Monthly Archives: July 2014

Homemade Tomato Jam

Making jams and jellies from fresh fruit is one of the great joys of summer. Peach, strawberry and grape are always popular and we often put up a little jalapeno jelly when garden crops permit, but one of of our … Continue reading

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How to Make Chicken Nesting Boxes

During much of the year, the average hen will lay an egg nearly every day. Although we might like to think chickens are happy to provide us with breakfast, the truth is they are only interested in finding a safe … Continue reading

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How to Grow Ginseng at Home

The name ginseng derives from the Chinese word rénshēn, meaning “man root,” because the shape of the fleshy root resembles the legs of a man. Ginseng root has been coveted by the Chinese for thousands of years as an herbal … Continue reading

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Homemade Toaster Tarts

Launched by cereal giant Kellogg’s in 1964, Pop-Tarts were conceived as an easy, on-the-go breakfast alternative. With a hip name (a nod to the burgeoning Pop Art movement led by Andy Warhol), the new creation spoke to a nation on the move … Continue reading

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Applesauce Cake Recipe

Applesauce brings sweetness, flavor and unbeatable moisture to cakes, but would you believe that baking a cake with applesauce was once declared a patriotic act? Although a few examples of baked goods using applesauce exist before the turn of the … Continue reading

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Harissa Hot Sauce Recipe

Look out, Sriracha. For those who have enjoyed the Thai hot sauce since before it reached the mainstream, it felt like a well-kept secret was lost when it suddenly became available absolutely everywhere. It’s not any less delicious, but the … Continue reading

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Cook Perfect Corn On the Cob

There is plenty of corn on the cob ready to be cooked at my house. It’s not a crop I grow, but the return of fresh corn to my local farmers market is always cause for celebration. From mid-June through August, pickups … Continue reading

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