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KENT'S KILLER FRESH APPLE CAKE Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I found this delicious recipe in P. Allen Smith's debut cookbook. Smith says his …

I just read a great book on accomplishing more by doing less — here are my 5 best takeaways

How do some people achieve extraordinary levels of success when pursuing their passions while others chase their dreams but never reach any finish lines?<p>The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller, is that they have one thing — a visionary goal for their lives — that …

Self-improvement

Every Healthy Tip You've Ever Needed For a Great Breakfast

Breakfast can be confusing — especially if you grew up eating Cookie Crisp and SunnyD (whoa, nostalgia). What constitutes a healthy, complete breakfast? How can you make your breakfast faster but still nutritious? Should you eat carbs? What about fat? How do you eat healthy on the go? Fortunately, …

Breakfast

Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden lights up the indoor garden

The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden uses plant cartridges to grow fresh herbs. The addition of an LED makes the gadget suitable for use regardless of available light.<p>There is no denying that fresh herbs and spices make a difference while cooking. There is, however, always the lingering possibility …

Gardening

How to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your garden | NOLA.com

Pollinator Week is going on now, so it's a perfect time to write about the important work of bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and others. You …

Gardening

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Self-watering planters contain water reservoirs. The containers have wicks that draw water up to the soil, which keeps the soil continuously moist. For that reason, the best plants for self-watering containers are those that thrive in moist soil, such as tropical plants and certain vegetables. …

Plants

Alkaline diet: the secret to good health, or just another food plan taking the pH?

At last, we have a diet with the royal seal of approval. The Duchess of York is on a "very strong, clean alkaline diet," and says she is using green juices to kick-start her day. "I put turmeric in it with ginger, pineapple and a lot of asparagus because it’s a natural diuretic. I really find that …

Light and Crispy Zucchini Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

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Curries

35 Classic Recipes for Your Next Backyard BBQ

Summer BBQs are my favorite way to entertain throughout the season. Adults can mingle, drink in hand, while the kids can run around burning off …

Cooking

Your All-in-One Guide to the Best Vegan Sources of Protein

With the rise in popularity of ingredients like tempeh and chia seeds, getting your fill of protein on a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, options are pretty limitless and flexible these days, and it’s important to know your options, what each of them offers, and how you can …

Nutrition

You Don't Need a Fancy Oven for This Bread. You Need Beer.

<i>We're pairing up with Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado's third-oldest craft brewery, to bring Vanilla Porter into your meals (and, if there are leftover bottles, your fridge). Stay tuned for different ways to use this versatile ingredient all summer long.</i><p>For a long time, I sort of avoided baking …

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

Time Management

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

How to Grow Strawberries in Window Boxes | Home Guides | SF Gate

Window boxes brighten the facade of any residence, from a Victorian home to a suburban ranch house. As a bonus, window boxes add to curb appeal. Strawberry's trailing habit softens the edges of the window box, while the bright white flowers with yellow centers cheer up visitors and remind them of …

Container Gardening: Sarah Raven’s 7 Tips for Perfect Flower Pots

Perfecting the art of container gardening is no mean feat but Sarah Raven, the Sussex-based author, grower, cook, and lifestyle guru, has built a …

Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings<p>Ingredients<p>1 beef top sirloin steak (1-1/4 inches thick and 1-1/2 pounds)<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 3 …

Tomatoes

The 9 Best Dermatologist-Approved Sunscreens for Summer

Summer is finally here, and while the season is synonymous with rosé-filled weekends spent poolside for some, or riding waves for others, it also recalls the often-dreaded task of applying and reapplying layers of thick sunscreen for all. With the weekend in reach and plenty of new foolproof …

These 3 Tax Breaks Are Great If You Make Less Than $90,000

Take full advantage of these money-saving tax provisions.<p>No one likes to pay any more in taxes than they have to, and for those who don't have …

Retirement

Ask the Expert: 9 Tips to Grow Edible Microgreens

Sprouting on a countertop, microgreens are a sign of life when you’re desperate for something green. Elegant as garnishes, full of delicate flavors …

A productivity expert says the 'do it now' rule will make you more organized immediately

It makes sense — when you get into work in the morning, you don't want to spend an hour trying to figure out what to do first.<p>And yet, sometimes, all that planning and scheduling can work to your detriment. Which is why they're best used in conjunction with the "do it now" rule.<p>The rule is the …

Productivity

Yotam Ottolenghi’s potato recipes

In the nursery rhyme One Potato, Two Potatoes, Three Potatoes, Four, the number of potatoes keeps going steadily up – which makes sense to me, because they are utterly delicious. But in the real world, sales of potatoes have been going steadily down; we get through 20% fewer spuds now than 10 years …

Whitefish

Tickproof Your Yard Without Spraying

This year is expected to be one of the worst on record for ticks, and not just in the Northeast. At least one variety of disease-transmitting tick …

Disease

10 Crucial Health Tweaks to Make by Your 50s

For most people, your 50th birthday is the signal that it's time for a first colonoscopy screening—and you should know the best time to schedule your …

The 7 Best Oils For Your Face And Body

We go to the pharmacy, take a walk down the beauty aisle, and notice plenty of skin, hair, and nail products derived from oil. Using oil is often …

Techniques of the Trade: Straw bale gardens let you grow anywhere — without soil

Gardening in straw bales is a flexible, waterwise way to plant a garden. Photo courtesy of strawbalegardens.comIs there any gardener who hasn’t …

Gardening

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

Fruits, Veggies and Herbs You Can Grow in Baskets

No yard? No problem.<p>All homes aren't all blessed with big plots of moist soil. It's just a hard truth of life. That's why growing fruits and vegetables from baskets you can hang on your balcony, deck or just the one random tree in your yard is a genius compromise.

Gardening

35 Recipes for Mexican Foods That Aren't Tacos

Mexican food is so much more than tacos.<p>Mexican food might be the most crave-inducing cuisine out there. There's cheese, spice, crunch, rich sauces, delicate herbs, fresh vegetables. Oh, and avocado. So much avocado. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect occasion to expand out of your taco truck state of …

Cooking

Here's a list of what you need to know about health care

<b>(CNN) —</b> This is a huge week for the future of health care. Period.<p>The President is telling reporters and the American people one thing, while leaders in Congress are saying another.<p>Here's what you need to know:<p>Let's all do ourselves a favor and <b>ignore the White House predictions</b> (or outright …

Health Care