How to Flavor Barley, Cooking Ideas For This Healthy Whole Grain

Barley is a plant that can withstand extremes in temperature and has a short growing season. About 95% of the barley grown in America is used for animal food or to make beer. Like all grains the outer husk of barley must be removed to make it edible. Whole grain barley (hulled barley) is the most nutritious form and the best to buy. Unfortunately, most grocery stores carry pearled barley,…

March 23, 2020
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Outdoor Camping Tips – How To Not Run Out Of Brilliant Ideas

Are you thinking of going outdoor camping sometime this year? Camping is always a safe bet when it comes to choosing recreational activities. Not only is it a good family friendly thing to do, but it also helps promote good health and appreciation for nature. If you are one of those people "planning" to go on an outdoor trip but do not have an idea what to do, what activities…

March 20, 2020
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Outdoor Entertaining and Outdoor Party Ideas

With the summer almost a wrap I thought I would share with you some outdoor party ideas you can do at home. What is great about entertaining outdoors is that it can be casual or formal, you set the tone. Plus in the west, we have summer-like weather most of the year making the outdoor entertaining season last a bit longer than other parts of the country. First, some tips…

February 15, 2020
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5 Ideas for Building a Killer Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen is the ultimate dream for a lot of people who enjoy backyard entertaining. Imagine gathering your friends or family together for a summertime barbecue or a cozy winter cocktail party in the comfort of your own garden. Here are some great tips for designing your killer outdoor kitchen. 1. Design Ideas Pinterest is a great resource to find design inspiration and to compile your plans. Simply go…

February 12, 2020
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Wedding Reception Ideas for Outdoor Weddings

Having an outdoor wedding is very romantic but it can come with a lot of ‘what-if’s’ with the main one being the weather. There is always the chance that it will rain on your wedding day and you will be forced to move it indoors but if you have the perfect day with lots of sunshine, here are some great ideas for the wedding reception. Venue One important thing to…

February 11, 2020
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Top 10 Western Themed Party Food Ideas

Are you hosting a western party and in search of some ideas for easy western party food? Then look no further! Below are some tasty, easy ideas for western themed party food for your upcoming event. Whether you are hosting a denim and diamonds affair or a low-key back yard barbeque, country and western foods are a sure crowd pleaser. Most of these recipes can be made a few days…

February 10, 2020
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