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Farmers Almanac
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Properly Clean Broccoli

To properly wash your broccoli and cauliflower, fill a bowl with cold water and soak the vegetables for a few minutes. This will help the water penetrate the nooks and crannies where bugs and dirt can hide. Then place in a colander and rinse again under cold water. Let drain fully before adding to recipes.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.