Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe

Corrine Kozlak shares with us her Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon recipe. I tried it at home, and it is delicious. But don't take my word for it—try it yourself! INGREDIENTS1⁄4 cup soy sauce*2 tablespoons maple syrup2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce* 2–4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets PREPARATIONPreheat oven to 375º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine soy sauce, maple syrup, cilantro, and chili sauce in a shallow glass dish. Marinate salmon in glaze 5 minutes on each side. Place salmon on prepared pan, and bake 12 minutes. *Gluten-free versions may be substituted. This dish is delicious topped with a lightly cooked mixture of tomato, onion, and garlic. Asparagus or broccoli makes for a healthy accompaniment. Easy to find and easy to make, maple syrup is one of nature’s sweetest treats. It is widely known as a sugary breakfast condiment for pancakes, waffles, and more―and it is enjoyed daily in homes across the country. Maple...

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How to Conduct a Backyard Bird Count

If you’re new to birding, chances are you probably haven’t conducted a backyard bird count before. If you want to be well—and be outdoors—bird-watching is one of the easiest, most accessible options. It’s something one can do in the suburbs, in rural areas, and even in the city (especially near green spaces). It’s a simple activity, but it can teach you quite a bit about birds, including how to recognize their calls and when and where to look. It’s also a lot of fun, and you might be surprised at what you find. Best of all, you don’t need any gear at all, though a field guide, binoculars, and a smartphone camera are handy. What You’ll Need for a Successful Backyard Bird CountA notepad and a pen, to record your findsA field guide, binoculars, and a smartphone camera (all optional) What To DoTo conduct your backyard bird count, give each participant a notebook, and...

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A Look at the American Woodcock

Stan Tekiela, naturalist and wildlife photographer par excellence, takes a look at the American Woodcock. 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. Stan Tekiela Stepping out of my truck and into the cool, fresh air of a late evening, it feels so good to be outside in nature, especially after being trapped inside my house for these many weeks. To the west, the sun is setting, and I figure I have about 10 minutes before all the fun begins.  I love these early spring evenings when the temperatures finally warm up and the wind is not causing a bone-crushing wind-chill factor. It’s comfortable to be outside again. The bugs haven’t come out yet,...

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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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