Root cellars, fun cupcakes, turnip tips

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 24, 2017

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date
." 
–Williams Shakespeare (1564–1616)

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017
236th day of the year


Reggie Miller (basketball player) was born on this day in 1965.
Richard Attenborough (actor) died on this day in 2014.


 

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
These quick and easy ice cream cone cupcakes are great for any party! They’re fun to make and a delicious treat. Watch the video above to see the process, then get the recipe from The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids: Volume 7! 
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Colorful Kitchen Aprons

Made for the home chef. These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have timeless prints. Impress your guests at dinner parties!
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Fun With Flatbread

How to Make Flatbread Recipes
Flat out of cheap, fast, and healthy menu ideas?  I’ll tell you how to make flatbread recipes. They’re fun and make it easy to pile on the vegetables and fresh ingredients!
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Candlestick Set of 5

ON SALE NOW! This set of 5 candlesticks is made from real textile mill wooden bobbins. Most are between 50 and 100 years old! Add this charming display to your mantel or as part of your dining room tablescape today.
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Full Moon Calendar

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2018 for the U.S. and Canada.
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Root Cellars

How to Build a Root Cellar
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets, parsnips, potatoes, and other root vegetables fresh through the winter months.
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On The Farm Chalk-Style Sign

Great addition to a decorative shelf or gallery wall. Able to stand by itself or hang for display. Who doesn’t love a chalk-style farmhouse sign?
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Planting Turnips

Turnips
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot summer months. They mature very rapidly and you can enjoy both the greens and the roots. Try this ancient root vegetable that’s been grown for over 3,000 years.
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Seeds Bucket Caddy

The perfect rustic style paired with utility. The Seeds Bucket Caddy can be used to hold silverware, pens, and floral arrangements. Place one in your office, use another for cookouts, and keep one in the living room with fresh flowers—the possibilities are endless!
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