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Dark-chocolate Zucchini Cake

Home /Recipes / Dessert Recipes /Dark-chocolate Zucchini CakePhoto by Lori RiceThis cake uses a few fermented ingredients already common in the kitchen: yogurt, chocolate and coffee. Any variety of summer squash can be combined with or substituted for the zucchini.Yield: 10 to 12 servingsIngredientsCake1¼ cups sugar2 eggs1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil1/2 cup zucchini, shredded1/2 cup vanilla or honey yogurt2/3 cup baking cocoa1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee1 tsp.
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2 Ways to Split a Bee Colony

PHOTO: David B. Gleason/FlickrEver wonder how your local bee supplier created the nucleus colony you bought your first beekeeping spring? Or how beekeepers expand their apiaries without buying bees year after year? Honeybees’ natural means of propagation is through swarming, but in our own beeyards, the easiest way to create more colonies is by what’s called making a split of an existing hive.
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My Swimming Pool Is Green: How to Clean & Get Rid of Algae

How to Prevent a Green Pool1) Balance pool chemistry2) Balance PH levels3) Check the filter4) Thoroughly scrub the pool cleanBelow are detailed instructions for these steps as well instructions to shock your pool after a full algae outbreak. Fixing a Green Pool: Testing Water, Balancing Pool Chemistry, and Checking Filter1) Balancing Pool ChemistryFirst and foremost, test both the chlorine and PH levels of the water.
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Hair Sheep: No Wooling Around

PHOTO: Leslie Henry/FlickrIf you want to keep sheep but you don’t want to deal with wool, think hair sheep. Shepherds are flocking to hair sheep for many reasons, and not only because they needn’t be shorn.Other advantages of hair-sheep breeds include their increased heat tolerance, parasite and hoof-rot resistance, increased lambing percentages, and outstanding mothering ability with above-average milk production.
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Growing Peas in Containers

Zach& 39;s writing ranges from matters of gardening, cooking, aquariums, and fish to more niche topics like coin collecting.Pea plants normally aren& 39;t the first crops that come to mind when you think of container gardening, but they should be! Growing in the cool spring weather, peas are one of the first crops to be planted and harvested.
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Green Peppercorn Sauce

Home /Urban Farming /Green Peppercorn SaucePhoto by Judith HausmanThis is a classic, French-style pan sauce, usually made from the fat and browned bits left from searing meat. However, this version doesn’t depend on having just cooked meat, so it’s great for bringing leftover beef, pork, chicken or even salmon to the next level.
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