Master nut cracker
If you have black walnuts to shell, you need a heavy duty nutcracker. The Master Nut Cracker will do the job.
The nutrient levels in our food have been on the decline. Here's what you need to know, including ideas for reversing this terrible trend.
Learn how to roast nuts, and you’ll improve nearly every recipe that calls for nuts. Luckily, roasting nuts is easy and may boost their antioxidant levels. You can make these with or without oil, salt and honey.
Learn how to make nut butter, an easy-to-make, healthy ingredient with numerous uses. Roasting nuts lends a deeper flavor to the nut butter, and grinding nut pieces instead of whole nuts is a good way to save some money.
Nutsedge is a particularly invasive weed, but it can also be eaten raw, roasted, boiled and candied.
Learn how to make nut milk, a delicious beverage of its own and a nutritious alternative to cow’s milk that can be turned into nut yogurt, nut cheese and even nut ice cream. Almond milk is the most popular type of nut milk, but any nut will work.
Apple pie spice and quatres epices are two easy spice blends you can make yourself for fabulously fresh flavor.
This butternut squash gratin recipe is a mouthwatering twist on au gratin potatoes and can be prepped in advance and frozen.
Add a depth of flavor to spinach with rich cream and spicy nutmeg in this substantial side dish that pairs well with roasted meats. Leftovers are wonderful topped with grated cheese and broiled.
These nutmeg cupcakes are a delicious dessert or unfrosted muffin.
Learn how to kill nutsedge, both yellow (Cyperus esculentus) and purple (Cyperus rotundus), and remove it from your garden. Pine bark mulch may be one effective way to kill nutlets from yellow nutsedge.
If you're looking for eggs with the highest nutrient content, seek out eggs from pastured poultry. Here's why these eggs are the healthiest, as well as more information for people who want to raise birds on pasture.
My nutty endeavors have reaped nutty - and delicious and healthful - rewards.
Making flavorful homemade peanut butter is cheap and easy.
Use olive oil, garlic, oregano and more to create an appetizer that is both savory and satisfying. Easy to make, these seasoned crackers will be a hit at your next holiday gathering.
Use saltine crackers to make a sweet and salty candy. Coated with marshmallows, chocolate, and toffee, it is the perfect treat to give or enjoy this Christmas season.
These books are great sources of information on the best herbs and foods for maintaining good health.
Your local county extension office can answer questions on gardening, livestock, poultry, crops, garden pests and more.
Growing and harvesting hazelnuts (filberts) in your garden.
For many of us here in the Ozarks the harvesting of black walnuts in October has become not only a way to make extra money, but a timeless tradition.
According to a team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, organic food is not nutritionally superior to conventional. We know this isn't true, and here's an excellent response from The Organic Center.
In 2005, the USDA MyPyramid was introduced as an updated version of 1992 USDA Food Guide Pyramid. While nutrition experts pointed to flaws in the original pyramid, many have found significant flaws in the new food pyramid as well. These graphics have played a key role in nutrition education for American children, but as they continue to be reformatted and reworked, will Americans lose their faith in the USDA?
Tips on what to do with all the fallen leaves this autumn.
Try your hand at this amazing sourdough crackers recipe.
Easy to make crackers from scratch.
Growing Local Food is a new book that encompasses all the needed basics to grow plants, keep heritage breed animals and bees. The author is a homesteader and physician who gives the readers the basic information to grow or find nutritious, local food
My favorite source for raw peanuts in bulk, and how to make homemade peanut butter.
Learn how to keep your bees properly fed and also ensure a plentiful and delicious honey harvest!
Proposals to weaken the links among conservation, farming and fair access to food would worsen the problems of U.S. agriculture.
Shouldn't our kids' lunches be determined by nutritional value, not special interests?
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study on the nutritional value of vegetables and fruits. Check out the top "powerhouse" vegetables and fruits to add a few to your garden this year.
Go Greens - Super Fruits and Veggies supplies the natural antioxidant power of 6 servings of vibrantly colored organic fruits and vegetables in every handy “stick” pack. To Go Brands plans to continue to expand the Healthy To Go® product line.
Hidden inside the stinky orange pulp of the fruits of the ginkgo tree is a delicious, pistachio colored edible seed. Here's how to identify and prepare ginkgo (without the stinky parts) by foraging for ginkgo nuts!
Here are three great reasons that hemp cultivation should be legal in the United States: food, health and shelter.
Tips on how to save water at home and protect water quality during National Water Quality Month.
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
If you live in an area with high summer temperatures try growing one of these greens to replace your spinach.
Tasty whole-grain crackers — simple to make, quick to disappear.
Many people living with gluten intolerance, wheat allergies or Celiac disease are often left without many standard snack options. The MOTHER EARTH NEWS editorial team samples and reviews organic, gluten-free foods to find some yummy, gluten-free snack products.
The best sources of chicken nutrition, as outlined by specialist Jeff mattocks, include feeding birds whole wheat and field peas, and providing them space to peck on a polyculture pasture.
In our culture we are used to government regulations telling us what to do – can we talk on our cell phones while driving? Or, should I wear my seat belt? Or has this food been properly processed? Raw milk is your chance to embrace your rights and freedoms and do your research and ask the hard questions – you have no one else to rely on to do this for you.
Conergy Projects Group has broken ground on a 725 kw photovoltaic system for T&P Farms out of Arbuckle, Calif.
Taking care of compost is essential to healthy soil and good food.
Pruning perennials is essential for plant health and vigorous production.
Fall sheet mulching of perennial plantings assists in fertility and weed suppression.
Eating only homegrown foods on the Fridays in Lent.
With all the recent panic about radiation contamination, our loyal BõKU customers felt safer, and more protected, with BõKU's nutrient dense support.
Washington, DC nutrition foundation, Weston A. Price Foundation, proposes a Healthy 4 Life dietary plan in the form of a colorful booklet and poster featuring four food groups: animal foods; grains, legumes and nuts; vegetables and fruits; and healthy fats.
The results of our latest nutrition tests show that eggs from hens raised on pasture (true free-range eggs) exceed commercially raised eggs in vitamin D content.
Millions of people suffer from mental illness and depend on psychiatric drugs to get them through the day. Conventional treatment may block the symptoms but do nothing to address the underlying cause. There are 5 common physical causes of mental illness.
An update on generating electricity with pedal power and which exercise bike we decided on and testing soil for nutrient ratios along with fixing a pair of leaky boots with adhesive and inner tube scrap patch.
You don't have to depend on nature to feed your bees. Take matters into your own hands and plant enough good food for your bees, so they have good, safe food all year long.
Simran Sethi explores resolutions for healthy eating and offers a resource, The Cleaner Plate Club.
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.