When To Plant App When to Plant App The When to Plant app is available now for $1.99! Knowing the best times to start seeds, direct sow and transplant garden crops is key to growing a successful garden. Our When to Plant app — recommended in Wired magazine's App Guide as a Top Pick for gardening apps — gives you the best planting times for vegetables, herbs, fruit, cover crops and common companion planting flowers. By using your ZIP code and a database of almost 5,000 weather stations across North America, the When to Plant app locates average frost dates for your garden from the nearest station, and calculates the best range of planting dates for each crop. This app is a helpful tool for spring, summer and fall planting. The When to Plant app is available in the Apple App Store for $1.99 and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Here is a glimpse of the When to Plant app, plus more about what it can do: The app provides easy access to National Weather Service long-range forecast maps (U.S. only).
How I Learned To Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute I couldn’t wait to put the trick to the test, and to my complete disbelief, I woke up the next morning unable to even remember getting to the eighth second of the exhale because it knocked me out that fast. For the next four nights leading up to the big day, even as my stress increased, I was able to fall asleep the minute I tried the 4-7-8 trick. I also used it to relax in the moments leading up to the speech. When you feel stressed or anxious, adrenaline courses through your veins, your heart beats at a rapid rate, and your breathing becomes quick and shallow. So before I get into the specifics behind how the 4-7-8 breathing trick works, I wanted to explain in my own words what it feels like when you try it. To me, the effect of the breathing technique feels almost like a sedative drug, because in order to hold your breath for seven seconds and then to exhale for eight—when your breath is so shallow and short—your body is forced to slow your heart rate.
untitled untitled 10 Unique Day Trips In Iowa Has a bite from the travel-bug left you itching to explore, but you don’t have the time or money to take a real vacation? No worries, that’s what day trips are for! Gather up your traveling companions and hit the highway for these 10 unique day trips in Iowa. 1. Cheer on the underdog at a camel race I bet you never thought you would see a camel race in Iowa, huh? 2. The historic Dubuque Star Brewery, now the Stone Cliff Winery, is a great place to spend a day. 3. The town of Pella is well-known for its Dutch heritage. 4. To get a taste of fame in Iowa, check out the birthplace of John Wayne in Winterset. 5. This subterranean paradise is a must-see. 6. Spend the perfect day at a ball game, eating popcorn and cheering on the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park in Des Moines. 7. The historic Motor Mill, located in Clayton County, is an old 1860's flour mill known for it's amazing architecture. 8. 9. 10. Take a cruise without going all the way to some port in Texas or Florida.
Italian Hero Sandwich This is the sandwich to make when you want an attention grabber! At a good Italian delicatessen, you will be able to find the peppers and sliced meats as well as a crusty loaf that will hold all the fixings. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Servings: 8 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. dry mustard Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 loaf Italian bread with sesame seeds, about 24 inches long, cut in half lengthwise 1/2 cup seeded and chopped pepperoncini 1/2 cup seeded and chopped cherry peppers 2 cups finely shredded iceberg lettuce 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced 5 oz. thinly sliced salami 5 oz. thinly sliced cappicola 5 oz. thinly sliced salami cotto 5 oz. thinly sliced mortadella 5 oz. thinly sliced provolone cheese In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper. On a work surface, lay out 3 long pieces of plastic wrap, placing them side by side and slightly overlapping.
Butternut Squash Tamales Recipe Directions For dough: Put butternut squash in a medium pot with broth, scallion, adobo sauce, garlic, salt, and cumin. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the squash with a slotted spoon, and reserve the broth. For filling: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. To assemble: Cut 2 husks into 24-inch lengths about 1/2-inch wide. Set up a 10-inch steamer basket. Cook's Note: These can also be made into smaller finger sized tamales, and then steamed for 45 minutes as well. Copyright 2008 Television Food Network, G.P. Halloween 2008 Web From the Food Network Kitchens
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mushroom and farro soup – smitten kitchen Barely two weeks ago, I used the following phrases to describe soup: “vegetables boiled to death,” “assaulted with too much cream,” “whatever healthy things in there cannot be tasted,” and even “what must have been a practical joke” about an especially awful one I’d ordered recently. I admitted that I found soup boring, and my relationship to it has been on especially unstable terms this year after repeated disappointments. We then proceeded to eat soup for dinner for the next 14 days. After the potato soup, we moved onto a tomato-y cabbage soup that we enjoyed, but I can assure you that the recipe isn’t ready for prime time and black bean pumpkin soup, one of our all-time favorites from the archives. It starts with soaking dried porcini, which, understandably, is the start of something wonderful as they pack so much flavor in what looks in the store like wood chips. Mushroom Farro Soup Adapted from Marian Burros’ mama, via The New York Times Makes about 7 cups
cauliflower and caramelized onion tart – smitten kitchen I realize that — short of admitting that I dislike most flourless chocolate cakes and hamburgers generally don’t do it for me — this is going to be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever said but here it goes anyway: sometimes I forget to taste all of this delicious food. I get busy, you see. Sometimes it’s because I’m bringing it to a party and it gets decimated upon arrival, before I even get a bite or a photo. In this case, it was particularly ridiculous because from the time I put this tart in the oven, our apartment was flooded with the unholy, resistance-melting aroma of melted, bubbling cheese. And then, alone in the kitchen with a sleeping baby in the next room, I finally had a bite and let out a resounding “Holy Shitzu!” One year ago: Red Kidney Bean CurryTwo years ago: Pear and Almond TartThree years ago: For Beaming, Bewitching Breads [Bread Making Tips] Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart Adapted from Bon Appetit, March 2007 This tart is lush, luxe and lovely.
feta tapenade tarte soleil – smitten kitchen Fully preoccupied with coming up with fun new shapes for my favorite cookie a few weeks ago, I went deep into a YouTube cooking show rabbit hole and emerged somewhere in France, where a twisted pastry that goes by the name tarte soleil stopped me in my tracks, and zipped itself right to the top of the Must! Cook! Now! list. It looks like it would take tweezer-level pastry cheffing to pull off, or at least some advanced mathematics. Which is the other reason this, to me, is the fitting-est thing to make this week as it’s both great party food (you get to grab those radiant beams by the crunchy ends and sweep them through a bowl of whipped lemony feta before chomping down, yess) and an upbeat celebration of the sun itself, which as of last week’s solstice, we’re finally going to see more of again as we tilt towards the light. Feta Tapenade Tarte Soleil Inspired by a whole bunch of YouTube videos; the feta dip is from Ina Garten Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove glass.