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How to Cut Iberico Ham: Tips and Technique

Iberico ham, or Jamón Ibérico, the meat from specially reared, acorn-fed pigs, is a great Spanish delicacy, and the way the meat – which has deliciously rich and nutty qualities – is sliced can really enhance the texture, flavour and aroma. That’s why Cortadoras, the ‘ham slicers,’ can be paid …

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Tips for Cooking Stinging Nettles

For most of us, stinging nettles are weeds that grow on roadsides and give us hives. But did you know that this plant is also edible and very good for your health? Fine Dining Lovers offers you a guide for cooking nettles and how to enjoy their versatility. STINGING NETTLE SEASON  …

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Purge, organize, post to Instagram: Pro tips to make your home orderly and attractive

If you’re a borderline hoarder with serious home organization issues in desperate need of some professional advice, follow The Home Edit on Instagram. If you’re a neat freak with a decluttering obsession and an eye for design, follow The Home Edit on Instagram. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Clea …

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Bouchon Bakery’s Pastry Chef Nick Bonamico 5 Tips to Make the Perfect Macaron

The head pastry chef at the critically acclaimed Bouchon Bakery, Nicholas Bonamico has a very “sweet” job. We made macarons with the pastry chef and got his pro tips for making the perfect macaron. Read on for his 5 macaron-making pro tips and then watch the video to learn more …

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How to Open a Bottle of Wine: 5 Sommelier Tips

During an elegant dinner or important occasion, opening a bottle of wine goes far beyond the practical dimension and into something of a ritual. While it may seem like a trivial job, extracting a cork from a wine bottle, unless you are expert sommelier, can be an insidious operation. A …

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Sykesville author’s tips on gardening in harmony with wildlife

Nancy Lawson and her husband transformed their two-acre property outside Sykesville into a wildlife-friendly oasis. Now, Lawson is teaching others to do the same. The former Humane Society editor is the author of “The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife.” Published last spring, the book is a guide …

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3 Tips to Hook Your Reader’s Emotions

Probably like most authors, I read as often and as much as I possibly can, but lately I’ve been noticing something about my reading habits: For every book I finish, there are probably five or maybe even more where I download the free sample onto my e-reader, read anywhere from …

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6 tips for checking your trees after the big windstorm

A “bomb cyclone” just packed a wallop up and down the East Coast, causing extensive damage to local trees. An arborist says that the Baltimore area’s evergreens are particularly at risk. “The amount of damage we’re seeing is almost up there with the derecho,” said Kevin Mullinary, district manager of …

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France’s Best Crepe Chef Shares Tips

If you want to learn how to nail the perfect crepe who better to ask than the Best Crepier in Brittany, Christophe Beuriot. The French crepier, who has also held the title best crepe maker in Finistère three times, and is the restaurant owner of La Frégate in Le Faou in North …

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