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I love fresh flowers. But dried flowers make up about 85 percent of the arrangements in my house. Every holiday is an excuse to make a new dried flower arrangement in a vase or basket, to decorate a coffee table, or act as centerpiece on the dining room table. These arrangements are one of the reasons I love to grow flowers. When choosing and planting my flower bed, I always think ahead to the time of drying and arranging. The method you choose…
If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.
A few of my friends swear by dry shampoo saying it pumps up the volume, adds lift and absorbs excess oil. My hair is short and it always sticks straight up, but I was still curious about a product that could refresh my scalp between shampoos.
Sherry wine isn't sweet, in fact, most are dry. In Spain, Sherry wine is savored like fine whiskey. Get to know the different styles of Sherry wine and which ones you ought to try (and even the ones to avoid).
Most stuffing recipes will tell you that your very first step is setting your loaf of bread out on a counter for a few days and letting it get nice and stale. But you know what? Screw most recipes. Not only will staling occur more readily at refrigerator temperatures, staling is an annoyingly, unnecessarily time-consuming way to make bread dry.
When it comes to online shopping, consumers may say that they want products with a long shelf-life, but a recent Harris Poll found that they are just as likely to buy fresh fruits and vegetables as dry packaged goods online – revealing ecommerce may hold more promise for perishable products that originally believed.