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Force Spring Flowering Bulbs for Winter Color Indoors

Forcing bulbs for bloom in the house is a simple, inexpensive way to bring spring into the house in the dark of winter. It does take some advance planning and some maybe space in the refrigerator. In the fall when garden centers are having the close-out sales, select some bright ...

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Recipe for Delicious Warm Cucumber and Spring Onion Soup

The humble cucumber is usually ignored as a cooking ingredient and simply sliced and added as a garnish to a sandwich, as an ingredient in a salad or, at best, chopped and cooked up with stock, tomatoes and other vegetables then served up as Gazpacho on a summer’s evening. However, ...

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Spring Bulb Planting Tips

In the New England States we are awash with the glorious multi-colored coat that Mother Nature is wearing as Autumn’s peak colors cascade down from the mountain heights to the sea. Alas, the curtain will come down on this annual feast for the eyes all too soon and the colors ...

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Top Trends for Spring / Summer 2018

Wondering what pieces you need to update your wardrobe for Spring/Summer 2018? If you are a girly-girl you are in luck. Feminine florals, flowy maxi dresses and lady-like silhouettes à la Mad Men are just some of the Spring 2018 key looks that are super-hot this season. Incorporate a few ...

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How to Make the Most of a Spring Getaway in Chicago

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Chicago. Tulips abound along the boulevard, the White Sox and Cubs baseball teams play their home opening games and the Buckingham Fountain once again comes alive. On May 21st the Chicago Mayfest heralds the beginning of the festival season and the anticipation of ...

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Look Forward to k.d. lang’s Sing It Loud for Release This Spring

The truly rich timber of lang’s voice cannot be confined to one genre of music. Switching easily between emotional blues ballads, down home country, and cow-punk, to more contemporary pop, dance, and rock, k.d. lang’s music mixes Brazilian rhythms with nostalgia and jazz, immersing body and soul in a spine-tingling ...

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