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Some Interesting Ways to Cook Fragrant Rice

Cooking rice is somehow perceived to be an Eastern thing. You have it in your kitchen, but it’s always at the back of the farthest shelf; when you actually get down to cooking rice, it gets pushed to the back of the plate. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Aromatic basmati can fill your kitchen and sometimes a whole street with an aroma that’s irresistible. For recipes that will really shine up your culinary reputation, here is a sophisticated way to start. But be warned, this one can be a really great way to get your children hooked on vegetarianism.

Let’s call this the spinach and Swiss chard basmati. This is a great way to start cooking rice for children because it tastes and smells almost as good even when it’s cold in the lunch box. It’s easy to cook and you don’t need any special equipment, although a rice cooker will make the job much easier.

Here is what you will need :

A pound of Swiss chard, and half as much spinach. You’ll need a bit of extra virgin olive oil, an onion, three eggs, thyme, rosemary, garlic, Gruyère cheese, and of course, you’ll need a cup of brown basmati rice. We begin by getting the rice ready. If you have a rice cooker, cooking rice becomes really easy. If you don’t, you could just steam it in boiling water.

Start with the Swiss chard. Cut off the stems, and strip out all the leaves. These …

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A Little Unknown Secret About Organic Gardening

The greatest little secret about Organic Gardening is that it’s no different than regular gardening. You heard right! There just ain’t any difference. Well, well only a slight difference. The fact is you still need to plan your garden and then work the plan, regardless of whether you are planting a regular garden or doing it the organic way. The information in this article, kindly supplied by one of the leading landscape gardeners in Aberdeen, Barmekin Groundcare will show you a few of the similarities and differences between the two.

It’s important for you to understand that a proper plan is necessary to have a successful garden. When you talk with “veteran gardeners” one of the first things they will tell you is “too plan your garden.” As an example of a planned garden, the first step of a planned garden would be the location of the garden and the size. The second step would be determining the type of garden; trees, vegetables, flowers, fruit, bushes or a mixture of all of the above.

Once the above decisions have been made a determination should be made as to the spacing of the rows and which plants or veggies are compatible with each other. The importance of this step can’t be stressed enough, nor is it any less important in either regular gardening or in organic gardening.

The reason for this is some plants require more nutrients, sunshine or even more water to help them flourish. Failure to have compatible …