MNN week in review: Foraged cocktails, Bear Grylls' eating habits and more
This week's best bets from the Mother Nature Network.
Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 08:29 AM
• Our recipe genius loves to show cooks how to create great flavors out of simple ingredients, but this week he's throwing in a new element: finding ingredients in unexpected places. Check out five recipes for cocktails made from foraged ingredients. (That's a luscious Blackberry Cocktail pictured above.) Happy hunting.
• Bear Grylls of "Man vs. Wild" has consumed some nasty stuff over the years. With more than a hint of admiration, astonishment and fair warning — ie: put down the chips for this post — Shea Gunther offers the eight grossest things that Bear Grylls has ever eaten.
• You've heard the adage, one man's trash is another man's treasure, but this gallery kicks it up a notch. Here are six pricey artworks made from trash.
• It's time for a weekend drive. Find the best local fall color spots in your part of the country with MNN's fall foliage guide.
• And speaking of going somewhere, here's a new destination to add to your bucket list: Innsbruck, Austria. It's an Alpine charmer with something for athletes, shoppers and the nature-curious.
• Now you can spy Mount Everest from the comfort of your own desk: researchers have installed a solar-powered web cam next door.
• It's an embarassing question that no one wants to ask, so we'll let you save face and answer it for you: What can you do about dog humping?
• Ever heard of shelf clouds? Intrepid reporter Russell McLendon explains this bizarre weather phenomenon in a must-see photo gallery.
• Doctors have been telling women for years that the best way to screen for breast cancer is through breast self-exams. But now some health experts have changed their tune. Find out why.
• These days, news about the proposed Keystone pipeline is everywhere. Now environmental group Friends of the Earth has obtained emails that it says show "bias and complicity" in a government review of the proposal.