Canning tomatoes, late blight, sweet potato recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 8, 2018

cricket song

And from the hot field's farthest edge
The cricket's soft refrain
With mellow accent tells the tale
That August's here agai
n.
–Helen Maria Winslow (1851–1938)

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How to Can Tomatoes at Home
How to Can Tomatoes at Home

Here’s how to can tomatoes (whole peeled tomatoes) using easy water-bath canning. Enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste all year long—to make fresh spaghetti sauce, lasagna, chili, soups, and stews all year long. Anyone can do this! Here’s how to can your tomatoes—using just tomatoes and lemon juice...
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Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles, and desserts. Sweet potatoes are versatile, nutritious, and low in calories, making for the perfect addition to any meal.
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How Insects Predict the Weather
How Insects Predict the Weather

Can insects predict the weather? Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,” check out what it’s doing! It could let you know something about the upcoming weather. Here’s some of the more well-known weather folklore about insects and weather!
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5 Ways to Control Potato Blight
5 Ways to Control Potato Blight

Potato blight first shows itself as brownish-black spots on leaves, but before long the potato foliage can completely collapse and the potatoes themselves will rot.
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5 Natural Treatments for Healthy Hair
5 Natural Treatments for Healthy Hair

To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair care tips plus five “old-fashioned” treatments for healthy hair, proven through generations. Many ingredients are right in your pantry!
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