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How To : Treat poison ivy, oak, and sumac with jewel weed

Jewel weed is found in swamps lakes and wet places. This how-to video demonstrates using the jewel weed stems on the infected area until the bumps or blisters break open. Jewel weed has a chemical that neutralizes poison ivy, oak, or sumac oil, so it's okay to scratch with Jew ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : URUSHIOL

URUSHIOL 61 points (11 points without the bingo) Definition: a toxic liquid [n] It may look like a funny word, especially since it's derived from a word meaning "lacquer" in Japan, but most of you are probably familiar with urushiol. Maybe not by name, but by its bothersome ...more

How To : Identify problems with heat scorch on roses

John White and Rosemary Maddox address garden problems concerning heat and sun damage on their plants. Rosemary grows tomatoes that grow healthily, but are dry and cracked at the top. John identifies the problem as an excessive exposure to heat and sunlight, and recommends put ...more

How To : Bake a Mediterranean spinach pie

Fatayer or Spinach Pie is a pizza-like foods eaten by the people of the Mediterranean. simboseh and fatayer are baked or sometimes fried doughs stuffed with minced meat and cooked onions or snobar (pine nuts).Fatayer is usually folded into triangles and unlike simboseh, it cou ...more

How To : Make Kefta Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Kebab

Kefta is a ground meat dish served all over the Mediterranean and Middle East. You will need ground beef, gournd lamb, parsley, salt, black pepper, sumac, nutmeg, and olive oil. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make Kefta kebab.

How To : Attract birds and butterflies to your backyard

Food, water, and shelter—that’s all butterflies and birds need to consider your backyard a home. And the great thing is that what attracts them will beautify your yard as well! You Will Need * Gardening books, magazines, and websites for research * Seed- and berry-producing ...more

How To : Treat poison ivy

Poison ivy and its nasty cousins, poison sumac and poison oak strike year round. Poison ivy is found as a vine, it has 3 leaves and can have berries. The poison is called urushiol. If exposed, wash with hot soapy water immediately. Mild reactions can be treated with antihistam ...more

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