You can find chili peppers in practically every cuisine. From the sweet Italian variety to the spicy Thai bird's chili and the smoky Mexican chipotle, peppers are ubiquitous and universally loved. But if you find the range and scope of these little fireballs overwhelming, you're not alone.
In this tutorial, we learn how to grow healthy and productive fruit trees. Pest management is an issue with growing plats, so use something that can grow in a small area. Only use disease resistant varieties of trees, so you won't lose any while they are growing. You can grow some trees in a small area so they maintain in their space and they are very active. Make sure you prune the trees once they reach a certain heights and you remove any pests that are around. Use these tips to grow health...
There are thousands of different types of sooji, also known as semolina, to work with when cooking, but who has enough pantry space to keep all these varieties in stock at once? The trick to always having the sooji you need is to purchase a coarse variety and then grind it down to the consistency you want for the recipe.
Bead frames are pretty simple to understand. Rather than simply stringing beads onto a pendant or necklace, you can attach them to bead frames, which come in all shapes and varieties, to make a novel design that can take advantage of negative space. It goes without saying that elaborate bead frames make the entire design more ornamental, whereas a simple round wooden bead base helps put the spotlight on the bead in the center for a subtle glamour.
Makoto Trotter, naturopathic doctor, explains how to cook quinoa and buckwheat for breakfast. Brown rice takes 45 minutes to boil, so if you want a faster-cooking whole grain, try quinoa and buckwheat. Quinoa comes in black and red varieties. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to cook, as does buckwheat. To prepare quinoa, be sure to wash it carefully to avoid a bitter taste. Use 1 cup of quinoa to every 1 1/2 cups of water. Once it boils, turn it down to simmer for 15 minutes. You can eat quinoa as a...
Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach, demonstrates how to make a wonderfully filling raw muesli. Start with a cereal bowl. Coarsely chop and add two or three varieties of nuts of your choosing. In this instance, Karen adds hazelnuts, almonds and brazil nuts. She then adds cut dried apricots, dates and raisins. Blend together with your hands. Now, add fresh fruit of choice. Bananas, blueberries, raspberries and apples are good picks. Stir to blend and finally, pour almond milk to taste over all. ...
When you head to your neighborhood gardening center to find a shade tree for your garden, the variety of choices can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many kinds of trees, and each of those trees has its own varieties. In this clip, Dave Epstein from Growing Wisdom will help find the best shade tree for you.
Lentils are sold in many varieties and colors: split, whole, brown, green, black, red, white, French. For the most tender, toothsome lentil, one that won’t fall apart in soup, stick with the brown, green, or French (also called “puy”) variety. Watch this howcast video to learn how to make a delicious lentil soup.
This series on all grain beer brewing teaches everything needed to know to make homemade beer. Brew different varieties of beers following these recipes and instructions. Learn how to make a home into a micro brewery and enjoy fresh beer whenever!
A delightful way to make a tasty Lebanese squash dish. This is a vegetarian alternative to kousa mihshi stuffed with rice, garbanzo beans, parsley, and tomato, is satisfying and wonderfully seasoned. If the Lebanese summer squash are unavailable, use small yellow crooknecks of dark green zucchini. Mexican squash varieties are very similar to Lebanese and might be found in farmers' markets. Seeds for Lebanese squash are available through a few seed companies, if you care to grow your own. This...
I've been a fan of potatoes ever since I can remember... but mainly because they weren't a big part of my daily diet (which usually consisted of rice). And because my experience with potatoes was so limited, I only knew of two varieties growing up: big, brown Russets and sinewy sweet potatoes. As for cooking with potatoes—well, I'm embarrassed to admit that the only time I cooked potatoes when I was a kid was with the instant kind.
Every one knows what ivy is, but most think of it as the poisonous ivy that gives a horrible itchy rash, but poison ivy isn't the only kind out there. There's beautiful ivy that can make your home more elegant than ever. Growing the prolific ivy plant will convince you that you have a green thumb while adding fresh beauty around your house, indoors and outdoors.
How to prepare soil for a wildflower garden
Supple Wine demonstrates how to read an Italian wine label. Reading an Italian wine label can be tricky because in Italy there are more grape varieties grown than the rest of the world put together. The first thing to note on a wine label is the producer. Then, note the vintage year. Research what years are good for the different regions. Then, see the name of the wine like Chianti Classico. Chianti is a region within Tuscany. There are sub regions within Chianti that have specific characteri...
Curtis Smith and Jim Sais describe how to choose pansies, chrysanthemums and asters. Pansies are very small plants and they come in different varieties and sizes such as dancing bears . The face of the pansies is very exact and the right fertilizer will cause them to grow successfully. Amended soil will work best for pansies. Chrysanthemums are spectacular plants and they can be used in containers as well. They signify a fair well to summer. When they are finished blooming, you should be able...
There are basically three kinds of wines; reds, whites and sparkling. A red wine typically is usually a heavier and more complex wine, where a white wine is typically considered a lighter and sweeter wine. Sparkling wines, called Champagne if they come from a particular region in France, is a wine where the fermentation process causes the wine to bubble. Sparkling wines are unique and I will not go into too much detail with them other to say that they tend to go very well with appetizers or w...
Feeling like you need to rid your body of a few toxins? A nice, hot cup of tea isn't just soothing; some varieties have health and diet benefits. See which brew might be right for you. Learn how to tea-tox with help from this video.
Sick of spending your hard earned money on the bourgeois bubbly water? Why spend extra money on bottled seltzer when you can make it at home? Plus, by using fewer plastic bottles, you can reduce your carbon footprint.
For some of us, cooking rice ain't easy. If you're getting gooey rice, you're doing something wrong... but have no fear. Cooking perfect rice is easy once you learn how. Follow these steps for light, fluffy white or brown rice every time.
Preparing a potato is very simple: just add water! (and boil...) This video shows you how to boil a potato so you can munch away on all your favorite potato-related treats.
This is the classic game of musical chairs with a little fruit added. You Will Need
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Cooling sprays are a safe, easy, and effective way to relieve the discomfort of hot flashes associated with menopause. Watch this video to learn how to make a hot flash cooling spray.
Making apple pie? Need a quick snack? Learn the fastest and simplest way to remove the core. Watch this video to learn how to core an apple.
We next visit the farm, where the real production takes place. They are growing some unusual items. Several herbs, like Shiso or Perilla (Perilla frutescens) are available in green or red varieties. They have a very unique flavor, almost nutty with a touch of citrus and a very aromatic flavor. Jerry uses them to make a green apple shiso ice. And you can use it as a salad green when it's young and actually use the seeds as well. Use the tips in salads and the seeds when they start to form, the...
Go to a chain supermarket, and chances are you'll see one type of garlic—maybe two or three if you're lucky. However, there's a mouthwatering slew of Allium sativum out there, far beyond those papery white bulbs most of us encounter at the nearest Stop 'n' Shop.
If you're a beginner to Chinese watercolor painter then you do have to do a little research and practice before you actually let your paintbrush hit the canvas. From using the right paint to the right brush, every single thing you employ for your art matters in the ultimate creation.
Learn how to start seeds for planting. Start your own seeds to save money, grow different plant varieties, and extend your growing season.
There's nothing tastier than a fresh-picked tomato. Enjoy a bumper crop this year with these tips. Learn how to grow tomatoes in your garden with this Howcast video guide.
If you've ever gone Christmas tree shopping before at a Christmas tree lot, then you're probably more than familiar with Noble Firs, Douglas Firs, Grand Firs, and maybe even Blue Spruce and boxwood (used for wreaths). But have you ever considered using other varieties of evergreens in your decorating?
Your Christmas tree isn't the only place ornaments belong. Add ornaments to your cupcakes this holiday season as well by creating these adorable holiday ornament cupcakes. All you need is some icing, sprinkles, and imagination to create all varieties of sparkly Christmas ornament cupcakes.
Plywood is flat, stable, and comes in lots of varieties. You can even use your plywood as a base for exotic veneers. But there is a consistent problem with plywood: how to treat the edges. This how-to video teaches you how to apply edge banding so it will hold up to wear and tear. All you need is iron edge banding, roller, sandpaper and an utility knife.
You'll immediately taste the difference between fresh, homemade ravioli and pre-cooked varieties. Try this simple cheese ravioli recipe and experience Italian home cooking at its best. Make it with riccota and parmesan or substitute your favorite cheeses.
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, premium Scottish distillery The Macallan is bringing an augmented reality art gallery, viewable through the high-priced Microsoft HoloLens, to select cities in celebration of whisky season.
Furniture gets beat up—it's a fact of life. Your beautiful tables will end up scratched, the legs of your chairs will grow nicked, and you'll find interesting dents and damage in other places around the house, too. Yet if most of your furniture is made of wood, you don't have to live with unsightly scratches. In fact, you can remove years of damage with a simple snack food: nuts.
This is for the Beginning Tango dancer, Ocho's are an important component to the Tango and come in many varieties.
Before watching this video we never knew there were so many different varieties of chile peppers, nor that each variety has a different degree of spiciness, measured in heat units.
Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke!
Whether you know it by its RX name (oxycodone), or its street one (oxycotton), this drug is abused even more than codeine! Here, we'll look at the varieties of the narcotic, from Perocent to Oxycontin, and examine how the prescription drug works.
Eating vegetarian isn't just for vegetarians. There are plenty of reasons, health and economics-wise, to consider forgoing the meat for a meal or three. Rather than get deep into the world of fake meat (although there's many a tasty alternative to be found there, to be sure), you should consider getting to know your humble-seeming fungal friend: the mushroom. Thanks to their hearty flavor, cooks tend to treat mushrooms like meat, albeit one with its own unique characteristics. Mushrooms are e...