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Fig, Coconut & Blackberry Ice Cream Are we the only ones fantasizing about crazy ice cream combinations with only natural ingredients? We know that there is a whole world of healthier ice cream recipes out there just waiting to be revealed, and with our brand new ice cream maker (thank you uncle Sven, we love it!) we are going to start exploring it. This was actually our first try with the machine and we stumbled upon an interesting combo right away. Cooking Techniques for Beginner and Intermediate Cooks 8 Tips For Better Bread Making How to Bake Great Bread at Home Many people are extremely intimidated by bread making. I’ve heard folks say everything from “I’m afraid of yeast,” to “I can’t make bread.” And that last is usually before they even try their hand at it.

2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales? On large scales?

Vinegar Tips - Cleaning with Vinegar White distilled vinegar is a popular household cleanser, effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. You’ll also be glad to know that it is environmentally friendly and very economical.

Cat-crazy crib : Tails Of The City Recently, in my late-night perusals of the “Interwebs,” I stumbled upon the cat’s meow of all homes: The Cats’ House, designed by Japanese architecture firm Fauna + Design, was built for the enthusiastic owners of 16 cats. It is truly a feline family’s fantasy, showcasing every climbing, playing and perching structure imaginable, beautifully and artistically integrated into a super modern interior. The layout is open and airy and each room is awash in natural light. Notice the amazing attention to detail, including rounded corners on the climbing shelves:

Indian Style Baked Tofu Recipe Next to cauliflower and broccoli, tofu is my husband’s favorite. Actually he would eat anything vegetarian if it’s healthy. For me the criteria is, it has to taste good. Guide to Common Edible Wild Plants : Discovery Channel It’s often said that the last thing you need to worry about when in a survival situation is what you’re going to eat. The human body is highly resilient, and can go without food for longer than you think. Shelter and water, on the other hand, are pretty much non-negotiable in order to survive. However, it is possible to familiarize yourself with edible wild plants before you get into a survival situation, in which case you’ll have a good idea of which wild plants you can eat if necessary. In addition, once you learn to identify some of these common edible wild plants, you might be able to add them to your diet while you’re still in the city.

Shabby chic Christmas stars Since we've been preparing for the Christmas bazaars we haven't really had time to decorate our home and get into the Christmas spirit. So I did a simple and easy little craft, here is the shabby chic Christmas stars tutorial. What you need: linen fabric (I'm not sure if mine is actually linen but as long as it frays at the edges it's ok) iron on transfer sheet with printed music sheets - I got mine at The Graphics Fairy cotton thread star pattern Print your music sheet on the iron on paper but make sure you reverse the image, so that you'll avoid having it printed backwards. A simple horizontal flip on photoshop or any editing program will do. Trace the star pattern on the back of the iron on paper and cut out your stars.

WD-40 Can Do All That! Who Knew? - Trudge164 According to WD-40 folklore, a guy who had just bought a new pickup got up one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). Needless to say, he was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do. His neighbor came out and told him to get some WD-40 and clean it off. Juliana A versatile scarf with sleeves. Shown in size X-Small/Small Sizes Directions are for women’s size X-Small/Small. Changes for sizes Medium/Large and 1X/2X are in parentheses. Finished Measurements

15 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget 1. I wonder how I can keep the family in organic and gluten free food without spending quite as much? -Sadie H. Kristin: The key is that you really don't need to go organic on everything. The Environmental Working group publishes their dirty dozen and clean 15 list yearly. This list provides the foods that you'll want to buy organically as well as 15 you definitely should not. Healthy Superfoods - Recipes for 7 Healthy Superfoods - The Daily Green Dried licorice root may fight tooth decay, new research has found. But if you're not a fan, these foods can also help keep teeth, gums, and breath healthy, says Mark Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D., of NYU College of Dentistry: Yogurt. The lactic acid may ward off periodontal disease, but skip the sugary varieties.

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