Five Best Cookbooks For Beginners

Whether you’re an old hand in the kitchen or attempting a home-cooked meal for the very first time, a good cookbook can prove extremely valuable. In addition to teaching you the culinary basics, they will get you familiar with some great recipes that can be used again and again. Here are five tomes that should be in every amateur chef’s pantry.


Level Up Your Roasted Root Vegetables With A Jam Glaze

Root vegetables, like carrots and parsnips, are versatile and especially delicious when roasted. Add an unexpected twist of flavour by glazing them with jam. Since root vegetables tend to have a mild taste, you can experiment with whatever jam you have in your fridge.


This Video Debunks Three Popular Myths About Wine

A whole lot of people enjoy drinking wine, but there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding it. This video explains the truth about three commonly held wine beliefs. Gerald Morgan, professional Sommelier, takes the reins in this video on the Art of Manliness YouTube channel to clarify some myths associated with wine.


Top 9 Ways To Rock A Garage Sale (As A Seller Or A Shopper)

There’s nothing better than cleaning your house of odds and ends you no longer need… and making some cash back on them. Whether you hop around to garage sales or are planning on having your own, these ten tips could help you make the most of any garage sale.


Make Crystal Clear Ice Orbs With An Insulated Coffee Mug

I’m a bit exacting when it comes to the ice in my cocktails. I like one large, perfectly clear piece of ice. If it’s a big orb, all the better. I’ve had some success making ice spheres at home with these moulds, but they’re always a bit cloudy in the middle, even when I use boiling water.


Use Dishwashing Liquid To Get Grease Stains Out Of Your Clothes

When it comes to clothing stains, grease seems to be one of the more troublesome offenders. However, dishwashing liquid can make quick work of the grease, even if the stain itself is old.


Get Better Use Out Of A Small Kitchen By Keeping The Countertops Clear

Trying to prep a meal in a tiny kitchen can be incredibly frustrating because you don’t have enough room for anything. If you reserve your countertops for food prep only, however, you can alleviate some of that frustration.


How To Help Your Kids Survive The Cruellest Lessons Of Childhood

We adults tend to look at kids with a sort of envy: Wouldn’t it be nice to be carefree, have summers off and enjoy your youth again? We forget that growing up also means going through many painful realisations. To refresh our memories, here are a few lessons we’ll have to help our kids through.


Grow Baby Lettuce To Always Have Fresh Salads On Hand

If you don’t have the space to grow a whole garden for fresh salad fixings, opt for growing baby lettuce. You’ll be able to grow an almost constant supply in a small space.


This Video Shows You How To Easily Shuck Oysters With A Paring Knife

Fresh oysters are tough to open if you don’t know what you’re doing, and you usually need a sturdy shucking knife. This method of opening from the front of the oyster can be done safely with a common paring knife.