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Nov 22, 2022

Story by Meredith Leigh, read by Jessica Mitchell.

Scrapple and Souse are both ingenious methods of stretching food scraps into delicious meals. Meredith Leigh digs into their history and shows you how to make these traditional meat-stretcher dishes. This is the audio version of an article from the August/September 2022...


Nov 18, 2022

Story by Jenny Underwood, read by Jessica Mitchell.

Forgot to soak your beans overnight? Try this technique for cooking beans without soaking, and learn a few other methods for how to prepare beans.

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Nov 17, 2022

Hunting is a lot more than just going outside to see if you can harvest an animal. It takes preparation, practice, sharpened skills, and a mindfulness to the ethical questions that arise. Dennis Biswell, a long-time outdoorsman and MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff member, shares his knowledge about honing your hunting...


Nov 12, 2022

Story by Andrea Lawrence, read by Jessica Mitchell.

When is apple-picking season? When are apples ripe? Venture out in fall and try these apple-harvesting techniques to bring home the best fruits that apple trees have to offer.

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Nov 10, 2022

Have you ever heard of therapy chickens? This is an up-and-coming field, where people of all ages and situations can enjoy the presence of hens. In this episode, we’ll be learning about what therapy chickens do, the benefits people get from this service, and how you can become a certified therapy...