15 Non-Edible Uses For Coconut Oil. 17 Plants You Grow from Kitchen Scraps. Growing indoor kitchen scraps I love composting all the kitchen scraps I can but when I fill up my compost bin or run low on some vegetables in the garden using kitchen scraps to grow plants is a great activity.
Making Carpenter Bee Traps. Carpenter bees are nature's answer to the cordless drill.
They are incredible drillers and cause significant damage to wooden buildings by burrowing long holes. The bees do not actually eat the wood but drill tunnels as a place to lay eggs. Their preference is to find an old hole and drill further into the wood each year before laying their eggs. Over time, the continued removal of wood causes significant damage and eventual failure of the wooden support. 19 Uses for Empty Cereal Boxes. Popular in Food & Drink When I was a kid, I loved going to the supermarket with my mom.
My favorite aisle? Cereal! All those colors and flavors and prizes inside — it was hard to pick just one box. Of course, while I was eating the cereal, I didn’t care about the box at all (except to play the games on the back). Ask Anna...: A Simple Solution for Storing Foil & Plastic Wrap. Let’s give a warm welcome to Kim from A Real-Life Housewife!
Kim has so many wonderful tips and ideas that I asked her if she’d like to join us to share this great tip with us! Take it away Kim… Hello again, Ask Anna readers! Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks" Vibrant Eggs, Dyed Naturally. This time of year there are some pretty amazing craft-tastic ideas online and in magazines, making it entirely possible to devote days to creating museum-quality ova, but I prefer a less design-y and more rustic approach.
After all, they're eggs you might be stashing somewhere in the lawn. And with a small child in the house, this is not a project likely to involve X-Acto knives and tiny electrical tape stencils. Easter is a reminder of fertility and abundance, so I say turn on nature's color and let loose. The tradition of dying Easter eggs has wandered in many directions throughout history, from the early practice of staining eggs red in remembrance of Christ's blood to what a lot of kids will tell you now: they color eggs to make them look like jelly beans.
A few years I wrote about dyeing eggs with onion skins, which gives the eggs a pretty spectacular result, especially if you rub them with oil to add shine. Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs Per cup of water use: Makes 1 dozen eggs. Rhetological Fallacies. Buy a printable multi-language PDF Thanks to 李为维, Hayanna Carvalho, Iván Galarza, Klaus-Michael Lux, Kadar Magor, Gilles Peyroux and Adriano Venditti, Rhetological Fallacies is now available in Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.
We’re thinking of creating an interactive version of this graphic. Is that a good idea? Let us know your thoughts & ideas in our 30 sec survey. The Lost Art of Lashing. Updated like a MOTHER FUCKER! 3 Space-Saving Lessons for Home Cooks from America's Test Kitchen. Yesterday we featured a tour of America's Test Kitchen, the big kitchen where recipes and equipment are tested for Cook's Illustrated, Cook's Country, and all their accompanying television shows and websites.
You might not think that such a big kitchen has lessons to offer a home cook in a small space, but actually, space is limited in this bustling, action-packed kitchen! Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids. Household Notebook. 8 Other Green Cleaners Already in Your House. Wise Bread Picks You've probably heard of the amazing cleaning properties of baking soda and vinegar.
However, did you know that you probably have several other natural green cleaners in your home? These lesser-known household cleaners are better for the environment, effective at cleaning, and easy on your wallet. (See also: 30 Household Products Vinegar Can Replace) Borax Borax is the natural salt of boric acid and is mined in places like Death Valley, California.
Stolmen Plasma TV & gadget mount. Materials: Stolmen Description: I live in a small flat and wanted to try and use as little floor space as possible when fitting my plasma.
I had already bought a wall bracket with my 50″ plasma so fitted that to the two cross bars with “U” bolts from B & Q. The TV then fitted on the bracket as normal. As well as this I wanted unit to hide a wall radiator plus take an X-box, sound bar, magazine rack, DVD and have storage. Managed all and it looks good too. Used two poles, two half depth shelves, three shoe racks, four cross poles and a couple of hooks. Mounted the TV as shown above with the wall bracket and “U” bolts. Just above the radiator I fitted one shelf tight to the wall and the other high up again tight against the wall but adjusted the height as required when finished. How to get 10 hours of extra free time in 10 seconds. Two Tricks for Fast Breakfast Clean Up. How To Prevent & Get Rid Of Grain Weevils. On Saturday morning we awoke to a rather horrifying sight: hundreds of little brown bugs pouring out of the pantry cupboard and across the kitchen floor.
We've encountered ants, pantry moths, and grain beetles but this was a new one for us ... research revealed our new visitors to be grain weevils. Here's what we've learned about grain weevils and how you can prevent them from invading your pantry… Ground zero: a bag of wheatberries we purchased in the Midwest six months ago. You can see where the weevils chewed through the plastic. Due to past insect problems, we're diligent about storing all foods in glass jars or plastic zip-top bags.