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

Hot Cross Buns! Traditionally, this delicious sweet bun was served on Good Friday prior to Easter.

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It's Potato Planting Time!

Potatoes
Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes are far superior to those of store-bought spuds, especially the early varieties. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest potatoes in your garden.
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How We Calculate Easter

When Is Easter 2019? | How The Easter Date is Determined
When is Easter 2019—and why does the date of Easter change every year? How do we determine the date of Easter? What does the date of Easter have to do with the full Moon? What is the Golden Number? Find the answers to all of these questions below, as well as popular Easter traditions, folklore, recipes, and more!
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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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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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