Home & Garden Insights

April 17, 2009

Christmas Caipirinhas

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  • Peel from 4 large limes (green part only; removed with vegetable peeler in 2-inch-long strips)
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 1/4-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 30 large fresh mint leaves plus 10 fresh mint sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup Brazilian rum (such as cachaça)
  • 3 cups ice cubes plus additional for serving
  • 5 cups ginger beer or ginger ale

February 6, 2009

Direct Buy Club

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While our economy is in dismay, it’s important to consider companies that help you save. One of these companies is Direct Buy. Members of the Direct Buy Club receive the following benefits:

access to:

over 700 manufacturers and their complete line of products.s
service representatives
direct buy’s design center

plus delivery & installation

Taking advantage of these benefits will help people who would like to build or remodel their home.

July 10, 2008

Goat Tacos

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3 dried guajillo or New Mexico chiles, wiped clean
2 dried ancho chiles, wiped clean
1 pound tomatoes
3 1/2 to 4 pound bone-in goat such as shoulder, neck, or leg
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
5 whole black peppercorns
3 whole cloves
2 Turkish bay leaves or 1 California
16 to 24 corn tortillas

Read about preparation.

New Booze: Cucumber Vodka and 100-Proof Tequila

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Learn about these types of vodka and tequila.

Fun Product: Corn Plates

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Summer Splash Corn on the Cob Dishes/Picks.

June 25, 2008

Dau Fu Fa

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Photography by mycookinghut on Flickr.

Spun Sugar Dome

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Photography by matuko amini on Flickr.

Ice Cream

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Photography by ♥shhexycorin on Flickr.

Coffee

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Photography by madcat19 on Flickr.

June 24, 2008

Feng Shui

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In Western culture, interior designers attempt to create a happy and harmonious environment by careful selection and pleasing arrangement of the elements within the home. They usually start with a functional furniture arrangement. They then add decorative elements — color, texture, effective lighting and accessories — to create a satisfying or dramatic atmosphere. Function and esthetics are the primary guidelines in Western interior design. (Read more...)

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