DIY Doubt? 4 Times When Its OK To ‘Just Say No’

May 3, 2016 by  
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The DIY trend has taken over the design world and inspired people across the globe to roll up their sleeves. DIYers spend hours happily getting crafty, painting, and building from scratch — and I count myself among their numbers. But the real…

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5 Hearty Fall Pasta Recipes (and the Tools You Need to Make Them)

October 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: jules:stonesoup /Creative Commons From-scratch pasta is a little like fresh, homemade bread: If you take the time to make it, your guests won’t even pay attention to the rest of the meal. But fresh pasta is also a lot less time-consuming than it sounds — especially when you have the right tools. Try one of these hearty fall pastas — served with fresh herbs or butternut squash, walnut pesto or pumpkin-based dough — made with your own two hands (and, in some cases, a pasta machine attachment) and you’ll have a flavorful dish that makes for … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Homemade Soda Recipes for 5 Classic Flavors

October 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: Armstrong Studios/Getty Images It’s easy to understand why soda is such a guilty pleasure: cold, fizzy, and sweet, it’s a treat like no other. However, soda is usually filled with chemicals, preservatives, crazy high levels of sweeteners (and let’s not even get into all those plastic bottles ). What about making your own soda ? It isn’t as hard as it sounds — or at least, it doesn’t have to be. You can start from scratch with complicated recipes that rely on yeast to … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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If You Wish to Make a Toaster from Scratch, You Must First Invent the Universe

May 13, 2010 by  
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Thomas Thwaites Carl Sagan famously said that “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” An apple was a bit tough for art student Thomas Thwaite, but a toaster seemed more approachable.

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