Washington's birthday, cherry pie, slow cooking

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 19, 2017

And lo ! the ice breaks as I look,

And living waters touch my feet.

Within the forest's leafless shade

I hear a spring-bird's hopeful lay.

–Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)

Sunday, February 19, 2017
50th day of the year

Justine Bateman (actress) was born on this day in 1966.
Jose Lopez Portillo (as president of Mexico from 1976-1982, brought the nation to the brink of economic collapse) died on this day in 2004.



Tart Cherry Pie

No-Lie Cherry Pie

We know it’s just a myth that George Washington confessed to chopping down a cherry tree. But the story inspired our delicious No-Lie Cherry Pie recipe!

Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

This small decoration features a bold image that looks like it was drawn with chalk for an uncommon look!
You Are What Your Bacteria Eat

Improving Gut Health: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat
Trillions of “good” bacteria live inside our body. There’s an entire ecosystem—or, microbiome—in our gut! And gut health matters; it’s intertwined with our immune system, which is linked with diabetes, weight loss, and allergies. Learn more about gut health and how to take steps to keep those microbes healthy and happy!
Wall Pail Set

Perfect for dried herbs!
Best Slow Cooker Food

Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Forget about fast food—slow food is where it’s at! Using a slow cooker or crock pot allows you to have home-style meals even with a busy schedule. If you haven’t discovered the joy of slow cooking yet, try these recipes and get a taste of what you’ve been missing!
Wooden Box Sign

A thick frame allows this picture to stand on its own or hang from a wall.
First Day of Spring

When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
The spring equinox begins on March 19, 2020. When do all of the four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—start? Here are your equinox and solstice dates for 2020—plus, the definition of the astronomical season versus the meteorological season.
Mason Jars Dish Towel

 Features illustrations of 24 Mason jars!
When was Washington Born?

Presidents' Day 2020
When is Presidents’ Day 2020? Are Presidents’ Day and George Washington’s birthday the same day? There’s some confusion about this holiday. Here’s a short summary of Presidents’ Day history and why we celebrate!
Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

A colorful accent for any country-themed kitchen.