Drop the Drugs! This herb with delicate feathery leaves and daisy-like flowers can do wonders when it comes to de-stressing your life.- Writes Zahra Ali Chamomile not only looks pretty in the garden but also delights your soul and heals your body. ‘Chamomile’ can mean one of the three different varieties: Roman chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis), German chamomile (Matricaria Recutia) or Moroccan chamomile (Ormenis Mixta). Although all of the three chamomile varieties belong to the same family, they have their own distinct

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The joy of picking fresh herbs and vegetables from your garden right before you make a meal is unmatchable. The feeling gets doubled when you are making the soothing Tom Yum Soup. Tom Yum Soup works perfectly as our lunch. Like other Thai food, Tom Yum tastes best when made from freshly picked herbs. Since we love Thai food, we planted Lemon Grass, red chillies, Thai Basil and Lemon in our organic kitchen garden. But I replace some of the ingredients

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 Planning my garden for the next season is always exciting. This year I had a chance of getting all heirloom seeds from Baker and Creek Heirloom Seed Company thanks to my niece who is in Houston these days.Here is my mouth-watering list of vegetables that I ordered.1. California Wonder pepper2. Tam Jalapeno pepper3. Golden Marconi Pepper4. Tom Thumb Lettuce5. Rossa di Treviso6. Mizuna red streak7.Strawberry popcorn8. Pencil Cob dent Corn9.Chinese Red Noddle Beans10.Dragon Tongue Bush Bean11.Emerald Okra15. Chinese

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  Bigger and Better Cherry Tomatoes Who doesn't want high yielding, bigger and tastier tomatoes that grow for a longer season. Here is my secret of growing tomatoes that will not stop fruiting ! During past few years, seed companies introduced " grafted tomatoes" that produce high yields and bigger sets of tomatoes.  I came to know about grafted tomatoes from one of such seed catalogs from UK. I had to experiment so I watched several tutorials to learn how to graft my

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' Dharti Maa say piyar ' courtesy Umme Aimen Kazmi It is a day to sow new gardens, to fill your soul with aroma of life and to become one with mother nature. Its Earth Day! One can truly connect with the mother nature when he sows a seed, love and nurtures it. That is how the cycle of love and life has continued on this Earth. Its heart warming to meet people who feel the same. Two of my close friends started

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Nothing beats homemade food especially when its a simple mouth-watering healthy and scrumptious recipe like this one! Homemade Banana and Almond Butter ice cream is for you if you know the value of freshly made food that is preservative free and has no artificial flavors in it. This recipe reached me through Umme Aimen Kazmi and she learnt it from her sister Ummul Banned Kazmi. I had to post it here! Thanks for the photos that made me drool Aimen and for

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  I am too excited to announce that we are restarting our bonsai making classes  with Pakistan's first certified Bonsai Master Khalid Suhail.     When & Where Course begins from Sunday 7th October, 2012 at Maritime Museum, Karachi. We'll have sessions on every alternate Sunday from 9 am to 11 am.     Basic Bonsai Making We'll have 6 sessions of 2 hours over the period of 3 months during which students will learn history & types of bonsai, techniques of making a bonsai and plant selection.

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   A beautiful pot deserves a perfect spot in your home, especially, when it is from the famous Satrangi designer, Fizza Ali, who happens to be my little sister :)   Designing "Truck Art" inspired pots its not exactly what Satrangi is famous for but Fizza can put chamak-patti on just about anything! Luckily, this time it was a set of pots for me. Dazzling vibrant tapes on coloured pots looked stunning and had to have a special purpose.   I had pots from Satrangi and super fast growing seeds from

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