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Herbs: Growing Your Own
The first thing you need to do when deciding to create your own Herb Garden is to decide on the size of the plot of land you want to use. This will depend on what herbs and how much you want to grow. Unless you are an experienced gardener or a herb fanatic don’t make your plot too big at first. Remember, you can always add to it later. You can create a raised bed to grow your herbs in and always add more when you decide you need to grow more. Remember to plan out your planting sequence and keep records of what is planted where as well as marking your planting with plastic nametags.
You need to remember that most herbs usually like well-drained soil so start your bed with a good layer of gravel that will help drainage. Place your soil on top of this but remember to add some compost into this. If you have a free draining soil to start with you should be able to manage without the gravel. Make sure your plot is in full sun as many herbs originate in the Mediterranean region.
Most herbs can be sown from seed so you can buy these from your local nursery. You can also buy small plants fort transplanting but there is nothing more satisfying than doing all the work yourself so try to grow from seed first. If you don’t succeed then try small plants later but remember to read the label, as some plants such as coriander do not transplant very well.
Remember that you can also grow many herbs in small tubs or window boxes and can even grow them on your windowsill. Try planting Basil over the winter as long as it is indoors as Basil is a frost tender plant and will die after a single light frost. You can also try starting your seeds off early in the year to plant out as soon as the risk of frost has passed. An early start will give you herbs for longer. If you plant out too early you can always try covering your tender plants with fleece to keep the frosts off. If you live in a frost-free place, get cracking now.
Aspartame Interview With Dr. Hull
This aspartame interview was granted on 8/30/03 with Rebecca Kang from Singapore:
Low Carb Dieting Tips: When You Reach Your Plateaus
We all get to that place in out weight loss plan where we seem to be getting less results if any. Many of us may feel like it is hopeless and that we have gone as far as we can. A plateau refers to an extended period of time during our weight loss efforts where there is no weight loss according to the scale AND no loss of inches according to the tape measure. This can happen even if you are sticking to your low-carb diet plan. If this seems to be your case chances are that you aren’t as stuck as you may think. There are a few things you can do to keep your body in check:
Hong Kong Street Food
If you have visited Hong Kong in the past, you should have tried the typical HK street food stalls and had a taste of the famous curry fish balls there. If you havent, then you must make sure you will try it the next time you are there.
BACARDI BBQ Sauce for Chicken and Ribs
1/2 cup 125 mL butter or margarine
Coffee: A Historic Beverage And a Great Holiday Gift
Ah, coffee... a fantastic dark beverage that wakes us up in the morning. For some of us, it keeps us up during the day, or for late night study sessions. We drink it out of habit, we drink it for pleasure, we drink it for flavor; whatever the reason, it is surely a popular beverage. So where did this famed drink come from
Sicilys Great Eggplant-Tomato Stew
I ran into a friend yesterday, who tells me that he should be harvesting eggplants from his garden any day now. Of course, this got me thinking about Caponata, the famous Sicilian eggplant and tomato stew.
Tea at Sea
Marylyn Monroe famed amongst other things for her love of Tea once said that, “World Peace would be with us if politicians drank tea at meetings” – or something to that effect. And she was very true in her words, very true indeed. A cup of Tea does wanders to all that drink it.
Pleasures of Soup
Often our diets change during the cold weather. More hot foods then cold sandwiches grace the dinner table. Our schedules do not slow down so we seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals.
Champagne and Appetizers: Let the Celebration Begin
Are you preparing a romantic dinner A party Want to feel great eating alone Whatever the reason, champagne is a definitely must. What to serve it with before the main meal, though
Grilled Lamb Shashliki
NC—This is one of those easy recipes with a real Mediterranean feel. If extra guests arrive, stretch the meal with more pita bread, or rice cooked with fried
Food Retailing or Food Entertainment
Food retailing is going through a global revolution. On one side of the equation companies such as Walmart, Aldi and Liedl are gaining market share as local commodity food retailers.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Homemade cookies from scratch in 20 minutes!!
The Aga cooker has emerged as an icon of the UK with its solid performance and cast-iron reputation built over 70 glorious years. It is the undisputed queen of British kitchens that has conquered many a heart across the Atlantic as well.
Your Oven: Kitchen Ally or Public Enemy Number One
As Thanksgiving approaches, newspapers, mega-stores, and food producers have recently begun their annual advertising assault to get your turkey dollars. Yet I suspect that huge numbers of people are living in dread and anxiety because theyre uncertain about how their turkeys will turn out. Some will produce turkeys that are a long way from being fully cooked, while others will produce overcooked, tough birds in need of resuscitation.
How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker!
COLFAX, WISCONSIN — June is Dairy Month and what better way to celebrate than with homemade ice cream
The Fruits Of Summer
Peaches, plums and nectarines are a rite of summer - and a must for healthy summer skin
Tomatoes Fight Cancer Best When Used With Broccoli
A recent study suggested that eating tomatoes and broccoli together can enhance the anti-cancer potentency possessed by tomatoes and broccoli.
These muffins are not only tasty, but theyre also a good source of fiber. In recent years, health experts have come to realize that fiber is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Using Canola oil also increases the health benefits of these muffins.1 egg1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice added1 cup oatmeal either quick-cooking or old-fashioned oatmeal; I like to use the old-fashioned1/2 cup of brown sugar1/2 cup cooking oil2 cups flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 apple chopped1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional
Grilled Albacore Tuna Steak Recipes
Grilled albacore tuna steak recipes add flair to your dinner table. Asians have a way of spicing up any fish dish with their own wasabi powder. This is a Japanese horseradish and many chefs today use this spice to bring a very unique flavor to tuna steak.
No Bake Cookies Are Easy to Make and Fun to Eat
Got an urge for a homemade cookie snack but don’t feel like mixing up a bunch of ingredients and baking No problem. Whip up a batch of nobake cookies to satisfy your hunger craving.
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