Tips for Infusing Water with Fruit

Tips for Infusing Water with Fruit

Healthy Eating
I knew that had to be a way to harness all the goodness left in a watermelon after my guys were done with it. This is what a watermelon looks like at our house when they've eaten their fill.... Right? They don't want to pick through the seeds and get the rest of the goodness out, just the center please. And they usually pull one out at a time when I can't seem to get let go of something I'm doing to help them eat it. But regardless, I'm the one that cleans up the mess of a good juicy watermelon, cold or room temperature by the time I get to it. What to do with leftover watermelon?? Make watermelon infused water. It is delicious. The full flavor of a…
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Squash and Cross Pollination

Growing Food, Organic Gardening
Summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins and gourds belong to the Cucurbita family. Members of this family may cross-pollinate with each other. (Insects can bring pollen from other plants to female flowers.) However, the first year of a cross, the resulting fruit is completely normal looking and tasting. Only the end result seed carries the crossed gene. So, if you saved the seed and planted it the following year, you might get something strange as a result. If you are growing plants to eat the fruit, you do not have to worry about cross-pollination in your home garden. More... [caption id="attachment_3869" align="alignright" width="350"] Squash, summer squash, and assorted veggies[/caption] Grow Your Own Food How are beans pollinated? Watermelons and Cross Pollination
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Watermelons and Cross Pollination

Growing Food, Organic Gardening
Do you have to separate watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) from other types of melons to keep them from cross-pollinating? No, other types of melons like cantaloupes or honeydew (Cucumis melo), and cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) can all be grown close together without fear of crossing. However, each of these items will cross within their own species. So, if you wanted to save seeds from the fruit to plant next year, you would need to separate different varieties of watermelon from each other (or different varieties of melons or different varieties of cucumbers). When a cross does happen between two varieties within the same species, the resulting fruit that year is completely normal looking and tasting. Only the resulting seed carries the crossed gene. So, if you saved the seed and planted it…
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Make Eating Healthy Creative by Adding Fruits and Vegetables

Make Eating Healthy Creative by Adding Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Eating
When it comes to a healthy diet, you absolutely must have some variety. Eating the same thing day in and day out is like torture for most, and it also works against the principles of a healthy diet as well. The good news is that there is a lot of variety you can sample when it comes to healthy foods. About all the supermarkets sustain a great deal of fruits and veggies and wide array of fish, meat, dairy products, nuts, beans, poultry, and lentils. If you're trying to eat healthier and have a healthier lifestyle, you shouldn't need to be bored while doing so! One important part of enjoying this wide variety of foods when trying to eat healthy is to plan your meals so that you know you're…
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Health is a blessing that money cannot buy

Health, Healthy Eating
One of the key ingredients for a great life is good health and good health is derived from good nutrition. One part of good health is exercising right and the other is to eat right. The risk of acquiring diseases can be reduced by controlling the diet and the amount of intake of certain foods. While most of us eat for taste, we forget the nutrition value of the same. Fruits: Why Fruits? To start with, they are the most natural form of food. Most fruits contain water, fiber, proteins and vitamins that are required for our day to day life and they are fat and cholesterol free. Citrus fruits can help detoxify your body. Eating fruits directly may have a better health effect as opposed to fruit juices that…
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