Monthly Archives April 2018

Tender leafy greens provide the fresh flavors of spring.
After a long winter, spring is finally here! Before refrigeration and "factory farming," spring was the first opportunity many people had to enjoy fresh food since the fall harvest. Winters were survived with lots of canned, smoked, salted, pickled and otherwise preserved food, so those first green onions, fiddleheads, tender lettuces, asparagus and other greens [...]
Smart pool technology lets you control temp from a mobile device
With swimming season just around the corner, you and your family can’t wait to jump into the water. Not so fast! First, you’ll have to make sure the time is right. The general rule of thumb is to open your pool once daytime temperatures are in the 70s because bacteria and algae begin to flourish [...]
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 [...]

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