How to Paint Ducks in a Row in Watercolor

A mother duck and her babies marching all in a row is a fun sight to see. Illustrated books have been written about these charming creatures who walk with a waddle and have webbed feet for swimming. These aquatic birds are not difficult to draw and a row of downy ducklings, in tight formation, led by mom, are easy and fun to paint. Since water is their habitat, depicting them on or near the water in the medium of watercolor makes a lot of sense.

How to Use Windows Command Prompt to Run a Python File

Python is amongst one of the more basic programming languages used by beginners as the delve into the vast realm of coding. While a variety of different software can be used to create Python programs, it is a little-known fact that Windows Command Prompt can be used to execute these files regardless of the development tool used. Even if you have no prior knowledge of Python or the command prompt, this article can help you to run Python on your Command Prompt.

How to Paint Fine Art Miniatures in Watercolor

Miniature paintings, no larger than 2 X 3 inches, have a long history. In ancient Greece they have been found on coins and to decorate jewelry. In Elizabethan times, tiny portraits were put into lockets or shown, as we might show a small photograph. Enthusiasts form societies to share interest in this style of art. Another style of miniatures is producing Artists' Trading Cards and are intended to be shared with other artists or friends. The medium of watercolor lends itself to the delicate and detailed execution of miniature painting.

How to Broast Potatoes

If you'd like to make potatoes that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, make broasted potatoes. Start with starchy Russet potatoes and slice them into wedges or thick strips. Pressure cook the potatoes for a few minutes and then immediately fry them in hot oil. This will create potatoes that are perfectly cooked and fried. Season the potatoes with a little salt and pepper or parsley and lemon. Serve them while they're still hot and crispy!

How to Make Lachha Paratha

If you'd like to serve a delicious and beautiful flatbread, make lachha paratha. This Northern Indian flatbread is made with whole wheat flour, salt, and ghee. Since it doesn't contain any leaveners, you'll need to roll the basic dough into circles. Fold each circle into long pleats and then roll the pleats into a bun. The rolled pleats will create a detailed swirl that separates into layers. Roll each bun out to a circle and fry them on a hot griddle or skillet until they brown. Serve the parathas with your favorite curry or biryani.

How to Do Fidget Spinner Tricks

Fidget spinners, although invented for people who suffer from ADHD or anxiety, have become the latest trend amongst millennials and post-millennials. They help people to concentrate better, but are also used as a source of entertainment. People have started doing cool tricks using these handheld toys, and you can learn them, too.

How to Make a Wedge Salad

You've probably seen wedge salad on steakhouse menus where it can be a filling side or light main dish. For a similar salad, make a loaded wedge salad. Place a wedge or quarter of iceberg lettuce on a plate and top it with diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and a blue cheese dressing. Or for a heartier dish, serve the wedge with a spiced buttermilk dressing, cheddar cheese and bacon. If you'd rather keep the salad light and healthy, make a nutritious Greek wedge salad that's topped with lemon tahini dressing.

How to Make Knish

A knish is classic Jewish deli food, but you can easily make it at home. Create a basic dough that doesn't need any yeast or proofing. Roll the dough into two large squares. Spread your choice of filling over the dough. You can make a traditional potato and onion/cheese filling. Roll the dough over the filling, twist the dough, and cut it to get six segments. Seal each knish and bake them until they're golden brown.