar. Back in 2012, now-former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a series of pearls of narrative wisdom she had picked up from working at the studio over the years.

The 22 Rules to Perfect Storytelling, According to Pixar

Pixar is responsible for some of the most compelling and engaging stories to hit theaters in the past several years, from Toy Story to Finding Nemo to Wall-E. This week, Imgur user DrClaww reimagined Coats' 22 rules for perfect storytelling accompanied with signature characters from Pixar's portfolio of powerful animated features. 19 Blogs That Pay $100 or More for Guest Posts. Whether you’re a newbie freelance writer or a professional blogger, one of the greatest ways to build your portfolio is through guest blogging.

19 Blogs That Pay $100 or More for Guest Posts

Not only does it give you a great amount of exposure, but you can also make money in the process! It’s a total win-win situation. That’s why I always emphasize the importance of guest blogging for freelance writers. 23 Perfect Words For Emotions You Never Realised Anyone Else Felt. 7 Books That Will Change How You See The World. If you’re a human and you have a brain, then you probably like using your brain.

7 Books That Will Change How You See The World

And if you like using your brain, then you love having those epiphany moments where your hair blows back and you go “Whoa” like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix when he learns Kung Fu from a USB drive in his neck. I know it’s not what the cool kids like to do, but I like to read non-fiction. Lots of non-fiction. Top 31 Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls.

Top 31 Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls Top 31 Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls January 16, 2015 • by Codreanu Andreea • DIY Projects, Ideas • No Comments Our walls are like blank canvases waiting to be filled with wonderful paintings and works of art. Bought paintings are a little bit impersonal and don’t really say much about the home’s owner. Thus we recommend you today Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls that will give that dose of personality your home needs. 1.Painting words 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Preserving Lemons - Food in Jars.

I first tasted preserved lemons when I went out to Ojai for a press trip out to the Sunkist lemon groves two years ago. (What a divine trip that was. Three days in Southern California in the midst of a messy Philadelphia winter.) By the time you eat a preserved lemon, it has little in common with the fruit as we know it. Strategically slit and salted, the lemons change character radically, until all you have left is a savory, tangy, yielding condiment that acts as serious flavor player.

And, as preserving projects go, this one couldn’t be easier. Nancy Silverton’s Grape Sourdough Starter Recipe. How to Make Kasundi, an Indian-Spiced Ketchup. 50 Mashed Potato Recipes : Recipes and Cooking. Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Shells. Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Shells. 50 Tacos : Recipes and Cooking. How to heat taco shells and tortillas: Hard taco shells: Bake 4 minutes at 350 degrees F, or microwave 45 seconds.

Soft 6-inch corn or flour tortillas: Heat in a dry skillet or on the grill, 30 seconds per side, or wrap in foil and bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. You can also wrap in a damp towel and microwave 1 minute. 1. Ground Beef: Sauté 1 chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves in oil. 2. 3. Chole - Chickpea Curry. Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa. How To Make The Everyday Indian Flatbread - Roti/Chapati. 50 Nachos : Recipes and Cooking. 50 Easy Toast Toppers : Recipes and Cooking. Recipes courtesy Food Network Magazine Step 1: Slice 1 to 2 loaves of French bread into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Step 2: Brush each slice with olive oil or melted butter. Step 3: Place the rounds on baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees until crisp throughout and lightly golden around the edges, about 15 minutes. 50 Panini : Recipes and Cooking. How to Cook Panini In a panini press: Preheat the press. Add your sandwich and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions until golden and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.

On the stove: Preheat a skillet with butter or oil to medium low. How to Paint Watercolor Agate Slices. Untitled. 201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity. 36 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity for Free. 56 Things To Do Instead of Spending Money - And Then We Saved. Not spending money? No need to worry there’s lots to do! 56 Things To Do Instead of Spending Money… 1. Read the archives of your favorite blogs. Living in a Small Space: Three Things that Make a Big Difference. 7. Ben Shewry, Attica Restaurant (Melbourne, Australia) Chef Ben Shewry/Photo: Gaal Creative Let me say that if the plate (assiette) of those Chefs are as generous and of the quality of their responses, we can assume that we will have a great time.

Daily Zen List — 9 Things You Can Do Daily to Improve Your Life. By Johnny Webber 1. Read. Weekend Projects: 10 DIY Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact in a Room.