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The Potluck: A Native American Thanksgiving Tradition?
November 24, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

We’ve all been to one, some of us probably feeling slightly jaded about being pressured to contribute a dish that will surely be outdone by that one magnificent chef that attends every celebration. But where does the tradition of the potluck come from? A common myth is that the word derives from the Potlatch feasts […]

Sports Science: Football
November 29, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

The fourth Thursday in November is the perfect time to spend time with family, eat some home-cooked comfort food, and watch grown men throw around an inflated pig bladder. That’s right, folks; the world’s first American football was actually an inflated pig bladder, hence the nickname “pigskin.” Don’t worry, modern footballs are made of leather […]

The (Real) First Thanksgiving: the Wampanoag Perspective
November 25, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Most of us know the story. Seeking a place to establish a Puritan church, the Pilgrims arrive on the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock in 1620 and have a hard winter, so the Indians teach them how to grow their own food over the next year. The following harvest, they hold a huge feast to honor […]

With Soil, Make Me Wine: The Dirt on Growing Great Grapes
November 7, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

I like wine. And I make my own. Not huge batches, mind you. Just about 30 bottles per month in the winter months. I learned the hard way the chemistry of wine. If you let the wine get too hot while it’s fermenting, it can radically alter the taste.  I let one of my batches […]



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