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How To : Varnish wet plate Collodion images

This video shows the process of varnishing a black glass Ambrotype. Not a high "wow-factor" here, but some practical knowledge needed in the process. It's very important to varnish wet plate images as they damage and tarnish easily. Learn how to varnish Collodion pictures by w ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : TINTYPE

TINTYPE 62 points (12 points without the bingo) Definition: a kind of photograph [n] Tintypes are a type of photograph that you would find in antique shops, estate sales, and maybe even in your attic. Despite its name, these old time ferrotype photos weren't actually made of ...more

How To : Throw a chip and dip pottery plate

Ingelton Pottery demonstrates how to throw a chip and dip pottery plate. First, well a ball of clay and put it on a pottery wheel. Use your hands and ample amounts of water to depress the sides of the clay forming an indented rim with a raised center. Use your thumb to define ...more

How To : Turn an old plate into an eco-friendly flower vase

So, you broke a plate and are afraid you'll get in trouble? No worries! This tutorial is coming to the rescue! Turn that old plate into a very cool distressed flower vase. Everyone will be so distracted by your crafty creation, they won't even mind that you used Grandma's Chin ...more

How To : Cause cannabis seeds to germinate in a paper towel

By using a paper towel on a plate and some gently applied water, you can cause cannabis seeds to germinate. Put your seeds on a wet paper towel, lay another sheet over and carefully drip water onto the plate. The moisture will coax the seeds to start to grow! Part 1 of 2 - How ...more

How To : Get a coin out of water without getting wet

In this tutorial, we learn how to get a coin out of water without getting wet. First, place the coin inside of water on a plate. Next, use a lighter to light a piece of paper on fire, then place the paper inside the water cup and let it smoke and burn. Next, push the cup down ...more

How To : Paint Your Nails with Loose Glitter

Sparkling glitter nail polish is always a popular favorite but buying different bottles to get different colors is a waste of money. You can paint your nails with pure loose glitter in just a few easy steps. Things You Will Need Bottle of clear nail polish Tube of loose glit ...more

How To : Make chocolate cake in the microwave in 5 minutes

In this video, learn how to use cake mix, a mug and a microwave to make a delicious and gooey chocolate cake in less than 5 minutes! You Will Need: *4 Tbsp. flour *4 Tbsp. sugar *2 Tbsp. cocoa powder *2 Tbsp chocolate chips *1 egg *3 Tbsp. milk *1 to 3 Tbsp. of oil, depending ...more

How To : Cook mujaddara rice and lentils

Mujaddara has always been considered poor man's dish throughout the ages in the Middle East but currently it is considered a very healthy dish that provides a balanced healthy meal , with healthy fat, protein and carbohydrates. This dish is a very flavorful dish too. This dis ...more

How To : Make an oval pie dish with Simon Leach

Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to make an oval pie dish with expert Simon Leach. Begin by throwing a clay pot with a wide base, as if throwing a plate. Then stop the wheel and lift the walls of the wet clay to bring the walls in, and seal the seems. The p ...more

How To : Dry Salad Greens Without Any Special Tools

Salad spinners are one of the more divisive kitchen tools out there. On one hand, they're incredibly easy, efficient, and useful. On the other hand, they're a single-use tool that takes up a lot of space. As much as I appreciate the usefulness of salad spinners, I simply don' ...more

How To : Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs may seem like the easiest breakfast dish to whip up in the kitchen, but in order to make them truly perfect, several details in the cooking process are important to keep in mind. Make sure to use fresh eggs that are less than a week old. Use the right-sized pan ...more

How To : The Know-It-All's Guide to Caramelization

Look on any bistro or pub menu in America and you'll likely find the term caramelized onions as an option for your burger. The word "caramel" may conjure up images of candy, which is somewhat correct. When high temperatures are applied to certain foods, the sugars within them ...more

How To : Bake Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are always a crowd-pleaser, not to mention it's some of the easiest baking you can do. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter, softened (room temperature is perfect) 1 1/2 cups brown su ...more

How To : Make and decorate a making her entrance doll cake

Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a Making Her Entrance Doll Cake. To make the cream cheese pound cake, cream together some cream cheese, butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla. In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Ad ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Make Indian dahi bhalla

Sanjay Thumma teaches the secrets of making Indian dahi bhalla. An excellent summary is given below. First to make the batter soak black grams for 5 hours and grind them well. Now add some cumin seeds and salt to it and mix it with wet hands to make the batter light. Take some ...more

How To : Restore a headlight

Wipe headlights clean. Double tape around the headlights. Use two layers of tape around the headlight lens to protect the paint. Insert the backing plate into the drill. Attach the foam interface pad. Use a spray bottle of water to lubricate and keep headlights clean while san ...more

Get Creative : Make Dumplings with Cheeseburgers & Kielbasa

Dumplings have been around for centuries in various forms; spätzle, as well as chicken and dumplings, are dough-y dumplings with no filling, whereas Russian pierogis and Chinese jiaozi are dumplings that contain meat, vegetables, or both. Asian dumplings, also called pot stic ...more

How To : 5 Fantastic Ways to Cook with Leftover Lemon Peels

Lemon peels have long been known for their ability to be home remedies for cleaning and medicinal needs. In the kitchen, they are equally as useful and can transform many common dishes and drinks into more memorable ones with just a hint of citrus. To give you some ideas, belo ...more

Soil Science : How Microbes Make Compost to Feed the Soil

Are you looking for a little microbe magic? Think composting. Composting is a great way to reuse food and plant waste that you would otherwise throw into the trash, which would just end up in a landfill somewhere. During the composting cycle, microbes reduce this organic wast ...more

How To : 10 Insanely Delicious Pizza Dough Hacks

If I could survive on one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. The irresistible smell of baking pizza instantly makes me feel both comforted... and hungry! While frozen pizza can satisfy your cravings, using fresh dough to make your own pizza is definitely much mo ...more

How To : Turn a Tortilla into a French Crêpe

Making a good crêpe takes practice and commitment. The batter is rich—most recipes incorporate melted butter, whole milk, and several eggs—and the cooking of the crêpe requires good technique. You have to learn to deposit and swirl just the right amount of batter to get the th ...more

How To : 5 Tips That Make Cooking for a Crowd Easy

Even those of us most comfortable in the kitchen can be daunted by the idea of cooking for a whole houseful of people. Whether you have a large, well-equipped kitchen or a small one with just the essentials, it can prove to be quite a task to prepare food for a dozen or so peo ...more

How To : 10 Paper Towel Hacks for Your Kitchen & Beyond

The paper towel is a wondrous invention. It allows cooks to wipe up really gross stuff without having to constantly do laundry and drain fried foods so they're crunchy and crispy instead of oily and heavy. But did you know that your humble paper towel has several other uses be ...more

How To : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

How To : Care for an Iguana Without a Cage

First of all, I would like you all to meet my good friend Iggy. There he is, in all his scaly reptilian glory. As you can see, he spends a lot more time on top of his cage than inside of it. You see, Iggy here doesn't deal well AT ALL with confinement. I don't know if it's pos ...more

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