’Tis the Season for Rhubarb Festivals

Corrine Kozlak, the author of our cookbook Rhubarb: 50 Tried & True Recipes, loves rhubarb. Every year Corrine visits several rhubarb festivals, such as the Annual Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota, and the Aledo Rhubarb Festival in Illinois. At a past Lanesboro Rhubarb Festival her friends...

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Orchids—A Unique and Prized Wildflower

Orchids are prized wildflowers and highly specialized plants. According to fossil evidence, orchids have been thriving on the planet for more than 100 million years! Today, the orchid family is one of the largest groups of flowering plants in the world, with almost 30,000 species....

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Blueberry-Orange Bread Recipe

Julia Rutland, author of Blueberries: 50 Tried & True Recipes, shares with us her Blueberry-Orange Bread recipe. Blueberries are notable for being a healthy “superfood.” There are only 80 calories per cup, and blueberries contain practically no fat. They make a good source of fiber...

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Birds of Michigan a Great Gift for Birders

In today’s post, Stan Tekiela, author of the Birds of Michigan field guide, tells us where to sight birds in the Great Lakes State. Millions of people in Michigan have discovered the joy of bird-feeding. Setting out feeders is a simple and fun way to bring birds...

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Creating Bee-friendly Spaces Where You Live

Jaret C. Daniels, author of Our Love of Bees, shares with us why it is important to create bee-friendly spaces right in your neighborhood. Find out how you can get started. A WORLD WITHOUT BEESDespite the critical role that bees and other pollinators play in...

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Blueberries: 50 Tried & True Recipes

Abundant and delicious, the blueberry is as beneficial as it is juicy. The succulent superfood is believed to help heart health, bone strength, mental health, and much more! With a flavor that ranges between tart and sweet, blueberries are perfect as a topping, in a...

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