This an iPad weather app from the folks at Weather Underground. If you are a geek about the weather...this is for you. It gathers data from the 37,000 personal weather stations linked to Weather Underground, to provide hyper-local weather condition information at your finger tips. Graphs, charts, and maps that show current conditions, trends, past data...national, regional, local, right down to your neighborhood. If you geek out over the weather...head to iTunes now and download WunderStation for free.
Don't have an iPad? You can also go to WeatherUnderground.com.
This is, essentially, Yelp...but for human beings instead of restaurant. Rate people based on their professional, personal or dating behaviors. The purpose is to help manage your online reputation. Those Spring Break '02 pictures of you aren't going to disappear and potential employers could get the wrong idea about you...but with good reviews on Peeple, it might just tip the scales in your favor.
5lbs littleneck clams (steamed, cleaned, and chopped...reserve the liquid)
1 cup water
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 bay leaves
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups fish or chicken stock
2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, small, diced
2 celery stalks, small, diced
3 carrots, small, diced
2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
2 fresh bay leaves
1 1/2 lbs fingerling potatoes, small, diced
1/2 cup heavy cream
In a large stock pot, steam the clams with the water, white wine and 2 bay leaves until they open. Discard any clams that have not opened. Do not consume. Remove the meat from the shell and strain the clam juice through a double layer of cheese cloth. Reserve the juice. Clean the clams and chop fine. Reserve the meat
In a 6 qt heavy bottom stock pot, heat oil and saute the onions, celery, and carrots until tender. Add the fresh thyme and bay leaves. Cook for 1 minute. Add the potatoes and cook until they just become tender. Add the reserved clam juice and clam meat. Bring to a simmer, cook until the potatoes are cooked through. Finish with the heavy cream.
The Internet Movie Database. Ever been watching a movie or TV show and think “where have I seen that actor before?” Go to IMDB.com or the free companion apps and look it up. Search by actor's name, TV Show or Movie title, even song titles register. Get a cast list, see trivia about the actors and crew, see everything they've ever worked on...not to mention the latest entertainment news and previews of coming attractions.
2 cups cooked lobster meat
8 oz cream cheese
6 oz cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup lemon juice
1Tbsp lemon zest
1/4 cup scallions (washed and diced)
In a double boiler, melt cream cheese and cheddar cheese, stirring together. Add lemon zest, Parmesan cheese and lemon juice. Fold in lobster. Stir to combine. Spread on toasted French bread, sprinkle with scallions.
To make Bruschetta:
16 French baguette slices (1/2" thick)
3Tbsp olive oil
Heat grill, or pre-heat oven to 375.
Arrange the bread slices on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, then place on hot grill and mark on one side. Alternatively, bake until golden and crisp (6-8 minutes)
It's almost time to start your spring cleaning. This website and its companion app is full of tips and tricks for organizing, repairing, and refreshing your home. Advice for everything from the living room to the garage, from the furnace to the fridge. Decorating ideas, pest fighting remedies & lifehacks. Hire a pro or do it yourself, spend lots or spend nothing, do it green or don't, grow it yourself or cook it yourself...Its all here and its all free. Well...mostly free. There is an optional account sign-in that customizes your experience, and it's powered by Angie's List so you may be redirected to the subscription site if you want to find professionals in the area to do the work for you.
This is a simple app that brings the excitement and fun of trophies and achievements and bonus points, normally found in game apps...to the world of crossword puzzles.
Like traditional crossword puzzles, there are clues to 3 across and 5 down...but they give you the letters. 10 of them. So if you're stumped, you can eliminate words you THINK might be the answer because, for instance, there's no “J” in the available letters.
As you play, you earn tokens and points, that can be cashed in for hints in the game. For 400 points, you can eliminate the bogus letter choices and be left only with those found in the answer; for 300 points you can ask the app to give you the first letter of the answer.
A word of warning, however: The game isn't native to America, so some words may use the European spelling (colour, aeroplane) or measurements (liter, kilogram, etc)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 oz. good-quality white chocolate, finely chopped
5 lg. egg yolks
1/4 cup raspberry puree
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 325° F.
In a non-reactive saucepan, heat cream to just under boiling. Remove from heat, add white chocolate and stir with a silicone spatula until melted.
In a separate bowl, whisk yolks and vanilla in medium bowl. Slowly whisk cream mixture into yolks until incorporated. Divide custard between 8 (4 ounce) ramekins cups. Spoon small amount of puree into each cup and lightly swirl in to marble.
Place custard cups into a baking dish with sides. Pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Do not get any water into cups. Bake just until the crème brûlée is set, but still trembling in the center, approximately 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the roasting pan and refrigerate overnight.
Remove the crème brûlée from the refrigerator 10 minutes prior to browning the sugar on top. Divide the sugar equally among the 4 dishes and spread evenly on top. Using a torch, melt the sugar and form a crispy top. Allow the crème brûlée to sit for at least 2 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve.
Here's a great couple's game for Valentine's Day. Its a two-player game that works best on iPads. Two players work as a team, using their fingers to follow or trace shapes on the screen. You bump into each other, slide through or around each other, graze each other's hands, it is quite ...suggestive... and is perfect for the romance that goes along with the 14th.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup whole milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 ounce finely chopped dark chocolate
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup pecan pieces
In a heavy bottomed non-reactive saucepan over low heat, combine sugars, cream, milk and salt. Stir until sugars have melted. Once sugars have melted make sure the sides of the pan are free from “radical” sugars and stop stirring.
Add a candy thermometer to the pan and cook the mixture until it reaches 235 degrees F.
Remove pan from heat and add the butter, chocolate, and vanilla. Be careful as mixture may bubble. Stop stirring and allow mixture to rest until it have cooled slightly and is no longer shiny.
Pipe out silver dollar shaped pralines and top with pecan pieces. Allow to cool to set.
Sore in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Vidalia onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 Yukon potatoes, peeled and diced
4 lbs carrots, peeled and chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
2 quarts chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp. fresh nutmeg, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large sauce pot. Sauté onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes until tender. Add stock and allow to boil. Cook soup for 20-30 minutes to marry the flavors.
In small batches, puree soup in a food processor or blender. Please be careful not to fill the processor bowl as hot liquid expands quickly when blending. Place pureed soup back into soup pot to reheat. Add cream, nutmeg and ginger. Salt and pepper to taste.
Zero email app takes the Tinder approach to your inbox. You can view your inbox as normal, or you can view just new messages and swipe-up to delete.
Swipe left to bring out an options menu to move the message to a folder, mark it as spam, or “snooze” a message. The snooze feature will re-deliver the message to you the next day (or tomorrow night or in a week, whichever you choose). So, if your team emailed you the file for tomorrow's presentation...rather than rifling through your messages during a meeting...it appears fresh and new at the top of your inbox.
The app is made to be fast. Everything loads quickly, attachments are displayed almost immediately without having to wait for them to download or go into a preview mode.
Or, download it for free in the app store (sorry, no Android version yet)
6 cups mixed greens, chopped bite sized
1 cup mandarin orange slices
1/4 cup toasted almonds slivers
3/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
1/4 orange juice
Zest of one orange
2 Tbsp. raw honey
3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
2 tsp. sesame oil
In a large bowl, whisk together orange juice, honey, orange zest, fresh
grated ginger and rice wine vinegar. While whisking slowly add in a
constant drizzle the oil to create an emulsion.
Remove 1/2 cup of dressing. Marinate chicken in 1/2 cup of dressing for
2 hours. Discard dressing used for marinade.
Grilled chicken on an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. Cook chicken
until it reaches an internal temperature of 165° and juices in the
chicken run clear. Set aside.
Add sesame oil to remaining dressing and whisk together.
In a large bowl toss together mixed greens and oranges. Add dressing and
Slice chicken on a diagonal into strips. Plate salad onto individual
dishes top with chicken breast and garnish with toasted almonds.