July 23, 2006

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Fresh water chestnuts, whole and cut in half.

Freezing Water ChestnutsA Guide to Freezing Water Chestnuts. To select good water chestnuts, look for firm, hard-shelled tubers that are free from insect damage and bruising.

 

Freezing WatermelonCut in half, remove seeds and rind. Cut watermelon into slices, wedges, cubes or balls. A Guide to Freezing Watermelon.

 

blanching Vegetables

Blanching VegetablesBlanching Vegetables. All vegetables contain naturally occurring enzymes. In some vegetables, unless these enzymes are deactivated with heat before the vegetable is frozen, the enzymes will continue to break down and age them even at freezing temperatures.

 

stack of zucchini

Freezing ZucchiniA guide to freezing zucchini. Choose young zucchini with smooth, tender skin and a vibrant, dark green color.

 

Picture of turnips.

Freezing Turnips or ParsnipsA Guide to Freezing Turnips or Parsnips. Select small to medium, firm turnips or parsnips that are tender and have a mild flavor. Look for crisp green tops as an indicator of freshness.

 

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Other Uses for Coffee FiltersUse for coffee filters, other than making coffee.

 

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Low Emissive Window Glazing Materials?None of the window glazing materials I've seen seem to be "low emissive," and they all recommend preparing the sash by priming with oil-based primer. I want to do all of my home improvement projects in as environmentally friendly and healthy way as possible. What do you recommend?

 

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Flies and Mosquitoes Have Taken Over Our Yard?Flies and Mosquitoes Have Taken Over Our Yard. I have swarms of flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects in my backyard. We have tried yard guard and other pesticides, as well as baggies with water, with no results at all. The flies seem to come from the grass

 

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Homemade Popcorn Toppings?Homemade Popcorn Toppings. I was recently at the movies and found they had at least a dozen toppings to sprinkle on the pop corn. I have never seen so many flavors! I loved the white Cheddar kind.

 

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Rotisserie Recipes?Rotisserie Recipes. I am looking for some good recipes for a rotisserie. we found one on sale the other for next to nothing and would like some good recipes for it.

 

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Making Nachos in a Toaster Oven?Any suggestions for time and temperature for making nachos?

 

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My Dog Tries to Bite People That Pick Him Up?I have a 8 week old mastiff Rottweiler mix. He attacks when I pick him up but only when he doesn't want to be. I took him to the vet and when she was examining him he growled and tried to bite her.

 

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