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Food Hack – How to Make Bagels!

For those of you who want to learn how to make bagels at home, there IS a way.  I guess homemade bagels can be quite good, even be better than what you buy at your local grocery store.

These Montreal style bagels are surprisingly easy to make and even though they aren’t quite as good as authentic Montreal bagels* they’re much better than grocery store bagels.

Simply sound like a lot of fun, I wonder if this is similar to making dougnuts, probably not.

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Wine Bottle DIY – How to Cut a Wine Bottle and Turn It into a Wine Bottle Into a Vase!

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Here’s an awesome DIY that shows you how to cut a wine bottle perfectly using a bottle cutter, candle, and ice so you can use it as vase.  What an incredible idea, I think these would make awesome flower vases too!

I recommend only tackling a case of bottles at a time, because it does get tir

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Tea DIY – How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea!

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I am sure many of you have overgrown mint somewhere in your backyard, here’s a great article on how to use all of those precious plants and make great moroccan min tea.

Also, note that you could probably add some green tea too for added taste.  As for me, I will have to wait until I have a house so I can start growing a bunch of mints and other edible plants.

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Food Hack- How to Make Butter from Whipping Cream!

For some reason you get stuck out in the middle of nowhere and have no butter but whipping cream, here’s how to turn whipping cream into butter or buttermilk simply by shaking the heck out of it.

I am about to reveal to you an ANCIENT butter making secret, to make butter it requires, shaking, shaking, shaking, MORE shaking, lots of shaking, but the end result is FANTASTIC. Homemade butter can be fun to make (if you are a butter enthusiast).

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Natto Fermented Soy Beans are Great for You!

Back in the 70s, my dad was an exchange student in Japan for couple years where he had developed a taste for natto, fermented soy beans in Japan.  One of his favorite sushi is also Natto Maki, which is a sushi made with natto of course.

Well, these natto fermented soy beans have proven to be great for beating cancer and all types of diseases and plus, I find myself eating these nattos and liking them more and more.  Of course

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Meat DIY – How to Make a Chicken Plucker!

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Personally, I like eating chicken but refuse to really have anything to do with making chicken meat itself.  I know it’s going to be harder to eat chicken if you watch this video so…

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMGZMoENjcU

But for those of you who are used to stuff like this, you can make your own chicken plucker by reading this great book on how to do that.

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Kitchen DIY – How to Clean Your Electric Tea Kettle with Calcium Buildup!

Here’s a quick way to clean your electric tea kettle that might have built up with calcium deposits over the years, simply boil it with some vinegar and water!

If you have an electric tea kettle with a bit of calcium build-up on the heating element, don’t fret. Simply boil a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water, then empty. The calcium will flush out along with the vinegar mix, leaving your tea kettle fresh, new and smelling cleaner than ever.

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Beer DIY – How to Make Massive DIY Wort Cooler!

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Making your own brew of beers will take some cooling with the use of a wort cooler.(I think)

This home brewer has built his own MASSIVE DIY Wort Cooler, this might be indeed useful for those of you who like to tinker.

A 5 meter length of pipe is filled with dry sand, This is tamped down firmly and then the pipe is capped. I did this by standing on top of my garage so I could reach 5 meters high (over 16 ft) and I then filled the pipe with d

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Food Hack – How to Make Turkey Gravy!

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Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner and you might want to learn how to make turkey gravy so your turkey will have some nice zesty sauce to go along with.  Of course, don’t forget to make some turkey stuffing too!

via chow

Also see these YouTube videos that show you how to make Turkey Gravy!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK3Vm37OIz8

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3ujw19iS24

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Food Hack – How to Eat Chicken Wings, “the right way”!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRcOY-PvOC8

Here’s a simple video showing you that you can actually enjoy chicken wings by taking the bones out first then grubbing on the meat, not the other way around. – link

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