Full Moon today, storing food, pumpkin cheesecake

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, October 5, 2017

falling leaves

Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, 
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! 
–Humbert Wolfe
 (1885–1940)

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017
278th day of the year


Nicky Hilton (heiress) was born on this day in 1983.
Rodney Dangerfield (comedian & actor) died on this day in 2004.



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Full Hunter Moon

Full Moon for October 2018
When is the Full Moon for October 2018? Find dates—plus, why it’s called the Full Hunter Moon, best days, Moon folklore, and more!
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2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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Storing Food

Root Cellars
Our ancestors knew how to preserve food—they had root cellars, storing large amounts of produce in the cool underground. This allowed them to partake of fresh vegetables through all those cold winter months and on into the spring.
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Vegetable Kingdom Kitchen Canister Set

SAVE $5 Practical has never looked so pretty. Fill our graduated canisters with flour, sugar, tea, cookies, doggie treats, or whatever you like to keep handy. Then put them on display on a countertop or open shelf. They are made of powder-coated carbon steel and have snug-fitting lids and chrome-plated handles.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

These no-bake pies can be made up to 2 weeks ahead and frozen until serving.

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Enjoy 118 scrumptious recipes from celebrated baker Ken Haedrich.
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Preserving Green Beans

Pickled Green Beans

Preserve your green beans for months to come with our pickled green bean recipe!

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Almanac Harvest Pickler Kit

Take the worry out of the pickling process by making “quickles” instead. Turn your harvest into a gourmet side dish or scrumptious any-time-of-day snack that is ready within hours instead of months. The Harvest Pickler Kit gives you step-by-step instructions and all of the spices necessary to turn your bounty into a crowd-pleaser that will have your family and friends begging for more!
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Get Rid of Dust

Where Does Dust Come From?
As we attack dust with a vengeance (or, a mild swipe now and then), it’s tempting to wonder: Where does it come from? The Old Farmer’s Almanac helps to answer that question!
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