Friday, February 29, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
What a serene atmosphere - cows grazing on green pastures - fields of golden wheat waving in the breeze - row after row of tall green corn. This would seem to be the most quiet and peaceful lifestyle imaginable, but this is often not the case. Read more HERE.
Are you spending your winter evenings perusing a stack of seed catalogs? Maybe you're surfing the internet for garden plans for that favorite place in your garden. Whether you're a "pro" or just a beginner, annual flowers are a perfect choice to bright your landscape and to bring beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to visit. Click HERE to read more.
Annuals are plants that complete their life cycle in the span of one growing season. They come up in the spring, grow, flower, set seed and die after the frosts in the fall. Although the term "annuals" is generally used to refer to flowers, most vegetables, grains, and some herbs are also considered to be annual plants. Click HERE to read more.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Billions of dollars each year are spent dining out in both fast-food and upscale restaurants. Their specialty dishes beckon us to spend our hard-earned money. But wait...put those keys away...put your credit card back in your pocket...there's a better way! Click HERE to find restaurant copycat recipe resources.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
This growing season share the joy and wonder of nature with your children by creating a Butterfly Garden. Children are naturally attracted to the bright colors and fluttering wings of butterflies. They also love digging in the dirt, planting flowers and watching their garden grow. Click HERE for more information about starting your own Butterfly Garden.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Fast food is promoted constantly on television. Many companies use toy " prizes" to market their unhealthy food to our children. "Biggie" meals and "super-sizing" encourage not only children, but adults as well, to overindulge in unhealthy sized portions. Click HERE to read the aticle.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
With the recent scare regarding contaminated pet foods, I am even more concerned with the contents of the food and treats that I feed my dogs. Although a little time is involved, making your own dog treats insures that you know just how and with what they are made. Click HERE for recipes.
Using quality ingredients, following the recipe closely, and measuring accurately are very important aspects of baking. There are, however, a number of tips than can add to the taste of your baked goods, or can simplify the mixing or baking process. Click HERE to read article.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
"It's good food - don't throw it away - there are starving children in Africa!" I hear those words coming out of my mother's mouth every time I have leftovers from a meal. I always wondered just how she thought one might get our leftovers to Africa to feed those children! Click HERE for ideas for using leftovers.