Whether you’re making an emergency substitution or experimenting with a new flavor, follow these suggestions for dry herb and spice alternatives. As a general rule, start with half of the amount the recipe calls for (unless directed otherwise), and add the spice until it suits your taste.
Not only are bees incredible pollinators, they are also the only insect in the world to produce food that humans can eat. Over the last two decades, research has shown that this hardworking creature is in rapid decline.
Find in this infographic below, why it’s so important that we save these ancient insects and how you can help:
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“Essential oils are not actually oils. They are the highly concentrated plant constituents made by distilling large quantities of whole plants with water, steam, solvents, or mechanical methods. People have used these oils for thousands of years. Recently they have boomed into a $24 billion industry.
Despite their many healing powers, the everyday use of essential oils has some downsides. First, the manufacturing of essential oils raises significant sustainability concerns: It takes large amounts of plant material to distill the oils. In some cases, thousands of pounds of plants are used to produce a very small amount of oil. Most plants for essential oils are eitherover-harvested from the wild or grown overseas in large monocrop farms. They are sometimes ripped entirely out of the ground for distillation.”
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Houseplants are a huge interiors trend right now. But never mind how great they look, there is also a slew of benefits to bringing greenery indoors. They purify the air, help boost healing and can even improve concentration and productivity.
There’s a science to getting it right, and lighting, temperature as well as your green-fingered skills all play a part in which plants you should use to decorate with. Indoor plants are a great addition to any house. But, there are simply too many choices out there. Make choosing easier with the help of this great infographic.
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Herbs add life to you windowsill and flavor to your cooking. But most varieties also grow way too fast for you to use them all. See how easy it is to dry fresh herbs and make the most of your indoor garden.
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In the ruins of an old storage building, young urban farmers in Mexico City’s Roma District are experimenting with how to grow efficiently, and easily, in a small space. They share their experiments in square foot gardening, DIY vertical gardens, permaculture, herb spirals, hydroponics, rainwater catchment, and vermicomposting.