Lawn - Garden

A wooden garden shed can provide you with many benefits. Many homeowners consider building their own garden shed to store garden tools, landscaping equipment and other supplies. Some will also use this building for a safe environment to establish seedlings before moving them outdoors. A garden shed may be larger or smaller in size, and it can add function and convenience alike to your gardening experience. Before you start building your own garden shed, however, there are a few things you should consider fully.

Home Tech

Every homeowner and renter wants to feel comfortable in their home. You never want to feel like you need to worry when you lock your door and drive to work for the day. The problem is, in today’s turbulent economy, more and more home burglars are breaking into homes and taking valuable items. In fact, home burglaries make up about 90 percent of the non-violent crime in the nation. You do not want to fall victim to home burglars just because you are not prepared. The best way to protect yourself in this situation is to invest in a monitored alarm system. Choosing the best alarm system and...

Green Home

For many regions of the country, drought can cause a serious problem with water shortages, high temperatures, and little or no rain. Luckily, the rise in popularity of earth friendly living has created a movement of people catching and harvesting rain water in order to use it for a variety of different projects and other uses in times of need. Installing a rain catchment system can be done at home without the help of professionals, though extremely complex rain harvesting and rain water treatment systems can also be installed by professionals. By taking a look at your water needs, budget, and the...

Home Improvement
25
January

A basement that develops water damage can cause serious consequences for your home. Water can cause foundation problems, mold and mildew. Repairing the damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars if it is caught late in the process. However, if you spot the warning signs early, you can decrease the amount of money it will cost to repair the damage. If you are considering purchasing a home, these warning signs can help prevent you from purchasing a home that will need immediate repairs to be completed.

Cooking
22
January

Choosing a set of kitchen knives is a decision that any home-owner should not take lightly. Having a good set of quality knives helps to make cooking much easier, and selecting a great set is an investment. Although knives can be expensive, with proper care and maintenance, uses can expect to have the same set for many years to come.

Pets

How To Build A Chicken Coop

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15
May

Raising chickens is a great hobby that provides you with fresh eggs, meat and fertilizer for your garden. As with any animal, chickens require some form of housing. This usually entails the building of a chicken coop. You don’t need special carpentry skills or overly complicated plans. Chickens will be happy and healthy as long as you meet their basic needs.

Cooking Class: Cuts of Beef

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30
April

When you wander down the aisle of the Meat section of your local supermarket, you’re confronted by a wide variety of different cuts of meat.  Here’s a list of the various cuts you may encounter and the types of dishes you can prepare with them.

Nothing perks up a cold winter day quite like a steaming mug of mulled cider, and unlike many cold winter treats mulled cider is actually quite quick and easy to make.  If you can boil water, chances are you can make a tasty batch of hot mulled cider to share with family and friends.

We have all heard that fresh vegetables should form a major part of a healthy diet, and nutritional experts recommend that every adult eat at least five servings of vegetables every single day.  Incorporating that many vegetables into a healthy diet is not always easy, but it helps to know how to choose the freshest ones at the market.  The next time you head out to the local farmers market or grocery store, consider these tips for choosing the freshest produce.

Wok cooking tips

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30
April

Ever wanted to know how to use the Chinese wok to prepare healthy Chinese food? It’s simple and easy. You can use the wok for boiling & steaming too. Basically, a wok is a frying pan with a convex bottom used by the Chinese to prepare food. The convex bottom of the wok heats up quickly, thus heating the food, which makes the cooking healthy.

30
April

Fish is a delicate meat, and, as such, should be treated with some care when preparing.  In order to bring out the fresh, luscious flavors of a truly great fish, you won’t need a lot of ingredients or time.  But you will need to pay some attention!