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2008-07-30 00:00:31

The pick of the pod will be on show when the Processed Pea folk club returns to Light Dragoon Pub, in Etton, near Beverley, next week. The club, which meets every month, will host a night celebrating the cream of Yorkshire's acoustic talent on Tuesday, August 5. Among the acts lined up to appear will be performers who have already shone in support slots at the club, including Joe Solo, Like A Thief and Rob Nicklas, as well as Graham Brady and Emily Rowley, who will be given the chance to...

2008-07-01 15:00:37

By CHINA MILLMAN, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE Most of the food waste in the United States occurs right at home in our kitchens. Why do we throw so much away? One explanation is confusion. We're not throwing things out because we want to, but rather because we're uncertain about how long food lasts and when it's safe to eat. "Best by July 6, 2008." On July 7, should you throw it out? There's a bit of blue mold on the edge of that expensive aged cheddar cheese. Does the whole thing go in the...

2008-02-19 10:15:00

In order to help about 200 million people in west and central Africa, a research team is hoping to increase the drought- and disease-resistance of the black-eyed pea, also known as the cowpea. The scientists at University of Virginia are working alongside African growers, who produce about 80 percent of the 3 million tons of black-eyed peas produced worldwide each year. They hope their work will result in a tougher form of the legume, which is highly susceptible to drought, insects and...

2004-11-25 21:00:04

SYDNEY, Australia - Aid workers and celebrity chefs created a stir on the banks of Sydney Harbor on Friday by cooking up what they hoped will be the world's largest risotto - a seven-ton tub of rice and peas - to raise awareness of world hunger. "There are literally tens of thousands of children dying every week from malnutrition," said Robert Glasser, Chief Executive of Aid agency CARE Australia. He said the Sydney cook off also would raise awareness of the role rice can play in...

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Annual Plant
2013-04-27 07:44:51

Annuals are plants that flower and/or set fruit in one growing season. Most vegetables are annuals as well as domesticated grains. Vegetables such as carrot and celery are biennials grown as an annual whereas tomato and bell pepper are perennials and grown as an annual. Annuals grow well mixed in with perennials and biennials. There are also ornamental flowers that are perennials in one region and an annual in another. An annual can produce seeds that continue the life cycle in as little...

2009-04-28 14:34:26

Gastrolobium celsianum,also known as the Swan River Pea, is a member of the Fabaceae family and is indigenous to Southwest Australia. Many species of this family are poisonous, but the toxicity of this tree is unknown. It can grow up to approximately 3 feet tall and nearly 10 feet wide. It features vibrant red tubular flowers and glossy green leaves with silvery undersides. The Swan River Pea grows in sandy or rocky soils along waterways. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils and...

2005-07-12 16:45:02

The Everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius) is a flowering plant of the genus Lathyrus in the legume family Fabaceae. It is a perennial plant and growing and blooming every year without new seeds being planted. It is less strongly scented than the related annual sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus. Everlasting peas are sometimes grown as a garden plant but are pervasive and may be difficult to remove. Because of this, this species is often considered to be a weed despite its attractive appearance.

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Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).