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27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife skills, meat marinating times, and more. Advertisement 1. Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space If you’d love to do a little at-home gardening but don’t have much space to do your planting, a simple gutter garden might be the perfect option. Alaskan news site Juneau Empire features a smart, simple idea for planting a small vegetable garden with very little space: A windowbox garden built from gutters. In Alaska, this idea solves a few problems for the author: We live near the glacier, so the soil is cold and has very little organic matter, there are lots of big trees shading it, and we have all the slugs and root maggots anyone could want, with porcupines, cats, bears and ravens meandering to boot.There is only one side of our house that gets much sunshine, and, of course, that side of the house has the smallest yard.

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. Double Broccoli Quinoa Recipe This double broccoli quinoa bowl is a favorite of mine. I cook up lots of broccoli, then puree half of it into a pesto. The other half is cut into little florets. Tossed with some quinoa, sliced avocado, and a drizzle of feisty chile pepper oil, it makes a nice meal and I hope you like it as much as I do.

5 Non-Dairy Foods With Calcium [See 6 Easy Ways to Add Nutritious Soy to Your Diet.] Supplements If you're still having trouble meeting the recommended 1,000 to 1,300 mg. of calcium each day, you can always reach for a supplement that offers your day's worth. Food manufacturers are also making this goal easier by adding calcium to many of their products (including flour and breakfast cereals) in a way that maximizes absorption.

How to Use Spices: Three Spice Guides Cook Smarts have produced a great series of infographics about how to use spices with a real mix of areas covered across three different infographics. The first is a simple breakdown of countries cuisine’s by the basic spices that make up their dishes, followed by a guide to flavouring foods with different spices. The final guide is very useful especially if you’re new to using fresh spices in the kitchen and want a simple reference point for how to use spices with certain ingredients. Enjoy and this video is perfect if you've ever wondered how hot spices actually make us feel heat on the tongue. 15 Foods That Can Be Regrown From Scraps I love gardening. Well, not actually the work behind the gardening so much – it’s the harvesting that I really look forward to. There is nothing like fresh veggies from your own personal garden! I actually just planted a bunch of things in my vegetable garden, and may have gone a little plant happy at the feed & seed store.

How to: create a Planting Calendar I must say that while I’m finding this market garden experiment very exciting, it’s also rather daunting. What are we planting today? What are we planting next week? Where are we going? Who am i and where are my pants? Avocado Toast Two Ways It’s been a busy week for me. I’ve been catching up after all the sxsw madness!! I’ve been having the Great Cleanser Green Juice each morning and I feel so much better for it! It really is a miracle worker when it comes to getting back on track after an unhealthy weekend. The Ultimate Food Guide You’re Not Going To Use But You Feel Healthier Just By Reading It TL ; DR – Bookmark and forget it 1 : This is how one serving of fruit really looks like 2 : 7 five-minute dinners nutritionists eat 3 : Hey , is this paleo ?

How To Grow Squash Learning how to grow squash can open your garden up to an astonishing variety of cultivars, most of which are not very difficult to have success with. Squash falls into two categories: summer squash and winter squash. Summer squash includes all the varietals of squash that will grow best in hot weather and mature during the mid to late summer. Summer squash typically should be harvested when its skin is still relatively thin, which means you can harvest summer squash before it is fully mature. However it also means that summer squash will not keep as long in your pantry as winter varietals will.

Lunar Planting What if we told you that mowing your lawn on certain days would mean you could mow less often? Before you roll your eyes, think about it. The moon influences more than the ocean tides. Just ask any bar worker, clergyman or nurse. In fact, my friend Emma braces herself before going to work. Amy works at the hospital and when the moon is full, those nights in the emergency room are, as she calls it, "memorable." 7 DIY Vodka Infusions That'll Seriously Upgrade Your Homemade Cocktails (Photo Credit: Foodie with Family) Flavor-infused cocktails are always in order on a sweet summer night, and there's no better way to up your amateur bartending skills than with homemade vodka infusions. Not only are the DIY versions healthier than their liquor-store counterparts -- see ya never, artificial flavors! --they're also wildly simple to make.

10 Things You Should Know About Cucumbers Well, we know who has replaced Panacea, Greek goddess of universal remedy: the cucumber. They’re delicious, yes, but cucumbers are so much more than just taste. Here are ten things that the supernatural cucumber does. 1.

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