Rhubarb uses, brunch recipes, strawberries

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

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 14, 2017

I think if you listen closely

In the sweet glad days of spring,

With the song of the brook, the breeze, and the birds,

You can hear the flowers sing.

–Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b. 1876)

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old farmers almanac garden guide

 
Strawberries
Strawberries

If you plan to enter the world of growing fruit, strawberries are one of the easiest fruit to grow and great for beginners. Plus, homegrown strawberries are far more flavorful than what you’ll ever find in a grocery store. Why? The sugar in berries converts to starch soon after they’re picked....
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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 

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Rhubarb
Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable famous for its tart-flavored pinkish-green stalks, though it’s used as a sweetened fruit in pies, tarts, and jams. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest your own rhubarb!
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

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The More You Grow, The More You Know
The More You Grow, The More You Know

As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes and learning along the way! Here are three crops that have always been winners for me.
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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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Spring Brunch Recipes
Spring Brunch Recipes

Lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 scrumptious brunch recipes to make on the weekend! This is also our go-to list for birthday breakfasts, Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. Then again, why wait?  Check out the warm and toasty brunch recipes below and...
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Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. Check out our large selection.

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Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb

Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using nothing but rhubarb and water.
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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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