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Farmers' Almanac Food and Recipes

Cooking hints and tips, suggestions for healthier family meals, grocery shopping advice and more.

Recent Food and Recipes Articles

Winning Muffin Recipes

Winning Muffin Recipes

Last year we asked for the most unique, unusual, and tasty muffin recipes featuring an unusual ingredient. Well, we got what we asked for! Check out these winning recipes!

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What The Heck Is Switchel?

What The Heck Is Switchel?

What did people drink to quench their thirst out in the fields before there was soda or sports drinks? Find out!

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Summer Vegetable Gratin

Summer Vegetable Gratin

The perfect side dish for when your garden is overrun with zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant and tomatoes. Start cooking!

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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 1910, 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.