This video, shown in slow motion and taken with a Canon 5D Mark II, depicts a pendulum of fire, one of the featured installations at The Crucible's Fire Arts Festival last week in Oakland, Calif.
Many slow cookers have few settings beyond one switch that you can either set to on or off. Luckily, Cuisinart's Programmable Slow Cooker is not one of those pots. Instead, it helps you choose exactly when you want to start cooking, opt between four different cooking modes, and generally make a great meal without having to pay any attention to your cooker. Cuisinart has models available with 3.5-quart, 4-quart, and 6.5-quart capacities. Each as a ceramic pot and glass lid that sit in a brushed stainless steel housing. With the exception of the housing, the Programmable Slow … Read more
West Bend's 5-Quart Oblong Slow Cooker offers more options than many other crockpots. The size of the slow cooker makes it possible to put together dinner for a crowd just as easily as you might start a stew for just two. And if you lift the pot off the heating base, you can use the base as a small griddle, perfect for frying up a little more food to augment whatever's in the pot. The cooking pot is also multiuse: it's safe for use in the oven, freezer, refrigerator, or even on the stovetop. When you add … Read more
Slow cookers are fantastic. Throw a bunch of stuff in a pot, turn it on, wait a few hours, open it up, and magically all the raw ingredients have turned into edible (and delicious) food. What's not to love?
After a while of using this magical cooking device (microwaves pale in comparison), you will want to up the ante a bit. For a simple example, consider how important and delicious it is to brown your foods before cooking. New flavors are created that take a good meal into a whole different spectrum. Usually, slow cookers are not capable of … Read more
One thing any real cook likes to do is share. Just try finding a recipe out there that "serves one." It's not going to happen. Consider the egg. A primary ingredient in many recipes, however, you never see "half an egg" called for. It's just easier to cook for more people. Therefore, it is second nature for cooks to want to share; we always have too much food around!
Sometimes sharing requires a little more effort than simply constructing a delicious meal. If there is a party in the planning, a meal has to … Read more
This time of year, I hear that much of the country suffers from a season called "winter." Here in Houston, we bundle up when the temperature drops below 70, so I feel your pain. To get through these cold, dark days, consider adding a slow cooker to your kitchen appliance stash.
The Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 comes with--wait for it--three separate crocks in 2-, 4-, and 6-quart sizes. Why would you want such a thing? Allow me to explain.
We're a family of six here at our house, and four of those are kids under 10, so the … Read more
Dozens for iPhone Atlas readers, and dozens more on Apple's Discussion boards, are reporting a bevy of issues after applying the iPhone OS 2.2.1 update. As usual, the following two procedures will work to solve a number of problems:Reset your iPhone by holding down the sleep and home buttons until the Apple logo appears; Restore your iPhone: Click the Restore button under the Summary tab. Restoring the phone will erase contacts, calendars, photos and other data on the phone, but will restore automatically backed-up information including text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget … Read more
Users are experiencing a series of issues--some minor, some significant--after the iPhone OS 2.2.1 update.
Installation fails, cannot restore Several users have reported an issue in which the installation of iPhone OS 2.2.1 fails partway through and subsequent restore attempts fail, yielding, in essence, an unusable iPhone.
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Airplane mode problems Make sure that your iPhone is not in airplane mode. If the iPhone is in airplane mode when it is updated, it will not be able to properly activate after the software installation … Read more
Several users have reported an issue in which YouTube content downloads extremely slowly, even over otherwise speedy WiFi connections, on the iPhone. In fact, YouTube videos generally download much more quickly over a 3G connection for afflicted users.
A few sample reports from this Apple Discussions thread:"Everything else is fast, but Youtube is so slow I don't use it. If I switch to 3g it's very fast, but wifi forget it." "I'm having the same problem: safari is fast, speedtests show my connection to be fine, but when the YouTube app is running … Read more