how to grow onions from onion sets?

I do a lot of gardening but have never grown onions from onion sets.  Any tips for success?  When and where do I plant?  How deep?  When to harvest?

Question by hmay311 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can somebody tell me the scientific reason behind that? Answered

I saw  when i wrote with onion juice on a paper, it could not be seen.but after a while, when i put a slight heat on the paper or ironed it, i could see a faint  appearance of the letters i wrote.how did it happen? 

Question by ms10 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What the T-Rex goin on?

Of all the food recipes on here, I see nothing of the sort for bread maker recipes. I just got one this christmas and have been making some rather delicious white bread and recently, carmalized onion bread, ooo god, F****** delicious.If no one has any good recipes to offer I'm gonna experiment myself and start posting some bread maker recipes, I like food and so does everybody else.

Topic by Punkguyta 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to keep FLIES away from your food!

I discovered this little "trick" (quite by accident) when I was grilling last week.  Flies do not like onions!  A few slices of raw, sliced red onion in the immediate vicinity of your food will keep disgusting flies from dining on your edibles. Onions are so effective, I'm tempted to make a pair of hoop earrings out of 'em!   Maybe onion perfume? oh, the possibilities! ;-D

Topic by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Portable Book Scanner, Blooming Onion, Liquid Cooling with Car Parts

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Topic by randofo 9 years ago


Household Hacker

There's a man on Youtube who is trying to convince everyone that you can do some ridiculous technological feats. His username is Household Hacker, and he has nearly 3 million views on just one video.*run a TV off of a AAA battery, *intercept cell phone calls with a universal remote*charge an ipod using only an onion and gatorade*make a hi-fi speaker out of a penny, a paper plate, and a sheet of tinfoil Although many of us realize that this is fake, a lot of people think it's true. http://www.householdhacker.com/I'm sure some of you will find it funny, while others won't. I'm still trying to figure out which side I'm on with this.

Topic by Fenwick 11 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Best Slow Cooker Recipes

I know we all got 'em but what's your favorite slow cooker recipe? I'll show you mine if you show me yours ;) 1 4-5 pound Pork Butt Roast 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon pepper 4 tablespoons liquid smoke 1 large sweet onion, sliced into rings 1 cup water Mix the dry seasonings together in a bowl. Rinse the roast off and then hit with the liquid smoke, rubbing in where crevices are. Sprinkle on the dry seasoning and rub into meat. Pour the 1 cup of water into crock pot and then place the meat in being carful not splash water every where. Cover in your cut onion, place the lid on, set the heat to low, and allow to cook for 7-9 hours. When you pull it out, just shred it up with a couple forks and serve on buns with some (homemade) barbecue sauce.

Topic by TomatoMustard 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Experimental Cooking

To break in the forum - I'm thinking of making a Dorito and Onion Pot Pie. Fun? YES. Delicious? Hard to say...

Topic by jerbtown 12 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Im 13, and i love to cook.

I love cooking, but i hate eggs, onions, peppers and tomatoes. any suggestions

Question by MacLean 10 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Is Curry Good For You?

I am sure the onions, garlic, ginger and some of the meats are good for you. but the amount of oil is quite bad. So is Curry Good Or Bad for your health?

Question by NuclearGreyhound 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you build an onion dome ? Like on St Basil's Cathedral in Red Square?

How did they build those domes on the towers ? Are the domes wood or brick ? Some have a neat spiral pattern to them also . Are they covered in sheet metal ? I have been researching this online and through inter-library loans and find nothing about how only who or why . Ivan the Terrible had it built by Postnik Yakovlev actually the Cathedral of The Intercession of the Virgin to honor a military victory in Kazan.

Question by randomray 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Fake Video Still Suckering Millions

It's amazing to see how far and wide bad information will spread. On youTube you can find a video that claims to show you how to charge an iPod with an onion that's been soaked in a sports drink. It's now been seen 7 million times.The video is pretty obviously a hoax. Onions don't exactly drink up a whole cup of liquid and a USB cable won't get much of a charge and Mythbusters has proven it wrong. But it keeps on going around and around until this mind worm claims everyone I suppose. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


One Small Slip...

Two Bangladeshi newspapers have apologised after publishing an article taken from a satirical US website which claimed the Moon landings were faked.The Daily Manab Zamin said US astronaut Neil Armstrong had shocked a news conference by saying he now knew it had been an "elaborate hoax".Neither they nor the New Nation, which later picked up the story, realised the Onion was not a genuine news site.Both have now apologised to their readers for not checking the story."We thought it was true so we printed it without checking," associate editor Hasanuzzuman Khan told the AFP news agency."We didn't know the Onion was not a real news site." The Onion article claimed that Armstrong had been convinced by a website written by a part-time librarian;"It only took a few hastily written paragraphs published by this passionate denier of mankind's so-called 'greatest technological achievement' for me to realize I had been living a lie, " said a visibly emotional Armstrong, addressing reporters at his home. "It has become painfully clear to me that on July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module under the control of my crew did not in fact travel 250,000 miles over eight days, touch down on the moon, and perform various experiments, ushering in a new era for humanity. Instead, the entire thing was filmed on a soundstage, most likely in New Mexico."Obviously, this is a major embarrassment for the newspapers involved, and clearly shows how modern "journalism" is really just copy-paste-spin (witness The Daily Mail's recent "pregnant immigrant" slant on UK population data)You've got to wonder, though - how much other net-sourced nonsense has made it to the headlines as "news"?The Onion articleManabzamin newspaperNew Nation (Tagline: "Bangladesh's Independent News Source"!)

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


frying stuff Answered

I just got a fryer for christmas. My family and I have been thinking of things to fry with it. Aside from fries, we thought of mushrooms, onion rings, and some other things. I was wondering, what are some things that we can make?

Question by Fizzxwizz 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Forum topics that go nowhere

Has anyone noticed some forum topics look like by Grampa Simpson rambling?  They are usually by new members, and I often flag them as spam,  they often look like this....... But less funny We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Give me five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones. Three wars back we called Sauerkraut "liberty cabbage" and we called liberty cabbage "super slaw" and back then a suitcase was known as a "Swedish lunchbox." Of course, nobody knew that but me. Anyway, long story short... is a phrase whose origins are complicated and rambling.

Topic by liquidhandwash 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Instructables website problems

We've been having some trouble with the website yesterday and today. A number of problems hit us all at once, and we're busy peeling back the layers of the onion to trying to fix them all. Sorry for any frustration. We're working hard to make everything right. Here are we are manually going through database requests looking for bad apples...

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I made con queso it's way too hot how do I make it not so hot to eat?

Its made with jalapenos onions chilies and tomatoes  and velveta cheese the jalapenos made it way to hot this time how or what should I use to cool it down already added more cheese didn't help 

Question by JackieC70 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Anyone know how to prepare traditional Dutch RAW HERRING? Answered

Anyone know how to prepare traditional Dutch RAW HERRING? the kind that is just eaten raw with or without onions as a snack. i was recently in amsterdam and loved it! i live in new york city tho, and haven't found it here yet.  i know there is brining involved, and i think something about enzyme preserving... but haven't found any 'recipes' online... Advice?? 

Question by rpowling 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Woodpigeon Stroganoff

My friend got permission from a local farmer to go shooting on his land. As a result he gave me 4 wood pigeons and a recipe. I didn't take enough pictures for a full instructable so I thought I would post it here on the forums for and foodies interested. It's delicious, tastes a little of kidney but without the pissy irony taste you sometimes get. I'd recommend cooking it until it's pink inside but no longer, it's beautifully tender when still pink and gets tougher as you cook it longer. I used double the recipe below to serve 4 people. The pigeons were quite large, I plucked the feathers from the breast to clear it then cut a slit in the skin before peeling it all back. I then slit down either side of the breast bone and stuck my thumbs in to peel out the breast. A slit at the bottom and top end should allow you to pull it free. WOODPIGEON STROGANOFF breasts of 2 woodpigeon cut into long 20mm thick strips 1/2 400gm tin of chopped tomatoes 1 medium onion sliced not diced 1 red pepper sliced not diced 1 tbsp of smoked paprika 1 oz of butter 142 ml carton of sour cream A handful of chopped parsley 1 - Gently sweat the onions and pepper in the butter for 2 minutes then add the paprika and cook until onions are soft. 2 - Increase the heat and when it starts to sizzle add the pigeon strips and fry until all sides are sealed. 3 - Add the tinned tomatoes a little at a time so the pan doesn`t cool too much then add 1/2 the soured cream a little at a time. 4 - Check the pigeon strips are cooked to the doneness you like(pink for me) then throw in the parsley stir and serve with rice and a dollop of sour cream on top.

Topic by Jayefuu 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


whats a good alternative to Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) (see question)?

Hi everyone i recently tried roasting chickpeas as a snack and they worked out pretty nice with a good texture but I'm not to keen on the taste, so i was wondering what are some good alternatives to chickpeas as a toasted snack. preferably something around chickpea size that can be flavored with things like onion powder, and will have a nice crunchy texture  :) thank you! AAG

Question by AussieAnglerGal 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fish Curry

Ingredients: Servings: 6-8 Units: US | Metric 2 lbs fish fillets (best with tilapia) 2 tablespoons garlic paste 2 inches gingerroot 5 teaspoons mustard seeds 4 bay leaves 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder 5 medium shallots or 2 medium onions 7 red chilies 1 tablespoon cumin seed 3 teaspoons turmeric powder 3 tablespoons salt 2 big tomatoes oil, to deep fry fish 3 cups water Directions: 1 In a grinder grind the onions, ginger, 2 bay leaves, red chili, mustard seeds, cumin seed all together. 2 Preserve some cut pieces 1 cup) of onion. 3 Cut small pieces of tomatoes. 4 Make small pieces of fish fillets, about 3 inches in length. 5 Clean them properly if you are using the whole fish and make it into small pieces. 6 Take a big plate, put the fish in it and sprinkle 2 teaspoon of salt, two teaspoon of turmeric powder and the garlic paste. 7 Mix all of them properly. 8 Allow to marinate for 1/2 hour. 9 Take a pan or a wok (preferable), heat it and put oil to deep fry the fish. 10 Once the oil is much hotter, fry the fish, 3-4 pieces at a time, 3-4 minutes on each side. 11 Keep all of them in a separate plate. 12 When all the pieces are fried, clean all the black residues from the oil in the wok with the spatula and put 2 tablespoon of fresh oil in the it. 13 Then put a pinch of cumin seed, a pinch of mustard seed, 2 red chili, 2 bay leaves, a pinch of aniseed (all together is called panch-phoran) and allow them to splutter. 14 Then put the cut onion pieces and allow it to just a little brown. 15 Then put all the ground paste,tomatoes,left over turmeric powder and salt to taste. 16 Keep stirring it until the paste becomes a little brown (it takes around 10 minutes). 17 You can also identify it by looking at the wok, that the paste will start leaving the oil and paste will now no more stick on the wok. 18 The paste is now perfectly fried. 19 Now pour 3 cups of water to it, or as much thick gravy you want. 20 Once the gravy comes to boil, start dropping the fried fish pieces and allow to boil for 15 minutes. 21 Switch off the gas. 22 Use coriander leaf for garnishing. 23 This dish should be served with fresh steamed rice and squeeze some lime some juice on top.

Topic by joyachowdhury 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


CNC, Hidden Bookshelf, Easter Crafts

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Topic by randofo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What kind of wood to use to build a potato bin? Answered

I want to build a potato/onion bin for storage but i am not sure what kind of wood i am supposed to use if it even matters. I have seen lots of plans and pictures for bins so I don't need that, but it never says if i have to use a specific type of wood. I'd like to use plywood since i have a lot of it but most builds show pine boards being used.

Question by daveofwar 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


"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

Topic by kitchentablescraps 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I "un-gum" a gummed up assisted opening pocket knife? Answered

I own a Kershaw Ken Onion assisted opening knife.  The blade had been oiled by an over-zealous individual (me) to keep rust at bay.  Now, however, the assisted opening is sluggish.  I am wondering if I should use mineral spirits to break down the oil and then wash if thoroughly to get the assisted open to be smooth again.  I don't want to make it worse, though.  Any thoughts?

Question by ru12bseen 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Tor/VPN Router [How To Auto-Connect VPN After Tor Connected at Boot]

Dear Instructables Family,Hope you are well and healthy. My name is Enes and i am living in Istanbul. As you know in my country everything is being enforced by brute force to people. Tor, Wikipedia, Imgur, Pastebin, NordVPN, ProtonVPN, Privateinternetacces, PureVPN, etc. many website and service is blocked. There is no "privacy" in my country. For this reason i am looking for a "full privacy solution" for me and who is living same fate since years. I read many article and project but i couldn't believe they are "full privacy solution". Today i encountered with a "Raspberry Pi VPN server project" and i liked it. I have one (RPI 3B) and want to make a full privacy solution with VPN and Tor (with obfs4 bridges it is working but they are blocking everyday our bridges and we need to find another bridges every day). I created a Tor router with RPI and it is working good (little bit slow but i don't have any choice). But i want to add more security and privacy to this router. For example i have a VPN membership but i can not use it because it is heavily blocked. I want to do something but i couldn't find how can i make. Let me explain.My Onion AP is working for now good and when i connect as a client from a computer, i can access https://check.torproject.org website and everything is OK.My VPN membership supports TCP and UDP OpenVPN. It has TCP and UDP .ovpn files with a lots of country. I installed Open VPN on Raspberry and configured it for auto-connect at boot. It is working, when i reboot Raspberry, it connects automatically. But i have a problem.This VPN firm is heavily blocked and i can't use it. I tried ikev2, L2TP, Obfuscated Servers, Onion Servers, Double Servers and Standalone Servers of this VPN but there is no luck. Then i tried something. I connected Tor Router from computer and tried to connect this VPN firm. I could connect, it worked. Because i connected first Tor router and then VPN.My current schema is this:RPI ---> Internet comes from eth0 ---> Tor ----> Share Tor Connection by wlan0To Do:RPI ---> Internet comes from eth0 ---> First Connection Tor (I don't want to share Tor connection immediately because i need to connect VPN with Tor, if i share immediately by iptables, there is no Tor connection and i can't connect VPN) ---> Then connect VPN ---> Share Tor/VPN internet by wlan0I searched on forums, blogs and websites lots of. OpenVPN is using tun0 interface. I have three (3) questions. I am stucked here.1) How can RPI connect VPN with Tor without forward Tor connection? (Connect VPN with Tor and then share Tor/VPN. 2) When i achieved these steps how can i test Tor/VPN connection from a computer (client)? I mean how can i seperate them? 3) Should i add these commands to iptables-ipv4.nat script?-A POSTROUTING -o tun0 -j MASQUERADE -A FORWARD -i tun0 -o wlan0 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT -A FORWARD -i wlan0 -o tun0 -j ACCEPTIf i achieve this i will be so happy and restful.Could you please help me about these issues?P.S: Sorry for my bad English.Thanks in advance.Best Regards, Enes

Question by ahududu 4 months ago


Good DVD software?

Hi,So I downloaded all of The Onion videos onto my computer as .FLV's. Then I converted them to .mp4 (ACC audio). Now I want to import them into some type of program that will allow me to make DVD's with Menus and link each clip onto the menus. So does anyone have any good suggestions of free software like that? I have used Roxia my DVD but I don't have the full version and I don't particularly like it. I run am Running Windows XP media Center and Ubuntu Gusty Gubbons on this computer. I have all of the videos on an external hard drive so I could potentially take use my brothers mac. Any suggestions and/or comments are welcome. ThanksJoe

Topic by joejoerowley 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How do I keep cats and possibly rats from using my first contaner garden (food) for their own litter or home or eating?

I live in Maryland in a truly urban environment, but I would love to have some help setting up my first food container garden. I don't really want to make raised beds because I'm afraid the neighborhood cats and rats will ruin it. I really would love to grow my own culinary herbs, some peppers,onions or garlic, asian veggies maybe some tomatoes and such. Could anyone give me all the details?  Is that even possible without raised beds?I have both a front and back porch and I would love it to be organic if possible . I'm a first time gardener but I've been wanting to do this for years and I really need to get it started soon.  

Question by wisdomgoddess 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My gift exchange entry

My skills include: craft, a bit of sewing, I like to try different things but I don't think you would call them skills. What I'd like to make for someone: something cute, fun, useful maybe I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply):  S,M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yes What I like: Pretty things, geeky things, cats, gardening (nature in general) What I don't like: anything gun related or depicting violence, the colour grey, meat or by-products (ie, taxidermy) I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) meat, onions Type of thing I'd love to receive: something I couldn't make myself Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian:  Yes, I'm over 18

Topic by ChrysN 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Parody Lunch Songs

I posted this on my blog today..... My husband has been on an arduous journey trying to figure out how many songs he can parody (insert Weird Al joke here) so that the main subject is focused on lunch or food. It's been funny because he actually is pretty creative. Here's just a few he's come up with..... - Power of Love (Huey Lewis & the News) is now Power of Lunch - Live and Let Die (Wings) is now Chicken Pot Pie - There Goes My Hero (Foo Fighters) incidentally is still There Goes My Hero but the next line is instead of "watch him as he goes" is now "hold the onions please." - One Love (U2) is now One Lunch....the next line is the same for each song "got to share it." I also though of the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" is now "Can't Buy Me Lunch" and "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie (or is it Peabo Bryson?) is now "Endless Lunch".  My sister thought of Badfinger's "Can't Live, If Living is Without You" is now "Can't live, If Living is Without Food."  Oh and Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything For Love" is now "I Would Eat Anything For Lunch" and the next line is "but I won't eat that." Can you think of any?

Topic by zurichko 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Changing Your User Name

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Topic by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What are any and all of the unique flavor bringing herbs and veges used in oriental soups?

I want to include into my garden any and every vegetable/herb i can find that goes well in one soup or another, for adding into (real) ramens and packet ramens to make them better, or better yet, to make my own soup from scratch. Im into asian inspired soups and go nanners for packet ramen simply because they are so much better than the crummy old 2 minute noodles made from nothing but stock powder, im especially fond of seafood noodes. im looking for uncommon or un "western veges and herbs here, like chinese or foreign v's and h's generally used in soups. so far ive uncovered lovage and shino, to be great, and im trying out okra , all 3 i never even knew existed that are uncommon things you wont find at the supermarket (at least in australia anyway) does anyone know anything else? like the dried ones in ramen packets, i think there is some sort of fleshy spring onion in there, i just dont know, i want them all. anything that goes well in a salty soup in short, since asians make the best soups, broths and ect IMO: what are ALL the asian soup fruits, veges and herbs used?

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 4 years ago


(newsletter) Harry Potter Spellbooks, Water Bottle Raft, Furry Laptop

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Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


World wide artistic undertaking

Hello! Please consider helping me, no matter your artistic ability. I am 13 1/2 year old Linnea Walter, otherwise known here as Anime and The Beatles. I am an amateur manga artist. Under the influence of the late John Lennon, (the rest of the Beatles, and other musicians and artists) I am undertaking three large endeavors. The first is Glass Onion, a series of paintings strewn around a sculpted "picture frame" made from scrap metal.  My second one, Perfect Anarchy, is limited to my bedroom, where I have Picasso/psychedelic murals. I will accept advise for this.   My most important piece is the one I am asking for everyone to participate in. This is my Here Comes the Sun/A Day In The Life/ Nausicaä Is Me Dreaming Of Wind. This, I hope, will be grand. I want a surreal world, in a way. I am asking, everyone, to collaborate in a fashion that every piece is interconnected. I want a sort of Maker Faire, only more surreal. I am already asking people I know to help. I am thinking of paintings, costumes, and an enormous play or movie. I want it to be so integrated that it could change our society as a whole. These are some of my pictures and paintings. I would absolutely love  everybody to help. I also have a question, does apple corps Ltd. (as in the company usually assisted with the Beatles, not iPhones.) have a website or someplace I can contact them?

Topic by Anime and The Beatles 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Well trying to get error at basic related questions

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Topic by awaisafzal987 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


(newsletter) High Power Bike Lights, Ice Cream Maker, Weave with LEDs...

Nov 20, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Show us your best creation powered by AA, AAA, C, or D batteries and win a full set of eneloop rechargeable batteries in the SANYO eneloop Battery Powered Contest! The Light Up Your Ride Contest has been extended through this weekend! Enter soon to win one of three pairs of totally sweet Bike to Work Pants from Cordarounds!Coming very soon... our biggest contest yet! Any project using tools will be eligible, so start tinkering now! Paint Your Bike Reflective! by goodgnus My Keyboard My Hands by noahw Single Serving Ice Cream Maker by yokozuna Scroll-Wheel Hack by Plusea Contest extended to Nov. 23! Win a sweet set ofrechargeable batteries! High power LED bike head light by jmengel Cheesy Onion Casserole by Forkable Circuit T-Shirt by Googfan Tiny 9V Clip Flashlight! by Radioactive_Legos How to Make Lotion by wabisabibaby Curiously Strong Bike Light by pobriant Disable an Automatic Seatbelt with Kung Fu by TimAnderson Improve a Watch by Boiling It by bfgreen A guide to the best laserInstructables of all time See who won! LED Candles Moodlight by amaze1 Make Sloe Gin by faraway Bicycle Light Steampunk Style by freek723 Weaving: Clasped Weft with LEDs by Lynne Bruning Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Pre-peeled versus fresh garlic?

In what dishes can you tell the difference between pre-peeled and fresh garlic. How about Chinese versus Californian pre-peeled garlic?If you can tell the difference, how can you be sure? I love garlic, and use a lot of it. I'll toss a handful of chopped cloves into almost any savory dish that involves a sauteing step. Using so much and being pressed for time, I primarily buy Californian pre-peeled garlic, and chop it right before I use it. I'm curious if you judge pre-peeled garlic to be less flavorful, and if so, can that flavor be returned by an increase in total garlic or if there are fleeting compounds that escape as soon as the garlic is peeled.Another thing I've noticed is that I need to be careful when I make dishes where I food-process the garlic to mince it. I've ruined a curry or two by using food-processed fresh turmeric, fresh peppers, and pre-peeled garlic that smelled fine but had probably spent a week in the fridge. In the finished dish, the garlic contributed a pretty nasty "raw vegetal" taste. Similarly, Christy once food-processed and sauteed some onions and older pre-peeled garlic only to have the whole mixture turn blue and taste horrible. http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/bluegarlic.htmThe discoloration is due to pigments that form between sulfur compounds in garlic and amino acids. When the garlic tissue is disrupted, as happens in processing, an enzyme is liberated and reacts with it to form thiosulfinates compounds that then react with the natural amino acids in the garlic to form blue pigments. The age of garlic determines how much isoalliin there is in the first place, and the nature of the processing determines how much enzyme is liberated.The blue color apparently shouldn't harm the taste, so it would be neat to develop a dish that naturally turned blue using this reaction while still tasting great.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Smoke detector and ozone generators / air purifiers

I recently made a quite disturbing discover and thought I share it here so other are aware of it. We all love to protect ourself in case of a fire and the first and most vital of the information chain is a working smoke detector. In my house I had the old type installed, based on a radioactive isotope that detect smoke through ionisation. The newer types working optical or using combined optical and isonisation detection should perform better - but does not really matter for this "warning". If you do have pets, smoke in the house or just do a lot of cooking you might also use one of these fancy air purifiers that use Ozone to clean the air in your room. I only have a tiny unit for a fish tank that I also use to remove smells from my work clothes or purify some water for the plants. My discovery started with a simple cooking exercise involving a lot of onions, garlic and a big wok. To avoid filling the house for days with the smells I had the ozone generator running as well. At some stage I noticed that the whole kitchen was covered in the fumes from the cooking, nicely visible from the hallway - like fog. To my surprise the smoke detector did not the usual alarm but performed fine with the test button. So I blew some cigarette smoke directly at it - still no reaction. Next day I started to investigate and was prepared to buy a new detector but whatever I used, smoke, steam or just killing a burning candle underneath cause the alarm to go off. Then it hit me: The ozone! A quick test with the hose of the ozone generator next to the smoke detector and no matter what I blew in it the device staed silent. Ozone is ionized oxygen, the detector uses the ionized particels from the radioactive material to detect smoke. Smoke or very fine dust / steam will bind the ionized particles forcing the electronics to sound an alarm because the sensor no longer detects the ionized particles. With enough ozone entering the detector there will be always enough ionization to prevent the alarm. Conclusion: If you do use ozone in your house upgrade your smoke detector to a model that uses optical AND ionisation detection! Otherwise there is a good chance that the device is unable to detect a fire. Of course chance are slim that you would use the ozone while sleeping and a fire starts, but if it does....

Topic by Downunder35m 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


[newsletter] Ultrasonic Batgoggles, Miracle Fruit, Giant Lite Brite...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. May 29, 2008 Welcome back! Have a cool signature for your user name? Share it with the community at this signature collection post. Lots of people have been ordering shirts from our new store. The free shipping only lasts through tomorrow so order now!Want to win some magnetic photo rope to display your pictures? Enter our caption contest!Coming soon... a new contest based on travel tips. Check out these cool Instructables! Go Online without Getting Snooped: Tor (The Onion Router) Want to get online on a network that likes to snoop? Try using TOR. posted by w1n5t0n on May 27, 2008 Ultrasonic Batgoggles Experience echolocation and learn to "see" with your ears. posted by suneth on May 27, 2008 Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed Build a queen size platform bed with storage space underneath for less than $30, in about an hour, and learn some basic carpentry skills in the process. posted by aeray on May 19, 2008 Make a $5.00 "Space Pen" for your wallet Put handy space pen in your wallet so that you can write upside down whenever you want. posted by doctor_wu on May 25, 2008 How to Build a Hank Drum Build your own unique drum from a propane tank with just a few basic tools. posted by Hermes on May 20, 2008 Make you own wearable arc reactor and be cooler than Tony Stark! Want your own arc reactor like the one in Iron Man? Here's how to do it. posted by mspark400 on May 26, 2008 Giant Lite Brite The original Lite Brite was cool, but a 4' x 4' version is better and allows for multiple kids of all ages to play at once! posted by noahw on May 22, 2008 Make Biodiesel! The biodiesel story continues with the method of making the biodiesel itself. posted by drinkmorecoffee on May 22, 2008 Win amazing LED POV kits! Closes for entries on Sunday! Green Science Fair! Lightbulb "green"house The humble light bulb may be on its way out, but instead of trashing them you can give them new lives as tiny greenhouses. posted by LinuxH4x0r on May 26, 2008 Growing Your Own Miracle Fruit A guide to help anyone willing to grow the exotic and highly rewarding Miracle Fruit. posted by Putzer on Jun 27, 2007 Shoot the Rainbow: Skittles Vodka Loved Skittles as a kid and want to enjoy the flavors in a new way now that you're an adult? Skittles vodka may be just the thing for you. posted by applesticker on May 27, 2008 Dell Laptop into Digital Photo Frame That outdated laptop may be too slow for your new applications, but it can still serve as a sweet photo frame. posted by vorin on May 24, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Art Outside 2009 | 3-Day Art &amp; Music Festival

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ENDS SEPT. 14thHigh-tech wizardry. Make-and-take craft tables. Fire dancing. Eco-chic fashion. Film shorts by creators such as Don Hertzfeldt, Run Wrake, and Andy Gately of Austin Underground Film Festival. With 50+ concerts on three different stages. Whatever your artistic want is, we've got it! And to get it, all you have to do is step outside.One of Texas' most anticipated annual art events. Presented by Art Seen Alliance, Art Outside's three-day art and music festival happens this year October 9-11th. Nestled inside the beautiful grounds of Apache Pass, located just East of Austin and centered between Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, Art Outside brings you over 100 artists across all media. From visual artists like Meres One, Casey Warr, and Joe DiPrima of ArcAttack, to musical sets by The Vandelles, Suzanna Choffel, Fort Knox Five, Freq Nasty Santogold's producer and collaborator, and many more. Including live performances by Firegroove, Reggie Watts, and Helios Jive with interactive earth friendly projects for kids, storytelling, and stand-up comedy, Art Outside offers creative thrills for everyone. Gates Open: Friday, October 9th at noon. 3-day passes are now available for Art Outside attendees. All children 12 and under will receive free admission. In addition to camping grounds for full-weekend participants, Apache Pass offers RV parking, music performance areas, a cantilevered stage, artist tents, and on-site shower facilities. Apache Pass camp grounds will allow families, small parties, and singles to experience an all-out art and music adventure, so indulge your creative spirit during the day, and sleep under the stars at night.Check out the full lineup here: http://www.artoutside.org*visit website for full line-up/line-up is subject to changes, additions & modifications.As if live music, interactive art activities, film and comedy are not enough, Art Outside attendees can also enjoy drinks by Treaty Oak Rum and food by Austin's Spider House Cafe, Cheer-Up Charlies vegan treats, Ararat Middle East fusion cuisine, and goodies by The Happy Vegan Baker. Sponsors for this event are Dr. Bronner's, The Onion, Montana Paint, and MAKE Magazine.Tickets will sell fast, so to reserve your spot for Art Outside visit: https://beticketing.com/_U2_add.php?eid=100909AOWith a tradition of showcasing groundbreaking talent on breathtaking grounds, Art Outside has hosted artists and art appreciators since 2004. Founded on the grounds of Austin's own Enchanted Forest, Art Outside began as a small gathering of creative souls, and has expanded into a destination event for visitors near and far. To learn more, please visit http://www.artoutside.orgExperience the art, OUTSIDE!The AO09 Team|Art Seen Alliance http://www.artseenalliance.com

Topic by electricpromotions 9 years ago


Viking Catapult, Engagement Ring, Collapsible Utensils...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Mar. 20, 2008 Welcome back! Enter the new T-shirt Hacks speed contest! Show us an awesome way to reuse a t-shirt, and win some sweet prizes. The winners for theToss It! paper airplane speed contest are up. See which planes won the Air Instructables Pilot's License. Check out these cool instructables! How to Make a Desktop Viking Catapult Get ready for some serious cubicle warfare with this small-scale adaptation of the classic Viking Catapult. Wargame included. posted by Kiteman on Mar 19, 2008 Create embroidered patches from digital images Follow these simple steps and reproduce digital art in embroidery. posted by bekathwia on Mar 16, 2007 Make a Platinum Diamond engagement ring A professional jeweler provides tips on making your own custom engagement ring using the lost wax technique. posted by chrisparry on Mar 18, 2008 DIY Vintage Jeans... Coffee Style Add a nice light brown vintage look to your jeans with some coffee grounds and just a little bit of time. posted by threadbanger on May 7, 2007 Get Over a Barbed Wire Fence If you ever need to get over a barbed wire fence, these tips will help you from shredding yourself in the process. posted by Tetranitrate on Mar 14, 2008 Twin jet paper airplane Stuck with just a couple pieces of paper and want something to do? This stylish plane is easy to put together and flies fast. posted by neelandan on Mar 9, 2008 Give your old shirt a new life! Pocket-Sized Speed Contest What do you do for your pet? Simple Metallic Laptop Stand The laptop stands keep on coming! This one keeps your laptop cool for under $10 and even matches the look of a MacBook Pro. posted by chris99 on Mar 17, 2008 Pocket sized collapsible eating utensils. Put these mini-utensils in your pocket and simply pull them out to regular size (or super size!) when you need them. posted by Gunk on Floor on Mar 19, 2008 8x4=2 (2 Tables from 1 sheet of plywood) With a simple template you can get two tables from a single sheet of plywood. Use a jigsaw or a waterjet if you have access to one. posted by barnabygunning on Mar 18, 2008 Self watering recycled plant pot for growing herbs and flowers Reuse plastic bottles and enjoy a laid-back way of growing your plants. posted by iPodGuy on Mar 18, 2008 Steampunk Finger Stylus Make a funky stylus for your finger and navigate those touchpads like a pro. posted by robbtoberfest on Mar 16, 2008 Digital 3D Picture Viewer - "The DigiStereopticon" Update an old-timey gimmick with a new one to make photos fun again. posted by JayDub on Mar 17, 2008 Get Your Eggs Ready! Easter is just a few days away so check out these colorful egg Instructables! Hard Boiled Dragon Eggs Dyed Inside! Rattlesnake Onion Skinned   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago