Lemon halves covered with whole cloves -- keeps flies away from table. Put out about 30 minutes before eating. BTW - we place dryer sheets under outdoor table linens to keep wasps away while eating. Really works! (My Creative Time)
I've always wanted to know how Indian and Thai chefs make tasty rice. This is a great way to liven up plain rice but feel free to take it a step further by adding turmeric, like my Indian friend Das. Or hot it up with a little chilli powder.