Here are some of our favorite gifts to include in a stocking. These gifts may be small in size but they can still deliver a lot of holiday cheer.
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I have never had a garden. For the past several years I’ve lived in small urban spaces with little to no outdoor room. I have often yearned to grow things, but haven’t had much of an idea of how to get started.
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15.8 million U.S. households are food-insecure. These hunger-fighting charities go beyond the traditional food drive to get food to those who really need it.
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"BPA-free" is the buzzword of choice for water bottles and plastic packaging. Bisphenol A (BPA)—the chemical that hardens plastic food containers and is in the lining of metal cans to prevent corrosion—has gotten bad press for having a harmful estrogen-mimicking effect, which may cause early puberty and lower sperm counts, even raise your risk of obesity, diabetes and some cancers (breast, ovarian, testicular, prostate).
Warm, soapy water plus some elbow grease is technically the only DIY cleaning solution you need to prevent the growth of most illness-causing bacteria on kitchen surfaces. Before and after food preparation, simply scrub counters, sinks and cutting boards with hot, sudsy water for at least 20 seconds, then rinse well. Wipe dry with a clean towel or let air-dry.
With its crumbling mansions, vibrant music, friendly people and brilliant colors, Cuba is easy to romanticize. You can't help falling in love with the place—and with the food. Dishes are layered with complex flavors that reflect the various people who have lived on the island: Taíno Indians, Spanish and French colonialists, African slaves and Chinese plantation workers.