The local environment and pests place obstacles in the way of the project, much like the Pilgrims had to face.
If you fall asleep or can't think straight at holiday gatherings, don't blame it on the turkey (or your relatives)! Research indicates that carbon dioxide is not only a greenhouse gas, but elevated levels of it are detrimental to human health and cognition. Learn how improving your indoor air quality will increase your health and stamina during holidays.
Dinner guests force a slight change to the menu of the The First Feast Project.
We all are thankful for the things in our lives, but are we thankful for the right things? Tim Rohrer encourages us to consider things that we might not normally consider thanks-worthy.
The First Feast Thanksgiving Project runs into its first obstacle as guests quibble about eating foods harvested directly from nature.
How am I going to grow all these vegetables for Thanksgiving when I don’t own land? Easy — with a community garden.
What exactly was the menu at America's first Thanksgiving feast between the Pilgrims and Indians? It’s not what you think, or have been told!
Mincemeat is one of the best ways to preserve an abundance of fall pears. This delicious conserve makes a New England traditional spicy holiday pie. But it’s not just for pie — the chef of a Bon Appetit Top 50 Restaurants asked me for a quart of this to use as a garnish for a very special dinner. Consider a spoonful to garnish any pork or game entrée.
Have you ever wondered what was served at the very first thanksgiving feast? If the question has ever crossed your mind, follow Kiara Ashanti as he answers the questions and describes how he creates the First Feast for Thanksgiving 2015.
It’s easy and very economical to make your own almond paste. You’ll use this to fill pastries, cakes and your special Christmas Stollen. This makes 2 pounds, 2 ounces — as much as six of those pricey little cans — and you control the quality.
Take notice of your environmental footprint over the festive period and follow our guide for a greener Christmas.
Twenty-five years ago, my daughter and I treated ourselves to New Orleans' famous Jazz Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters. One dish impressed me so much, I begged for the recipe. Our server took my plea to the kitchen and the chef actually sent down a copy! I have made some minor changes and offer it here that you, too, can enjoy this comforting eggplant dish.
During a quiet, pre-dawn moment, an owl hoots softly. Is this connected with the bounty of mice and a big harvest?
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.
Reclaim the joy of the holiday season with homemade gifts that aren't too late to make.
What gifts are we going to give this holiday season?
Celebrate those gardeners and birders in your life by making them homemade holiday gifts this year.
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
The Yule Goat is an ancient Scandinavian tradition which predates Christianity. Learn about how our oldest farm animal became the symbol of Christmas.
Need gift ideas? Check out these 10 natural beauty products, including lip balm, face wash, body wash, nail polish and more.
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and homesteader Rachel, of the Bay Area's Dog Island Farm, shares her method for cooking the very best Thanksgiving turkey ever.
A Garden Planner subscription is a budget-friendly gift that offers the satisfaction of spending the chillier chunks of the calendar plotting the bounty ahead.
Christmas is just about upon us, and here's a very easy, quick and simple fudge recipe. You can embellish it any way you want with several options for fruits, nuts, and liqueurs. Your taste buds will thank you (not to mention friends and family).
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
A great recipe for the holidays or any time of the year!
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
More tips, ideas, and considerations for choosing green gifts. A sequel/supplement to last year's article!
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
Make a yule log—out of wood or chocolate—and welcome the sun’s return.
Planning a party? Let wabi-sabi’s influence lead to a casual, comfortable gathering.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
The holidays are upon us. What traditions do you faithfully observe each year?
Does your family celebrate the season in a non-traditional way? Please tell us about it.
Oxfam America Unwrapped allows you to give the gift that keeps on giving. Help end poverty, hunger and injustice worldwide this holiday season.
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
Give thanks and give back to the earth this Thanksgiving by greening your celebration. Here are eight tips to get you started.
Wish your friends and family happy holidays with our free, fun and animated e-card.
Shopping and lack of shopping is a hot topic right now with the economy, but it's also a question of what your holidays are all about. What would your celebrations be like without (or without so many) presents?