Easter dinner, hot cross buns, Passover

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 9, 2017


Blossom of the almond trees,
April's gift to April's bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora's fairest daughterling
–Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)


old farmers almanac garden guide

Ham or Lamb? Easter Recipes!

Best Easter Recipe Ideas
Here at the Almanac, cooking and baking is a source of comfort and calm. This year, our Easter recipes are a little simpler but just as delicious. We’ll also have time to bake a festive Easter bread! See our list of Easter dinner ideas as well as egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas!
Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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How to Prepare Asparagus

How To Clean, Trim, and Store Asparagus
Need to store your asparagus for a little while? Here are some easy tips for how to clean, trim, and store your asparagus for up to two weeks!
Vegetable Kingdom Chip and Dip Serving Tray

Our colorful tray is a dazzling way to present not only chips and dip, but also crackers and cheese spread, vegetables and hummus, or fruit and chocolate sauce. This tray looks substantial, but is dishwasher-safe melamine for easy care. 

Easy Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns With Icing

Traditionally, Hot Cross Buns are served on Good Friday prior to Easter.

Tuscan Grove Table Runner

The bold pattern features sun-ripened olives, lemons, and plums that bring home the welcoming spirit of a Mediterranean kitchen.

An Easter Centerpiece

Italian Easter Bread With Dyed Eggs

With its pretty dyed eggs tucked inside, this Italian Easter Bread is not only delicious but also makes a beautiful edible centerpiece!  

Rabbit Planter

Add charm with this classically posed Rabbit Planter. Cast using a magnesium oxide formula that makes this planter durable and lightweight. The detailed features and hand-painted stone-color finish make this piece a wonderful addition to patios or indoor decor.

Passover History and Recipes

Passover 2020: When Does Passover Begin?
Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. See more information on Passover dates, meaning, and traditional recipes, including charoset and beef brisket.
Rustic Sunflower Garden Stake

This large stake stands just under 3 feet tall and the bloom measures about 9 inches across! It combines the charm of weathered metal with hand-painted vibrant colors. It’ll give a bed of purple coneflower a big pop of contrast and color.