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Miniature lemon trees (Citrus limon) are evergreen tropical fruit trees, which stay small when grown in containers. The small varieties of lemon trees include dwarf trees like “Dwarf Lisbon” lemon, which grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 10. Many miniature …

Plants

How To Grow Nutritious Lettuce Greens All Year Long

Lettuce is easy to grow in the vegetable garden, flowerbeds, and containers.<p>Lettuce greens are so easy to grow, so nutritious, and so delicious …

What to Know About Indoor Gardening

Maybe you've tried to grow basil in your kitchen before? And maybe you were lucky to get four leaves — two of which you were actually willing to eat? …

These Roasted Chickpea Recipes Are A Dream Come True

Make these roasted chickpeas 4 ways for a tasty, high-protein snack<p>View this post on Facebook

12 Simple Meals That Make Weeknights Special

Do you have a hard time remembering what you ate for dinner the night before? That won’t happen with these memorable meals. From a crazy-delicious Crustless Broccoli Quiche to a one-pot White Chicken Chili, you’ll be thinking about these simple suppers long after the dishes are done.<p>1. Crustless …

Watch a Tiny Modern Cabin Neatly Fold Away

If you're a creative type who's ever dreamed of having a little spot to escape from distractions, or just a person who occasionally craves solitude …

How One Scandinavian Family Made Vegetarian Home Cooking Chic—And You Can, Too

Just after midnight on January 3, David Frenkiel—one-half of the avidly followed vegetarian blog Green Kitchen Stories—found himself with his hands full. “By placing two pillows under my left elbow, I can hold [my] sleeping baby, Gabriel, with one arm and type this text on a laptop that is …

Everything you need to harness rain and greywater at home

Rain, rain, stow away.<p>Whoever said money doesn’t fall from the sky hadn’t mastered the art of harvesting precipitation. A carefully ­coordinated system can render drizzles and downpours safe to use in all your indoor-plumbing fixtures and water-hogging appliances—and ­augment your home’s reliance …

12 low-maintenance flowers you can't kill

(Unless you try very hard.)<p>Sometimes you just want a guarantee. You don't have the money or time for that picture-perfect garden that you know …

Kay 'n Dave's Huevos Rancheros

Make the rice and beans: Purée 4 cloves peeled garlic, the tomatoes, and ½ the onion in a food processor until smooth. Heat oil in a 6-qt. saucepan …

Spatial Oddities: 7 Residential Experimentations in Clustered Living

Throughout much of the 20th century, residential architecture witnessed the excessive subdivision of rooms flourish. Now somewhat passé, modern homes are more frequently marked by cascading and borderless rooms with seamless transitions between the kitchen and other living areas. Previous functions …

Architecture

MVRDV’s Casa Kwantes wraps around an old olive tree

An abundance of glass windows makes the tree visible from nearly every room<p>From the street, the unadorned white brick facade of Casa Kwantes in Rotterdam appears blankly minimal, almost boring. But make your way through the home’s recessed and slightly curved entryway and you’ll soon marvel at its …

Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce

The Mediterranean is rich in mussels, in particular in the rocky coastal regions. They are also abundant in the coastal regions of the United States.</i> …

Recipes

Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced, divided<p>8 cups spinach, coarsely chopped<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 cup chopped onion<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika<p>2 …

One-Pan Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

Takeout-Style Chinese Spare Ribs

Sausage Gravy Breakfast Lasagna

Layers of sausage gravy, cheese and noodles work so magically together, you'll wonder why you never ate lasagna for breakfast before.<p>Bring a large …

Pasta and Bean Soup with Kale, Revisited Recipe on Food52

• 1 1/2 cups pinto or cranberry beans, rinsed<br>• 4 cups chicken stock (homemade or low sodium)<br>• 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed<br>• 2 sprigs rosemary, chopped<br>• 2 sprigs thyme<br>• 3 large sage leaves<br>• 1 pinch salt<br>• 12 1/2 ounces can chopped tomatoes, with juices<br>• 1 cup loosely packed white bread (use a Tuscan or French …

These Spicy Cauliflower Bites Are the Perfect Game-Day Snack

If you're familiar with the Tone It Up meal plan, you know how Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott like to keep their food "lean, clean, and green." In this case, with "Karena's famous wings," you'll be eating lean, clean, and off-white, thanks to some tasty, nutritious cauliflower.<p>These spicy bites are …

Recipe: Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle it liberally with salt and pepper. Put the chicken, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, or if you're …

How To Make Chickpeas That Taste Like Cheetos

Can't stop, won't stop.<p>We all want to eat the Cheetos. All the Cheetos. But if you have any respect for your health, reaching for those neon-orange snacks just isn’t always the best idea. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try to make everything we eat taste like Cheetos ― even chickpeas.<p>That’s just …

10 Awesome Bloggers Share Their Most Popular Soup Recipes

All I want to eat right now is soup. I want to warm my little apartment up with a big pot of something bubbling and nourishing, and I want to have …

You’ve Never Seen an Omelet Like This

Step 1<p>Separate the egg whites and yolks and place in two medium-sized bowls. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form (when you hold up the whisk, the …

Recipes

Why This Former Googler Thinks Performance Reviews Are Useless

Russ Laraway is a tech veteran who’s worked for Google and Twitter. Here’s the conversation he says not enough managers are having.<p>The fog of war envelops every battlefield. When the plan breaks down amid the chaos and ambiguity, how do young marines know what to do next? How can they take relevant …

Leadership

Coffee Lemonade Is Coming Your Way

Thankfully, the next super-hip food trend isn’t more rainbow colored dishes. Well, technically it isn’t food either: it’s coffee lemonade. Cafes are …

Unflinching Nude Portraits Explore The True Spectrum Of Gender

Artist Aleah Chapin tackles gender, aging and what it means to be in a body.<p><i>Warning: This post contains realistic paintings of actual, genuine naked people. If you're not ready, look away now.</i><p>"I’m not exactly sure what I would describe my current style as," artist Aleah Chapin disclosed in an …

Why Preserved Lemons Belong on Your Shelf

Fresh lemons are a workhorse in my kitchen, finding their way into everything from ice cream and tarts, to bitters and homemade cheese, to my go-to household cleaner. In fact, I thought I'd pretty much exhausted my uses for lemons—that is, until a fall afternoon in 2006, when I met a friend for …

The Food Lab's American Omelettes (and Why You Should Salt Your Eggs in Advance)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Just as with scrambled eggs, there are two major types of omelette: the hearty, big-as-your-face, stuffed-to-the-brim, fluffy, folded-in-half, light-golden-brown diner-style omelette, and …

Peas and Thank You: 14 Recipes for Sweet or Snap Peas

For most of the year, you're much better off cooking with frozen peas (both English peas and snap peas) than fresh ones: They freeze well, and fresh peas are noticeably less tasty even one day after picking, so I'll take a flash-frozen pea over one that's been shipped across the world almost any …

Food