Home & Garden Insights

July 27, 2007

Ice Cream

Filed under: food, homemade ice cream, ice cream, recipes — homeandgardeninsights @ 3:17 pm


Ice Cream Maker Recipes

Cooks.Com: Homemade Ice Cream

Chicken Caesar Pasta

Filed under: chicken caesar pasta, cooking, food, pasta, recipes — homeandgardeninsights @ 3:06 pm


1 tablespoon of butter
1 pound of dry penne pasta
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves: cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 8 ounce bottle of Caesar salad dressing
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
1 head shredded romaine lettuce
1 large chopped tomato


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, pepper and salt. Cook 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove skillet from heat.

In a bowl, mix together salad dressing, vinegar and cheese. Toss together pasta, chicken, lettuce, and dressing mixture. Place in large serving bowl, and sprinkle with tomato. Garnish with croutons and Parmesan curls, if desired.

July 20, 2007


Filed under: cookbooks, cooking, free recipes, online recipes, recipes — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:51 pm

Dave’s Garden Cookbook
25 chapters and hundreds of free online recipes.

July 16, 2007

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Filed under: cooking, food, recipes, salad, Spinach and Strawberry Salad — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:38 pm

Spinach and Strawberry Salad


2 bunches spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
4 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, paprika, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. Pour over the spinach and strawberries, and toss to coat.

Blackberry Spinach Salad

Filed under: blackberry spinach salad, cooking, food, recipes, salad — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:36 pm

Blackberry Spinach Salad


3 cups baby spinach, rinsed and dried
1 pint fresh blackberries
6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 green onion, sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup edible flowers (optional)


In a large bowl, toss together baby spinach, blackberries, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, green onion, and walnuts. Garnish with edible flowers.

How to Cure Cracking Ceramic Tiles

Filed under: ceramic tiles, home, home and garden, home improvement — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:27 pm

Henry Harrison shows you how to use caulk to cure a cracked ceramic tile surface. Watch the Video

July 10, 2007

Pet-Safe Plants

Filed under: gardening, pet-safe plants, pets, plants — homeandgardeninsights @ 8:16 pm

“Lots of dogs and cats like to chew on leaves, stems and berries. Most of the time, there’s no ill effect. But some plants–such as golden pothos, dieffenbachia, some philodendrons and dracaenas, and peace lily–can be toxic to dogs and/or cats; depending on the variety of plant and the size and weight of the animal, effects can range from mild oral irritation to poisoning.” (Read more…)

July 6, 2007

The Perfect Picnic

Filed under: food, fun, outdoors, picnics, summer — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:17 pm

[photography: Zoe Singer]

A picnic is an event. More than just a portable lunch that you’d take to work or school, the word conjures up images of lazy feasts under shady trees and summer repasts on sunny beaches.

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Sparkling Red & Green Tea

Filed under: fun, green tea, recipes, sparkling red and green tea, tea — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:14 pm


  • Bring 2 cups water to boiling.
  • Steep 4 individual-size green tea bags in boiling water according to tea package directions.
  • Remove and discard tea bags. Stir a 12-ounce can of frozen juice concentrate (such as cranberry-raspberry or apple-cherry) into tea mixture.
  • Cover and chill mixture until serving time.
  • To serve, fill a tall ice filled glass 1/4 full with the tea mixture..Top with chilled sparkling water or club soda.
  • Garnish with a few fresh berries and lemon wedge.
  • Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Tournesol II

Filed under: art, artists, home — homeandgardeninsights @ 8:51 pm

Tournesol II

By: Marthe

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