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Good Friday Sweet Buns
Hot Cross Buns With Icing
Traditionally, Hot Cross Buns are served on Good Friday prior to Easter.
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Best Edible Flowers for Growing and Eating
Add flowers to your food! Many gardeners forget that flowers not only are beautiful, but also can...
7 Naturally Sweet Vegetables and Fruit to Grow
Growing vegetables and fruit is certainly healthy but also which ones will please the fussiest...
Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous? Enjoy these onion ...
Farmers' Market Recipes
Got a farmers’ market near you? Or, a place with good, fresh food? Check out this trio of “farmers...
Homemade Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Ever tried adding fresh mint to your ice cream? It’s so easy and beyond compare! At this point in...
A Little Chocolate For Health? Maybe.
The good news is never quite as good as you wish. However, recent research suggests that eating a...
How to Grill Vegetables
This guide to grilling vegetables gives vegetable preparation and grilling time instructions for...
Substitutions for Baking Pan Sizes
In the midst of cooking but don’t have the right baking pan size? You can substitute one size for...
Measuring Vegetables for Recipes: Pounds to Cups
Measuring vegetables for recipes is not always easy. The following equivalent measurements will...
How to Make Sweet Pickles
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that making bread and...
How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles in this instructional video. Learning how to pickle...
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
Many vegetables are suitable for growing in hanging baskets. Here’s how to plant your own hanging...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Frozen berries are a tasty snack and a great method of fruit preservation. Whether you grow...
How to Make Jams and Preserves
Preserve your fruit! See how to make jams and preserves with these canning tips and recipes. It is...
Measuring Fruits for Recipes
The following table lists the amounts of fruits in relation to measuring cup equivalencies. Apples...
How to Make Sauerkraut
Store-bought sauerkraut can’t compete with the homemade stuff. Follow our sauerkraut recipe to...
Food Trends of 2017
At the end of each year or early into the new year, famous chefs, food critics, food writers,...
Lavender Lemon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Try cooking with herbs! This lavender lemon chocolate chip pancake recipe was a huge hit with my...
The More You Grow, The More You Know
As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes...
How To Clean, Trim, and Store Asparagus
Need to store your asparagus for a little while? Here are some easy tips for how to clean, trim,...
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...
Comfort Food Recipes from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Ready for some amazing comfort food recipes? We’ve got macaroni and cheese, meatballs, lasagna,...
How to Make Asparagus Hummus
Though seasonal in spring, you can usually find asparagus year-round. Grab some stalks and make...
Growing Leeks from Seed
Leeks are hardy and trouble-free vegetables. Sow them in late winter to mid-spring. In this short...
Companion Planting for Vegetables
The age-old practice of companion planting is based on the theory that certain plants can either...
Companion Planting Made Easy: See How To Do It
Companion Planting is easy with the new and improved Almanac Garden Planner! See how to select the...
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...
How to Make Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies are super delicious morsels and very easy to make! Whip them...
Easy Turtle Candies Recipe
Our easy homemade turtle candy recipe is made with only four ingredients! The combination of...
Cooking With Flowers
Cook with edible flowers to add color and a hint of flavor to soups, chicken, and salad dishes. ...
How to Make Florentine Spinach Dip
Our recipe for Florentine Spinach Dip is a crowd-pleaser and very easy to make! Perfect for any...
The Most Nutritious Vegetables You Can Grow
What are the healthiest vegetables to grow? After all, if you’re going to plant vegetables, why not...
Winning Oatmeal Recipes: Chicken, Pancakes, Meatballs
These winning oatmeal recipes come from the Almanac 2005 Reader Recipe Contest. Find oatmeal...
Fruit Kvass With Turmeric: For Your Health!
Ready for a healthy new tradition? Try fruit kvass with turmeric! Just a splash of this fermented...
Thai Chicken With Linguine Recipe
With this Thai Chicken With Linguine recipe from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the dinner “rush hour”...
How to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut-Cranberry Cookies
See how to make Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut-Cranberry Cookies from the Readers’ Best Recipes...
The Way the Cookie Crumbles
Ever heard the expression, “That’s the way the cookie crumbles?” What does this mean? How does the...
Ten Things Cookie Bakers Really Ought to Know
For better organization and enjoyment (and a delicious product!), follow these 10 tips for cookie...
Easy Sugar Cookie Recipes
These 10 basic sugar cookie recipes offer a delicious treat for any gathering of family or friends—...
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