Archive for May, 2016

Remembering Today

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Plants that are Easy to Keep Alive

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Plants are a wonderful addition to the interior of your home.  Most decor styles benefit from these little pieces of the outdoors, and they help to clean the air inside your home. If you don’t feel that you have a green thumb, there are some plants that are a good fit.  These plants are each easy to keep alive as long as you water them occasionally!

Indoor plants can be easy to keep alive. If you don’t plan on planting a garden this spring, consider some potted plants that you can keep indoors.

Basil is an easy plant to grow indoors. It also tastes fresh and delicious. This plant is perfect to grow on a window sill. It needs sun, so this is a good location. The aroma it gives off is amazing and it is wonderful to have in the kitchen. Just pick a few leaves and add it to a meal! A small flower pot can be used to grow basil, so it can fit on a window sill or counter top.

Aloe is an good plant to have around the home. It is perfect for providing a soothing, natural remedy for sun burns during the summer. It can go days and even weeks without water. This plant does require sun. Place it in a sunny spot and enjoy it for years! You can even cut off a piece of aloe and regrow it. Feel free to make a gift out of your aloe, by re-growing it over and over again and giving it out to loved ones. 

Mint is another easy plant to grow indoors. It smells great and adds a noticeable fresh scent wherever it lives. These plants like a cool environment which makes it easy to grow indoors. Place your mint plant where indirect light is available. Water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Mint also enjoys humidity, so misting the plant occasionally will keep it happy and thriving. Turn the plant every three to four days to ensure it grows evenly. Use this plant to garnish dishes or add it to refreshing drinks!

The plants above listed are easy to grow indoors and useful to keep around. They can be grown and enjoyed year!

Tomato and Basil Open-Faced Sandwiches

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Entertaining

Are you ready to entertain this summer?  Once your home is ready for guests, your mind will turn to the food.  This recipe can be served for lunch or as an appetizer. It is perfect for summer and combines fresh and savory to make a refreshing and healthy sandwich! Make servings for one person or many, it is up to you. For appetizers use a smaller loaf of French bread. For open faced sandwiches, use a full size loaf of French bread.

What You Will Need:

Roma tomatoes

Fresh basil leafs

1 Clove garlic

French bread

Plain cream cheese

Olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Directions:

Turn your oven on to the broil setting. While it is heating up, rub a peeled fresh clove of garlic on the French bread. This adds a small hint of garlic. Next use a spoon to apply olive oil to the bread and then use the spoon to cover the entire side of the bread. Lightly add a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and in to the oven. This will toast the bread. It only takes about 30-60 seconds, depending on the oven. It is best to keep a close watch, so not to burn the bread.

Once the bread has been toasted, turn the bread over and let it cool for about a minute. Next use a knife to spread on the plain cream cheese. You can vary the amount of cream cheese you want to use according to your personal space.

Chop up the fresh basil leaves so that it can be sprinkled over top of the cream cheese.

Slice the tomatoes and lightly salt them. Add the tomato slices to the cream cheese and fresh basil.

Ready to eat! Serve while still warm.

Healthy Egg Scramble in a Slow Cooker

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Kitchen and Bath

 

 

This meal comes from a need for quick, easy breakfasts that keep the family away from quick, sugary morning meals. In order to meet these criteria, the best option is to pre-bake healthy breakfast creations that include eggs (protein) and a healthy veggie (here, we use spinach). Spinach is a wonderful vegetable and very easy to using in your cooking. This recipe can be made easily and is fast to warm up in the morning, by using the microwave in short 15-30 second bursts.

What You Need:

12 Eggs

5 Oz. Chopped Spinach

1 Cup Whole Milk

½ Package of Turkey Bacon

12 Oz. Shredded Cheddar

1 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Cracked Black Pepper

Directions:

Grease the bottom of the slow cooker with coconut or olive oil cooking spray. Cook the turkey bacon and chop it up into small pieces. Chop spinach finely.

Whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl and add the milk and salt and pepper. Whisk these ingredients well before adding the spinach, cheddar and turkey bacon.

Add contents to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Serve with fresh fruit and orange juice.