Coconut oil's been getting a lot of press lately for its amazing health benefits. It's great to cook with, adding a subtle richness to foods and doesn't break down at high temperatures meaning that it's perfect for frying. And, it's also great outside the kitchen! 15 Non-Edible Uses For Coconut Oil
17 Plants You Grow from Kitchen Scraps | Black Thumb Gardener 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. I love using kitchen scraps to start new plants as a fun gardening activity with my son, everyday we check and see how the plants are progressing. It’s a great way to come full circle on produce we bout at the market together and cooked together.
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. In the forest, bees find old dead wood to drill into and cause no harm at all.
Popular in Food & Drink When I was a kid, I loved going to the supermarket with my mom. My favorite aisle? Cereal! 19 Uses for Empty Cereal Boxes
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! Today I am going to share with you an inexpensive and convenient way for how to store foil and plastic wrap. These essentials of mine used to be stored in a cupboard underneath the counter along with plastic baggies and wax paper and what not. Ask Anna...: A Simple Solution for Storing Foil & Plastic Wrap
Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks" Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies? You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers. I'm the only one?
Vibrant Eggs, Dyed Naturally Dyed Easter eggs have wandered in many directions in their history, from dying them 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. 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. I prefer the 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 the color and let loose.
Rhetological Fallacies Buy a printable PDF in English and in French. Read the French version – Thanks to Gilles Peyroux. See a text-only version http://bit.ly/rhetological We’ve now has Rhetological translated into German, Italian and Spanish. Thanks to Klaus-Michael Lux and Iván Galarza for their great work.
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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! Here are three tips from the America's Test Kitchen director on making the most of a small workspace.
When I started making the shift to a more natural lifestyle two years ago, traditional deodorant was one of the first things to get kicked out of my house. Before you go picturing me as a stinky, hairy-armpitted granola lady, hear me out! It didn’t take much research for me to realize that the deodorants (and specifically the deodorants that are also anit-perpirants) I’d been using weren’t a great choice for my body. You can find oodles of information online with all kinds of fancy medical terms and scientific data to back me up, but here are the top reasons I made this choice, in my own words: Aluminum- used to clog the pores/sweat ducts under your arms to prevent sweating, this ingredient carries a myriad of proven health risks such as promoting the growth of breast tissue (and not in a good way!) and has been linked to cancer. The Easiest DIY Natural Deodorant Ever! | Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids
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? 8 Other Green Cleaners Already in Your House
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.
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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.