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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!
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.
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.
Happy New Year! When I was a kid, I loved going to the supermarket with my mom. My favorite aisle? Cereal!
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 once a month to share some of her great ideas with us! I know you will love her as much as I do, she’s a cleaning & organizing genius! Take it away Kim… Hello again, Ask Anna readers! Today I am going to share with you an inexpensive and convenient way to store your handy wrap and tin foil.
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?
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.
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.
Explore our growing cookbook of DIY projects for the workshop, kitchen , garage, and backyard. Learn new skills, find family fun , build a robot or a rocket . Get started in electronics and use new platforms like Raspberry Pi and Arduino to power your inventions. Get inspired and start making something today. Welcome to the new Make: Projects!
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.
Happy New Year! 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?
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.
Two things I love for breakfast are a cafe au lait and scrambled eggs. Two things I hate are cleaning the pan I use for warming the milk and the one I use for cooking the eggs. Milk and egg residue seem to be resistant to hot water, to vigorous scrubbing, even to prolonged soaking.