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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020, Trade Edition Paperback – September 3, 2019
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Got a Craving for Coconut? Lemon Coconut Cookies from The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020
Using an electric hand or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon zest and vanilla and lemon extracts. Add flour and salt and beat well. Stir in coconut.
Cut dough in half and place each half on a sheet of wax paper. Form each half into an 8-inch log. Wrap each log in wax paper and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
Preheat over to 300°F. Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
With a sharp knife, cut logs into ¼-inch-thick slices and arrange 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly golden. Transfer cookies to cooling racks and sift generously with confectioners’ sugar. Let cool and dust lightly with more confectioners’ sugar.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
How to Toast Coconut
Use toasted coconut to jazz up dishes that call for it shredded and sprinkle some on oatmeal, salad, and yogurt. Toast shredded coconut in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Stir constantly. (The more you stir, the more evenly the coconut will toast.) Immediately transfer to a plate. When cool, store in an airtight container for up to a month.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 tablespoons grated lemon zest + 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1 cup toasted coconut flakes
- Confectioners’ sugar
About the Author
- Publisher : Old Farmer's Almanac (September 3, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1571988149
- ISBN-13 : 978-1571988140
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.63 x 0.69 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #56,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book has been around since 1792. I love how the book hasn't changed much and has kept its charm. My parents used to get the ALMANAC and I remember being a young kid and looking through it. This dandy little helper has everything you want to know, need to know, and didn't know you wanted to know. It's chock full of knowledge, useful facts, interesting data, and so much more.
Some of the features in this issue are:
There are 288 pages packed full of information. The pages are high quality paper, not 'newspaper' type which is a nice feature. There are plenty of colorful pictures. There are some ads sprinkled throughout but these don't take away from the almanac at all.
Weather-wise, all the 2020 tropical storm names are charted. There is a nifty wind chill chart. There's a listing of flowers that attract butterflies. And on and on and on....
I remember using the almanac for finding information for a school report way back in the day.
This is a great book to have around not only for finding out things you want to know, but seeing if weather forecasts are correct and maybe finding a new cookie to make and enjoy. Every home should have one of these almanacs!
The region-by-region weather prognostications are useful -- not always all that accurate, but reasonably so. Certainly the regions, based as they are on mountain ranges and bodies of water, make more sense than mere political distinctions, square states and so on. While this book evolves very slowly over the years, I notice one improvement and one change. The improvement: a shinier cover. The change: the drilled hole in the upper cover is gone. How, then, to hang it in that house back there?
My favorite parts are the little tidbits in the beginning and the sunrise/sunsets for the year. I love the weather forecasting although I'm not positive of the accuracy. I think they have around 80% accuracy (which is pretty much the norm for meterologists I'd assume). Even my teens enjoyed looking at this. I'll be buying them yearly!