Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Big-Town Birds: Keeping Chickens in the City & Suburbs

By | 2018-04-26T09:51:55+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Farm|Tags: |

After growing your own backyard vegetable garden, keeping chickens can seem like the next logical step toward sustainability. Before building a coop, selecting breeds, setting aside space for a run or purchasing chicks, it’s important to know the regulations and restrictions in your area. HOA on Arrival Homeowner associations are the first line of authority [...]

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Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

By | 2018-04-06T09:36:53+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Recipies|

Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings) 4 tablespoons butter1 1/2 pounds fresh spinach (cooked, squeezed dry, and chopped)3/4 cup ricotta cheese2 eggs (lightly beaten)6 tablespoons flour3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan (divided, plus more for serving)3 1/2 teaspoon salt (divided)1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepperPinch ground nutmeg4 tablespoons melted butter (divided) Melt the butter in a large [...]

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The Best Way to Store Lettuce to Keep it Fresh and Crisp

By | 2018-04-01T21:44:00+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

One of the keys to making a good salad is ensuring that your lettuce is fresh and crisp. Nothing makes for a disappointing salad like a plateful of limp, wilted greens. There are two things salad greens need to stay crisp: moisture and air. You may have heard otherwise. Specifically, many people seem to think [...]

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7 Tips For Making the Perfect Vinaigrette

By | 2018-04-01T21:35:18+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

We expect a lot from oil and vinegar dressings, or vinaigrettes, as they're also called. Even the simplest one is asked to do nothing less than defy the laws of nature. That's because oil and vinegar don't mix. No doubt you've seen this yourself — shake up a bottle of salad dressing and the two [...]

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