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26 of the Best Raw Winter Recipes You Have to Try

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Cold weather may make you think of warm, hearty meals, flavorful soups, and decadent desserts, but have you ever considered eating raw in the winter?  I actually find that when the weather gets cold, my cravings for cold food increase, perhaps because of all the delicious winter veggies and seasonal flavors I can incorporate into raw meals.  You’ll want …

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Winterizing 101: A Guide to Keeping Snow Off Your Solar Panels

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Believe it or not, winter is typically a good time for solar panels because they function better in colder weather, producing more energy. Being surrounded by snow can lead to solar panels intaking a record amount of energy because of the albedo effect. However, solar panels can’t benefit from that effect if they are buried under heaps …

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Space Heaters vs. Gas Heat: Which is Best for Your Home?

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Between decadent comfort food, beautiful snowfalls, and holiday celebrations, the winter has a lot going for it. What I could do without is the cold. Throughout the season, I’m plagued with unbelievably high heating bills, sudden overnight temperature drops, and an unbearably cold toilet seat on nighttime bathroom visits. To keep winter fun, I’ve looked into numerous heating …

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The Best-Smelling Firewood to Burn for a Cozy, Sweet-Scented Home

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Not all firewood was created equal. Some provide enough heat to keep you warm through a long winter night, while others will have trouble cooking your marshmallows. Some smell like heavenly, sweet fruit… while others smell like burning manure. That’s right. There is firewood that smells like burning manure.  To help you avoid it at all costs …

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27 of the Best Jerusalem Artichoke Recipes to Try Right Now

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These versatile little root vegetables are destined to become one of your new favorite ingredients. Jerusalem artichokes are entirely delicious, quickly absorbing the flavors they are simmered in, have a delightful crunch with a smooth interior texture, and some admirable health benefits. Incorporate them into your diet with these 27 incredible Jerusalem artichoke recipes. Included …

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26 of the Best Celeriac Recipes: What to Make with Celery Root

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Calling all celeriac maniacs! Are you looking for some recipe inspiration? Check out this compilation featuring our very favorite 26 celeriac recipes that you have to try. For those who have no idea what celeriac is, these recipes could be your introduction to one of winter’s best root vegetables. You’ll love it’s distinct, delicious flavor …

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