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The Metric Kitchen - StumbleUpon The instructions and tables presented below will walk the reader through converting a recipe to metric measures. It is important to note that these conversions only work with U.S. recipes. Customary measures like cups, pints, quarts, and gallons mean different things in different countries. For example, if you try to convert a British or Australian recipe to metric using these instructions, it may flop. For the sake of keeping things simple, I have slightly rounded off the measurements stated below. RED WINES There are literally thousands of red wines from around the world, from Alaska to Argentina, from California to China, and everywhere in between. Instead of giving you the world view, here are 4 of the most popular grapes and regions. Merlot Tastes change over the years, what the public liked 10 years ago with respect to wine, is completely different than it is today. 10 years ago, it was the great surge of Pinot Noir and the bashing of Merlot thanks to the now famous movie Sideways. Everyone forgot about the great French classic, Merlot, and moved to another great French classic, Pinot Noir, but we did it all because of California grape tours on the big screen. Merlot is now back to being one of the most popular varieties and for good reason!

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National Watermelon Day (which just happens to be today), here are our top 25 watermelon recipes. Tips for Cooking - Steer Clear of These Common Food Prep Mishaps at WomansDay.com - StumbleUpon It happens to everyone. Despite your best efforts in the kitchen, something went terribly wrong and the dish is tough, mushy, too salty or lumpy. Whatever the case may be, you’re stuck with a lousy plate of food and a bad mood. But take heart: The most common blunders are also the easiest to prevent in the future…and some can even be fixed now. To get you on the right track, we spoke with several renowned chefs to learn the cause of—and solution for—everyday kitchen failures.

ibiza beach girl photo Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru nature photography, people photography Tags: Steak Recipe: Turning Cheap "Choice" Steak into Gucci "Prime" Steak Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Steak Recipe: Turning Cheap “Choice” Steak into Gucci “Prime” Steak If you are a steak-lover, I hope that the title of this post + luscious photo is enticing enough for you to read though the entire article. Because I promise you that it’s worth it. Even if you don’t eat steak, this is a must-read…as you can impress the hell outta your carnivorean friends (and sometimes, when you’re a vegetarian in a herd of carnivores…it would just be nice to have that extra, “dude….you didn’t know that about steak???!”

50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Tips for the Kitchen You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and tricks might be called “kitchen hacks” these days, but they’re still the same good old nuggets of wisdom that they always were. As with any old wives’ tale, hack, or tip, your mileage may vary. Some of these gems have been around for several lifetimes - and according to most grandmas, they really work. 1.

10 Reasons to Switch to Linux in 2012 The past year was a tempestuous one in the world of desktop operating systems, it seems fair to say, with big changes occurring in just about all of the major contenders. Most notably, we saw a raft of mobile-inspired features being brought onto the desktop, sometimes to a chilly reception among users. If you're wondering--or perhaps even fearing--what other changes 2012 will bring to your desktop, this may be a good time to take matters into your own hands and choose a system that puts you in control. Ice Ice Baby: 5 Creative Takes on the Ice Cube While we’re all about staying hydrated and mixing up cocktails on the rocks, the ice cube business is hardly booming. Where’s the fun in a plain old cube of frozen water? This recipe is as simple as finding a pair of ingredients you like, chopping them up, and dropping them in an ice cube tray.

The Ultimate Steak Manual - Food The steak is the connoisseur’s meat dish; a subject of debate, delight and potential disappointment. To encourage the first two and avoid the last, we’ve consulted three prime-cut experts and one wine expert to produce a definitive instruction manual so that you, the antlerless man, can prevail in the battle of the beef. Rib-eye

Get Linux lets you find and download more than 100 distros If you want to download a particular Linux distribution you could go online, run a quick search or two, and you’ll probably turn up the necessary links fairly quickly. But a portable Windows tool called Get Linux aims to offer an even simpler solution. Launch this small program and you’ll see a list of more than 100 Linux distros. Enter the name you need in the Search box, choose whether you’d like the 32 or 64-bit build, click Download, then just wait while Get Linux grabs the necessary ISO for you. Or maybe you’re not quite sure what you’d like? You can also browse the list manually.

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