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Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
Sweet Potato Facts and Health Benefits
Twenty years ago, our Almanac declared sweet potatoes to be the “healthiest vegetable of them all...
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
My mom grew up on a big Vermont dairy farm, and every summer, they would haul endless gallons of...
Summer Food Safety
As a casual cook, I usually throw together a dish quickly based on what’s in season, but in the...
Vegetable Nutrition: Healthy Veggies to Add to Your Diet
Do you eat your veggies? Here’s a quick list of the common vegetables that pack a punch of helpful...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and...
Switchel (Haymaker's Punch) Recipe
Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is a refreshing drink made with apple cider vinegar. It ...
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
How to Make Kombucha Tea
Kombucha tea is a popular fermented drink with a unique, tangy flavor. Did you know that you can...
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...
How to Decode Food Labels
All natural! High-fiber! Multigrain! Only 2 grams of fat per serving! Contains real fruit! Do you...
How to Make Kimchi
Ever heard of kimchi? It’s a very flavorful, healthy, fermented dish made with vegetables. Here’s a...
Freezer Storage Times: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?
How long can you freeze food for before it’s no longer safe to eat? See this frozen food storage...
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries?...
Eating With the Seasons
Eating with the seasons just makes sense. It’s the most delicious and healthiest way to live. Here’...
September is National Honey Month!
This month is sweet! September is National Honey Month; read on for honey facts worth buzzing about...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
A Little Chocolate For Health? Maybe.
The good news is never quite as good as you wish. However, recent research suggests that eating a...
Food Trends of 2017
At the end of each year or early into the new year, famous chefs, food critics, food writers,...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...
How to Eat in Seven Words
Looking for advice on a healthful eating plan? There are so many diets that it can set your head to...
How to Cook Grains Chart
Here’s how to cook whole grains—common and uncommon! Our handy chart lists grain-to-water ratio for...
What Is the Microbiome: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat!
Trillions of bacteria live inside our body. There’s an entire ecosystem—or, microbiome—that we host...
Fruit Kvass With Turmeric: For Your Health!
Ready for a healthy new tradition? Try fruit kvass with turmeric! Just a splash of this fermented...
Roasting Vegetables: Fall Is the Time
I have one word for your fall enjoyment: Roast! If you live frugally and aspire to a (so-called)...
Recipes for Leftover Bread
Be sure not to throw out your leftover stale bread, as there are plenty of delicious recipes that...
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...
Using Bone Broth in Soups and Stews
Incorporating bones into your cooking improves the flavor of soups and stews while also offering...
Food occupies a unique position in our lives at the confluence of health, comfort, culture, social...
Fermented Mayonnaise Recipe
Mayonnaise is something that can be made and fermented at home. It’s actually a very good idea to...
Leafy Greens: Health Benefits
Aside from supplying conventional nutrients, all leafy greens (especially the deeply colored ones)...
Raspberries: Health Benefits
Raspberries are a delicious power food prized for the vitamins, fiber, and many health benefits...
Broccoli: Health Benefits
Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you...
Dandelion Health Benefits
Gardeners curse the ubiquitous dandelion and its pervasive nature. They pop up everywhere in spring...
Fruit Kvass Recipe: Fermented Drink
See how to make fruit kvass, a fermented drink that’s probiotic-rich, refreshing, and hydrating!...
More Good Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables
Think about plants. We can learn from the way they keep themselves healthy, and there are many ways...
Pulses Recipes: Cooking With Beans, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas
Here are 12 delicious recipes using pulses—lentils, peas, beans, and other dried legumes. What are ...
How to Make Flatbread Recipes
Flat out of cheap, fast, and healthy menu ideas? I’ll tell you how to make flatbread recipes. They...