Growing Swiss chard, spring weather, braised chicken

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 11, 2019

april weather

Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is

–Eben Eugene Rexford (1848–1916)

Thursday, April 11, 2019
101st day of the year

Oleg Cassini (fashion designer who created the "Jackie look," the signature wardrobe created for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the early 1960s) was born on this day in 1913.
Jonathan Winters (actor) died on this day in 2013.

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2019 Spring Weather

2019 Spring Weather Forecast (Update)
Spring is well underway, but with the recent snow and cold temperatures, it may not feel that way for a large part of the country. So what’s in store for the rest of the season? Rain, shine, or—dare we say it—even more snow? 


Fresh Garden Salad

Summer time is the right time for a refreshing vine ripe tomato, cucumber and onion salad. Simple and quick to make, using your garden vegetables by adding your favorite seasonings and vinegar. Tickle your taste buds with this ripe produce.
Growing Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm temperatures. Here’s how to grow Swiss chard in your garden!
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Growing Herbs in Containers

How to Grow Herbs in Containers
Learn how to grow herbs in containers—and which herbs grow best in pots.
Pewter Key Rings

Handmade in Vermont. Makes a great gift!
Braised Chicken Thighs

Braised Chicken Thighs With Mustard Cream Sauce

This simple yet sensational dish will be on your menu every week!

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Ferns, Folklore, Fiddleheads

Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads
Ferns are fascinating! This ancient family of plants—which lived BEFORE dinosaurs walked the Earth—has a prominent place in folklore and legend. Discover fern symbolism, healing powers, growing tips, and even recipes for cooking the young fiddlehead fern!
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