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Apr 15, 2014

Simple and Healthy Spring Meal: Green Herb Couscous

Herb spring couscous

Even though there was unseasonal fresh layer of snow on the ground this morning, we're still smack in the middle of the spring outdoor season, and for me, that means finding plenty of tasty, energy-giving meal… read more

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Apr 09, 2014

10 Essential Gin Cocktails You Should Try This Spring

created at: 04/09/2014

Any time of year, gin is a favorite spirit. It mixes well while retaining its character, and its aromatics complement a great range of flavors. But there's something so special, so obvious, about gin and springtime. If flavors had colors, gin's would be green, and it's a perfect chance to start putting ice back in our cocktails because the external temperatures are finally… read more

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Apr 01, 2014

25 Men You Should Be Following on Instagram

created at: 04/01/2014

Looking for some… read more

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Mar 28, 2014

Weekend Project: How to Make a DIY Hanging Garden

This weekend project combines the best of both worlds: it's functional, providing plenty of space to grow small culinary herbs or succulents or a safe place to start seeds indoors while it's still frosty outside, and its large scale allows it to fill a whole wall, providing color, texture, and a bit of pattern.    … read more

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Mar 27, 2014

25 Whiskey Quotes from the Famous Drinkers Who Loved It Best

created at: 03/27/2014

Most have heard, and can quote, the famous line attributed (probably inappropriately) to Benjamin Franklin, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." And plenty of us have likely created our adages to remind ourselves of experiences with tequila, wine, or some other overindulgence. But, throughout the last few hundred years, many of our greatest writers, thinkers, and humorists have dedicated their lines to that most aged and crafted of spirits:… read more

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Mar 26, 2014

EAT: Romesco Gruyere Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

gruyere romesco grilled cheese sandwich

This recipe to make a gooey, crunchy, grilled cheese sandwich is the exactly the kinda thing we want to eat on an early spring Saturday. Or, um, any… read more

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Mar 26, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: March 26, 2014

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.


I have no idea what the torque conversion is on these smiley face screw heads… read more

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Mar 24, 2014

How to: Properly Pour Beer in a Glass

created at: 03/24/2014

A beer "head" of foam is, like most things in life, an example of perfect balance; too much and its undrinkable, and if not enough, you can't full experience the unique compounds of a given… read more

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Mar 18, 2014

An Excellent Bargain Bottle: Our Pick for the Best Budget Liquor

created at: 03/18/2014Like many things, the world of spirits and liquor is a spectrum. On one end, there's the only-there-for-ABV stuff that college kids drink, on the other, the collections and high-end bottles of fine connoisseurs, with plenty of options in between. And while there are the days when something special is the only way to go, there are also plenty of time when you want a budget bottle that works: something for mixing, something to bring to a party, or a good-enough bottle to share with guests.    

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Mar 17, 2014

How To: Make a DIY Dining Table and Matching Bench

created at: 03/17/2014

No more eating your dinner on the couch. Even if you can't afford, or have space for an heirloom quality dining table, you can outfit what ever space you've got with a proper eating space,… read more

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Mar 13, 2014

The Best Affordable Irish Whiskey: 5 Bottles to Try Under $30

created at: 03/13/2014

Do me a favor this weekend: skip the green beer. Please. But, while you're not drinking that silliness, do try some Irish Whiskey. Often overlook by bourbon and Scotch drinkers, the Irish whiskey tradition is as old as it is varied. In fact, they kinda invented it.… read more

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Mar 12, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: March 12, 2014

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

created at: 03/12/2014

Creative duo Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves created this series of food maps inspired by their own passion for… read more

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Mar 11, 2014

The Cocktail Every Man Should Be Drinking This March

created at: 03/11/2014

Some guys have their go-to libation: no matter the time, no matter the place, they want this beer or that drink, and the matter really isn't up for discussion. Others are constantly switching up their poisons, perusing the menu for familiar flavors, taking the advice of the bartender, or simply having what everyone else at the table… read more

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Mar 10, 2014

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods

This is not a cucumber. It's....

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Mar 06, 2014

The 100 Best Places to Eat in the USA...According to Yelp

Everyone likes finding an interesting new place to try, or a new dish to make their go-to. And it's fun and fine and interesting to read the major food magazine's restaurant issue, and keep track of all the exciting new places to check out next time you're in a certain… read more

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Mar 06, 2014

Best of Both Worlds: How to Make Bahn Mi Tacos

When you think about it, a great bahn mi sandwich and a perfect taco are pretty similar: a small amount of super flavorful meat topped with crunchy veg, something spicy, and plenty of aromatic cilantro and lime, all wrapped up in a tender, toothsome baked starch thing that brings it all… read more

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Mar 03, 2014

How to: Make a Winter BLT Worth Eating

I'm sure I'm not alone in proclaiming: the BLT is a perfect sandwich. Not because it has bacon; many sandwiches have bacon. Rather, it's what it does with the bacon, playing it off of the other requisite parts: crunchy lettuce, a spread of tangy mayo, toasted but-not-too-crunchy bread, and the bright, acidic summer… read more

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Feb 28, 2014

How to: Make Cheap Beer Tastes Delicious with These 11 Creative Beer Cocktails

It happens. Some well meaning person will bring over a cheap six pack of pale lager and then drinks something better, leaving you with the remains in the fridge. You pick up a few Pacificos at your local Mexican market thinking, "Oh, I actually like this." Or, you find your self at an all day party - a wedding reception, perhaps - where the beer is free, but leaves something to be… read more

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Feb 25, 2014

How to: Make an Easy DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

created at: 02/25/2014

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in materials. Plus, it's easy to create even if you don't have access to a huge forest or wood pile, and doesn't require a chainsaw or any fancy power tools.  

Let's make… read more

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Feb 18, 2014

The Cocktail Every Man Should Be Drinking This Winter

created at: 02/18/2014

Some guys have their go-to libation: no matter the time, no matter the place, they want this beer or that drink, and the matter really isn't up for discussion. Others are constantly switching up their poisons, perusing the menu for familiar flavors, taking the advice of the bartender, or simply having what everyone else at the table ordered.

Then, there's the rest of us;… read more

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