Monthly Archives: March 2014

9 Must-Have Cocktail Glasses for the Home Bar

Cocktails are back, baby! Over the last few years, the classic cool of mixed drinks has enjoyed a huge resurgence. Bars like Fox Liquor Bar in Raleigh, NC and Back Bar of Somerville, MA celebrate the return of cocktail style, … Continue reading

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Adding Natural Color to Homemade Soap

If you’ve tried your hand at homemade soap, you know there’s an art to the science. Using different oils and clays in different amounts, you can control texture, lather and moisturizing properties. Once you’ve got the hang of the basics, … Continue reading

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Cabbage Looper Pest Control

This pest is very destructive due to its voracious consumption of plants in the cabbage family. (Image courtesy of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Bugwood.org) The cabbage looper caterpillar—roughly two inches long and green with … Continue reading

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Growing Pecan Trees

The pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis) is a deciduous tree native to North America and most successfully grown in hardiness zones 5-9. This member of the hickory genus can grow to heights of over 100 feet and may live and bear … Continue reading

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Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Variations on the theme of rolling spiced meat in leaves of cabbage have existed for thousands of years in cultures as diverse as those found in Eastern Europe, Brazil and China. Here in the United States, even Thomas Jefferson was … Continue reading

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