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Warning: It’s Fruitcake Season!
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How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
Grilling Recipes and Tips: Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Dessert
Ready for a cookout? Here are some great grilling tips and recipes. Meat tastes great from the...
Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from...
How Long Do Seeds Last?
How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out!...
Quick Tips on Roasting Meat
Learn how to roast meat the right way so that it is as tender and juicy as possible. These seven...
Stir-Fry Recipe With Bone Broth
Here’s one of my favorite Stir-Fry recipes using bone broth. It’s good for you and good tasting!...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
How To Make Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Making sweet potato pie is a piece of cake, er, pie! Here are simple step-by-step instructions on...
One-Dish Dinner Recipes
One-dish recipes are perfect when you want a solid family dinner but may not have the time for a...
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
Warming Soil and Protecting Seedlings from Frosts
To enjoy a strong start for your homegrown vegetables, make sure that your soil is warm enough and...
How to Harden Off Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants to the garden outdoors—without stalling their ...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
Our Best Easter Recipes: Dinner, Dessert, and Brunch Ideas!
Discover our best Easter dinner recipes—from ham to lamb—as well as Easter breads, deviled egg...
Why Baby Animals Are Easter Symbols
Why are baby animals associated with Easter? And where did the Easter bunny come from? Enjoy our...
10 Fun and Flavorful Chicken Recipes
Chicken dishes are popular and budget-friendly—but chicken can get boring. If you are tired of...
Fourth Of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day! Here are 10 classic Fourth of July recipes—including our best fried...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your home! Here are a few key tips for keeping...
The Month of April 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2018 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
Types of Soil in the Garden
How do you take care of your soil? In this video, we show you how to determine the soil type of...
Warming Your Soil for Spring Planting
Two weeks ago, I had 10 inches of snow in my yard, with more snow predicted. Last year, the...
Succession Planting: Get More From Your Garden
In this gardening video, we show you how to stagger your vegetable crops with succession planting...
Companion Planting Chart for Vegetables
Find out which vegetables should and shouldn’t be planted together with our companion planting...
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Watch how to make Irish Soda Bread with the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Many of us make it...
10 Most Nutrient-Dense Vegetables and Fruit You Can Grow
Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and...
Wild Ramp (Spring Onion) Pesto Recipe
I was at the farmers’ market on an Saturday in mid-April cruising through the rows of vegetables,...
The Healthiest Vegetables You Can Grow in the Garden!
Be sure to select the most nutrient-dense vegetables to grow in the garden. Not all are created...
No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the yearly soil tilling? Sore from puling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening...
Best Plants for Edible Landscaping
With an edible landscape, some of your plants are actually herbs or fruit or vegetables that you...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
Best Recipes from Almanac Readers!
Sample three delicious recipes—a Low Country Chowder, Rocky Mountain Cuban Pork, and Nana’s Funny...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
How to Decode Food Labels
All natural! High-fiber! Multigrain! Only 2 grams of fat per serving! Contains real fruit! Do you...
Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
This Lentil and Brown Rice Soup recipe is a perfect introduction to cooking hearty, comforting...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you...
6 Proven Strategies to Boost Garden Harvests
We all dream of a garden brimming with delicious abundance, yet the reality often falls short. But...
How to Make Kimchi
Ever heard of kimchi? It’s a very nourishing and traditional fermented dish made with vegetables....
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Love Potions: Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?
Since the beginning of time, it seems, people have gone above and beyond to try the latest love...
Could Cocoa Be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
Growing Greens Indoors
With little effort or list, you can grow sprouted seeds and young winter greens indoors—all-year...
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