What Foods NOT to Eat on New Years Day

by DIY Maven

What Foods NOT to Eat on New Years Day
Every culture seems to have their custom 'lucky foods' to consume on New Years eve/day. Epicurious has a nice selection of recipes that feature some of the biggies like greens and lentils, but did you know that there are actually UN-lucky foods that you might want to avoid on the holiday? Lobster is one as they move backward, which may lead to setbacks in the new year. Chicken too

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Lucky Shamrock Plant: Now that I have it, how do I keep it alive?

by DIY Maven

Lucky Shamrock Plant: Now that I have it, how do I keep it alive?

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I treated myself to an Oxalis Regnelli, a.k.a. a Lucky Shamrock Plant. These are the flowering shamrock-like plants available just about everywhere this time of year, including most grocery stores.

I’ve always considered my thumb green--well, at least chartreuse--but for some reason the luck for these supposedly easy to grow plants run out when they come into my care. Too much water? Not enough sun? I’d like to...

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