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7 chef-approved gadgets to cut down on time in the kitchen

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While outdoor dining has gotten us out of our homes and minimized time spent in the kitchen, the colder months will likely bring us back to making meals and yummy treats at home once more.

Whether you’re whipping up dinner or trying out new TikTok recipes, two things are sacred in the kitchen: time and space. Working from home might have given you less time on your hands, and with the whole family home, your countertop space might be more sparse than ever.

Chef Elena Besser joined the 3rd Hour of TODAY this morning to share some kitchen gadgets that can help maximize space

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‘The Devil All the Time’ Review: Down-Home Livin’ and Dyin’

It’s a mystery where Robert Pattinson picked up the eccentric nasal whine that he (amusingly) deploys in “The Devil All the Time.” Pattison plays one of those bad preachers who ride through certain deep-fried fictions, the smooth talkers with scripture on their forked tongues and sin in their withered hearts. Sometimes these devious souls have “love” and “hate” tattooed on their fingers (or at least once watched Robert Mitchum’s unholy man in the 1955 noir “The Night of the Hunter”). However wicked, these bad men of the cloth invariably embody religious hypocrisy.

No one is up to any good in “Devil,” a leisurely wallow in the kind of flamboyant evil that some filmmakers just can’t quit, won’t quit. The preacher, Rev. Preston Teagardin, is the least of this story’s ills. By the time he does his worst, knuckles have been bloodied, bullets fired, a dog sacrificed and a man tortured,

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Lowe’s underwent an online makeover just in time for the surge in home improvement spending by customers, CEO says



a car parked in front of a building: Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison has long championed revamping the company's e-commerce capabilities. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images


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Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison has long championed revamping the company’s e-commerce capabilities. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

  • According to Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison, the company has invested extensively in e-commerce since he took the helm in 2018.
  • That e-commerce overhaul — which saw the company prioritize its new store app and a shift to the cloud — couldn’t have happened at a better time.
  • The coronavirus pandemic has seen consumers rely heavily on online shopping, as many look to complete projects around their homes.
  • Ellison and Lowe’s CFO David Denton spoke Wednesday at the annual Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Virtual Conference.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Lowe’s’ long-awaited e-commerce revamp came at just the right time for the company to reap the rewards of the surge in home improvement spending during the coronavirus pandemic, according to CEO Marvin Ellison.

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Creative In The Time Of COVID: Rebel Cheese Creates New Production Kitchen

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Like many “mom and pop” restaurants in Austin, Rebel Cheese Vegan Deli & Wine Shop has been affected by COVID, and husband and wife team Kirsten Maitland and Fred Zwar have had to get creative on more than one occasion. When COVID hit and restaurants began scaling back, they immediately began looking at ways to cut costs as well as increase sales, and they discovered a space in east Austin that would triple their storage capacity and save them $600/month.

Their new facility houses 1,000 square foot walk-in refrigerator that will act as a cheese cave for an estimated 5,000 pounds of cheese. Allowing them to increase production for online ordering and shipping.

Rebel Cheese has everything from vegan cheese plates, soups, sandwiches, salad, vegan meats, and gourmet groceries from around the world!

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Ethiopia: One Mama’s Kitchen At a Time

Girma Degu is a noted entrepreneur involved in the local hospitality industry. To him, the local hospitality sector is not just a business but rather helps make the capital a tourist friendly place. He is owner and operator of Mama’s Kitchen Boutique Hotel chain in Addis Ababa. Here, he reflects with The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on his business, its growth and challenges including the recent COVID-19 pandemic, creating a local brand and finally gives advice to those who may want to emulate his story. Excerpts:

The Reporter: You are one of the most successful entrepreneurs involved in chain restaurants and now hotels. Tell me about that?

Girma Degu: I have always loved food and the hospitality industry in Ethiopia. From the get-go, I have seen much potential in it. I started working at a hotel in the early stages of my career. My dream has been to open and operate

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Lowe’s e-commerce makeover came just in time for new home projects

  • According to Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison, the company has invested extensively in e-commerce since he took the helm in 2018.
  • That e-commerce overhaul — which saw the company prioritize its new store app and a shift to the cloud — couldn’t have happened at a better time.
  • The coronavirus pandemic has seen consumers rely heavily on online shopping, as many look to complete projects around their homes.
  • Ellison and Lowe’s CFO David Denton spoke Wednesday at the annual Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Virtual Conference.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Lowe’s’ long-awaited e-commerce revamp came at just the right time for the company to reap the rewards of the surge in home improvement spending during the coronavirus pandemic, according to CEO Marvin Ellison.

Upon taking the helm of the home-improvement retailer in 2018, Ellison said that he found the company lacked a “robust and dynamic e-commerce platform.” Since taking

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Remodel Your Kitchen In Time For The Holidays!

A kitchen remodel is a smart investment in an older or outdated home.   While planning a kitchen remodel can be a major undertaking, the end result will provide you with a beautiful and functional space to enjoy for many years to come.   Here are 3 things to know if you’re considering a kitchen remodel in time for the holidays:

1.   A kitchen designer will offer ideas for functional improvements and beautiful design aesthetics.   “We’re knowledgeable about today’s trends for cabinet selection, design, and function,” explained Don Manning, Cabinet Design Specialist for Alexander Lumber.   “We work closely with you throughout the entire process to ensure the kitchen design plan meets all your needs and objectives.”   Manning recommends selecting the door style and finish for all cabinetry first, then choosing flooring, countertops, backsplash tiles, and door and drawer pulls.   If the project includes removing loadbearing walls, the architectural review process could take

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Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event, Siri improvements, and the latest Big Sur beta on the AppleInsider podcast

Apple’s big September event has been revealed with the phrase “Time Flies.” We go through the products rumored to be released, discuss very welcome new patent filings for future Siri improvements, give an update that Epic Games App Store policy battle, and unexpected thoughts on macOS Big Sur beta.

Apple has announced a special event that will air on September 15, at 10 A.M. Pacific time. After weeks of rumors surrounding the “Apple Watch Series 6” and updated iPad Air, we believe these two products may be announced at next week’s event with the possibility of seeing Apple’s location tracker device “AirTags”. You’ll notice something missing there – this event won’t include the “iPhone 12.”

Looking further ahead, newly revealed patent filings show how Apple is trying to cut down on the number of times Siri activates when you didn’t mean it to. Methods could include checking for eye contact,

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Millennial homeowners have done the most home improvement projects during extra time spent in the house

Millennials are getting handier around the home since lockdown measures began, according to new research.

In fact, a poll of 2,000 homeowners found that compared to other generations, millennials have been the busiest, with 81 percent having tackled a home improvement project since March.

Conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Bernzomatic, a manufacturer of handheld blowtorches, the survey examined the various home improvement projects American homeowners completed while stay-at-home orders have been in effect — and looked at why they’ve taken them on.

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For 65 percent of those polled, a project was done to save money while 49 percent simply needed something to keep themselves busy while being in lockdown.

Overall, the average homeowner has already attempted four different home improvement projects since March — guesstimating a savings of over $160 just by trying a project themselves.

All this, without the help of an outside contractor (47 percent opted

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Nest Multi-Room Audio Controls Just Leveled Up Big Time

Nest today has introduced some improvements to its multi-room audio controls that really make it all worth while for users.

The control interface itself will be rolling out to smart displays like the Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, and JBL Link View starting today. The major improvement though is how this new control interface works with Cast-enabled Nest devices in multiple rooms.

Overall it’ll make streaming music to more than one room a lot simpler. And that added convenience will do more than just make the user’s life easier. It should also open up the capabilities of what devices you can cast to.

New Nest multi-room audio controls link audio together in real-time

The biggest benefit here is that linking audio together in multiple rooms is now in real-time.

Google says this new set of multi-room audio controls for devices such as the Nest Hub Max will allow users to

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