Full Sturgeon Moon rises, the many uses of salt, preserving herbs

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 13, 2019

clover bee

His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon
!
–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)
 

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
225th day of the year


Don Ho (musician) was born on this day in 1930.
Johnny Pesky (baseball player) died on this day in 2012.


 
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Full Sturgeon Moon Rises

Full Moon for August 2019
The Full Moon for August 2019 rises this week. Here’s the date, time, and meaning of what we call the Full Sturgeon Moon—as well as Moon phases, best days by the Moon, and more.
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How to Preserve Herbs

Preserving Herbs
Although I grow many herbs fresh in pots and in my greenhouse for year-round use, I also like to preserve an abundant supply for the long season when nothing grows outdoors. It’s fun and not all that time-consuming.
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Basil Pesto

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The Many Uses of Salt

Household Uses of Salt
Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected challenges around the house. Here are some of our favorite household uses of salt.
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