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When Is An Herb An Herb And A Spice A Spice?

You hear a lot about herbs and spices to flavor the foods you cook. But, do you know the difference? Basically, the difference between the herb and spice families is that herbs grow in temperate climates while spices come from the tropics. The leaves of herbs usually provide the seasonings, but the leaves of spice plants are seldom used for the same purpose. Herbs and spices accent and complement food, and can enhance the flavor to all kinds of recipes. Since the strength of herbs and spices varies so much, it can be difficult to know the exact quantities you should use. Start with just a small amount, 1/2 teaspoon of mild herbs and 1/4 teaspoon of strong herbs or …

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Sampaguita: Medicinal Uses Of The Philippines’ National Flower

Sampaguita, the Filipino equivalent for jasmine, is the country’s national flower. It symbolizes the simplicity and purity of the Filipino woman. And yes, who can not imagine the touching picture of a little girl holding sampaguita necklaces in her hands and selling them to people around the church? Although vending of sampaguita necklaces is not popular anymore, the flower has become a symbol for vulnerable little children trying to make little money out of the delicate flowers. Aside for its patriotic image, sampaguita also has medicinal uses. Known for its strong sweet scent, it is used as a popular aroma therapy. It is also the main ingredient for the Chinese’ Jasmine tea. Eduardo Quisumbing also writes in his book called …

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The Madeira Regency Palace Resort Timeshare Resales

In an excellent cliff-top location, overlooking the natural beach of Praia Formosa, the 5 Star Madeira Regency Palace Hotel offers spectacular views over the Atlantic and Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff. With its Portuguese Colonial architecture and luxurious custom-made furnishings, the Madeira Regency Palace provides an ideal setting for a most memorable holiday experience. The Madeira Regency Palace is peacefully situated on the outskirts of Funchal. The historic centre with its numerous sightseeing attractions can be reached by the hotel’s courtesy bus. The hotel is surrounded by magnificent tropical gardens, featuring lakes, waterfalls and an abundance of exotic flora. Driving Directions: From International Santa Catarina Airport, follow the main road (‘Via rapida’) west to Funchal. Drive through the city …

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Healthy Fruit For All

Fruit is one of the oldest forms of food known to man. Natural Fresh fruits are Healthy food for human body. It contains substantial quantities of essential nutrients in a rational proportion. They are excellent sources of minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Fruits are easily digested and exercise a cleaning effect on the blood and the digestive tract.  God made lots of fruits for us which are health, effective and beneficial for improving health. These fruits provide you calories, Calcium and Vitamins which is really essential for good health. The fruits like Apple, Orange, Banana, Mango, Pineapple and Guava act are really admirable in improving health. Eating fruits is one of the tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet. Eating …

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Butterfly Farm –nature’s Winged Beauties Flutter by at the Penang Butterfly Farm

A kaleidoscope of fluttering beauty awaits you once entering the Penang Butterfly Farm. Home to over 4,000 Malaysian butterflies spanning over 120 species, the farm is a true wonderment of nature’s innocence and beauty. Housing these innocent and beautiful creatures, visitors are aw-inspirited by the fluttering wings and dazzling colours as they pass by. In certain species of butterflies, you are required to look harder to see them as they camouflage well into their habit. This nature park offers visitors a world of excitement entwined into nature’s secret wonderland. Out of all the Malaysian butterflies at the Penang Butterfly Farm, the most popular is the Rajah Brooke’s Bird wing, which is part of the Papilionidae family. Other famous breeds at …

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A Possible Hiv Herbal Cure

More and more people worldwide are contracting HIV and the medical researchers and the doctors that have been working overtime to find a possible cure for this disease is in a race against time. While there are a lot of different medical research facilities worldwide that have been working endlessly to come up with something that will stop HIV in its tracks, somewhere in the Peruvian jungles lies the possible cure to such a deadly disease. Used to cure snakebites by the Indian tribes who can be found in the lush tropical forests of the Amazon is the plant called Jergon Sacha. This tuber plant known as Jergon Sacha is found to possess a certain enzyme that helps in the …

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How to Find the Perfect Edible Candy Bouquet Arrangement

These days we are in a technology era where finding a candy bouquet can be done as simply as sitting down at your computer at work or home.  All you need to do is type in a couple of keyword searches, and with a few clicks, you are able to buy a beautiful edible candy bouquet arrangement.  You no longer have to take time out of your busy schedule to run to the store to try to find a gift for that special occasion just right around the corner.   Everything you need may be done now in the comfort of your home 24 hours a days, 7 days a week.    So what do we look for in a perfect edible …

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Attracting Birds to a Tropical Garden

Some individuals enjoy bird watching but prefer to do their bird watching in their back yard. Below is some advice on attracting wild birds to your back yard. Firstly it depends upon having wild birds in the general area where your house is located and then you can attract then to your backyard. The method used to attract the birds will depend upon what is the diet of the bird. If the bird is a nectar feeder e.g. bananaquits or hummingbirds, then large flowering plants will attract them. Hummingbird bills are perfectly adapted to the various types of flowers that they feed on, so different types of flowers will attract different hummingbirds. Some hummingbirds have especially curved or elongated bills …

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The Best Places To See Botanical Gardens And Gardens Of The World

Botanical gardens are places where a enormous variety of plants are developed, usually for scientific purposes. Not all botanical gardens are open to the public, but the ones that are serve as a great educational tool, as you will be able to study many different plants up-close. While research certainly takes place on these plants, a botanical garden also serves as a place for conservation, keeping these plants protected in the process. Here are some of the best botanical gardens in the world. 1. The New York Botanical Garden is one of the most well-known botanical gardens in the world. Situated in the Bronx borough of New York City, this garden sits on 250 acres and contains 50 gardens and …

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Tropical Landscaping – The Difference Between A Temperate And Humid Climate

Have you ever dreamt of having a tropical landscaping? Living in a tropical area is a dream come true for many individuals. They don’t have to deal with the cold, ice or snow and can relax in the constant warm temperature. They can also enjoy the beautiful and lush tropical gardens that last all year round and contain many different plants then those found in temperate climates. Tropical gardens do have their own set of problems and challenges. Instead of focusing on nurturing and fertilizing plants, tropical garden care will focus more on pruning and mold control. Tropical Landscaping Plants Tropical plants look very different from temperate plants. Many times, tropical plants will resemble temperate houseplants as they flourish in …

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