Egg folklore, hot cross buns, potato planting time

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, March 29, 2018

cherry tree blossoms

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide
.
–A. E. Housman (1859–1936)

Thursday, March 29, 2018
88th day of the year


Elle Macpherson (model) was born on this day in 1964.
Anita Shreve (writer) died on this day in 2018.


 
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Good Friday Tradition

Hot Cross Buns With Icing

Traditionally, Hot Cross Buns are served on Good Friday prior to Easter.

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It's Potato Planting Time!

Potatoes
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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Multicolored Wine Bottle Lights

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How We Calculate Easter

When is Easter 2019? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Why do we celebrate Easter? And why is Easter so late this year? We’ll explain—plus, find out how the date of Easter is determined and why it changes every year!
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Red Mercury Lantern

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Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally!

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Try dyeing eggs the old-fashioned way—with spices, food, and plants! It turns out that your own kitchen and nature can provide all you need. It’s fun and something different to try. Note: You’ll want to dye these eggs at least one day in advance for vivid colors.
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Silver Mercury Lantern

Standing almost 7 inches tall, these battery-powered lanterns feature 10 lights with a 6-hour timer. 
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Egg Facts and Folklore

Intriguing Egg Facts and Folklore
To put it simply: There is nothing quite like an egg! Eggs are surrounded by more myths and old wives’ tales than any other everyday food. Here are some surprising facts about eggs.
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