How To Battle Pests And Insects Naturally With Hot Pepper and Garlic Spray (Recipes Included) It’s the question we get more than any other this time of year : “What can I use in the garden to naturally control insects like beetles, aphids, and more?” If you’re like us, the last thing you want to do is to start spraying all types of chemicals and concoctions onto the very food you are trying to grow in order to eat healthier. The good news is you don’t have to. In many cases – with proper crop rotation and watering techniques – you can keep pest problems to a minimum without ever spraying a single drop of anything on them other than water. (See Our 4 Part Series On Garden Set-up And Maintenance) But as we all know too well – sometimes that just isn’t enough…and when your plants begin to show significant damage from marauding pests – there are ways to control them safely with natural ingredient remedies. Don’t Jump The Gun – Before You Do Anything – Make Sure You Actually Need To Spray… Remember that there are just as many good insects (if not more) than bad at work in your garden.
How To Get The High (Very French-Feeling) Bun Lately, it seems, we’ve been inundated with red carpet high buns—Charlize Theron loves ‘em, Rachel Bilson went high and tight recently, and SJP has sported the high bun for years. Mostly I shy away from the style because I think they look a bit too ballerina and also just too sweet on me—until now. I happened upon this high bun, above, and instantly fell in love. Maybe it’s the French feeling of the style or the casual, just-swept-up look, but how cool would it be paired with, well, anything in your closet? Adore. Plus, I love that there are how-to photo instructions—because nothing says “this is how you do it!” One bit of advice, though: You need really long hair.
organic gardening How to Cook Tofu Like the Pros: Dry-fry and Marinate Method If you are a vegetarian, you know it well--tofu disaster, slimy tofu dishes where the tofu has disintegrated into a flavorless mush. How do restaurants do it? My special method uses dry-frying and marinating, resulting in firm, flavorful tofu that leaves even meat-eaters impressed. If you are a vegetarian or vegan who would love to make your own delicious tofu dishes at home, this recipe is perfect for you. Pass this web page along to your friends and family as well, and, when you visit for dinner, you will no longer have to subsist on side dishes or choke down their well meant but disastrous attempts at tofu. Dry-Fried and Marinated Tofu for Stir-Fries and Other Dishes Needed: One 16 ounce brick of extra-firm tofu for every four people.Cutting board and knifeCloth Napkin or dish towelTeflon pan OR a very well-seasoned cast-iron pan *SpatulaPrepared marinade in a bowl (see recipes at end for suggestions) Preparation: (First, prepare your marinade. Tofu comes packed in water. Dry-frying:
10 Natural Remedies For The Most Common Complaints Herbs have been used for centuries by many cultures to help alleviate common complaints, but nowadays we are much quicker to rush to the medicine cabinet than our herb gardens. It’s time to go back to basics and see how much nature can heal you, naturally! You can learn about all of these remedies in video form below! Rosemary Coughing? Mint Upset Stomach? Oregano Menstrual Cramps? Curry Powder Achy joints? Dill Upset G.I. Parsley Bloated? Cayenne Congested? Basil Feeling Down? Cilantro/Corriander Feeling Tired? Ginger Having Nausea? There you have it, nature’s medicine cabinet. Stay healthy! SOURCES: (1) (2) Free 10 Day Screening: Oct 20th - 30th! The Sacred Science follows eight people from around the world, with varying physical and psychological illnesses, as they embark on a one-month healing journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle. Check out the film for FREE!
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Mike's Amazing Cakes Grow a Year-Round Salad Garden Curbly-Original As you may have gathered from my weekly "Foodie Friday" posts I enjoy cooking, but equally I enjoying growing my own food, which I write about on my site, curate this space. Aside from the health and nutritional benefits of doing so, there is also something quite primal about knowing where and how your food is grown. Today I'm going to teach you how to grow your own easy to grow salad garden which will grow all year round in frost free areas. If you are new to gardening and growing your own here are a couple basic concepts you you need to grasp that will stand you in good stead for growing healthy plants. SOIL: A balanced potting mix is 1 part sand, 1 part compost and 1 part peat. SUN: Most vegetables and herbs need a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, fruiting plants closer on 9 hours. WATER: Sadly water isn't an impirical measurement, but a yardstick I like to work with is to insert your index finger up to the second digit and gauge it. Room : Kitchen, outdoor
In my bar - Select (The Webtender) Select the ingredients you have in your bar from this rather large list of ingredients. This list is created from all ingredients used in more than one or two drinks. When you finish your selection, go to the bottom of the page and click the "Generate List of Drinks" button. The Webtender will then generate a list of all drinks possible to make from your selection of ingredients. If you click "Pick Random", one of the drinks you can make will be selected for you. You can also set how accurate the match should be. Use the "Save Selection" and "Clear Selection" to save the current selection or clear a saved selection. Important: Hold down the CTRL key (Windows) or Apple key (Mac) to select more than one ingredient from the list. Home · Search · Forums · Bookstore · Barstore · Web Index · Feedback · Survey