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How To Make Peanut Butter Protein Balls With Only 5 Ingredients

With this fast recipe, you'll never have to miss out on the most important meal of the day.<p>January 07, 2018<p>You are running late for class, and have …

Dessert

Soy grilled quail eggs with sesame salt

Method<p>Scatter the sesame seeds inside a nonstick pan and place it on medium heat. Jiggle them around for four minutes or so, until toasted evenly, …

5 Instant Pot Accessories You Need Now

Instant Pot accessories are a no-brainer gift for anyone who owns one of these Internet-breaking pressure cooker/slow cooker hybrids that steams, …

Instant Pot

23 and Me: My Favorite Edible Plants to Grow in Shade

In my first New York garden I grew rooftop crops in all-day sun: eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes—sunrise-to-sunset stuff. Two moves later, losing sun …

Gardening

Pickled mustard seeds

Also known as ‘mustard caviar’ due to the similar popping texture, this pickled mustard seed recipe is perfect for cutting through anything rich or …

Recipes

The 12 Slow Cooker Classics Every Cook Should Know

My younger brother just bought a slow cooker and texted me late one night asking for advice on classic slow cooker recipes he should know. Of course …

Cooking

Companion planting: A visual guide to the best plant combos

This is a great natural way to get the most from your vegetables and plants<p>Gardening is a great way to spend your spare time, especially in the …

Gardening

Should I Really get Chickens? Upcoming post on LibertySpringsFarm.com

Should I Really Get Chickens?<p>We will answer this question with the 10 things you need to consider before adding chickens to you farmstead.<p>~Liberty …

10 Edible Plants That Grow in Abundance Without Any Help

Gardens are a great thing to get into, but for many folks, they find themselves a bit overwhelmed with the amount of work required to grow real …

Gardening

How sweet it is to grow your own stevia

Stevia is a natural, calorie-free sweetener that's a great substitute for sugar and artificial sweeteners in coffee, tea and other beverages and …

Gardening

How to Tell a Male Grapevine From a Female Grapevine | Home Guides | SF Gate

Grapevines reproduce sexually and the flowers on any given vine will be either male or female. Although growers propagate grapevines primarily from cuttings, it is possible to create a hybrid vine by pollinating female flowers with pollen from male flowers on a different plant. Cultivated …

Flowers

8 Plants That Repel Bugs and Mosquitoes

Grow these in your garden or plant them in a pot to keep the bugs away.<p><i>Originally appeared on Real Simple</i>

Country Lifestyle

This is what spending one hour in the garden does to your body

From a healthier heart to stronger muscles, we're reaping all the benefits<p>With the sunshine becoming a more regular feature in our lives and lots of …

Wellness

Kitchen multi-taskers: leaf crops that are both veg and herb

Unusual flavourful greens that are easy to grow<p>I love leaf crops. Whether it’s lettuce, rocket or chard, their fast growth and ease of cultivation makes them some of the best options for newbie growers. But if it’s something more exciting you’re after, here are a few suggestions for unusual, …

Gardening

Common Herbs and their Health Benefits for You and your Chickens

Chickens health herbs<p>February 6, 2014<p>Culinary herbs are easy to grow and have amazing health benefits for both you and your chickens. I grow a wide …

The Ultimate Companion Planting Guide + Chart

ShortcutsWhy Companion Planting? <br>Benefits of Companion Planting <br>Case Study: Three Sisters Garden <br>Companion Planting ChartsCompanion Planting Plant …

Gardening

How to Grow a Chinese Soapberry Tree | Home Guides | SF Gate

The hardy, disease-resistant trees and shrubs of the Sapindus genus, including Sapindus mukorossi, go by the common name “soapberry” or “soapnut.,” as their fruits often lend themselves to the production of soaps and detergents – you can even harvest these fruits at home to use as an eco-friendly …

Gardening

Coconut-Peppermint Homemade Mouthwash Recipe

This mouthwash recipe is a delightful accompaniment to your natural oral care regimen. It gives you that fresh and clean feel without the burning …

Alternative Medicine

Top Five Most Profitable Nut Trees to Grow

Kousa Dogwood

Kousa Dogwood fruit<p><i></i><p><i>Cornus kousa</i>: A Dog-gone-good Dogwood<p>The Kousa Dogwood is one of those plants that makes you ask: What is it?<p>Kousa dropping fruit …

7 Simple Recipes For Preserving Edible Flowers

Edible flowers add delight and distinctly delicious flavors to food and drinks. Fluttered as a garnish or tossed in salads they are fresh and fun, …