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How To: Grow healthy and productive fruit trees

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...

How To: Design with bead frames with Katie Hacker

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.

How To: Cook quinoa for breakfast

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...

How To: Make raw muesli

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. ...

How To: Choose a shade tree

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.

How To: Make lentil soup

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.

How To: Brew homemade all grain beer

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!

How To: Make summer squash stuffed with rice

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...

How To: The Ultimate Potato Cheat Sheet: Which Potato Goes Best with What?

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.

How To: Grow ivy plants

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: Read an Italian wine label

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...

How To: Choose pansies, chrysanthemums & asters

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...

How To: Select the right wine to go with a meal

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...

How To: Tea-tox

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.

How To: Make seltzer water

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.

How To: Cook perfect rice

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.

How To: Core an apple

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.

How To: Use basil after the season is over

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...

How To: Apply Edge Banding to Plywood

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.

How To: Prepare fresh homemade cheese ravioli

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.

Ingredients 101: Selecting, Cleaning, & Storing Fresh Mushrooms

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...