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Farmers' Almanac Food and Recipes

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Recent Food and Recipes Articles

Eat Your Asparagus … For Dessert!

Eat Your Asparagus … For Dessert!

Asparagus is among the first culinary harbingers of spring. But did you know this seasonal sprout can also be a sweet treat?

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Don’t Toss Those Peelings!

Don’t Toss Those Peelings!

Wait! Don’t consign those fruit and vegetable peels to the compost bin just yet! Learn how to get the most from your produce!

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Delectable Desserts for Easter

Delectable Desserts for Easter

While you can never go wrong with the classics, here are a few Easter dessert ideas that are as whimsical as they are delicious!

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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.