Life Skills: How to Do Almost Anything by Chicago Tribune Staff

By Chicago Tribune Staff

How do you provide an outstanding marriage ceremony toast? How do you repair a clogged drain? How do you bowl with out hurting somebody? Questions like these—some hugely functional, others wildly funny—make up this enticing selfmade consultant. amassed from the preferred function how-to columns within the Chicago Tribune known as "Life Skills," this ebook is full of frequently funny directions on appearing projects that many people have by no means gotten round to understanding, or that we've continually puzzled approximately. a few are really invaluable items of recommendation on technical issues with straight-forward factors, whereas others are strong for amusing or hide the extra ambiguous, open-ended gray components of finishing a courting or breaking the ice.

"Life Skills" covers a extensive variety of matters, with chapters on domestic economics, on the place of work, at play, technical issues, and social matters. it's a light-hearted and humorous consultant that's not your traditional "self-help" ebook. really, it's a detailed assortment and easy advisor to the numerous abilities it takes humans an entire life to profit and ideal. a brief and straightforward learn, "Life Skills" will surely educate readers many new issues and provide them with lots of dialog issues for his or her subsequent social gathering.

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Hastatulus) with pale green leaves and pale pink flower heads is common along roadsides 64 FOXFIRE 2 in the Piedmont. Sheep sorrel leaves were once used to bind up boils or carbuncles. Leaves are edible and rich in vitamin C but should be used sparingly after they are more than several inches long. Sorrel leaves are used as a potherb, as a sauce, and mixed with other greens in salads. Sorrel soup: one pound bruised leaves, one-fourth cup butter or margarine, two egg yolks, dash of salt and pepper, one-half cup chopped onion, one cup cream, three cups chicken broth.

Now he commences at th'top and goes down; and when he does that, you just take that gum out and set it afire. He just puts that web over there and th'honey sours. There's a miller causes it. That's a miller—like you see flyin' around a light. He goes in there and lays these eggs and this ol'worm, he'll hatch out. Then he'll go spin that web. And there never have been nothin' that I know of ever invented that would stop that. It's just a dead stand of bees when they hit. "I've tried everything in th'world t'get shed of'em.

Or cook like turnip greens with fatback. In ancient times, pigweed seeds were gathered and cooked into mush, or sprinkled on rolls instead of poppy seeds. Lamb's quarters (Chenopodium album) (family Chenopodiaceae) (goosefoot, pigweed, wild spinach, fat-hen, frost-blight, baconweed, white goosefoot, mealweed, meldweed) This is a two-to-six-foot annual weed, a native of Europe, common in waste places. Stems are succulent and ridged, sometimes red or purplish in color. Leaves are scalloped and frosted blue-green, or rarely red-tinged.

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