Here’s yet another water bottle for your consideration. The Eau Good Water Bottle features a stick of ‘Binchotan’ active charcoal which purifies tap water for up to 6 months. The bottle is made from BPA-free plastic and has an indent to keep the charcoal in place (smart) while a cork stopper keeps the water fresh. There’s also a carry tag for convenience. There’s a short video below so you can see a little more of the shape/size/etc.
I haven’t found any US retailers yet, but please comment or email if you know of one.
Today’s Scavenger holds many items for the kitchen and dining room. Boston has a drop-leaf butcher block table, while Hartford and Philadelphia each have white French Provincial style sideboard buffets. Check it all out, the best of the East is after the jump!
Q: My tomatoes look perfect on the outside but, when I go to eat them, they have white hard areas just under the skin and even inside along the “chamber walls” down to the core. It’s not the hard white spots that stink bugs make. So what’s going on?
A: White “corky” tissue in the outer wall of the tomato is caused by high temperatures during the ripening period. Some varieties are more prone to this heat-triggered corkiness than others.
Try to maintain even moisture to keep your tomato plants’ roots cool. Mulch can aid in this. Give them a cooling shower on a blazing hot day.
Tomatoes in containers or raised beds are hotter than in-ground plants. If possible, move pots so the plants get some shade in the hottest part of the day.
Don’t over-prune your tomato so that leaves aren’t cooling the plant. Do a soil test to be
I’m kind of obsessed with this retro building on the north side. My friends think I’m crazy and that the building is ugly, but as you can see from this photo, they are mistaken. What do you think?
This is the house directly across the street from the building in the top photo. It reminds me of that house under the roller coaster on Coney Island as featured in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall.
On a parallel street, this private abode is very intriguing.
This garage balcony looks pretty swank. You can
It’s an elementary fact that all plants require light to survive and grow light is the catalyst for photosynthesis, the process that converts natural light into sugars and nutrients. However, as housing and space becomes ever more limited and gardens more cramped, gardening indoors is becoming the popular medium for home gardening. While the influx of modern technology is felt in all parts of the farming and gardening process by way of things like hydroponics and automated watering, its only because of the indoor grow lights that plant life can flourish out of the sun.
Now if youre interested in anything from a potted petunia to a full pepper and herb garden, youll need to do a bit of research into the lighting. The two main types of indoor grow lights that have flourished in modern times are HPS grow lights HPS stands for High Pressure Sodium – and LED grow lights. HPS
Start-up HighScore House is a website and iPad app that lets parents set certain tasks for children to complete around the house and offer real rewards for them to aim for. Kids earn points as they do household chores and they can track their progress towards redeeming the rewards. This gamification platform inspires new ways to get things done around the house and points the way for similar platforms that reward task completion online.
Each household determines the chores (like walking the dog or tidying their bedroom) and the rewards (like a new toy or watching an extra hour of TV) and the site makes suggestions if youre stuck for ideas or dont know how many points a task should be worth.
As children complete the chores they earn points that build up until they reach their goal and are able to redeem a reward. The free platform makes it easy for kids to keep track of their progress and learn to work toward long-term goals.