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Plants That Grow in Full Shade

Searching for plants that grow in full shade is an endeavor fraught with challenges. The difficulties begin with the very language we use to discuss …

Landscaping

12 Cool Things You Can Make From Pallets

Nailing farmhouse style this season just got easier.

How To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

<b>Prepare the jars:</b> Wash 2 wide-mouth pint jars, lids, and rings in warm soapy water and rinse well. Set aside to dry, or dry completely by</b> …

Spices

Choose to Infuse: How to Make Your Own Wine, Fruit Vinegar, and More

<i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: How to infuse everything from booze to honey.</i><p>Canning not your jam? There’s another awesome—dare we say …

Cherries

Uncle Sam Wants You to Live and Farm on a National Park

For readers who are staring out the window of a chilly office on a sunny day, dreaming about a life digging into the land, with miles of hiking trails and quiet, pastoral valleys right outside of your front door…the National Park Service may have a job for you.<p>Monday, Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio …

Grilled Creamed Corn - The Washington Post

This dish is light-years away from the glop that comes in a can. Here, the corn is grilled first, which adds noticeable complexity to the flavor.<p>Make Ahead: You can grill the corn a day or two in advance. The creamed corn can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.<p>Servings:<p>4 - 6<p>When you scale a recipe, …

Grilling

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Buy these products if you want your skin to look like a tiny baby's.<p>By Adam Hurly2 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>And all the other A+ hair you …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

National Parks

Red Fruit Salad Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Red fruit salad is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Today, we’re talking about fruit salad. Digital director</i> …

Healthy Eating

Cookie Monster Goes Primal…Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies - Primal Palate | Paleo Recipes

C is for Cookie…or Coconut. These Cookies are the first of many recipes using coconut flour. Coconut flour is a high protein, high fiber, low carb …

Balcony gardening made easy — 9 things you can plant right now

Do you dream of feasting on fresh food from your garden this summer — but have only a small balcony and little knowledge of actual gardening? We have …

Gardening

How to make homemade ramen noodles: A step-by-step guide

Most of us who don't have access to fresh ramen noodles would just buy the instant noodles in the supermarket and enjoy them at home (regardless of …

New York Times

7 Amazing Appetizers to Prepare During Football Season

Football season has arrived. That means it’s time to start preparing for football parties and determining which delicious appetizers you’ll want to …

Chickpeas

7 Best Gardening Apps to Make Your Yard Greener Than Ever

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Three out of four Americans garden, according to the National Garden Association (NGA),1 and if you live in the US, spring has sprung. …

Plant a Garden

You don't need a huge patch of land to grow a garden. A small square of backyard or a flowerpot on a balcony or sunny windowsill will do just fine! With a little bit of care, you and your family can enjoy tomatoes or flowers that you grew together.<p>Photograph by Susan Chiang, iStockphoto<p><b>FUN …

Best French Toast Recipes

French toast is known in France as pain perdu, which translates to "lost bread," because it makes delicious use of stale or leftover bread. Once you've mastered the basic French toast recipe, a range of possibilities opens up. Try one of these French toast recipes, from apricot-stuffed French toast …

10 Houseplants That Ease Stress, Purify Your Home, And Are Impossible To Kill

Houseplants are a truly delightful addition to any home. They're a great decoration, but they also have profound impacts besides just looking good. …

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

6 Must-Bake Recipes for Crisps, Crumbles, and Cobblers

Summer is almost here, and with that comes a craving for fresh, seasonal fruit. Chocolate will always be there, but refreshing berries will not, and …

Baking

Mushroom Ragù Recipe

This deeply flavorful sauce, made from both fresh and dry mushrooms, tomatoes, white wine, and aromatic vegetables, is so hearty, you won't believe it contains no meat. It's delicious on pasta or polenta.<p>Why It Works<p>A mixture of fresh and dried mushrooms provides an abundance of different textures …

Italian Food

How To Grow Every Single Herb You've Ever Wanted, Indoors

Great news, everyone. The days of throwing down $4 for a sprig of thyme are behind you. Never again will you have to fork over your last bills for some wilting basil to make a pesto, because you can grow those herbs <i>at home</i> -- yes, even if you don't have one square foot of yard to call your own. …

Gardening

5 Amazing Chocolate Dessert Recipes

01 of 05<p>All you need for this dessert is some graham crackers, pudding mix, milk, cream, and some rich chocolate frosting. You know, now that I think …

10 Best Under-the-Radar National Parks

North Cascades National Park, Washington<p>Travel just three hours outside of Seattle and you'll find yourself in North Cascades National Park, an …

12 recipes for new potatoes

Despite what menu writers and produce marketers might want you to believe, every small potato is not a "new potato," and every new potato is not small. The real new potato — one that has just been dug and not dried — is a very special springtime treat.<p>To understand new potatoes, you need to know …

Easy dinner recipes: More ideas to celebrate Grilled Cheese Month

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month. Melted cheese on crisp bread -- is it any wonder grilled cheese sandwiches are one of our favorite comfort foods? While it may be hard to beat the perfection that is ooey-gooey melted cheese between two crisp pieces of bread, we do have some ideas to help you …

French country chicken with mushroom sauce

Dietitian's tip:<p>These boneless, skinless chicken breasts are sauteed and topped with a creamy mushroom sauce. Serve over whole-wheat spaghetti or …

Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Sausage Breadcrumb Topping

F&W’s Kay Chun tops pasta with a very fast and delicious combination of pork sausage, brussels sprouts and crispy breadcrumbs. <b>Slideshow:</b> More Brussel …

Cooking

Fracking to be banned in national parks, Government concedes

Government u-turn introduces outright ban on fracking in national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty as well as new red tape on shale gas companies<p>Fracking will be banned in national parks and new red tape imposed on shale gas companies, the Government has announced, in a major …

Roasted cauliflower ratatouille recipe

If your diet is dairy-free, swap cauliflower cheese for this vibrant vegetable side dish<p>When cauliflower cheese is out of the question, combining cauliflower with ratatouille brings both parts of the dish alive. The marriage of Mediterranean vegetables and traditional herbs is heightened with the …