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Soup & Salad

What is your favorite soup and salad combination for summer? I'm looking for some recipes to write and would love to know what you all love to eat!  Personally, I love a good butternut squash, with a turkey, bacon, and avocado club.

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Unconventional Potato Salad

Do you love a potato salad that's out of the norm? Olive oil, or mayo? Heavily spiced, or simple? This one by The Kitchn, with kalamata olives and parsley, got me thinking. How far out of the envelope can you go with potato salad? A family member makes a fantastic one with bacon bits and dill. I've never made potato salad, and I'm curious what fun combination are out there.

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simple salads recipes

Hi.... I need a simple salad recipes that only takes 5mins to prepare and serves. (no cooking stuffs) thanks Arie 

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how to make tuna salad?

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What, other than salad, can I make with lettuce? Answered

Two different people have given me big bags of luscious, beautiful, fresh-from-the-home-garden mixed lettuce. The problem is, I don't like salads all that much. I mean, salads are okay, there's nothing wrong with salads; but I'm very quickly getting very tired of salad after salad after salad. How else can I use all this gorgeous lettuce?

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Students turn salad spinner into centrifuge

Two students from Rice University, Lauren Theis and Lila Kerr, have transformed an everyday salad spinner into an electricity-free centrifuge that can help diagnose diseases for cheap. It was made with a few other scrap materials and a glue gun. Now the next step is to go testing which will be happening in Ecuador, Swaziland, and Malawi. Great going! Students Transform Salad Spinner Into Life-Saving Centrifuge

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crazy dreams

Ever have them crazy dreams? This afternoon I went home and ate some salsa con cheese and took a nap after work.(an american nap, yes there is a difference). Now I dont know if it was the cheese or what but I had this dream of "romantic nature" and at the end the girl turned into a bag of salad! I dont know if its because I recently moved to Lawton Oklahoma. (Its not that bad) or eating cheese before nap time.

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Scoochmaroo's Salad Challenge... Game on!

In case you're unaware, Scooch has a fabulous Salad Challenge going on this week! (until 11:59 pm (PST) on Wed night. August 31st) She's offered some SUPER prizes that anyone would love to have in their kitchen. This is a great opportunity for you to get better acquainted with other members, too!  Check it out at: https://www.instructables.com/id/Scoochmaroo-Challenge-Salad/ I'll sweeten the pot and give a 3-month Pro Membership to the next 5 people who enter a salad recipe!  More entries mean more prizes!  You can't win if you don't play... so what are you waiting for??? ;-D 

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I am considering turning my turtle sandbox into a planter for my salad garden but am wondering about drainage.

I have one of those little turtle sandboxes for the kids. You know, the kind that fill up with water because I never remember to put the lid on when it rains. Should I put a bunch of small holes in the bottom or just one larger hole in the center for drainage. Also, any other input on how to best do this would be great (ie best way to fertilize etc...). Thanks.

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What can i make with chicken?

Chicken Salad! Yes! was a thought...

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I want to make a raspberry vinaigrette.?

I would like to make a raspberry vinaigrette for a spinach salad.

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Will metal salad tongs conduct electricity? Answered

Alright, so a group I belong to throws a themed party every year, and this year it's boardgames. I'm in charge of wiring up a life-size game of Operation, and I was trying to think of things to use as the tweezers for the bigger version. I'm trying to keep the whole thing fairly low voltage (12v), since kids will be using it and won't know better than to touch something conductive. My question is, will the salad tongs conduct well enough to complete the circuit for a buzzer and light to come on? If not, does anyone have a better suggestion? Thank you very much.

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Living salad, makerbot songs, and noodle!

My first day at Instructables, I found myself sitting on a chair fabricated by the guy next to me, listening to plans for a living salad which would grow through your plate, fertilized by worms below the surface and a stained glass window made of dried fruit, trying to focus on absorbing all the information Vanessa and Noah were dishing out. Just beyond loomed the amazing fabrication facilities, with rows of 3D printers, zillion-axis CNC machines, a stocked electronics room, every kind of adhesive you could dream of, and even a test kitchen! It was a makers dream, Pier 9 had the material and equipment resources to allow us to realize nearly any idea we could dream up, and dream we did. It was immediately clear that the one month my collaborator Kyle (https://www.instructables.com/member/kylemcdonald/) and I had planned to spend there was not enough. Sadly, it was all we had, so we got to work immediately on Noodle, a little robot with the I/O of a machine but the thoughts and feelings of a human. I could go on about the shop at Pier 9, but the thing that really made the experience for me was the people. Hosting 10-12 AIRs at a time, the studio was always full with people building crazy things. One day we'd experiment with Nick's instruments fashioned from rocks, sticks, and water jugs while sampling cocktails from Ben's machine and Rima's cricket ganache, the next day we'd admire Aaron's work on hoodies that zipped around your hands while being serenaded by Andreas' makerbot which seemed to be singing the future. We were all so excited and inspired it wasn't unusual to find half the group there all weekend long or into the wee hours of the night. I won't go so far as to say anyone slept the night there, but...  Not only did we get to hang out in the AIRea, but we also got to know all the others working at Pier 9. This was a building full of people willing to chat about anything from caustics to contests, lend you their skateboard so you could learn how, or demo their latest projects. Vanessa and Noah couldn't have been more supportive and helpful, and it was so inspiring to run into them in the shop on weekends hacking away on crazy things of their own. With so much going on, we sometimes had to work hard to tune it out and stay focused on our Noodle. Luckily, Kyle and I had worked together before and we were able to divide and conquer pretty productively. Kyle handled the fabrication aspects, spec'ing all the hardware and designing and lasercutting then 3D printing the physical enclosure for Noodle. I was heads down on the software trying to hook up our raspberry pi to Amazon Mechanical Turk, speakers, a display, a camera, and an interface. Thankfully, the long hack sessions were broken up by Vanessa coming by to peek at my computer over my shoulder and ask, "what's taking so long? how hard can it possibly be!" ;) I will end this post here and get to work finishing up our instructable before Vanessa hunts us down. If the specifics of our project are a bit cryptic still, all will be revealed with the instructable post (see attached pictures for more mystery). And to all of you considering applying to the AIR program, DO IT! If you are a motivated, curious person with energy and ideas you will have a blast. And the weather is ok, too. Thanks Vanessa, Noah and Instructables!

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Traditional food from any country of the EU Answered

For my history class project I have to prepare a small collection of traditional dishes from one of the countries of the European Union. It's important that all the dishes are from the same country of the EU. I'll have to carry it all to school, so it has to be transportable. Some salads, cakes or pies would be great for this. If the dish is well known, just tell me the name. I can find the recipe on the Internet. The original names of the dishes would be great, too.

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Kruser495's Shop!

Take a look at some of my shops at cafe press. these are only a few of my designs! Come to the dark side!seals!salad fingers!Lamas!More Lamas!ArthritisMore Salad Fingers!Check it out!

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how can i share a fruit salad froggie to my facebook??

I know it has the icon for it but only the twitter one works, the facebook and email one wont work for some reason

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is This wrong

Is this wrong or just plain weird https://www.instructables.com/id/Hunting-the-Summer-Salad/

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sugar syrup

I made candied citrus peel truned ot good but have a about a pint of syurp left [ with 500g of sugar and water] what can i use the syrup for apart from a fruit salad. please help.

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how can i grow an avocado tree from a seedling? mine always die :(?

I can successfully get an avocado seed to sprout a small seedling, but when it grows about a foot or two, they always seem to wilt before im able to plant it. any suggestions?

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What ingredients does champagne vinegar pair well with? Answered

I want to make a salad with champagne vinegar. I'm thinking citrus or basil-heavy flavors. Does champagne vinegar go well with these flavors? I'm curious to know before I buy the $$ bottle at Whole Foods. Thanks, everyone :)

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Do you mix oranges and tomatoes in the same recipe? How?

How do you mix oranges and tomatoes (if at all)? Any favorite ingredient combinations with these two? I'm working on cold salads, and these two seem to clash a lot when mixed with other ingredients. Thanks, everyone :)

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Potluck at the Pier

We decided to throw together a Pot Luck today!  Everyone was busy this morning cooking up delicious dishes in the Test Kitchen!  Watch for links to the Instructables of the dishes we tried out! Salmon Pasta Salad (1st one is up!) Nectarine Salsa Sous Vide Chicken Thighs with Nectarine Salsa

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick  


Recipe for tapioca pearls? Something that doesn't require an oven...(but no bubble tea)

I have a 400g packet of small (2mm diameter) tapioca pearls that I would like to use up. I have a gas stove, no oven, no microwave so I'm looking for some kind of stew or salad recipe,  or just anything that I can cook on the stove top.

Question by BlueberryCrazy  


Carbonated Fruit, Water Bottle Launcher, Homemade Sunscreen

  Carbonated Fruit Water Bottle Launcher Homemade Sunscreen Garage Climbing Wall Bicycle Smoothie Maker Sign Chair Fix a Broken Surfboard Floating Dock Kombucha Recipes Easy Summer Salad Catch Fruit Flies Freehand Glass Etching Pinhole Cameras $40 USB Telescope Jar of Fireflies  

Topic by randofo  


Idea for a new cooking contest/challenge!

Creative Leftovers Challenge! 1) Create 1 meal as your base.  Has to be at least a main course and 1 side that will last through the whole challenge (Example - Steak, salad, and baked potatoes counts as a main course w/ 2 sides) 2) Create at least 1 way of using up the leftovers WITHOUT having the exact same thing each night and using as much of the original meal for 2 dinners (Example - Steak tacos (uses 1/2 steak and all of salad) and mashed potatoes (uses all baked potatoes w/ extra) for Leftover Dinner 1.  Chopped steak (uses last of steak) w/ gravy or sour cream over potato cakes (uses the last of the mashed potatoes) for Leftover Dinner 2) 3) All 3 meals must be posted together in a single step-by-step Instructable w/ each meal being 1 step.  Most creative/wild of the edible entries wins! It's just a thought...

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"techniques" section in cooking?

Hey! I just posted an instructable on red foods, and I had a little trouble figuring out how to categorize it. I think that the cooking section could use a techniques category. If someone wanted to post an instructable about how to descale a fish or cut an onion, right now they'd have to decide if that was a main course, salad or sandwich. General cooking techniques are what I get the most requests for when I teach cooking. I think that more technique-based instructables would be a huge asset to the community! Cheers, Renee

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BENRINER turning slicer blades

Hi all, I want to make a  benriner turning slicer like device for cutting salads, As it is too expensive for me to buy one. http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/images/slicer2.jpg however I have no idea how i can easily make  blades for it. The blades look like this. https://www.fantes.com/images/23901.jpg https://www.fantes.com/images/14218.jpg Can anyone please give me a hint on how i can create those blades? or if they can be salvaged from any other devices Many thanks

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Instructables Internship - Day 3

Hello Again!So, What did I do today...During breakfast this morning I wrote up yesterday's log, which was exciting yet depressing... because of the burnt Peanut Butter Sandwich... no, that wasn't the top-secret project, DON'T WORRY!Other than that...hmm, well, initially, I just made some new "homepage images," then Billy and I attacked the semi-old yet miserably slow laptop that was attached to the "new" laser cutter and cleaned that out. Yeah, we made it run nice and fast =)After that, NoahW and I went out to Trader Joe's for Salad Club shopping. Yep, today was our day to cool lunch!Noah brought his mini-barbecue and we bbq'ed steak, chicken, and tofu! YUM! We also prepared a HUGE salad, which I'm not used to, 'cause I've never made salad before. For all of you who don't know how to make salad, basically, you get to kill a bunch of vegetables with a large, sharp, blade... VERY ENTERTAINING!Unfortunately, I forgot the muffin tin from "home" (Eric and Christy's House), so I wasn't able to bake muffins... there's always next week, though!After lunch, Jason, Noah, and I went out to home depot to get supplies for the top-secret project... I think I'll call it Proj. X, from now on. Anyway, we got all of the materials that we're going to need for Proj. X except for the surgical tubing V_v... it was just too darned expensive, so we're just going to order it online.However, tomorrow, we can start building! YAY!I'm starting to write up a new Instructable on my Hypercube Bubble maker, which should be published relatively soon. I'M EXCITED!I've also started on a template for the Instructables Badges, hopefully those will be rolling out of the laser cutter relatively soon, too!Umm... what else? Well, I MIGHT be able to make Cotton Candy Machine (Mark III) here! Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to use any of the heavy machinery (ie. the lathe), so I'll teach Billy how to use it and he could make my parts for me! This, However, depends on how much time I have to spend on projects, and if I'm willing to buy the aluminum (= a lot of $)Just for any of you who hadn't read my previous posts, I'm having the time of my life here at Instructables, and if you end up producing really nice Instructables, you might get the opportunity to intern, too! Remember, if there's a will, there's a way!Cheers,-MuffinatorP.S. I've included a picture of the view from my room. Yeah, I know, I had to make it all artsy... it's the Oakland Skyline at Night. It looks pretty cruddy in the "preview", so take a look at the full-sized image by clicking on the "I" in the upper left hand corner on the picture.

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Tis nice to find out now.....about raw cultivated mushrooms....

I just found out that is it unwise to eat many cultivated mushrooms raw. I finished up 3 pieces of pizza I had placed some sliced Oyster mushrooms on for flavor. If I don't sign in tomorrow morning, I am in the hospital :-) it is said that only sensitive people will be effected by the toxins......nice ! :-(UPDATE: I seem not to be sensitive nor particularly vulnerable to this toxin probably because I have ingested so many raw baby portabellas from salad bars :-)

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Is it possible for someone to be videogenic?

I see people in photos, they look nice, you see the same person, in a few videos, some are good, some just, eh. Can someone be or not be Videogenic? Oh yeah, i made Pancakes! and bacon today. In August, i always end up making crepes and Pancakes! for some reason; there is also certain words i always put an exclamation mark after. Pancakes! Chicken Salad! Yes! Also, i only put that so i can put this image.

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What are your favorite ingredients for noodle/pasta dishes?

What are your favorite cold and hot noodle dishes? What ingredients are must-haves when you make pasta? I'm mildly obsessed with hot pasta dishes, and cold pasta salad. I'm hoping to try some new ideas. If I draft a recipe from your idea, I'll be sure to cite you as an inspiration source when I post. Some of my current faves: -feta, basil, roasted peppers -chicken, feta, cilantro, white beans, basil -goat cheese and cilantro pesto

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Do you cook mostly or all vegetarian food? What are your tips for staying balanced?

Was anyone else raised eating meat, then switched to mostly or all vegetarian cooking? Any tips for how to shop, filling meals, and how to avoid eating too much starch and sugar (pasta & fruit)? I'm thinking about limiting how much meat I eat, but I'm curious how to switch out of a meat-and-potatoes model I'm accustomed to from childhood. I love a good salad, have an enthusiastic passion for bean dishes, and have access to good vegetables. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Ozone generator

I noticed there is no usuable Intructable that I could find for a homemade Ozone generator. Ozone can be used for many things - if used correctly. Commercial Air - Water Pruifiers use it, you can get rid of harmful pesticide and chemical residue while cleaning your salad or "clean" the air after a big party with a lot of smokers. Since the basic design and work priciple is more than easy I was wondering if there is a need for an Instructable? But with Ozone not only being of concern for the enviroment in terms of smog but also being a health risk in higher concentrations I am not so sure if it is a good idea. After all we don't want to cause any harm with our projects...

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Instructables Internship - Day 8

Wednesday: Jason's Last v_vToday was Jason's (derangedmoose7) Last Day, so we pretty much just spent all of it working on Project X. It's come along so far, it's truly quite amazing how quickly it was originally put together and how long it's taking to tweak it in order to get what we really want. I feel bad keeping Proj. X a secret from all of you, it would be awesome to tell you what we're doing every day, but It's gotta be kept a secret until it's released.By the way, Wednesday was my and Noah's salad club day. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring the muffin stuffs... AGAIN.... I'm such an idiot....Luckily, Noah brought salad stuffs and we made lunch together, again, I got to chop! I also played around with my solar panels a bit, diffusing the LEDs and getting new LEDs, too. I made one earring, but it doesn't work very well... The LEDs light, but they're not bright... at all. I'm thinking about putting a cap on there so that they charge, and then some sort of tansistor that will clamp when there isn't sufficient light, the LED's flash for a split second, grabbing everyone's attention. Sounds good, doesn't it?!Hmmm... what else? I was planning on playing with the laser cutter today, but alas, I was working on Proj. X with Jason, that that'll have to wait for tomorrow. OH! THAT'S RIGHT! I made the Badge templates Wednesday night! HOW COULD I FORGET ABOUT THOSE?well, going out to see scenic Oakland. gotta go!Cheers,-Muffinator

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The Man Who Unboiled The Egg...

Hervé This, a French chemist, loves experimenting with food and the science of cooking. His mission in life is to reveal the science that lies behind the mystery of cooking. This has world-wide acclaim and his experiments just rock. He's unboiled an egg using sodium borohydride, and you can even try this at home using Vitamin C.I particularly like this segment of the article:"There is a quail's egg that has been standing in vinegar for three years. The acid has attacked its shell and made it translucent. By osmosis, it has swelled up to about four times its original size. Hervé says that it has the same consistency as a hard-boiled egg and could be eaten in a salad."Intrigued? Read on...

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Valentine's Day Dinners

All of those restaurants are charging a premium for mediocre food on Valentine's day; stay home and make something instead. Instructables is full of great recipes that can be made quickly and easily; the pictures make it (virtually) foolproof. I've included some suggestions below to get you started; feel free to add your own favorites.I'd recommend picking things that can be made ahead, preferably the night before, so you KNOW you've done them right. Or at least things that require little preparation; pick only one thing that requires attention just before serving.All of the recipes listed below are easy, and most can be made ahead of time except where noted. Light and fruity is probably the best choice for Valentine's dinner; I've also steered clear of heavy garlic. If you can lay hands on a nice-looking table cloth and/or cloth napkins it will be a bonus. Cloth napkins will fool most anyone into thinking you're classy.Appetizers:Mangos (prep ahead; cute and fruity)Avocados (prep ahead; fruity and a nice complement to mangos)Main dish:Catfish (fast prep, wide cooking window)Scallops (quick, but require cooking just prior to serving)Bulgogi (again quick, but requires cooking just prior to serving)Side dish(es):Beet salad (make ahead; cut into heart shapes for bonus points)Roasted fennel (minimal prep, wide cooking window)Artichokes (minimal prep, entertaining to eat)Green salad of any typeDessert:Trifle (make ahead from easy ingredients; make individual servings in big wine glasses if you've got them, or a short wide-mouthed "old fashioned" glass.)Frozen ginger/mango (make ahead with any fruit juice combination you like)Chocolate truffles (make ahead; bonus points for chocolate)

Topic by canida  


Can anyone help me find some parts so I can make an industrial barn type light for outside my house?

I'd like to make a lamp like this for outdoors: https://www.beautifulhalo.com/industrial-barn-scon...The conduit, flange, junction box, and outlet are easy. I can't find anything I can use as a shade, I was thinking maybe there would be something that I could repurpose to make the shade, rather than buying one for $$$Does anyone know something like a wok, or some sort of dollar store metal salad bowl or anything like that which could be repurposed for a lampshade? I'd prefer aluminum for obvious reasons, but not opposed to steel either as long as I can paint it.

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Make Magazine: Copyright infringement? Or just bad manners?

I just got my copy of Make magazine through the door, issue 11.I had a quick flick through, and I saw something remarkably familiar on page 141 - a spherical speaker array based on a pair of red Ikea salad bowls. Just like this Instructable, posted here over four months ago and a finalist in the laser-cutter contest. In fact, it's the same thing.Is there any mention of Instructables? Not a jot. I'm assuming that the author of the article, Michael F. Zbyyszynski, is our own mzed, but wouldn't it have been nice to mention that the make isn't a Make magazine original? That we had it first?I'm not getting at mzed here, I place the blame firmly on the editors of Make.But, without shelling out for eight back copies of Make, how many other articles in Make have been lifted directly from this site, without credit to the site?

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How might I alter a greenhouse paraffin heater to burn more CO2 and less heat, please? Answered

I've built a few things since coming across this site, one of which is a basic hydroponic table for salad greens. I have a paraffin-based greenhouse heater, but I want it to burn with less heat. Do you know if this is possible, please? Alternative suggestions are welcome, with the aim of burning natural fuels to produce CO2. The heat is not needed during these warm days (although it is turning a little colder outside the greenhouse!) I have had a look at 'professional'solutions and they run to about US$500 which is far too much cash. I also checked to see what they did different to a normal burner but other than saying they burn lean they are not helping any further. I'm guessing they burn lean by allowing less oxygen into the fuel/air mix? Thanks for stopping by.

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Top 10 BBQ Instructables

With the 4th of July quickly approaching and summer heading into full swing, we've selected some of our favorite barbecue-related Instructables. These are not only about the cooking, but also about the whole barbecue experience--from meal accessories to the grill itself. Don't forget about the BBQ PDQ Contest, which is open until July 6th! Ground Beef Burgers For a fresh, from-scratch burger, check out this recipe. You can follow it all the way from grinding the beef to serving the completed burger.   Grilled Stuffed Peppers You can do a lot more with the grill than just making burgers, hot dogs, and chicken. These stuffed peppers are a great way to use your grill for a very different type of meal. Cut A Watermelon No summer barbecue is complete without watermelon— and you can cut your watermelon and remove the seeds at the same time. Jello Fruit Salad This Jello fruit salad brings a sweet, summery touch to go along with your main meal. Make a Pie Crust Trying to make a classic 4th of July apple pie? Use this pie crust and fill with whatever you like to make the perfect pie. Sweet Soy Ribs For a different spin on grilling ribs, try these sweet soy grilled short ribs or use the marinade to coat something else. Frozen Banana Smoothie What could be better than enjoying the summer days with a cold fruit smoothie? This frozen banana smoothie will satisfy anyone at your barbecue. Start BBQ Coals If you're having trouble getting the coals to light for your barbecue, check out these helpful tips to get your grill going strong. Build Your Own BBQ For a slightly larger project, you can make a barbecue area in your own backyard. This professional-looking project would fit in well in any yard. Hobobeque Or, if you want to be questioned by police (or family, friends, neighbors, etc.) you can try the revolutionary hobobeque. No explanation can do it justice, but it would certainly make for an interesting BBQ story. With these BBQ recipes, tips, and ideas, your barbecue can be more enjoyable than ever before.

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Suspected SPAM, Phishing, Fraudulent Instructables Site

I received this Instructables newsletters and it landed in my SPAM filter. All other Instructables newsletters came directly to my site. Here is the body of the newletter. Let me know at oboist1 @gmail.com if this is a legit Instructables Newsletter or not: from Instructables to oboist1@gmail.com date Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 8:20 AM subject Carbonated Fruit, Water Bottle Launcher, Homemade Sunscreen mailed-by me-ss2-6zuaan.mailengine1.com   hide details 8:20 AM (54 minutes ago)   Contests USB Contest Carbonated Fruit Water Bottle Launcher Homemade Sunscreen Garage Climbing Wall Bicycle Smoothie Maker Sign Chair Fix a Broken Surfboard Floating Dock Kombucha Recipes Easy Summer Salad Catch Fruit Flies Freehand Glass Etching Pinhole Cameras $40 USB Telescope Jar of Fireflies Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Update Profile / Unsubscribe

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BBQ PDQ Contest Winners

Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the BBQ PDQ Contest. Since this was a speed contest, all of the winners were determined by user votes. One of the winners, rsub8, had two winning entries and so the entry with the higher votes was recognized. Also, linuxmom was the winner of the linux family, but LinuxH4x0r and Tuxgirl were very close in winning shirts of their own.As always, there are many more awesome Instructables than there are winners. I will be attempting to make my own horseradish in the future and enjoyed the BBQ Hero tips as well as the Tuna Steak Sandwich.A big "thank you" to all who entered and if you didn't win we will be having more contests in the future.Now, on with the winners! Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Elderflower Champagne! A cool crisp BBQ booze Ultimate Bacon Sausage Dogs Easy Mediterranean Summer Salad Grilled Peaches First PrizeThe authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables apron and an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Fresh Ground Beef Burgers by rsub8 "1UP Mushroom" Mushroom Burger!by momo! Delicious BBQ: Fall Off the Bone Beef Ribs by Mr. Rig It

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Holy moley! Pneumatic mouth cannon!

I don't know how much more random fun you can find. I discovered this while at a buffet with my girlfriend and her brother on his birthday. Anyway, I was finished after two plates and a salad, and was balling the straw wrapper between my fingers. A tiny piece, probably a half-inch by a half-inch, ripped off in my hands. Staring at this little fragment, I put down the rest of the wrapper. I balled up the fragment, and put it between my fingers in such a manner that when I blew, it sent the fragment flying at great velocity. Thank God no one noticed or was killed. I have yet to chronograph this little amazing scientific breakthrough, but I estimate about 25 fps. Cool, huh? Anyway, rip off a tiny corner of a napkin or straw wrapper. Ball it up. Touch your thumb and index fingers on both hands together like you're rubbing something off of them. Put the tips of them together, and there should be a little diamond-ish hole between the four fingers. That's where the ball of paper goes. Put the ball in that hole, and pinch gently. Put your lips up to the hole, and blow. If nothing comes out, good! Blow to ready this little weapon, and release the pinch of your fingers to fire. Awesome, huh?

Topic by DrWeird117  


Ethanol-fueled Hummer - E85 H2

Do you think the people who designed this had some sort of irony-deflecting helmets?Hummer will offer E85-compatible flexfuel engines on both the H2 and H2 SUT starting for model year 2009, and by 2010, all Hummer models will be flexfuel-compatible. We'd have to put a few hundred miles on a test rig to say for certain, but based on our experiences with (a) Hummers and (b) ethanol rigs, we'd wager that the 2009 Hummer H2 E85 may well deliver the absolute worst fuel economy of any vehicle based off a light-duty truck chassis sold in the US in the last 20 years. Our guess: 11 mpg highway, 8 city. Going downhill. With a tailwind.As a special added bonus, E85 Hummer owners will be doing their part to jack up their monthly grocery bills---and everyone else's too--as increased demand for E85 has caused a serious disruption in a major component of America's food supply, which in turn has adversely affected the price of meat and dairy products, sodas and sweets, breads and breakfast cereals, baby formula, jellies and jams, salad dressings, and yes, even our beloved corn dogs. Now you've really ticked us off! But hey, it's clean and it's green. When you put it that way, $7.99 for a bag of tortilla chips doesn't sound so bad after all, now does it?via Fourwheeler

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Instructables Double Feature!

Thursday July 24thUpdate: we are at Speedway meadow, not Lindley.Come join Instructables in Golden Gate Park for a wet and wild evening of fun, food and games. Our beloved interns will be leading some kickball, frisbee, and DIY games, while the rest of the Instructables crew will be firing up the grill for a potluck BBQ. You can count on us to bring the main course and refreshments. We're counting on you to bring those killer side dish creations that you've been perfecting! So, time to break out the killer 'slaw recipe and the rest of your PDQ BBQ Contest Creations. If you still need some inspiration, check out some our all-time favorite BBQ side dishes:- Mediterranean Summer Salad- Basic Island Coleslaw- Grilled Peaches- Southern-Style Sweet Tea- Sun Dried WatermelonAnd let us not forget the music and dancing robots!Location:Golden Gate Park (Lindley Meadow), 5 - 8 pm. Friday July 25thInstructables Show and Tell!We are hosting a very special show and tell as part of the closing festivities for Instructacon v1.0. Come one, come all and bring whatever it is you're working on, thinking about working on or can't stand to work on any longer and share it with some of the Bay Area's finest makers and shakers. Even if you haven't been working on anything, come anyway! As with all past show and tells, a fun time for all is guaranteed. Location:489 Clementina St. 7 - 9 pm

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Pets Month Winners Announced

Instructables is happy to announce the prizewinners from Pets Month!We asked you to show your love for your pets and you did with Instructables dedicated to chickens, cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, and more! Some fantastic information was shared and we hope that you all continue to make more Instructables to help other pet owners.So thanks again to everyone who entered. Now, on with the winners! Top Votes and PageviewsThe authors of these three Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot t-shirt. Top Votes Pageviews The Easy Way to Cut Your Ferret's Toenails by lbaran Tips For Chickens by zako How to pill a cat, the easy way by sunitgir Judges Selections Cat-Powered Automatic Cat Feeder by labelreader Vibrating Deaf Dog Caller Collar by arcticpenguin Patch Winners The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot patch. Keeping Cavies Healthy Doggie Doorbell Keeping Chickens in a Harsh Northern Climate How to Make Your Cat Purr DIY Doggie Diner How to reportion frozen fish food How to make Salad For Bearded Dragons A Better Cat Litter Sifter CO2 Reactor for a Planted Aquarium Hamster to Mongolia How to Ski Jour with your Dog The Doggy Retreat Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name selected by Linus, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables robot t-shirt.and the random winner is...this entry from someone who likes to control the dust.

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Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Costume

Hello Fellow Instructables Members! I created this costume over the course of 2011.  It is an X-Wing from Star Wars.  My friend and I designed it, and I built it.      The total cost was about $120.00.     The original plan was to make it simply a costume i could mount on the frame of a hiking backpack.  I decided to add in the option of placing it on my bike in order to take of some of the weight.  I had a bit of an issue with the front wheel though.   I can only make it balance when i am strapped into the backpack and sitting on the seat.  I should have thought this one through a little more clearly.  It would seem not everything in life can be "Winged."     The backpack mount is set just where R2-D2 would be.  I used my Dremel and cut a hole out a of a salad bowl.  It is not in the picture due to issues I had with wind conditions at the time and balance.  I'll upload pictures soon.  And yes, you can see out of the cockpit.  Seeing in, well, that's another story. Materials: ~ PVC pipe ~ Spray Paint ~ Hiking Backpack Frame ~ Insulation Foam ~ Red Hot Blue Glue ~ Glue Gun ~ LOTS OF ZIP TIES! Wingspan: 10' Length: 14' Any Questions, please feel free to message me :D Before I put the covering on it here is a test I did :

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Farewell my robot army

Dear Everyone (and you know who you are), The time we've spent together has been unforgettable and I think you're really swell, but I'm afraid it's time for me to move on now.  You've always been there for me, supporting my every effort, from cheeseburger salads and microwave cakes to turning Care Bears into a coat.  I love you for that. While in your tender, sometimes tempestuous, embrace, I've grown and blossomed from a green intern to the editor of your food and living channels, and you've rewarded me with your support, comments, and continuous inspiration.  But now it is time for me to spread my wings and move on to new territories.  I will always appreciate everything you've done for me.  I will still be here, lurking in the forums, popping up in your recent feed, featuring your awesome projects, and occasionally feeding you a new recipe of epically unhealthy proportions or gratuitously kitten-themed craft project.  So this is cheerio, but not goodbye. I hold all of you in my heart, and I am not going far.  You will find me just across the internet at Betabrand.com, turning a new group of people's ridiculous concepts into ridiculously popular products and trends, just as we always have here. So be prepared for a stream of disco-fabric and other related Instructables as I transition into my new role managing the Thinktank division and test out new product ideas.  I promise not to stop making cupcakes, or putting bacon where it doesn't belong.  Be well, do good, and keep making awesome projects. All the best, Sarah

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