Reading, History and Other Lessons

Reading, History and Other Lessons

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A Rocker For All Ages
By Arleen M. Kaptur Rocking chairs have survived the test of many generations, and a million sleepless nights. They come in fine wood, soft supple upholstery and even woven and p ...
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A Tea Party Heritage
“Do you know where I can take my children for tea parties?” a reader asked me. This mother explained that she and her daughters thought it would be fun if they could dress ...
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A Tribute to Anne of Green Gables
By Viola Ashford L.M. Montgomery's classic stories, especially her warm-hearted series about Anne of Green Gables had a strong influence on my girlhood, and that of many wom ...
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Autumn Leaves
By C.J. Clark Peering out the back door through the wooded forest orange flames break through the charcoal night, the silence broken by the raking of leaves. Firefly sparks dance ...
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Celebrate Earth Day
10 ways to celebrate Earth Day
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City Living Brings Life Back to a Three Block Radius
Once upon a time in America, everything you needed was just down the road and within walking distance.
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Country Kitchen: A Family Heirloom Cookbook Christmas Gift
By Mary Emma Allen I'm frequently asked for information about creating heirloom cookbooks to preserve family recipes. Recently a reader said she was making a family recipe scrapbook ...
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Country Kitchen: Foods Inspired by Quiltmaking
By Mary Emma Allen As I work on my quilt book, The Magic of Patchwork, for its updated printing, I'm reminded of the foods the quilters prepared in days ago. This was especially tru ...
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Country Kitchen: Fruit and Jelly Jar Time
This time of year was canning and jelly time when I grew up on a Hudson River Valley farm. Those were the days before freezers, even in the refrigerator. So Mother canned vegetables, f ...
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Country Kitchen: Growing Up With A Country Store
By Mary Emma Allen A younger person I talked with recently couldn't believe there once existed the country stores that seemed to carry most everything a farm or small town family ...
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Country Kitchen: Learning About Ancestors' Cooking
By Mary Emma Allen So that your ancestors become more than simply names and dates on your charts, learn about their lifestyles and the social and political affairs of their times. Th ...
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Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

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Home & Garden

Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

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