What Makes Dating and a Kiss Extra Special in Chicago?

… one of Chicago’s known landmarks but in its midst lies a gravity that pulls lovers to make picture-perfect kisses. It is at Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Are you fixated with your childhood? If you want to bring out the kids in both of you, why not share a kiss while you feel the air on a Ferris wheel? The city skyline is the best backdrop. Pull her hands and look for Navy Pier Ferris wheel. It is located at 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago IL. Most of us are afraid of the dark. However, this …

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts

… you have pizza or filet mignon your dinner can be romantic if you set the table with elegant place settings, light a few candles and play some soft music in the background. All of these small touches will help to the evening truly romantic and you and your partner are bound to have a great Valentine’s Day. An over the top gift such as a hot air balloon ride can be a very romantic Valentine’s Day gift. This type of gift is not only very original but it is also very romantic. You and your …

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Closet Organization Tips

… your closet. Be honest about what you find in there. Analyze each and every item. Getting rid of things if very easy for some people, but harder for others. Why keep dealing with these items though each and every time you open up your closet? I understand some articles in your closet may have sentimental value. Store them in an air tight container in another area of your home. If a piece of clothing hasn’t been worn in at least one year consider donating it to a worthy cause. If you have worn …

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Boo Activitys

… be? We’ll never tell, it’s a secret, you see. We placed these goodies for you and yours; Then we ran fast, after knocking the door! Happy Halloween!” Or it might be a big longer, something like this: “The air is cool, the season fall Soon Halloween will come to all; The neighbors are after things to do In fact, a neighbor brought this to you; “Boo” is a sign of friendship power Just hang it up and watch it double by hour; On your front door is where it works …

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CIRCUMSTANCES IMPACTING THE QUALITY OF MEAT.

… urged through the lungs, there to receive its purification from the air which the animal inhales. Again returning to the heart, it is forced through the arteries, and thence distributed, by innumerable ramifications, called capillaries, bestowing to every part of the animal, life and nutriment. The other principle the innutritive portion passes from the intestines, and is thus got rid of. It will now be readily understood how flesh is affected for bad, if an animal is slaughtered when the …

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ABC OF SOUP MAKING.

… is obtained by an occasional exposure to the air. Soups will, in general, take from three to six hours doing, and are much better prepared the day before they are wanted. When the soup is cold, the fat may be much more easily and completely removed; and when it is poured off, care must be taken not to disturb the settlings at the bottom of the vessel, which are so fine that they will escape through a sieve. A tamis is the best strainer, and if the soup is strained while it is hot, let the tamis …

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WHAT MAKES AN IDEAL KITCHEN.

… room, and the sun should have free entrance through them; the windows should open from the top to allow a complete change of air, for light and fresh air are among the chief essentials to success in all departments of the household. Good drainage should also be provided, and the ventilation of the kitchen ought to be even more carefully attended to than that of a sleeping room. The ventilation of the kitchen should be so ample as to thoroughly remove all gases and odors, which, together with …

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THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC COOKERY.

… steaming, and frying. Roasting is cooking food in its own juices before an open fire. Broiling, or grilling, is cooking by radiant heat. This method is only adapted to thin pieces of food with a considerable amount of surface. Larger and more compact foods should be roasted or baked. Roasting and broiling are allied in principle. In both, the work is chiefly done by the radiation of heat directly upon the surface of the food, although some heat is communicated by the hot air surrounding the …

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THE CHEMISTRY AND ECONOMY OF SOUP-MAKING.

… separate it from the bones, and tie it round with tape, so that its shape may be preserved, then put it into the stock-pot, and for each pound of meat, let there be one pint of water; press it down with the hand, to allow the air, which it contains, to escape, and which often raises it to the top of the water. Put the stock-pot on a gentle fire, so that it may heat gradually. The albumen will first dissolve, afterwards coagulate; and as it is in this state lighter than the liquid, it will rise …

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Making Container Candles

… can use either paraffin wax or bees wax. Melt the wax in the double boiler to a temperature of about 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Once it has reached that temperature, add your color and scent. For best results, microwave the glass containers for a minute or two. This will make sure the wax doesn’t leave unsightly air pockets in the container as it hardens. Place the glass containers on a cookie sheet to make clean up from any spills a snap. Fill each glass container within one inch of the top. …

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Make Pillar Candles

… leave about four or five inches unfilled. While for most candles you make, leave the candles to cool. Pillar candles need some further assistance during the cooling process. Once the top of the wax has started to become solid, you will need to add small relief holes to help with shrinkage. If you don’t create the relief holes your candles will get air pockets that keep them from hardening properly. Once the candles have completely cooled, pour melted wax into the holes you created on the …

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Soy Candles

… scent of a burning candle, but find the smoke from them can be irritating. This is especially true of individuals who are on oxygen, have bronchitis, or even allergy sufferers. Since soy wax is all natural, there is no smoke or irritates in the air from it. This makes soy wax candles a great alternative for many who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy using candles. Candle making is an excellent craft that many individuals enjoy both as a hobby and as a home business. Soy wax is not used as …

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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 lighting. …

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EASY TIPS ON HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PLANTS

… Houseplants can survive in cool or warm temperatures, but drastic fluctuations of temperature may not be good for them. One thing that most plants cannot survive is gas heating. If you have a plant that likes warm conditions, don’t put it near an air conditioner in the summer. 5. Humidity Some houseplants require a humid environment. One tip to maximize humidity is to put the pot inside a larger pot and fill in the gaps with stones or compost to keep in the moisture. Grouping plants …

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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 around the teeth. Tartar is yellow in color, known as a …

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Creating Microclimates to Facilitate Growth

… the other one. Now your choices are a little more open. You don’t have to go with a rugged plant like the one you did before; you can now choose a plant that survives in cooler weather. If the plant you are trying to grow next requires more moisture in the air than your area provides, installing a fountain or small pond can fix this problem due to the evaporation. You may think you don’t want to waste water on a pond or fountain, but it’s all going toward the betterment of your garden. …

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Hydroponics Gardening

… suitable temperature is between 71 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, this temperature may change depending on the different types of plant you are working on, e.g. tropical plants. Place your plants somewhere they can receive ample amount of light. Otherwise artificial light must be used. High pressure Sodium lights or bulbs are a suitable substitute for natural light. Humidity is good. When the room’s temperature rises, the air will be able to hold the sufficient amount of moisture your …

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