Chocolate, love, Valentine's history

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 12, 2017

Serene will be our days and bright, 

And happy will our nature be, 

When love is an unerring light, 

And joy its own security

–William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Sunday, February 12, 2017
43rd day of the year

Lorne Greene (actor) was born on this day in 1915.
Sid Caesar (comedian & actor) died on this day in 2014.



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Easy Valentine's Day Cookies

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies are super delicious morsels and very easy to make! Whip them up for a special someone or for yourself. They are sure to become a favorite!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Baking | Save 50%

Enjoy 118 scrumptious recipes from celebrated baker Ken Haedrich.
Sweets for the Sweet!

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Around Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air! Whip up a sweet treat with our best Valentine’s Day dessert recipes—including mini-heart pies, molten lava cake, classic sugar cookies, easy turtle candies, and more. Plus, we have Valentine’s Day breakfast and dinner ideas!
Love You to the Moon & Back

Chalk style 8” square wooden box sign that can stand on its own or hang for wall display.
Cocoa for Health and Love!

Could Cocoa Be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy? Enjoy this delightful post about cocoa—plus, a delicious recipe.
Lemon Basil Handcare Caddy

A silver-toned caddy holding our popular foaming hand soap and rich hand lotion together in one place, whether in the bath or the kitchen. Very elegant, very convenient. 
Lincoln and the Almanac

Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial
Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12 in 1809, pursued a legal career before turning to a political one that eventually led to the U.S. presidency. In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell depicting him in front of a jury holding the 1857 edition of an almanac in his hand. Was it The Old Farmer’s Almanac?
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Celebrate by giving a plant that has heart-shaped leaves: Dutchman’s pipe, European wild ginger, ‘Artic Beauty’ hardy kiwi, morning glory, or violet.
Valentine's Day History

Valentine's Day 2020
How exactly did Valentine’s Day get started? Here’s the short history. (It starts out rather dark!) If you’re celebrating loved ones, we have great Valentine’s Day quotes for cards—plus, mouthwatering recipes and beautiful flower ideas!
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
Do Love Potions Work?

Love Potions: Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?
Since the beginning of time, it seems, people have gone above and beyond to try the latest love potion. So, do any of these so-called aphrodisiacs really work? Read on and you’ll be surprised…