background preloader

10+ Dishes and Drinks Everyone Should Know How to Make At Home (Including You)

10+ Dishes and Drinks Everyone Should Know How to Make At Home (Including You)
Related:  Lifehacker Cooking

What is the universal edibility test?" G­etting lost or stranded in the wilderness is serious business, and ­you need to make sound decisions to give yourself the best chance at survival. It also helps to know some basic wilderness survival skills. To make sure you're safe from the elements, you'll need to know how to build a shelter. But just because you can live without food doesn't mean you should. It's dangerous to eat a plant you're unsure of, especially in a survival scenario. If you're in a survival situation and you don't have a book on local edible plants, there is a test you can perform to give yourself a good shot at eating the right thing.

Plan Your Weekly Meals, Stress Free I've been planning my recipes and doing my shopping for the week ahead for years now. Awesome idea. One thing I've learned - you just cant set meals for specific days. Even choosing tomorrows meal is a bit wonky. I used to try at first, but there are just way too many things that crop up to stop you - meeting a mate for a drink after work, small (or missed) lunch so you're starving when you get home and your meal takes an hour to make, 'accidentally' snacking mid-afternoon so not hungry when you get home, delayed journeys, too tired when you get in to start faffing around with big recipes. Its a nice idea but for me, no. What works for me is just to have a list of meals, and to make sure that you have some that are quicker and/or easier than others. Even better, make sure that at least one of them is a store cupboard dinner - i.e. most of the things come out of tins or packets. By the way, let me recommend this book as the daddy of all midweek cooking books for lifehackers.

Secrets of Sleep By D. T. Max Cheryl Dinges is a 29-year-old Army sergeant from St. Louis. Her job is to train soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. Dinges may face an even harder fight in the years ahead. FFI is an awful disease, made even worse by the fact that we know so little about how it works. If we don’t know why we can’t sleep, it’s in part because we don’t really know why we need to sleep in the first place. All this downtime comes at a price. The predominant theory of sleep is that the brain demands it. Such studies suggest that memory consolidation may be one function of sleep. Sleep is likely to have physiological purposes too: That patients with FFI never live long is likely significant. In the most famous attempt to figure out why we sleep, in the 1980s, Rechtschaffen forced rats to stay awake in his University of Chicago lab by placing them on a disk suspended on a spindle over a tank of water. Unfortunately, the reverse is not always true; we don’t always get sleepy when we need to sleep.

"Animal Crossing: New Leaf" Frosted Sugar Cookies Hooray for Nintendo's "Animal Crossing: New Leaf"! Food is mentioned quite often in the game and plays a major roll in your character's daily activities. You can plant and harvest fruit trees and sell the produce, fish and dive for profit as well, buy fortune cookies with special tickets inside for prizes, buy coffee for yourself and deliver coffee to other town residents, and the townsfolk talk about food often enough. Note: The recipe below is simple enough but the amount of text may seem daunting. "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" Cookies Ingredients: Sugar Cookie Dough (recipe here, use Almond Flavoring instead of vanilla) Greek Yogurt Buttercream (recipe here, use Almond Flavoring instead of vanilla)Gel Food Colors: Golden Yellow (or yellow + orange) Red Light Pink Green (vibrant, add a bit of yellow if necessary) Dark Purple (or purple + black + dark blue) Important Items: Parchment Paper Circle Cookie Cutter 5 med. Directions: 1. 3.

Become the Memorial Day Grill Master A few things: 1- The perfect way to cook a chicken on the grill involves a beer can or other similar device. There is no discussion allowed. 2- Buy fatty ground beef. 3- If you are not buying fillet (which doesn't have to be very expensive q.v. As to fuel, don't buy a gas grill. Oh yeah, don't use the long fork for anything other than carving. Last thing: buy a good book on grilling.

The Car Repairs You Can (Seriously) Do Yourself, Despite Your Abilities Replacing belts is not something you just swap, at least on newer cars. On only cars, like early 80s or older, it was feasible. With cars from that era there was often a lot of room within the engine bay. On anything from the 90s on the bay is so cramped that you're going to have to do a lot of dismantling to get at belts. And if you're looking at swapping the timing belt then on some cars you might even have to lift the engine. Something like the alternator has the potential for being nearly as bad, depending on where the automaker likes to stick it. The first thing anyone considering to work on their car should do is buy a service manual. Brakes are relatively easy to do, but it's obviously a critical component on the car and there are things you need to keep in mind.

Top 10 Crazy Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Your Cooking I would like to add that the wider the ring, the easier it seems to be. I had a titanium ring more than twice the width of the one shown in the video and it was easy as hell. My wedding ring (which is about the same size as the one in your linked video) still works, but takes more effort and can hurt if I don't leverage it JUST right. I would also like to echo the sentiments of not using your wedding ring (At least in view of your significant other). The one time I got caught doing it, my wife was PISSED. Yea, definitely the wider the ring the better. I usually just use another bottle of unopened beer.

The Mushroom/LSD Experience Explained & Explored Anyone that has tried a psychedelic drug know that it’s impossible to fully explain the experience to someone who hasn’t tried one. The entertainment industry completely misrepresents these experiences with dragons flying out of people’s faces and walls melting into nothing, which never occur even with strong doses. So, here is my best attempt at explaining the psychedelic experience. I’d like to start this off with an anecdote from Ram Dass, who was talking about working with a member of the anti-drug coalition on a book about LSD. “It was a picture of a guy on the floor, looking at some spilled Coca-Cola. The General Sensation While tripping, you realize that Shakespeare’s idea that “All the world’s a stage” was excitingly true. Furthermore, your appreciation for absolutely everything is exponentially magnified. The Visuals For the most part, you do not see things that are not actually there. Perception This also holds true for any object you look at. Rules for Tripping Happy tripping :)

neuro drink with a purpose How Do I Sharpen a Kitchen Knife? "The best you can really do at home is to hone your knives regularly to keep the cutting edge straight... Actual knife sharpening is something you'll probably want to have professionally done..." Baloney! This is another one of those weird kitchen dogmas. Alton Brown did an episode of Good Eats where he emphatically stated that anything other than a professional sharpening will ruin a good knife. I use the Wusthof sharpener and my mom has a cheapo version from Ikea. Is is ruining my knife? If you do a lot of cutting, even the best knife will dull. So strange that these dogmas persist. How to Take Your First Coding Project from Start to Finish I've used various versions of Windows for years, Linux in various flavours for another few years, and OS X for about 2-3 years total. I'm now a convert to OS X (though proudly not part of the cult of Mac — I enjoy the OS, I don't want Jobs' offspring) for general desktop use, switching to Windows for gaming. I find app quality is generally significantly higher on OS X than Windows (and certainly Linux). Do note the word "generally" — some of this stuff is cross-platform and in some cases Windows offers something better! The drawback of this is that most of it costs a couple of bucks, but that's a small price to pay if you're using your computer for various tasks daily. The UNIX core and bash are very important to me. User experience also plays a large part. Then there are the extras, like the *virtual* immunity to malware.

The Stupid Things You Do in the Kitchen (and How to Fix Them) Love cooking or hate it, much of your time in the kitchen is likely wasted by easily correctable mistakes you probably don't even know you're making. You waste time prepping ingredients, use your knives incorrectly, mix and match the wrong utensils, and throw out food that's still good—and those are just a few of the stupid things you do in the kitchen. Here's how to fix them. P Stupid Thing #1: You Spend Too Much Time Prepping IngredientsP Few people enjoy the tedium of prepping ingredients. Say you're cutting a bunch of carrots into sticks; it doesn't make sense to trim, peel, and slice each one individually. It also helps to use two bowls—one for scraps and one for cleaning—so you don't make a mess during the preparation process. These are all great ways to save you time and keep you organized, but a few common ingredients have tricks all their own. Stupid Thing #2: You Use Your Knives WrongP The easiest issue to correct is a dull blade, and it's one of the most important.

Using GIMP to make .gif animated project illustrations | JCOPRO.NET While posting about my hexapod robot Pegleg, there came a point where illustrating the motion was very hard without showing an animation. Possibly you’ve run into this yourself while trying to illustrate a project. You could take a video which works well in some situations, but at times it would be better to show the difference between two (or more) photos or drawings. One reason I created this tutorial is that most of the tutorials on Youtube were pretty long, and I thought I could create one with just the basics of what you need in under a minute. animated GIF of Pegleg's hexapod motion As you can see, the alignment isn’t perfect. When you have your animation done, you can post to your site or use it as part of a video in Windows Movie Maker and probably dozens of other similar programs. This illustration was cut and pasted into separate layers to make this animation. As shown in the tutorial, you can set the delay between frames when you save the GIF.

Oh, Ladycakes: Single serving deep dish apple pie | for Thom, with love Introducing for Thom, with love - a new series documenting the small batch recipes I create for my favorite man , chock full of love. Over the course of the past half decade, I've witnessed Thom eat his fair share of baked goods - and in the process I discovered that sometimes all he needs is a single serving of chocolate chip cookies because the man has no self control when cookies are involved. And if you leave an entire batch at his disposal, he'll eat them all and ask you to make more. Then he'll eat those, too, and complain about his stomach aching and you'll decide it's time to start developing small batch recipes. The recipes, they're good. Friends, I've been saying it for years: the best way to a man's heart is, without a doubt, through his stomach. Notes: If you prefer a sweeter pie crust, feel free to increase the sugar to one full teaspoon.

Related:  Food