Washington's birthday, cherry pie, slow cooking

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

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)

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No-Lie 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!

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Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

This small decoration features a bold image that looks like it was drawn with chalk for an uncommon look!

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Improving Gut Health: 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...
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Wall Pail Set

Perfect for dried herbs!

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How To Slow-Cook Fast
How To Slow-Cook Fast
Juggling a lot right now? Getting tired of actively cooking over the stove and seeing dishes and pots stack up in the sink? Try cooking slow, not fast! That’s right. Return to the slow cooker. Throw a few ingredients in the pot, set it, and forget it! Here are our slow cooker recipes including a...
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Wooden Box Sign

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

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When Do the Seasons Start in 2021?
When Do the Seasons Start in 2021?
When do the four seasons start—and why do the dates change for the start of spring, summer, fall, and winter? Here are the equinox and solstice dates for 2021 and 2022—plus, answers to common questions about why seasons’ dates may change, why the seasons are different lengths, and what’s the...
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Mason Jars Dish Towel

 Features illustrations of 24 Mason jars!

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Presidents' Day 2022
Presidents' Day 2022
This year, Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 21! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day? And why do we commonly call it “Presidents’ Day” when the observed federal holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday”? Learn the history of this day—and the truth about a few common...
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Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

A colorful accent for any country-themed kitchen.

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