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How To : Clean fruit with vinegar

Keeping things clean is very important to prevent food born illnesses. Washing fruit is important. You can take care of many problems by just running them under water. You can use white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to clean fruit. Start by spraying some white vinegar on the f ...more

How To : Get rid of pests in apple trees

The worst thing is when you go to bite into an apple and you find a grub or a worm. This tutorial teaches you how to get rid of pests in your apple trees. One of the main pests on apple trees is Codling moth, or the caterpillars of the moth which tunnel into the fruits as they ...more

How To : Cook Indian sooji dhokla appetizers

Dhokla is a gujarati snack item traditionally made from rice and daal. Try this super simple, super quick recipe using sooji (suji, semolina or cream of wheat). Watch this how to video and learn to make Instant sooji dhokla, serve with tea and impress your guests with your Ind ...more

How To : Make your own bath bombs

Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts. You will need: 1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. cornstarch 1/2 c. citric acid 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 1/8 c. distilled water 6 drops of the essential oil of your ch ...more

How To : Identify fruit tree problems

This video describes problems with fruit trees and how to deal with them. One problem is Chlorosis, identified by yellowing leaves with green veins between the sections of the leaf. This is caused by a micronutrient deficiency (usually iron) that results when the tree roots ar ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Make your own fruit & vegetable wash

In this tutorial, learn how to wash your fruit and vegetables with a DIY mixture you can make in your kitchen. Wash your fruit and vegetables with this environmentally friendly and economical mixture. You Will Need: • Fruits and vegetables • 1 c. distilled white vinegar • 1 t ...more

How To : Remove fruit flies from a home

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove fruit flies from a home. If you have a heavy infestation of these flies, you will need to use PT 565 aerosols. Spray the aerosol for around 15 seconds in the spot that the flies are harboring. Open up cabinets so the product can get ins ...more

How To : Do a heavy duty fix of a scratched CD or DVD

Sick of throwing out old CD's? Annoyed with using up all your toothpaste and fruit to temporarily fix your albums? This heavy duty fix will take you some extra time to do, but you should be able to use your CDs for much longer after its done. You Will Need: *A compressor *Cors ...more

How To : Save water in six easy ways

Are you aware of your water usage? Are you really doing all you can to conserve water, our most precious resource? Here are some simple ways you may not have thought of and some facts about the amount of water wasted on a daily basis in America. You Will Need: - Food coloring ...more

News : Angry Clones Are Taking Over the App World

In December 2009, Angry Birds was released to the public. The iPhone and iPod touch were the first to take on the demand, then a devoted HD version for the iPad. Since then, it's transcended iOS devices to appear on Android, Nokia, Palm phones, and many others. Next, it broke ...more

How To : Quit smoking and get through the withdrawals

Quitting smoking is incredibly difficult. It's hard enough to break the habit, but the withdrawals are even worse. In this tutorial, learn how to make the transition a little more bearable. You Will Need • Pen and paper • Prescriptions • OTC medications • Hypnosis • Clean ...more

How To : Make Betty's breakfast casserole

Betty delivers as usual with a great breakfast casserole recipe. This is a great, light treat to complement fruit or eggs. Ingredients: 6 oz. package dry hash brown potatoes (I used a 5.2 oz. Betty Crocker Seasoned Skillets hash brown mix that had potatoes, onions, and some ...more

How To : Use leftover wine

Don’t pour leftover wine down the drain! Follow these steps to use up every last drop. You Will Need: An open bottle of wine, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, an ice-cube tray, orange juice or lemonade, club soda, fruit wedges, sugar, brandy, whole cloves, a cinnamon stick, orange z ...more

How To : Deal with yellow jackets

Nothing ruins a romantic fresh air picnic like the buzzing of angry yellow jackets—especially since, unlike the useful honey bee, they can use their stingers over and over again... Learn how to deal with bees without getting stung. This instructional video from Howcast offers ...more

How To : Restore and Sharpen Rusted Scissors

Leaving scissors wet or forgetting them outside can cause them to rust. Rusty scissors, if you can even open them, will leave brown marks on everything you attempt to cut through. Attempt is the truth—rust dulls the blades of the scissors making it virtually impossible to cut ...more

How To : Care For a hookbill bird

Hook-billed birds are the ones in the parrot family—from petite parakeets to massive macaws. Here’s some stuff you should know if there’s going to be a hookbill in the house. You Will Need * A hook-billed bird * A birdcage * Bowls or dishes * Toys * Perches * At least one bir ...more

How To : Make Indian rava idli cakes with Cream of wheat

Rava idlis are a super fast alternative to the traditional rice/daal idlis. Since there is no soaking, grinding or fermenting involved, you can enjoy these idlis at any time without the pre-planning. Watch this how to video and try this simple and delicious Indian rave idli re ...more

News : 6 Meaningless Claims on Food Labels

Hi OLers read the following article to gain some great insight into the mischevious advertising ways of food labels. Thanks to the New York Times for this great article below. Happy Eating6 Meaningless Claims on Food LabelsAlthough food labels are supposed to tell us exactly w ...more

How To : Embrace the Blur

This is a continuation of a previous post about getting "unfocused" with your DSLR. We all work hard to get pictures that are sharp and have perfect focus. Maybe we’re missing the forest for the trees. Think about mood, color, ideas—in other words, not your gear. There are l ...more

How To : Dry apple slices for crafts

Dry apples for that perfect project by following these steps. Apple aren’t just for eating. You can use sliced dried apples to add a little interest to your next craft project. Making the dried apple slices is half the fun and a great way to spend a lazy afternoon. You Will Ne ...more

News : 8 Edible Cups That Make Finger Foods a Snap

"You can even eat the dishes," claims the song "The Candy Man Can" from 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The idea of edible cups, even back then, grabbed my attention—any kid would much prefer to eat her dish instead of clean it afterward, of course! Don't Miss: ...more

How To : 3 Must-Try Ways to Eat Avocado

Avocado is great in guacamole or as slices on a sandwich, but there's so much more you can do with this wonderful fruit (call it a vegetable, that's fine—but it's technically a fruit). While I could eat guac every single day, these are some of my favorite recipes to spice up a ...more

How To : 3 Easy Methods for Making Gourmet Chips at Home

As the days get shorter and the weather cools down, I prepare to "hibernate." I add piles of blankets to my bed, wrap myself in layers of flannel, and—most importantly—eat as if I'm storing energy for winter. One of my favorite parts of my hibernation diet includes chips—home ...more

How To : Make a Caramel Popcorn Bowl You Can Eat

This easy "recipe" requires just two ingredients: popcorn and caramel bits. Caramel bits are made for melting, and they take all the work out of making caramel-based anything. If you've ever made caramel before, the result is delicious, but it's often hot and sticky work—in mo ...more

How To : Get Rid of Dry Skin with Fruit Facial

Today's pollution, hectic lifestyle, inadequate sleep and no time for pampering can leave your skin lackluster resulting in drying skin and making dry skin drier ultimately causing the early appearance of wrinkles and aging. A good fruit facial helps relax your skin from deep ...more

How To : 5 Fantastic Ways to Cook with Leftover Lemon Peels

Lemon peels have long been known for their ability to be home remedies for cleaning and medicinal needs. In the kitchen, they are equally as useful and can transform many common dishes and drinks into more memorable ones with just a hint of citrus. To give you some ideas, belo ...more

How To : 5 Unconventional Uses for Leftover Cookie Dough

While I frown upon any form of uneaten cookie, sometimes we overestimate our late-night cravings for baked goods leaving us with extra cookie dough at 4 a.m. If you're in the privileged dilemma of not having enough excess dough to make another batch of cookies but just enough ...more

How To : 5 Tips That Make Cooking for a Crowd Easy

Even those of us most comfortable in the kitchen can be daunted by the idea of cooking for a whole houseful of people. Whether you have a large, well-equipped kitchen or a small one with just the essentials, it can prove to be quite a task to prepare food for a dozen or so peo ...more

How To : 9 Drinking Straw Hacks That Don't Suck

The drinking straw isn't just there to help you make annoying noises when you get to the bottom of your soda. That little tube of plastic is extremely versatile and can make your life a lot easier with a little know-how. Curious? Read on to find out more. Bendy or straight, th ...more

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