How and When to Divide a Rhubarb Plant

In the light of sharing and perhaps the revitalization of Victory Gardens, Corrine Kozlak, author of our Rhubarb cookbook, shares the best way to divide a rhubarb plant. Eating rhubarb will be sure to spark memories of a more pleasant time, much like rhubarb helped in the days after WWII.  We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times. Dividing a plant requires an older established plant that is at least 5 years old. Rhubarb is a perennial, and once established it requires little care and faithfully returns from the cold of winter.  Why divide it? It brings new life to the plant when you split the root that is old and tough. After you see the...

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The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Texas

Stan Tekiela’s latest book, The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Texas, is a fun, easy-to-use guide for anyone interested in seeing and identifying birds.  We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times. Now more than ever, people feed birds in their backyards, and bird-watching has become very popular for young and old alike.  Texas is a fantastic place to see all sorts of birds. In fact, more than 600 species are found here! That makes it one of the top states to watch an incredible variety of birds. In this field guide, Stan features 90 of the most common of these great species.  Texas has marvelous habitats that are perfect for birds. Each habitat supports different...

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Best Basic Waffles Recipe

This weekend I gave Corrine Kozlak’s recipe for Best Basic Waffles with warm maple syrup a try. I loved the outcome, and I’m sure you will too. Corrine is the author of our Maple Syrup: 40 Tried & True Recipes cookbook.  We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times. This is Corrine’s favorite basic waffle recipe because it works well every time—and she has tried it in three different waffle irons! This recipe appeals to those who like a crisper waffle.  INGREDIENTS(Makes 6 waffles)  2 cups all-purpose flour4 tablespoons sugar, divided4 teaspoons baking powder1⁄2 teaspoon salt1 1⁄2 cups milk2 eggs1⁄3 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered Toppings: softened butter,...

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The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Georgia

Stan Tekiela’s latest book, The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Georgia, is an easy-to-use guide for anyone interested in seeing and identifying birds.  We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times. Now more than ever, people feed birds in their backyards, and bird-watching has become very popular for young and old alike.  Georgia is a fantastic place to see all sorts of birds. In fact, more than 300 species are found here! That makes it one of the top states to watch an incredible variety of birds. In this field guide, Stan features 87 of the most common of these great species.  There are marvelous habitats in Georgia that are perfect for birds. Each habitat supports different...

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Easy Rhubarb Custard Cake

Corrine Kozlak, author of Rhubarb: 40 True and Tried Recipes, shares with us this easy rhubarb custard cake recipe. We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times. I tested this with 4 different cake mixes. I liked Pillsbury yellow premium cake mix the best.  All the cake mixes worked and the smell while baking in the oven was so 1950’s good. This cake tastes even better and cuts nicely if refrigerated over night.   It is suppose to have a moist custard like bottom, the rhubarb sinks and the cracks on top are what this recipe does.     INGREDIENTS(Makes one 9x13" cake) 1 15.25 oz. premium yellow cake mix 1 cup water 1/3 cup oil3  large eggs4-6 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped...

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A Closer Look at Chorus Frogs

Stan Tekiela shares with us his knowledge about Chorus Frogs and urges us not to release pets into the wild. We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times. I enjoy cracking my bedroom window at night to let some fresh air in and to cool down the room for sleeping. This means I hear a lot of things going on outside my home. In summer I can hear Barred Owls calling. A couple weeks ago I could hear Tundra Swans migrating (at night) on their way to Alaska and northern Canada. But at this time of year, what I hear most are frogs. Lots of frogs! Calling so loud that it’s hard to...

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How to Preserve Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Michele Harmeling, author of Canning & Preserving, recently and very unexpectedly came into having a bounty of Roma tomatoes that needed to be dealt with. Today she shares with us how to preserve oven-roasted tomatoes. We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times. Dealing with the abundance of tomatoes is an unavoidable challenge in canning and preserving your own food, and sometimes you are not going to feel like doing so. Particularly in these current, challenging times, we’re being encouraged daily to go easy on ourselves. Social media is alive with posts about Quarantine Baking; everyone is a Home Pantry Chef. We are inundated with imperatives on starting new hobbies, creating activities for our kids, following...

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Discover Birds of Ohio with Stan Tekiela’s Field Guide

Millions of people have discovered bird-feeding. It’s a simple and enjoyable way to bring the beauty of birds closer to your home. Watching birds at your feeder and listening to them often leads to a lifetime pursuit of bird identification. The Birds of Ohio Field Guide is for those who want to identify the common birds of Ohio. We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones, remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times. This new edition of Birds of Ohio includes 12 new species, updated photographs and range maps, expanded information, and even more of Stan’s expert insights. With Ohio’s best-selling bird guide, field identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t...

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