Brewing your own home versions of the most commercially popular beers really has never been so simple or so much fun. Clone Brews ($) is packed with 200 recipes, and home brewing enthusiasts will discover how to create their own clones of such famous brews as Magic Hat #9, Moose Drool, MIthaca Brown Ale and Samuel Adams Boston Ale. With all these possibilities to choose from, a home brewer will be able to replicate the perfect beer for every occasion. This second edition has been expanded, updated and revised to include no less than 50 new recipes that reflect the current rise in popularity in India and American pale ales, as well as the increasing interest in imperial beers, brown ales, English bitters, stouts, porters, Belgian and wheat beers.
http://vimeo.com/81512736 Underground 2013 is an exploration of some of the most breathtaking underwater cave systems in Mexico, France, Croatia, and Florida. Locations visited include: Sac Actun, Ponderosa, Dos Pisos, Taj Maha, Angelita, Vukovica Vrelo, Emergence De Ressel, Indian Springs, Devils, Peacock Springs and many more.
The HP Chromebook 11 ($279) will be released later this month and if you'r looking for an inexpensive web book then this just might be the ticket. The Chromebook comes in 11" or 14" HD display versions. Its engine is the Samsung Exynos 5250 processor and has 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB SSD storage option. Connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 4G. With your purchase you also get 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years. The HP Chromebook 11 is great machine for the price if you're interested doing simple productivity or web browsing related activities. If you're into gaming or using resource intensive apps, then I would look elsewhere.
This isn't you Grand Dad's credenza. Add a little glam to your home with The Rockstar Whiskey Bar ($CALL). The Rockstar is hand made in the UK and is available in American Black Walnut or Blackened Ash with either a Grey Berry Silk or Black Leather back panel. On the left of the bar is a brass light fixture with a heat cage for protection. Each bar is made to order so allow eight to twelve weeks for delivery.(more…)
Walt Siegl is an artist who races and builds incredible motorcycles. The Leggero NBR. 5/12 Grey "ZIA" by Walt Siegl ($TBA) is the next work of art in his Leggero series of bikes. Walt says, "My goal with this series is to make a bike available, that still captures the rawness and elegance of classic motorcycle design, but the costumer does not need to be familiar with all mechanical aspects to keep it on the road, as it is required with must vintage irons".Walt's Leggero's are based on two-valve air cooled Ducati 900cc engines with fuel injection and performance ECU's. The body of this Leggero is built from carbon fiber with splashes of paint "to add some life". The frame is built with light weight aircraft steel tubing and the suspension components are fully adjustable Showa units.Check out the rest of Walt's work on his website and I'm sure you'll see what I see, which is the hand of an artist at work. Additional pictures of "ZIA" after the break.(more…)
This great book Eat Your Vegetables ($17) was named as one of the best cookbooks of last year by The Boston Globe, The Atlantic and NPR's "Here and Now"! This is a fab collection of both vegan and vegetarian recipes for singles, those veggie lovers living in carnivorous households, couples seeking creative sides and anyone hankering after some plant based, smaller portion recipes. These all come courtesy of Joe Yonan, the must loved editor of The Washington Post and the author of Serve Yourself. Most people at some time will have faced the frustrations of trying to plan, shop and cook wonderfully tasty vegetarian and vegan meals for one, two or a small group. This a fab volume that should be on the shelf of every kitchen.