Monthly Archives: June 2014

How to Cold Brew Perfect Iced Coffee

Once the domain of caffeinated hipsters, iced coffee has hit the mainstream over the last few years and is available at coffee shops, fast food chains and the occasional gas station. So why is it so disappointing when you make … Continue reading

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Beneficial Bats

Bats are blood-sucking, disease ridden, winged rats, right? Perhaps it’s because they are creatures of the night or because of their literary connection to Dracula. Whatever the reason, bats have a reputation as something to be feared and reviled. Although … Continue reading

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Tipsy Watermelon Sorbet

Long before ice cream became the frozen dessert of choice, it is said the Roman Emperor Nero sent runners great distances to fetch buckets of snow to be flavored with honey and wine to be served at the end of … Continue reading

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How to Create a Toad House

Raking out the garden in the spring before planting often reveals land exploding with life. Toads, and plenty of them, ranging from tiny half-inchers to beefy, three-inch beasts, can find refuge in the damp leaves and detritus blanketing the ground. … Continue reading

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Reusing Potting Soil

When it comes to container gardening, dirt cheap may not feel like a bargain. The term “potting soil” is a bit of a misnomer, as it usually doesn’t have much actual soil in it. Instead, this mix of peat, vermiculite … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Kimchi

A standard of Korean cuisine that has found popularity in the United States in recent years, kimchi dates back over two thousand years. Like most pickled produce, the melange of cabbage, root vegetables and spices began as a method for preserving … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Pizza comes in many forms and flavors, but this homemade pizza comes straight from the garden. Even ingredients one might not normally associate with this favorite finger food find a home atop the flat pie. Broccoli, green beans, and zucchini work surprisingly well alongside … Continue reading

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