The Monkey on His Back: How My Husband Quit Smoking Using the Almanac

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It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes is addictive.  According to the CDC, more than 42 million American adults are smokers, which is just over 18% of the population over 18.  What’s more alarming is the damage caused by smoking: over 5 million deaths a year worldwide are the result of tobacco use, with 480,000 of them being in the US.  Smokers (and the people who live with them) are at risk for numerous diseases, including cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and diabetes, to name a few. Continue reading

Why Should Pasta be Plain?

Pasta-ArtUsually an easy dinner, where you don’t really feel like cooking, you boil it up… add sauce… then perfect meal.
But why should pasta just be served with sauce? Is your pasta plain? Come see us at the Old Farmer’s Almanac General store where we can jazz up your everyday quick meal to something delicious!
We have your everyday Marinara sauce offered from Stonewall Kitchen, but why not combine that pasta with a Fra Diavalo, Classic Vodka Sauce, or a Butternut Squash sauce topped with a little cinnamon and nutmeg for some added flavor. All is the same, just add sauce, but it gives you more variety than your everyday $2 a jar sauce from your local grocery store. We also have a delicious Cacciatore Sauce and for that simple Italian Flavor, a Roasted Garlic Basil sauce.
Take it one step further, mix it with one of our Stonewall Kitchen Italian Dipping Oil, or Herbes de Provence dipping oils and top it with a little parmesan cheese. Not only would this be delicious that day, but the next day after it is refrigerated you have a delicious pasta salad to take with you to work. It can be enhanced with maybe some chicken or veggies, but is just as delicious as is. Continue reading