Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Appliances

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The kitchen is one of the most essential parts of the house that should be filled with useful appliances. It is the area where food is prepared, cooked, and as well as stored. When it comes to food preparation, there are several essential kitchen appliances needed to be able to do it … Read more

Top Kitchen Organization Ideas To Maximize Storage Space

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Managing a kitchen on your own can be a daunting task. Even if you have family or housemates to help out, it might seem like your kitchen is never completely clean or tidy. After all, it’s one of the rooms that’s used the most often and by every family member.  If you’re … Read more

Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Oven

Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Oven

The oven is one of the most important appliances in the kitchen. If your kitchen doesn’t have an oven, you wouldn’t even call it a kitchen at all. So, for anyone looking to buy their first oven or new oven, we are going to give you several tips to consider when choosing … Read more

Top Ten Herbs: St. John’s Wort

Hypericum perforatum, or St. John’s Wort, is an herb that grows wild in many places. It has yellow flowers shaped like five-pointed stars. It is found all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Asia, Europe, and North and South America. For centuries, it has been used to improve mental health.  … Read more

Basil

Basil is a common culinary herb in the mint family that can be sweet or savory. There are several varieties and their scents and tastes vary, as well. The most common include sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) which is the one with which most people are familiar, Thai basil (O. basilicum or thyrsiflora), … Read more

Top Ten Herbs: Valerian Root

Valerian, or Valeriana officinalis, is an herb native to the continent of Europe and some areas of Asia, valerian also can be found in North America. Its root is used to make supplements, extracts, and oils to aid in sleep and other health related issues. It has a sedative effect. Health Benefits … Read more

Top Ten Herbs: Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm, Health Benefits and Side Effects, Food and Nutrition, Growing

Lemon balm, also known as balm mint, is a prolific perennial herb that belongs to the mint family. Its scientific name is Melissa officinalis. The leaves have a lemony scent. It is very attractive to honeybees. Health Benefits and Side Effects Lemon balm has been used traditionally for a long time for … Read more

Top Ten Herbs: Thyme

Thyme has been used since ancient days for a variety of applications. It is aromatic and it has a distinctive scent. There are several species that are used for food and medicinal purposes, including Thymus citriodorus which has a citrusy flavor and scent, T. herba-barona which has a caraway scent, and T. … Read more

Top Ten Herbs: Dandelion

Top Ten Herbs: Dandelion

Dandelions are well known and easily recognized. The common one is either Taraxacum officinale or T. erythrospermum. Many people consider them weeds to be killed and eliminated from the yard. However, dandelions are not only bright and cheerful, they draw pollinators, and they are also immensely edible, and useful for health purposes, … Read more

Top Ten Herbs: Lavender

Lavender grows as an evergreen shrub and it is a part of the mint family. Its flowers are the color we tend to associate with the word. It is common to find lavender in perfumes, makeup, and medicine, as well as some foods. Lavender is known for its recognizable scent and its … Read more

Top Ten Herbs: Echinacea

When people talk about herbal remedies for treatment and prevention of colds and flu, echinacea will often be suggested. This herb is a flowering daisy-family plant, also known as coneflowers. They grow in central and eastern North America and bloom throughout the summer. There are ten different species of echinacea. The ones … Read more