The Ice-cube

How To : Perform an ice-cube trick with sodium chloride

Think you can lift an ice-cube with nothing but a piece of string? In this cool how-to science lesson, Steve Spangler shows us how to do it, and explains what happens when salt is put on ice. We all know that salt is used to melt ice and snow, but do you know why? Leave it Ste ...more

How To : Instant Ice! How to Waterbend in Real Life

In one of my previous articles, I showed off how to make water freeze into ice instantaneously. In this article, I'd like to elaborate on this, and show how a glass of water can turn to ice instantly on command. What exactly is this supernatural power? Discover the secrets to ...more

How To : 40 Damn Cool Things You Can Do with Eggs

All day I dream of eggs: scrambled, poached, over easy, hard-boiled, fried, baked, raw... Okay, the last one is a joke (unless you're Gaston, which means that you eat five dozen of them and you're roughly the size of a barge). But eggs are freaking good in just about any cooki ...more

Your Freezer : You're Using That Wrong, Too

Last week, I showed you why your refrigerator is one of the best tools in the kitchen when it comes to saving money and preserving food at its tastiest. But did you know your freezer is another underutilized ally in the cooking game? Chances are, you've been using your freeze ...more

How To : Make Smoked Ice for One-of-a-Kind Cocktails

A long time ago I was reading an issue of Saveur and saw an article about a trendsetting bar in Portland. The bartender at the joint had started making enormous blocks of smoked ice for his cocktails. When a patron ordered a drink that called for the smoked ice, the bartender ...more

How To : Store Meat to Avoid Freezer Burn

Frozen meat is a saving grace for weeknight meals. Whenever I crave a certain protein, all I need to do is defrost it. Sometimes, I don't even need to defrost it in order to use it. But every once in a while, I would pull a frozen chicken breast out of my freezer only to see ...more

How To : Make Whiskey Ball Ice Without a Mold

If there's a better way to impress your friends than with cocktails, I don't know what it is. Some nice glasses, quality spirits, and a recipe that doesn't involve pre-made margarita mix, and you'll automatically look suave. However, the most overlooked cocktail accoutrement ( ...more

How To : Preserve & Dry Your Own Garden-Fresh Herbs at Home

Using fresh herbs can make a huge difference in almost any dish, but they're not always available everywhere. Depending on where you live, you can't always get them during the colder months. Personally, the problem I run into the most is not being able to use fresh herbs befor ...more

Tested : The Best Way to Keep Strawberries Fresh

During the summer, fresh strawberries are everywhere: at your neighborhood farmers market and in many desserts like strawberry shortcake and strawberry rhubarb pie, to name just a couple. Bringing home a few baskets of the ruby red fruit always seems like a good idea... until ...more

HowTo : Make Sweet Wine Slushies

While some may enjoy the taste of straight up spirits, others enjoy sweeter alcoholic treats (booze popsicles or Jell-O shots, maybe). Here's a recipe for an after dinner dessert-drink: Sweet Wine Slushies from The Kitchn. You Will Need: One 750ml bottle sweet, fruity wine, ...more

News : Use Blood for Pancakes, Sausages, Desserts & More

Cooking with animal blood is as old as civilization itself. I promise that your ancient ancestors, no matter where you're from, didn't have the luxury of throwing away any part of the animal, including the very lifeblood that used to run through it. Animal blood, along with ev ...more

How To : Make your own bath bombs

Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts. You will need: 1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. cornstarch 1/2 c. citric acid 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 1/8 c. distilled water 6 drops of the essential oil of your ch ...more

No Preservatives, Please : How to Make Frozen TV Dinners

Please read the following in Rod Serling's voice. Picture, if you will, a mother. She comes home after a long day at the office, relieved that she took some chicken breasts out to thaw and will be able to make a quick and easy dinner for her family. She opens her refrigerator ...more

HowTo : The Ticking Ice Bomb Trick

Cocktails and spirits writer Camper English likes playing with ice. His latest experiment is a ticking ice bomb (re: an ice cube filled with food coloring that slowly turns your beverage black as it melts). Camper's brief explanation is enough to get you started: "The first ...more

How To : 16 Cool and Unusual Uses for Ice Cubes

In addition to keeping your cold drink from turning lukewarm, ice cubes are also surprisingly useful for removing gum from your carpet, keeping your hollandaise sauce from curdling, skimming fat off your soup, and watering your hard-to-reach hanging plants. Drinking some vile ...more

How To : Create an ice cube in Photoshop

Let's say you have an image of an empty glass. What if you want to add an ice cube to the glass? In this video tutorial you will learn about techniques to create an ice cube using Photoshop. Create an ice cube in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Make LED ice cubes

Learn how to make LED ice cubes with this tutorial! Steps: First take LEDs of any color and test it with a small battery. Then take a ice tray and a strip containing holes in which the LEDs can easily fixed. Now take Resin and Hardener solutions and stir them. Now place the LE ...more

How To : 56 Completely Necessary Booze Hacks

Fight me all you want, but it ain't a party without alcohol—whether it's a Halloween party, Christmas party, dinner party, or even a damn wedding. (If you think that people will stick around after dinner for a dry wedding, then you're sorely mistaken.) And while we'd all love ...more

How To : 10 Thrifty, Time-Saving Ice Cube Tray Food Hacks

Stop! Do not pour that leftover wine, coffee, or bacon grease down the drain. And those herbs that have been in your fridge so long they've literally turned on you? And what about when that recipe only calls for two tablespoons of heavy cream, a quarter cup of tomato purée, or ...more

How To : Treat a mosquito bite

Don't let the fear of those red, itchy mosquito bites keep you from enjoying the outdoors this summer. Even if your mosquito repellant doesn't work and you end up getting bitten there are some easy household items that will alleviate any discomfort. Mosquito bites are very co ...more

How To : Boil Water Using Ice

Ice in placed on a sealed FLASK and the water inside starts to boil. Great science fair experiment. 1. Find a FLASK (Something that won't crank due to pressure) 2. Boil water and add it to the flask 3. Seal it and invert the FLASK 4. Place an ice cube or two on top. 5. The co ...more

How To : Keep ice cubes frozen longer for your next party

Ok, it’s not the biggest problem in the world, but an ice bucket full of water is a not-so-subtle hint that the party’s over. Make your cubes last until the final guest has had their fill. Watch this Howcast video to learn how to keep ice cubes frozen longer. You will need boi ...more

How To : The Delicious Trick to 1-Minute Lemonade at Home

If you love quenching your thirst with an ice-cold glass of lemonade but aren't a fan of artificial powder mixes, then this hack is for you. When your next lemonade craving strikes, instead of reaching for a glorified Kool-Aid packet, get an instant sip of summer by using pre- ...more

How To : Make ice glue

Is it possible to glue an ice cube? You have to see it! Drop a cotton thread into a glass with ice cubes floating. The thread should rest atop the cube. It will freeze to the surface of the cube and allow you to pull out the ice cube with the thread as if you had ice glue.

How To : Take nasty tasting medicine easily

It's the worst when you have to take horrible tasting medicine. You already feel lousy and then they go and attack your tastebuds too? It doesn't seem fair. Well, this video is here to help. Check out this tutorial and learn some great tricks to get that elixir to go down a lo ...more

More Than Just Ice : 20 Alternative Uses for Ice Cube Trays

If you have ice cube trays lying around in your refrigerator and chilling your drinks with ice cubes is not a huge priority for you, you can still make use of these handy kitchen tools in a number of useful ways, both edible and non-edible. If you ever have leftover sauces, j ...more

How To : Sour Patch Recipes Your Kids'll Go Crazy For

In my opinion, there is no candy greater or more timeless than Sour Patch Kids. They're the ultimate treat: sweet and refreshing, yet sour and tangy. These contrasting flavors are what make Sour Patch Kids perfect for the people of all ages—especially your kids. So let's make ...more

How To : 10 Clever Ways to Use Juicing Pulp in Your Cooking

Juicing fruits and vegetables is very beneficial to your health. For some, it's a trend; but to me, it's a part of my morning routine. However, the negative side to juicing large quantities of fruits and vegetables is that leftover pulp can be wasted. Thankfully, this is easi ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

Ingredients 101 : The Essential Homemade Chicken Stock

The first written account of "stock" as a culinary staple goes back to 1653, when La Varenne's Cookery described boiling mushroom stems and table scraps with other ingredients (such as herbs and basic vegetables) in water to use for sauces. But really, the concept of stock has ...more

News : Light dry ice on fire

Impossible, right? Ahh, well science says fire and ice can and do coexist. The Science of this experiment:Dry ice at -109ºF, is frozen carbon dioxide (CO2), not water (H2O). Dry ice is also much colder than a freezer ice cube. To be exact it is almost as cold as Earth's cold ...more

How To : Defrost your freezer

If you’re still living in the Ice Age—that is, with a non-defrosting freezer—you’ll need these ancient skills. Learn how to defrost your freezer. You Will Need: * Cardboard boxes * Newspaper or cloths * A pan that will fit at the bottom of your freezer * A towel Step 1: Empt ...more

How To : The Simple Trick to Rescuing Over-Toasted Food

It's Friday night, you're in the kitchen, and your guests are arriving way sooner than you want them to. The soup is not thickening like it's supposed to, the salad still needs dressing, and the pine nuts for the salad are... wait, what's that smell? Crap, the pine nuts! No, t ...more

How To : Mix a treacle cocktail

This is a rum version of an old-fashioned cocktail. The treacle is mostly a drink for drink-makers (bartenders). You will neeed a sugar cube, Angostura bitters, orange bitters, dark rum, a single ice cube, apple juice, cinnamon, lemon, and then ice to serve. Watch this video m ...more

How To : Miniature ice cubes out of polymer clay

Learn how to sculpt miniature ice cubes out of polymer clay with this free video art lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, incl ...more

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