Outdoor DIY Wine Cooler Idea: A Picnic Table with a Gutter! — Ingenious Ideas | The Kitchn. This is neat.
The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// kurt pio. Gorgeous paintings of giant diamonds, I really dig these.
Wood Rails 36″, at Parabo Press. For hanging really big posters, perfect for an Engineer Print. Via Swissmiss.
The mudroom: It begins! | Door Sixteen. An excellent list of all the products Anna uses, this is one I’ll refer to before our next house project.
Stud Thud Magnetic Stud Finder | Cool Tools. “Dual magnets create a “thud” when passed over a screw or nail”. Our house is old and has any number of mysteries behind the drywall. We once hit a water pipe trying to put up a curtain rod.
This Graphic Shows the Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA, at Lifehacker.
The Best Plants for Bedrooms and Bathrooms, by The Sill | Parachute Blog. Via The Wirecutter.
How to Make Vinegar Cleaning Spray (That Smells Good!) | The Kitchn.
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Rainbow Steam Cake Recipe – HowToCookThat. How to make a layered rainbow cake that doesn’t involve cutting and stacking.
Giant Ravioli with Egg Yolk, Spinach, and Ricotta. Recipe lookup inspired by Salty Seattle’s Instagram. Yum.
dubosc | Colossal. Edible zoetropes!
Orangette: While you’re not looking. A technique for cooking dried beans, I’ve got to try this because my previous dried bean trials weren’t worth the time put in.
Scientists Say Psychopathic People Really Like Bitter Food | MUNCHIES. Uh oh.
Cooking with Manuela: Rose Shaped Eggplant Parmigiana.
The Politics and Cultishness of Hops – The Sauce – The Stranger. A primer on Washington hops.
Best Value in Booze: What’s the Best Single Malt Scotch Under $30? | Man Made DIY.
Why Cookbook Clubs Should Be the New Way We Entertain | Serious Eats. Yes! (Also, full disclosure, my trusty red dutch oven can be seen in one of these photos.)
The Cocktail at the End of the Universe – Eater. “In search of the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, an imaginary 1970’s cocktail from space.” A delightfully thorough look at bars then and now.
This Coconut Cake Is Better Than Your Grandmother’s Recipe | MUNCHIES.
Pulled Pork and Cornbread Make This Slow-Cooker Chili a New Favorite | Serious Eats.
ChefSteps Guide to Pike Place Market – Eater Seattle.
The Cool Way to Brew Good Coffee – The Awl. Oh gosh I had nearly forgotten about Clover machines! Anyhow, this is a good history of coffee hype from pre-aughts to now. Via Kottke.
The Food Lab: Introducing Vegetables Wellington, the Plant-Based Vegan Roast Even Meat Eaters Will Want | Serious Eats.
IDEAS IN FOOD: Sandy (Pretzel) Sticks.
Lumberjack cake: tartan batter? / Boing Boing. This is neato.
15 Edible Cocktail Garnishes to Snack on During Happy Hour | Brit + Co. Some good ideas in here, I like the pretzel stick as an option.
A Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe is Coming to London | Nerdist.
The Crazy History Of Your Cocktail Cherry – The Daily Beast. I got to watch as Scott discovered the superiority of Luxardo cherries this year.
The Best No-Carb Cloud Rosemary Bread with only 4 Ingredients. While I’m not looking for a no-carb thing, these do look good as a party appetizer for my celiac friends.
spaghetti pie with pecorino and black pepper | smitten kitchen. This is perfection.
Smoke Signals – Bon Appétit. All about Tara Jenson and her amazing pies and loaves of bread.
A Dozen Rose Cupcakes | Sprinkle Bakes. A cookie cutter that makes creating a sugar rose more like assembling a paper flower, very clever.
The Ringer Cast Iron Cleaner | Cool Tools. It’s a square of chain mail!
Play Food « bakerella.com. I’m bookmarking this because the recipe doesn’t need to be chilled before rolling, but also because the tiny cookies are absolutely adorable.
Make Matchstick Cookies This Valentine’s Day | The Etsy Blog.
Valentine’s Magic Heart Dessert – HowToCookThat. A hidden heart in the lid, really clever. Does anybody know where this idea originated?
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David Chang Calls Out Starbucks. As somebody whose edible creations have become popular, used for marketing for large companies and sold in major stores without even so much as credit I can feel this pain.
Happy 20th Birthday To This American Life, Which Is Way Darker Than You Think. Via The Morning News.
The clog post — Medium. “I’ve fallen off sidewalks from Brooklyn to San Francisco, disappearing mid-sentence wherever I go.” One of my internet Old Ones is posting on Medium every day through December and it’s making me giddy.
Hatton Garden robbery drill-hole necklace | The Guardian. A fine pendant in the shape of the hole drilled to pull off a multi million pound heist in London.
Establishing a Peace Accord Between Parents and Their Childless Friends – The Everywhereist.
The 24 Most Insane Theories About Who Rey’s Parents Are. #24 is the author’s crazy theory and it’s awesome.
Hired Hand — The California Sunday Magazine. Via The Morning News.
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When Two Best Friends Make Video Games (And Only One Sells). A good examination of what’s going on in the indie market.
Beyond ‘Serial': The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015 – The Atlantic. See also: additional 10 Great Podcast Episodes from 2015 from Matt Thompson.
Waiting for Serial? Try Some of These, Our Favorite Podcasts | WIRED.
Nathan Grayson’s Top 10 Games Of 2015.
Take a Video Crash Course in Beginner Electronics, at Make.
Data Atsume. Tons of data for the Neko Atsume game on what to use to attract the rare cats and get the greatest fish return. Via Waxy.
Stick a pin in it! — Postlight Posts — Medium. The Pinterest Chrome plug-in is taking over your website, but only the users can see it so you might not know. If you manage a website you should know this is going on, and they offer code to stop it.
Steam VR Stealth Game Looks Like A More Violent Portal, at Kotaku. I got to try the Vive last year and part of that was a Portal demo. Scott and I spent some time wondering how you’d make a Portal game for the Vive played at home and our theories were a lot like the way this game is described.
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Don’t freak out, but scientists think octopuses ‘might be aliens’ after DNA study | Irish Examiner.
A 3D-Printed Chess Set Made of Pieces That Are Individual Mini Planters, at Laughing Squid. This is pretty darn charming.
Alison Bechdel Would Like You to Call It the “Bechdel-Wallace Test,” | The Mary Sue. This comes from an interview with Alison Bechdel on Fresh Air.
Emily V. Gordon’s book Super You is available for preorder! She is a hero of mine and I’m so looking forward to her book.
Disney’s Artemis Fowl adaptation moving forward with Kenneth Branagh · Newswire · The A.V. Club. The Artemis Fowl books are great because of the secret code running along the pages, but I listened to the audiobooks and was impressed with how cinematic they were. I like the names attached to this movie so here is to hoping it’s great.
The 100 TV Dramas Everyone Should Watch — Vulture. I love that all the Bryan Fuller shows are high on this list. On Dead Like Me: “it’s one of very few coming-of-age stories about a girl that isn’t a story about falling in love.” Yes.
Here’s what one year in space does to your body | The Verge. “Your feces will not be shooting stars.”
The Problem With Trillian: Hitchhiker’s Guide and Me – The Toast.
Jerry the Bear – Off Topic – Cooking For Engineers. A plush bear that teaches kids how to manage their own chronic health conditions by caring for Jerry the Bear. This looks pretty amazing.
Remove Odors from Your Entire Home by Simmering Vinegar, at Life Hacker.
The One Podcast to Start With, Across 24 Topics — Vulture.
VR Interface Design Pre-Visualisation Methods on Vimeo on Vimeo.
Music to Sleep By – The New Yorker. “The composer Max Richter has written an eight-hour-long piece that he hopes listeners will sleep through.” I lived in a noisy apartment in college and would put on an album by The October Project. Training myself that way was incredibly effective, I still get heavily drowsy at the second song on that record.
Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl | Vanity Fair. I dig meme origin stories.
SunsetWx. A sunset quality predictor, via Kottke.
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The next game from the creators of Monument Valley is going to be a virtual reality experience, at Kotaku. I’m getting excited about VR.
Sorry Ello, the Real Anti-Facebook Is Good Old Email | WIRED. They call out the old fashioned newsletter, specifically Tiny Letter, here and I have to agree — I’ve signed up for a few newsletters in the past months and it’s like getting my journal-blog days back.
TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Dust: An Elysian Tail’ | TouchArcade.
Little Inferno creator’s new game is about programming people | Polygon. Tablet version coming soon. Yes!
The 50 Best Free Games On PC | Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Knytt is in the top ten!
Cool Tools – The Best Factual Podcasts.
At last, a handy storage solution for your phone! | Sugru. Easy, cheap, removable DIY for an iPhone holder, awesome. Via Swissmiss.
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Manhattan Drink Recipe – How to Make a Manhattan, at Esquire. Lately I’ve been loving the drink histories and variations offered by Esquire. See also: the Old Fashioned, Daquari, and the Martini.
How to Have Your Drink and Drink It, Too | A Cup of Jo. On session beers and session cocktails for lazy summer afternoons.
Hazy Whiskey Cocktail – Gather Journal. Using smoke created by lighting cinnamon and cloves.
Cocktail IN an Ice Sphere | Molecular Recipes.
Meet the Flower That Naturally Colors Drinks Blue – Eater.
Ginger Beer Business Is Booming in Seattle | Seattle Bars | Seattle Met.
A Menu of Gin Tonics & A Feast For Juniper at Cask Strength. This is how other countries do gin and tonics right.
Make Perfectly Clear Ice Balls Using Insulated Mugs – Alcademics.com. I found this on Facebook somewhere, if it was you let me know!
Welcome to Booze Science, Our Drunkest Video Series Ever | WIRED. The first video is about ice and dilution with Jennifer Colliau of the Interval at The Long Now who shows off some ice with less surface area than an ice sphere. Yup.
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur Cocktails | Chilled magazine. The first cocktail here looks great, it includes Lillet Rouge and Hendricks.
We Experimented With Powdered Alcohol So You Don’t Have To | WIRED.
Jim Meehan’s Cocktail Primer: Terminology, Essential Equipment and Recommended Reading | Food & Wine. I added one kind of shaker and two types of ice after reading this, a concise breakdown of the how/why of cocktailing.
The Only Reason Why Your Scotch Doesn’t Taste Like Meat And Bad Eggs, at io9.
Spiked Watermelon Popsicles – Lulus.com Fashion Blog. Clever and easy.
Ardbeg’s space whisky tastes “noticeably different” from Earth-matured whisky | Ars Technica. It spent three years ageing on the ISS.
Club-Mate: The Favorite Drink of German Hackers and Club Kids Is Here – Eater.
The Delicious Secret Behind Your Favorite Whiskey: The Best Spirits from MGP | Serious Eats. Your small batch artisanal spirit might come from a huge warehouse, but that doesn’t mean it tastes bad. While I’d love to say that small batch is always better there is a growing distillery business in Seattle and I’ve had plenty of bad whiskeys from them.
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Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk Is Probably the Best Chicken Recipe of All Time — Recipe Review | The Kitchn. I will be trying this soon.
How to Make a Pizza Decorated to Look Like Captain America’s Shield at Laughing Squid.
Compact Charcoal Grills — Shoebox Dwelling.
crunchy cabbage salad with spicy peanut dressing | Scaling Back. Yum, via Whoorl.
How to Cook Spanish-Style Pimientos de Padrón | Serious Eats. I’m excited for Padron pepper season to return.
Genius Kale Salad Recipe – 101 Cookbooks.
Heirloom Seeds – Vegetable Seeds and Plants, Melon, Charentais. This is a note to myself to plant these in our garden next year. We had one of these melons from a local market and it was absolutely delicious. Wait, maybe it was the Vedrantais. In any case, it’s worth seeking out.
Roasted Broccoli Rabe with Lemon Vinaigrette and Grilled Chicken – Not Without Salt. After a trip to Vegas we had a few weeks of dinners with lots of deep greens, this option looks delicious.
10 Easy Molecular Gastronomy Recipes :: Paste.
19 Easy, Travel-Friendly Bean and Grain Salad Recipes We Love | Serious Eats.
Discovering The Small Miracle Of The Soup Dumpling | KUNC. I think the first time I heard about soup dumplings it was from Megnut and since then I moved to Seattle and Din Tai Fung has two (always packed) restaurants here. My favorite, though are at Long’s in Vancouver, BC. More tasting needs to be done!
The Food Lab: The Best Way To Grill Sausages | Serious Eats.
Chopped Asian Zucchini Salad – iFOODreal | Delicious Clean Eating Recipes.
French Mushroom Lentil Paté – Vegetarian Foie Gras, at David Lebovitz.
15 Homemade Fast Food and Takeout Favorites (That Are at Least as Good as the Originals) | Serious Eats. Shamrock Shake! Also, beef and broccoli and a Double Double Animal Style.
takeout-style sesame noodles with cucumber | smitten kitchen.
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