How To: Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash.

by Chris Gardner

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Whether your produce is treated or straight from your own organic-method backyard, it's always wise to wash it before consuming. If commercial, washing will remove any chemicals, waxes, or supplements, and if natural, it can help rid your goodies of dirt or insects. A quick spray 'wash' helps save water, plus "most chemicals used on produce won't be washed off with a simple application of water—if they were, they wouldn't be very effective in...

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Spice Up Your Home With a Dried Apple Wreath.

by Chris Gardner

Francesca Clarke from DIYLife remarks:

"Dried apples and cinnamon give that cider smell that is so closely associated with the Christmas season. I wanted to add a little spice to the house and try a new craft so I decided to make a dried apple wreath. This was not as easy as I had anticipated. The main reason being that I seriously lacked common sense when reading the directions! The first dried apple recipe that I found suggested baking them at...

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Seeded Grapes!?!

by Chris Gardner

Okay Curbliers:

Normally, I purchase the "Seeded Grapes", which, as I understood, means they've gone through a "seeding" process, and, like a 'weeded' garden, they've had the seeds removed. (I realize that the seeds are not actually removed, they are just small enough to eat.)

So yesterday, at the SAME market where I generally shop, I purchased "Seeded Grapes". This morning, I bite down on one, and my teeth slam down on a enormous seed. It's still...

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How To Use All Those Summer Vegetables.

by Chris Gardner

It's that time of year: all the plants to which you've so gingerly tended have returned the favor, with thousands of fruits and vegetables that you and your family can never eat.

Of course, you're thankful for the zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and the tomatoes....the countless, countless tomatoes.

How To Use All Those Summer Vegetables.
Here's a couple options to use all that nature has provided. Please post your favorite tips below.

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