6 Life-Changing Uses for Binder Clips (That You Could've Easily Thought Of) from Look What I Found Yes, it may seem like an ordinary binder clip. And it is. Make no mistake -- it will keep your papers organized with the best of them. The BEST. But it's so much more. Amazing Artisan Bread for 40 Cents a Loaf Update: If you're interested, I've written an update on this technique here. What if I told you that instead of buying bakery bread for four or five dollars a loaf, you could make delicious handmade bread whenever you wanted, at a fraction of the cost and it is so easy a kid could do it? Well, read on because this method of making artisan bread at home will change your life. You can make incredible bread without having to do all the usual time consuming tasks of breadmaking : no need to make a new batch of dough every time you want breadno need to proof yeastno need to make starters or prefermented doughno kneading! In the last few years, several methods for making easy no-knead bread doughs have crept up on the internet and gained popularity.
DIY: Fabric Wall Art One of my very stylish friends has assembled several cool stretched fabric panels, which are hung in her home. I love the big, bold statement that this fabric art creates, so when I recently found directions on how to do it, I thought I'd pass it along to you. This tutorial is for a 20-inch-square fabric art piece. This is Your Brain on Food Credit: Flickr user Toby___ Humans are carbon-bond consumers. Carbon bonds come into the front end of your feeding tubes in the form of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins; you then break those chemical bonds to extract energy, and excrete the residue as carbon dioxide, water vapor and various solid waste.
www.nigella.com/lightbox/equivalents_stockists/print XEquivalents and Conversions I love the fact that the site is a global community, but of course it does raise issues and problems, sourcing products is one (and see Sources & Stockists) and another thorny area is weights and measures. Obviously, when you move from one system of measurement to another, you are obliged to round up or down, so it's always going to be an approximation, but here is a table of conversions and equivalents, which should at least help! Equivalents 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes.
Favorite Recipes from 2011 Can you believe 2011 is almost over? Where did the year go? 2011 was a pretty great year, especially for this little blog of mine. Over the last 12 months, we have picked up lots of new friends along the way. Dorm Crafts: Cool Cork Boards You've seen them at the craft and dime store: flimsy cork squares by the four-pack. You're supposed to stick these things on your wall, where they're guaranteed to look, well, tacky, especially if you've outfitted the rest of that dorm desk with a cool DIY blotter of one type or another. There are only two things that are good about these cork boards - the ridiculously low price and the fact that they're so easy to transform. With just a little paint, this easy dorm craft project transforms even the most mundane, $1 cork square into a very cool dorm bulletin board. Here's what you'll need to make a snazzy striped, whimsical dotted or checkerboard bulletin board:
Vacuum Seal Bags For long section hikes involving mail drops, packing daily rations in vacuum seal bags protects my food supply in the boxes that I mail ahead as well as in my backpack when I load up. I carry between four and six days worth of food, stopping at trail towns to pick up mail drops for the next four to six days. Whenever possible, I send boxes to hostels instead of post offices, because post offices can be closed when I get to town. Vacuum Sealing…
Kitchen Helpers I found these helpful charts last week and just had to share! Both of these beauties are from Chasing Delicious (aka one of the most fab foodie blogs out there)! Aren’t they faaaaabulous?! Buy them here. 100 Simple Nutrition Tips “Man Is What He Eats” – Lucretius Good nutrition is one of the most important factors for good health. You can dramatically improve your health by doing simple adjustments to your eating habits. You’ll notice a big difference in your energy levels if you regularly eat foods that have a lot of vitamins and minerals in them, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low- or non-fat dairy. There is no doubt that eating well can maximize our life experience.