How to Make the Perfect Fried Rice

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How to Make the Perfect Fried Rice

As simple as fried rice sounds, there are a lot of tips, tricks, and rules (some more useful than others) to making it. Fried rice was a childhood favorite of mine, as well as a college and post-college staple. It’s a great way to use up leftover rice and whatever else you have in your fridge. But...
Wade Truong Oct 4, 2021
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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Organic over conventional. Regenerative over sustainable. The recent shifts in our preferences when it comes to agriculture illuminate our modern understanding of how agricultural practices can and should work. Although the term “regenerative agriculture” is not new (the Rodale Institute coined it...
Anna Borgman Sep 13, 2021
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How to Make Chili Powder

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How to Make Chili Powder

Late summer is a busy time for anyone who gardens, hunts, or both. As the days get shorter, the preparation for the upcoming hunting season takes on more urgency, and my mind wanders from lures to broadheads to ceviche to chili. At the same time, the garden is in full production mode and I’m...
Wade Truong Sep 2, 2021
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The Art of Pan Roasting

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The Art of Pan Roasting

Pan roasting is one of my favorite cooking techniques. I often implement it because it yields excellent results and will work with any kind of protein. This two-step process starts with searing meat in a hot sauté pan, flipping, and immediately transferring to a hot oven. This technique is one of...
Danielle Prewett Aug 26, 2021
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What is Lacto-Fermentation?

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What is Lacto-Fermentation?

Approximately 2.5 billion years ago, as the earth began to experience an increase in atmospheric oxygen, the lactobacillales genus of bacteria emerged and started to diversify. It wasn’t until 1780, however, that the Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, first isolated and identified what we now...
Anna Borgman Aug 23, 2021
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The Best Uses for Surplus Zucchini

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The Best Uses for Surplus Zucchini

If you planted summer squash in your garden, the time of plenty is now. You’ve likely got more green zucchinis (and maybe even some varieties like castera, cocozelle, 8-ball, and gold) than you ever bargained for, even after planting just a few seeds. Chances are your neighbor is pushing their...
Maggie Hudlow Aug 16, 2021
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Meat Marketing: The Truth About Food Labels

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Meat Marketing: The Truth About Food Labels

Have you ever walked down the meat aisle in the grocery store and felt completely overwhelmed by food labels? There are so many of them, and oftentimes they don’t mean much of anything and are just used for fancy marketing. Raising chickens, sheep, and pigs will teach you a thing or two about what...
Abbagail McRuer Aug 9, 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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How to Pan Roast Fish

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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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3 Ways to Perfectly Cook Crab Legs

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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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