How to throw an English tea party at home
There’s something sophisticated and elegant about afternoon tea, a real English tea party. The custom of afternoon tea was supposedly created by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. She would get hungry in those long hours between lunch and dinner around 8 p.m. To keep up her spirits, she began drinking tea and [...]
Color Your Kitchen happy with bright dishes
Each year, new trends pop up, in food, gardening, fashion and yes, decorating. While some are fleeting , others are more meaningful and have a much longer “shelf life.” 2018 is no different and we are already seeing some significant interior design trends that are sure to make a difference in the homes of many. [...]
Gooey Grilled Cheese
You might think that grilled cheese needs to be two slices of white bread and a slice of American cheddar, buttered on both sides and fried in your frying pan, served with your favorite warm soup, but in reality, grilled cheese can be so much more.  I grew up with the standard cheddar on white [...]
Walk Your Way to Fitness
The health benefits of moderate exercise are well known, and walking is one of the easiest ways for people of all ages to achieve them. Research shows that walking briskly for a total of 150 minutes a week – in bouts of as little as 10 minutes – can help you to: Lose weight Get [...]
The Internet is a necessity these days, like electricity and food. Social media is a constant presence and fact of daily life for most of us. We use it for shopping and buying movie tickets and finding recipes. It’s how we stay connected to friends and family. At younger and younger ages, children need it [...]
Prep ahead for freezer meals all month long
For most of us, “frozen food” conjures up cardboard pizza, pot pies, Hot Pockets and low-calorie lunches. Frozen food has evolved quite a bit from the early days of Swanson’s first “TV dinners,” but it’s still something we look at as a fallback when we don’t have time or energy to cook: cheaper than eating [...]
Learn how to prevent pet poisoning.
As smart as we may think our pets are, they often don’t know enough to avoid sniffing or ingesting foods and other products that are toxic to their delicate systems. Even something that may be harmless to humans – or to other species – can be lethal to your pet. Cats, dogs and other animals [...]
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