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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The big doors of the country barn stand open and ready,
The dried grass of the harvest-time loads the slow-drawn wagon,
The clear light plays on the brown gray and green intertinged,
The armfuls are pack'd to the sagging mow.
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)
Household Uses of Salt
Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected challenges around the house. Here are some of our favorite household uses of salt.
10 Quick and Easy Preserving Ideas!
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! If you’re new to preserving for food, here are 10 quick and easy ideas from freezing mint in ice cubes to a small-batch pesto recipes for just 10 to 12 basil leaves!
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips for cooking with cucumbers, a few cucumber health benefits, and easy natural remedies with cucumbers.