When it comes to choosing fruits and vegetables, become a perfectionist. By knowing how to find the best -- by touch, by smell, by sight -- you can get your money's worth, and plenty of enjoyment. Download our free Printable Produce Guide to help you select the freshest, tastiest produce. Let it (and your senses) be your guide to finding crisp corn, juicy berries, and melon as sweet as the summer sun.
We love old glass bottles because of their quirks -- the trapped bubbles, the swirls of sediment, the color variations. Most of these changes came slowly, and the glass containers that result -- such as this molded demijohn made in the 1880s -- create a timeline of American ingenuity. To learn how to read history through the bottles you'll encounter at flea markets (including a glossary of terms) read on.
Take old mustard jars, julep glasses, old paint cans, small flower pots, jadite (milk) glasses, or anything else in your home that isn't being used and repurpose it to contain pens, pencils, highlighters, scissors, bone folders, rulers, or other desktop supplies.