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How to Grow Watermelon

Gardening

How to Grow Watermelon

Watermelon was likely first cultivated around 5,000 years ago by farmers in current-day Botswana. It is believed that its wild ancestor is a bitter melon known as “kengwe.” Originally the melon was used primarily as a source of water and the seeds were roasted and eaten for protein. Over time the...
Jordan Tony Aug 11, 2022
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Mulberry Jam

Recipes

Mulberry Jam

The mulberry season comes and goes each summer, and the fruit itself doesn’t last long after harvest. Have you ever wondered why you never see mulberries at the grocery store? If you’ve ever handled mulberries, you’ll know how annoyingly delicate they are. It’s impossible to pick these purple-black...
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How to Forage for Wild Cherries

Foraging

How to Forage for Wild Cherries

If you did your due diligence this spring and took note of where all the white flowering trees and shrubs were, you’re likely starting to see the fruits of that labor, now. Juneberries have come and gone, mulberries too, and next we begin checking hedgerows for stonefruits, including one of my very...
Jenna Rozelle Aug 8, 2022
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How to Start a Container Garden

Homesteading

How to Start a Container Garden

We all want more space. We especially want more space to grow more things, which is especially true for the modern homesteader, mainly because space can be hard to come by. If you live in a city of bustling urban sprawl, but seek to live a homesteader’s life, this feeling is probably commonplace...
Mike Fitzgerald Aug 4, 2022
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How to Cook Daylilies

Foraging

How to Cook Daylilies

Daylilies (genus Hemerocallis) are a common flowering perennial in most of the lower 48. Native to Asia, these hardy plants that are commonly called ditch lilies can be found growing along roads, old house sites, lawns, and just about anywhere else. I love growing these plants for a few reasons—they...
Wade Truong Aug 3, 2022
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Everything You Should Know About Fake Meat

Sustainability

Everything You Should Know About Fake Meat

In the Ancient Greek Skeptics tradition, one should constantly question and investigate their beliefs. The only way to true knowledge, if such a thing does exist, is to work to prove oneself wrong continually. It is not a comfortable endeavor, and it is not easy. As a butcher, I am intimately...
Anna Borgman Aug 1, 2022
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Video: How to Plant a Fall Garden

Gardening

Video: How to Plant a Fall Garden

In these hot days of summer, right as your summer harvest is probably beginning to peak, it might seem strange to start thinking about a fall garden. But the truth is, this is exactly the right time to start planning–and even planting–your fall garden. Depending on how much time your fall plants...
Misty Newcomb Jul 28, 2022
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Elderflower Panna Cotta with Lemon Sauce

Recipes

Elderflower Panna Cotta with Lemon Sauce

Panna cotta is a simple Italian dessert made of essentially cream, sugar and gelatin. The mixture is brought to a boil and poured into molds or cups, and after setting in the refrigerator for several hours, you end up with an elegant pudding-like treat. Normally, panna cotta is lightly flavored with...
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How to Grow Grapes

Gardening

How to Grow Grapes

The history of grape production is as diverse and sprawling as the many uses for this dynamic plant. “European” grapes were likely first cultivated around 8,000 years ago in the Middle East before traveling west to Europe. Once there, they became a vital part of European culture in the form of wine...
Jordan Tony Jul 25, 2022
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Smoked Goose Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipes

Smoked Goose Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

This time of the year in Virginia, it’s so hot and humid that the thought of cooking over a hot range makes me lose my appetite. So as the days become increasingly scorching, more and more salads start making the rotation onto the menu. This particular salad is a frequent flier, a white balsamic and...
Wade Truong Jul 21, 2022
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5 Things You Need to Start Raising Pigs

Homesteading

5 Things You Need to Start Raising Pigs

Raising pigs might seem intimidating for some homesteaders, but as long as you have the space and right infrastructure in place, pigs can make a great addition to any farm, ranch, or homestead. Your needs will change depending on why you’re raising pigs and how long you plan to have them on your...
Kitty Galloway Jul 19, 2022
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Featured Gear

4 Pack Seasonings Gift Pack
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MeatEater

Get the what you need to cover nearly any recipe in the kitchen. Designed tocover Fin, Fowl, Forage, and Fur these spices will step up your game in thekitchen with nearly any critter you bring home.

3.5 QT Braiser
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Staub

A featured piece in the kitchen of Chef Kevin Gillespie, the Braiser has broad functionality from freezer to oven to table. 

5 QT Compact Cocotte
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Staub

"I use my Staub dutch oven more than any other cookware during the winter for creating delicious braised wild game recipes." - Danielle Prewett

The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook
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MeatEater

The definitive guide to cooking wild game, including fish and fowl, featuring more than 100 new recipes.