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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

Start Baking Some Muffins!

Start Baking Some Muffins!

Think you’ve got an unusual and delicious muffin recipe? Find out how you could win Farmers’ Almanac’s latest contest!

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Discover Fresh Figs!

Discover Fresh Figs!

The fresh fig is a delicious, fleshy fruit, a much different experience than the dried variety. Why not give them a try?

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The Ultimate Italian Ice. Make Your Own Granitas!

The Ultimate Italian Ice. Make Your Own Granitas!

You don’t have to travel to Italy to enjoy this frozen treat. You can make delicious icy granitas at home using your blender and freezer.

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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.