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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. [...]
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 [...]
Xeriscaping is sustainable and beautiful.
Having attractive landscaping is an important element of any home. Not only does it provide curb appeal, which affects your property value, but it also makes your yard a welcoming place for you and your family to relax and entertain. Although having an expansive lawn has been the traditional way to beautify outdoors, turf grass [...]
Tapping can help reduce stress in cats
If you’ve ever had a highly emotional pet, you know how difficult it can be to calm your four-legged companion. However, a pet’s uncontrolled anxiety, aggression or even enthusiasm can create risks for your pet, for you and for other humans and animals. In a recent article, we shared a method for reducing your own [...]
Top Food Trends of 2018
Food, like fashion, goes in and out of style. If you walked into any major restaurant in the late 1980s through the mid-90s, you would find a dish with sun-dried tomatoes in it – at least one. In the 50s, foods coated in savory gelatin aspics were all the rage. (Tragically, those made a brief [...]

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