Raw or cooked veggies?, eclipse anniversary, cookies!

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 21, 2018

wheat fields

High noon in August! over all the land 
The very air is palpitant with heat; 
While stretching far, the fields of ripening wheat 
Unrippled lie as plains of yellow sand

–Henry Sylvester Cornell (1831–86)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Raw or Cooked? Which is Best?

Raw or Cooked? Which is Best?
Who wants to cook on a hot summer night? With all the fresh vegetables of the season, a big summer salad seems like the way to go—or is it? Some produce is most nutritious when eaten raw, but there are some veggies that need a little cooking before they give up all the goodness they have to offer.
American Eclipse Anniversary

Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States
The summer of 2017 brought the very first total solar eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776? Here are highlights of eight total solar eclipses that have hit American soil since the signing of the Declaration of Independence—plus, an update on the next total solar eclipse.

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   

Cuban Pork Recipe

Rocky Mountain Cuban Pork

A loyal reader created this Rocky Mountain Cuban Pork recipe for her daughter, who missed the sour orange trees in her parents’ backyard when she relocated to Colorado.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut-Cranberry Cookies

These Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut-Cranberry Cookies have an airy, almost meringue-like texture yet lots of chew, thanks to the oats and coconut.

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Bookstore Edition

Includes a FREE 2019 Weather Watcher’s Calendar. That’s a $9.99 value!

Ants in the Garden

Getting Antsy: Ants in the Garden
Ants are among the most successful of insects, outnumbering all other individual animals combined. They have been around since the days of the dinosaurs and inhabit just about every corner of Earth. Their presence in nature is essential to the well-being of the garden and environment. See why … 
Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.