November SKI TIPS
Acorns contain large amounts of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and fats. They are still a food staple in Korean culture.
If you are planning to order a live Christmas tree, dig the home before the soil freezes. Mulch the area heavily to prevent freezing, or dig the hole and put the fill in a protected, non-freezing area, such as a garage of basement.
Never move a plant from the ground directly into the house because the shock is too much for it. Move a plant inside after the air conditioning is off but before the furnace comes on so it can acclimate.
Remove plant debris, both crop and weed, from the garden to reduce the carryover of disease, insects and weeds to next year’s garden.
To stop hiccups, try swallowing a spoonful of sugar in one gulp with no water.
A precursor to the movie projector was the zoetrope. Invented in 1834, this toy was a drum, lined with still pictures. When the drum was spun, the images appeared to move.
New England tribes called pumpkins and squashes "askutasquash". Tongue-tied Englishmen shortened the name to “squash”. They called the pumpkin the name of the pumpion, an Old World gourd.
Garlic is a member of the lily family and is second only to pepper in useful spices.
You can tell whether shrimp is fresh by its smell—or lack of it. Fresh shrimp should have no hint of a fishy odor.
Tea has only one-third the caffeine present in coffee.
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