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I never plan ahead with my desserts unless it's a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit crisp has become my go-to last-minute special and a family favorite—chopped up during dinner preparations and put in the oven before we sit down to eat.
Aggressively marketed as important for health and hydration, a mind-boggling array of packaged beverages vie for our attention in the marketplace: sports drinks, energy drinks, fitness waters, vitamin waters—even “designer waters.” That’s not even counting the dozens of varieties of plain bottled wat...
Last blog I asked you what edibles you would plant if you were limited to only three.  The response was overwhelming, with tomatoes topping everyone’s list.  This week, I’m sharing a few bits of tomato trivia and a number of gardening tips for big, healthy harvest.
Ever wondered what it might be like to work for The Old Farmer’s Almanac? I’m a college intern here at the Almanac and thought I’d share my “insider’s look.”
It's maple syrup time! One of my favorite signs of spring is seeing sap buckets hanging on maple trees around our small town of Dublin, New Hampshire. The buckets are everywhere—at the local school, in neighbors’ woods, and along the road.
Take me into a candy shop any day, anywhere, and I will walk out with a turtle every time. No matter how good the selection, to me, nothing beats the combination of chocolate, caramel and pecans.
Baking and decorating cookies for family and friends (and, for Santa, of course) is a favorite holiday tradition for many of us. Who doesn’t love the sweet aroma and taste of homemade cookies? And when those treats are in fun, recognizable shapes, the only thing better than eating them is making them with your favo...
While getting stung by an insect is certainly no fun, at least one entomologist has found a way to put the pain in perspective.
Let’s be honest, if you’re a dog lover, it’s nearly impossible to say no to those sad eyes, especially when you’re eating something right in front of your canine companion. But whatever you like to eat (e.g., BBQ potato chips for me) isn’t always the right thing to share with man’s best f...
Potato Harvesting Traditions on a Family Farm in Maine Cully Colantino, age 13, tells me that his two favorite times of the year are Christmas and harvest.
According to an old saying wood warms you when you cut it and when you burn it. I don’t agree. I believe it warms you many more times.
With the daylight hours waning and the nights getting cooler, my favorite season is approaching. There’s nothing quite like autumn. The air is refreshing, the sky is deep blue, and Mother Nature puts on a breath-taking spectacle of vibrant foliage. I think the best thing about the season is the wonderful smell of fres...