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Kat's Tortellini Salad
This creative take on pasta salad is quick to prepare and great to have on hand for summer picnics and gatherings.
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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—...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
In honor of “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8), here are 15 ways to...
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 ...
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...
Succession Planting Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
In this gardening video, we demonstrate succession planting! After one crop of vegetables or fruit...
Fourth Of July Recipes
Celebrate the Fourth of July with tasty, patriotic dishes. Here are 10 classic 4th of July recipes—...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
Do you eat your veggies? Here’s a quick list of the common vegetables that pack a punch of helpful...
10 Best No-Cook Recipes
Don’t feel like cooking after a hot or hectic day? Check out these no-cook recipes. From cool soups...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make berry jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
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...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Enjoy our best summer recipes and revel in the season’s bounty! Now is the best time to savor juicy...
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...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
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...
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...
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 pulling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening...
Edible Landscaping: Selecting the Right Plants
In an edible landscape, hidden among your usual ornamental flowers and shrubs are herbs, fruit,...
Best Recipes from Almanac Readers!
Sample three delicious recipes—a Low Country Chowder, Rocky Mountain Cuban Pork, and Nana’s Funny...
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...
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