Southern Style Lima Beans With Bacon – Lima Beans are a common side dish in our household, but there's just one small catch. You see, my husband was raised in the Deep South & well... Let me just say this, lima beans (& any other pea/bean, for that matter) do NOT come from a can! EVER. They really are worth the extra effort, & taste SO much better this way!

Southern Style Lima Beans With Bacon – Lima Beans are a common side dish in our household, but there's just one small catch. You see, my husband was raised in the Deep South & well... Let me just say this, lima beans (& any other pea/bean, for that matter) do NOT come from a can! EVER. They really are worth the extra effort, & taste SO much better this way!

Healthy, full of fiber and filling, gigantes plaki (γίγαντες πλακί), is a common mezze all over Greece. Gigantes, or giant white beans, are slow-baked in a tomatoey sauce until they are creamy and caramelized. The beans — also called gigandes, yigandes, elephant beans or butter beans — can be substituted with lima beans. The Turkish version uses red beans.

Healthy, full of fiber and filling, gigantes plaki (γίγαντες πλακί), is a common mezze all over Greece. Gigantes, or giant white beans, are slow-baked in a tomatoey sauce until they are creamy and caramelized. The beans — also called gigandes, yigandes, elephant beans or butter beans — can be substituted with lima beans. The Turkish version uses red beans.

Lima Bean and Sweet Pepper Gratin

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Lima Bean and Sweet Pepper Gratin

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is a sun-loving fruit tree that grows in U.S. Department of Agricultural hardiness zones 4 through 9. This hardy, drought-tolerant tree bears juicy, sweet fruit and can adapt to most soil types and conditions. When planting apricots, consider adding companion plants that improve the look of your garden and landscape as well as help protect the apricot tree.

Companion Planting for Apricots

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is a sun-loving fruit tree that grows in U.S. Department of Agricultural hardiness zones 4 through 9. This hardy, drought-tolerant tree bears juicy, sweet fruit and can adapt to most soil types and conditions. When planting apricots, consider adding companion plants that improve the look of your garden and landscape as well as help protect the apricot tree.

Sunday was Earth Day and it’s also National Poetry Month! So, yesterday as a part of the ongoing festivities for poetry month, the storytime theme was “Poetry in Nature”.  After reading a few poetic books about nature and the world, we made a “Plant a Poem, Plant a Flower” craft. One part grown in the library, the other to be cared for and grown at home.  And then we sang “Kumbaya”.  Kidding.

Sunday was Earth Day and it’s also National Poetry Month! So, yesterday as a part of the ongoing festivities for poetry month, the storytime theme was “Poetry in Nature”. After reading a few poetic books about nature and the world, we made a “Plant a Poem, Plant a Flower” craft. One part grown in the library, the other to be cared for and grown at home. And then we sang “Kumbaya”. Kidding.

Simplicity 2651 1950s Jumper, Sheath or Full Dress Pattern Womens Vintage Sewing Pattern Size 11 Bust 31 1/2 - Pattern Gate

Simplicity 2651 1950s Jumper, Sheath or Full Dress Pattern Womens Vintage Sewing Pattern Size 11 Bust 31 1/2 - Pattern Gate

Chair Rail - Typically, chair rails are installed on the lower one-third portion of the wall, or at a height of about 32 to 36 inches on an 8-foot-high wall. However, unconventional designs can have chair rails installed two-thirds of the way up a wall.  Choosing the width of a chair rail depends on your ceiling height, room features and personal preference.

How to Choose the Width of a Chair Rail

Chair Rail - Typically, chair rails are installed on the lower one-third portion of the wall, or at a height of about 32 to 36 inches on an 8-foot-high wall. However, unconventional designs can have chair rails installed two-thirds of the way up a wall. Choosing the width of a chair rail depends on your ceiling height, room features and personal preference.

Proper spacing of bean plants is important for maximum bean yields and ease of care and picking. Bush beans form mounds almost as wide as they are tall, with beans produced within the canopy of the ...

How to Plant Beans With Proper Spacing

Proper spacing of bean plants is important for maximum bean yields and ease of care and picking. Bush beans form mounds almost as wide as they are tall, with beans produced within the canopy of the ...

Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.) bloom duing summer and autumn, luring butterflies. In a practice known as companion planting, it's possible to help other plants by growing them alongside these yellow giants, which require lots of sunlight and regular watering. Though their preferences vary a bit according to their variety, sunflowers typically grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10.

What Plants Grow Well with Sunflowers?

Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.) bloom duing summer and autumn, luring butterflies. In a practice known as companion planting, it's possible to help other plants by growing them alongside these yellow giants, which require lots of sunlight and regular watering. Though their preferences vary a bit according to their variety, sunflowers typically grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10.

Grilled sweet potatoes! Slices of sweet potatoes grilled and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing. Best way to eat sweet potatoes on a hot summer day! On Simply Recipes.com

Grilled sweet potatoes! Slices of sweet potatoes grilled and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing. Best way to eat sweet potatoes on a hot summer day! On Simply Recipes.com

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