Easter dinner, hot cross buns, Passover

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 9, 2017

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017
99th day of the year


Cynthia Nixon (actress) was born on this day in 1966.
Harry Babbitt (sang with the Kay Kyser big band on such hits as "The White Cliffs of Dover" and voiced the laugh of Woody Woodpecker) died on this day in 2004.


 

old farmers almanac garden guide

 
Ham or Lamb? Easter Recipes!

Best Easter Recipe Ideas
We’ve taste-tested more Easter recipes! All on one page, browse our best Easter dinner recipe ideas—Easter hams and lambs, deviled egg appetizers, seasonal sides (from asparagus salad to carrot puff), colorful soups, Easter breads and hot cross buns, and delicious Easter desserts (from carrot cake to lovely lemon pie). You’ll also find egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas!
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Bold Kitchen Aprons

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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$19.95-$31.95
 
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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!
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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. 
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$27.97
 
Easy Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns With Icing

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

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Tuscan Grove Table Runner

The bold pattern features sun-ripened olives, lemons, and plums that bring home the welcoming spirit of a Mediterranean kitchen.
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$31.95-$49.95
 
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!  

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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.
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$54.99
 
Passover History and Recipes

When Is the Start of Passover 2020?
Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. See more information on Passover dates, meaning, and traditional recipes, including charoset and beef brisket.
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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.
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$21.99