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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 24, 2017
"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)
Reggie Miller (basketball player) was born on this day in 1965. Richard Attenborough (actor) died on this day in 2014.
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!
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!
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.
Amazon’s #1 category best-seller with a 4.5 star rating! Uses state-of-the-art ultrasonic and electromagnetic technology to drive away mice, rats, bats, fleas, spiders, roaches, mosquitoes, ants, snakes, and more. None are immune to the sound and leave after a few short weeks of use. The pest repellent sound is inaudible to humans and pets. Do away with chemicals, poisons, and traps.
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips, beets, parsnips, potatoes, and other root vegetables. Today, root cellars have made a comeback to keep food from freezing during the winter and keep food cool during the summer to prevent spoilage.
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.
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!