Bread and mustard: there’s a 99 percent chance you’ve got ‘em in your kitchen right now. But have you ever thought about DIY-ing these fundamentals? It’s crazy easy, so much more fun than choosing store-bought versions, and your homemade creations will taste vastly fresher. Plus, tweaking the recipes to your specifications means you can have it your way, for real, so crack open your cabinets, and get down to bidness. No-Knead Dutch Oven ... Read More
 If you’ve ever moved anywhere, you know that moving is essentially the worst process in the world. But sometimes it’s necessary. And you can do it. Step 1: Get a big notebook with pockets Your patron saint of this pain-in-the-ass process is Saint Notebook of Office Depot. It’ll have at least four sections: OLD APARTMENT, NEW APARTMENT, MOVING, and MISC. In it, you’ll obsessively make and cross off lists. Scraps of paper ... Read More
Roasted pumpkin is one of the best fall foods, and it comes alive when smothered in chimichurri, an Argentinian sauce usually reserved for steak. Chimichurri is similar to pesto in that it’s full of fresh puréed herbs; this version combines parsley and cilantro with pepitas and a healthy dose of red wine vinegar for a thick, nutty sauce with a serious hit of acidity. The contrast of the sweet autumnal pumpkin with the intensely herbal chimichurri is ... Read More
  Self-taught taxidermist Nicola Hebson has been doing taxidermy for approximately two years. She decided to take up the craft after pondering how she could make use of her collection of natural objects, and is now is on course to help others take up her unusual craft. The 23-year-old, who runs her own taxidermy business, is launching a "Taxidermy for Beginners" class at her local Museum in Blackburn, England.     As a ... Read More
As I write this, I’m covered in injuries: one spider bite, a bunch of gnarly blisters on my fingers, too many cuts and scrapes to count, and one giant scab on my nostril. Why am I so banged up? Because I decided to find out what it would be like for a modern city gal to live as a real-deal witch, and that involved me spending two months devoted to The Craft. Rather than join up with an established coven, I decided to give it a go DIY-style—it is called ... Read More