It is relatively easy to plant and grow a garden if you have enough space to do it. Even a small plot can produce healthy and tasty vegetables to enjoy during the warm months of summer. Produce that cannot be used at once can be frozen or canned, and stored for winter use.
If you have never planted a garden, there are a few simple things you need to know. The most important part of raising a good garden is having the right kind of soil. Your garden space may have rocky or sandy soil, and you will have to do some work to prepare it for planting. First you should till it as deep as possible and pick out as many rocks as possible. It is well worth the cost to buy several bags of garden soil, and you may want to get the kind that has slow release fertilizer in it. Work the garden soil and a bag or two of peat moss into your existing garden space. Once the soil is a good consistency, rake it smooth and you are ready to plant your seeds.
There are many different types of vegetables you can grow, so decide on the ones you most prefer and go to buy your seeds. Each type of vegetable will have a few varieties to pick from so read the information on the seed packs carefully to make your decision. Take note of the number of days to maturity for each plant to determine if your growing season is long enough for the plants to produce mature vegetables. Now that you know what you want to plant, make a plan for your garden space as to where each type of plant should grow. Follow the directions on the seed packets carefully, and once your garden is planted, make sure to water and weed it regularly.
Now you only need to wait patiently for the seeds to germinate and the baby plants to emerge. You may need to protect your garden from scavenging critters that will happily munch the tender plants. A mesh fence that is firmly attached to the ground will usually keep the marauders out. If the thieves are birds, a net can be positioned over your garden to protect it.
It is very enjoyable and quite easy to grow some fresh vegetable for you and your family to enjoy, and also provides a great sense of accomplishment.
With the popularity of smart phones, and smart phone apps. Many people use them to do everyday things, not just playing games or GPS. but to run their businesses and do important daily tasks.
In any kitchen, when making a recipe, converting units is of utmost importance. iConvert is one such app. When a chef is busy in a kitchen, they cannot take the time to pull out a calculator or find a conversion book. iConvert does it quickly and easily. It can also be used for daily tasks and altered depending on the cooking job being done that day. This is probably the most essential app any chef could use.
Another great app for chefs is Epicurios, this is more for a chef who has leeway in what he or she makes. It offers over 28,000 great recipes. Even offering a recipe of the day. Not only that is has a voice search, which comes in handy for a busy chef who does not have time to go into their office to search. No more going to the computer and leaving your kitchen just to find a new recipe.
One thing with chefs, is they are very busy. Having to leave the kitchen and go to a computer, or notepad is very cumbersome. A voice recorder is essential. one such program is tape a talk voice recorder. When you are in a kitchen, it is essential that you can record your thoughts or new ideas.
Apps aren’t just used in the kitchen now, they can also be used out in the front. Anything from seating arrangements to a menu can be taken care of with a tablet or smartphone. For example, the point of sale app by AmburApp is one great way to replace the unwieldy and outdated cash register.
The great thing about smart phones, is the ability to do so many things. Not only can you use apps to run your kitchen. But even simple things like taking a photograph of the food. Or when you are at a market buying new ingredients you can see how they would mesh with your current menu. Any chef would do well owning a smart phone and taking full advantage of what it has to offer.
Displaying foods in a creative and fun way for any occasion makes the celebration just that more festive! This can however, get costly. And looking for just the right item at a great low price is a time consuming challenge. Why not instead use that time to create exactly what is needed to make the table complete?
Enlist the kids to save even more time. Children love to create and creating a fun or beautiful look for the table is a wonderful way to let loose their creative side. Also, just imagine how proud they will feel as the guests to the party are complimenting their fine work.
The Summer Olympics are upon us and many people are throwing parties for friends and relatives so they can all enjoy the events together. A great way to make this party more delightful would be by creating a fabulous, homemade Olympic table to lay the food on.
For instance, one could create the podium on which the athletes get medaled. One could go as elaborate as to use clay, or as simple as three strong cardboard boxes, decorated and covered to resemble this podium. Then place a wonderful dip in the gold spot, and two different chips in each the silver and bronze spots. It is a display that will enhance the entire look and feel of the table.
One could also, for fun, make cardboard torches, fill them with fruits and turn them on their sides like for a wonderful Olympic cornucopia. Depending on the event that is being viewed that day, the way the food is displayed can reflect the same event.
If the event is swimming then what would be better than serving punch out of a homemade swimming pool? To do this, get a large white rectangular plastic tub. Holes can be poked in the edges so swimming lanes can be created. Using shoelace licorice, tie to the edges and drape across the tub and tie it again on the other side. Repeat to create however many lanes are needed. Then add a light blue punch.
These are just a few suggestions of how one can display their food by using homemade displays. It is a fun project for the entire family. Let the imagination of each person in the family free and watch the table go from drab to fab with a simple stroke of the mind.
When social media platforms were first introduced they were just to stay in touch with friends and family. It was a way of socializing from home with people far away, share photos, and play games. Since the first social media platform was introduced they have changed, advanced and evolved. There are now many more platforms than ever before and they are not just for people but companies use them too. People can like, follow or subscribe to a favorite company on these social media networks now.
Companies have found they can reach their loyal customers and potential customers by using the same platforms their customers use. They have their own pages with information about products, events and even recipes for their fans to check out. A person can find any one of their favorite companies by doing a search on the social media platform they are using. Once they find the company they can keep up with all the latest news the company has and even enter contests or take advantage of promotions if the company has them.
Some companies specialize in food, cooking, baking or recipes and their pages on the social media sites center around these things. To find one of these companies anyone can search for healthy recipes, cooking healthy or food and they will get a list of pages. They can also search by the company name and get a similar list. When they have the list of pages they can look each one over to see if it has healthy recipes. Some pages have tips for cooking healthy as well as recipes. There is information on healthy food choices, photos of recipes along with the how to instructions.
Finding healthy recipes is as easy as logging into a person’s favorite social media site and checking out the pages they like. With more and more people turning to social media for advice about health, it is certainly looking good for those who are considering a health information technology career. Most of the pages for companies with recipes have links to follow for their official website and a person is able to follow these links for more of what the company offers. When someone is looking for recipes they can follow links to sites and find recipes in categories. Browsing recipes and finding health