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Brie, Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

Pears are ripe for picking in the late summer. Who needs delivery? Keep some pizza dough on hand to make a sweet and savoury meal the whole family will love. Brie, Pear and Prosciutto Pizza Ingredients • 30 mL (2 tbsp) all-purpose flour • 4 portions frozen pizza dough, thawed overnight in refrigerator • 200 mL (7/8 cup) brie, …

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Herbs for Tea Making

Growing Herbs Herbs for tea making are as easy to grow as other herbs as the end use is different but the growing conditions are the same, good soil, warmth, light and moisture. For beginners, you only need to start off with a few plants of mint, a patch of chamomile and 4-6 lemon balm …

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Container Vegetable Gardening: 5 Easy Essentials For Great Veggies With Great Flavor

Container vegetable gardening is so simple. You can easily grow a whole salad right on your deck or patio! Try lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, radishes… you can even grow Chinese cabbage. Think how nice it would feel to walk out your kitchen door and harvest everything you need for tonight’s supper. And container …

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4 Simple Steps to Planting Tomatoes Outside

Planting tomatoes in your garden, in pots or containers is pretty easy as long as you take a few basic steps into consideration. Whether you have started your tomato seeds from scratch or you’ve gone to your local garden center and purchased tomato plants, you are more than likely wondering when is the best time …

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5 Recipes for DIY Spring Cleaning

Many of the products we use while spring cleaning our homes are filled with ingredients that have negative long-term effects on our health and environment. For example, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and triclosan are some of the culprits found in products ranging from laundry detergents to glass cleaners. These ingredients can linger on surfaces and are …

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The Surprising Joys and Hidden Benefits of Spring Cleaning

When I was growing up, my German raised mom, dad, and live-in grandmother Oma participated in a yearly spring cleaning ritual. Spring cleaning involved a complete top to bottom cleaning of every square inch of our home. Our family would spend at least two weeks deep cleaning, washing, and polishing everything to create that spring-fresh …

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Cutting Flowers and Keeping Them Fresh

Even if you haven’t specially created a planting plan that focuses on those flowers best grown for cutting, there will still be plenty of flowers during spring and summer that you can pick from the garden and bring into the house. But whether you pick home grown flowers or buy from a shop, there is …

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Cleaning up those Unsightly Candle Stains from your Carpet or Rug

I am sure you have been there, I know I have.  A beautiful evening, either spent reading a book in the bathtub, a dozen candles surrounding me or an evening pursuing all those romantic delights that sometimes evade us.  The only problem with the evening is the end when you notice that when you were …

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How to Make DIY Essential Oil Room Spray to Enhance Your Mood

After a long day we all need to relax and unwind. Instead of a sitting down with a glass of wine, do something better for your body and mind; use aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to benefit you both physically and mentally. These essential oils are distilled from various plant materials …

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Easy To Grow Houseplants Clean the Air

A houseplant, usually native to tropical climates, is often grown indoors for decorative purposes. However houseplants also provide a natural and cost effective way to clean indoor air. According to Dr. Wolverton’s NASA study, it is suggested that at least one potted plant per 100 square feet of home or office space is needed to be …

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