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The Ultimate Guide to Extending the Life of Fresh Flowers

Why Do We Give Flowers? Because cut flowers make us feel good. They make us all feel special, both those of us that give the flowers and those of us that receive them. They help us communicate with others in a special way. They help us say things like “I love you,” “thank you,” “get…

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Accent Your Summer Menu with Grapes

When it comes to summer picnics and backyard entertaining, make it easy on yourself and be sure to include grapes. This fresh and juicy burst of flavour makes a shareable appetizer, or a perfect side dish for grilled meats, burgers, and sandwiches. Toss them into a special salad – and for more nutrition and colour…

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Summer Smoothies

Vitamin packed indulgence in a glass The summer sun swelters outside. Inside it is warm, the fruit bowl sits lusciously on the window sill, bursting with seasonal plenty – peaches, mangoes, grapes as well as the year round banana. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)

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Drying Lavender

The time to harvest your lavender flowers is on a dry sunny day, preferably in the morning before the flowers are fully open and when their color has been bright and vivid. Harvesting lavender is one of the pleasures of lavender care and is a rather simple process. (Visited 81 times, 1 visits today)

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Ginger Up a Summer Stir-Fry

When stir-fries are your most frequent go-to quick dinner, the results can get boring. For a change, I have composed this summery combination. To keep it bright, it combines a lavish amount of vegetables. To make it comfortably substantial, it includes a modest amount of beef. For flavor variety, I skip soy sauce, instead using…

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How to Create a Fragrant Herbal Lawn

Thyme is a wonderfully versatile herb that can be easily grown in a herb garden. Nowadays it’s known mainly as a culinary herb, but back in the days of England’s Queen Victoria it was also frequently used as a “ground-covering herb” – when it was used to create lawns and beautiful, sweeping garden banks of…

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Turn Up The Heat with Summer Tacos

Hot summer days bring backyard get-togethers. If you want to impress your guests and attempt something different than burgers, give these colorful shrimp tacos a try. The salsa combines Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit and jalapeños for the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. The kiwifruit is rich in nutrients, including potassium and vitamin C, while using…

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Summer Grilled Balsamic Veggies

Fresh vegetables are a colorful addition to your summer barbecue. This versatile recipe is simple, flavorful and our new grilling go-to. Made with a variety of bell peppers, summer squash and mushrooms, your version can use any seasonal produce. A marinade of olive oil and balsamic reduction adds a light sweetness and enhances your body’s…

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Direct Answers – Final Goodbye

I have been friends with someone for five years. I always felt she was more attached to me than I was to her, but it never bothered me much. She is a sweet person, and we got along great. Twenty months ago, her fiancé died suddenly. It was devastating for her and difficult for me….

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Summer Sorbet Recipe

Sizzling hot summer days whirl you out of the kitchen to cool places, beaches, pools, rivers and lakes. Food gets simple and moves away from the kitchen to an outside barbeque, as the kitchen stove gets too hot to handle. Sometimes however, you do feel the urge to make something delicious and beautiful for dessert….

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Easy Beauty Tips for Summer

In our part of the country the summer has been exceptionally hot and dry. Although I love summer and prefer it over the cold gray of winter, some beauty problems come along with it. If your hair is naturally wavy or curly, it may turn frizzy. Longer hair is hot on your neck. You feel…

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Rose Bush Care Gardening Monthly Plan

Of all the plants in your garden, roses require the most attention because of their unique requirements. Roses enjoy living uncluttered and clean. Without attention to the minor details of weeding, cleaning, and mulching, the nutrients they so desperately need will cause them to loss their vibrancy and eventually they’ll wither into nothing but a…

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Make Beeswax Candles

How to Make a Rolled Beeswax Candle and a Votive Candle Many people want to learn how to make beeswax candles. These candles have a variety of benefits to them as they are not only all natural and environmentally friendly, they are also very easy to make and at a very low cost as you…

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Two Ways of Growing Concord Grape Vines to Maximize Your Garden Space

Growing Concord grape vines is habitually done in lands with wide, open spaces. This is one is the most frequent and common way of growing Concord grapes. Other than this traditional Concord grape-growing method, there exists a unique and unorthodox manner of growing them and that is by planting them in containers. Growing Concords directly…

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You Can Grow Rosemary in a Container

You can grow rosemary in a container. These herb plants are ideal for growing in your favorite pots. Because they usually need to be brought indoors for the winter, they are a perfect choice for container gardening. They will provide you with an abundance of flavorful leaves for your cooking delight. By following a few…

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Direct Answers – Cross Purposes

I find it difficult to befriend other females, so my friends are mostly male. The difficulty arises when romantic feelings begin to form. In the past few years, I lost many good friends because I was not romantically interested in them, but they were in me. (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)