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Farmers Almanac
The 2016 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Food and Recipes

2 Tasty Persimmon Recipes To Try

Persimmons are soft, sweet, edible fruits that are loaded with nutrients. But what exactly can you do with them? We have two perfect answers!

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5 Regional Soft Drinks that Everyone Should Try

Ever try Apple Beer? How about Dr. Enuf Energy Booster? Check out this list of interesting regional soft drinks.

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Make Your Own Pickles – It’s Easy

Got lots of cucumbers this time of year? Here are two easy recipes for homemade pickles that don’t require a lot of time or effort.

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Farmers’ Almanac Lemon Recipe Winners

Check out our winning recipe from last year’s cooking contest! It’s one of our staff’s new favorites!

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Delicious, Easy-to-Make Salad Dressings

Check out these delicious homemade salad dressings that may convince you to never buy store bought dressings again!

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5 Compelling Reasons To Try Freekeh – The New Super Grain

Move over quinoa. There’s a new super grain on the horizon. Learn more about freekeh and why it’s so healthy for you.

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Spinach and Arugula Salad with Strawberry Dressing

How about a very seasonal and scrumptious salad for dinner. Check out this June favorite.

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The Illicit History of Ice Cream Sundaes

Believe it or not, ice cream sundaes may have originated as a way to get around doing something illegal. Learn more about the colorful history of this tasty dessert.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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