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TAG : Spring 2019

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry Syrup. Photo by Getty Images/Madeleine_Steinbach.Elderberry syrup, used to help fight or prevent cold and flu symptoms, is one of the most popular uses of elderberries. There are scores of recipes, but if you’re making it to get the health benefits of elderberries, you might as ...

DIY Concrete Bookends

Finished product.There are loads of tutorials online for making concrete letters, but most of the letters are made out of cement rather than concrete. (Cement is an ingredient of concrete.) While we wanted to use concrete, we didn’t want to use quick-setting concrete because we wanted a ...

Children’s Pyramid Picnic Table

There are a thousand plans for kids’ picnic tables out there, and 999 of them have A-shaped legs, a rectangular top, and two long seats.If you’re looking for something more unique, compact, and stable—yet easy to build—check out this one. The footprint is a mere 4 feet by 4 feet, but ...

Braided Buns Recipe

Braided Buns. Photo by Getty Images/AnjelaGr.Braided BunsYields 12 servings.Ingredients:2 cups milk2 tablespoons honey2-1/2 teaspoons instant yeast1/2 cup dry milk2 tablespoons butter, softened6 cups all-purpose flour, divided2 teaspoons saltDirections:In a saucepan, heat milk to a simmer over ...

Apricots in Fragrant Syrup Recipe

Apricots in Fragrant Syrup. Photo by Ed Anderson.Why bother preserving your own when you can buy canned fruit in plain sugar syrup? Because you can create a distinctive syrup that shows off the fruit to its best advantage. Apricots are delicate, and cook quickly. Most recipes call for cooking ...

Antique Ladder Hanging Planter

A vegetable garden doesn’t have to be purely functional — it can be beautiful, too! Vertical gardening is all the rage right now, and it’s one of the best ways to add unique character and charm to your vegetable garden.Antique Ladder Hanging PlanterAntique ladders have become popular ...

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