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How to Can Safely
August is high season for fresh fruits and vegetables! Gardens, farmers’ markets, and farm stands overflow with produce, sometimes far in excess of what families in the local...
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Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
Homemade Sauerkraut Step-by-Step
It’s harvesttime. Cabbages are available at a deal. Few people know that in the early 1900’s, the...
The Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe Contest
Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds a recipe contest with cash prizes. Enter here—and enjoy...
4 Favorite Egg Recipes
Eating eggs is an inexpensive way to get more protein, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. Eggs...
Favorite Fall Recipes
We enjoy everything about autumn—especially the fall flavors! Take a look at our favorite fall...
Corn Bread With Pine Nuts and Rosemary
My husband and a few of his buddies have BBQ meat smokers, so our families get together about four...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available to most, making them a healthy and convenient...
Quick Ways to Cook Zucchini
We don’t all have time to make complicated zucchini recipes. Here are fast ways to cook that...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
3 Scrumptious Breakfast Recipes
On weekends, take your time and enjoy some breakfast goodness. Whether French toast, omelets, or...
How to Store Vegetables
Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some...
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...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! Here are 10...
How to Grow Cabbages From Planting to Harvest
In this short video, we show you everything you need to know to grow the perfect cabbage, from...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
Parts Unknown: If Anthony Bourdain Had Visited Our Summer Kitchen
We’ve been watching reruns of chef Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, wishing we’d watched more of...
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Some Like It Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat
A week-long heat wave and a recent question—concerning what green beans to grow in a hot climate—...
Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we...
How to Check the Temperature of Your Grill
If you’re camping or simply do not have a thermometer on your grill, use the “hand test” to gauge ...
Succession Planting Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
In this gardening video, we demonstrate succession planting! After one crop of vegetables or fruit...
Plant Supports: It's a Holdup!
Now that your plants are up and growing, you’ll find that some of them need a little support....
How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The...
Grilled Salmon With Maple Mustard Glaze
Next time you think of grilling salmon, add this maple mustard glaze in minutes! The fragrance of...
Five Healthy Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
10 Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
There’s nothing like strawberries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy...
10 Great Sandwich Recipes
You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these 10 flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a...
How to Make Kombucha Tea
Kombucha tea is a popular fermented drink with a unique, tangy flavor. Did you know that you can...
How to Grow Sweet Corn, From Sowing to Harvest
Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
Where, oh, where should the tomatoes go? It is that time of year when, in the mad rush to get the...
Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe
This easy roasted asparagus recipe lets the flavor of fresh asparagus really shine. My parents...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
Season Extenders: Jump-Start Your Vegetables
Imagine how many more vegetables you could grow if you just had a few more weeks of warm weather....
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 ...
10 Fun and Flavorful Chicken Recipes
Chicken dishes are popular and budget-friendly—but chicken can get boring. If you are tired of...
Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed...
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 the Soil for Spring Planting
Gardening in regions with a short growing season can be an adventure. There always seems to be...
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...