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)

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Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard

Learn how to grow Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—a green known for its bright and colorful stems. This nutritional vegetable does well in both cool and warm weather, and its mild flavor adds healthiness and color to salads, pastas, pizzas, quiches, sandwiches, and more. Here’s how to plant, grow,...
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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.

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How to Grow Herbs in Containers

Learn how to grow herbs in containers—and which herbs grow best in pots. Grow several different types together and you’ll enjoy fresh pickings time and again. A herb planter looks gorgeous and makes a unique, personal gift for your gardening or cooking-obsessed loved ones.
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Braised Chicken Thighs With Mustard Cream Sauce
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, and Fiddleheads
Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads

I find ferns and fiddleheads fascinating (say that five times!). Harvesting the young tips of the ostrich fern is a spring tradition that has its roots in Native American times. As a family, ferns are truly ancient—growing BEFORE dinosaurs walked the Earth! Learn more about magical fern folklore,...
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