How to Freeze Fresh Herbs

A home garden doesn’t have to contain only fruits and vegetables. It can also be a wonderful place to grow fresh herbs such as oregano. Herbs are good for so many things other than cooking, like detoxing you liver and kidneys. To keep fresh herbs lasting longer, one option is to dry them. However, herbs […]

What are the Side Effects of Caffeine

Many people rely on caffeine to help them wake up in the morning. They also may rely of caffeine to boost their energy in the afternoon. Studies have shown that caffeine can have benefits for people who drink caffeine in moderation. It helps with muscle soreness from exercise, it provides more stamina for athletic activities, […]

Calendula Oil Benefits

If you have dry or sensitive skin, you may have a hard time finding a skin care product that won’t cause irritation. There may be something growing right in your backyard garden that can help you out. The calendula flower. What Is Calendula? Otherwise called pot marigold, calendula is a variety of flower that includes […]

Green Beans with Balsamic Reduction Recipe

Do you ever get bored with your vegetables? Are you looking for a way to spice things up when it comes to green beans? There’s a simple yet elegant way to add a little flavor to your green beans without a lot if hassle. Pour a balsamic reduction sauce over them. Balsamic reduction sauces are […]

Planting Fruit Trees 101

Ah, apple pie – the quintessential American dish. What could make mom’s apple pie even better? There’s one sure method: growing the fresh apples yourself. As environmentally-conscious Americans seek out ways to make their lifestyle more sustainable, many are starting to grow their own, backyard fruit trees. What used to be a widespread practice of […]

Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

Peppers are more than just a colorful addition to salad and stir fry. Peppers of all varieties — sweet bell peppers and hot peppers alike — are very nutritious, adding much-needed vitamins and compounds to your diet. Below, you’ll find a detailed explanation of the health benefits peppers offer, along with a stuffed green peppers […]

How To Use Vinegar as a Disinfectant

Most household cleaning products contain ingredients that are incredibly poisonous. When children or pets get into those cleaners normally kept underneath the sink or in the bathroom cabinet, they can cause serious poisoning and even death. Have a dog or cat who likes to lap out of the toilet? They could be ingesting chemicals that […]