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Landscaping

Gardens: what to plant in autumn

Autumn is a time when serious gardeners know they need to put down some sturdy roots. Here are some of the options<p>How do you demonstrate that you are a real gardener? By loudly proclaiming that this is not the end of the gardening year but the start of it. Not for you such ephemeral fripperies as …

Tag: Garden Design 101

Everything You Need to Know About Houseplants<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Hardscaping 101: Natural Swimming Pools<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Gardening 101: Acacia<p>by …

5 Quick Fixes: Essential Garden Bulbs

There’s more to life than tulips and daffodils. When planning next year’s bulb garden, find a spot to tuck in a clump or two of our five hardworking …

The Patty Pans Have Landed

The Patty Pan Squashes have landed. In my garden at least. I love this photo. It’s an optical illusion because they look huge but in actual fact they …

Quick Pickled Dilly Beans

Patience is a virtue, so I’m told. I hope one day to have the fortitude to stand over a hot stove all day making pickles. Until then, I prefer to …

The perfect plant: a rose to grow into a mature tree

The prettiest rambler is the manageable 'Paul's Himalayan Musk'.<p>Once a tree is mature, it's possible to allow a climber or twiner to ramble through the branches without doing too much damage. Some rambling roses are excellent, but careful choices have to be made. The unruly white 'Kiftsgate', for …

Gardening

Beach Party: A Carry-Along Barbecue Bucket

Clambake, anyone? Cook your catch over hot coals at the beach in a portable galvanized steel barbecue bucket spotted at Old Faithful Shop:<p>Above: A …

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

How to Make Salted Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Bars

Dessert

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …

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Let’s face it: granola bars are basically candy for those of us who like shopping in the bulk bins at the health food store. I like feeling wholesome about the treats that I eat, and these are indeed that. Composed mostly of whole grains, nuts, dried fruit, plus some chocolate and coconut to keep …

Deformed Calf In New Zealand Has 8 Legs, 4 Ears, 2 Bodies And One Head (PHOTOS)

Birth defects in cattle aren't all that uncommon, but holy cow was this one strange.<p>A veterinarian in New Zealand thought the animal was "pretty unusual," which is quite an understatement considering that the deformed calf had two bodies, four ears, and eight legs.<p>The New Zealand dairy farmer Neil …

Louisiana Sinkhole Video: Trees Disappear

I've got a "sinking feeling" that you're going to be absolutely shocked when you watch this video above depicting nature at its scariest.<p>The caught-on-camera moment with trees being <i>devoured</i> by a sinkhole, was captured in Assumption Parish, La., and posted online by assumptionla.<p>And while we're very …

George Bell, Tallest American, Meets Gabriel Pimentel, The Smallest At Venice Beach Freakshow (PHOTO)

It's safe to say that niether George Bell and Gabriel Pimentel can walk around in public without getting noticed. So put the two of them together and they are likely to get double the attention, right?<p>Todd Ray, who runs the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los Angeles arranged a meet-up so that …

A Mexican Menu, From Salsa to Flan

<i>All week long Pati Jinich has served as our Guest Editor. She chose a Wildcard Winner, answered our questions, and shared 4 recipes from her cookbook.</i><p>Pati Jinich's love for Mexican food -- and her understanding of its tastes and history -- come through in everything she makes, including the four …

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This S'mores Pie was my 4th of July treat. What was yours? http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/2011/8/6/smores-pie.html

Summer Recipes That Call for Minimal (or No) Oven Time

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Now that it's officially hot, we want to stay away from the oven -- but not out of the kitchen. We'll be using these recipes to make summertime …

Pie

(Lighter) Cherry Cheesecake with a Pistachio Graham Cracker Crust and Lemon-Honey Topping

When we went to Nashville for some fun <i>Southern Vegetarian</i> cookbook stuff a couple of weeks ago -- oh my goodness, will we ever be quiet about it? …

10 Wacky and Wonderful Ice Cream Flavors

It's official: summer has arrived. As the temperatures rise, we've been dreaming about delicious ways to cool off. A frozen treat is the perfect way to indulge during the hot days of summer, and these recipes are definitely worth treating yourself to. Sweet, salty, nutty, fruity -- these recipes …

Ice Cream