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    Getting Kids To Eat Vegetables

    The very first thing that needs to be said in any article on getting kids to eat vegetables is that children do not naturally dislike vegetables. The idea that vegetables = yuck is one that tends to be picked up from television, books, friends and so forth – or even from your attitude.

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    Use Of Garlic

    Garlic must be one of the best foodstuffs known to humanity. There’s so much that you can do with it! Many people are put off by its pungent aroma and avoid it wherever possible. But, for the life of me, I just can’t see why.

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    Basics That No Pantry Should Be Without

    All pantries (or whatever else you call your food storage area) should contain certain basic items. Why? Emergencies, that’s why. These emergencies aren’t necessarily of the natural disaster type (floods, earthquakes). They can also be of the financial type – too much month left at the end of the money.

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    Keeping Clutter Free

    I was once responsible for tidying up my grandmother’s house after she passed away. The responsibility fell on me because no other family members were game enough to take it on, because my grandmother was an incurable hoarder and clutterer.

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  • Christmas Cards – Making Your Christmas More Natural

    This article (and others about making Christmas more natural) refers to the traditional Christmas. If you have other beliefs, then do the mental editing to suit or else congratulate yourself that you do it differently and avoid a lot of the excesses. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, skip this article… but you probably wouldn’t have read this far if you’re a member of the Bah-Humbug Club.

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    The Perfect Cup Of Tea

    The novelist George Orwell (famous for his political novels such as Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-four) was picky about his cups of tea and tried to lay down the law about how to make the perfect cup of tea.

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    Facts About Carbon Footprint

    Carbon footprints are widely talked about when discussions of sustainability, emissions and climate change come up. The general idea seems to be that the atmosphere (or at least the proportion of the atmosphere that relates to carbon dioxide) is sort of like a clean kitchen floor that you can leave footprints on.

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    Dry Clean – As Little As Possible

    “Dry Clean Only” says the label. So, of course you pop down to your nearest dry cleaning agent, drop the garment in question off, and pick it up and pay for the service a day or so later. It couldn’t be simpler, right?

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    How To Make Friends With Lentils

    I’d like to introduce you to the humble lentil. While the lentil has something of a reputation of being a flower-child or hippy, it’s not that alarming or weird. Yes, the lentil is a vegan staple – and is a staple protein source for many people around the world where meat is harder to come by and/or forbidden.

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    The Slapdash Cheapskate’s Method Of Making Soup

    At some time in your life, you will need to make soup. You may need to make it because you’re short on cash and need to make things stretch. You may need to feed an extra mouth or three at very short notice. You may be trying to lose weight and want the fill-you-up-for-fewer-calories benefits of a liquid diet. You may have broken your jaw. But you will need to make soup.

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