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My New Suburban Organic Veggie Garden

Three years ago I changed the layout of my original veggie garden, turning it into 3 rectangular beds, using over 120 cinder blocks (one cinder block weighs 30 lbs. so it was a really good workout for me…:-)
I was pretty happy with my new garden, until this year after reading an article about cinder blocks, and finding a lot of conflicting information about Fly Ash used in concrete production.  I contacted the concrete manufacturer and was reassured that they use only .35% of fly ash, which is quite safe and nothing to worry about.

Living Green – Computer Tip

Today I have a great tip for you, on Living Green, saving energy and money, as well as helping Mother Earth.

I found this tip on ecomii website, and wanted to share it with all of you, since I totally understand and can easily relate to our very day computer filled life.

30 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

I came across a very interesting article in Reader’s Digest. It stated that the death rate from heart disease and stroke in the United States significantly decreased within the last 50 years.
However, the cardiovascular diseases are still haunting us, and are on an increase due to obesity and diabetes. The article was quite lengthy, so I decided to at least post the list of the suggested ways to reduce heart disease and stroke:

Butter Rolls – European Recipe

I have been experimenting with different recipes for yeast raised baked goods, such as crescents, breads and rolls.  Some are quite simple and others are more sophisticated, but they all are so heavenly delicious, hence so worth the preparation effort.

Today, I will share my latest recipe for delicious butter rolls, so rich and buttery, and as all yeast raised baked goods, they are at their prime taste right after baking, while still slightly warm….but never served when still HOT.

Yeast raised baked goods need cooling off time before serving, to retain their best texture and flavor.