Monthly Archives: June 2011

Black, Green, White, Red Tea? What’s the difference?

Black, Green, White, Red Tea? What’s the difference? Black, green, white or red, these teas are made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The difference between black, green and white is the oxidation/fermentation and drying process. White–young tea leaves,dried, but not fermented. Green—mature leaves, steamed, not fermented, dried. Black teas, are called black because the leaves … Continue reading »

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E-I-E-I-O

Word with the most consecutive vowels and composed only of vowels in the English language is Euouae. “Euouae is a mnemonic which was used in medieval music to denote the sequence of tones in the “seculorum Amen” passage of the lesser doxology, Gloria Patri, which ends with the phrase In saecula saeculorum, Amen”—Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euouae Who … Continue reading »

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Where does the fork go?

Have trouble remembering where the fork goes when you set the table? The easiest way to remember is that knife and spoon are spelled with five letters,  so is “right“. Place them to the right of the plate. Fork is spelled with four letters,  as is “left“.  Put it on the left side of the … Continue reading »

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Is it a fruit or vegetable?

Why somethings are considered “fruits” when they are so obviously belong with the vegetables,? like tomatoes, avocados, both technically fruits. There are many scientific/biological requirements that make a fruit not a vegetable, but the easiest way is to ask yourself, “Do I eat the whole plant (lettuce) or just what it produces (tomato)?” Lettuce (vegetable), … Continue reading »

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How Many Days Between Full Moons?

How Many Days Between Full Moons? There are 29.5 days between full moons and between other similar phases (halves, quarters etc).

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Affluence, Influence or Effluence

Affluence, Influence or Effluence Do you know the difference? Affluence: Denotes Money, wealth, prestige, abundance. Influence: Bring pressure to bear, to affect change. Effluence: Deals with the movement of fluid dynamics. The process of the flow.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Why do leaves change color in the Fall? Chlorophyll is what makes leaves green and helps the plant photosynthesize so it can to feed itself. Shorter days (coming on Fall) tell trees to produce less chlorophyll as it prepares to drop it’s leaves and rest over the Winter. The leaves become less green and the … Continue reading »

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Silence is Golden

Time is Your Ally When in doubt in a sticky situation, say nothing, do nothing, buy all the time you can. (Even when you’re just itching to yell your head off). Most situations will resolve themselves. Time is your ally.

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Everyday vs Every Day

What’s the difference? Everyday: denotes the ordinary, the average. My everyday clothes vs special occasion outfit. Every  Day: Means every single day. As in ” this happens every  single  day”- a regular daily occurrence-” I read the newspaper every  day. It’s easier to remember the difference if you say it Everyday (one word) vs  Every  … Continue reading »

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N-K-P: plants love it but what do they mean?

N-K-P: Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium. These 3 ingredients are on the label of the plant food. Nitrogen: For green and growth. Phosphorous: For Flowering, Fruiting, Strong roots. Potassium: For strong plant structure and disease resistance. A good balance is always ideal but over feeding of nitrogen results in a big green plant but no fruit … Continue reading »

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