Blanching and freezing guide, growing gourds, hiccup cures

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, August 22, 2020

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Sometimes at night the crickets stop
Their chirping, and I know
The things that hunt by moonlight
Are prowling there below.
Swish, swish through the meadow
Then softly down the lawn.
Only when the crickets chirp
I'm sure that they have gone.

—Benjamin Rice (1903—78)

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How to Freeze Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
See our new Guide to Freezing Fresh Produce! Freezing is the most convenient way to make the most of summer’s bounty and avoid waste. Here’s how to blanche, handy tips to make the most of freezer space, and the easiest crops to put on ice.
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Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Good Gourd! What’s with the bumpy, weird-looking decorative squash? We get many questions about growing and curing our gourds. (Did you know that the luffa sponge is a gourd?) See different types of gourds to plant in the spring—or, find some “gourdgeous” gourds this fall and save their seeds!
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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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16 Favorite Zucchini Recipes
16 Favorite Zucchini Recipes
How many ways can you use zucchini? How about zucchini bread, zucchini pizza, zucchini relish, fried zucchini, zucchini pancakes—OK, we’ll stop there. We hope you enjoy our collection!
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When blueberries are in season, make blueberry jam! This homemade blueberry jam is simple to make with blueberries, sugar, and a little lemon juice!

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How to Stop the Hiccups
How to Stop the Hiccups
Read on for a surefire remedy for getting rid of hiccups that can strike a person anytime, anywhere!  
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