Inevitably, whenever your computer needs a charge, your roommate and her boyfriend are hogging the outlets. This nine-foot extension cord has three extra outlets incorporated into it, so you can all keep charging without needing to have “a friendly talk.”
A huge shelving unit spans the length of the wall, with different cubbies to keep books and toys organized. Bright orange and blue pods are built into the design, too, so that the kiddos can read in comfort.
Snow peas form flat pods with a small seed inside that’s visible through the pod (you can see a small bump). With snow peas, you eat the entire pod, raw or cooked. On some snow pea varieties, the pods have a tough string along the edge that you need to remove before eating. If you want pods that you don’t have to de-string, look for the word “stringless” in the plant description. With snow peas, the trick to the most tender bite is to pick pods when they’re flat and young. This variety is ‘Oregon Sugar Pod II,’ which boasts a long harvest season from disease-resistant plants.
Instead of stealing the spotlight, this modern home in Scottsdale, Ariz. uses a streamlined, one-story design to keep all eyes on its desert surroundings. As a result, guests who follow the paved driveway can admire tall saguaro plants and see Pinnacle Peak in all its glory.
Although the tiny orange shapes covering this wreath look like diminutive pumpkins, they're actually putka pods. A great stand-in for mini pumpkins, the dried organic seed pods don't deteriorate, so your wreath can be displayed year after year.
Okra flowers and leaves are both edible. The leaves contain the same mucilaginous properties (aka sliminess) as the pods and are typically chopped and added to dishes as a thickening agent. Leaf flavor is mild, much like the pods. Blooms make a beautiful edible adornment to any dish, or candy them with sugar for a longer lasting garnish.