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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How to Grow Sesame

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a bun. Lacks a certain ring, doesn’t it? Sesame seeds are a well-known garnish for hamburger buns, but cultivation of the tiny seed has a rich culinary history dating … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Natural Week Killer

Even in the best of plots, weeds will grow. And why wouldn’t they? You’ve provided inviting soil and the sun shines on even the most reviled plant. If you are fighting the good fight against those unwelcome visitors, there is … 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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Preventing Powdery Mildew

  Powdery mildew is a catch-all name given to a variety of fungi affecting a wide range of plants including flowers, vegetable plants and ornamental trees. Most often manifesting as a grey to white blanket of unsightly powder on the surface of leaves, … Continue reading

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Preparing Firewood for (Next) Winter

As the snow fades away and spring begins to blossom, the time has come to turn our attention not just to the garden, but to firewood. While it may feel strange to prepare for next winter when temperatures are just … Continue reading

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