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11 Surprising Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

Everyone knows that the freezer is ideal for storing chilled treats, meats, and casseroles, but this useful kitchen appliance is great for keeping …

Frozen

Frog Hollow Farm’s Meyer Lemon Cake With Lemon Glaze

Yes, it’s true. We Californians are obsessed with our Meyer lemons. And this cake, from “Farmer Al” Courchesne of Brentwood’s Frog Hollow Farm, …

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

10 Most Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Ants From Your Home & Garden

There’s nothing like walking into your kitchen first thing in the morning, bleary eyed and ready for your morning cup of coffee only to find that …

15 Herbs That Grow Well In The Shade

Most vegetables and flowering plants need sunny locations to do their best. But shady areas in your garden need not be bare, or without excitement, …

Where to take your visitors who have already seen the Bay Area

The best Bay Area visitors are the ones who have been here before.<p>These out-of-state friends and family have already visited some of San Francisco's most iconic locations, such as the Golden Gate Bridge. Now, they are returning to see the Bay Area from an insider's perspective.<p>We've discovered it's …

San Francisco Bay Area

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Them!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

How to make compost – feed your garden for free

Help your garden and the environment by creating your own compost heap. We explain how to make compost that will improve the soil in your borders, …

33 amazing places to visit in Italy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the land of "La Dolce Vita," and there are few places as sweet as Italy .<p>Its diverse landscape, artistic treasures and fabulous food make Italy a feast for the soul, offering something for everyone, like a spoonful of good minestrone soup.<p>There are the mountains and lakes of the Alps …

Italy

9 plants that bug bugs — including mosquitoes

Jim Duthie, KTVB-TV, Boise, Idaho<p>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>2. Lavender. The scent of this herb might take you …

Gardening

PSA: If those spectacular iPhone photos of the new year’s eve fireworks inspired you to take your own, here’s how

Apple’s <i>Shot on iPhone</i> campaign certainly helps promote the capabilities of what has been described as the world’s most popular camera, and they can also inspire iPhone owners to up their own photographic game. In the latest offering (via <i>CNN</i>), Apple partnered with 15 photographers around the world …

Mobile Photography

How to Plant an Indoor Herb Garden

Fresh herbs add a burst of flavor to every meal. Here's how to setup your own indoor herb garden.<p>Fresh herbs can be a glorious addition to any meal. They taste great, are healthful, and can be easily grown on your windowsill or kitchen countertop. Here's the best way to plant an indoor herb garden …

Gardening

The 18 best TV shows right now, according to critics

This year, HBO leads the pack with 22 nominations. There's a tie for second place between ABC and Netflix, with each earning 14. And FX takes the third position with 12 nominations.<p>"In this golden age of peak TV, viewers have an embarrassment of riches to choose from every day and night," said Joey …

TV

At Swan Oyster Depot, a secret menu built for regulars

An interesting phenomenon occurs when a long-standing restaurant continuously accommodates the requests of its most loyal — or sometimes, pickiest — …

Hot tips for getting your compost pile cooking

Q. <b>Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>I’m tired of my compost not cooking. Can I just bury it around my plants and pull the stray volunteer seedling that emerges?</b><p><b>Kristina</b></b> …

Gardening

Wenchang (Hainanese) Chicken and Rice

The night before, rinse the chicken under cold running water and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. Rub the salt all over the outside and inside …

Recipes

How to Value an Investment Property

The most important thing you should do before deciding to invest in a certain income property is to value this property. So, you wonder HOW TO VALUE …

Watching videos in new Chrome for Android could save you tons of data

Good news, Android users: Google has updated Chrome to make streaming video faster and smoother, suck up less battery and reduce data …

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

Bend, Oregon city guide: what to see and do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

With more sunshine than Portland or Eugene, nature on the doorstep and great craft beer and coffee, Bend may just be the perfect small US city stopoff<p>The change in the Oregon landscape was profound: US route 26 had taken me from the rain-soaked, lush green of the Pacific Northwest over Mount Hood …

20 of the best holiday cottages and cabins in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark

Make the most of Scandinavia’s lakes, hills, forests and pristine nature with our pick of self-catering cottages and cabins<p>SWEDEN<p><b>Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, Västmanland</b><p>Hidden under turf and grass, Kolarbyn’s charcoal huts, 30 miles from the city of Västerås, scream fairytale. They forgo electricity or …

10 secrets to growing the tastiest tomatoes

Want to win this year's tomato games?<p>Then you might want to buy some more tomato plants.<p>You probably put in your tomato plants in April or May, and that's great.<p>Tomato plants do best in the hot, full sun, but their tender blossoms wither and drop when temperatures are consistently above 95 degrees. …

Gardening

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 …

10 awkward friendships you probably have — we all have a #9.

10 Plants that Grow Surprisingly Well in Containers

Short on bed space or just need some extra flexibility? These unexpected veggies, fruits, herbs, and ornamentals thrive in pots and barrels -- in …

Plants

12 Things That Are More Harmful Than Cheating

You're probably doing #6 without even realizing it.<p>Cheating is definitely one quick, big way to absolutely annihilate a relationship, but as a recent Ask Reddit thread pointed out, there are plenty of other things that are much more potent when it comes to ruining even the strongest of bonds. Some …

Relationships

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

If you’re after a fresh spin on the city break look beyond the usual big names for more cool culture and great sights. Here’s our list for 2016<p>• Alt. city breaks 2015<p>Valletta<p><b>Why go?</b> The island of Malta itself is a sight to behold but within the walled city of its capital, Valletta, built by the …

5 Kinds of Kitchen Trash Your Garden Will Love

The next time you're baking or making a cup of coffee, don't throw away the scraps.<p>The health benefits of chocolate are clear: It can lower the risk of heart disease and can decrease bad cholesterol. But many gardeners don't realize that chocolate husks, along with a few other waste products from …

9 tips for growing from seed (c'mon — you can do it!)

Gardeners grow from seed for a variety of reasons. It's cheaper and more predictable, especially if you are using seed saved from that tangy Roma tomato that did so well last year.<p>And for lettuces, Asian greens and carrots, things that are quick to harvest, repeated successive sowing around the …

Gardening

Pony dressed as unicorn leads police on a 3-hour chase

One pony in central California became a magical fugitive Wednesday night.<p>After owners placed a unicorn horn on her head for a photo shoot, Juliet the …