Recipe: Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

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Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

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Masterful Gardening: Combat winter doldrums with window sill gardening

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Tom Crandall has started multiple plants on his window sill this winter. On the left are wax begonia cuttings. In the middle is a sweet potato that has
Tom Crandall has started multiple plants on his window sill this winter. On the left are wax begonia cuttings. In the middle is a sweet potato that has sprouted. And on the right is an African violet cutting which has just begun to sprout baby plants above the roots. Courtesy of Tom Crandall

By Tom Crandall

My joy of gardening is watching plants grow.

While the fall season is enjoyable with all the beautiful foliage, I begin to have withdrawal symptoms as temperatures plummet and the annuals and perennials wither and die.

To combat the upcoming winter doldrums, I begin to focus on plants that will continue to flourish in the house.

I could go to a garden center and load up on expensive house plants, but I prefer to have fun with plants I propagate myself.

Following are some fun projects I’ve enjoyed over the years.

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Foods you can grow from kitchen scraps via Homesteading

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Ginger: http://bit.ly/leVit5
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Romaine: http://bit.ly/13K9Ghb
Garlic Chives: http://bit.ly/JnNaRc
Garlic Bulbs: http://bit.ly/YAJRgi
Onion: http://bit.ly/bSewVO
Basil: http://exm.nr/LZNNFU
Peppers: http://bit.ly/Mxtl8
Sweet Potatoes: http://bit.ly/10QT4ch
Pumpkin: http://bit.ly/WxJM12
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Naturally boosting the Immune System via JuiceRecipes.com and @preventionmag

The substances responsible for green and purple color of broccoli, vitamin C, beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals, particularly selenium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, etc., present in broccoli are really great immune-strengtheners. They protect you from numerous infections.

Carrots do wonders for boosting the immune system by increasing the production and performance of white blood cells; building resistant to various kinds of infections.

Asparagus is one of the richest sources of rutin (a natural substance found in plants) which together with vitamin C, can help to energize and protect the body from infections. Asparagus is also a source of iron, which boosts the immune system and prevents anaemia.

The anti-oxidant nutrients in pears are a great way to boost your immune system. Drink pear juice at the first sign of a cold.

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