No one can tell you exactly how to pick a good watermelon, because so much of the flavor depends on growing and storage conditions. What I can give you are tips to teach you how to tell if a watermelon is ripe – PLUS – I’ll tell you how to store a watermelon for best flavor and nutrition.
Many years ago, when I had my first broccoli harvest from my very own garden, I was talking to my mom about the pesky green broccoli worms hiding in the nooks and crannies. She told me about the simple kitchen trick that she used that might just be the easiest way to get worms out of broccoli. Of course, you can eat the worms. My sister ate one last year on cooked broccoli and said it tasted like broccoli. 🙂 I'm just not that hungry – most of the time. I did fry up some one morning for breakfast with my eggs and broccoli.
Summertime may bring many wonderful things but the extreme heat is not one of them. For many, using air conditioning is not affordable nor available. Here are some tips for keeping your house cool in the summer heat, with or without AC. We use these techniques in steamy South Carolina to reduce our air conditioning bill. Scroll down to see 12 ways to keep house cool without AC.
Note: See the post “Heat Stroke – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention” for more tips on staying safe in high temperatures.
Mosquitoes can ruin time outside and transmit disease. In this post, we’ll discuss what attracts mosquitoes; natural mosquito repellents, including mosquito spray recipes; plants that repel mosquitoes; mosquito control tips for your yard, and ways to avoid getting bit. [Read more…] about Natural Mosquito Repellents That Work and Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Although the kneejerk reaction when seeing a spider might be to grab a can of Raid, there are several other alternatives to get rid of spiders naturally without exposing yourself to harmful toxins. Instead, try one of these 8 Natural Spider Repellents listed below, such as the spider spray. We also encourage you to check out the tips to get rid of spiders in your home by making it a less welcoming habitat.