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Flower power: how to make the summer last forever

I know as a garden writer I am supposed to wax lyrical about the change of seasons, finding joy in the crisp air and falling leaves. But I have to confess, as someone who loves growing things, that to me the start of autumn only means one thing – the end of summer. The impending threat of frost …

Houseplants

10 No-Bread Sandwiches That'll Wow Your Taste Buds

Whether you're going low carb or no carb, you can still get your sandwich fix. We've gathered some top-rated, no-bread sandwich recipes. These …

Breakfast

The Magic of Cream of Tartar: What It Is and How to Substitute

Just exactly what is cream of tartar that makes it so magical? Technically, it’s an acid—specifically, tartaric acid. It’s a byproduct of wine …

Recipes

Third Crusade

The Third Crusade (1189-1192 CE) was launched to retake Jerusalem after its fall to the Muslim leader Saladin in 1187 CE. The Crusade was led by …

World History

High-Protein Lentil Pasta May Make You Quit Regular Noodles

<i>Welcome to our new food series called</i> <i>Eat It Up</i><i>, where we share the kitchen gadgets and foods that we can’t cook without.</i><p>High-protein pastas are all the rage as of late, because you get to indulge in a plateful of noodles while loading up on an essential macronutrient. Heck yes! Though the idea is …

Healthy Eating

The Ultimate Guide to Dividing Plants

Each of these videos provides helpful tips for dividing plants, based on plant type and root system.

How to Grow Lavender From Seeds in Pots

Lavender has a clean fresh scent that will enhance indoor and outdoor living areas.<p>Step 1<p>Fill a seed-propagation flat with seed-starting compost. …

How a humidifer can change your life

Do you ever find yourself waking up with dry skin, cracked lips, a sore throat or nosebleed? This is likely because the air in your home is too dry.<p>The humidity level in your home is dependent upon a number of variables, such as your geographic region, the current season, or whether the heating or …

Home Improvement

How to keep your indoor plants alive when it's hot outside

The last couple of months have been hot. Really hot. The UK has just come off the back of a two-month long heatwave and forecasts have predicted that …

Homemade Starter Solution for Plant Cuttings

Use willow water to promote root development.<p>Step 1<p>Harvest two cups of willow branches and remove all leaves. Willow wood of any species contains IBA.<p>…

Homemade

Everything You Need to Know About ZZ Plants

As I was headed into my local nursery the other day, an interior-plant deliveryman was unloading a van out front. Because I am perennially curious …

Houseplants

How to Keep Avocados From Going Bad (Seriously!)

The perfectly ripe avocado has a short lifespan—here’s how to prolong it.<p>It’s the rare trip to the grocery store when I’ll find an ideal avocado with …

My Secret Recipe of the Best Ever Home-made Ice-Cream!

My Secret Recipe for the Best Ever Homemade Ice-Cream!<p>You scream, I scream, We all scream for ice-cream<p>July 12, 2018<p>The one thing that stays the …

5 mistakes to avoid when buying a refrigerator

A refrigerator is a big, expensive purchase. Choose wisely and you'll sing your fridge's praises for a decade or more. Choose poorly and you'll be cursing it for just as long. Still, there's no need to stress out over this decision. Sure, shopping for a large appliance doesn't happen everyday. …

Fragrant Southern Flowers for Your Garden

Just one whiff of these blooms will make you swoon.<p>Our Southern gardens are oases of gorgeous blossoms and heady fragrances. When in bloom, plants’ …

You'll Never Make Lemonade Any Other Way After This Method

Sipping icy-cold sweet lemonade on a blazing-hot summer day is one of life's finest pleasures, which is why we think making lemonade from scratch …

Recipes

5 Ways to Keep Flies Away from Your Picnic — Patio Perfection

Eating outdoors is one of the best parts of summer — but once you get beyond the safety of your screened windows and doors, flies can be a real pain. …

How to Make the Korean Pomegranate Drink That's Helping Women Lose a Pound a Day

You know how much Americans love the refreshing tang of lemonade? That’s how folks in Asia feel about a sweet-and-sour drink made with pomegranate …

Grow to eat: some edible crops grow in 
shade - but be realistic

Owners of small gardens often ask me which vegetables and fruit grow in shade. Many want to tuck “messy veg” away in a dark corner, or think that flowers are difficult to grow in shade, which isn’t true.<p>My answer: “Compost the sun-loving flowers and swap the beds around,” never goes down well. …

Shocking amount of sugar in foods like POTATOES could be stretching your waistline and making you fat

There's a new enemy in Britain’s ongoing battle with the bulge.<p>The nation’s obesity crisis is partly being fuelled by the ­seemingly harmless …

7 Hacks For Keeping Plants Alive That Will Turn Your Apartment Into A Greenhouse In No Time

For those of us with mostly-green thumbs, indoor plants are a must for bringing a little life into our living spaces. Not only do house plants …

Plants

Here's How to Pick a Perfect Melon Every Time

There's no feeling quite as good as cracking open a perfect melon. There's also no feeling quite as bad as cracking open a bad melon. One is like …

Everything You Need to Know About Tomatoes

Everybody knows a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable, but do we know why? Horticulturally speaking, the answer is simple. True fruits develop from …

Gardening

Artist Creates 50 Self-Portraits in the Style of Popular Cartoon Characters

If you’ve ever struggled to find your own artistic style, sometimes the best thing to do is to imitate and learn from the artists who inspire you. 24-year-old Sam Skinner did just that when, in a bid to develop her own cartoon style for a webcomic project, she decided to take on the …

Social Media

Sugar Busters Diet Basics and Food List

The Sugar Busters diet focuses on eliminating refined carbohydrates and high glycemic index foods. It was popularized in the bestselling book, "Sugar …

Low Fat

Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests

This is very concerning. Chlorine-washed chicken, giving the impression of being safe, can cross contaminate the kitchen Professor William Keevil<p>The chlorine washing of food, the controversial “cleaning” technique used by many US poultry producers who want access to the British market post-Brexit, …

How to Keep Your White Clothes White

Doing laundry is so routine that it's only when it goes wrong that you give it much thought. White T-shirts gone gray and streaks of detergent …

Cleaning

What Foods Are Best to Eat on an Intermittent Fasting Diet?

<i>Before changing the way you eat and altering your diet in any significant way, please speak with a health professional to make sure it's the best</i> …

Breakfast

How to keep your kitchen *really* clean, according to restaurant pros

For professional chefs, the kitchen is the kingdom, which means it’s absolutely necessary to keep things spotless. After all, those shiny blue “A” …

Kitchens

These 7 foods are scientifically proven to put you in a bad mood

There's a reason our stomachs are sometimes called our second brains. Our gut produces about 90% of our serotonin, the chemical responsible for making us feel good. So in an effort to stay our calm, upbeat selves, we chatted with Rachel Kelly, mental health advocate and author of "The Happiness …