How to Grow Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Gardening

How to Grow Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

If you’ve ever come across a wild lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus), it might strike you as something that came from the deep ocean. The beautiful, cascading spines appear more fit for life on a coral reef than the terrestrial home by which they abide. Fittingly, the texture and flavor of...
Jordan Tony Jul 27, 2021
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How to Clean and Cook Squash Blossoms

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How to Clean and Cook Squash Blossoms

One of the greatest rewards of gardening is getting to eat delicious parts of the plant that are not commonly found at the grocery store. The golden blossoms from a squash plant are a seasonal treasure. These delicate flowers have a subtle floral aroma and mild squash flavor that makes them a...
Danielle Prewett Jul 26, 2021
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Photos: How to Build a Raised Garden Bed from a Plastic Barrel

Gardening

Photos: How to Build a Raised Garden Bed from a Plastic Barrel

There is no better complement to a meal of wild game than fresh herbs and veggies from your own garden. Our hillside home in East Tennessee isn’t very conducive to traditional gardening, so I build raised beds as a practical, productive solution. I use plastic barrels to make beds that require...
Josh Smith Jul 22, 2021
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Burger with Tomato Jam

Recipes

Burger with Tomato Jam

I don't eat burgers very often, so when I do, I like to splurge. Don't get me wrong—I enjoy the simplicity of Jimmy Buffett's cheeseburger in paradise, but sometimes my taste buds want more. Burgers are one of the best ways to incorporate a variety of flavors and textures, and I can't help but...
Danielle Prewett Jul 20, 2021
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How to Pan Roast Fish

Cooking Techniques

How to Pan Roast Fish

If you want a golden-brown crust on a thick fillet of fish, pan roasting is the best way to achieve it. Pan roasting fish is a simple technique. As the name implies, it combines two cooking methods: pan searing and oven roasting. By combining these two techniques you can create an evenly cooked...
Wade Truong Jul 19, 2021
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6 Ways to Preserve Herbs

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6 Ways to Preserve Herbs

The arrival of spring comes with a long list of to-dos in order to get garden beds in shape for the upcoming growing season. One of those tasks is pruning herbs to stimulate growth and cut out anything dead. This annual cutting yields an abundance of herbs that can’t possibly be used fresh before...
Danielle Prewett Jul 15, 2021
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How to Compost at Home

Gardening

How to Compost at Home

When I first became interested in composting, I was uninterested in learning how to do things correctly and more interested in just doing them. I grabbed an old 5-gallon bucket with a lid, dumped all of my kitchen scraps and garden waste in it, and put the lid on top. A month later, I opened the lid...
Jordan Tony Jul 15, 2021
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3 Ways to Perfectly Cook Crab Legs

Cooking Techniques

3 Ways to Perfectly Cook Crab Legs

Crab boils are always a great time to sit down with friends and family. Knocking out the meat from a tough crab shell can be work, but it pays off when you get to dip that tender piece of crab into freshly melted butter. Cooking crab legs is not a daunting thing—it’s actually rather easy. If you are...
Bri Van Scotter Jul 15, 2021
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How to Save Seeds From Your Garden

Gardening

How to Save Seeds From Your Garden

“Let your food be your medicine,” I proudly remarked as I poured black bean seeds into a weekly pill organizer. My wife rolled her eyes and then popped the container into our refrigerator’s crisper drawer. We’ve been storing seeds like this for years, and in some cases, we’re even starting to...
Jordan Tony Jul 15, 2021
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How to Clean Chanterelle Mushrooms

Foraging

How to Clean Chanterelle Mushrooms

Chanterelles are one of nature's most delicious gifts, especially when sautéed with garlic and butter. They fruit from the ground following a good rain in warm weather, and often that rain will kick lots of dirt up under those delicate frilled edges. While cleaning chanterelles off without damaging...
Danielle Prewett Jul 15, 2021
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Why Your Radishes are Spicy and How to Cook with Them

Gardening

Why Your Radishes are Spicy and How to Cook with Them

Radishes might be my favorite vegetable because they’re so versatile in the kitchen. The first year I grew radishes I easily planted about fifty, and to my delight (and, let’s be honest, surprise), all of them germinated and grew to full size. But when I bit into one, it was disheartening to...
Danielle Prewett Jul 15, 2021
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