Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Grow your own onions and garlic

Learn how to grow onions and garlic for you family, and how to keep them stored through the winter.

Onions are known for their long-term storage capabilities, like Copra, Redwing, and Stuttgarter varieties. If you want to grow onions, select varieties for your growing area. long-term storage are .

Onions are usually planted in early spring, and have to fully mature to ensure the best storage capabilities. Onions can be harvested when the tops flop over, and the foliage begins to turn yellow.
Cure the onions for several weeks by spreading them out in a single layer in a dark, cool, and dry place with good airflow. You can store the onions in baskets in a cool, dark, and dry location for winter.
In the supermarkets you can buy onions all year, mostly Vidalia onions. Prices vary from supermarket to supermarket, and will cost you about $1.99 for a 3 lb bag at Kroger Supermarkets.

First, you must select the garlic varieties that grow well in your area. Softneck varieties are suited for growing in mild climates, while Hardneck varieties are suited for areas with cold winters.

Garlic is planted in the fall, and harvested the following summer. Before your store the garlic for winter you must cure the onions in a dry place, then store the garlic in baskets in a cool, dark, and dry location.
Check the garlic every few weeks and pull out any bulbs that feel soft.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Kale Nutrition Facts

Kale is an easy-to-grow green, best to be used within a few days of harvesting. Use the larger, dark greens for stir-fries, or soup, while the plant keeps growing.
Kale is an excellent source of Omega-fatty acids. One serving of kale contains 121 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids and 92.4 milligrams of omega-6 fatty acids.

Kale Nutrition Facts - Serving Size: 3.5 ounces (100 grams), raw

                                                                                  Amt. Per Serving  % Daily Value
    Calories from fat
Total fat
1 g
    Saturated fat
0 g
    Trans fat
0 mg
43 mg
Total Carbohydrate
10 g
    Dietary Fiber
2 g
3 g
Vitamin A303%Vitamin C200%

Costco Grocery Savings

If you shop at Costco you know they have the best deals for groceries. In order to shop at Costco Warehouses you need to be a member. Costco membership is $55 plus plus applicable taxes or $110 plus applicable taxes for the Executive.
With the Executive membership you get - annual 2% reward on most Costco purchases, additional benefits on Costco Services and Travel.

Write a Grocery List

Groceries are usually put at the back of the Costco stores to force customers to walk through the rows of merchandise. Stick to you list if you don't want to buy other stuff.

Don't Shop For One

Costco sells groceries in bulk so you'll end up with wasted food. When shopping at Costco, either join forces with a few friends and split up the giant packs of groceries.

Save with Coupons

Don't forget to bring your Costco Coupons to get great savings on groceries.