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9 plants that bug bugs — including mosquitoes

BOISE, Idaho — Summer is almost here, and you'll want to spend more time in your backyards and gardens.<p>Unfortunately, so will the bugs. And because of viruses such as Zika and West Nile, mosquitoes are a big concern.<p>You can plant herbs and flowers that repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and …

Plants

5 Gluten-Free Desserts to Bring to a BBQ This Summer

When my son and I were diagnosed with celiac disease in 2011, I ran out and bought several gluten-free baking cookbooks. After multiple failures, I became incredibly frustrated. Of the few recipes that actually worked, even fewer satisfied my cravings for the gluten-full desserts of my …

How to Make a Patriotic 4th of July Poke Cake

Can you believe the 4th of July is almost here? If you’re going to an epic Independence Day party, you’re gonna want to make sure you bring an epic all-American dessert with you. Our suggestion? Celebrate with our Raspberry Poke Cake! Read on for the recipe.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>— 2 boxes white cake mix<p>— 2 …

Go Beyond Nutella With 15 Decadent Desserts Filled With Hazelnuts

Start the month of June by going nuts … with hazelnuts, that is. June 1st is National Hazelnut Cake Day and an opportunity to celebrate one of our …

The 15-Minute Kickboxing Workout That’ll Zap Stress and Blast Fat

First rule: Lose the punching bag.<p>RELATED: Want Sexy Side Abs? This Workout Will Light Up Your Obliques<p>RELATED: The 20-Minute Workout That Whipped Olivia Munn Into <i>X-Men</i> Shape<p>RELATED: 10 Personal Facts About Kayla Itsines That Will Make You Love Her Even More

12 Pilates Exercises That Require Zero Fancy Equipment

No excuses.<p>While pricey megaformer Pilates classes might be all the rage right now, sometimes you just want to kick it old school with nothing but you and your mat. That’s why we asked Nina Marchione, program director of Sculpt (which infuses barre, yoga, and Pilates) at SOLACE in New York City, …

How To: Banish Baked Cakes—Icebox Cakes Are So Much Easier!

With the warm summer months right around the corner, just the thought of having to bake anything in your oven may have you perspiring profusely. But …

Dessert

10 Desserts You'll Daydream About

From Chocolate Cream Pie to Banana Pudding Parfaits, these treats are what sweet dreams are made of.<p><b>1. Chocolate Cream Pie</b><p>With a chocolate cookie crust, silky chocolate pudding center and whipped cream topping, this pie a chocolate lover's dream. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Classic Carrot Cake with Cream</b> …

10 Perennials To Plant This Spring For An Infinitely Beautiful Garden

Perennials, like roses and peonies, are the investment pieces of the plant kingdom, but that doesn’t mean they don’t require plenty of care. To …

Plants

Easy Annual Plants That Bloom All Summer Long - Quiet Corner

Whether your garden is an extensive country plot or a set of containers on a city balcony, annuals can add a burst of color wherever you need it.<p>The …

Chrysanthemums in Your Garden - Quiet Corner

How to Grow Chrysanthemums in Your Garden<p>In the fall garden, chrysanthemums are the showstoppers, blooming prolifically well after other garden …

Tulips - Growing Guide - Quiet Corner

The jewels of the spring bulb garden, tulips are available in a huge range of flower shapes, sizes, and colors.<p>About Tulips<p>From stately formal …

Round Up: 24 of the Best Low Maintenance Plants for Your Garden

For me and just about every gardener I know, low maintenance garden plants are first and foremost perennials. Plant them once and reap their benefits …

11 essential herbs for your edible garden

This summer enhance your recipes, eliminate extra trips to the grocery store and cultivate a connection with nature with a few sprigs or leaves from an herb plant you’ve grown yourself. Herbs tie all gardeners together, whether grown in a large landscape or in pots on a windowsill, on their own or …

How To Purify Your Home Without A Pricey Air Purification System

Is your house really "clean?"<p>Sure, you think your house is clean... but is it really?<p>In addition to dusting surfaces and washing your linens, you might want to pay attention to the air quality in your home. LEED-accredited interior designer Sarah Barnard said air quality is an important factor when …

Your New Favorite Microwave Hack—Or, Why You Don't Need a Dehydrator

You should be using your microwave to dry herbs.<p>Dehydrators are great…if you have a day or two to spare. But sometimes you need dried herbs right now. Welcome to microwave dehydrating.<p>We don’t use the microwave that much in the <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen, but, when we do, it's often to dry herbs. Here's how we …

Food

Dubai – UAE

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Sunshine Coast watering restrictions may threaten food security, says farmer

Local farmers on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast are worried the district's heightened, Stage 4 watering restrictions will threaten regional food security.<p>The …

Agriculture

10 Great Perennials To Grow For Cutting

Ten Of The Best Perennials For Cutting<p>There is increasing interest in hardy annuals and perennials as cut flowers. Take a look at any flower stall, …

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Fix.jpeg<p>There’s a reason why herb gardens are often called ‘kitchen’ gardens. Firstly, they can be grown right in your kitchen, indoors, any time of …

10 Flowers To Grow With Vegetables

Learn about 10 beautiful flower varieties that make great companion plants for all the veggies growing in your garden. …

10 Best Culinary Salad Leaves To Grow

<b>Ten Great Salad Crops To Grow</b><p>Most of us that grow some of our own vegetables grow salad leaves, whether we are gardening in containers or in the open …

Gardening

How Any Montrealer Can Save Money On Their Groceries

<i>Photo cred - Marché Adonis</i><p><b>If you're looking for ways to save money this year</b>, we may have a simple way for you to cut down on your food costs. Of …

Gardening

Gardening calendar: propagate rosemary and support plums

Sarah Raven shares her top garden tasks. This week: trimming hedges and cutting back fennel<p><b>1 Propagate rosemary</b><p>We grow several, but my favourite <b>rosemary</b> varieties are the cascading R. officinalis ’<b>Prostratus</b>’ and '<b>Miss Jessop’s Upright</b>’, with tall, straight stems, excellent for flower arranging. …