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RECIPE: Winter Pizza Duo Using a Sourdough Starter

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After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s likely the last thing you want to do is entertain and cook. But if you’ve got a get-together coming up we’ve got an excellent way to cook for a crowd without having to do much at all. The secret is starting a sourdough culture ahead…

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A Feast to Warm Your Soul

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As the trees lose their leaves and autumn slowly turns to winter, those first inklings of true cold can be daunting. What better way to stay warm and positive than a festive gathering centered around good food and drink? Here we offer culinary inspiration for the season: Spicebush Duck Legs from Marie Viljoen’s Forage, Harvest,…

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Car Survival Tips for Severe Winter Weather

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Now that temperatures have started to dip below freezing, and most folks living in colder climates have witnessed their first snowfall of the season, it’s time to get serious about winter preparedness. Especially when it comes to driving! The following is an excerpt from When Disaster Strikes by Matthew Stein. It has been adapted for the…

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RECIPE: Roasted Root Veggies with Pomegranate Drizzle

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Do you have an abundance of root veggies from your final fall harvest? Are you looking for a new way to jazz them up? Well, you’re in luck! This simple recipe for pomegranate drizzle adds just the right amount of oomph to your go-to roasted vegetable dish. The following recipe is from The Fruit Forager’s…

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The Winter Harvest Project

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Four-season farmer Eliot Coleman strikes again with inspiration for all you cold-loving farmers out there! A master of extending the growing season, Eliot explains his strategies for successful winter harvesting and greenhouse design. The following excerpt is from The New Organic Grower, 3rd Edition by Eliot Coleman. It has been adapted for the web. Part…

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The Endless Arugula Bed

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Let’s face it, buying fresh veggies in the dead of winter after growing your own all summer is a bummer. But what if we told you that you could extend your season, save time, AND save money? Ben Falk, author of The Resilient Farm and Homestead, experimented with overwintering a bed of arugula using a…

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Drinking to Good Health and Other Ancient Customs

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It’s a little-known fact, but we here at Chelsea Green Publishing love a good piece of trivia. (Did you know beavers have a second set of lips behind their teeth?) When we found out that the saying “to the last drop” comes from an ancient Danish drinking custom, you know we were thrilled. Who doesn’t…

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RECIPE: It’s The Perfect Time For Rosehip Jam

All good things must come to an end – and that includes warm summer nights.  But with the close of summer comes overnight frosts, the ideal time to gather plump, ripe rosehips. A rosehip’s sweet, unique flavor is perfect on morning toast. There are endless variations on ingredients and many ways to make rosehip jam. …

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Eliot Coleman's Discovery of Winter Gardening

In this excerpt from Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables From Your Garden All Year Long, expert natural gardener Eliot Coleman recounts his discovery of year-round gardening. The traditional American vegetable garden begins in May and ends in October. For the rest of the year the frugal home-garden household must depend on shelves lined with canning jars…

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WATCH: Greg Pahl's Sustainably Heated Home: His Wood-Pellet Boiler

Greg Pahl, author of Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options, no longer relies on fossil fuels for winter heat. He has no natural gas tank or oil bill. He is not subject to the wild fluctuations in market energy prices—from expensive to ludicrous. And he isn’t spewing once-buried carbon into our…

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