THE FOXHOUND DOG.

THE FOXHOUND DOG.
THE FOXHOUND DOG. Foxhounds were the very first of the canine races in Great Britain to come under the domination of scientific breeding. There had been hounds of more ancient origin, such as the Southern Hound and the Bloodhound; but something different was wanted towards the end of the seventeenth century to hunt the wild deer that had become somewhat scattered after Cromwell's civil war. The demand was consequently for a quicker hound than those hitherto known, and people

What Makes Dating and a Kiss Extra Special in Chicago?

What Makes Dating and a Kiss Extra Special in Chicago?
Romance… The history of mankind could not deny that it is something irresistible. Yes, even a heart of callous allowed it to prick him once in his life or more. And, it all starts with a really romantic date. And, where could be that spot of the world is? Chicago is a spot where lovers could feel free and show to the oblate-spherical world the rush of love they share. What about kissing while in this land of romance?

Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts

Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts
Some may argue that Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. So what better way to celebrate this truly magical day than by giving someone you love a gift that is incredibly romantic? This may sound like a simple concept but many people involved in a romantic relationship often have a great deal of trouble selecting a romantic gift for their partner on Valentine’s Day. If you want to surprise your loved one with a really

Closet Organization Tips

Closet Organization Tips
Making the decision to get your closet organized is a step in the right direction. The task can see too much in the beginning, but with some helpful tips you will get the job done. The amount of closet space isn’t what is important – how you use it is! Break the entire task down in to small, achievable steps. This will keep the project from seeming like it is too much to tackle. The first order of business

Boo Activitys

Boo Activitys
If you want to get your neighbors in the Halloween spirit, be sure to engage them in a little game known as "Boo!" It's a popular game in some parts of the country, while in others, nobody has heard of it. You might live in a neighborhood where you think nobody will participate in a round robin type of event as this, but you might be surprised. Sometimes during the holidays people will step up and get involved where

CIRCUMSTANCES IMPACTING THE QUALITY OF MEAT.

CIRCUMSTANCES IMPACTING THE QUALITY OF MEAT.
During the period between the birth and maturity of animals, their flesh undergoes very considerable changes. For instance, when the animal is young, the fluids which the tissues of the muscles contain, possess a large proportion of what is called albumen . This albumen, which is also the chief component of the white of eggs, possesses the peculiarity of coagulating or hardening at a certain temperature, like the white of a boiled egg, into a soft, white fluid, no

ABC OF SOUP MAKING.

ABC OF SOUP MAKING.
Lean, juicy beef, mutton, and veal, form the basis of all good soups; therefore it is advisable to procure those pieces which afford the richest succulence, and such as are fresh-killed. Stale meat renders them bad, and fat is not so well adapted for making them. The principal art in composing good rich soup, is so to proportion the several ingredients that the flavour of one shall not predominate over another, and that all the articles of which it

WHAT MAKES AN IDEAL KITCHEN.

WHAT MAKES AN IDEAL KITCHEN.
It is a mistake to suppose that any room, however small and unpleasantly situated, is "good enough" for a kitchen. This is the room where housekeepers pass a great portion of their time, and it should be one of the brightest and most convenient rooms in the house; for upon the results of no other department depend so greatly the health and comfort of the family as upon those involved in this 'household workshop'. Every kitchen should have windows

THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC COOKERY.

THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC COOKERY.
It is not enough that good and proper food material be provided; it must have such preparation as will increase and not diminish its alimentary value. The unwholesomeness of food is quite as often due to bad cookery as to improper selection of material. Proper cookery renders good food material more digestible. When scientifically done, cooking changes each of the food elements, with the exception of fats, in much the same manner as do the digestive juices, and at

THE CHEMISTRY AND ECONOMY OF SOUP-MAKING.

THE CHEMISTRY AND ECONOMY OF SOUP-MAKING.
Stock being the basis of all meat soups, and, also, of all the principal sauces, it is essential to the success of these culinary operations, to know the most complete and economical method of extracting, from a certain quantity of meat, the best possible stock or broth. The theory and philosophy of this process we will, therefore, explain, and then proceed to show the practical course to be adopted. As all meat is principally composed of fibres, fat, gelatine,

Making Container Candles

Making Container Candles
Container candles are a beautiful way to accent your home, especially the bathroom. To make your container candles look the best, choose glassware that is sturdy and has a simple design. You can purchase this glassware for a very low price at most retail stores. You can generally find great deals at yard sales, flea markets, and thrift sales as well. Try to find glassware with lids if available. Clean all the glass prior to using them to prevent

Make Pillar Candles

Make Pillar Candles
Pillar candles add a stylish touch of elegance to your home and even to your dinner table as part of a centerpiece. I have seen then used before on the tables at wedding receptions in the colors of the wedding. It was very appealing. Pillar candles come in all colors and scents. They are called pillars because they are round and tall like a pillar. There is no standard size though, as pillar candles come in many widths and

Soy Candles

Soy Candles
Making your own candles is very popular. It has always been done with paraffin wax or beeswax. Soy candles are starting to emerge on the market as well. Soy candles are made out of 100% natural soy wax without any additives. Candles made of soy wax will have a wonderful aroma without having any type of fragrance added. Expert soy candle makers know how to mix the soy wax in several ways that give the natural scent a bit

How to Do Indoor Gardening

How to Do Indoor Gardening
Plants are just as popular as furniture when one is deciding on furniture and soft furnishings. Aside from the aesthetic value plants provide your home with, there are also health benefits - grade school science class tells us that plants cleanse the air through utilizing the carbon dioxide and producing more oxygen. Here is some important information on how to care for your indoor plants to gain the optimum health and aesthetic benefits. Lighting Most indoor plants need good

EASY TIPS ON HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PLANTS

EASY TIPS ON HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PLANTS
Many people worry a lot when it comes to caring for their plants. When talking about house plants, there is no need to worry. There are just a few things you need to consider. 1. Watering Overwatering kills most houseplants. Looks can be deceptive, so to see if your soil is dry enough to water, try the finger test. Insert your index finger up to the first joint into the soil. If the soil is damp, don't water it.

Curing Bad Cat Breath

Curing Bad Cat Breath
Cat owners know for a fact that bad cat breath can be downright awful. It isn’t that much different from bad human breath, as both are caused by bacteria found in the mouth that breaks protein down and releases the sulfur compounds out into the air. Sulfur smells really bad on its own, which is why breath containing it smells bad as well. The bacterium that causes bad breath with cats is normally associated with a buildup of tartar

Creating Microclimates to Facilitate Growth

Creating Microclimates to Facilitate Growth
Many gardeners live in areas where almost anything can grow effortlessly. Just plant the seeds and water it for a few weeks, and you’ve got a beautifully lush plant. But if you live in somewhere like Colorado, you’ll understand what its like to have a slim selection of plants that naturally grow. It can be quite a challenge to facilitate the growth of a large variety of plants, especially when the very world you live in seems to be