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    Host Thanksgiving with flair again with these six simple yet impressive recipes

    At my dinner table, I want my closest to have familiar, comforting flavors while also trying something new. To keep that organized, usually someone (not me) starts a spreadsheet to coordinate what everyone brings. This year, one friend has already signed up to bring his childhood favorite: Pigs in a blanket — both a “traditional” version with locally made sausage (yes, hot dog is actually traditional) and a vegetarian version served with all the mustards. My hubby is making his “famous squash puree.” No one knows what it’s famous for, but it is full of brown butter and that’s all  

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    Agrivoltaics scores impressive triple win, but some food safety concerns remain

    A win-win is always welcome. But what about a win-win-win? Researchers say that’s what’s possible with agrivoltaics, a groundbreaking system that combines solar energy with agriculture. Some refer to it as “dual solar” or “solar sharing.” The win-win-win here is the ability of agrivoltaics to increase food production, boost renewable energy production and achieve important water savings — all on the same piece of land. A cutting-edge technology, agrivoltaics, differs from typical large-scale utility installations of solar panels, which are typically placed close to the ground with gravel underneath them. While these can generate a lot of energy, they take  

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