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Apples are one of the wonderful fruits of autumn. We grow a lot of apples in the Nordic climate, and we eat them fresh,

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. With the guest list finalized and all your favorite recipes organized, there is only one unanswered question: what to

As soon as frost threatens here in Illinois, my brother Henry drops everything and calls all hands to help dig the sweet potatoes. As I

Of course, we all have favorite family recipes, especially at holidays, and no other holiday beats Thanksgiving for having a focus almost entirely on

Our image of the first Thanksgiving is a fanciful one created in grammar schools across the nation. We imagine pilgrims sharing turkey, sweet potatoes,

I must be one of the few Americans who didn't grow up eating home-cooked spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. I do fondly remember, however,