Avocado Gazpacho

Ingredients: 2 medium peeled cucumbers 3 cups chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste 1/4 cup firmly packed cilantro or parsley 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 medium firm/ripe avocados 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 small red onion Fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish Preparation: Cut one cucumber in chunks and put in the blender. Blend […]

Controlling Rabbits

By Richard Flowers, ACCNP-Green Thumb Nursery-Ventura They have fluffy fur, short tails, long ears, and whiskers. These small mammals are known as rabbits and are mostly herbivores; eating leafy greens, seeds, grasses, flower buds, and fruits.They have  adapted to living in suburban areas and surrounding sites where plenty of food is available at their disposal. […]

Danish Meatballs

Ingredients for meatballs: 1 pound of hamburger meat 1/3 cups ketchup 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3-4 dashes of Tabasco sauce 1/2 minced green pepper Ingredients for sauce: 3/4 cup ketchup 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3-4 […]

How a Professional Landscape Designer Actually Saves You Money

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Written by Myca A. Have you ever looked around at your yard in dismay, wondering if you could ever make it look like your neighbor’s house or one of those homes in a magazine? Few people have the money to have full-time gardeners and landscape architects available at all times. If you have a limited budget […]

Coleslaw

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds shredded green cabbage. 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1 small grated onion 2 medium grated carrots 1/4 teaspoon salt Preparation: In a large mixing bowl, toss the cabbage with the vinegar and salt. Grate the carrots and onion directly into the bowl. Add the mayonnaise and toss well. […]

Aphid Proof Your Plants With These Prevention Methods

  Written by Melissa F. What Are Aphids? Aphids, otherwise commonly referred to as plant lice, are an invasive nuisance that can attack and destroy many of your plants. So why are these minute creatures so devastating? They reproduce at an alarming rate. By the time you notice aphids on your plants, you may already […]