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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Best Thanksgiving Dinner...
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! And cooking Thanksgiving dinner for your and a partner or a small group can be just as warm and wonderful as a large...
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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...
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...
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 flavorful, healthy, fermented dish made with vegetables. Here’s a...
Could Cocoa Be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
5 Ways to Start Seeds Earlier
Warmer days may still be some ways off, but you can start off many vegetables today to enjoy a...
New Plants for the New Year
The new year is here and with it comes a crop of new plants for the garden. It has been too cold to...
Growing More in the Space You Have
Most gardeners want to grow more in the space they have. A more productive garden gives a bigger...
How to Make a Gingerbread House
Making a gingerbread house may be one of the best ways to spend a snowy, blustery afternoon....
Gift Jar Ideas for Christmas
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
Party Recipes for Christmas
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a...
How to Care for Table Linens
After a special holiday feast or dinner, how do you care for your table linens? Here are five...
How to Make a Braided Pie Crust
Jazz up your next pie with a braided pie crust design! This short video will show you the process....
How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust
If you’re making a top crust for your pie, making a lattice top is quick and easy. This short video...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
How to Create a Year-Round Vegetable Garden
In this short video, we share six proven strategies to keep your homegrown harvests coming year-...
How to Make a Pie Crust
Every pie needs the perfect pie crust—and we don’t mean from a box. Make your own pie crust with...
How to Make Muffins: Baking Tips and Recipes
Here are some tips for baking muffins, including how to use muffin pans, making moist muffins, and...
What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It’s just interesting to think about how much weather...
3 Best Kitchen Tools to Preserve the Harvest
I confess to being a lazy cook. For example, the idea of peeling, coring, and slicing apples makes...
Some Green Tomatoes Are Meant to Stay Green
Usually, when we see a green tomato, it’s just unripe and will eventually turn red. However, there...
How Do You Know if Your Eggs Are Good?
How do you know if your eggs are still good? Almanac editor Janice Stillman shares egg-cellent tips...
Old-Time Weights and Measures
Ever heard of a firkin, hogshead, and coomb? Convert old-time English weights and measures to...
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...
How to Make Guacamole Dip
See how to make guacamole dip. This guacamole recipe is one of our favorites with a great flavor!...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Salsa and tortilla chips is the perfect dish for a hot summer’s day! Here are a few of our favorite...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
5 Natural Treatments for Healthy Hair
To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair...
How to Make Iced Tea: Tips and Recipes
Is there anything better than drinking cold iced tea on a warm summer’s day? Here are some iced tea...
Beet Kvass Recipe
Beet kvass is a fermented vegetable drink that is easy to make and loaded with probiotics. Learn...