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Natural Countertops One of the biggest trends in design today is extremes. (Robyn Waters) This even applies to countertop thickness. Current kitchen trends are either thick and chunky 60mm and thicker, or thin, 13mm or less. Thicknesses between this have little visual impact and almost feel dated. Anti-spill edges look awful and are not really necessary if the countertop has been installed correctly and is level. It is surprising how much water is required to spill over a flat edge of a level countertop. The corner of a top should

Many Foods Found in Most Homes Are Useful for Hangovers Most agree, though, that you might best forget aspirin as a hangover remedy. It’s sort of natural because it is extracted from willow bark. But it may also make an upset stomach more upset. There are gentler remedies that may help with your hangover, found in your own kitchen.

Simple Recipes for Making Your Own Balms, Scrubs, and Bath Salts   Your skin is your largest organ, and it’s a highly porous gateway to your bloodstream. If you think about it, why would you put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat? So many skincare products these days include lists of ingredients that are dauntingly long and unpronounceable and can be toxic or even poisonous if ingested. Part of the reason for this is that the shelf life of commercial products has to be extended by preservatives and

How to Choose the Best Salter and Other Classic Dial Weighing Scales A decent mechanical kitchen scale (sometimes called analog scales or spring scales) can last for decades, yet costs only 10 to 30 dollars. While less precise and less accurate than digital electronic weighing machines, they are “good enough” for most cooking use and will never suffer from a dead battery at an inconvenient time. Some digital scales have annoying quirks: too quick automatic power off wrong default display scale (pounds or kilograms) after switching on, or pounds/kilogram switch

If your disorganized kitchen has you pulling your hair out at dinnertime every evening, don’t worry! There are some easy ways to streamline things so that you can find what you need when you need it. Read on for some quick tips to streamline your kitchen! Zones Start thinking like a kindergarten teacher. Their classes are organized into “zones” and for good reason. Ever peek in on your youngster’s class and wonder how, with 25 kids, it can go from chaos to clean in a matter of minutes? It’s because

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