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How And Why We Should Be Eating More Vegetables For Breakfast

We’re here with a friendly reminder: the average person is supposed to eat two and a half to three cups of vegetables a day, according to My Plate.<p>For some people, that’s an easy feat. For others, hitting that goal can be little trickier. Here’s the easiest way to reach that vegetable …

Healthy Eating

How to win the war on weeds

Weeding can feel like painting the Forth Bridge – by the time you finish, it’s time to start again. Alys Fowler offers a few tricks to use<p>When I was a student, weeding the endless rectangular order beds at Kew Gardens that document the botanical families and their members was like painting the …

Gardening

Eye-Opening Illustrations Shine a Light on Hidden Signs of Mental Health Struggles

Destiny Blue uses her creative talents to support those—including herself—who might be struggling with their mental health. “I'm an artist who deals with her demons through drawing,” she explains, “and I've written openly online about my experiences with mental illness.” In powerful images, she …

Mental Health

7 Essential Morning Rituals of Happy People

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move forward sometimes. From having a full-time job, to working on your relationships with your loved ones, …

The Beginner’s Guide to Trendy Indoor Plants

<i>Gardening season has officially begun, and we are all about that jungalow life. Whether you’re looking to up your indoor plant game or are down to get your hands dirty with your first veggie garden, we’re here to help you take your #plantlady status to the next level. Happy digging, all!</i><p>With April …

Plants

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Grow your own herbs and spices

Of all homegrown crops, to me no others have a more stark “night and day” flavour difference than that of fresh herbs. This is because the aromatic compounds that give these plants their characteristic flavour are constantly evaporating off the surfaces of their leaves, wafting into the air around …

Gardening

Make our soil great again

Most of us don’t think much about soil, let alone its health. But as Earth Day approaches, it’s time to recommend some skin care for Mother Nature. …

Farming

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

This Enchanting "Junk Garden" Is Filled With Genius Ways to Repurpose Your Old Stuff

Why plant in flower pots when you can use rusty milk cans, chicken feeders, or galvanized mop buckets?<p>It might be filled with junk, but this gorgeous garden is anything but "junky." Blogger Carlene Blair has created quite the oasis for herself right outside her door — and it perfectly embodies the …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

These veggies thrive in cold, damp spring

By late March, most gardeners are chomping at the bit. We're ready to sink our hands in the dirt again and start growing something. Thankfully, …

Gardening

As Strong As Morphine: This Natural Painkiller Grows in Your Backyard

From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a …

Pain

13 Flatbread Recipes That Are Almost Better Than Pizza

We’d be lying if we said there was anything on this Earth better than pizza. But when you break it down, even the best recipes are comprised of just a few basic ingredients: bread, sauce, and toppings. On those days when you don’t feel like dealing with a complicated sauce or dough, why not try a …

Cooking

Outbuilding of the Week: A Very English Tea Shed

I can’t stand most of spring. I much prefer the bitterness of January or blistering heat of July, where at least you know what you’re getting, rather …

North Carolina

Modern roses are much easier to grow in your garden than you might think

Plants, like people, can get an undeserved reputation for being difficult. Such is the case with roses. You may have heard they need a lot of …

Gardening

How To Grow Your Own Turmeric Indoors (It's Easier Than You Think)

Late winter is the perfect time to plant this potent anti-inflammatory root.<p>Sure, you can buy turmeric powder from the spice department to whip up …

Food

Turn your vertical garden into a shady summer retreat.

If you’ve ever spent the summer in the Massachusetts Pioneer Valley, then you know just how hot those long, humid days can get, despite the tempering …

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream<p>Serves 12<p><i>For the cupcakes:</i><br>Cooking spray or paper liners <br>1 cup granulated sugar <br>3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon …

Dessert

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

While sunny borders are colour-filled attention seekers, less well-lit corners can provide cool contrast and subtle detail with their own distinctive …

Gardening

I Will Punish Whoever Made These Weird Creatures Sad

Nicole Watt's sprite-like creatures are harrowing, somber embodiments of her own subconscious.<p>Equipped with bulbous beige heads, elf-like ears, and large pupil-less eyes, Nicole Watt's creatures (or <i>Echoes</i> as she prefers to call them) convey a harrowing sadness and weariness simply through body …

Art

It's sweetcorn, but not as you've seen it before

A new generation of corn comes in different flavours and dazzling colours, says James Wong, and they are even easier to grow, too<p>Plant breeders are capable of amazing things. Take sweetcorn: since the early 20th century new techniques have been able to jack up the sugar content of this staple veg …

Sweet Corn

The helpful infographic every foodie needs to print and keep

Your dishes will be perfectly seasoned from now on<p>If you've ever been a little unsure about which herbs you can grow yourself, or which herbs, when …

Gardening

Cheeseburger Pizza

As in a classic diner cheeseburger, mustard tops the ground beef in this pizza, which bubbles with melted American cheese, fresh red onion and dill …

Gardening 101: Pole Beans

Pole Beans, <i>Phaseolus vulgaris:</i> “The Beanstalk”<p>Pole beans are simply a vining cultivar of edible beans. Both bush and pole beans have several options …

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An Old Spanish shepherd recipe Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Store Eggs<p>Eggs should keep a consistent and low temperature. This is best achieved by placing their carton in the center of your fridge. …

Gardening 101: Stipa Grasses

Stipa Grass, <i>Stipa</i>: “Feather Dusters”<p>Feather, needle, and spear. These grasses form the genus S<i>tipa</i> and they’re the ones you can count on to sway in …

Gardening 101: Hellebore

Hellebore, <i>Helleborus</i>: “Makes Winter Worthwhile”<p>The fascinating elegance of Hellebore is head and shoulders above any other winter flower. Just as the …

Kodak Ektachrome Film is Coming Back from the Dead

It’s not every day that you hear about a classic film line being brought back from the dead, but that’s what’s being announced today. Kodak …

Videography