FOOD 101: Those Oldies But Goodies ~ The First Cultivated Crops, The History Of Agriculture

Top: Emmer wheat, one of the eight founder crops. Photo courtesy Sortengarten. Bottom: Figs were the first fruit to be cultivated. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   All of the plant-based food we eat first grew wild. When man transitioned from packs of nomadic hunter-gatherers to settled villages of farmers, they learned to cultivate the foods that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Granola Bars

Top: No-bake chocolate chip granola bars from Fearless Homemaker. Here’s the recipe. Bottom: Cherry, chocolate and cashew granola bars from Love And Zest. Here’s the recipe.   It’s National Granola Bar Day. Even if you’re happy with the bars you buy, it’s the day to make your own custom recipe (ours is dark chocolate chunks,…
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