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Homemade Steamed Buns TAKE A BAO
Steamed buns, also known as bao (pronounced “bough”), hum bao, and other names depending on the part of the world, are fun to make and handy for a quick meal or snack. Almost endless variations are possible in the type of filling, method of cooking,
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Travel by Water
People often ask me what I consider my most important tool. I’ve learned that the most important tool is the one you need at that moment. One item that could be useful to many people is a canoe or kayak. When a disaster hits, your life may depend on
Grit1 min lettiRegional & Ethnic
A Bunch of Bun Options
Try experimenting with different fillings and bun sizes. Sweet steamed buns are popular as dessert or for breakfast; they contain a variety of fruit-or nut-based sweet fillings, or custard. You can also form the buns with no filling at all, and steam
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Safety Supplies
Whether you pilot a canoe or a kayak, you’ll need some safety supplies. First, you must have — and wear — a personal flotation device. It does you no good when it’s strapped to the back of the boat. Second, you’ll need a good first-aid kit. Last but
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FROM NO-KNEAD TO SOURDOUGH: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread
Is there any food that evokes pleasant memories and warm feelings more than bread? It's the most basic of foods, yet many of us are intimidated by the prospect of making our own. From instructions for making simple yeast breads to baking a wide varie
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Emergency Water Collection Kit
Having the Emergency Water Collection Kit close at hand will help ensure you have the ability to safely gather raw water from almost any source. This kit includes a 5-gallon water collection pail with a lid pitcher scoop for collecting and transferri
Grit6 min lettiNature
Brooding Japanese Quail
Japanese quail (also known as coturnix quail) are remarkably low-maintenance birds. Even after hatching and brooding several generations of quail, I’m always surprised at how rapidly they grow and adapt to their environment. They’re smaller at hatchi
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An Herb to Know Mullein
Versatile, fuzzy mullein is a gardener’s friend, an herbalist’s delight, and an engineering marvel all on its own. The genus Verbascum consists of about 300 species that are native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. It belongs to the snapdragon fa
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Flights Of Fancy
▪When I wrote this letter, it was still just warm enough in the lower Midwest to finish painting the shed we built last fall. It’s not a large shed by any means, at 5 feet wide and 8 feet long, but it’s plenty large enough to hold gardening tools and
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Stumped
Even in the Upper Midwest — not known for severe summer storms — we occasionally suffer major damage from tornadoes and straight-line winds. Two years ago, heavy rains combined with winds in excess of 80 mph caused the loss of four large trees on our
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Big Payoff from BIG BIRDS
When Justin and Lucie Stephens settled on their property in Missouri, they wanted to raise an animal that could supplement their income. “We thought cattle, but everybody does cattle,” Justin says. In the end, the Stephens decided on a red-meat anima
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Grit Magazine US
VOLUME 139, ISSUE 1 ISSUE EDITORS CAITLIN WILSON, Lead Editor OSCAR H. WILL III, Editor at Large EDITORIAL GROUP REBECCA MARTIN, Technical Editor JEAN TELLER, Group Editor, Special Content Team LANDON HALL, Group Editor, Collectibles AMANDA SORELL, S
Grit1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Farming The Woods: A Permaculture Approach To Growing Food In Forests
Farming the Woods is an essential book for farmers and gardeners who have access to an established woodland and are looking for productive ways to manage it through permaculture. This book covers in detail how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-v
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GRIT RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS For Wiser Living
ORGANIC WORM CASTINGS, 3 LB BAG If you want to have rich, nutritious soil for plants, it’s crucial to use high-quality, organic compost! This compost is organically made in Tennessee. Your plants are going to love this organic compost, and you are go
Grit3 min lettiScience & Mathematics
WIT & WISDOM
Even avid flower gardeners have problems getting plants to bloom in their homes. Houseplants need just the right mix of light, temperature, and humidity for dependable flowering. Light is by far the hardest factor to control indoors. Choose the sunni
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5 Short-Season Tomatoes
As the founder of the Taos Seed Exchange in New Mexico, I receive a lot of interesting seed donations for our annual seed swap. One year, tomato seeds came in from High Ground Gardens in Crestone, Colorado, a few hours’ drive north of my organic nurs
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Hunt For Giants
Did you know that trees have their own beauty pageant? Well, they do. In 1940, American Forests (called American Forestry Association at the time) spearheaded the National Register of Champion Trees to locate the largest living trees throughout the U
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Seed Sources
www.store.GrowArtisan.com, 510-384-2716; ‘Sunrise Bumblebee’ www.FedcoSeeds.com, 207-426-9900; ‘Glacier’ www.HighGroundGardens.com, email HighGroundGardens@gmail.com; ‘Sasha’s Altai’ www.HighMowingSeeds.com, 866-735-4454; ‘Glacier,’ ‘Moskvich’ www.Jo
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Trees Of Power: 10 Essential Arboreal Allies
Partnering with trees allows us to build soil; enhance biodiversity; increase wildlife populations; grow food and medicine; and more. Trees of Power explains how we can work with these arboreal allies, specifically focusing on propagation, planting,
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Metal Tomato Strainer
With the ability to separate seeds and skins from the pulp, this high-quality, metal tomato strainer saves you time when canning and preserving. Featuring a versatile, dual mount system, the tomato strainer can be securely mounted via the suction cup
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Catching Up with Our Social Circle
JOIN THE CONVERSATION (www.Grit.com/Home-Flock) Kendra Rudd Shatswell: Like the author said, the quality can be more important than the savings. I would much rather put a little more money … in and know how the birds were raised. Travis DeWolfe: Ther
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Field-to-Table Fare for Winter
Many people hunt, fish, and forage for food to feed their families. A great deal of the food my family eats is obtained this way. This is a good thing. Now, for those of us who do this, how many of you have heard, “I don’t like that,” “It has a gamey
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Little Wooden Box
My wife, Elsie, and I have been reading GRIT for many, many moons — even back when it was in newspaper form. We both grew up in rural America on small farms in the late 1940s and ’50s. For 45 years now, we’ve had a birdhouse in our backyard. It’s abo
Grit1 min lettiSocial Science
The Compassionate Hunter’s Guidebook
This book is a guide for those who are motivated by a desire for healthy food that comes directly from the land where they live. A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the complexity, ethics, and spirit of the hunt, this book will appeal to anyo
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Looking For
I would love to get the Super Chocolate Pecan Cupcake recipe from a Kitchen Klatter cookbook published in the 1960s. Mrs. John Buller 12424 E. 75th St. N., Apt. 5 Owasso, OK 74055 I currently live in Arizona, and I’ve spent a lot of time in rural Neb
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GOAT Hoof Care
A goat’s hooves require proper care in order to keep the animal healthy and thriving. Left uncared for, lameness will occur via overgrown toes, hoof rot, hoof scald, and abscesses. With continued neglect, the pain becomes so great that the goat becom
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A Southern Food Tradition: Saving Heirloom Collards
Although collards (Brassica oleracea) originated in Europe, they’ve become known as a specialty of the southern United States, where the cooking influences and preferences of enslaved or Indigenous communities made these leafy greens a regional speci
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DIY Forged Racks
For centuries, the village blacksmith was the local hardware store, contractor, and mechanic all rolled into one. Blacksmiths helped shape their communities through making the hinges, hooks, brackets, and tools their neighbors used every day. In a tw
Grit1 min lettiArchitecture
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening is a Master Gardener’s best guide to planting, seed saving, and cultural history. With profiles for more than 300 plants, full-color photography, info on growing Zones, and more, this will be the guide gardeners come back
Grit1 min lettiPsychology
The Everyday Blacksmith By Nicholas Wicks
Learn to make hooks, spoons, and tools of all sorts that you’ll use every day! This essential blacksmith’s reference includes many projects contributed by leading blacksmiths from around the world, each featuring multiple opportunities for variation.
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