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7 Splendid Climbing Vines for your home and garden

These Climbers bring beauty into your home, fill the empty walls in the house are used as a welcoming entrance. Its height can be up to 20 feet, most …

Behold: Our All-Time Most Popular Ice Cream Recipes

You don't <i>ever</i> need an excuse to eat ice cream, but now that summer's on the way... ice cream is just a given. Here are our favorite recipes to get you started, from classics like vanilla and chocolate chip cookie dough to seasonal gems like sweet corn and strawberry fennel. Try these flavors as …

6 Quick Ways to Decorate a Cake Without Frosting

Frosting is often the first thing we turn to when it comes to decorating a cake (it is totally delicious, after all), but this sweet topping just …

Dessert

Tiny Pizza Tarts (Plus the $15 Wine to Drink with Them)

If it were up to my fiancé, the only appetizer that would be served in our apartment would be Bagel Bites. That's not what these are, but I'll tell …

Spices

How Frozen Puff Pastry Will Save Your "Appy" Hour

There are a few things that my freezer is never without: A pint (or two) or ice cream, a rotating variety of pesto that I've made, and a box (or …

Baking

GRANA [Grey-nuh]

Living in Northern California for 25 years I was not aware of harsh climate of beautiful Lake County until recently. It is an amazing place with stunning landscapes, very hot summers and quite cold winters. Not many regular California plants could survive and prosper there. There is only a couple …

Northern California

The Colors Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2017

Next year, interior designers will be drawing inspiration from your personality.<p>We're more than halfway through 2016, which means one thing: It's already time to discuss which home decor trends will define next year.<p>On the color front, sophisticated hues are poised to take center stage, according …

Home Decorating

New probiotic seeds grow crops that require less water to survive

The startup that makes them just closed a $100 million funding round<p>Today, agtech startup Indigo launched a probiotic-covered seed called Indigo Cotton, which promises to reduce how much water a cotton plant needs by harnessing the power of microbes. Indigo also closed a $100 million Series C …

Farming

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Cooking

Bloom

Project info<p>On this spaceship we call Earth, plants are your friends and allies.<p>I see destruction and greed in myself and everywhere, but somehow I do not want to take pictures of dumpsters and waste, but instead show images of some of the other life forms that make our lives possible. This as a …

Nature

Landscape Architect Visit: A Refined Kitchen Garden by Richard Miers

I’m fond of kitchen gardens because they delight both sides of my brain. Wild and unruly and just a little bit scraggly, they also tend to be places …

Plants & Seeds

Plants & Seeds<p>Mammoth Viva La Violet (Pansy) - 1735K<p>$3.25USD from Stokes Seeds<p>Plants & Seeds<p>Mammoth Queen Yellow Bee (Pansy) - 1735G<p>$3.25USD from …

What Your Bedspread Says About You

12 Color Meanings — And How To Use Them In Your Home

Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, these are the colors for you.<p>Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, this guide will help you pick the color that suits you best.

16 Sweet and Savory Tart Recipes, Because Everything Tastes Better With a Butter Crust

Because everything tastes better when it's in a butter crust.<p><b>Nothing says "dinner table centerpiece"</b> quite like a tart. These savory and sweet versions—from a savory spinach dinner tart to a show-stopping chocolate-caramel number—are all elegant, beautiful, and easy to pull off with a little …

Baking

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

How to Make Ice Cream Without a Machine (Hooray!)

Nope, you don't need fancy equipment to chill out. Here's how to make ice cream without a machine.<p>Nothing beats a bowl of sweet, smooth ice cream—well, except maybe a cone of it. When we can't make it to one of our favorite ice cream parlors, we're big fans of homemade ice cream. While you will …

Baking

Quick tomato soup

The chilli sauce is optional, but often popular with even small children.<p>SERVES<p>Makes four little cupfuls or two bowlfuls<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 tbsp butter<br>• 1 clove garlic<br>• 400g tin of tomatoes<br>• 1 tbsp tomato purée<br>• A shake of sweet chilli sauce (optional)<br>• Nutmeg (optional)<p>METHOD<p>Melt the butter in a small pan and …

Designer Visit with Darcy Daniels: Simple Landscaping Ideas for a Side Yard

Side gardens are notoriously difficult to landscape. They can be narrow alleys or shady, and may have variable light conditions or poor soil or ugly …