I love debunking old tips. For example, there have been e-mails going around for years stating that the best way to peel a banana is from the bottom. The tip states that by doing this you don't get any of the strings. Baloney. You get just as many strings as if you'd peeled it normally. Word of caution: most of the chain mail e-mail tips I've gotten over the years have been bogus.
As someone who is highly allergic to bee stings, I'm always concerned when I see any kind of bee-like insect buzzing around my yard.
What can I do to prepare my garden for beautiful, successful plants?
Choosing wholesome meat and getting those products home safely will start you on the path to preventing foodborne illness.
One of the things that always excites me about Easter is that it kicks off the spring and summer season; so Sundays, until Labor Day weekend, will be the stuff of which memories are made. Especially for kids.
Many families are challenged when it comes to agreeing about money.
The digital video recorder, also known as a DVR, is one of the greatest inventions of all time. It allows you to record multiple TV shows at the same time and even allows you to pause and replay live TV. TiVo came out with the first DVR in 1999. Today you can get the DVR functionality from your cable company or satellite service. A dilemma that a lot of people have is that they have a DVR in their bedroom but it will wake them up at night when the device's harddrive either turns on or shuts down. If ...
Chloe and Cole are special. Obviously I think they are, or I wouldn't bore you with stories about them week after week. But they're special for another reason: they're hybrids. Half of one thing, half of another, all of neither.
I'm a riesling fan! The white wine grape known alternatively as Johannisberg riesling and white riesling is adored by most hard-core winos - even those who wax rhapsodic over nothing but big, strong, hearty red wines.
Louise and Selena, being the genuine Southerners they are, both had a hankering for fried chicken. And I, of course, knew just where to find the perfect recipe.
What do you do if you spill a bottle of cooking oil on the floor? First you pour some flour over the spill and let it sit for a couple of minutes. The flour will absorb most of the oil, and you can simply sweep it up with a dust pan and broom. Finally, use window cleaner and paper towels to remove the remaining oil.
Every spring, it becomes a mantra for me: This year will be the year.
I, for one, am going to build my first raised bed this year and try my luck in growing some of my favorite vegetables.
With the recent onset of spring-like weather, gardening enthusiasts across North Georgia cannot wait to get started pruning, planting, fertilizing and simply soaking up some warm sunshine. The phones have been hopping at the Extension office - spring fever is officially here!
Spring is just around the corner, so let's focus on two often forgotten members of the onion family - leeks and green onions (scallions).
You know, you always hear people saying "life is funny sometimes." Things happen to us that are so ironic they are hard to comprehend sometimes.
A few months ago I bought an exercise bike. Why, you might ask? Simple. We needed somewhere else to hang our clothes.
If you or someone you know has diabetes, that's no surprise. But did you know cats are susceptible to diabetes, too?
The capital of Mexico is a place of contrasts.
It has begun. The annual appearance of webbing in trees along the roadways and woods in the county has started.
It's been a dozen years since Pierce Brosnan played Bond, James Bond, in "Die Another Day."
Whether you like walking, aerobics, dancing or a variety of sports, UGA Extension's Walk Georgia can help you find tools to stay fit.
I recently enjoyed a day of whitewater rafting near Clayton.
Superstorm Sandy, which covered the East Coast with floodwaters from Florida to Maine in 2012, is still a household name. But memories of Sandy were overshadowed by the torrential rains that hit Baltimore, Long Island and Connecticut on Aug. 12.
Around this time of year, I begin sending out applications to individuals interested in taking our Georgia Master Gardener classes at the Hall County Extension office.
Last week was a sad one in Hollywood. One day after comedian Robin Williams was found dead, legendary actress Lauren Bacall died.
Last week, we lost a comedic icon. The death of Robin Williams is a bitter ending to a man who delighted millions through entertainment.
I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids.
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