Make-ahead recipes, witch hazel, sounding smart

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 14, 2017

blowing leaves

The winds are out with loud increasing shout,
Where late before them walked the biting frost

–Jones Very (1813–80)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Make Some Dishes Ahead!

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Make some Thanksgiving recipes ahead of the feast day, so that your main concern on the day itself is the “ruling roast” or the “big bird”—and quality time with family and friends. Here is a list of great make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, including appetizers, soups, side dishes, and desserts. 
The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!
Get the Kitchen Ready!

Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the kitchen is the focus of frenzied activity. Around big holidays, it’s important to remember to take deep breaths, relax, and have fun.
Original Vermont Outdoor Thermometer

Clean lines and classic elegance are the hallmark of this reliable outdoor thermometer which displays both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. Satin nickel finish. 
Plan Potatoes for Early Spring

Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables! Also, see tips on how to store potatoes to keep them fresh—and some homemade potato recipes.
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All About Witch Hazel

What is Witch Hazel?
Our witch hazel started blooming in February. Its yellow to orange-red flowers add a slash of color to drab winter landscapes. Learn more about this wonderfully hardy, fragrant plant—which also has therapeutic qualities. It tells us that spring is around the corner!
Stone Trivet

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy chickens and chickens make eggs and breakfast makes you happy.
Sounding Smart

How to Appear to Know More Than You Really Do
For those of you who are visiting someone else’s table this holiday season, here are a few humorous tips on how you can impress your host and other guests!
Mason Jar Lids with Micro Lights

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