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Growing Herbs in Extremely Small Spaces

My husband and I would be at a loss in the kitchen or at the grill if we did not have fresh herbs. Fortunately we have plenty of room for a nice-sized herb garden. Such, however, is not always the case for many people. You might live in an apartment or in a house that sits on a rather small plot of land. If such is the case, you need not despair. You can grow quite a few herbs by going up with your plantings, and I do not mean hanging plants.

You will need a small area that gets a decent amount of sun during the day. (Most herbs originated in the Mediterranean regions of the world, where they get lots of sun and heat.) You really, however, only need a small area on your deck or porch for this method of growing herbs.

First, you will need a very large pot – about 16-20 inches in diameter and 13-17 inches tall. (You can, of course, choose larger or smaller containers.) I generally recommend plastic pots for this purpose. They are cheaper and also lighter in weight.

Filling such a large pot can take quite a bit of potting soil; however, you can save on the amount of soil you have to use by doing what I do in every container I have for my plants. Take crumbled old newspapers or even paper from your shredder and fill the pot with this at least halfway. The paper acts as lightweight filler, which will also decay over time. This means that you will not have to use as much potting soil and that the pot will be lighter, making it easier to move if necessary. (The crumpled and/or shredded paper also helps to promote drainage.) After you have filled this large pot with paper and potting soil, you need to move to the next pot.

Your second pot should be a bit smaller than the first. This pot is going to be placed in the middle of the first; therefore, you want to have enough room around the base of the second pot to plant herbs in the first. Fill this pot in the same way that you did the first. You can then add a third pot on top of the second. In fact, you can build up your pots as tall as you like, using as many different pots as you want. Just make sure that the edifice is sturdy.

Once you have built your castle of pots, you can start planting your herbs. I like to use a lot of perennial herbs, such as thyme, oregano, sage, and chives. You can, however, mix perennials and such annuals as basil and biennials such as parsley. You want to make sure, though, that you put herbs that grow tall or tend to spread quite a bit in your larger pots near the bottom of your structure and the shorter growing herbs, such as thyme, near the top. (You do …

Shade Grown Coffee

By buying shade grown coffee, you can help keep this coffee cost-effective and feasible for farmers. You will also help to preserve increasingly scarce wildlife habitats, such as those where tropical migratory birds live. If you are not aware of the politics and social problems associated with coffee, please read on.

Traditional coffee needs to grow under a canopy of different shade trees. The trees protect the coffee plants from sun and rain, help maintain soil quality, and help with pest control. They also contribute nutrients to the soil and reduce erosion.

Modernization: Eliminating Shade Grown Coffee

Coffee growers, weighed down by debt, have tried to "modernize" their growing practices over the last 25 years by getting away from shade grown coffee. New species of sun grown coffees produce a higher yield, but they need chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides. Hence, they are not organic and contribute to the pollution problem. Sun coffee also cause increased erosion and noxious runoff.

In the mid-altitudes in Central America, Mexico, Colombia, and the Caribbean, most of the rainforests still standing are on coffee plantations. They are the last refuge for birds and other wildlife that have lost their homes to deforestation. When you buy shade grown coffee, you help ensure the preservation of the traditional way of life for coffee farmers, wildlife, and the forests and ensure that the land is kept healthy by organic farming.…

Understanding the Penis Enlargement Process

The penile organ is a very important source of self-confidence in a man. The size of a man’s penile organ has a major effect on his confidence, and there have been many research studies in the past that have focused on the relationship between a man’s confidence and the size of his penile organ. In fact, one of the most common complaints that many sex counsellors receive from their clients is that the man is unable to satisfy their partners because of a small penile organ. However, when talking about the size of the penis, most people only focus on the length, paying no regard to the girth of the penis.

According to a private study that was conducted by several dermatological clinics, it was found that the girth of the penis plays a very important role in satisfying a woman. There are many nerve endings around the sides of the vagina, and a sizeable penis is able to stimulate them properly. A longer penis, by itself, is not enough to satisfy a woman; it needs to have adequate girth as well. Many dermatological clinics that offer penis enlargement operations generally focus more on increasing the girth of the penis.

How the Process Works

There has been a lot of debate in the past about penis enlargement. If you run a search online, you will find hundreds of results about how to increase the size of your penis. Some will tell you about miraculous pills that work overnight, whereas others will provide you with intricate natural remedies that you should try. The reality is that none of these things actually work; the only way to increase the girth of a penis is to inject derma fillers from a certified dermatologist.

When you visit a dermatologist for penile enlargement injections, they will lie you down on a table and prepare the injections. Despite what you may have heard, the process itself is quite simple. The injections will be administered to the base of the shaft, and the whole process takes around half an hour or so. Once the injections have been administered, the doctors will keep you under observation for a couple of hours to ensure that the derma fillers start setting in. Within a couple of hours or so, the doctors will give you permission to leave, and you can easily walk back home.

Important Things You Should Know

Once the injections have been administered, you are going to experience mild discomfort in your pubic region. It will take a couple of weeks for the discomfort to go away, and you will also be prohibited from any sexual activity during this time. Follow the doctor’s instructions carefully to ensure that the derma fillers set in properly. You will begin to notice a marked increase in the girth of your penis once the derma fillers set in. It is important to note that the derma fillers usually stay in the body for a year or so, after which you will need …

Anxiety Management

As I continuously suggest, exercise and meditation are the keys to effective anxiety management. These two activities, easily inserted into your daily life, each as little or as much time as you want, will do wonders to improve your energy, health, moods, and anxiety levels. Fortunately, science backs these comments up with decades of research and hundreds of studies.

What is holding you back? Are you afraid that doing these things will interfere with your social life or have you been holding on to your problems for so long, that a potential solution actually scares you? Change can be difficult, but it can be done, and done right away.

Putting together an Anxiety Management Program

So, now that you understand that change is possible, and possible right now, let me provide some solid suggestions for a good anxiety management program. First, look into the different forms of meditation and decide what works best for you (Zen Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Theta Meditation, Meditation to Music, etc.). Second, get started right away. Set aside twenty to thirty minutes a few days a week and start melting away the anxiety and stress.

As you learn more about meditation you will notice there are techniques for all the times in your life that are seemingly wasted-waiting in lines, stuck in traffic, sitting through a boring meeting. Your energy levels will soar and your moods will remain consistently good. Couple your meditation with exercise and you will find yourself in better control of your life.…

Chicken Piccata Recipe: Classic Italian Entree Featuring Poultry in a Citrus Sauce

Chicken piccata is a delicious, lemon flavored poultry dish, which is available at most Italian restaurants. Chicken piccata can be served along with rice or pasta, and a side of steamed vegetables, such as broccoli or green beans, for a complete meal. This recipe makes 4 servings of chicken piccata.

Chicken Piccata Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin sliced, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup capers – drained
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley – chopped

Chicken Piccata Recipe Instructions

  1. Place half of the butter and half of the olive oil in a medium to large frying pan.
  2. Place the frying pan over medium heat.
  3. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt and pepper.
  4. Dredge the chicken breast pieces in the flour mixture.
  5. Add half of the chicken to the pan of melted butter and olive oil.
  6. Cook the chicken until light, golden brown on both sides, and no longer pink in the middle.
  7. Remove the chicken to a large plate.
  8. Add the other half of the butter and olive oil to the frying pan.
  9. Once the butter has melted, add the rest of the chicken to the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  10. Remove the second batch of chicken to the plate with the first batch of sauteed chicken.
  11. Add the lemon juice, chicken stock and capers to the frying pan.
  12. Bring the sauce to a boil, and scrap up all the brown bits of chicken from the bottom of the pan.
  13. Reduce the heat to medium and add the chicken back to the pan.
  14. Cook for another few minutes, until the sauce has slightly thickened.
  15. Stir in the parsley.
  16. Add additional salt and/or pepper to taste, if desired.
  17. Serve the chicken piccata immediately.
  18. Leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for a day or two.

Recipe Tips and Suggestions

  • If thin sliced chicken breasts can't be found at the grocery store, take two regular boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and slice them in half lengthwise.
  • Fresh basil, oregano or marjoram may be substituted for the parsley if desired.
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs may be used in place of the fresh herbs if that is all that is available.
  • Chicken or vegetable broth may be used in place of the chicken stock.
  • A bit of Parmesan cheese may be sprinkled on top of the chicken piccata, right before serving.