Monthly Archives: August 2015

Popcorn 4 Ways for Fall

There’s movie popcorn and the microwave stuff in the break room, but there’s nothing quite like making a hot, fresh batch of the crunchy classic the old-fashioned way. Heat ¼ cup of coconut or canola oil over medium-high heat, add … Continue reading

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Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

Given the word “chai” means “tea” in Hindi and many other languages, the term “chai tea” becomes redundant. Even so, when we order a chai tea, we’re sure to get the distinctive blend of spiced black tea and milk called … Continue reading

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Going Solar with Google’s Project Sunroof

“We have this handy fusion reactor in the sky called the sun,” Elon Musk, solar energy magnate and CEO of Tesla Motors, reminds us. “You don’t have to do anything, it just works. It shows up every day.” And with … Continue reading

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The Shrub Life: Make Your Own Cocktail Shrubs

Bursting with the vibrant flavors of fresh produce and herbs, the name of this must-have of the craft cocktail scene isn’t derived from the landscape fixture, but likely comes from the Hindi word “sharbat,” which is a syrup flavored with … Continue reading

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How to Combat Crabgrass

Crabgrass, an annual weed common to North American lawns, is an iconic scourge of homeowners as weather grows warm. Three common varieties exist: smooth (Digitaria ischaemum), southern (Digitaria ciliaris) and large or hairy (Digitaria sanguinalis). All are pale green with … Continue reading

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