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How to Filter Pure Maple Syrup and Avoid Sugar Sand (with Video)

By Julie Fryer, Maple Tapper

Pure maple syrup may be cloudy or have chunky sediment if it’s not properly filtered. A simple step that fits easily into the sugarmaking process can help you avoid sugar sand. This article will teach you how to filter sap during maple syrup collection and syrup boiling for clean, clear pure maple syrup.

Italian-Style Vegetable Soup Recipe with Winter Herbs

By Wendy Akin

On a cold rainy day, a hearty bowl of Italian-style soup using fresh or dried winter herbs is the best comfort food. I like to leave a little crunch and texture for chewy interest: The carrots stay firm. This can be made vegan by substituting a good, strong vegetable stock for the chicken or tomato juice.

Sue's Mom’s Sausage and Peppers

By Sue Van Slooten

Here is a simple but satisfying dinner or supper idea for the inner pepper lover. Want a vegetarian version? Just leave out the sausage.

Sprouts! Year-Round Freshness with High Nutrition and Fun For Kids

By Nicole Wilkey

Sprouts are packed with nutrition to top your meals and are a quick and easy project for kids and adults alike.


3-Ingredient Ricotta Cheese

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Learn how to make this easy ricotta recipe.

Make Ultimate Mushroom Soup With Porcini Powder

By Wendy Akin

After you learn how to cook with dried porcini mushroom powder, you’ll mix porcini powder in stock or even wine to add huge depth of flavor to soups, stews, and sauces. Learn how to make porcini mushroom powder at home for this Ultimate Porcini Mushroom Soup recipe.

The Secret to Affording Organic Food, Part 1

By Rosemary Hansen

How can we talk about beautiful, healthy organic food without discussing how to afford it? Rosemary’s chart helps you to keep track of your food budget while allowing you to buy the best ingredients.

Convenient Small Kitchen Appliances

By Carole Coates

If you're always looking for shortcuts in the kitchen, you may want to consider these two fairly recent additions to the ever-growing supply of small kitchen appliances now on the market.

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