The Curious Case of The Missing Duck

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My neighbor leaned over the fence at me. “Where’s your brown duck? I haven’t seen her in the last few days.”
“Uh…she’s around,” I said.
“Are you sure? I haven’t seen her lately and I’ve really looked.”
“Well, I locked her up last night and let her out this morning, so, she’s somewhere.”

But then of course, when I went to look for Minkie, the brown duck, she was nowhere to be found.
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How to Harvest and Cook Kale Florets

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Ok, here’s the deal. Kale, collards, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, turnip, kohlrabi – all these amazing, diverse plants have been bred from the same wild cabbage ancestor.

Kohlrabi was bred to make a juicy, swollen stem, and you’ll notice it tastes like broccoli stem because, well, botanically, it pretty much is. Brussels sprouts look like teeny cabbages because they are – the breeding for brussels sprouts was to form heads on the axillary buds of the plant, and for cabbages we bred for one giant terminal bud.
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Tart Cherry Mint Mojito

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Can we talk for a minute about the amazingness of tart cherries? They make the best jam, the best pie, and the best mojito variation I’ve ever sipped.

Now I know what you are thinking. “It’s months from fresh cherry season!” Too true, but thanks to the modern miracle of the deep freeze, frozen tart cherries are available year-round, and work even better than fresh cherries in an application like this, where you specifically want the cherries to break up into a wonderful, juicy pulp.
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