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Honey, Not Just for Tea
Honey Natural Remedies: Not...
Looking for a natural alternative to common over-the-counter medications? The cure may be closer than you think. Learn more about natural remedies using honey!
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Where Does Pepper Come From? History, Origin, and Uses
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know how pepper grows? Find out...
Fidget While You Work?
Is fidgeting your legs or body harmful or helpful to health? We’ve all sat next to that guy...
Vegetable Nutrition Facts
Here’s a quick list of the nutrients and minerals in your common vegetables. Fresh vegetables...
Salt for Preventive Health and Natural Remedies
Try these preventive health measures for salt, a historically important food that can act as a...
Natural Life Hacks
Interested in a simpler, more natural way of living? Be forewarned: We are not talking those ...
What Do Our Dreams Mean?
What are dreams, and what do they mean? Here we discuss how dreams connect the past and the present...
Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat
Here are a few simple herbal remedies to help ease the discomfort of a sore throat. Natural...
Weddings: Customs and Traditions
Here’s a look at the customs, traditions, and etiquette of wedding rituals—then and now. “Keep your...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Pickle, freeze, or store it! Here are 10 quick fixes...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care Tips and Treatments
To care for your hair, consider some old-fashioned or what we like to call “tried-and-true” ...
Fun Facts and Myths about Hair
Curious about your crowning glory? Here are some fun facts and myths about hair, including hair...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Methods of shaving have changed significantly throughout history, and perceptions of facial hair...
Sandwiches: Simply the Perfect Summer Meal
Sandwiches make for the simplest summer meal, so be sure to spice up your summer with these tasty...
Sourdough Starters and Recipes
The early pioneers used yeast batters to make their distinctive sourdough, and the “tang” of their...
Common Cooking Mistakes
Even the best chefs are guilty of something on this list of common cooking mistakes, and it’s time...
Recipes for Leftover Bread
Be sure not to throw out your leftover stale bread, as there are plenty of delicious recipes that...
Watering Wisely in the Garden
Let’s explore some smart ways to save water in the garden. An inch of water a week, is that too...
Plan for Your Pet's Safety
As with parents who have young children in the house, pet owners must take stock of their...
Household Uses for Vinegar
Here are some of our favorite household uses for vinegar. From cleaning shower curtains, to...
10 Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
Pet Crickets and Cricket Facts
Have you ever considered having a chirping cricket as a house pet? Here are some facts and tips for...
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink: It's Trending!
Apple cider vinegar might not sound appetizing on its own, but this super healthy food can be...
Cilantro: Are You a Friend or Foe?
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Measurements and Conversions Chart
Here is a chart of household measurements and metric conversions. TABLE OF MEASURES...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a Glove Turkey (Thanksgiving Table Decoration)
Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here’s how. Use three...
Useful and Surprising Egg Facts
To put it simply: there is nothing like an egg! Eggs are surrounded by more myths and old wives’...
Purslane Weed: Benefits and Recipe
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find...
Stinging Nettles: Multipurpose Superplant
You’ll know if you accidentally run into a patch of stinging nettles. When you brush against them...
Difference Between Herbs and Spices
Notice how we keep all our seasonings in a “spice cupboard” and don’t call it an “herbs and spice” ...
Household Haiku Poems
What are haiku poems? The traditional structure of the classical Japanese poetic form known as...
You Gotta Love Lentils
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!...
Raising Chickens 101: Choosing Chicken Breeds
Choosing a chicken breed is important when raising chickens. Here’s the second post in a beginner’s...
Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning
Are you spending the summer without A/C? Here are our tips for staying cool without air ...
Household Uses for Lemons
At the Almanac, we know that lemons can add plenty of flavor to some of our favorite recipes, but...
Stain Removal: How to Get Stains Out of Clothes
The best stain remover can sometimes be found right in your home, so check out these tips for...
Proper Hand-Washing for Clean Hands
Hand-washing is an essential part of staying healthy, so learn how to wash your hands correctly!...
Natural Remedies: Curing Bad Breath
How to get rid of bad breath? See these tips and easy remedies to keep your breath smelling fresh....
How to Hypnotize a Chicken: Two Easy Ways to Calm Birds
Wondering how to hypnotize a chicken? Learn to calm a high-strung bird with the oscillating finger...
Create a Successful Hen House
All hens need a secure shelter for nesting, roosting at night, and escaping predators and bad...
Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your...