The garlic scapes are curling, giving us an early teaser taste of garlic before the garlic bulbs are ready. Visiting my cousin at the top of Wisconsin, a farmer’s market vender had made an amazing garlic scape pesto by just blending the garlic scapes with a little olive oil, cheese and nuts. Creating . . . → Read More: Garlic Scapes – Jill Kuhel
If you have any open dirt odds are good you have lambs quarter. This is one I was slow to buy into, but I am a convert! I have added it to my breakfast egg bake and mixed it with pork in wontons. Pick the young leaves and use it anyway you would . . . → Read More: Lambs Quarters, by Jill Kuhel
What to do with the lovely pink onion chive flowers? Eat them now before they self seed all over your garden. Pop them from the base, see photos below. Add them to cream cheese for a purple flecked oniony dip or add to the sour cream for your baked potato or add them to . . . → Read More: Pink Onion Chive Flowers, by Jill Kuhel
By a great piece of luck a lovely women related to my distant cousin by marriage moved in two doors down from my dad in the nursing home. We have the best talks. I wish I had met her before she was turning 90 in what she calls the waiting room to heaven. I . . . → Read More: Partly Sage, Strawberries and Time, by Jill Kuhel
Jill’s indoor gardening tip #1 – To protect your large plants from becoming a kitty liter box, take a cheap plastic saucer and cut a slit to the middle then a circle in the middle for the plant.
Jill’s indoor gardening tip #2 – Fruit fly death trap. Sweet white wine drinkers tend to . . . → Read More: Indoor Gardening Tips, by Jill Kuhel
Should you brine your turkey if it’s been injected with a solution? No. Most turkeys in the grocery stores are injected now. This is something cooking shows rarely mention when they talk about brining. The only place I’ve seen it mentioned is the Amazing Ribs website: “Meat that is labeled ‘enhanced’ or ‘flavor enhanced’ . . . → Read More: Don’t Brine Your Turkey If It Has Been Injected, by Randy Rendfeld
“As a novelist, I don’t judge the marriage traditions of another society. My responsibility is to accurately depict my characters’ reality and their reactions to it. But examining customs in another time teaches us that the definition of marriage–who is eligible, who gets to decide, why one gets married–has indeed changed.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: Kim . . . → Read More: Traditional Marriage: Eighth Century Frankish Style
By RANDY RENDFELD
I love spicy hot food, but I’m not a masochist. Peppers should add flavor and not just heat. But that’s apparently not the culinary criteria for 510 reviewers of Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce on Amazon.com. These reviewers like the near-death experiences this nuclear hell sauce delivers. As I . . . → Read More: Dave’s hell sauce delivers psychedelic trips, gastric turbulence
Microfiction by Knute Rimkus
They lived in a white microhouse. It was a shoebox, for baby shoes, in the Varane neighborhood. Their neighbors lived in shoeboxes too. This misery did not love company.
They ate dinner quickly. She thought the steak was too red and only ate half. She drank water. Murdoch drank a . . . → Read More: The Short, Happy Life of Francis McFly
Biltmore Front View
If you like HGTV or just can’t get enough of seeing how other people live, the Biltmore Estate is an essential place to include in your lifetime travels. Completed in 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt II near Asheville NC, it has 250 rooms and 178,926 square feet of floor space. It . . . → Read More: The Biggest House in America, by Chuck Strom
Low on honeymoon budget? Check out these inexpensive honeymoon ideas and get that much-awaited romantic week off with your spouse.
After spending a fortune for your wedding, it’s hard to imagine that you need to spend again for your honeymoon. But after the long and tireless wedding preparation, you and your spouse need to . . . → Read More: 6 Inexpensive Honeymoon Ideas You Must Consider
As time goes by, most Mac users will begin to notice that their machine is gradually slowing down and struggling to perform tasks it could once manage with ease. Whilst this effect is more pronounced on Macs than it is on Windows computers, it is generally easier to fix as well. Have a look . . . → Read More: 10 Ways To Make Your Mac Run Faster Right Now
Tofu as a healthful meat substitute helps nourish the body in many ways. However, there are people who are averse to eating tofu as a replacement for meat due to the peculiar bland taste that tofu has. Nevertheless, there are great tofu recipes that don’t taste like tofu, as you will see below.
The . . . → Read More: Great Tofu Recipes That Don’t Taste Like Tofu
Your credit score is an important factor that will determine your credit worthiness. Thus, it is important that you should be aware of your credit score. Anyone who wishes to keep track of their credit score can do it the old fashioned way—through the 3-company reporting system. But there are newer methods introduced every . . . → Read More: The Untold Truth About Credit Karma
Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Do you want your vision and creations to grace runway shows?
Before any fashion item gets to the glossy pages of magazines, they are first translated from the minds of the designers to their drawing boards.
Your designs are born on paper and if you want . . . → Read More: Fashion Design Software: 10 Free Programs For Your Digital Fashion Business
When it comes to gifts, it’s true that it’s the thought that counts. But for two people who are starting a new life and building a new home, you may want to give something that they can use and appreciate. Although gift giving is not mandatory, but if you are giving a gift to . . . → Read More: Top 10 Stupid Wedding Gifts
Phlebotomy is a specialized discipline which involves the skill of drawing blood from patients for laboratory testing. Phlebotomists are trained health technicians who have sufficient skills to ensure that the blood samples from patients are taken and handled in the safest manner. Several colleges and universities these days offer special courses on Phlebotomy. If . . . → Read More: Your Ultimate Guide on How to Become a Phlebotomist
When you move to a city with your children, you are leaving all of their old haunts behind. Kids quickly develop a list of favorite things to do in and around town, and moving away from these activities can be stressful for your little ones. Finding things to do in your new city . . . → Read More: 10 Kid- Eco Friendly Activities In and Near Oakland
Over 14 percent of Americans move each year. Whether they are relocating across the country or moving down the road, they all have two things in common: packing and unpacking. Most people know that there is an art to packing that makes life easier. What many people don’t know is that unpacking can . . . → Read More: New House? Don’t Unpack a Single Box Before You Read This