Eco-friendly yard and garden, hot cross buns, asparagus soup

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 14, 2019

cherry 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)

Sunday, April 14, 2019
104th day of the year

Brad Garrett (actor) was born on this day in 1960.
Walter Breuning (retired railroad worker from Montana who was, at the time of his death, the world's oldest man at 114 years old.) died on this day in 2011.

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Hot Cross Buns!

Hot Cross Buns With Icing

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



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How to Make Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

We make this during asparagus season and it’s amazing! Fresh asparagus makes this impossible to resist, but frozen works almost as well. Serve with crusty bread.

Pewter Key Rings

 Choose from 12 designs! Handmade in Vermont.
Flower Garden Plans

Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a flower garden! We’ll help you get started planning a flower bed with sample plans and layouts from Almanac readers who used our online Garden Planner! Enjoy the pretty pictures, too!
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board

This handy and handsome cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 
Eco-Friendly Garden

10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for two out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing pollinators remain in steep decline, let’s get straight to what we can do about it. (Yes, we can achieve a great deal with a few changes!) Here are 10 ideas to help pollinators from home—from simply adding wildflowers to decreasing pesticides.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket. Buy more than one and save! No promo code needed.
Magical Mints

Many Uses of Mint for Health and Home!
What do you know about the mint family, Lamiaceae, the sixth- or seventh-largest of the flowering plant families? There are so many benefits of mint leaves: in food, drink, health, home, and garden!
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!